Number 9 Park

★★★☆☆
  • 9 Park St

    Boston, MA 02108

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  • 617-742-9991

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Excellent experience. Intimate dining experience, fantastic tasting menu- just the right amount per course with a beautiful wine paring to top off a perfect meal. Thank you for a memorable 10th anniversary!

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★★★★★

Excellent experience. Intimate dining experience, fantastic tasting menu- just the right amount per course with a beautiful wine paring to top off a perfect meal. Thank you for a memorable 10th anniversary!

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My husband & I had the tasting menu. Food was delicious, service was perfect, from timing, to very knowledgable staff. They were relaxed & very pleasant. An unexpected highlight was the cheese course, which I had ordered as an accompaniment. It was outstanding and actually turned out to be my favorite part of the meal. Wine pairings were amazing. Yes, it's pricey, but if you truly appreciate great food, it doesn't get any better than this.

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★★★★★

My husband & I had the tasting menu. Food was delicious, service was perfect, from timing, to very knowledgable staff. They were relaxed & very pleasant. An unexpected highlight was the cheese course, which I had ordered as an accompaniment. It was outstanding and actually turned out to be my favorite part of the meal. Wine pairings were amazing. Yes, it's pricey, but if you truly appreciate great food, it doesn't get any better than this.

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Not a bad thing to say about Number 9 Park. I have been there a couple times and each time the experience is amazing. Its great for dinner, but last time we just went for cheese and port and it was just as good of a time as a full dinner. FYI - great cheese selection!

5
★★★★★

Not a bad thing to say about Number 9 Park. I have been there a couple times and each time the experience is amazing. Its great for dinner, but last time we just went for cheese and port and it was just as good of a time as a full dinner. FYI - great cheese selection!

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If you want the perfect place for a special occasion (even if the occasion is simply a great meal), this is it. The food is wonderful, the service fantastic and it's not the least bit pretentious even though it does qualify as a "fancy" restaurant.

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★★★★★

If you want the perfect place for a special occasion (even if the occasion is simply a great meal), this is it. The food is wonderful, the service fantastic and it's not the least bit pretentious even though it does qualify as a "fancy" restaurant.

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After a less than pleasant dinner experience at another Beacon Hill restaurant last Friday night, a friend and I decided to venture elsewhere for dessert and drinks. Neither of us had been to No. 9 Park before and it's been on both of our wish lists for quite some time. So we decided to give their bar a try (we also figured we were somewhat under-dressed for the main restaurant).

Once at the bar, we found both bartenders to be supremely helpful. While we were reviewing the menus, the bartender poured us tastes of a champagne and a wine he thought we might like based on what we had said (to each other). At first, I thought it was a bit presumptuous, but I quickly overcame that once I tasted what he'd provided and realized that he was right on the money. He then explained that the champagne he poured wasn't normally offered by the glass (typically the smallest size is a half-bottle priced at $65!), but it's one of the wines used to accompany the tasting menu in the restaurant so if there is any left after main restaurant service ends, they offer it by the glass ($14) to any patron interested. Lucky us!
We also ordered the milk chocolate ganeux (sp?) to share. It was so incredibly creamy and rich and delicious!
All in all, it was the perfect way to salvage what would have been an otherwise disappointing food night. I can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

After a less than pleasant dinner experience at another Beacon Hill restaurant last Friday night, a friend and I decided to venture elsewhere for dessert and drinks. Neither of us had been to No. 9 Park before and it's been on both of our wish lists for quite some time. So we decided to give their bar a try (we also figured we were somewhat under-dressed for the main restaurant).

Once at the bar, we found both bartenders to be supremely helpful. While we were reviewing the menus, the bartender poured us tastes of a champagne and a wine he thought we might like based on what we had said (to each other). At first, I thought it was a bit presumptuous, but I quickly overcame that once I tasted what he'd provided and realized that he was right on the money. He then explained that the champagne he poured wasn't normally offered by the glass (typically the smallest size is a half-bottle priced at $65!), but it's one of the wines used to accompany the tasting menu in the restaurant so if there is any left after main restaurant service ends, they offer it by the glass ($14) to any patron interested. Lucky us!
We also ordered the milk chocolate ganeux (sp?) to share. It was so incredibly creamy and rich and delicious!
All in all, it was the perfect way to salvage what would have been an otherwise disappointing food night. I can't wait to go back!

Pros: service, food

Cons: price

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Fabulous all around - service, food, atmosphere. If your wallet can't handle the tasting menu (which you should save up for, because it's 100% worth every penny), have a drink and appetizers at the bar. Barbara Lynch hits it out of the park with her fresh, inventive cuisine.

5
★★★★★

Fabulous all around - service, food, atmosphere. If your wallet can't handle the tasting menu (which you should save up for, because it's 100% worth every penny), have a drink and appetizers at the bar. Barbara Lynch hits it out of the park with her fresh, inventive cuisine.

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I have been a consistent Barbara Lynch fan, and have been to the bar at No. 9 Park before. Tonight, my husband and I made reservations at the restaurant and were looking forward to a delicious meal. The food and service were decent, but I was very dissapointed that the 7 course tasting menu (for $90) can neither be shared nor ordered by just one person at the table. I was interested in trying the tasting menu, but my husband was less intrigued. It seems strange to offer the option if only available for the entire table. I think the restaurant needs to reconsider the elitist perspective that everyone who wants to enjoy delicious food can afford a $90 meal. We each ordered an appetizer and entree instead, and although the food was very good, there are plenty of places I would rather go and feel more comfortable spending the $250 for dinner.

