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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 2 days ago via mobile

L’Espalier is located in a stylish space in the Mandarin Hotel. The food and service are excellent, and the wine list is extensive. We opted for the 8 course vegetarian meal, which was quite good. Prices are high, but the overall experience is worth it.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still the best French Cuisine in Boston. Excellent preparation, elegantly presented, first rate service in a charming setting. Be prepared to pay for the best.

Thank hospitality2018
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Classy, helpful and delicious fine cuisine. They offer a vegetarian menu that is easily made vegan. Spendy, of course, but perfect if you have a companion that's vegan or vegetarian.

Thank SABinde
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We have to L'Espalier many times over the years. We just went there for dinner last week and as usual the food was amazing as well as the atmosphere. However we were disappointed with the service. The head waiter was very good but the rest...More

Thank ROSBoston
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were seated in the library room at the restaurant. It was very intimate with pleasing decor. We ordered cocktails to start. I had a dirty martini with phenomenal blue cheese stuffed olives. We ordered a nice bottle of French wine to...More

Thank Jolene W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We loved the original L'Espalier that was in a brownstone on Gloucester Street. This location is still good and we enjoyed our meal this past Saturday night. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu which really feels like 15 courses over a 4 hour...More

Thank ihart
Reviewed 10 March 2018

My wife and I have enjoyed L'espalier for almost 20 years. Unfortunately our experience last evening was not up to the standards the restaurant had maintained for years. First cleaning crews who usually come after service arrived prior to dinner and left an offensive mint...More

Thank calwinemd
Reviewed 27 February 2018

The food was good,; the prices and the style of the restaurant suggests it has one Michelin star, which after eight courses I can guarantee it certainly wasn`t. But the service is a disaster. When we arrived we ordered two cocktails, which arrived fourteen minutes...More

Thank geoffix
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Wanted to come for afternoon tea, but missed the part about it only being on weekends. Decided to stay, anyway. They brought out appetizers that were very good! Smoked Gouda stuffed eclairs, flax seed crisps with pear butter and cranberry sourdough bread with sea salt...More

Thank Cag3doc
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Great staff and a fantastic dining experience. Food and wine selection is excellent. Very appropriate for business setting, with friends or with family. Highly recommended!

Thank Shariputra
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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
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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