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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” (33 reviews)
“foie gras” (35 reviews)
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French, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

The service at L'Espalier is phenomenal! This includes the parking valet, the greeters in the lobby, the wait staff -- everyone. The food was inventive and delicious and included many "freebies" in the form of amuse bouches, cookies, and candy.

1  Thank astorix
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had a wonderful dining experience here. We were nestled into a corner table. Every bite was delicious. Having eaten at L'Espalier many times in both locations, I can only say that the experience remains one of the best in Boston for culinary excellence!

1  Thank steve s
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Recently went to L'espalier and found that, while some of the food was fresh and thoughtfully prepared and the wait staff were overall attentive and kind, the restaurant expects its patrons to be up to par with their elite and exclusive (extreme? ) menu and...More

1  Thank nancyjw696
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Marked as our only fine dining meal for our trip to Boston. We had the degustation menu for dinner with combinations of wine and juice pairings. Everything was spot on. Service was outstanding, the kitchen staff was very accommodating about food allergies and dislikes, and...More

Thank Kelvin C
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Can't fault the quality of the food, but the portions were skimpy for the price. Cheese course excellent (there is even a separate cheese menu). Desert wines & port horribly overpriced. Service good, but not outstanding.

Thank Snudge08
Reviewed May 26, 2013

The food at L'Espalier is beyond reproach. We chose the six course Spring Degustation menu and it was delicious. At $110 per person it's far from inexpensive but for the quality of the food and variety of the dishes it was worth it, even if...More

Thank KMcCorry
Reviewed May 21, 2013

A fantastic dining experience. I had made reservations months in advance in order to celebrate my daughter's graduate school graduation, so upon arrival, she was greeted by everyone with a 'Congratulations!' Everything from the intensely delicious appetizers through the incomparable cheese plate was perfectly prepared...More

Thank Greying
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Lovely six course dinner at L'Espalier. Every course was delicious and we choose the 4 part wine pairing with our dinner. The dining room is lovely and we had a table for two by the window. Great service, good vibe, and easy to talk to...More

Thank Travel4bourne
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This restaurant is one of my best memories during the weekend my boyfriend and I had in Boston. I had found it online and made a reservation there since most of the reviews were outstanding. And yes, it was outstanding! Let us start with the...More

Thank FrenchieOnTheRoad
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Highly inventive, top quality produce, great wines and prices to match. On the occasion of our 10-yr wedding anniversary, we went for the whole 10-course extravaganza + wine pairings and it was flawless. Mast time we were there was 8 years ago and I must...More

Thank WoburnExpress
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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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