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★★★☆☆

I have been a consistent Barbara Lynch fan, and have been to the bar at No. 9 Park before. Tonight, my husband and I made reservations at the restaurant and were looking forward to a delicious meal. The food and service were decent, but I was very dissapointed that the 7 course tasting menu (for $90) can neither be shared nor ordered by just one person at the table. I was interested in trying the tasting menu, but my husband was less intrigued. It seems strange to offer the option if only available for the entire table. I think the restaurant needs to reconsider the elitist perspective that everyone who wants to enjoy delicious food can afford a $90 meal. We each ordered an appetizer and entree instead, and although the food was very good, there are plenty of places I would rather go and feel more comfortable spending the $250 for dinner.

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Went to No. 9 Park for our wedding anniversary. It was amazing. My husband had arranged for a fresh flower arrangement at the table which was presented when we sat down. It was beautiful. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, which was a perfect complement to fantastic food. I definitely recommend the prune-stuffed gnocchi for an appetizer. The restaurant even decorated our dessert dish with a "Happy Anniversary" and provided a complimentary serving of dessert Italian wine. I also have to say, while taking a quick look around the room, all of the other patrons were smiling and looked very happy to be there. It is a great restaurant... very beautiful, very professional. For the other reviews below, I suggest giving it another chance... you may want to "waite" before posting and "pare" your posting against spell check. Or next time, simply speak up if you're not happy. The restaurant seems to be accomodating to dissatisfactions.

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★★★★★

Went to No. 9 Park for our wedding anniversary. It was amazing. My husband had arranged for a fresh flower arrangement at the table which was presented when we sat down. It was beautiful. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, which was a perfect complement to fantastic food. I definitely recommend the prune-stuffed gnocchi for an appetizer. The restaurant even decorated our dessert dish with a "Happy Anniversary" and provided a complimentary serving of dessert Italian wine. I also have to say, while taking a quick look around the room, all of the other patrons were smiling and looked very happy to be there. It is a great restaurant... very beautiful, very professional. For the other reviews below, I suggest giving it another chance... you may want to "waite" before posting and "pare" your posting against spell check. Or next time, simply speak up if you're not happy. The restaurant seems to be accomodating to dissatisfactions.

Pros: Ambiance, Food, Professionalism, Catering to Special Occasions

Cons: Too many pros...

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I spent my 27th anniversary at 9 Park,looking forward to a wonderful time with my husband and son, who flew in from San Diego for the event. 9 Park had always been a favorite of his. Our evening was ruined by a clumsy waiter, who kept bumping our table,thus spinning it around,without any apologies. When the manager came over, he spoke only to my husband. He totally ignored anything I said and never made eye contact with me. Totally demeaning. His only condolence was to move our table in the middle of our meal.
The food was fine. No better than any other restaurant of that caliber in the city.
After our $500.00 check arrived we went home having a very disappointing anniversary.

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★☆☆☆☆

I spent my 27th anniversary at 9 Park,looking forward to a wonderful time with my husband and son, who flew in from San Diego for the event. 9 Park had always been a favorite of his. Our evening was ruined by a clumsy waiter, who kept bumping our table,thus spinning it around,without any apologies. When the manager came over, he spoke only to my husband. He totally ignored anything I said and never made eye contact with me. Totally demeaning. His only condolence was to move our table in the middle of our meal.
The food was fine. No better than any other restaurant of that caliber in the city.
After our $500.00 check arrived we went home having a very disappointing anniversary.

Pros: Small,romantic room

Cons: Lack of respect for customers

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My husband and I went to Boston for a couple of days...it was our first time. We were told to go to No. 9. We did not bring dress clothes with us and called to see what the code was. We were told that it was a casual place. We wore jeans, nice sweaters and dress-casual shoes. When we got there we were told that there was nothing available in the dinning room even though there were only two tables occupied....the dinning NEVER filled up. We were told to sit at the bar. The food was average at best and I hae created better in my own kitchen. This was not the worst part! After paying $200.00 for average food we went back to the hotel and went to bed. At 2:00 in the morning I woke up violently ill. I spent the last day and a half of our short trip in bed. The doctor told me that it would have come from whatever I ate 6 to 8 hours earlier. Need-less-to-say I was at No.9 seven hours previously. I would like to publicly thank No. 9 for ruining my vacation.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went to Boston for a couple of days...it was our first time. We were told to go to No. 9. We did not bring dress clothes with us and called to see what the code was. We were told that it was a casual place. We wore jeans, nice sweaters and dress-casual shoes. When we got there we were told that there was nothing available in the dinning room even though there were only two tables occupied....the dinning NEVER filled up. We were told to sit at the bar. The food was average at best and I hae created better in my own kitchen. This was not the worst part! After paying $200.00 for average food we went back to the hotel and went to bed. At 2:00 in the morning I woke up violently ill. I spent the last day and a half of our short trip in bed. The doctor told me that it would have come from whatever I ate 6 to 8 hours earlier. Need-less-to-say I was at No.9 seven hours previously. I would like to publicly thank No. 9 for ruining my vacation.

Pros: I don't work there

Cons: I had to eat there

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Talk about frustrating.....I have atleast on different 5 occassions called for reservations atleast 30 days out and the standard answer I get is......sir, I can offer you 5:30 or 9:15 and later.

I get it......Barbara wants to hold on to all her tables for the Boston brahmins or her Beacon Hill set.

Food is good but getting a reservation has turned me off the restaurant.

Sorry Barbara, I know all your tables are not booked 30 days in advance. Come on you are not Nobu and Robert DeNiro does not dine her a few times a week.

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★★★☆☆

Talk about frustrating.....I have atleast on different 5 occassions called for reservations atleast 30 days out and the standard answer I get is......sir, I can offer you 5:30 or 9:15 and later.

I get it......Barbara wants to hold on to all her tables for the Boston brahmins or her Beacon Hill set.

Food is good but getting a reservation has turned me off the restaurant.

