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L'Espalier

774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
+1 617-262-3023
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (55 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (34 reviews)
“foie gras” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
French, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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301 - 310 of 607 reviews

Reviewed 15 October 2013

I have been trying to book this restaurant few times whilst we were in Boston for conference. Even though we were only aiming for two or three people, but it seemed to be impossible to get a table on the particular day. However, our pray...More

Thank Andy_UK_CBS
Reviewed 10 October 2013

One of the best restaurants I've been to. Great food. Great service. The chef had put lots of effort into making the food look good and taste delicious

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

I was very impressed by the chef! The food was great, the chef plays a lot with herbs and sweet and sour but in a very balanced manner. We took the autumn degustation and we could try all flavors of the autumn with a very...More

Thank Floc77
Reviewed 4 October 2013

I had my 50th birthday dinner here with family. Dinner for six with the "Chef's Journey" with wine pairings, and juice pairings for the 2 non drinkers.....It was a masterpiece of 16 courses over 3 and a half hours. Excellent staff with explanations of the...More

Thank Connecticut-MD
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Unobtrusive, personal service, and outstanding food. Imaginative, yes, but far more important is the quality of the ingredients and how flavors are put together. The appearance of dishes was also first class. Understated, high quality atmosphere where a guest feels that he or she is...More

Thank upintheairglobally
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Excellent "nouvelle" cuisine. The preset menu with the preset 4 glasses of wine although very expensive (approximately 170 $ per person) was very much appreciated. Excellent culinary experience. Excellent style. Excellent service.

Thank MarV594
Reviewed 11 September 2013

My wife and I went to the ‘high-end’ L’Espalier for lunch during a quiet mid-week service. The waiting staff were way-over attentive (probably because of the high staff-to-diners ratio), but the food was absolutely superlative, and one of the culinary highlights of our holiday! One...More

Thank Hood40
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Did the chefs multi course. Best described as all dressed up without showering beforehand. No real standouts. Amazing plating, service and ambiance, but nothing delicious. Food needs some salt or butter or whatever chefs do to bring out some flavor. Dessert was slop on a...More

Thank pattisiny
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The food was original, but not pretentious. The foie gras was the best I've had in my life, and it paired wonderfully with both the strawberries and the beets. The halibut I ordered as an entrée was perfectly cooked and the spinach-oyster emulsion was wonderful.

1  Thank Sofi R
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Delicious food in an elegant setting. Wonderful service by knowledgeable staff. Good wine list and great cheese selections. One of the best restaurants in Boston.

Thank Paula D
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
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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