No. 9 Park

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2604 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful people and AMAZING food! Everything is thoughtfully prepared, and the chefs are very flexible and accommodating. Had a wonderful time.

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MM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lynch Gruppo/Barbara Lynch elevated and delightfully culinary experience in the understated and welcoming intimate atmosphere of her flagship restaurant. Warm and professional, thoughtful, and utterly exquisite eating. Such a treat to spend an evening here and watch the cold winds blow snow across the Boston common while inside eating and drinking delightful concocted meals, making memories.

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WW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. We did the 7 course sampler and it all was such wonderful quality meal. We did the wine pairing and it was absolutely worth the additional costs. The only complaint was that there was an additional fee for a round of wine that they presented us without any warning or distinction of the extra cost. Wasnt too expensive and was worth it in the end, just a surprise. Had a beautiful time would love to return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious and I loved the ambiance. However, our server was rude and very unprofessional. She failed to explain the menu. She did not explain that rabbit pate has changed to chicken, which I think is pretty crucial role of a server. There were many other little things of her service that could be improved as a server who works at No. 9 Park.

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SH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prune-stuffed gnocchi was DIVINE. Love the foie gras pieces and they worked so well with the gnocchi. Glad that the restaurant thought to split the dish between my husband and I ahead of time because we would've fought. I ordered the rohan duck and my husband ordered the chicken. My duck was amazing, with lots of meat and a delicious crispy skin. Presentation wasn't great, though. The red sauce looked like blood splatter. My husband's chicken was okay, had a bit too much fat that it became sickening after one bite. My husband definitely preferred my dish so out of the kindness of my heart, I shared some. We also ordered half a dozen oysters for appetizer, and they were good! Cleanly shucked with a great sauce.

The only thing I didn't like was how tight the place was, and there were no windows near where we sat. It was a busy night too, so it was a little loud, but I prefer that over a way too quiet ambiance. Other than that, service was great. Our waiter was friendly and knew the answer to all of our questions. Coat check was automatic and smooth. The restaurant was easy to find. Water consistently refilled. All in all, A+ service and I would say B+ for food because the chicken wasn't great, and chicken should always be a safe/great dish for every fine dining menu!

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DB
New England
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we had a great time at No. 9 Park - the food and wine were amazing as always, but in the end it was wonderful service by the same great team that made our experience truly special.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing experience. Service was outstanding. The waiter was incredibly knowledgeable. We’ll be back!!!

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DD
New England
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

VERY expensive. The bill for two of us with food and wine plus gratuity was almost $500. The value is not there.

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TW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

1. Expected more because the high-priced. The food is fairly OK but the value is not. Especially the caviar, fishy and not better than the regular sushi level roe. As well as the other add-on with the dish (so the price for the meal is just a basic version, while you need to pay more to have some add-on with the dish such like caviar, foie gras).

2. The waiter introduced us a wine out of the menu, without specifying the price. When we checked out, we found the price is twice than the ones on the menu.

3. The place is quite, but crowded and dullish. The couple sit next to us came later, but served faster than us just because they ordered the wine journey, it’s fair since they spent more, but not a good business strategy.

Don’t wanna come again and will not recommend to our friends.

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k
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I called in advanced, told them it was my husband's birthday and they forgot. The busboy at the end asked how was it and I said they forgot it was his birthday. It wasn't about Valentine's day it was his birthday!!! I was very disappointed. I would not go there again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my wife's birthday and asked to be sat at the bar. They found a spot for us immediately and provided the best hospitality we've received in quite some time (not to mention the food and drinks, which were fantastic). Never too pushy but always available for whatever we may have needed. We hadn't been here in a few years since we left the neighborhood. But with such a fantastic experience, we'll make the trip for nearly any special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. Beautiful view of the Boston Common across the street.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding and perfect for a mid winter dinner on a Sunday. Everyone very attentive. Great and the food delicious,

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was hands down the best dinner in all of Boston. Everything from food to service to ambience was incredible. Already can’t wait to return!

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AA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Underwhelming and at times bizarrely subpar for the caliber of restaurant we were expecting...Upon entering, the front of the house gingerly informed us that they were experiencing a delay but that we were more than welcome to enjoy a drink at the bar while waiting. No biggie - we got ourselves some lovely Chardonnay (the wine list, while unnecessarily overpriced, was indeed up to standard). 45 minutes later - still nothing. No consolation from the front of house, GM, or manager on the floor. About 30 minutes in, one manager came up to us to let us know that "our table would be ready shortly" and that they were "sorry for our delay" - nothing more. Considering that I had a CC on file and received a text, call and email asking to confirm my reservation, one would think a glass of wine on the house wouldn't be an unreasonable way to placate some frustrated (and now hungry) guests....We were finally seated, and I do have to admit the one major saving grace was the table service - our server (who's name evades me - he was a tall/bearded guy though) was phenomenal. We ordered a seafood platter to start, along with the gnocchi, which seemed to be the backbone of the appetizer list since No9's opening. The seafood was absolutely fantastic - fresh, briny in the best way, and beautiful. No complaints there. The gnocchi on the other hand were confusing - albeit an interesting and satisfying flavor profile, they were severely overcooked and the wine pairing (supposedly christened by Ms. Julia Child herself) was okay at best. The entrees were great though - octopus, duck, and quail were all cooked perfectly and the presentation was beautiful. One issue which again, one would never expect from a restaurant like No9 was they were lukewarm. Totally ruined the experience. The desert was also great - cheeses were sublime and even the housemade ice cream was very yummy. Overall, by far from one of the best restaurants in Boston IMO - more attention to detail would do them much good.