Sorry Barbara, I know all your tables are not booked 30 days in advance. Come on you are not Nobu and Robert DeNiro does not dine her a few times a week.

Pros: Food and cocktails

Cons: Reservations and pretentious front desk

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My Husband & I went to No 9 on the recommendation of a friend who is a chef....
Very disappointed, We chose the tasting menu which I feel is very over rated, and $$$$ the portions are extremely small and not at all what I expected, the wine was not pared with the menu and and the food was undercooked. I really feel that Barbra is also over rated and the staff must be reading old reviews because they could of cared less about the diners who were there on the night we were there. We were not the only couple to complain about the meal. Waiting 45 min in between courses is a bit much... even for NO 9.
WE WILL NEVER GO BACK .. there are so many nicer places in Boston. With out the attitude!

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★☆☆☆☆

My Husband & I went to No 9 on the recommendation of a friend who is a chef....
Very disappointed, We chose the tasting menu which I feel is very over rated, and $$$$ the portions are extremely small and not at all what I expected, the wine was not pared with the menu and and the food was undercooked. I really feel that Barbra is also over rated and the staff must be reading old reviews because they could of cared less about the diners who were there on the night we were there. We were not the only couple to complain about the meal. Waiting 45 min in between courses is a bit much... even for NO 9.
WE WILL NEVER GO BACK .. there are so many nicer places in Boston. With out the attitude!

Pros: none

Cons: Waite staff with attitude!

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We were hoping for so much more. Stayed in the city to celebrate my husband's birthday and couldn't get a reservation at No. 9 for 4 on a Tuesday until 8:30 so we ditched our friends and went solo at 6:45 pm. The place was busy, and while I told them we were having a special night, ended up at a booth next to the busy kitchen and heavy foot traffic. Sat there for 20 minutes waiting to be served, even though I had told them ahead of time we were doing the tasting, so by the time the first course came we were dying for a drink. Dressed up thinking it was a suit /dressy environment only to have the table next to us in blue jeans and fleece jackets which took our experience down a notch. Ordered the tasting with wine, and were underwhelmed. Food was VERY small portions on huge plates. Expected mid range wines at $60/pp, but found out later (Google) that retail bottle price was $10.99, $15.99 and $19.99...we could have ordered a $120 bottle and had a nicer time. Food was not memorable and we left after 2 hours, hungry and annoyed. Boston has so many options for fine dining, next time we'll go elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were hoping for so much more. Stayed in the city to celebrate my husband's birthday and couldn't get a reservation at No. 9 for 4 on a Tuesday until 8:30 so we ditched our friends and went solo at 6:45 pm. The place was busy, and while I told them we were having a special night, ended up at a booth next to the busy kitchen and heavy foot traffic. Sat there for 20 minutes waiting to be served, even though I had told them ahead of time we were doing the tasting, so by the time the first course came we were dying for a drink. Dressed up thinking it was a suit /dressy environment only to have the table next to us in blue jeans and fleece jackets which took our experience down a notch. Ordered the tasting with wine, and were underwhelmed. Food was VERY small portions on huge plates. Expected mid range wines at $60/pp, but found out later (Google) that retail bottle price was $10.99, $15.99 and $19.99...we could have ordered a $120 bottle and had a nicer time. Food was not memorable and we left after 2 hours, hungry and annoyed. Boston has so many options for fine dining, next time we'll go elsewhere.

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Christmas lunch at No 9 Park is a different and over all pleasant experience. Costly yes but tasty as well. The service is exceptional, clearly heads and shoulders about the standard fare. We reserved for lunch and received a confirmation call the day before, another nice touch. The decor is muted, smooth and soothing, noise levels even with a full dining room are unobtrusive. The lunch menu is diverse and inviting, choices are tough but the staff is helpful. Wine advice from the wait staff is intelligent and expert. The opportunity to test taste a wine selection is another service point. One comment only, the on line menu and the actual menu differed so call ahead if you're expecting a particular dish.

Overall a great experience and hopefully the start of a Christmas tradition.

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★★★★★

Christmas lunch at No 9 Park is a different and over all pleasant experience. Costly yes but tasty as well. The service is exceptional, clearly heads and shoulders about the standard fare. We reserved for lunch and received a confirmation call the day before, another nice touch. The decor is muted, smooth and soothing, noise levels even with a full dining room are unobtrusive. The lunch menu is diverse and inviting, choices are tough but the staff is helpful. Wine advice from the wait staff is intelligent and expert. The opportunity to test taste a wine selection is another service point. One comment only, the on line menu and the actual menu differed so call ahead if you're expecting a particular dish.

Overall a great experience and hopefully the start of a Christmas tradition.

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I've been in Boston about 18 months and had heard various opinions about No 9 Park so thought I'd check them out on a 3rd date (my date was raving about the place as well). We were there on a Thursday night - I'd tried for a table at 7:30 but was told they were fully booked but could do 8:45 instead. We got there and the place was pretty busy. We were seated in a couple of minutes, given a couple of menus and then ignored for the next 20 mins so we didn't get round to ordering cocktails and just dived straight into the menu. The food is pretty good although the portions are fairly small. It's quite rich though so even though you don't get that much it still seems to fill you up. I sense the place is trying to be very high end because of the location but it doesn't quite manage to pull it off. The service is polite enough but grindingly slow - we waited about an hour between appetizers and our entrees arriving which is just too long. Also the cheeseboard had about 15 cheeses on it which is fine but when the waiter is giving you a 60 second biography on each cheese it's going to take a quarter of an hour just to order some cheese so you get the picture. We left the restaurant at 11:30 having arrived at 8:45 (and this is a Thursday). I've eaten in quite a few similar places cost-wise in London and New York and the experience here was nowhere near as good. Basically they need about twice the number of staff who, to their credit, were very friendly and plenty busy all evening.

