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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%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (56 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (38 reviews)
“foie gras” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
French, International, Vegetarian Friendly
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This evening did not start off well at all. Yep, I’m dining along and I realize that it's a table for two and I'm robbing you of income from a second person but then most odd numbered diner’s tables do that so let's get over...More

Thank neatomosquito
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner for four on the eve of Christmas Eve. We each opted for the five-course vegetarian menu. The food was spectacular, and the chef was able to accommodate two of our party with food sensitivities with no muss, no fuss. The atmosphere is very elegant...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Food was good but honestly not great and definitively subpar compared to other similarly super expensive restaurants like Mentón and others in Boston or ones we’ve dined at in other cities. For contrast, when we went to Mentón, several courses blew us away and some...More

Thank jhesaurus
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The first time we visited L'Espalier was Black Friday for lunch, about ten years ago. Since that magical time, we3've made the event an annual tradition. Extraordinarily sophisticated atmosphere; marvelous food; flawless service. Pricey? Almost breathtakingly so, but -- still -- well worth the tab,...More

1  Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This was to be a special birthday/ Thanksgiving dinner with a nearly $100 prix fix menu without wine .We eat out frequently and expect good food and service at this price point. Food was very good but not special and service was appalling. They asked...More

1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 21 November 2017

It had been quite a while since I'd been to L'Espalier, since "fine dining" isn't really my cup of tea these past few years, what with all the great simple restaurants everywhere. It was a nice surprise to rediscover the gracious service, the elegant space,...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

The experience here is all about the food. A mixture of flavors and textures and colors and tastes . . . An excellent high end restaurant experience

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This place has been a staple of French fine dining in Boston for years. Expect to spend money - it’s a least 180 / head without wine. Everything we had was amazing!!! From the foie gras to cheese sampler - you can’t go wrong. Dress...More

Thank katravler
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I have been here several times. Always special always wonderful. Like many things and many places this is an investment in an excellent excellent evening. If you are looking for a special meal you can not do better. L’Espalier remains one of my favorite restaurants...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

L’Espalier is a place for the discerning diner that is willing to spend money for a premium dining experience. The high touch service is top notch with staff that can speak to all courses and pairings. The food was beautiful in its presentation and extraordinary...More

Thank Apache375
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14 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
14 November 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
US$41 - US$100
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-262-3023
  • E-mail
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