The dining experience at L'Espalier is quite unique in Boston - although the dishes are a little more "fancy" than I usually like (focus is on the presentation and unusualness of the food rather than the actual deliciousness of a dish) it's always an eye-opening experience with new flavors and combinations of foods that you'll enjoy. The best part, however, is the cheese selection - you can have a cheese platter for an appetizer or dessert, and they have the finest selection in Boston. You can even go there during the day to buy some of the cheeses that you especially liked. They focus on a lot of local (New England) dairy farms, but have a wide range from around the world. If nothing else, go there for one of their monthly cheese tasting and be prepared to be blown away!