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★★★☆☆

I've been in Boston about 18 months and had heard various opinions about No 9 Park so thought I'd check them out on a 3rd date (my date was raving about the place as well). We were there on a Thursday night - I'd tried for a table at 7:30 but was told they were fully booked but could do 8:45 instead. We got there and the place was pretty busy. We were seated in a couple of minutes, given a couple of menus and then ignored for the next 20 mins so we didn't get round to ordering cocktails and just dived straight into the menu. The food is pretty good although the portions are fairly small. It's quite rich though so even though you don't get that much it still seems to fill you up. I sense the place is trying to be very high end because of the location but it doesn't quite manage to pull it off. The service is polite enough but grindingly slow - we waited about an hour between appetizers and our entrees arriving which is just too long. Also the cheeseboard had about 15 cheeses on it which is fine but when the waiter is giving you a 60 second biography on each cheese it's going to take a quarter of an hour just to order some cheese so you get the picture. We left the restaurant at 11:30 having arrived at 8:45 (and this is a Thursday). I've eaten in quite a few similar places cost-wise in London and New York and the experience here was nowhere near as good. Basically they need about twice the number of staff who, to their credit, were very friendly and plenty busy all evening.

Pros: Location, ambience

Cons: Service

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I was dissapointed overall as I had high expectations for this restaurant since I heard that it was very good. The food in general was good. The atmosphere was somewhat cold but comfortable. The wait staff was friendly but slightly pushy as on multiple occasions asked if we wanted to order drinks and wine even after ordering one round and letting them know that we were all set. The real reason that I would not go back was that just as we were leaving the restaurant I was shocked to see a large - roachy looking - creature walking through the main dining room away from the kitchen! Maybe it knew something we didn't?

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★☆☆☆☆

I was dissapointed overall as I had high expectations for this restaurant since I heard that it was very good. The food in general was good. The atmosphere was somewhat cold but comfortable. The wait staff was friendly but slightly pushy as on multiple occasions asked if we wanted to order drinks and wine even after ordering one round and letting them know that we were all set. The real reason that I would not go back was that just as we were leaving the restaurant I was shocked to see a large - roachy looking - creature walking through the main dining room away from the kitchen! Maybe it knew something we didn't?

Pros: Valet Parking

Cons: Did not deliver on expectations

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On a whim my wife (who is from Spain) and I (Hungarian) decided to walk over to No.9 from MGH where she works on a Thursday afternoon for lunch. We were received with much fan fair by the Hostess who took our coats and seated us promptly at a comfortable tabel. We were a bit undecisive and so went for the menu. Having been all over Europe and the US for both work and business we had an a priory expectation of what a menu should be. We had a very nice endive salad which was followed by a lobster bisque. This is where everything went south! We have had lobster bisque before at several locations in Boston and were surprised to receive what we did. A large bowl with an amount of soup such that we could barely submerge our spoon underneath the liquid to eat. We actually had to START by tipping the bowl so we could ladle the soup! Unbelievable. Worse, I joked about this to the waiter by saying that had I known that the volume of soup I receievd would be less than the glass of wine, for the price, I would have chosen more wine...he did nothing! The dessert was nice, but after a $100 lunch we left hungary and had a snack later in the day. We are no chefs, rather a scientist and a business person, but the meal can best be described as all carb, no protein AND it took nearly 20 minutes to get the soup after the endive salad. Never knew restaurants made soup from scracth for each meal?

If you have alot of money and are on a diet and want to feel important in a fancy place then by all means make a reservation, but we do not plan on it any time soon!

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★★☆☆☆

On a whim my wife (who is from Spain) and I (Hungarian) decided to walk over to No.9 from MGH where she works on a Thursday afternoon for lunch. We were received with much fan fair by the Hostess who took our coats and seated us promptly at a comfortable tabel. We were a bit undecisive and so went for the menu. Having been all over Europe and the US for both work and business we had an a priory expectation of what a menu should be. We had a very nice endive salad which was followed by a lobster bisque. This is where everything went south! We have had lobster bisque before at several locations in Boston and were surprised to receive what we did. A large bowl with an amount of soup such that we could barely submerge our spoon underneath the liquid to eat. We actually had to START by tipping the bowl so we could ladle the soup! Unbelievable. Worse, I joked about this to the waiter by saying that had I known that the volume of soup I receievd would be less than the glass of wine, for the price, I would have chosen more wine...he did nothing! The dessert was nice, but after a $100 lunch we left hungary and had a snack later in the day. We are no chefs, rather a scientist and a business person, but the meal can best be described as all carb, no protein AND it took nearly 20 minutes to get the soup after the endive salad. Never knew restaurants made soup from scracth for each meal?

If you have alot of money and are on a diet and want to feel important in a fancy place then by all means make a reservation, but we do not plan on it any time soon!

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Over priced for the quality and quantity. A place for pretenders.

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This is a place where the staff has read their reviews and they believe it. Their manifest attitude is 'we are grand, you are not' It's well suited for those poor souls who crave reflected glory and are willing to suffer for it. The bar is crowded with wannabees who could never expect to be treated well and No 9 Park does not disappoint. A fetid air of superiority permeates this place. It is tolerated by patrons who truly do not know better.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is a place where the staff has read their reviews and they believe it. Their manifest attitude is 'we are grand, you are not' It's well suited for those poor souls who crave reflected glory and are willing to suffer for it. The bar is crowded with wannabees who could never expect to be treated well and No 9 Park does not disappoint. A fetid air of superiority permeates this place. It is tolerated by patrons who truly do not know better.

