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Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House

4.3
1312 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(617) 725-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Gerard Tice
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Catering
In-House catering and function space available 7 days a week. Call our Catering Sales Department for more information at 617-227-8600.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tremont St.
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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.
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Public transit
Green Line & Red Line to Park Street. Blue Line & Orange Line to State Station.
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
What 1312 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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3.8
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5.0Dined a day ago

We came back on our 2nd night! Ordered same entree salmon & NY steak. What can I say, it’s that awesome! We took on a healthier side for appetizers & ordered salad this time which is a treat! Chocolate cake to share for dessert & had the Boston cream pie to go.

Great customer service!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Had a lovely pre-theater prix fixe dinner. I enjoyed the clam chowder, my wife had the French onion soup properly seasoned, not salty. My steak is cooked perfectly to my liking, my wife had the tastiest salmon. We didn’t have space for desserts. But the menu came with desserts. We opted for the original Boston cream pie. Delicious, like the icing on a cake!!! Our waiter is very attentive & responsive.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

As stated above, the food and the atmosphere were very nice - exactly what we expected. I was surprised, however, when the server reached across us to set plates down, didn't remember who ordered what, gave us hard to open catsup bottles without opening them and never smiled. When I go back I hope I get a different server.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Overall quite ordinary. The setting was spectacular, recalling a fine by-gone era with lots of carved wood and elegance. We were surprised to find that the restaurant was only about 1/3 full despite it being Boston Marathon weekend. The raviolis (from the "North End") were rubbery (not because it was al dente; it seemed if it had been cooked far in advance then reheated at the last minute). I recognize that restaurants often pre-cook pasta part of the way, then finish them off in boiling water and a strain to serve, but this lacked even that finesse. The sauce was a nice texture but not very flavorful. The Boston Cream Pie (touted proudly by the waitress as being the original 1856 recipe, "invented" at the Parker House) was especially disappointing. The two layers of sponge cake ("Boston Cream Pie" is really a cake, not a pie) seemed stale and lacked flavor. The whole thing was chilled and must have just come out of the refrigerator.

We were informed only at the end of the meal that their credit card scanner was not working and we would have to pay cash.

The cuisine did not live up to the rich history and elegant setting of the Parker House. The Parker House rolls, by the way, were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We wanted to visit the restaurant because of its history - Parker House rolls and Boston Creme Pie. Both were amazing and the service was second to none! We had a great experience

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

very formal and the food wasn't anything special. While beautiful it wasn't easy to use your laptop and eat with so much formal dining platter ware out.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food and attentive servers made for a great meal!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing service, great food. Be sure not to miss the clam chowder and, of course, the cream pie.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We ate there early on a Tuesday night. It was a lovely experience. The food was excellent, and the recommended wine was delicious and fit the food well. We appreciated the attention and care the waiter put into his job and our meal. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Whenever we are in Boston it is one of our go to restaurants. Cocktails at the Last Harrah followed by dinner. This time for my wife’s sister and her husband’s 25th anniversary. In addition a brother and his wife came, 25th anniversary earlier this year. Her son came as well, the ring bearer 25 years ago.
As usual the service was incredible and the food the best. We were given plenty of time to laugh and talk. Of course we finished with Boston Cream Pie.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent service, excellent food. Quiet upscale traditional ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Expected a bit more from the famous and historic Parker House.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Traditional upscale meal. Our waiter was super nice and knowledgeable. I had scallops and my mom had lobster. Enjoyed very much.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Lovely restaurant. .very quiet in there didn't actually need to book. Was jet lagged so wasn't very hungry so just ordered crab cake. Good nice and staff pleasant.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

good food, good service, good Boston Cream Pie, and good portions--bread was totally boring!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The bad news: Server went missing, food is overpriced, quality is average or lower, better omelets at ihop, no restroom in restaurant or on same level.

The good news: Food was tasty - some anyway, room is beautiful, other employees are helpful and friendly, parking across the street is $12 on weekends.

Not impressed. Disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Parker's. The food was AMAZING, it was not crowded and the service was friendly and efficient. If you go, I highly recommend the Lobster Mac & Cheese, and of course Boston Cream Pie for dessert! THE BEST.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Hotel itself was lovely. We went for Sunday Brunch. The food was mainly average though the omelet was good, the potatoes were bland and not very hot. The Peach Bellini that was supposed to have peach nectar had "peach juice?" The highlight of the meal was the French Onion Soup. Our waitress was nice but service was extremely slow. Ordered the famous Boston Cream Pie and was disappointed as it seamed it was "frozen" ahead rather than fresh and a bit dry. It was an individual cake rather than a slice .
Overall I was disappointed in the experience.

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The room is old school formal and beautiful. The menu is diverse with meats and seafood, nice to have a vegetarian menu. Drinks/ wine selection good and ok pricing. Meals were between $22 - $38, most were under $30, and were mostly well liked (6/8 guests were happy , 2 were just “ok” ). Desserts were institutional and bad (except cream pie- which was ok). Waiter was nice, very polished. A fun place for a bit of Boston history .

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

we had a really nice time. the food was quite delicious, you have to get the Boston creme pie for dessert. The service is always exceptional. they are always there refilling coffee, water, whatever you need and helping out with everything. Love going here.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of the Parker House and all its amenities. We have visited Boston on many occasions and have stayed at numerous hotels, but we will return to the Omni in the future. It has become our favorite place to stay.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent service. This the second time food was rather mediocre, especially for the price. Steak tips: some too tough to eat. Scallops, not adequately seared.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a beautiful brunch at the Parker House. It is a very elegant setting but not stuffy. The food was delicious and the menu was great. The service was a little slow but we assumed that the fine dining experience warrants that.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I am relatively new to New England and was looking for a wonderful place to celebrate Valentine's Day with my beautiful girlfriend. Omni Parker's stood out as the perfect place and I chose well I think. The food was excellent as was the service. We had a great time and loved every second of it. The place is beautiful and I highly recommend it for any special occasion or date.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The waiter was super helpful and had great recommendations. Food was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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..

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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!!

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We had lobster mac&cheese, eggs benedict and stuffed french toast and everything was wonderful. Good coffee too!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Waiter was outstanding as usual. Great place to eat.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waiter Francisco was excellent...
He made the night great

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was exceptional! Food was outstanding. A little expensive but a wonderful evening. We were taken good care of and not rushed. We would recommend it!

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

From the start the host not to friendly then the food bold taste , the carrot cake was dry and tasty old,
First time to go and last time. Many good restaurants to pick for next time.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

My friend and I were there on a Tuesday night, so it was pretty quiet. You can find pretty much anything you like from fresh fish, to chicken dishes, to fabulous steaks, and a venison chop. We had the haddock and the sirloin steak. The presentation was very appealing, the food was piping hot, with a mixture of vegetables. The sweet corn ravioli was quite interesting and quite delicious for our appetizer. The dessert was their famous Boston Cream Cake, living up to its expectations, I had the cheese cake with a puree raspberry sauce, delicious as well......The best part of our night was our fabulous server, Francesco. He was hysterical, very knowledgeable, and quite efficient. Ask for him, you can't go wrong. Tell him Maureen sent you !!! You won't regret it.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I loved the decor, it was a restaurant I went to in my younger years. The night we went there was a large party of young girls and they were sooo loud. For as much money as we spent I was disappointed in this. The crab cake was delicious but there was only one.
The French Pinot noir was very good. The Boston cream dessert was just okay.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

This restaurant is fabulous! It was our first time going but definitely not our last!

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