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“Menton Merveilleux” 5 of 5 stars
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Menton
354 Congress St, Ste 101, Boston, MA 02210-1295 (South Boston)
617-737-0099
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Ranked #19 of 2,816 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $95 - $95
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: South Boston
Cross street: A Street
Mequon, WI
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146 reviews 146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Menton Merveilleux”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This stunningly good addition to the Barbara Lynch empire is quite simply wonderful. We started with a couple of wonderful cocktails (Italian Greyhound and 118th Occasion). We ordered and thoroughly enjoyed the Chef's 7 course tasting menu along with a bottle of champagne (Billiot Reserve). we did supplement with a small cheese course because the occasion (our anniversary) needed just a touch more decadence :-) What was particularly lovely was that the chef while keeping the main ingredient the same for each course, adjusted the dish for our unique palates (I prefer a more adventuresome style and my wife more traditional).
Having dined all over at some magnificent restaurants, it would be fair and appropriate to say that this made our top 5 (the others in no particular order: Per Se, La Pergola, Jamin and The Dining Room at Little Palm Island) by displacing No.9 Park (sorry).
The service provided by the team led by Michael was exceptional (thanks Lauren and Paul). My only recommendation is for the other servers who dropped the dishes off at the table would be to request that slow down their speech a bit in order to better understand the dish and its construction.
At the conclusion of the dinner, the staff was so very gracious to arrange a trip with seats to Drink for us (will review seperately).
Now, please note that food and service like this comes at a price so if you are not interested in making another mortgage like payment that month, don't go. If you are willing, you won't regret it and remember, you can't take it with you! Consider it a SKI (Spending Kids Inheritance) dinner.
All in all, a memorable time/experience to be treasured.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“one of the best meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Menton is definitely top 5 restaurant in boston, probably the best experience. Wouldn't expect any less from the same chef owner of no. 9 Park restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Corona del Mar, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great palace to go for wonderful food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Great food and service. Really enjoyed it. They offer a Prix fixe menu or tasting menu. We asked for a la carte since we were not very hungry. They were fine with it. We probably ended up eating more. Ambiance is not over the top but very tastefully done. Every course was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aarhus, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Caramelized onion macaroons!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The tasting menu was fantastic, innovative and delicious. The wine pairing was extensive and equally fantastic. Try the gin-lavender-lemon juice drink before your dinner!

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Sacré bleu!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Location, Southie in the Boston art district. Surroundings, unassuming. Valet $ 18.00, venue, modern decor, per female companion "manly". Ambience, relaxed, many couples. Service, attention to detail, friendly, no stiff upper lip. Menu, 2 choices: 1. Prix fixe, 4 course dinner $95.00 PP (extras not included). 2. Chef's tasting menu $ 145.00 including escargot, fois gras, duck, lobster, rabbit, and other afrench cliches. Wine selection, impressive! My companion and I went for the 4 course menu. Food, Hmmm, let me think, beet salad succulent. Crab cake, awesome. Lamb, apotheosis. Here's the only problem I find! $ 380.00 later I do not feel that the cost benefit ratio was there. If I were at La Serre in Paris or Paul Bocousse I would not mind, but Southie? Donc, je suis désolée mes amis, but you will have to live with 4 stars.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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