Pros: Great reviews

Cons: No interest in service

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What was one of Boston's best is simply not anymore. Despite reservation, waited for a considerable amount of time with no apology, no effort to give us somewhere to stand - just in the way. Had a very early reservation as it was all that was available (noted at res time that it was for a Birthday), so there were virtually no diners in the restaurant. Despite this - brought to the end of the back room and seated at a strip table (mext table 10" away). When we asked if we could have a corner table, were told condescendingly, that those are requested... well shame on us. A fine Happy Birthday... Finally, begrudgingly we were seated. There was a definite snotty attitude, except for the busboys, water pourers, etc., who were lovely, and seemed to be the only employees who smiled, cared or 'got it' that they weren't doing us a favor by waiting on us. Cold host (an oxymoron in this case) and overall feeling from staff (again except bus staff,; water Poureres, bread givers, clearers, who were nice), otherwise not comforting at all. The food was overall okay, with some almost bright lights...no raves here. The fish wrapped in bacon was ice cold and portions were miniscule all around. For the price, a poor value both in quantity and quality and atmosphere. No 9 Park did not rock our world at all; so many better restaurants in Boston. Seems to be resting on some old laurels. For starters, lose the snotty attitude... You are a restaurant for goodness sakes!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

What was one of Boston's best is simply not anymore. Despite reservation, waited for a considerable amount of time with no apology, no effort to give us somewhere to stand - just in the way. Had a very early reservation as it was all that was available (noted at res time that it was for a Birthday), so there were virtually no diners in the restaurant. Despite this - brought to the end of the back room and seated at a strip table (mext table 10" away). When we asked if we could have a corner table, were told condescendingly, that those are requested... well shame on us. A fine Happy Birthday... Finally, begrudgingly we were seated. There was a definite snotty attitude, except for the busboys, water pourers, etc., who were lovely, and seemed to be the only employees who smiled, cared or 'got it' that they weren't doing us a favor by waiting on us. Cold host (an oxymoron in this case) and overall feeling from staff (again except bus staff,; water Poureres, bread givers, clearers, who were nice), otherwise not comforting at all. The food was overall okay, with some almost bright lights...no raves here. The fish wrapped in bacon was ice cold and portions were miniscule all around. For the price, a poor value both in quantity and quality and atmosphere. No 9 Park did not rock our world at all; so many better restaurants in Boston. Seems to be resting on some old laurels. For starters, lose the snotty attitude... You are a restaurant for goodness sakes!!!!!

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I eat here once a month, and usually, the meals are phenomenal but tonight was not great. Our wine list didn't have any pages -- no big deal, but when I asked for another wine list, the waiter looked at me pointedly and replied, "That IS the wine list."

We started with the prune stuffed gnocchi (yum as usual) and squab (delicious). My husbands pork was tasty, but my roasted pheasant was served cold. I wouldve asked for it to be heated but no one came to inquire about our meal. The cheese course was wonderful, but afterwards, we were handed the bill without anyone asking if we'd like coffee (we did). It was as if they were in a hurry for us to leave, even though the place wasnt crowded.

Since my past experiences have been excellent, Id definitely eat here again. Maybe just not on a Monday night.

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★★★★☆

I eat here once a month, and usually, the meals are phenomenal but tonight was not great. Our wine list didn't have any pages -- no big deal, but when I asked for another wine list, the waiter looked at me pointedly and replied, "That IS the wine list."

We started with the prune stuffed gnocchi (yum as usual) and squab (delicious). My husbands pork was tasty, but my roasted pheasant was served cold. I wouldve asked for it to be heated but no one came to inquire about our meal. The cheese course was wonderful, but afterwards, we were handed the bill without anyone asking if we'd like coffee (we did). It was as if they were in a hurry for us to leave, even though the place wasnt crowded.

Since my past experiences have been excellent, Id definitely eat here again. Maybe just not on a Monday night.

Pros: good cheese course, nice wine list, friendly staff

Cons: service a bit off, variable food

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Simply fabulous. My wife and I went here for my 32nd birthday the other night, and we were simply blown away by the quality, service, wine list, basically everything.

We started with a half dozen local oysters, which impressed with freshness and flavor. I second the review of the prune stuffed gnocchi with foie gras --- that was simply fantastic. My wife started with the White Bean Bouillon, and that was similarly exquisite. The Pekin Duck Breast was delicious, if served ever so slightly too cool on a cold winter night, while the Colorado Lamb was just right.

We had Roederer champagne by the glass to start and then a delicious 2002 Cristom (Willamette Valley) Pinot Noir. Again, the latter was a little too chilly due to the weather outside, but it opened up nicely. They provided a decanter for attaining full bloom, a nice touch.

An excellent place. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

Simply fabulous. My wife and I went here for my 32nd birthday the other night, and we were simply blown away by the quality, service, wine list, basically everything.

We started with a half dozen local oysters, which impressed with freshness and flavor. I second the review of the prune stuffed gnocchi with foie gras --- that was simply fantastic. My wife started with the White Bean Bouillon, and that was similarly exquisite. The Pekin Duck Breast was delicious, if served ever so slightly too cool on a cold winter night, while the Colorado Lamb was just right.

We had Roederer champagne by the glass to start and then a delicious 2002 Cristom (Willamette Valley) Pinot Noir. Again, the latter was a little too chilly due to the weather outside, but it opened up nicely. They provided a decanter for attaining full bloom, a nice touch.

An excellent place. Enjoy!

Pros: Best in Boston, Great wine list

Cons: You'll pay for it

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The prune stuffed gnocchi with fois gras is probably my favorite entreé (yes, you can have it as an entreé!) in all of Boston. The tasting menus are outstanding and the wine pairing superb. I never have enough room for dessert but can never resist ordering... and I always manage to finish!
We've enjoyed the café side as well for a more casual atmosphere.

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★★★★★

The prune stuffed gnocchi with fois gras is probably my favorite entreé (yes, you can have it as an entreé!) in all of Boston. The tasting menus are outstanding and the wine pairing superb. I never have enough room for dessert but can never resist ordering... and I always manage to finish!
We've enjoyed the café side as well for a more casual atmosphere.

