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The Paramount

) #36 of 2,406 Restaurants in Boston €€ - €€€ American, Cafe,
44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4604
+1 617-720-1152
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (65 reviews)
“french toast” (105 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4604
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Crowded, especially during the lunch hours. The seating system is a bit strange : order, pay and then get seat assignment. This could be quite problematic if no tables or chairs were available! In any case, the burgers, sandwiches and salad we ordered (and had...More

Thank Lantis7481
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small, very busy neighborhood restaurant known for its waffles, pancakes, and other breakfast items. A line is often encountered but service is speedy. The blueberry pancakes were delicious as well as the coffee. Food: 4.5/5. Service: Fast, friendly, and helpful. 5/5. Decor: 3/5. Price: $$....More

Thank H S G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I eat here literally every day that we are in Boston. Love the place. From the food to the overall experience. Food is out of this world. Can't say enough good things

Thank Q2968SQjamied
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We followed the line and waited to order and pick up our food with the crowd. Usually a line means great food, so we were up for the wait. So many people hanging on the edges of tables while people were eating and hanging on...More

Thank EmJer03303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here twice over four days in Boston. The food is quick and delicious. It's very busy but service is still quite fast. Highly recommended. Staff were very friendly

Thank Shane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crazy busy place (as expected in a Boston neighborhood hot spot). Hats off to the staff they really work hard and deliver a solid product. Don't pass up the pancakes...chorizo omelet was good not great. Fun, high energy atmosphere with so many people in a...More

Thank J M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended The Paramount for breakfast, although we had already seen this place advertised. When you enter the place it can seem a little chaotic, as you have to queue, order breakfast, pay before being seated by the Staff The system does work. The...More

Thank Dolly76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went at Sunday noon and waited almost an hour in line. The fine is fine...had an western omelette and others had pancakes. The portions are large. OK, if you do not mind lines.

Thank Denny R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called in to the Paramount as was on Charles Street just up from the common as I was walking to the Harbour from Back Bay. It's in a lovely street in a lovely neighbourhood. The cafe has been around since 1937 and has a...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by a Boston resident. It is located in the Boston Commons/Public Garden area. From the outside, the place is not impressive looking; ditto for the inside. A number of simple tables with the kitchen in the back. When we...More

Thank Jerandnanc
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Michael C
Help me not look like such a fool! Been here a couple times and yet I haven't figured out how to master the process. After giving the order, should one immediately go to the cashier and pay -or- wait for the kitchen to put the order on the counter before I pay and order drinks?
8 July 2016|
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Response from Alyse M | Reviewed this property |
Follow the line.
nicholle b
Can you call ahead or get a reservation? Is it pretty busy on weekday mornings?
2 June 2016|
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Response from Cruzer0610 | Reviewed this property |
The Paramount has a very tried and true process. You essentially stand in line, order your meal, and by the time your food is prepared you have a seat.
Dana S
About how long does the whole process take; from ordering, paying, and eating? I want to try and plan around a time we wouldnt be late for our flights of BOS.
4 September 2015|
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Response from Sohail_Pk | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of day. If you go around 11 am on Sunday then it should take about an 60-70 mins from start to finish. The food is ready very quickly - around 5 minutes, but its the waiting time which takes the most... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4604
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Beacon Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-1152
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