PARK Restaurant & Bar

4.3
1001 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in Harvard Square, PARK is a modern neighborhood restaurant/bar designed to suit today’s drinking and dining needs. A place to grab a quick after-work drink or bite, enjoy a leisurely dinner, linger over cocktails, or spend an entire night, PARK offers a variety of experiences that will feel unique depending on which of the four distinct spaces you’re seated. With an eclectic design aesthetic, PARK is stocked with rousing conversation pieces that range from counter-culture artwork from the 1960s to antique book-lined shelves and a trophy case brimming with myriad oddities. Not to be outdone, Executive Chef Corey Steinke brings a spirited sense of interpretation to PARK’s New American menu of homey classics, which are served alongside an internationally-inspired collection of craft cocktails, beer and wine.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Looking for a cozy and comfortable night on Valentine's Day? Come to Harvard Square! Join us at PARK for a Special Valentine's Day. We will be offering a special Valentine's Day a la carte menu alongside our traditional dinner menu, which will also feature outstanding wine and cocktail pairings.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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

Our server was amazing

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is great and the starters are delicious. The only small issue we had was that the hostess struggled to find a place to seat our party of 4 comfortably. The first booth was simply too small. We ended up sitting in the lounge area.

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

We love Park for our regular trips to Cambridge to see shows at ART! Atmosphere is great, service is wonderful and they've gotten us to our shows on time every time. Free parking early in the week is a bonus too. Would highly recommend!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The cocktails were awesome, the food was pretty good.

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KG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great all around! We went for a family dinner on New Years!

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Plenty of attention for early New Year’s Eve dinner.

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, passed by a few times and wondered what it would be like... could not be better! We had friends visiting from Switzerland and they loved it! Great ambiance, food was excellent, as well as the service! Will return!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My husbands food came well after the other 5 of us were served our meals and ice cold
They did replace it and not charge for it
They also got us out in time to make the theater

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I've only tried appetizers, so I cannot give a full review of their food. The ambiance was great!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Cozy spot in Harvard Square with comfortable sofas and unique ambiance. Food is moderate at best for its price - Pork chop was dry and salad was uncharacteristic.

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AE
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

the spot is nice enough and the concept is good. The service was great and the waitress was very accommodating with our questions about the wines. My entree (double cut pork chop), on the other hand, was a real problem on the night we attended. My double cut pork chop was overcooked and dry, the finishing salt on the mashed potatoes was applied with a heavy hand and not very evenly, and the baked apple saw no preparation-- it was simply cored, halved, and baked.

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MT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet up and grab a drink and good with friends.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My husband and I went there for dinner on a Saturday. We ordered the scallops dinner. The food was good and well prepared. The server was accommodating when I asked for vegetables instead of the risotto. The ambiance was not particularly fun. We had a small table that was pushed next to a wall at the corner of the room. And the wall was not clean. It might be more fun for a larger group, but you wouldn't go to this restaurant for the ambiance. Overall, the value of the dining is fair.

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New England
36 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Food was hardly eatable

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E
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We arrived at the establishment, and seated immediately. I thought “Oh Great!” But nope. The waiter came up to the table offered water, and asked if we were interested in some drinks. This was the last time we seen the waiter, 30 minutes later our drinks arrived, and another waiter came to take out order by the time we get our clam chowder is past the hour. Terrible Service, on top of that it was freezing cold in there..never again. First, and last time I will step in here.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a very pleasant experience

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s
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere! Food was ok. Would go back for the experience setting but not necessarily for the food.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was looking for a pre-theater place to catch up with a friend before the show. While the location is great, the food was OK (though the french fries were truly exceptional) and it was just way too noisy for what I was looking for. The bar was hopping; it looks like a great place to mingle after work.

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BD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

Veggie burger was raw. Ordered fries, but it came with a
salad instead, and the vinegar from the dressing soaked into the bottom bun, making it impossible to pick up. Fries came after everyone else was done with their meal. The draft beer that I ordered was apparently having issues, so the waitress brought me a different beer without asking what I would like instead.

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BB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met a few friends here before a Harvard hockey game. Great server, fun atmosphere, really good meal. I'd recommend it and will look for an opportunity to come back.

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

The French toast was out of this world!

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EV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, but a bit overpriced, even for Harvard Square. Service was a bit slow, but pleasant enough. Booths are cozy, cocktails are good but fairly "commonly creative". Again for the area. Akin to Foundry, Russell house and other places in Cambridge/Somerville.

