No. 9 Park

4.8
3090 Reviews
$50 and over
European
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3090 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.4
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipArturoP
New England
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and service. The prix fixe meal was awesome - every single dish - even though it "forces" you to a 4-course meal. The wine pairing was outstanding, although pricy at $75 for basically 2.5 glasses of wine (three 3 oz pours and one 6 oz pourł

JM
vipJohnM
New England
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fabulous meal served by excellent, knowledgeable staff! Would be very hard to beat!

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YvetteS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner! Would definitely return if we are in Boston.

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vipfrequentdiner
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Been many times but this time was not up to par. Requested a vegetarian meal and was served the vegetarian sides from the nonvegetarian entrees...no creativity. Service okay but again presentation of prix fixe courses was lacking with little to no description of each course. Overall fair at best experience at what used to be one of the best in the City so hopefully this was the exception not the rule.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience3

This was my 4-5th time eating here.

This restaurant is not what it once was.

Not a lot of restaurants are doing fine dining anymore and no where on open table did I see it was gonna be a chefs menu. At first I was thrilled but then the first dish arrived and we took our first bite and were not wowed. Nothing stood out well besides the dirty light above my head.

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rabbit
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

No. 9 Park has good service but a recent visit made me leave thinking I wouldn’t return. First, sparkling water was warm, had to request ice. Second, bread was served cold (don’t be lazy- warm it up for us). Third, a dish was served with a hair on it. They were polite and re-made it but still... Last, for a six course tasting menu they nailed 5 out of 6 so that’s pretty great. The one specific course I thought was not well done was the asparagus served extra soft and tender, the dish was delicate in texture, fresh, but then they added hard chunks of pancetta that tasted like tough and thick cubes of beef jerky. It was a random combo that felt arbitrary and mismatched in terms of textures. Otherwise, their flavor profiles and combos were exceptionally executed. The opening crudo dish was impeccable and the artistry in the plating was noteworthy. Staff is super nice. For the value, I would not go back or recommend. If you are paying $300/meal all the details should be just right and absolutely nobody’s short hairs should be in your meal. It takes away from the gorgeous plating and why shouldn’t the waiter look before serving- seemed careless. Attention to detail is just not there. Again, people really nice but I was sad for Boston that this is considered one of its best.

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Filly
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite menu and impeccable service. Top notch all the way

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Joshua
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Great food but some of the worst service I have ever had in Boston. Waitress was rude and unfriendly. Plenty of other great places to eat in Boston.

LG
vipLyssG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The atmosphere could be more lively!

No. 9 Park
Responded on April 2, 2021

Our apologies for your lackluster experience. Please note that during this pandemic, any esthetic changes made through the restaurant as purely been for the safety of our guests. We hope as we all emerge from this that we can provide a more lively experience once more.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in Boston

AF
AdamF
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. The food was impeccable and the service was stellar. A very memorable dinner that I will gladly repeat!

RB
vipRyanB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktail classes and dinners! We always have such a great time and feel well taken care off. Classy, not stuffy.

KH
KarenH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The Faro Island salmon crude was one of the best things we tasted ever! My husband loved the fois gras and the steak tartare. Bolognese was very good as well. The only course we thought could use improvement was the Wagu beef. It was very flavorful and perfectly cooked to order but the grade of the beef was very chewy. The lighting could be improved. I hate great food that I can barely see. Staff was fantastic!

LM
vipLM86
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nick was our server and did an amazing job. He answered all of our questions and paired wines perfectly with our courses. This is one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and Nick should be recognized for his amazing customer service.

EB
ElnoraB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were great

AK
AnnikaK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have a higher recommendation for this restaurant. There is a reason it has been considered the best of Boston year after year. The staff was extremely kind and attentive to all of our needs and went out of their way to make our 30th birthday celebration extra special. We will definitely be back! Thank you so much to all of the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods and service are great here!

BD
BostonDad
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed getting out again for one of our favorite splurges. Not quite like pre-pandemic atmosphere but glad it’s open! Only complaint is the bavette dish was quite salty- burning out my taste buds for everything that came after.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sophisticated tasting menu with well-paced courses and very professional and knowledgeable service. Great cocktails and wine pairings with the courses. Expensive and worth it. Highly recommend this dining experience.

