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Parish Cafe

361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3303 (Back Bay)
617-247-4777
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Ranked #94 of 2,823 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, French, Eclectic, International, Café
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Weston, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Had dinner with three friends here. Had the large meatball. Sooooo good. Great if you have a smaller appetite. Price was only around $6. Perfect.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

When travelling, I seldom chance a restaurant (I like to do my homework). However, this neighbourhood resto was very good! It's a busy spot which speaks to the quality of food. The staff is very friendly...we ate there twice...I liked the Boylston fish sandwich...the non alcoholic drinks choices were tasty, too.

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A snug little restaurant near the park that offere a simple range of salads , sandwiches and signature dishes with friendly service - a good place to relax and revictual !!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My hotel concierge said that Parish serves the best sandwiches in Boston. I don't have a yardstick for comparison but I had a darned good sandwich. The decor is that of an unpretentious bar room. The eating space has simple wooden chairs and tables (mostly for two) as well as a long, dark wood bar counter with stools. The glass... More

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Allyn, Washington, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There were 3 of us for lunch. I had the Blue Ginger, a rare tuna steak sandwich; my husband had the Parish Sandwich; the other had the Beet Salad (which I wished I would have gotten). The atmosphere was very friendly. Service was excellent but most of all, the food was fabulous. Flavors well blended and beautifully service. I would... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What a find great staff, great food, great atmosphere, just a great place to be morning, lunchtime or evening.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Tired and hungry, we found the Parish Bakery. Amazing sandwiches, and the onion rings needs to be seen to be believed.... And tasted!!! A fabulous atmosphere. Buzzy, great food. Perfect!

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Derby
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Decided to have lunch at Parish Cafe by Arlington subway station before our next stop at South Street station for Boston harbour. It was mega busy but the really warmly efficient greeting gave us confidence to wait. Only ten minutes later we were seated and enjoying the convivial atmosphere.The sandwich combinations were spot on, as were the craft ales too.... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Our hotel recommended this place on Boylston Street. As we walked several blocks down to this restaurant, we passed several nice cafes which were (let's call it) 'moderately' busy. But when we got to this place, there was a wait. ....the point being that with plenty of competition around, the locals knew where to go. It was an Indian-summer Boston... More

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San Francisco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This restaurant is in a great location and has a great selection of sandwiches, many non - standard combinations. The food appeared fresh, the service excellent. Excellent value for price (in the area).

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Additional Information about Parish Cafe

Address: 361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3303
Phone Number: 617-247-4777
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, French, Eclectic, International, Café

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