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774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
+1 617-262-3023
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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French, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

The food in the restaurant has never failed to provide at least a somewhat lasting memory. However, the front of house staff here need a lesson in hospitality. There are several faces that you often see in their suit jackets that I could have done...More

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 11 November 2013

While the portions are not huge the food and service if stop notch. Great for a romantic dinner date.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 7 November 2013

The service and food is top notch. You really just can't beat it. Amazing experience. The staff is super attentive. I did a 10 course tasting menu and every item was delicious.

Thank Natasha K
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I recently went to L'Espalier for high tea. This was my first time in the new location, and first time having tea at L'Espalier. I was sorely disappointed. While beautiful, this location lacks the intimacy and old worldliness of the original, and it ends up...More

Thank CtheWorld29
Reviewed 25 October 2013

While I still miss the charm of the previous L'Espalier (a long long time ago), this place is grand, almost too spacious for an intimate feel, but the service is impeccable and the food remains inventive and interesting. The atmosphere is formal yet not stuffy....More

Thank TA209
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is for sure the best French restaurant in Boston area. We had Chef's Tasting Journeys several times and never got disappointed. I always got excited when I see ingredients like black caviar (though, just paddlefish one), truffles, etc :-) Service was very attentive and...More

Thank Mikhail1981
Reviewed 23 October 2013

My wife and I took the opportunity to eat at L'Espalier during a weekend out in Boston. We had not been back to L'Espalier since they moved to their current location, and so were wondering how it had changed. We were very happy with the...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for an afternoon tea and it was the best I've ever had! The atmosphere is very relaxing and the service is excellent. You will undoubtedly be treated like royalty here. When you check in with your name downstairs, someone is there to great...More

Thank mangoclaude
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I am so grateful we were given a printed menu of our fabulous tasting dinner -- couldn't remember all we had without that list. It was a once in a lifetime dinner for us. The food was exquisite in taste and appearance. It is the...More

Thank Katharine C
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Great dinner, original cuisine with interesting interpretations of classics, very well presented. The set dinners with wine pairing were the perfect choice. Casual and cautiously classy atmosphere, quiet and relaxed. Wonderfully discreet and forthcoming service, very attentive. The sparkling wine from Massachusetts was an interesting...More

Thank Frank D
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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
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
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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