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The Paramount

#36 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Beacon Hill
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44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114-4604
+1 617-720-1152
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:30
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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great breakfast, no matter eggs or pancake... Banana French Toast is wonderful, but I don't like standing in queen intruding those who are having breakfast, narrow walkway...

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Thank Lau E
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for the marathon like we are every year. We enjoy trying someplace different every time. We identified the paramount and walked from Cambridge to check it out. My wife was running the marathon so I had the boys who were both hungry. I got one of them seated as his leg was hurting and took the... More 

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Wargrave, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, the lineup is large, but the food, in my opinion, did not deliver above an average breakfast diner that you could just walk into and get a table in any other city. we had a feta and spinach omelette and the huevos rancheros and both were just bland examples of each.

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Thank chris l
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night got on trip advisor and found this spot. We truly enjoyed the dinner we had. A little bit of a wait as the place is small but worth the wait. Everyone from the wife to the boys /14,18) and myself enjoyed it . If in the area I highly recommend it MM

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Thank modrono
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic Beacon Hill must do. Expect to wait. Cannot sit until you order and they cook your food. Delicious brunch. French Toast, omelette and even protein bowls.

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Tyler, Texas
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I go by there is a line out the door and onto the sidewalk. I've been there once and the food is OK, but I just think it's overrated. Try it if you're in the area and see what you think.

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amherst,ma
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times. Had the BBQ chicken chopped salads. Excellent lunch spot especially if you are at MGH

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Thank docofthebay
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134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Beacon Hill and saw The Paramount was recommended by our host for breakfast. The Paramount has been open since the late 1930s and has service down to a T. First you line up to order, then get seated and eat. The eggs and waffles were good. This place can't be beat.

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Thank KAS57
California
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here our second morning in Boston...the line thing was weird, but totally worked! It was neat to watch them make your food and then eating your food in front of people waiting to order was different, but we struck up some conversations and met new people!! The wife had the mushroom omelette and I had the western-both delicious!... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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169 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The people are made to cue then order and by a miracle the tables turn as people feel obligated to leave almost while still chewing, but they appreciate the need for the next diners to enjoy the great food. The servers and cooks work like clockwork, totally unflappable, while we were eating a group of 20 students came in and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 16:30
Friday
07:00 - 16:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beacon Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.
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