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Parish Cafe

361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3303 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #105 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, French, Eclectic, International, Café
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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370 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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English first
Los Angeles
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The wait for a patio table was about 15-20 minutes, which was perfect for an appetizer and a beer (good selection) at the bar (same menu and prices). Quick and friendly service, The humus platter starter is delicious and there is enough for 2/3 people to share. Great med chicken sub with fries, desert, wine, coffee. Bill for two was... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Some people deal with high demand (which induces stress, no doubt) by smiling and patiently explaining the seating situations. Others get mad, tell you it's your fault and generally act like a child throwing a temper tantrum. Parish is the second kind of place. Wait staff couldn't possibly be more frigid, pushy and unhelpful. Never again.

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Montreal, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We were a party of 6 and we had lunch at Parish Cafe. We all chose different sandwiches and everyone was more than pleased with their choice. They had a good selection if beers and micro brews. Price were reasonable for such creative sandwiches. Would definitely go there again.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped here thanks to a suggestion from a friend back home. At first I wasn’t too keen at the thought of sandwiches for dinner, but I was so pleasantly surprised at this place. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed – a mix between a diner and a pub. I love the concept – different chefs from the area offering... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Seated outside on Monday 4th/Aug , ordered a Skinny Margarita : tasteless full of ice : and not cheap :$12 for water ! ordered a Salade Nicoise : well either there is a problem in the kitchen either they need to review their food standards : Ingredients were frozen,all watery, everything was swimming in oil and a yellow taste with... More

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Athens, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food here is pretty good. I had a proscuitto sandwich with mozeralla. The sandwich itself was really good. The salad I had was a little strange because it came with huge chunks of sundried tomatoes. The service was really slow even though it was not super busy.

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Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a late dinner here after a long day of touring. We were immediately taken care of by our server Pete who noticed us lingering out by the patio which looked very inviting but was full. The menu is fantastic, there is something for everyone. Hot meals, sandwiches to the mac and cheese. All our dishes were excellent and... More

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Dardanelle, Arkansas
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After multiple recommendations from locals in the area shops, we gave this place a try for dinner. Although the server forgot our appetizer, he was gracious enough to bring it with our entree at no charge. Otherwise, excellent service and the tuna burger was great. The atmosphere was lively and fun.

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Mississauga, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My family and friends were in Boston watching our Bluejays beat the RedSox 14-1. Looked for a place to eat on a Monday night in the Back bay area of Boston. A local recommended this place. It's open intil 2am. Were we ever glad it was recommended. The food was amazing and very reasonably priced. I had the Mexican meatball... More

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Severna park
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We ended up here on a recommendation from a friend. We arrived 15 minutes before opening on a Sunday and there was one family waiting in front of us. By the time the restaurant opened, the line was down the street. Everything we ordered was delicious. My husband got the BLT and can't stop raving about it. The little kids... More

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