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New England
64 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot in Harvard Square
Indoors or out excellent vibe
Check out the back room and it’s Woodstock Tribute
Food spot on
Best hanger steak in town

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Thanksgiving there with my mother. It was warm and cozy, and they had the entire menu plus two special Thanksgiving options. Server was great, bus people were great, hostesses were great. I will be back the next time I'm in Harvard Square! Highly recommend.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for Thanksgiving, and I have a feeling that will be our new tradition. The food was perfect, and the service could not have been better.

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New England
82 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were six for Thanksgiving. Park kindly offered us the choice of the usual menu or the special Thanksgiving menu. Some of us did the one and some did the other. That worked out well. We agreed that we liked the brie en croute best (I've never had on as good). The pumpkin cheese cake was also very good. Molly, our server, was awesome! When we first arrived, the sound system was too loud for us to have quiet conversation. The hostesses quickly turned it down to a perfect level after I asked for their help. The occasion could not have gone better. Thank you, one and all!!

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m
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was artentive and yet left us alone enough to enjoy ourselves. Love the different ambiance of each room and the openness of the bar area. We ended up ordering many of the appetizers which were delicious. We got there extremely early and had the place to ourselves but it filled up quickly and the wait staff kept up amazingly.

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Berlin
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The drinks were overpriced and the food was downright bad. I would not recommend this place. But it did seem like a lively place to meet up with friends.

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JH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have gone here for a couple years, and miss a dish they dropped from their menu about a year ago. (Brisket). The atmosphere is quite comfortable, and they manage the house at the front door very well. Our waiter was very friendly. He did forget to bring us the complimentary cheese which we wondered about. We didn't squawk because we assumed they had stopped doing it, but then noticed others had it. Consistency was one of the things that keeps us interested in the place as a regular dinner spot. My salmon dish was not run of the mill; very nice. The meat pie seemed to be missing one of the advertised ingredients and was blah. Bring back the brisket, and the cornbread, and you'll have us smiling again and showing up more often.

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quick service, really tasty food. Our waitress was really kind although it took a bit to get our coffee. Would definitely recommend.

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

former fan of park who is now disappointedin it. Reserved table not available -- we were a tad early --so decided to sit at bar. salad served in dishwasher hot bowl. Ick. OTOH bar tender service very good.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Didnt start off well - I sat at my table waiting for my friend for 15 minutes without being acknowledged by any staff member in any way. But the food made up for it, the Veggie burger was delish! Waiter kindly checked to make sure the burger itself was gluten free. Unfortunately it didn’t come with the avocado as the menu indicated, which wasn’t a biggie because I asked for it and he brought it afterwards. When the bill came I was initially charged $4 for the avocado but I mentioned it to the waiter and he had it removed from the check.
I’d go back for sure. The PARK punch was an excellent cocktail.

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M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The starters menu is awesome as is the main menu. There were three of us and we shared 4 starters and some great wine and cocktails. Duck tacos, cheese board, beet salad were very tasty. We also did the assorted topped breads, which was good, not great, but good. The cocktails were a hit and both the Cab and Rose went well with dinner. Easy to make reservations with Opentable and the restaurant followed up a few days before.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

I gathered friends for a special reunion and unfortunately it was so loud we couldn't hear each other. Lively bar scene, but not the place to go if you want to have a conversation without shouting. The worst part is that our waitress was terrible. She took over half an hour to take our drink order, then took orders for only 6 of the 8 of us. When the first drinks arrived after 45 minutes, I noted that she hadn't taken my drink order yet. She said "yes I know" with a bit of attitude and offered no apology. My drink took an hour to arrive. On other fronts, the hostesses were helpful in taking my reservation and the food was good. All in all, though, not enough in the plus column to make me want to go back.

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MP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Space was really pretty. Good menu and wine list. We had the lobster and crab dip which was delicious was the veggie burger was very underwhelming.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing
They did everything to help me with my surprise to my girlfriend

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience that inevitably comes with some noise at pick hour. We sat in the “library room”, which is less noisy, to be able to easily hold a conversation.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Crab and lobster dip was great. There were big chunks of claw and crab! Yummm. Salmon was well done, but preferred a little less. Bolognese meat seemed like ground beef alone, less of a blend. Pasta and sauce were very satisfying. The draft list had a nice local variety.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and fun experience having dinner with another couple! Local cheese board was filled with a delicious variety of cheeses (hard, soft) with vibrant jellies and spreads! I had the patty melt, which was tasty. Others had the acclaimed veggie burger and special chicken BLT which did not disappoint!

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