No. 9 Park

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2563 reviews
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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.
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We invite you to join us for Valentine's Day! We will only be serving a special six-course Valentine's Day Tasting Menu at $215 per guest with optional wine pairings at $125 per guest.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my boyfriends birthday! They made it special. I am gluten intolerant, they adjusted the tasting menu for me. Fantastic food and service!!

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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our engagement and it was a very special meal. The service was Fantastic, as was the food. We were especially impressed by the pasta dishes. Highly text!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aine was our server and she was terrific. Knowledgeable, warm and thoughtful with wine and food recommendations when we asked for them. Food and wine were delicious.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

This is my second dining experience at #9 Park. It has been remodeled since my first visit and has lost it's elegant feel. It has a hip, slightly noisy (but not distracting) feel to it, perhaps making it feel relevant.
The shining part of our experience was a delightful waitress who worked hard to provide us a good experience.
We ordered the tasting menu with paired wine service. The pork tasting was dry and tough. the foie gras was excellent. The desert was blase. The wines were very good.
The total experience was disappointing, not the fine dining I had remembered.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Someone crashed into our car while the valet was taking care of it though. Kind of ruined the whole experience.

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KZ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails were excellent. The food was excellent and the service was excellent too. One round of cocktails was taking too long to come out so they offered us a glass of expensive bubbly on the house. The staff was very attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and every staff member we interacted with wished us a happy anniversary!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went for a friend's birthday. The wait staff changed four times in the first 15 minutes of being seated and we had to re-explain our party's food allergies (even though I listed them all clearly in the reservation) each time, only to then not be offered vegetarian or gluten friendly options and have to ask for them separately. The food was mostly fine once we got to it, but my friend's serving of bass was flavorless and a bit too small to count as an entree. The vegetables were very good though, as was the dessert. Not sure if any of us will return after this experience, especially for the price tag that it came at.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were Great! Each Course was Amazing! If I were to give one small comment as a constructive criticism, it would be: My Husband and I always try out different high end restaurants for New Years Eve/Anniversary, and every restaurant that we have attended in the past, has done something to acknowledge our Anniversary, even if it was just a candle on the desert that we ordered or even writing, "Happy Anniversary" on a plate. This restaurant was the first one that did not do anything like that. Hearing it from the staff was great, but sometimes that extra little touch goes a Long Way. But, other than that, we could not say enough Great things about it!

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j
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good was great, as always, as was the service. Fresh white truffles were a highlight!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was average. Definitely overrated. The steak was average. Duck was in two parts and only the crispy breast was good. The chocolate soufflé was average too. I’ve had much better! I guess it is good by Boston standards.

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VS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

No. 9 was a bit disappointing. My friend loved it but we recently went to Ma Maison in Beacon Hill and I found that to be a much better value. My dinner came out with the sides being cold. Waiter was good but I couldn't find him in time to send back the cold sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts. The souffle was very good, however.

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HZ
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a special getaway in Boston and No 9 Park was the perfect dining experience. We enjoyed the seven course Chef’s Tasting Menu with the paired wines. Each course was exciting and creative. My favorite course was the octopus with sausage in broth. My euf’es was the gnocchi with four gras. The wines were well selected. The staff was courteous and informative when needed, invisible when not. Our table was by the window overlooking the Common, very romantic. Well done!

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FH
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps the best meal of my life. Perhaps the best meal of my life.

So far.

Fred

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KO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We r local & have been going to No 9 since it opened . And believe me, we have been thrilled that B Lynch took the risk & opened this special place.
This last experience was the night before they closed for the Christmas holiday.
Must say u cud tell: salad was soggy & over dressed. Venison was bland , though very rare.
Risotto sat in bowl looking like sad oatmeal.
Duck wasn’t very flavorful.
It was just an off nite.
Service was wonderful.
I write this for the kitchen- not so much my neighbors. I always rec #9.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

30th Wedding Anniversary. View of the Commons during the Christmas holidays added to the ambiance. Seated at the best table in the restaurant. Oh yeah - the food was excellent! Best dining experience ever!!

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. The food and ambiance was perfect. This was my Christmas gift to my
husband, so it was a very special evening. No. 9 Park never lets us down, foood and service
are always amazing.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The family with 3 unsupervised small children detracted from the experience but service was splendid food was unusual and exciting wine pairings exceptional. Music was too loud for an elegant place.

