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The Paramount

#103 of 2,448 Restaurants in Boston
€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4604
+1 617-720-1152
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (75 reviews)
“pancakes” (141 reviews)
“french toast” (114 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4604
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came on this place by mistake on St Patrick’s Day morning. The place was heaving and the line was long. Other reviews talk about how you get your table but it works and we got to the front reasonably quickly. The food is cooked...More

Thank welshgirl49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located smack dab in the middle of historic Charles Street. The Paramount is a special treat for breakfast. The breakfast dishes are all prepared by chefs that feed the food they would surely enjoy themselves. The waffles with fruit & nutella, blueberry pancakes, and their...More

Thank JBMartiniguy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast! We went on a Sunday morning and the line was not too bad. You order at the counter, then sit down. Warning: you are not able to save a table! But, it works. A table was available after we finished ordering....More

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had breakfast /brunch here. It was fantastic. Great value, great atmosphere, and great food! First thing's first: do not take a table when you go in there. You have to get your food first. The system works! We absolutely loved it in there. It...More

Thank Clearwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The brunch is so good! This is a real American brunch. I went there with friends, it was perfect! The food is prepared in front of you. This is a good value for money. I recommend it!

Thank Delphsan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Paramount sits among the brick paths of Charles Street in Boston. It serves itself up as a Diner for breakfast & Lunch. The line can be out the door. The seating is limited. But it all works out by the time you are in...More

Thank Paul Otis G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to see this place. They have a great system of taking orders, making your food and seating you. Trust the system. It may seem odd but it works! The food is all made fresh and to order. It’s not spectacular but it’s good....More

Thank abbydood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is like a a diner, fast food and large potion. We arrive at 7am in the morning after suffering from jet lag so no queue whatsoever but during brunch on a weekend we can see people queueing. This place is so popular that...More

Thank Keri L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were strolling Charles Street and checking out menus as we walked along. We chose the Paramount and were not disappointed. I had the Quinoa Protein Salad and my husband had the Quinoa Black Bean Burger. The salad was an ample portion and was absolutely...More

Thank Hippely
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Decided to pop in for some breakfast before embarking on the Freedom Trail and heard this place was worth a visit. Queue was almost out the door and took a lot of will power to stay, especially with an 11 year old, but we did....More

1  Thank Iain W
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Michael C
8 July 2016|
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Response from Alyse M | Reviewed this property |
Follow the line.
nicholle b
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
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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