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About Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House

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.

“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

60 School St.
Boston, MA 02108
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
- Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am,
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am
- Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
- Weekend Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 2:00pm
- Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Tremont St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 725-1600

Website:
http://omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BostonParkerHouse/Dining/ParkersRestaurant.aspx

Catering:
In-House catering and function space available 7 days a week. Call our Catering Sales Department for more information at 617-227-8600.

Parking Details:
Let our courteous valet staff park your car for $20 with restaurant validation or self park at PI Alley down School St., to the left on Washington St.

Public Transit:
Green Line & Red Line to Park Street. Blue Line & Orange Line to State Station.

Executive Chef:
Gerard Tice

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us at the Historic Parker's Restaurant for our Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet and a la carte dinner. We will feature an array of Chef's classics along with our famous Parker House Rolls and Boston Cream Pie.

Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Romantic (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was cold, service was poor. Rolls were delicious.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Good menu. Staff knowledgeable about wine. Great for a date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely brunch after family wedding.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and great service! I honestly didn't expect much because I felt the were only known for their Boston cream pie, but we got the crab cakes and that is probably the best crab cake I've ever had. It melts in your mouth! The lobster risotto was also amazing. I'm not a huge risotto person but I love lobster so I got this and I savored every bite! I dine out so much that I am rarely impressed now, but this dish was pretty impressive. And the Boston creme pie is a must. It's not overly sweet, it has a slight crunch to it, and is paired with whipped cream and strawberries. I would totally go back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Enjoyed the clam chowder and Parker House Rolls. Service was excellent. Also enjoyed the lobster roll and Boston Cream Pie as a take out order. All staff members provided the excellent customer service with a warm smile and welcoming greeting. It was good to sit down and take a moment to relax and enjoy lunch in the dining room.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Hot Spot, Vegan, Scenic View, Spicy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Although the food is great, we keep returning because the service is impeccable. We always request Lilian because of her attention to detail, knowing just when to approach the table and her true professionalism.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We chose this restaurant out of all others in the are due to it's history. The service was subpar (wrong entrees, wrong preparation..) and the food was average at best. I will say that the manager was nice and the dessert was very good. Considering all the other options, I suggest you go elsewhere.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice room, not noisy. Food was good but service was unsatisfactory. I will not go there again.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good old fashioned Bostonian dining. Excellent fish and of course, those Parker House rolls.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The ambiance and food are excellent. We did have to wait awhile to get a gift certificate we were using sorted out, but really enjoyed our dinner. They have a pre-show special price menu but they forgot to offer it to us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is a restaurant living off its past and better days. The dining room is very pretty, but the service was very slow and the food was ok. There are far more places in Boston for fine dining. The famous Boston Creme pie was even disappointing. It was vanilla cake with only a small amount of creme. I brought 14 business associates and I will not be coming back. I was disappointed as I had expected the Parker House of old.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner for our anniversary. First time in Boston and so glad we went to Parker House. Service was outstanding

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Nice cozy ambiance and excellent service. But the food was mediocre - a disappointment given the price. Their signature dessert, the Boston cream pie, was especially disappointing, with raspberry sauce and coconut - not the BCP I know and love.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Meal was fantastic from apps to dessert! And dining in a historical building is a special treat!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

lovely ambiance. very helpful waiter and we truly enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dinner with wife and she tried the Boston Cream Pie... needles to say , very good. Our waiter was very good and pointed us to the tasty items on the menu

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Night out for Grandma, 2 daughters and granddaughter. Very nice time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We made a reservation based on the history of the establishment. The ambience was nice, but the food was merely good. We could have found a much better meal for the money in the same area.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Had the breakfast buffet. Oatmeal was cold. Coffee was barely lukewarm. Staff was inattentive. Dirty dishes were left on side tables, in plain view. Was at breakfast at 9:00 am and many chafing dishes were almost empty and not refilled once in 45 minutes. French toast was freshly made and good. It's all about the ambiance, nothing more

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Overall a very pleasant experience. However, we found though the service at first to be attentive when we arrived, the service deteriorated as the evening went on. Some dishes were not prepared as requested which was a disappointment. A major plus is the restaurant is quiet and conversation at the table is easy. Would definitely return and hope for the best.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Wonderful meal and service. Francisco was our server and he was excellent!!! We had lobster and a filet. Perfection. Of course the signature rolls and Boston cream pie were outstanding as well. We are from Washington state and Kauai and so fun to say we had the authentic signature dishes and can verify they were worth all the hype. The atmosphere, meal and Francisco made our evening in Boston so enjoyable. What a treat for us!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Beautiful hotel, and I recommend going for the experience of the food items they made famous: Parker House rolls and Boston Cream pie.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Super disappointing. Food was bland. Even the famous Boston Cream pie was terrible. It was dry, not sweet, with skimpy bland custard filling. I've had better Boston Cream pie from a supermarket bakery! Also, I got maybe 3 ounces of lobster in my $40 lobster entree. Way overpriced. Slow service. Seating was cramped and we were jammed right next to other diners- no privacy. Would not return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

What a great dining experience - delicious food and excellent service. In our party of four - we all enjoyed our entrees of salmon, steak, and dinner Cesar salad. Oh ... the clam chowder was the best ever!

