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L'Espalier

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” (57 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (37 reviews)
“foie gras” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826
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11 - 20 of 619 reviews

Reviewed 14 October 2017

By many accounts, l"Espalier is still one of the best restaurants in Boston and is the pioneer of fine dining in Boston. That is why it is all the more surprising that there were some simple things that were not done right during our meal,...More

2  Thank R L
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Tasting menu Warm and friendly staff Very knowledgeable sommelier, she was studying for her advanced sommelier degree! The food was innovative , tasty and very well presented! One of the best wine lists in the country ! They even have multiple bottles of Romanée Conti....More

Thank philadelphiaboyzz
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were visiting Boston for a girl's weekend and she had enjoyed this restaurant on past visits. Since I knew her normally high food standards, my exceptions were high. I felt a little disappointed. The good things included attentive wait staff, nice...More

Thank Randi4712
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We went for our anniversary last weekend.(July 30). We decided on the 8 course tasting. In the past they used to have a large Al a Carte' menu. We started with the Lobster. Excellent. The best part of the meal. We then had a deconstructed...More

Thank keithmNashua_nh
Reviewed 2 August 2017

If you're looking for the ultimate special restaurant experience, L'Espalier is it! We took our son here for his birthday. We ordered the 5-course tasting menu and our son also ordered the wine pairing. Every course was a work of art for the eyes and...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Every course was described as if it were a work of art blended with science. Nothing could be further from the truth. The courses were disappointing. The lobster and duck were both tough and chewy. I've had better lobster at Legal Sea Foods. The duck...More

3  Thank John L
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Second time at L'Espalier was not a disappointment! Tried out the 5-course tasting this time and was very pleased. Such interesting creations that don't leave you feeling overly stuffed at the end. Loved the palette-cleansing treat, too. Love the European-style approach to dining -- about...More

Thank Boston_2_Ibiza
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was my recommendation for my nephew's graduation celebration with the family. The food was uninspiring and I regret recommending this restaurant. The sommelier kept insisting we had ordered a bottle of wine which we hadn't as we don't drink - eventually resolved 20 mins...More

Thank Arbysims
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We went for afternoon tea. The tea selection is rather limited but they're very good and all house blends. The savory tea sandwiches were very good. The sweets were only okay. The scones were burnt. Very friendly and kind staff. Although a nice experience, there...More

Thank Alice_Mary1990
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My husband and I were in Boston this past weekend and made reservations at L'Espalier one of my favorites. We were able to change our reservations from the main dinning room to the "Chef's Table." This was an incredible experience for both of us. Not...More

Thank TValls
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jweiland15
14 November 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
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jweiland15
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$100
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
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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