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L'Espalier

774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
+1 617-262-3023
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (57 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (37 reviews)
“foie gras” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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21 - 30 of 619 reviews

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I so wanted L’Espalier to be better than it ended up being. From the somewhat awkward lounge/sitting area and a long wait after ordering the drinks to service for the tasting courses that was not well timed (on a number of occasions I could see...More

Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ordered the 8 course tasting menu and were underwhelmed by the unimaginative offerings (halibut with bacon crumbs?) and bland flavors. From the pedestrian Parker House rolls to the rock hard meringue and the thimble shaped applesauce and jello like dessert, this...More

Thank Educat0r
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My need to consult the restaurant's website to recall the details of our 5-course tasting menu a couple of nights ago is revealing, as none of the dishes delivered the sensory OMG wallop that would have lodged them in my memory. The most successful creations...More

Thank villagesq
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We spent over two hours going through the eight course meal(luckily enough we did not order the twelve course one since we were stuffed at the end) and each and every bite was a celebration. But it's not only the food, it's about the service,...More

Thank S h
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Was taken here for a Mother's Day fixed menu brunch. Our waiter wanted to take our order as soon as we sat down - no time for coffee/drinks. It was supposed to be a 5 course meal but we were served salad (the 3rd course!)...More

Thank travelinggirlxox
Reviewed 9 June 2017

If you are looking for a unique, interesting and delicious experience for a special celebration, reserve the chef's table, located in the kitchen. It seats 2 - 4 (if you are a party of 2, they will not seat anyone else there, so you don't...More

Thank BostonChloe
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
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jweiland15
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
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jweiland15
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 100
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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