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.
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!
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
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.
Excellent food and attentive servers made for a great meal!
Amazing service, great food. Be sure not to miss the clam chowder and, of course, the cream pie.
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.
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.
Excellent service, excellent food. Quiet upscale traditional ambiance.
Expected a bit more from the famous and historic Parker House.
Traditional upscale meal. Our waiter was super nice and knowledgeable. I had scallops and my mom had lobster. Enjoyed very much.
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.
good food, good service, good Boston Cream Pie, and good portions--bread was totally boring!
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The waiter was super helpful and had great recommendations. Food was fabulous!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
This restaurant is fabulous! It was our first time going but definitely not our last!
The food was expensive but well, well worth it. Absolutely delicious.
The butter poached lobster was the best i've ever had, and I love lobster! My husbands fillet was cooked to perfection, and our waiter Francisco was wonderful.