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K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and phenomenal service!

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent in all phases- food service ambiance Would recommend this restaurant highly

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T
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always and amazing experience at No. 9 Park. The meal and the service was outstanding...and they were able to give us the best seat in the house (which is always appreciated).

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No. 9 Park contiunes to be one of the best restaurants in Boston. Historic and traditional setting paired with excellent food and service. The menu stays true to many of its origianl plates such as the homemade gnochi and roasted duck. It never disappoints!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. Our server was THE best, and the food was beyond spectacular. It’s our new special place

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was good. But we feel like the service was not good. The waitress forgot putting the oysters in the order. When we asked her for some suggestions of the wine, she couldn’t give us any useful advice unlike other french restaurants. In the end, we have to pick some random wines. The other thing I want to mention is that we feel very pushing during the order. The waitress trying to pushing us to order the tasting menu even said that the “a la carte” menu was out date. This is not a very good experience for us.

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J
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to be back and to share this dining experience with my brother and his new wife. We had a wonderful evening...the food was fabulous and the staff were so attentive. Thank you for a wonderful evening !

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R
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for a special occasion. This is a wonderful spot to celebrate birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc. It is too expensive for more ordinary eating out. We appreciated the small room, the quiet, the service, the ambiance, and the food was great (though the desserts less so). We were very happy with the evening out for a special event.

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MH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I ever had. Food was fabulous as was service!!!!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary at No. 9 Park and highly enjoyed the food, wine, and service.

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JG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful culinary experience, served by a knowledgeable and attentive waitress and personable support staff...Boston fine dining at its absolute best!

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D
San Antonio
34 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for the perfect meal in the perfect spot No.9 is it. Every trip to Boston, this restaurant is always on our list, and for the past 10 years they have never let us down! Delicious food, amazing wine list and IMPECCABLE service. Yes, it’s a little pricey but you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The table was very dimly lit but the service and the food were absolutely excellent

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KL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a cheap meal by any standards but easily in the top five meals of my life. We did the chef's tasting with wine pairings and our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable about each course. Every dish was amazing and I was so happy I chose to celebrate my birthday there. Absolutely worth it.

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BN
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and intimate atmosphere. We were pleased with our visit and would love to return.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply great

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

If you’re in the main dining room, you’ll enjoy the ambiance & it’ll make the price a bit more palatable. But if you get placed in the “over-flow “ dining area, the lack of ambiance makes you FEEL like you’re in “over-flow “ section. Perhaps they reserve this area for guests they gauge may not return (it was a birthday celebration) so it won’t mattet. Pity because we enjoy fine dining on a weekly basis. We frequent Sportello & this was my second time at No.9 but I’ll pass on this one.

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FD
London
41 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was 20 year for No. 9 and 20 years for us -- a wonderful reuniting for a very special anniversary dinner. Thanks again for the wonderful food, service, and cheer after all these years!

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No 9 Park strikes me as an old-fashioned restaurant, in that it feels very 20th C, now that we are nearly 20% into the 21st C. The food is good, but not fantastic. We had the tasting menu. The crab salad was excellent; light, tasty, elegant. The salmon was very good, but not innovative. The tortellini with mushrooms and the prune stuffed gnocchi felt dated; I imagine finding that prune stuffed gnocchi recipe in the Silver Palate Cookbook. I found the rabbit pate inedible. The bavette steak was delicious. The hummingbird cake for dessert was disappointing. We ordered one wine flight to go with the meal. Our waiter generously split it into two glasses; this was a kind and generous thing to do. The restaurant itself feels a little down on the heels: linoleum floor, shabby chairs, oddly beaded lamps. The place is expensive and extravagant. It's definitely an experience, but it feels dated, and I wonder how much longer it will be around -- not because the food is bad, but because the food seems like a trip into the past.

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RJ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We went here for a special occasion. The restaurant is an institution in Boston and the food is very good, but the prices are very steep for what the meal is. I had six oysters for an app, and striped bass on white beans for the entree. The entree was good, but I would not say it was anything special. In other words, it was not a treat, something memorable for a special occasion. My dinner guest had octopus and it was unusual and delicious. We shared a dessert, chocolate chip souffle, that was good, but again not memorable. It was very dark at the table and we had to use our phones to see the menu. The service was excellent - really outstanding. But dinner at these prices should be a little more memorable.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food but exceptional service (Steve)!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we were greeted to the end of the end of the meal, every second was perfect. The food was sensational, the staff were attentive, the wine list was substantial and had a bottle for every taste. I couldn't recommend No. 9 Park any more for a phenomenal dinning experience. Looking forward to my next visit!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
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 on January 12, 2019
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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