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About PARK Restaurant & Bar
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.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 12:00am
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Bar until 1am Sunday-Wednesday
Bar until 2am Thursday-Saturday
Between Winthrop & Eliot
$30 and under
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FREE Parking with validation all day on Sunday and after 5pm Monday-Wednesday directly above the restaurant in the Harvard Square Parking Garage with the purchase of 2 brunch or dinner entrees.
On street metered parking available
Harvard Square Redline T stop within walking distance as well as several bus routes that empty into Harvard Square
Private Party Facilities:
A subterranean restaurant/bar with an eclectic variety of seating and dining options. With three distinct private dining spaces and complete A/V capabilities, PARK is suited to play host to a variety of events.
Private Party Contact:
Courtney Trudeau: (617) 491-9851
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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PARK Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
This was my worst experience at a restaurant and it was so bad it deserves a review this poor. I was waiting to be joined by my date when I was sat down. The waiter only gave me water and proceeded to ignore me 10 minutes. I know because I was waiting for my date. And I was waiting to be asked about wanting a drink and was never asked. The guy gave us cheese and crackers, took our orders so it seemed fine! The service WAS Very bad
The ambiance and decoration is very chic but cozy. We put in a special request to have one of their unique and comfy couch seats and we were accommodated without problem - they reserved the nicest table for us. I have been twice and have found the front of the house staff warm and authentically friendly. Folks seem to enjoy working there which makes for a really lovely atmosphere. And last but not least- the kitchen makes great food! I have had an amazing Croque Madame both visits and my friends have raved about their meals!
Our experience at PARK did not meet expectations. We arrived for our 11AM reservation and were immediately seated. However, it took over ten minutes for our server to visit our table. I had to ask the hostess to alert our server, and others who were seated after us were served before us. The restaurant was not busy. For most of our visit, the music was awful. It was a lot of 90s music that I had hoped I would never hear again. I appreciate being nostalgic about the 90s and wanting to explore all music genres, but I think something more innocuous would be a better choice for Sunday brunch. Perhaps jazz, classical, or modern alternative. Finally, when I received my food order, my eggs were severely undercooked. I ordered sunny side up eggs, so I recognize that the yolk should be runny, but I believe the whites should solidify. My eggs were completely runny, with the whites being undercooked. My order was corrected, but it was not a pleasant experience.
We love PARK. We visit often for dinner or drinks. We've even stopped by in the early afternoon for drinks. In addition, when family or friends visit us in Cambridge, we take them to PARK. This is why I had to try Sunday brunch. Unfortunately, it was an incredibly disappointing experience, especially when we spent $90 for two people. I will return for drinks and dinner, but I can't say it will be anytime soon.
Overall great experieance at PARK. One of the best restaurant/bars in Harvard Square. The ambiance is excellent. Really love the area with the bookshelves and sofas to the left of the bar. Makes for a great place to bring friends for drinks and or food! Highly recommended!
Excellent. We have always been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food at Park. We were there early on NYE and seated away from the bar, so the noise level was moderate. Lobster and crab dip was great, clam chowder was the best ever (I don't usually like it), and the salmon with parsnips and brussel sprouts was fabulous. I can always find something without gluten or much gluten. We'll be back!
Sunday Brunch/Lunch with children and grandparents on New Year's Eve before a show at the ART. Very quiet due to Harvard's school break and extremely cold weather. PARK was nearly empty, so we had a nice room with a fireplace nearly to ourselves. The ambiance (jazzy music) and decor (post-industrial, leather seating) are nice. The brunch food - we almost all ordered Eggs Benedict - were good and cooked correctly, but nothing to write home about. Service was good enough, if a bit slow and not totally efficient. Bloody Marys were reportedly good, although I didn't taste one. I'd recommend to singles, couples, or a group without kids when school (or summer) is in session, as it is probably busier and noisier. In our visit, PARK was perfectly pleasant, and I'll be headed back again for a drink or lunch sometime.
I treated a friend to a terrific birthday dinner here. Not a huge menu, but the appetizers and entrees we ordered were all great. Even though my online reservation had included request for a quiet table, we were initially seated in a pretty noisy area. But when we asked, we were immediately moved to a quiet spot farther back (there are a number of rooms), which was perfect, more like a cozy library. Service was very attentive and friendly.
This is our 4th year in a row going to Park for Thanksgiving dinner. We like to do something casual and low-key and follow dinner with a movie and walk around Cambridge. We first started going there when we found that they were one of the few restaurants open that offered something for everyone. Our party ended up being 5 instead of 4, but that was no problem for the folks at Park. In fact, everyone there seems to really like their job, which is nice.
Of the 5 of us, 2 ordered the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and 3 ordered something else (2 vegan dinners). Dinner took longer than usual to arrive, so the manager 'bought' us dessert. They really seem to care about keeping everyone happy. We look forward to going back next year.
I called to let them know my friend has gluten allergy. Woman on the phone said they could accommodate us with a GF menu. When we got there, we were told there is no such menu but the server can point out GF options. There were two options—the burger and ragu. My friend wanted the burger but unfortunately they were out of GF buns.
Excellent service, a wonderfully curated menu, fantastic cocktail selection..classy, cozy, and tasty.
It gets packed in here, though - fitting a group of 6+ in here would be a challenge short-notice, so make sure you call ahead so they can make some space for you. Wonderful spot to pop into and catch up with a date or a couple friends.
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