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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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“tasting menu” (53 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (32 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 12 July 2013

Recently had lunch here by recommendation of my lunch date and friend. Atmosphere was lovely and the tall ceilings and long full windows give it a very elegant feel. Service was good overall, wine recommendations/suggestions were were good and helpful advise given, we didn't want...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I just finished taking my family out to lunch here today and we all really enjoyed it. It wasn't busy at all, but it was a wonderful experience to enjoy fine dining in a quiet setting without a rush -- we probably slowly ate our...More

3  Thank RyanBingman
Reviewed 8 July 2013

The food is superior, creative and nuanced in flavor and presentation; the ambiance is similarly elegant and refined. This is the perfect place for romance and sophistication.

2  Thank Ron H
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Great service. We did the seven course tasting. Everything was great. Be forewarned, you get 3-4 appetizers before the amuse bouche, so just be ready for that.

1  Thank 743MichaelD743
Reviewed 29 June 2013

This being our first visit to L'espalier, my husband and I chose the Seasonal Degustation tasting menu. Like some other reviewers, we weren't really wowed by any dish--almost all courses were very traditional takes on the food. While traditional isn't a bad thing, there were...More

1  Thank ShellCee
Reviewed 22 June 2013

We dashed off to Boston for our small wedding of two and decided to have our wedding dinner at this wonderful restaurant, we were greeted by nearly everyone with a congratulations and a smile The service was impeccable and our waiter which I cannot remember...More

1  Thank kloMassachusetts
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I visited in December just before the holidays and after sampling the Chef's Tasting Journey for dinner, I left feeling somewhat underwhelmed. The food was beautifully plated and the restaurant is gorgeous, but the dishes we were served all seemed unoriginal. There was no course...More

Thank uaflyer18
Reviewed 20 June 2013

From the first greeting to signing my check , everything at this place is spectacular. The staff is very professional and friendly. The interior is just perfect, calm and welcoming. The food is very well presented. Everything about it is world-class. Just on the spot!!...More

1  Thank Scottiya
Reviewed 20 June 2013

My husband and I ate at L'Espalier four nights ago to celebrate a special anniversary. What an outstanding meal! Everything was prepared to perfection. We each had the four-course-plus-dessert "spring degustation menu," with excellent substitutions for us pescetarians. The service was excellent. The ambience wonderful....More

1  Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 19 June 2013

My wife & I recently had the pleasure of dining at L'Espalier in honor of our 5th anniversary. I now understand why L'Espalier has been so successful for so many years. The passion for putting together an innovative meal celebrating farm to table cuisine is...More

Thank musiclover1013
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Does anyone know the prices for the menus?
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
Does anyone know the prices for the menus?
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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