No. 9 Park

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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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Years Eve we have two seating with coursed menus. •FIRST SEATING 5-7 p.m Five–Course Tasting Menu, $175 per person optional $115 per person wine pairings •SECOND SEATING 8-11 p.m Seven–Course Tasting Menu, $225 per person optional $155 per person luxury wine pairings. Reservations open on 12/3.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable!

t
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

This is my third time, over ten years, at No. 9 Park. This time, I'm loathe to say, was a step below mediocre. We had three apps and three main courses and not a one was stellar and several were poorly conceived. My foie gras terrine had two small charred triangles of bread--nowhere nearly enough for the dish itself and was difficult to put together. The pumpkin volute was overwhelmed by the smoke. The steak was bland. The drinks were weak and uninteresting.

I've loved our earlier meals here but this one, at a hundred dollars a person, was a deep disappointment.

N
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal well worth the drive from Montreal for a quick visit to Boston
Diago was amazing with and thought of many little touches that made the evening even better
Thank you

G
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We will see you all again soon.
Oh the back room lighting is very bright and ordinary.

H
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myles did a terrific job of pre-arrival planning. The extra effort made for a perfect celebration. Our server continued through the custom cake presentation. We love the restaurant because of the terrifically prepared meal and the superior staff.

Thank you to the entire team.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service

JL
New England
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine out often, and this was the best meal - with the best service - we've had in at least five years.

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s 60th, life crazy so didn’t call till a few days before, thrilled a table was available, wonderful manager called to get details of Steve’s BDay and inform me it was the same night as holiday lights on common, but he’d do his best since I’d requested a window seat...arrived to warm welcome and escorted to lovely corner window seat waiting for us on the bar side where we enjoyed a fine bottle of champagne, a truly marvelous dinner and a nicely lit BDay dessert....the interior space is so beautiful but what makes it for me is the wonderful service. This night was no exception, the well trained staff is knowledgeable, friendly and fun, a well coordinated team working together to assure each diner feels special and is satisfied. All in all a perfect evening....thanks so much.....After all these years, No.9 still delivers that certain je ne c’est quoi....an elegant yet approachable dining experience difficult to define, it’s an art of service somewhat lost in today’s busy world...so glad we have it right here in Beacon Hill!

CD
New England
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the perfect place to celebrate with friends. Outstanding in every way.

j
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall we had a good experience here. The waiter who served our wine was really nice and very welcoming. The food was fine, it didn’t blow us away, especially not for the money we paid ($525 + tip). We are probably spoiled by the quality we get in London and New York - and we have experienced some stunning restaurants in both cities. Our main comment is the speed at which we were served and the apparent haste to get us out of the restaurant. We had to ask for a break between courses as they kept coming and then after dessert we had the check dumped on the table - No offer of coffee or another drink and weren’t asked if we wanted a cheese course either! Then we waited for our taxi and left in silence, had to ask someone to get our coats. Another small criticism (but if you’re charging a fortune for a fine dining experience, then it’s the attention to detail that counts) - the tablecloths were creased and not ironed. Sounds petty but it is lazy.

All in all a pleasant night but not worth the expense in terms of a culinary experience compared to what you can get in other restaurants at this level.

SF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is enjoyable. From the moment you walk in on a snowy evening and the host places your winter coat in a heated cloak room until your waiter suggests the most delicious chocolate shuffle imaginable to cap your delicious meal. What a treat to find such good food and service in Boston.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal; hats off to the chef. Elaborate wine list for all budgets. Catering waitstaff. Made for a memorable night in Boston.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This restaurant is kind of an institution in Boston, caddy corner to the State House and Barbara Lynch’s flagship restaurant. The bar area feels upscale and on point with cocktails. However, when we were seated, we were not placed in the beautiful dining area that is visible directly beyond the bar. Unclear of the area is for private dining or events, but I have sat there before and felt like I had an excellent experience with service and food about 6 years ago.

It felt like a cruel trick seeing that area from the bar. Instead, we were seated in the side dining room just around the corner from the hostess, so we were periodically pummeled by a bone chilling draft of air from the front door.

There appeared to be only one server in our table distribution area and with only one larger party of about 8, that was overwhelming and food orders, drink orders, apologies...basically everything, was all delayed. We chose the a la carte menu — oysters were wonderful East coast beauties, but they forgot all the accoutrements to go with them and it took about 15 minutes to get our server’s attention. They also forgot to offer us any bread / butter, so we were left empty handed for quite a bit. There is someone that specifically brings out the bread / butter...you had one job, we needed you!

The seared foie gras was done perfectly, the decorations around it on the plate seemed unnecessary. The wild mushroom starter was underwhelming and soupy; it felt like it was missing something...or perhaps just should not have been ordered in the first place.

The saving grace of the meal was the tagliatelle with butter, olive oil and shaved white truffle. Simple and perfectly done, as was the recommended wine pairing from the same region in Italy as the truffle. I would come back for that dish...and only that.