Pros: Gnocchi, Cocktails, Fois gras

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I have been to no 9 park three times.Each time expecting more out of the food. People always talk about it being great, but the food is always a dissapointment. Its not bad its just isn't very special. To read the menu, it sounds great but is lacking true talent. The cheese plate they offer is the best in the city.Also the wine list is very nice.sevice is fine, and ambiance is nice. Its a good place to take someone for an experience, just make sure they're more into other things than just the food.cuz it's not very tasty.

2
★★★★☆

I have been to no 9 park three times.Each time expecting more out of the food. People always talk about it being great, but the food is always a dissapointment. Its not bad its just isn't very special. To read the menu, it sounds great but is lacking true talent. The cheese plate they offer is the best in the city.Also the wine list is very nice.sevice is fine, and ambiance is nice. Its a good place to take someone for an experience, just make sure they're more into other things than just the food.cuz it's not very tasty.

Pros: wine list, cheese plate, location

Cons: food

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i can now say i had a good meal in boston. i had the prune ravioli with fois gras excelent! wine menu excelent. staff good. thank you for serving food with flavor please help the rest of boston. make sure you have a reservation and be prepared to wait.

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★★★★☆

i can now say i had a good meal in boston. i had the prune ravioli with fois gras excelent! wine menu excelent. staff good. thank you for serving food with flavor please help the rest of boston. make sure you have a reservation and be prepared to wait.

Pros: menu

Cons: wait

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favorite place for a drink and a couple things off of the bar menu.

fondue is the best.

fun night out when you start here

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★★★★★

favorite place for a drink and a couple things off of the bar menu.

fondue is the best.

fun night out when you start here

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This place is always so packed, but the other option is to eat outside at the bar or the small tables by the bar. We did that and we were able to order from the bar menu, which is cheaper and just as good. Try the steak and make sure you have the fries.

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★★★★★

This place is always so packed, but the other option is to eat outside at the bar or the small tables by the bar. We did that and we were able to order from the bar menu, which is cheaper and just as good. Try the steak and make sure you have the fries.

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The decor is cold, the room was hot. It's March and the thermostat was set to a boiling 79 degrees. If I were wearing a summer dress, it would be comfortable. The food in the cafe was just so-so. The salmon was undercooked even though we asked it to be cooked medium well. My cocktail wasn't right and had to be sent back, even though the waitress picked up on that on my first drink and sent it back before I started drinking, she failed to notice the second time. All in all, a good experience, but No. 9 doesn't live up to it's "fabulous" reputation. If you do go, get there before 8 on a weeknight if you want to be seated. It got extraordinarily crowded after 8.

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★★★☆☆

The decor is cold, the room was hot. It's March and the thermostat was set to a boiling 79 degrees. If I were wearing a summer dress, it would be comfortable. The food in the cafe was just so-so. The salmon was undercooked even though we asked it to be cooked medium well. My cocktail wasn't right and had to be sent back, even though the waitress picked up on that on my first drink and sent it back before I started drinking, she failed to notice the second time. All in all, a good experience, but No. 9 doesn't live up to it's "fabulous" reputation. If you do go, get there before 8 on a weeknight if you want to be seated. It got extraordinarily crowded after 8.

Pros: good food, OK service, great location

Cons: expensive, crowded

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We were told the wait would be 40 minutes. We were not in a rush and we did not make reservations, so that was not a problem. We waited 30 minutes and watched others who also didn't have reservations, who came in after us be seated before us! We checked with the hostess who told us we could dine at the bar, otherwise it would be another 15 minutes. 15 minutes pass, and more people are seated. The hostess continued to tell us the wait would be another 15 minutes and insisted we either eat at the bar or wait in the overcrowded lobby area. It was obvious we were not welcome there. It was obvious they did not want to service us. The staff and their service were deplorable. We had heard some good things about the restaurant and were severely disappointed. We will NEVER come here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were told the wait would be 40 minutes. We were not in a rush and we did not make reservations, so that was not a problem. We waited 30 minutes and watched others who also didn't have reservations, who came in after us be seated before us! We checked with the hostess who told us we could dine at the bar, otherwise it would be another 15 minutes. 15 minutes pass, and more people are seated. The hostess continued to tell us the wait would be another 15 minutes and insisted we either eat at the bar or wait in the overcrowded lobby area. It was obvious we were not welcome there. It was obvious they did not want to service us. The staff and their service were deplorable. We had heard some good things about the restaurant and were severely disappointed. We will NEVER come here again.

Cons: , hostess was terrible, overpriced

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I visited recently and ordered the prune gnocci which lived up to its reputation. My salmon was cooked to perfection. The drinks were wonderful as well. The watermelon martini was amazing. It tasted like summer in a glass...much appreciated on a chilly night that made me acutely aware of the onset of Fall. The service was all I could ask for-fast and attentive. A great evening.

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★★★★★

I visited recently and ordered the prune gnocci which lived up to its reputation. My salmon was cooked to perfection. The drinks were wonderful as well. The watermelon martini was amazing. It tasted like summer in a glass...much appreciated on a chilly night that made me acutely aware of the onset of Fall. The service was all I could ask for-fast and attentive. A great evening.

Pros: service, food, location

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This had to be one of the top 5 meals I have ever had in my life. Everyone from the hostess to the bartender to the waiter were extremely polite. The hamachi appetizer with pinapple was excellent. The sorbet assortment tasted like you were eating the actual fruit. I took a friend for his 30th birthday and the waiter must have overheard us because his dessert came out with a candle on it and "Happy Birthday" drizzled in chocolate around the plate. They obviously pay attention and have a fine eye for detail. I can't wait to go again!

