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About No. 9 Park
Valentine's Day 2018
In place of our normal menus, we will be offering a 6-course prix-fixe menu for $215 per person, with additional wine pairings for $125 per person. Reservations open on Wednesday, January 17th. Please visit our website for more information.
* Cancellations within 48 hours will incur a $75 per person fee.
Located in an elegant townhouse in historic Beacon Hill, No. 9 Park provides an intimate setting to enjoy Barbara Lynch's refined cuisine. The menu showcases an artful blend of regionally inspired Italian and French dishes with an emphasis on simplicity and flavor. The wine program focuses on regional producers whose styles reflect a taste of place. The dining room, designed by Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz of C&J Katz, radiates a quiet and timeless elegance in the form of a muted taupe palette and dark polished wood floors. From the carefully selected wines to the warm hospitality, No. 9 Park strives to set the standard for fine dining in Boston.
Boston, MA 02108
European, French, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Sunday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday 5 p.m – 10 p.m.
Sunday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday through Wednesday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
9 at Home offers unique and exclusive catering from No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, and Sportello. Please contact us at 617-423-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. 9 Park offers valet parking as early as 5:00 pm every evening at a price of $21.00 per vehicle.
No. 9 Park is less than 1 block from Park Street Station on the Red and Green Lines, a short walk from Government Center on the Blue Line and Downtown crossing on the Orange Line.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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No. 9 Park offers both private and semi-private dining for 15 to 75 guests for a sit down dinner or up to 100 for a cocktail reception. Celebrate your special occasion such as an engagement dinner, wedding reception, graduation celebration, brunch event, and business dinners.
No. 9 Park Ratings and Reviews
This was probably our sixth time to No 9 Park. The food was outstanding as usual. However, the service really fell flat this time. In the past, we've received excellent service.
The service I expected started off really good with the confirmation call that didn't just cover confirming the reservation, but also any dietary restrictions or special requests we had (we were celebrating my wife's birthday, and she is a vegetarian.)
Arriving early, the hostess found a place for us at the bar, and then helped up moved to our table when it was available.
Our main waiter was the problem. At a meal like this, long periods should not go by where we have empty wine/drink glasses. This happened a number of times - which is really a loss for the restaurant (as we would have likely ordered an additional drink or two if they were more attentive.) We noticed adjacent tables (and also, remembering from our other experiences at No. 9 Park) getting free drinks or cookies with their checks - we got nothing extra. This last part just left kind of a sour taste, after a nice evening.
The supporting wait staff was very friendly and did a great job of explaining all the dishes they brought to our table (we did the six-course prix fixe.)
In the future, we will certainly got to No. 9 Park again. We just may not rush back.
Valet parking was shoddy and surprisingly pricey.
Host and hostess were friendly and cordial. Server was efficiently cold. ( not ready to make conversation, knowledgeable when asked questions about the menu). Food was excellently prepared and well presented. Pork loin was tough
and difficult to cut. All entrees were overpriced for
the portions. Overall dissapointed having been
to No 9 Park on several occasions previously.
Surprisingly poor. "Valet" parking? The female "valet" didn't approach our car when we pulled up. We had to exit the car and go to her. As for the food: We tried many dishes. The only memorable dish was smoked trout, which was delicious. The bread was, truly, awful. Served cold and doughy, sent back to the kitchen and returned warm and doughy. Ugh. Veal sweetbreads were dry and tasteless. Salmon -- a very small portion and nothing special. Chicken was supposed to be served "on a bed of apples" ... had not much taste and not much in the way of apples. A small bit of crispy chicken skin was tasty, but a tease. Salad was unremarkable. "Pear tartan" was absurd ... a whole pear on a dense, hard biscuit. Service was okay, but didn't help the overall disappointing experience. Ambiance is definitely more dour than lovely. Very clean crystal goblets cannot compensate for the low ceilings in this narrow-fronted brownstone.
I really don’t understand why this place is rated so high. The portions are extremely small (ordered the lamb and got two very small slivers) and it didn’t even taste good. Had to stop for more food on way home. Toughest lamb I have ever had. The wine, while great, is a stinking little 4oz pour for $15 (small glasses with a very small pour). If you have way to much money and don’t appreciate getting what you paid for then this place is for you! Don’t think I would ever go back, way to many other restaurants in this city that I can spend $180 at and get a hell of a meal. Literally left feeling like I got ripped off.