All in all, the restaurant was really disappointing. In the future, I may just savor my martini at the bar and go elsewhere for dinner.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Fabulous! Server Christy was outstanding!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They tried to seat us by the door / in a secluded area when we had clearly made a reservation. If there’s space they should offer the dining area not a cold area by the doir

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Expected a special meal after all the publicity concerning Chef Lynch but was totally disappointed. We chose the tasting menu to experience what we were told was the best the restaurant could offer and course after course disappointed. Not one course had any flavor or anything of interest. When you serve what is supposed to be a risotto dish and you get a watered mush dish that pretty much says it all. Don’t waste your time and money.

LS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had planned for No. 9 Park to be the crescendo of our "Barbara Lynch" weekend (visiting 5 of the Company locations), we were not disappointed!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience.... Our server, Kristi T. was delightful and the support staff was awesome as well. The food is to die for, very creative and wonderfully presented..... The Chef's Tasting Menu was such a treat! The wine list was very special, including affordable and recognizable bottles as well as some wonderful rare gems...
I must say, it was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've ever had.....

N
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing time celebrating my husband's birthday. Every single member of the staff from service to bar to front of house was wonderful. We will be sure to return soon!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terriific evening with delicious food and great service. Table of 6 was a bit awkwardly placed - but turned out just fine.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, service and ambiance was outstanding. Overall a great experience!

LA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Chicago and took my mom for her birthday. Every aspect was fabulous - from the pre-arranged floral arrangement, food, wine, cocktails and service! I’d highly recommend it.

E
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Interesting that there were no New Zealand wines on the menu, and a paucity of sauvignon blanc, despite a huge wine list.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. The white Alba truffles were a dish to remember and the ensemble service was attentive without being smothering. Very special meal.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very good

K
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at No 9 Park to celebrate my husband’s birthday and had a great experience. The staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. Dinner was amazing and even passed the approval of our 12 year old son who enjoyed something off all of our plates!!! We will definitely be back again!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

service was painfully slow. our second bottle of wine came after everyone had finished their entrees.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration as
Special

K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved the place for 2nd anniversary with my partner. The servers were so kind and and heart-warming to congratulate us every time they came to serve us. At the end of the course, they served a dessert menu with "Happy Anniversary" written on it. We loved 2.5 hours of our anniversary spent here and completely worth the value.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was wonderful. A lot of questions right at the beginning for all the add on’s to the tasting menu. When our main server wasn’t pouring the wine pairings, the other person pouring was not as knowledgeable

BW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special occasion, Anniversary or otherwise, No. 9 Park is outstanding. The chef's selection with wine pairings was wonderful. The staff is attentive and made our night one to remember!

PL
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quiet while we were there late one evening. Lovely new england inflected food- my crude was surprisingly high on the mayo but otherwise lovely and maintains its place at the top of the food chain in Boston

LZ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Truly fine dining with great advise on food and pairings

d
New England
60 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every morsel - delicious. No. 9 Park continues to prepare dishes that are absolutely flawless in their composition and taste. Artists in the kitchen! New menu items as well as the favorites and if you ask for a special drink - they'll make it for you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very attentive, and best of all it was quiet enough to chat at a normal volume

CF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely professional, yet also friendly and out-going. Our server, Alex, had good suggestions, and clear, concise answers to all our questions. He and the other members of the staff were always taking care of us, but were very unobtrusive at the same time. We all thought the food was outstanding. Of course, the tab was not inexpensive; not many will make this a regular stop, but we were there for a special occasion and for that, it was perfect.

JB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was very good but the ambiance was more like walking into a sports bar with high top tables and a bar. The music made me feel like I was on the Love Boat, very strange choice of remade 70s and 80s music. My table faced the back of a bench which was so high I could not see anything in the mirror above it so I felt a little claustrophobic.

No. 9 Park
Responded on October 27, 2019

Good day, I would like to hear more about the details of your experience. If you would be so kind as to reach out, I'd love the opportunity to talk to you. I can be reached at (617)742-9991. Regards, Sean Dining Room Manager

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy upscale spot right on the park with great views of the city. Wonderful service and impeccable food and wine options. Looking forward to the next special event to return again!

g
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in town expertly served and accommodation for my special diet.
I have come here for 19 years and it has consistently been the best
Thank you

OT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were in town from Toronto for the weekend and desperately wanted to come back to no. 9. We were here four years ago and absolutely loved the entire experience. The staff was amazing and the food was out of this world. It will forever be on our list each and every time we come to Boston.

My advice always do the chefs tasting along with the wine pairing.

Thanks to the No. 9 team for another memorable evening.

Rob and Heather Gold

L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at No. 9 Park and our experience was fantastic! The dishes were to die for and the service was very professional and thoughtful, our waiter made great cocktail suggestions and was very welcoming. We will definitely be returning!

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