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★★★★★

This had to be one of the top 5 meals I have ever had in my life. Everyone from the hostess to the bartender to the waiter were extremely polite. The hamachi appetizer with pinapple was excellent. The sorbet assortment tasted like you were eating the actual fruit. I took a friend for his 30th birthday and the waiter must have overheard us because his dessert came out with a candle on it and "Happy Birthday" drizzled in chocolate around the plate. They obviously pay attention and have a fine eye for detail. I can't wait to go again!

Pros: pear martini

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Although this was my first vist, and i had nothing to benchmark it to, I thought the food was good to great. Those people who cast doubts on the dining experience were probably looking for a steak. You have to be an adventurous eater and willing to try some of the intricate plates served.
I ordered prune stuffed Gnoichi that had bits of Frois Gras. Honestly, one of the best appetizers i've had. Then I had the shank, drier than expected.My date chose better than i did with the Venison, served almost tartar. I loved it being a rare is better eater, but my date, who usually eats medium-rare, still was thrilled with her plate. The meat was so tender, you could almost cut it with a fork.We skipped desert but did enjoy some of the mixed drinks. The pear martini was by far the best of all specialty drinks

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★★★★☆

Although this was my first vist, and i had nothing to benchmark it to, I thought the food was good to great. Those people who cast doubts on the dining experience were probably looking for a steak. You have to be an adventurous eater and willing to try some of the intricate plates served.
I ordered prune stuffed Gnoichi that had bits of Frois Gras. Honestly, one of the best appetizers i've had. Then I had the shank, drier than expected.My date chose better than i did with the Venison, served almost tartar. I loved it being a rare is better eater, but my date, who usually eats medium-rare, still was thrilled with her plate. The meat was so tender, you could almost cut it with a fork.We skipped desert but did enjoy some of the mixed drinks. The pear martini was by far the best of all specialty drinks

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I went here for the tasting menu paired with wine. For a bill of almost $400 for 2, it should have been MUCH better. The first 4 courses were great, but the savory courses seemed haphazard. Two dishes with baked apples? The service was the real issue. It was inconsistent and almost clumsy. Wine arriving after the dish is unacceptable. Also, one server poured us a ridiculously small glass of wine. I don't want to be intoxicated, but I do want to experience a wine and see how it compliments a dish. To add to our disappointment, we waited over 15 minutes between the final 3 courses. The final straw was receiving the bill and noticing charges for extra $11 cocktails. We then felt compelled to share our feedback with the maitre d', who somewhat graciously assured us that she would follow up with us. She has not.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here for the tasting menu paired with wine. For a bill of almost $400 for 2, it should have been MUCH better. The first 4 courses were great, but the savory courses seemed haphazard. Two dishes with baked apples? The service was the real issue. It was inconsistent and almost clumsy. Wine arriving after the dish is unacceptable. Also, one server poured us a ridiculously small glass of wine. I don't want to be intoxicated, but I do want to experience a wine and see how it compliments a dish. To add to our disappointment, we waited over 15 minutes between the final 3 courses. The final straw was receiving the bill and noticing charges for extra $11 cocktails. We then felt compelled to share our feedback with the maitre d', who somewhat graciously assured us that she would follow up with us. She has not.

Cons: inconsistent service, overcharged

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Like many high-end restaurants, No. 9 Park seems to be in that phase of it's lifecycle where it's riding on its reputation, not its actual quality. My girlfriend and I went there after seeing the Nutcracker, looking to complete an elegant evening. The wait staff was very polite & helpful, jumping when I requested a new chair because the one I had was rickety.

While the chef's salad was delicious (pumpkin!), my girlfriend's lobster dish wound up being very undercooked and had to be sent back, after which it was STILL undercooked. My glazed duck was uninspired & I was charged for the wrong bottle of wine (a 40% more expensive bottle of wine!).

We had high hopes for No. 9 Park but, like many restaurants in Boston these days, it failed to hold up to its reputation.

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★★☆☆☆

Like many high-end restaurants, No. 9 Park seems to be in that phase of it's lifecycle where it's riding on its reputation, not its actual quality. My girlfriend and I went there after seeing the Nutcracker, looking to complete an elegant evening. The wait staff was very polite & helpful, jumping when I requested a new chair because the one I had was rickety.

While the chef's salad was delicious (pumpkin!), my girlfriend's lobster dish wound up being very undercooked and had to be sent back, after which it was STILL undercooked. My glazed duck was uninspired & I was charged for the wrong bottle of wine (a 40% more expensive bottle of wine!).

We had high hopes for No. 9 Park but, like many restaurants in Boston these days, it failed to hold up to its reputation.

Pros: lovely atmosphere, great staff

Cons: mediocre food

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Although we had to wait for our table, even though we had reservations. But the drink list at the bar was interesting and made the wait tolerable. The food was fantastic, The prune ravioli with fois gras is to die for, and is a premanent fixture on the menu. My entree was delicious - and the desserts are unusual and well worth the stomach ache. Expensive!

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★★★★★

Although we had to wait for our table, even though we had reservations. But the drink list at the bar was interesting and made the wait tolerable. The food was fantastic, The prune ravioli with fois gras is to die for, and is a premanent fixture on the menu. My entree was delicious - and the desserts are unusual and well worth the stomach ache. Expensive!

Pros: Excellent Food, Beautiful View, Wonderful Service

Cons: Noisy

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A profoundly uninspiring dining experience. The service was fine if a little self-absorbed. Tables too close together prevented the kind of ambience I like. But the most unsatisfying aspect of 9 Park was THE FOOD. The green salad was soggy. The beet salad w/goat cheese tasted like it was dressed with balsamic vinegar & canola oil. The parsnip soup was bland. The halibut was OK if unimaginative. The lamb WAS quite good, though--but not enough to offset this disappointing meal. We ate the next night at Radius and had an AMAZING meal from start to finish. Radius, Clio, and Rialto both put this place to shame.