It had been way too long since we'd visited No. 9 Park and chose it for a special birthday. Everything was wonderful. Great, warm and knowledgeable service. The view overlooking the Boston Common is charming, especially during the holidays when all the trees are lit up. Best of all, No. 9 Park's cheese cart is an outstanding end to a meal, the best I've ever sampled outside of Paris.
Haven’t been to No 9 Park in a number of years. After a lovely performance of the Holiday Pops, I felt that my date and I would enjoy a nice meal. Number 9 continued to live up to it’s well deserved reputation as on of Boston’s finest dining establishments. Everything about our experience last night was second to none. The food, service, wine list, valet, friendly hostess, and even a heated coat closet exceeded our expectations! Highly recommended!
Have not been there in a year or so, as I don't live in Boston. Went to No. 9 last Saturday night. The nicest staff was the hostess. Table staff was very confusing: too many people, no one in charge, not particulalry warm or friendly as I would expect for this price of meal. We were seated, then just sat there for what seemed like forever; finally menus arrived. Service was spotty during the meal (except for the server delivering rolls and water). Never knew who our server was as there were too many. At the end, we just sat there; had to ask for our bill, but didn't know who to ask. Timing of service is critical in a restaurant of this caliber. ONCE our orders were taken, food arrived hurredly, with almost no time between order and salad, or salad and entree, all poorly timed.
Food was good, though not spectacular. Rolls/bread were cold, inexcusable for a restaurant like this. Salads were OK. My duck was quite good though it looked as if it had been thrown on the plate. The best course was probably dessert. Overall, a disappointing experience for $200 for two before tip. On departure, the hostess was a breath of fresh air.
When you go to Boston and want a fine meal there is no other choice! The cheese cart, pasta, service, etc... It's all top notch. The staff is fully invested in your experience and is excited to be a part of it. Go get your lobstah and Mike's pastry, but for a night to remember make your reservations here...Did I mention the Cheese Cart?
We went with the tasting menu. The food was very good with very creative pairings.
Felt the overall service was not up to par with a top-end restaurant. Our server was very nice but not too attentive and we felt as though we were up-sold by adding a dish to the tasting menu that we thought was included. $24 for 3 pieces of gnocchi is excessive.
The food was great but for the same (or lower)price no where near L’espalier
The food and wine was really phenomenal. Our lead server was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate. There wasn't any food curation at all for several courses as the restaurant got busier, which isn't what I'd expect from a restaurant like this. Also toward the end of the tasting menu, the service fell apart a bit (e.g., food dropped, but no wine from the pairing yet, had to ask for the check after waiting a long period of time with no beverage or offer of one). Would go back because the food and wine was just that good, but service--while friendly and eager--was definitely off.
As always, the food is incredibly creative, eye appealing, and contains the most heavenly cominstions of flavors and textures. The choices take eating to another level. Besides being the best food in Boston, the staff make the experience truely remarkable. Their effort to help you overcome any food challenges results in alternatives you didn’t know existed. No. 9 Park is a “ya’ll come” dining experiece- not just supper.
My husband and I have made No. 9 Park a yearly tradition on Black Friday after watching the Bruins play at the Garden.
We both love the food, service and the ambiance of the restaurant. This last time was above our expectations!
Thanks again for an incredible dining experience :)
What an amazing meal. There was a bit of a wait for the table, but we were offered a seat in the bar area where we enjoyed a craft cocktail.
The menu and the option chef’s tasting menu were very interesting. Opted for the ala carte menu which was fabulous. Service team was attentive without being overbearing.
The food was very good but small portions and overpriced. Service was attentive and helpful. The tables are in odd places, and we had to eat in a spot right in the thick of things. It's hard to get much privacy. Also, the menu is not great for vegetarians. Plenty of fish, but not not much creativity.
No.9 Park is memorably good. We went for a dinner on a Monday night. The menu changes, so my recommendations are time limited, but the oysters were delicious. The scallop and veal sausage was, according to my wife, the best prepared scallop she’d ever eaten. From my taste of it, I’d agree. I had the halibut, which was also superb. For dessert we had their excellent cheese plate. Be sure to order the Harbison and the Bleu de Basques. The wine list is amazing. Our waiter, Jonathan, was excellent, making recommendations for the wine and cheese that showed a real depth of knowledge and understanding of what No. 9 Park is trying to do. We only common to Boston periodically, but I would be delighted to return to No. 9 Park whenever we do. Very, very highly recommended.
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