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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.

59 JFK St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Between Winthrop & Eliot

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 491-9851

Website:
http://www.parkcambridge.com/

Parking Details:
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

Public Transit:
Harvard Square Redline T stop within walking distance as well as several bus routes that empty into Harvard Square

Executive Chef:
Jay Jordison

Additional:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

This Thanksgiving, feast with friends and family at PARK Restaurant & Bar! This year’s holiday lunch or dinner at PARK will leave you and your loved ones feeling both full and thankful. We will be serving our Dinner Menu from 12pm to 9pm in addition to Thanksgiving Specials.

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Private Dining

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.

PARK Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Casual (20)
Cozy (20)
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Fun (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Romantic (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great Beer (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

My party was so happy I booked Park!! They loved the food, service and ambiance. Only thing worth considering is lowering the music down. Conversations were hard to hear.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was a pretty good experience. Caveats being the service was a little slow and my meal came out room temperature. Drinks were good but overpriced.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The fried chicken dinner with green beans and Mac was excellent! As a Marylander I’d know. Best I’ve had in years.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good, but service was a bit slow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Slightly claustrophobic setting but outstanding service and very good food. Loved the veggie burger. Toast in toast appetizer was a bit soggy.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Made a last-minute reservation and we're glad we picked Park. Food, service and value were all very good. Comfortable cozy place and our party of 4 had a very good time. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our third time dining at Park. The food seems to have slipped. Too many sauces or toppings that are overly sweet and sugary.....not sure why? There is no need. My husband had the acorn squash with black quinoa and it was smothered by a way too sweet chili sauce. Didn't need it at all and our mistake - should have ordered all sauces on the side. The taste of toasts appetizer was the same. I would have expected a more savory choice. It tasted like dessert. I don't think we will be back - too many good options in Cambridge and Boston.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I really wanted to give Park 5 stars: the food was very good, the service was great, the prices were very reasonable, and on Sunday there was free parking in the garage in the same building (across the Harvard JFK school). But even after our very good waiter asked that the music be turned lower at our request, and after we had requested a quiet table as part of our reservation, it was very difficult to have a quiet conversation. Probably would be 4.5 stars if that were an option. I know that restaurants think that loud music helps their bottom line, but we think it really detracts!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Unnecessarily loud music forces up the overall volume to levels that make even simple conversation impossible. Otherwise a ambiance was quite cool.

Straightforward menu with something for everybody.

Service was spotty at best. Perhaps understandable given full house when we first arrived at 7:30 but playing to a two-thirds full house at 9:45 when we were winding down, I would have expected a more attentive crew.

In short, great potential but need to turn down the volume and turn up the service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have had better food at Friday's and Applebee's.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is one of my favorite places to go in Harvard square

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed with our recent trip to Park for brunch with a group of friends. The environment is great, as our their cocktails, but we were very underwhelmed by the brunch items ordered (chicken and waffles, short ribs and eggs). Unfortunately, we also had trouble locating our waiter most of our time there for coffee refills and other requests. Love the vibe, but wouldn’t recommend for brunch.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My salmon was perfectly cooked as requested (medium rare - can be difficult) and accompanied by some delicious sides. Room was cozy, away from the noisier main bar area. Overall a great dining experience - we would eat at Park again!

Tags: Healthy, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Oxford)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Cant go wrong with Park. A warm and fun environment. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great food and drinks, with outstanding service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was fabulous here! I went with a friend for Brunch. I loved everything that I saw on the menu but ended up having a Veggie Burger and it was the best I have ever had! My friend had the goat cheese omelet and also raved about it. Our server was very friendly and our food came out quickly. The only negative is that it is very noisy and they have speakers blasting music from the ceiling everywhere so it was hard to talk. Even so I would still not hesitate to go there again, just not when I wanted to have a meeting or chat with someone about something important.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Only disappointed that the booth I requested for brunch was not taken into consideration. Tried to put us at one of those awkward lounge seats with the low table... If I make a reservation, I expect to at least have a nice table waiting for me.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The waiters were no where to be found. 1.5 hrs later we went elsewhere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was yummy, and our server was really nice and friendly. There were some loud and obnoxious and drunk girls across from us, and it was difficult to have conversations. Other than that, it was great and not too expensive at all!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Ok for a quick bite. Service was spotty, food fine. I found it very loud and therefore difficult to have a conversation.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Busy buzzing bar - nice food and good service - Fun place to eat