JM
JuliaM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

For being known as one of the best restaurants in Boston, I was a bit disappointed. Service was good, but food was a bit of a let down. The dressing on the salad was not well balanced, extremely sour, and had nearly whole radishes/parsnips on the plate. The foie gras was undercooked and overly sweet (apples, crumble, a sweet sauce). As a naturally sweet meat, it needed something to balance the palate. Ricotta fritters are really delicious, but almost feel like a carnival food with very little ricotta. The restaurant is nice and decor is clean, but the ambiance is a bit dark and almost feels like you are in a basement.

As a pastry chef, and my partner being a Michelin level server, we are a bit critical. The restaurant is nice, but a bit of a let down if you’re expecting every bite to be delicious. 10/10 recommend the chocolate soufflé though

GB
vipGermanBostonian
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is outstanding, the food was wonderful, the wine pairings thoughtful - I recommend No. 9 Park to anyone for a quiet and wonderful evening.

NG
NateG
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. My twin sister and I were there to celebrate a birthday after the reopening from Covid and I felt pretty comfortable dining with the precautions they had in place as well as spaced seating.

There was only a prix-fixe menu available but every single dish was incredible. I started with the raw bar platter with 4 oysters and 2 jumbo shrimp. Best oysters I've had in my life. Mid-course I had the garganelli with rohan duck, and my sister had the tagliatelle. The entree was a wild striped bass and this incredible puree, I think celery root. We both had the honey and mascarpone for desert, which they served with little candles in them. We put them out with our fingers! Haha, we didn't want to blow germs on the table.

Also I'm not normally a drinker but the cocktails were beautifully done.

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Patri
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dining experience. Hands-down best restaurant in Boston.

AL
AshleyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and exceptional culinary experience, great for date night

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vipDoug
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and excellent wine service. Always a pleasure to visit No. 9 Park!

BD
vipBostonDiner
New England
31 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at No. 9. Our first visit since the pandemic and it was everything we had hoped and more. It was definitely different - but the food and drink did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful overall - perfect spot for a special date!

RH
RobinH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No. 9 Park is The Best Restaurant in Boston. Hands Down.

JC
JohnC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was fantastic. My wife and I were delighted by the service and the food was out of this world.

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Ashley
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the service was fantastic and went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our evening to the fullest.

RS
RonS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Great flavors. Undue dishes

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Charlestown
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous.

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ArielH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for a solo dinner on Valentine’s Day & my waitress Ariana was amazing! Regardless of all the couples around, I had an amazing romantic steamy date with all my courses! Will always be one of my favorite restaurants

DM
DanielM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love the service, the easiness and quality of the experience. Everything was very expensive though. A once a year place, for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were on point as always!

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vipRobert
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where to begin?. The positives. Dinner was delicious... We had the Valentine's day menu... I don't eat shellfish so they made us a special vegetarian cream soup. The second I had the risotto my wife pasta with duck. The third ie the entree was steak... Oh my god delicious. Dessert was also perfect.

I had bourbon x 2, my wife the Bordeaux x 2.

The service was quick due to the 90 minute cap... Thanks covid. But it was delightfully splendid. Nicholas made the evening wonderful. The atmosphere was also perfect. Because of covid and spacing, it made the dining experience that much better..
We weren't on top of the table next to us like it usually is in Boston. The noise level was perfect.

Now the negative. The price. I can't stop laughing. My wife and I have eaten all over Boston. The bill floored me. This is a place I recommend to eat for a special occasion at least once. I wouldn't come here casually.

It was the perfect evening. Thank you Nicholas.

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Doug
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 course and wine pairing please! Left very satisfied!

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ErikS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No.9 Park was a great place to have dinner. The ambiance, service and food was exceptional. Would definitely recommend to others and friend.

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MaxA
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. All four courses were delicious. Great cocktails.

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Elle
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It was nice but not as good as I expected. Bartender was lovely!

No. 9 Park
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hello Elle, Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your experience fell short of your expectations. I would love to hear more details about how we could have made the experience better for you. Please feel free to reach out to me through the contact tab on our website so that we can get in touch about your dinner on the 10th. Sincerely, Diego Fiori

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