1
★★★☆☆

A profoundly uninspiring dining experience. The service was fine if a little self-absorbed. Tables too close together prevented the kind of ambience I like. But the most unsatisfying aspect of 9 Park was THE FOOD. The green salad was soggy. The beet salad w/goat cheese tasted like it was dressed with balsamic vinegar & canola oil. The parsnip soup was bland. The halibut was OK if unimaginative. The lamb WAS quite good, though--but not enough to offset this disappointing meal. We ate the next night at Radius and had an AMAZING meal from start to finish. Radius, Clio, and Rialto both put this place to shame.

Cons: mediocre food

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The hostess at this restaurant goes above and beyond what you would ever expect. The prune gnocchi was excellent, the crispy duck amazing, and the desserts were superlative. I would, however, stay away from the halibut--it was a bit dry. Try the dessert wines too, you won't regret it.

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★★★★★

The hostess at this restaurant goes above and beyond what you would ever expect. The prune gnocchi was excellent, the crispy duck amazing, and the desserts were superlative. I would, however, stay away from the halibut--it was a bit dry. Try the dessert wines too, you won't regret it.

Pros: Fantastic Hostess, Helpful Waitstaff, Wine List

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Venison, Fois Gras were awesome. These bad reviews are probably from Sports fans looking for the TV hanging over the bar. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Been here 4 times and never had a bad meal. The tasting menu, albeit as much as my first car, is amazing. Save a few bucks by ordering one with wine and one without. The clientele were of all ages. You don't leave full like Chili's, Sox fans, but you're very satisfied. The portions are perfect.

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★★★★★

Venison, Fois Gras were awesome. These bad reviews are probably from Sports fans looking for the TV hanging over the bar. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Been here 4 times and never had a bad meal. The tasting menu, albeit as much as my first car, is amazing. Save a few bucks by ordering one with wine and one without. The clientele were of all ages. You don't leave full like Chili's, Sox fans, but you're very satisfied. The portions are perfect.

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1. 45 minutes between appetizer and entree
2. 25 minutes for dessert to be served
3. Room temperature too chilly
4. Waiter not attentive (see #1 and #2)
5. Incredibly expensive ($35-$40 for very small entrees)
6. Very limited choices (maybe 6 or 7 entrees to select from?)
7. Full of suburbanites looking for chic city dining experience
8. Bus boy station in middle of dining room
9. Boston is full of better restaurants than No. 9 Park!!!!

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★★☆☆☆

1. 45 minutes between appetizer and entree
2. 25 minutes for dessert to be served
3. Room temperature too chilly
4. Waiter not attentive (see #1 and #2)
5. Incredibly expensive ($35-$40 for very small entrees)
6. Very limited choices (maybe 6 or 7 entrees to select from?)
7. Full of suburbanites looking for chic city dining experience
8. Bus boy station in middle of dining room
9. Boston is full of better restaurants than No. 9 Park!!!!

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Interesting to go and see what it's all about. Equally interesting is that. with the exception of location, and the tasty bread, there's little else to say or recommend. Stark decord borders on a clinical setting. Staff is pleasant and helpful, but they cannot overcome uinspired food, including totally tasteless cheesecake. Only restautant amateurs will find 9 Park scintillating, and write glowing reviews here.

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★★☆☆☆

Interesting to go and see what it's all about. Equally interesting is that. with the exception of location, and the tasty bread, there's little else to say or recommend. Stark decord borders on a clinical setting. Staff is pleasant and helpful, but they cannot overcome uinspired food, including totally tasteless cheesecake. Only restautant amateurs will find 9 Park scintillating, and write glowing reviews here.

Pros: over-hyped, disappointing

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I don't have a lot of $$$ to spend, but lucky break, I get a gift certificate to No. 9 Park! Everything was AMAZING! Food, service, and the view. It's a very small space, but they seem to have made it work. The wait staff were very helpful in picking the wine (I have no clue how to pick one), and in the food selections. If I could afford it, I will return. I know I will be at least returning to the bar for a drink someday...
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★★★★★

I don't have a lot of $$$ to spend, but lucky break, I get a gift certificate to No. 9 Park! Everything was AMAZING! Food, service, and the view. It's a very small space, but they seem to have made it work. The wait staff were very helpful in picking the wine (I have no clue how to pick one), and in the food selections. If I could afford it, I will return. I know I will be at least returning to the bar for a drink someday...
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I have been to No.9 Park several times and have eaten in the Cafe, at the Bar and in the Dining room and have had some of the most memorable meals in Boston there...We had a seven course tasting for 8 people on my Mother's Birthday that left evryone overly satisfied- but make sure that you save room for dessert because the new pastry chef is amazing!

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★★★★★

I have been to No.9 Park several times and have eaten in the Cafe, at the Bar and in the Dining room and have had some of the most memorable meals in Boston there...We had a seven course tasting for 8 people on my Mother's Birthday that left evryone overly satisfied- but make sure that you save room for dessert because the new pastry chef is amazing!

Pros: Incredible food, Valet, Cafe Menu

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Worst meal I've ever had. Undercooked cod wrapped in pancetta with a green glaze so dull I fet like I got a bat to the head. Babs must have been having a bad night, but with those prices and profile, mistakes like that should never be made. If you enjoy the company of stuffy, old Tip O'Neil types...Go ahead. Just don't order any fish.

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★☆☆☆☆

Worst meal I've ever had. Undercooked cod wrapped in pancetta with a green glaze so dull I fet like I got a bat to the head. Babs must have been having a bad night, but with those prices and profile, mistakes like that should never be made. If you enjoy the company of stuffy, old Tip O'Neil types...Go ahead. Just don't order any fish.

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