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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
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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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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