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AS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! I totally recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious, well presented, and unique combination of flavors.

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BS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very nice
Great appetizers/
One rough spot: pork loin main course overcooked.

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TT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, outstanding service, very comfortable ambiance, not just a gem a Tiara of gems all in one place

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was very good, excellent really. Food was better than ok, not amazing, and extremely small portions, even for fine dining.

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j
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can you say, one of Boston's finest restaurants. Always top shelf service and quality food. My clients clear their calendar to go out to 9 Park and it's so fun to take them here.

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JL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef The Heather Neri is fantastic as is their team. Had a lovely lunch for the holidays!

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SG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place. Had the tasting menu which was delicious and varied flavors from sweet to savory. Highly recommended.

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A
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely ambience with superb service. Slightly disappointed in the food this time; my hanger steak was far from tender although the flavors were good. I'm not sure why hanger steak continues to be so popular as it is not the finest quality of cuts, but if one is going to offer it, the chef should at least check to make sure the meat is tenderized properly. My fault for ordering. The salad, the onion soup, and my husband's meal of smoked pork sausage were all on point.

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MF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I don't get to Boston nearly enough, but when I do, No. 9 Park is always on my list of must-visits. Barbara Lynch's wonderful restaurant never fails to disappoint.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! The service was impeccable, and the food, as always, was outstanding. The Boston common lights at this time of year is especially pretty !

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New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It isn’t the newest, coolest or most inventive restaurant in Boston (it was 15 years ago), but 9 Park always delivers. It’s a classic. A Boston staple. The food is amazing. Service is second to none. And the ambiance is cozy and charming. You cannot go wrong here unless you are price sensitive.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an excellent dinner at No. 9 Park! It was a long overdue date night with my husband. He started with oysters and we shared the autumn salad which was beautiful and delicious. I had the scallop dinner and he ordered the squid....I was jealous. Both were very good but the squid was fantastic. Our waiter Caleb was attentive and helpful...we even sprang for dessert before our concert. Highly recommend and would definitely go back.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had the 5-course holiday lunch tasting menu ($75) wine pairing ($45). Overall an impressive, elevated, light, tasty and thoughtful meal + service. The hanger steak was a bit of a miss and didn’t impress the way that all the other courses did (flavor, cook or presentation), but that didn’t dampen the fact that the other dishes and overall experience was delightful.

The wines themselves weren’t spectacular, but of course when *paired* with each dish they became better and seemed appropriate.

Cute dessert cart. Enviable cheese cart. Perfect espresso martini. Lovely meal, but not sure I’d go back to repeat, or tell anyone to rush there to experience it for the price tag.

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JF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No. 9 Park is supernaturally good. We've been going there for many years now, and are always impressed by the consistently outstanding food and service. Ask for a window seat so can see the park! Great for special occasions. Not inexpensive!

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J
New England
42 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner..service is outstanding, friendly and professional. The prune gnocchi is decadent if you want a treat. Everything we ordered was fresh, flavorful and perfectly cooked. No 9 is expensive but worth every penny.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We often eat at #9 Park when we come to Boston for an overnight with a play or concert. We have consistently had excellent meals.

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QB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Was acknowledged by staff , with a tasteful (and quiet) dessert. We’ll be back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience from beginning to end! From the physical space and decor, to the ambiance, to the incredible staff and service. All top notch. And the food was simply and insanely delicious!!!!!

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m
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although No. 9 is a fixture in Boston, my wife and I just dined there with friends for the first time. All the rave reviews over the years are true. Its outstanding reputation never tires. Several of us enjoyed the duck special and my wife never tasted a better venison dish. Ideal for special occasions or for just being in Boston around the dinner hour. We look forward to returning again.

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SB
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here. Exceptional food and service.

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been in a while but has not lost a step at all. Excellent food and service.

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KW
New England
42 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal. Amazing service, food is amazing and a charming neighborhood. It's expensive but perfect for a special occassion!

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SM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely table at the window on a chilly, rainy night, making us feel very cozy indeed. We were celebrating an anniversary and it was well noted without being overdone. Our waiter was very knowledgable about both the wine and the wide variety of cheeses on the cart. Most important, the food was delicious -- innovative and carefully prepared. It was a splendid evening!

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