The main reason we dined at the restaurant was my husbands favorite dessert is the Boston Cream Pie. Sadly, that was the only thing we were disappointed in. Instead of a nice large slice of a tall Boston Cream Pie, we received a small individual cake that was dry, tasteless and only a small amount of chocolate on top. The rest of the dining experience was wonderful, including the Parker House rolls.
My husband and I went on a much needed date night. Not only was the food wonderful but the dining room is very elegant with its dark mahogany wood and brass finishings.
The true gem at the Parker house is Francesco. By the end of the night my husband and I felt like we had found a new friend. He was so attentive and personable. We loved talking with him about the Parker house, Boston and his family. I would highly recommend visiting the Parker house for dinner on your next night in the city.
wished it was better.. With the Parker House being a landmark in Boston we were expecting a special meal.. sadly it was not. The waiter although good had no personality.. trying to talk to us was a chore for him. We ordered their famous Baked Cod.. it was ok.. certainly something I could do at home.. their Steak was prepared correctly but lacked flavor as the scallop dish. The mixed vegetables were very al dente..so much so you needed to use a knife to cut them and they were cold.. as was the rice... Dessert was ok.. Boston creme pie was the best thing we ate all night.. too bad because the room is so nice just wish we could have loved the food..
The food/brunch was very good. It was just the $5.00 for a tea bag that put a damper on things. Really? $5.00???? It wasn't listed on the menu, or I would have not ordered that. Also the mini fruit plate for $14 had about $3.00 worth of fruit on it. I expect to pay more for dining there, but that tea bag made me wonder if other things were over priced too. Reconsider that a tea bag and hot water costs so little to an establishment like yours. Back to the Boston Tea Party!!
We arrived for our reservation at 9:00 PM on a Friday night and there were only 4 occupied tables. We soon found out why. We ordered the lump crab cake appetizer and it was literally soggy bread with a tiny bit of crabmeat. We then were served stale Parker House rolls. Our salads came, we had the organic beet salad and the local greenhouse salad with house made mozzarella. The salads were both awful and we were amazed that a salad could even be bad. We decided to cut our loss and skip the entre. We had a Boston cream pie for dessert which was pretty good.
The servers know the food is bad and they do try to make up for it with great service
Parker's restaurant is a huge disappointment!
We had lobster mac&cheese, eggs benedict and stuffed french toast and everything was wonderful. Good coffee too!
Waiter was outstanding as usual. Great place to eat.
The old world charm was amazing and the food was fantastic! My fist time trying the Beef Tartar and I found it delicious with many depths of flavor. The Iron Skillet Scallops were seared perfectly and served with crispy polenta, pea puree, and bacon crumbles. We completed our dinner with Boston Cream Pie and were very pleased. A wonderful experience and we'll be back to try brunch!
Omni Parker House
We had heard about their famous clam chowder and Boston Cream Pie, so we tried it for Sunday brunch. Set in the grand, old fashioned Omni Hotel , both the Hotel and restaurant have seen better days. The grand, ornate decor, while lovely, needs a little facelift. The petty, cavernous dining room was empty for brunch. The waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. The Boston Cream pie was really good, unfortunately 3 of the 4 meals we ordered were not. The traditional eggs Benedict were good with well made hollandaise sauce and well cooked poached eggs. The crab cakes on the crab cakes Benedict did not have the home made fresh taste we expected. The French toast with pecan nut butter and bananas was not carefully prepared and had some banana pieces and whole nuts “thrown “ on the French toast as an afterthought. While the berries in the yogurt parfait were fresh, the yogurt and granola were commercial and ordinary. The short rib sandwich was also very mediocre. Finally, the “famous” clam chowder was good, not great. Maybe Parker’s is better for dinner, or just for Boston Cream Pie and coffee, but I would not run back for brunch.
Our waiter Francisco was excellent...
He made the night great