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774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
+1 617-262-3023
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (54 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (33 reviews)
“foie gras” (33 reviews)
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French, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday here and decided to do the 8 course pairing with wine. FYI: They pour an entire glass of wine! Carlos took care of us and explained each dish so beautifully and meticulously. Every dish was an adventure and...More

Thank Nury V
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I still miss the old brownstone...but we always enjoy our dinner experience at L'Espalier. We dine here whenever we are in Boston- usually every one-two years. The food was superb. They pay close attention to details. My husband has a tree nut allergy- they specially...More

Thank MarshmallowMom
Reviewed 5 June 2017

To get to the restaurant, one goes up the elevator to the second floor, and once there, are led to an open and sedate interior. We chose the smaller of the tasting menus, 5 course without wine pairings, but when we return, we will likely...More

Thank James I
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The food is outstanding and the staff is exceptional! Lovely setting as well. So many courses, we lost count. They easily accommodated our request to swap out menu items. The sommelier helped us select the perfect wine. Our waiter's assistant was engaging, funny, and unpretentious....More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

So we visited this well known establishment with the highest of hopes. We went all out and did the 12 course chefs tasting sold to us as "a way to experience the best of the best". This was the most boring and for some courses...More

Thank Papoon
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went for the chef's table. It really is a table inside the kitchen!! Besides that we were lucky enough to have it in the busiest day of the year (2 graduations that weekend) and it wes really cool. The menu... Oh the menu.. about...More

Thank Luis F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The last time we ate at L'Espalier we celebrated a birthday at the kitchen table, which seats four in tight quarters. It was spectacular in every way--the kitchen staff were attentive to us, discussed the food with us, brought us a few additional bites here...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

L'Espalier is likely one of the best restaurants you can visit in Boston. The food with the wine pairing gives you a very special insight into just how good food can be. As you'd expect, the service, attention to detail and explanation of every dish...More

Thank Neal G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Do the Chef's table. Get the wine pairings. Enjoy. And don't worry about all the money you will spend. It will be worth it. Be prepared for warm temps - you are in a kitchen, after all.

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I booked an anniversary dinner for myself and my fiancée here at the Chef's table, with a full wine pairing. We totally went all out. The dinner took five hours as we got to taste everything that L'Espalier had to offer. The way the staff...More

Thank 733stevek
Back Bay
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the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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14 November 2016|
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Response from Sallee L | Reviewed this property |
Dinner for two could easily be $400. (Including moderately priced wine and tip. Worth every penny at least once before you die!!!÷ lol
14 November 2016|
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Response from mr_matin | Reviewed this property |
$850 for 2. Chefs table, 22 courses with wine pairings...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
    (Fairfield St.)
  • Public Transportation: Copley Square T
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-3023
  • E-mail
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