Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House

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$31 to $50
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The historic and beautiful Parker's Restaurant is your destination for fine dining in Boston. Our Executive Chef, Gerard Tice, is a master at creating a feast for your senses. He deliciously combines classic New England cuisine with contemporary-American flair at the birthplace of Boston Cream Pie, the Parker House roll and Baked Boston Schrod.

Gluten Free & Vegetarian Menus Available.

Appropriate dress is required. Jackets for gentlemen preferred. Shorts and shirts without collars are not permitted. Footwear is required.

“I have dinner 5 or 6 times a year in Parker’s. It is always a pleasure. A quiet, civilized environment with very courteous and experienced wait staff. Relaxing background music. A serious and comfortable place to have dinner with no gimmicks.” Daniel Greco, Salem, MA
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MK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the place to go when celebrating a special occasion or if you just want to treat yourself to a wonderful night out. Our server, Lillian, was outstanding.

JM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch here - food was perfectly prepared and the service was excellent. And the dining room was peaceful. It was totally enjoyable to have a leisurely lunch in this beautiful room.

CG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family birthday gathering. Everyone found something they liked.
Very good service. Still the best schrod around !

LS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food and great atmosphere the selection of breakfast food was awesome.

SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The main complaint is we made a 1pm Reservation venue was selected to practice etiquette.

RL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The breakfast buffet we have been enjoying for years is suddenly shutdown during the week so now instead of an awesome selection we ended up paying $ 75 plus 10 tip for essentially bacon and eggs

LP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great. We hope to be back in the near future.

The waitress was very professional and the young lady who met us at the entrance of the restaurant gave us an excellent corner table and brought our coats to our table when our lunch was completed.

We were treated as royalty and it was very much appreciated since my husband was celebrating his upcoming retirement at the age of 70 years on March 2, 2020, God willing.

MA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Pre-nutcracker breakfast. Was on a weekday, so it was very quiet, which was nice. Ambiance is beautiful. Service was outstanding. Mediocre breakfast, but the coffee was delicious.

RG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The ambiance felt like we were in the movie shining . Food was ok but not for the cost . No container was offered for leftovers probably because the rooms have no mini fridge . The whole experience made us leave without staying our extra night .

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Christmas breakfast here. It was delicious and service was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely & cheerful considering it’s Christmas Day and they were working!

l
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely space-actually has charm to it, unlike most cookie cutter restaurants you find in hotels.

And the service is excellent -really feel like a valued guest.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

After researching restaurants near the Boston Opera House, I settled on dinning at the Parker House for lunch before the afternoon showing of The Nutcracker on Christmas Eve.

Service was great. The hostess accommodated our last minute extra guest. The server was non-judgmental on the absurd amount of complimentary rolls our table consumed.

The parker rolls were delicious. Served warm with cold butter balls that melted on contact. The smell and flavor were nostalgic.

The food was mediocre. My husband, a New Englander, ordered the ‘chowda’. Although he prefers a nice creamy base as opposed to brothy, the chowder was way to thick; it was overwhelming. I ordered the crab cake, which was good; it is served with a salad with surprisingly delicious vinaigrette dressing. I would not recommend My husband’s main, lobster grill cheese, which was more of lobster on toast with a sprinkle of cheese; it was served with an overly salty house made pickle. My dish, the scallops, were completely over cooked; the menu stated it was served with couscous. I love small grain couscous, but unfortunate this dish was served with pearl couscous which I am not a fan of so I did not eat it. My brother-in-law ordered the club, which was huge. My sister-in-law and mother-in-law both ordered the salmon, served over jasmine rice, which they said was good.

We ended our meals with dessert. I have never really ordered or been into Boston Creme, but I tried my sister-in-law’s and it was good. My cheesecake, which was a thick NY style, was delicious.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food!

G
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and charming venue for special occasions.

E
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Food was generally well prepared however, most meals were Luke warm and potatoes were cold

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very comfortable and elegant experience. The service is excellent, unobtrusive. Best of all the food is superb, every mouthful delicious!

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Price was reasonable for a top notch restaurant.

NW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker's was perfect for our needs on a Saturday night--downtown location, a quiet table to talk with friends, reliably excellent food, an elegant but unpretentious setting, attentive yet unintrusive service, valet parking, no push to hurry our stay, and space available on two days' notice. We see these friends rarely, so $$$ was OK with both couples. Personally, I like the old-fashioned (uh, classic) hotel vibe, no need for trendy!