We were on 'vacation' and had just gotten off a tour so we were casually dressed. Other dining patrons were in business casual and on the dressier side. Next time after a tour we will return to our hotel room and wear more dressier clothing before dining here.

We will definitely return!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Came from out of town, mostly for the Boston Cream Pie, of course. That was certainly one of the several high points of the trip. The rest of the meal was wonderful. I loved the ambiance because I felt like high society inside a movie from the 1930s.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Mollie & I enjoyed our ladies luncheon. We received impeccable service, ambiance was amazing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was decent.Waiter was great.Historical Location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I've never complained about a restaurant before, but I've never had a meal ruined in this particular fashion before.
We went out for our anniversary, should have been a special occasion, but...

Short version: food came out cold, service was inattentive.

Long version:

We got a couple of drinks, shared an appetizer (which we enjoyed), and waited for our entrees.
And waited. And waited. During this time it was not possible to get a server's attention. We were entertaining ourselves just fine, so we didn't notice for a while, but about an hour after we ordered, when I was just on the verge of getting up and trying to get someone to finally make eye contact, our meals arrives.
An hour of waiting, and our food came out cold. It had been waiting too. The fat content in my meat had started to set again into unattractive white globules.

It took several minutes more to even get anyone's attention, but eventually I flagged the host and he said right away that they'd "take care of it". I assumed that they were going to cook us fresh food and comp us for the entrees.

What they actually did was reheat the same plates of food, and then resauce the dishes to try to hide what they'd done. The doneness of the meat would have been ruined, but, more than anything, I was offended by the attempt to sneak that past us.

In fairness, when I did get the manager after that, she comped the entire meal, including our overpriced drinks, and offered us free drinks at the bar.
In fairness, I would explicitly dis-recommend Parker's Restaurant to anyone who even considers going there.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Chose to eat in the restaurant as special treat at end of trip to Boston to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Appallingly rude maitre d' - never experienced anything like it. The chicken we ordered was dry and whole meal was cold, the steak was tough and largely gristle and cold. After we complained the manager (?) apologised and offered to replace the meals, an offer we refused. In addition our bill was waived BUT this did not go anywhere near making up for the huge disappointment of an unhappy meal which was booked in advance from England to celebrate a special event and was our last night in Boston before travelling on to New York.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was good, but not worth the price. Service was outstanding and so was the atmosphere. Would recommend if you don’t mind overpaying for the decor and location.

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

After living in the Boston area for nearly 35 years, this was the first time I've been to Parker's Restaurant. On the occasion of an out-of-town friend's visit, I took a chance and booked a table for us to have dinner together. With very little effort on my part, my friends thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were impressed by the historic background of the restaurant. The food was tasty and plenty enough. The Boston Cream Pie may be a bit of a surprise because it was not heavy and cloying like the ones sold in bakeries. Although the menu was a bit pricey, this restaurant is worth a visit for special occasions. We has an exceptional waitstaff taking care of us that night. We felt very at home because they were personable and cordial with us.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Brunch was tasty. We had to try the Parker house rolls and the Boston Cream pie (which was delicious). Seems like something we had to do in Boston.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Classic restaurant in a classic hotel. Perfect atmosphere for pre-theater or romantic dinner. The menu covers all the bases with the nice touch of sourcing the entrees. The wine list is extensive and there is a first class bar. The food was perfectly prepared and the pacing on the courses allowed us to appreciate each one. Their signature rolls and desert did not disappoint! The finest feature of the restaurant is the service. The entire staff was welcoming and attentive without hovering. Our waiter was especially knowledgeable and always had a brilliant recommendation when there were choices to be made between several, equally desirable items. Well worth at least one visit while you're staying in Boston!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food! Husband got the steak it was delicious! I got the ravioli the mushroom sauce was very flavorful. For dessert we got the boston cream pie and chocolate cake. The Boston cream pie was good however the chocolate cake was amazing! Very beautiful ambiance great for special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Delicious. Filet was excellent. Especially loved the Parker house rolls and Boston cream pie. Beautiful setting and excellent service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Lovely dining room. Great waiter and delicious steak and the best Boston Cream Pie.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We visited the OPH for our Anniversary. This was a lunch engagement. Immediately we were treated with excellent service and respect. The food was excellent. Our server was so friendly and accommodating. The Dining Room is rich and classy. We will be going back for another enjoyable evening soon. Thanks all for making our Anniversary so pleasurable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Organic, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was excellent and so was the service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I had the scallops an they were buttery and delicious. My wife had the filet and it was perfectly cooked and tender.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Awesome food, and service

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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Service was very good. Staff showed up quickly with water and bread. Waiter took drink orders first and returned quickly with our drinks. We then ordered our meal and food arrived in a reasonable time. My wife lobester was very good. I had the Osso Boco, which had a good flavor but the meat was dried out. I would not recommend the Osso Boco to a friend. I would have expected better from the restaurant. It was not worth the price. I've had better at lower end restaurants.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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