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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” (55 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (34 reviews)
“foie gras” (34 reviews)
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French, International, Vegetarian Friendly
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Delicious food in an elegant setting. Wonderful service by knowledgeable staff. Good wine list and great cheese selections. One of the best restaurants in Boston.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed August 26, 2013

So many fine restaurants seem to believe that stuffiness and intimidation somehow enhance their offerings. Not so here. From the valet to the sommelier, each of the 7 or 8 people who interacted with us appeared genuinely interested in our enjoyment of the time we...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

I had dinner here recently while visiting the area. The dining room is intimate and well decorated. The service is very good. We ordered the summer degustation menu with wine pairing. The six courses were beautifully executed and were fairly delicious. The "clam bake" first...More

Thank Raymond L
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

If you liked Per Se or Daniel in NYC. Then you would love L'Espalier. Impeccable service. Amazingly creative food. Great for special occasions.

1  Thank Eduardo C
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We enjoy doing a tasting menu while on vacation, and so I usually do a bit of research online to find the right restaurant. I am so very glad we picked L'Espalier as it was an exceptional experience. The chef's menu was very well crafted....More

1  Thank FCO_SFO
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We recently enjoyed our anniversary dinner at L'Espalier. The service was outstanding, the decor was elegant yet comfortable and warm, and the location was superb. The food was - in a nutshell - outstanding. We enjoyed the summer menu and each course was delicious. I...More

1  Thank newenglander99
Reviewed August 9, 2013

It really couldn't have been any better. The food was incredible and perfectly matched by the service. I'm glad that I chose L'Espalier to propose to my fiancee, it couldn't have been better and the whole experience provided by the team there was unbeatable. I...More

1  Thank Timhunt82
Reviewed August 2, 2013

This was a wonderful experience, made such by the overall service and our server, Shah. From the greeting in the lobby to the attention to detail table side, service was excellent. The amuse bouche that were served were incredible. The wine list is daunting but...More

1  Thank pensfan58
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I had lunch there recently. I liked everything except for the portions. The location is nice. Elegant and relaxing space. Friendly and professional services. I had the scallops with special sauce for appetizers which were tasty. The complimentary amuse-bouches were nice. For main course, I...More

1  Thank cuteasianjock
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was my third time to L'Espalier since September and each time the service and food have gone above and beyond any restaurant in Boston. We had multiple courses of outstanding amuse-bouches before we even ordered. This visit we ordered the Summer Degustation ( 6...More

3  Thank Scubascott1980
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
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, Romantic, Special occasions
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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