Parish Cafe II
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 80
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.99/5 rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
This is lesser known cousin of the Back Bay. It's on the edge of the South End Condos on the busy intersection of Mass Ave and Tremont St. It is always less busy than the mother ship but the beer and food are the same.
Because it's on the corner there is plenty of natural sun light (southern exposure). Because it's less busy, it never feels too hectic and I think the service is better.
The sandwiches are superb. Each is featured as a different recipe from the local celebrity chefs/restaurants. The beer selection is very good but not really odd nor unusual. So, you can get plenty of different craft brews but they'll be from the largest producers (Harpoon, Avery, Brooklyn, etc.). Still, the combination of great food and good beer is hard to beat.
03-23-2014 17:24:25 | More by smcolw
3.78/5 rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
After the Sox game on Sunday, my wife and I were walking over to the Orange Line at Mass Ave when we decided to pop into Parish to check on the Patriots game. Very open feel inside, as the huge windows really make you feel like you are sitting on Mass Ave or Tremont St. Lots of tables for seating, with a long bar on the right. There were a few tvs to watch the game. Service was very good. We only ordered a round of beers, but the bartender told us that we could try a sample of anything we wanted and filled my water glass twice. Chatted a bit about beer too. Selection was good. Beers on tap ranged from a lots of local craft breweries to a few imports. There were about 15-20 on tap. The bottles under the counter in the glass coolers also looked intriguing, as I saw a nice mix of bottles and bombers from local and national craft brewers, plus Belgians and Germans. I ordered a pint of the Wormtown Octoberfest for $7 and my wife had the Southampton Pumpkin Ale for $6. Prices seems a bit high for these. We did not eat, as there was only four uninteresting sounding apps listed on the menu. But, same great selection of sandwiches noticed as the original Parish in the Back Bay. We'd definitely come back here for another beer sometime, as it's the best selection you'll find in this corner of the South End.
09-20-2010 14:17:12 | More by morebeergood
Parish Cafe II in Boston, MA
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.