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Oct 23, 2001 09:24 PM

Best Boston Cream Pie?

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I'm about to embark on a quest for the best boston cream pie in Boston - fudgie chocolate, thick cream, rich cake, yummm.

Looking for recommendations to try and to avoid in my search. Would like the pie to be available in Boston, but for true excellence, would be willing to travel further afield.


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  1. The Oak Room at the Copley Plaza has the best I've tried.

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    1. re: Joel

      I will second the Oak Room. If they do not have it as a dessert selection, just ask. They always have it in the back.

      1. re: Baruch

        Any chance they would serve it at the bar? I'd rather not have to have a full dinner at the Oak Room just to try this, but I would definitely like to try it!

        Oak Room
        138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    2. Lyndell's bakery on Broadway in Somverville has the tastiest BCP. The layers of buttery, moist cake sandwich the rich creamy pudding and it's topped with the perfect amount of chocolate frosting/icing. It is the best one out there.

      1. Has anybody had it at its birthplace, the Omni Parker (not then the Omni, of course), in recent years? Just curious.

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        1. re: tatamagouche

          I had it there during Rest. Week a couple years ago. It was good but I think the Oak Room is better.

          1. re: Joanie

            I had it there a few months ago and Joanie has it correct.

            1. re: Joanie

              I have had it at the Parker house lately. They sell it in their gift shop. It's delicious but quite costly. Don't laugh but I bought an amazingly delicious one at Hannafords grocery the other day. It was for no special occasion and I knew my husband would like it. We all did.

          2. Too funny, I met some people from London when I was at Pete's Pub and they were on a quest for Boston Cream Pie. I told them I though the Omni Parker was the only place they would find it since I hadn't seen it on a menu in years. Less then a week later it was listed as a special at Paddy O's and a couple of other Irish Pubs in that area. I never thought of the Oak Room!

            1. Bova's Bakery in the North End, has a Boston Cream Pie that is out of this world delish.

              134 Salem St, Boston, MA