MK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bthis is a splendid restaurant with good food and pleasant service. No hesitation in recommending

ML
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were residents of the hotel for a week and decided to visit on Sat night after Thanksgiving. We booked online through open table as we were unable to book direct with the hotel!! The reception did not take reservations and we could not get an answer from the restaurant- very strange!! The restaurant was very quiet on the Saturday we booked . The restaurant has a nice ambiance but we had a table we were given was quite remote and was at the end of a long soft couch which was quite uncomfortable. We had onion soup and a salad to start. The soup was OK (except the floating crouton which was rock hard). The salad was not to my taste with unusual leaves which were not good in terms of texture or taste. We followed with Duck which was cooked well and very tasty. It was covered with the same salad leaves and the polenta was not good. My fillet mignon was OK but not as good as I have had. Our server asked how the meal had gone and we responded that is was OK but not exceptional. He returned with a complimentary Boston pie dessert which was a nice gesture. Service overall was good but we would not rush back to eat here again.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting, delicious filet mignon, attentive service.

LJ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had a really enjoyable experience here. It was beautiful, nice ambiance, and wonderful food. The wait staff was efficient and pleasant, and we felt like they catered everything to our time table, neither rushing us nor making us wait. I will definitely return! Thanks!!

MB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I take my parents here regularly when I am visoting Boston, and rarely disappointed. The service, the food, everything-- it was exquisite.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great old school Boston restaurant with finely prepared basic food and great service. The wine list, however, needs some work - not much range and not much above the level of table wine.

T
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The serving staff were very courteous. The ambiance was like you were in the winter dining room of The Shining. All old fashioned but no glamor. The food was highly mediocre and expensive.

PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The only dining experience we had in Boston that was disappointing. Uninterested server did not offer any information on the menu (soup of day, chef’s specialty , etc.) Our coffees were not served, a very long wait for our courses. We were not in a rush , but compared to our other excellent meals in an incredible city, we will not return to Parker’s .

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all excellent

P
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was ordinary and overpriced. Horrible music. Service was good.

LG
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

French onion soup smelled was warm not hot and smelled obnoxious that we had to send it back which I never do. Everything was very salty. Ribeye was very thin and just edible, halibut was dry and so was chocolate cake. Expected much more from a Omni property

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Girlfriend and I visited Parker’s Restaurant for our anniversary. It was an outstanding experience. They gave us the best seat in the house and our waiter, Francesco, was fantastic. He gave us some history on the Parker house and the restaurant, and was more than happy to take some pictures of us and provide us with the best service.

I ordered the filet mignon, which was incredible. I am tempted to say it is the best steak I’ve ever tasted in my life, cooked and seasoned perfectly. My girlfriend ordered the butter poached lobster with risotto which was also amazing.

After dinner, we were provided with a Boston cream pie on the house due to us dining for our anniversary. Overall it was an incredible experience and I have already told our friends and family to be sure to come to Boston just to have dinner at Parker’s. 5 stars across the board.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The room needs a facelift and there were fruit flies everywhere! That said, it’s was a delicious meal in an old historic hotel.

RM
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, whose name is Lillian, was most pleasant and efficient.

J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service!

GS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Always a wonderful and pleasant experience. W went there for pre theater time and got the $48 price fix menu. usually this is very good and the clam chowder was a great as always. However, they were serving rib eye, and my piece was overly sauced and way to salty not to mention 50% fat. It was also only about 1/4 inch thick so price to value was not great. I prefer the sirloin they used to offer. The Boston Cream pie was delicious!

RU
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect dinner at at Parker's. The drinks (Old Fashioned and Margarita) were spot on. The oysters we had for appetizers were delicious. The main courses (lobster for two of us and filet mignon for a third) were done to perfection. The Boston cream pie is different from what you get at most restaurants, but quite good (and, of course, truly authentic, as this is the restaurant where it was invented). And the ambiance is great. But what brought it all together was the excellent waiter. He was terrific. (I so wish I could recall his name. He spoke with a bit of an accent. Italian?) He made great food recommendations, was "friendly but not familiar", as they say, and even took time to give some history of the hotel and explain the paintings when we asked about them. I almost put 4 stars for value, because it's not cheap. But, you know what, it was worth every penny, so 5 stars across the board. Highly recommended for an elegant dinner in town, whether it's a date, a business client, or just some friends reuniting after a year apart, as we were.

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really appreciate the staff here they made for a wonderful experience. My husband and I were visiting from New York with our luggage, the hostess wished us a happy anniversary and stored our bags. Then the wait stuff were joyous, surprised us with a boston creme pie, and told us about the history of the hotel and restaurant! A wonderful memory for our first time here together.

EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous and attentive service. Excellent food!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Both of the signature M

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