About No. 9 Park
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
We were greeted very warmly wit a happy significant anniversary. Our 45th. We were brought to our table immediately. It was an ok table but others were better and taken so nothing else could be done. The waiter came over wished us a happy anniversary, never introduced himself and took our drink order. I asked for tap water which arrived without ice and warm. I asked someone for ice and it never arrived, had to ask again.
When the website states "classy" dress, I think dress up, jacket and tie or at least jacket and no jeans. I know the jeans are acceptable but I am old school and have a hard time sitting next to a guy in his 40's wearing jeans and does not know what he ordered when asked by us.
The food was excellent. However, it was very expensive, we expected that, and did order a good bottle of wine that really added to the cost. This was a nice way to celebrate our 45th anniversary. We most likely never go back again. That does not mean we did not enjoy it but many other good spots in Boston to try.
Quaint little gem right off the park. Nice ambiance and super friendly staff. Portions were good, wine pairings were ok. Some of the wines lacked character and depth. Overall great plaxe to spend a wonderful special evening out. I highly recommend the chefs tasting. They change their menu every 2 weeks. This is a huge feat as most eateries of this class ride a menu an entire year, switching out 1 or 2 seasonal dishes. Well worth the trip.
This was such an amazing and wonderful evening. That is also an understatement. I am full of delicious food that I will be thinking about for days and weeks to come. The service was beyond belief and I truly cannot give them the ratings that they all deserve!
Very much enjoyed the tasting menu and accompanying wines. All well matched. Portions were perfect; I didn't feel overwhelmed in the middle or the end of the meal!! Initially disappointed in seating arrangement as was seated opposite my husband which wouldn't have mattered as much Except table next to us had very loud conversationalists. They did move us kindly, which was greatly appreciated so at least we didn't have to yell over the neighboring table to hear each other on our date night.
We're foodies and do a lot of adventuresome home cooking, so we don't mind really splurging for a special occasion as our eat-out budget is not overstressed. This outing (on our 15th anniversary) was perfect in every way. Great food, impeccable service. They treat the help well, and it shows.
I have a gluten allergy, which I flagged at reservation confirmation time (when asked). Fresh-made gluten free bread and adjusted deserts were a sinful pleasure I rarely get when eating out... and we have eaten at some of the finest restaurants on the planet.
The quiet (very low music) dining room was a plus.
Btw, we usually go for wine, especially on the rare occasions we go for a heavy meat meal. No sense dulling our taste buds with a sharp cocktail. Bur we were attracted by some interesting choices and they worked perfectly as well with our memorable lamb and duck.
I had high expectations for this restaurant as it's supposed to be one of the best in Boston.
We got the tasting menu and waited an average of 25 minutes between the different plates event though the kitchen wasn't busy. This was a Wednesday night and the room was half empty. The waiter who was great and very attentive couldn't do anything about it, unfortunately.
2/3rd of the food was good (though not extraordinary) but 1/3rd really missed the mark. The Mousse de Foie Gras for example was so salty it was inedible and they added salt as a garnish on top of it (to their credit, they didn't charge us for it).
We came here for a special occasion, expecting greatness but felt it was pretty mediocre.
There was a delay in serving our main course, because kitchen had overcooked my lamb dish. We hadn't yet noticed the delay, when the server came with and provided us with complimentary salads to make up for the time it was going to take to remake the lamb. I appreciated both the honesty and the solicitude.
Food is good but not yet up to a Michelin star caliber. Wine list is varied and around 3.5 retail. Ceilings are low and restrooms are subpar for a restaurant with aspirations. Very warm in the restaurant the evening I was there and several guests removed their coats. Service is solid and everyone was working hard on a busy Saturday night. Foie Gras was top notch. Fish prepation was over cooked (charred outside and dry center. Duck two ways was prepared nicely. Worth a try but the physical layout must be challenging for the staff.
For beeing touted as one of the best tasting menus in Boston and paying $1100 for 4, I was underwhelmed. For this prestige and $, one should get a memorable and next to flawless meal. It cannot compare to French Laundry, Attica, etc. New Rivers and Birch in Providence RI are comparable and less pricey.
The place is pleasant but not all that dolled up - most folks were biz casual dressed; service was A: sometimes the pairing arrived after the dish, the dish was served without a description; food was a B: all were well presented but their "big" dish - a beautifully presented sunny side mini egg, flank steak, one small tomato, and one fingerling potato was flawed with the steak overly salted and one tomato and potato??, how about a cheese offering with NO local cheeses? The best dishes were the fish - superb - and cheese plate; and pairings: B: other than the one red which was good the rest were OK and very unknown whites (each of course with a story), very skimpy pours - maybe < 2 ounces each.
You dine and learn and this one does not warrant a repeat at these prices.
Chef Barbara Lynch has done an amazing job with the menu. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was delicious. The Foie Gras dishes were the best. While it was an awesome meal, and we will go back, it is not as exquisite as L'Espalier (but it is on the same price level). It is less formal than L'Espalier which makes No9 Park a bit easier to enjoy.
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