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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Outstanding says it all about Park. From the warm and inviting greeting from the reception area people to our server we loved the experience. Food was great. My son's birthday was perfect. We'll be back again soon. Parking included makes it so easy and convenient for suburban residents visiting their city.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We just went here for the first time and everything was incredible!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great Sunday brunch. Attentive staff. Free parking on Sundays is a plus!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We were looking forward to our time at Park. Unfortunately, it was incredibly loud - and when we asked for a quieter corner we were dismissed with a couple unhelpful comments only to be seated by a woman with quite some attitude - and then served by a waiter who honestly seemed stoned. The food was yummy but when we left we felt drained by the noise level and arrogance. Go if you want to have a bar scene, drink etc. I would not recommend for anyone who would like to relax and talk.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was great and our server was THE BOMB. He really helped us pick the best dishes and drinks for us. The craft cocktails were fine, nothing extraordinary.
Definitely add it to your list though! Great location with the best service and delicious food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server Niko was great! Portions are a little small.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I came to Park with my wife to meet a friend for dinner on a Saturday night at 7pm. The time is relevant because I have previously found Park to be a relatively chill place when it is not too busy in the early afternoon. This time I found Park to be unpleasantly noisy and the service very slow. The food was pretty good, if a little on the heavy side. The cocktails were quite underwhelming and largely relied on herbal infusions, rather than any actual skill from the bartender. Overall I would say that Park is not the best place for a weekend dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great atmosphere + service, but the food is just subpar on all levels. Will not be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A tad too dark to read the menu for a person 68 yrs. old.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Tapas, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Five of us dined pre-concert. Though not full, the noise level was quite high. While service was gracious, there were some lapses, and we found ourselves scampering towards the end of the two hours we had allotted prior to the concert. Interesting and delicious cocktails. For entrees, we enjoyed the rib-eye special, cod and veggie burger, as well as shrimp appetizer and beet salad.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This was my second time at Park and I really enjoyed it. The ambiance is really great and the servers are outstanding!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Punch of the day was...sangria. Meat pie of the day was...tofu? Cocktail of the day was a port based aperitif, above average and very enjoyable. Beer selection nothing unusual, wine selection seemed good for a bar. Had fried chicken, which was OK, which came with truffle mac and cheese, which was bland, lukewarm, no texture. Served with green beans which were undercooked and served with some kind of greasy white sauce, and the fried onion doodles on top (which weren't crispy) added to the impression of a heavy and unappealing meal.

Companion got some cod and veggies which looked better. Had some chocolate cake which was okay but nothing incredible.

Ambiance was nice, I like the wide, low space. Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

we sat in a comfortable more quiet back room which had very interesting 60's memorabilia decoration. nice attentive server and a fun menu which didn't disappoint.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Took my daughter & her 3 college friends out to nice dinner. The Park was perfect! It was very loud in the bar area, but we were fortunate to be in the back room for dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Loved it here! Great food, great staff, will be back! Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fabulous as ever. Only downside was that they ran out of meat pies right before we ordered ours. They only make a limited amount per day, so make sure you get your order in quickly!

Our waiter Leo did an excellent job and made us forget about the lack of meat pie with excellent service and, great beverage and food suggestions.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

While I've been to PARK many times, it was my first experience on the patio. It's a great space and has a great vibe. My guest had never been and was equally impressed with the food -- lobster dip shared and then we had the salmon and cod. Great meal and way to enjoy fine food on a summer's night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Literally the best fried chicken I've ever had. Also loved the twist on cornbread with the maple syrup butter - delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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