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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
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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Reviewed November 6, 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 CW29
Reviewed October 24, 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 October 23, 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 October 23, 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 October 22, 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 October 21, 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 October 20, 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
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We arrived a few minutes early and were asked if we would like to have a drink in the lounge. We declined and were seated at our table where we we ignored for ten minutes by the very people that would wait on us. Not...More

1  Thank Therealtruth22
Reviewed October 19, 2013

we enjoyed an excellent early evening diner at this very pleasant restaurant. The food was beautifully presented and we were especially impressed by the delicious desserts. The roomy dining room generated a relaxing atmosphere and was perfect for an unhurried meal. We were all very...More

1  Thank eric b
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Our first night in Boston and we were excited to get a table at such a highly rated restaurant. First impressions were good. The welcome was nice and we had a lovely table overlooking the busy street below. We opted for the autumn degustation menu...More

2  Thank FoggMurphys
Back Bay
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heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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November 14, 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
November 14, 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
$41 - $100
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, 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
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-3023
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