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Parish Cafe

#87 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Back Bay
French, American, Café, International, Eclectic
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361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3303
617-247-4777
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 189
    Excellent
  • 156
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best chicken!

I have been to Parish Cafe before but this time I got the half order of Sean's Simple Chicken. Wow! I was surprised how delicious it was. Got some delicious lemon flavor with capers. Half order was plenty big!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Zuplindo
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Quincy, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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419 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I've visited this place as a guest of my cousins, and I should say it was one of the most delightful diners I've ever been to. Excellent service, perfect food where all ingredients are at the exact right amount of everything. such a warm and pleasant staff, I could say this will be a place I will always remember and... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I have been to Parish Cafe before but this time I got the half order of Sean's Simple Chicken. Wow! I was surprised how delicious it was. Got some delicious lemon flavor with capers. Half order was plenty big!

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Albany, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Fantastic outdoor deck on Boylston. Great food and beers. Servers were friendly and didn't rush us to finish our drinks even though there was a line. The eggplant sandwhich is amazing.

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Rhode Island
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I have been her a couple of times and have loved each meal. I had "The Mistral"-Garlic and rosemary marinated beef tenderloin grilled to medium RARE on ciabatta with caramelized onions, chive mashed potatoes, melted Bel Paese cheese, seasoned arugula, a truffle aioli and crispy.-AMAZING! Great drink menu too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Zuni Roll is one of the best sandwiches in Boston. But, they have a variety of different sandwiches Also, they have a great beer selection and a friendly staff. Definitely a place you should check out if you are in the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a variety of sandwich taste, each created by a well known Bostonian chefs. Great food. Within our group we had the Mexican Meatball...spicy and flavorful; the Schlesinger...wow I am going to try this at home: and the Boyleston...who can beat Haddock? The "Bowl of Rings" ( wonderfully crispy onion rings) were quickly devoured and the Beet salad can't be... More 

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Silicon Valley, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The concierge at the hotel recommended this spot. Didn't realize it was so popular! Got there at 1230pm on a Friday..the line was out the door! But it was definitely worth the wait! Had the baked mac and cheese...it was good! Wish I got the Mexican meatball but it was a Lent Friday :( Anyway, I wished I went there... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I needed to get out of the hotel for a quick lunch while at a conference workshop. Found Parish a block away, near the Common. I'm glad I did. Clearly catering to the foodie gang, the place had a variety of unusual sandwich options and some genuinely interesting takes on familiar dishes. Lunch was top notch, our server was friendly... More 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This restaurant is unique in that it combines all of the best sandwiches from around Boston. I personally had the Mexican Meatball and it was delicious. Nice relaxing atmosphere and decent prices.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I really like the sandwiches at this place. Each sandwich is a local chef creation. If you are strolling around Boston Commons on a warm day, it might not hurt to stop here for a bite. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-247-4777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American, Café, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?