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L'Espalier



774 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

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(617) 262-3023

Cuisine: French Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 46 reviews


price range:more than $50

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L'Espalier Reviews

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  • Staff PicksL'Espalier was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience.

    33333 by Staff Picks


  • Carrie B.On Wine Night Monday, the chefs have fun by whipping up a prix fix wine paired experience for you, led by a sommelier. Good value

    55555 by Carrie B.


  • Tiffany BThe cheese is absolutely amazing! Your server will help you pick out an exquisite selection

    55555 by Tiffany B


  • Elaine L.The food was good but I especially love the tea service! Beautiful atmosphere with a great view of Boylston for some amazing people-watching - get a table by the window.

    55555 by Elaine L.


  • Reserve AChef/Owner Frank McClelland employs local, fresh ingredients in his sophisticated and modern French fare, offered on a prix fixe menu in four chic dining rooms

    55555 by Reserve A


  • Cosssette GarciaTasting Menú

    33333 by Cosssette Garcia


  • Sofia U.High cuisine at its best, try chef tasting menu+wine pairing. Or seasonal martinis

    55555 by Sofia U.


  • Viviani Comida deliciosa. Sobremesas incríveis. Serviço perfeito. 😍

    55555 by Viviani


  • Erie Ogood food. Taste lives up to reputation. Portion is very generous.

    55555 by Erie O


  • Ahmet NMutlaka ördek ve girişde kaz ciğeri

    55555 by Ahmet N


  • Joshua EddyWarmed Wellfleet oysters with smoked-bone-marrow emulsion and Maine seaweed.

    55555 by Joshua Eddy


  • Ben B.The warm wellfleet oysters with bone marrow emulsion is crazygood. Expect many extra small courses to come at the beginning, middle, and end of your meal.

    55555 by Ben B.


  • Jeff B.The salon is lovely for a pre-dinner drink.

    55555 by Jeff B.


  • Chefs FeedMing Tsai, chef of Blue Ginger, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Seared Hudson Valley foie gras.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Jeremy K.Boston's finest French, high end restaurant. Expensive but definitely worth it. Fresh, seasonal and always delicious.

    55555 by Jeremy K.


  • Boston.comLong known as a place to get engaged, L'Espalier sees about one proposal a month. That means 300 marriages have been launched in the Gloucester Street townhouse occupied by the restaurant.

    33333 by Boston.com


  • Boston.comThis bastion of New England-French cuisine now serves in modern digs adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental. It's a splurge, but seasonal degustations and chef's tasting journeys offer bang for the buck.

    55555 by Boston.com


  • Bradley ADo the chef tasting you won't be disappointed

    55555 by Bradley A


  • Vanessa G.(Best of Boston 2013-PLACE TO GO WHEN PRICE IS NO OBJECT) Improper Bostonian says, "This is where the city celebrates. Take an aperitif and a nibble in the salon overlooking Boylston St.."

    55555 by Vanessa G.


  • Mark H.Go early and take the chef's Tasting Journey with wine pairings

    55555 by Mark H.


  • EaterL'Espalier is revered for Frank McClelland's hybrid of French and New England cuisine, which makes extensive use of local, seasonal ingredients. Stop by for a Cheese Tuesday. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • Kim H.FANTASY TEA - Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30-3:00PM

    55555 by Kim H.


  • Yasemin K.Wine Mondays are amazing!

    55555 by Yasemin K.


  • Katie Z.Lunch – slightly more affordable. Also, afternoon tea.

    55555 by Katie Z.


  • KiKiBest afternoon tea in Boston

    55555 by KiKi


  • Brittany D.The best things in life are Brie. And wine.

    55555 by Brittany D.


  • Megan L.The cheese platter is out of this world. Also, Wine Mondays are a great value

    55555 by Megan L.


  • Laura H.7 course vegetarian chef's journey tasting. Amazing!

    55555 by Laura H.


  • Juliet V.wine Mondays. amazing.

    55555 by Juliet V.


  • EaterUnabashedly serves champagne and caviar and is unafraid of being fancy. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater


  • Boston MagazineOur testers are constantly on the lookout for signs they’ve been noticed—too many “gifts” from the chef; a suspiciously good table. At L’Espalier, though, we can never tell. Read on for why.

    33333 by Boston Magazine


  • Mark M.Great wine, but even better beer (ask for the white-label Chimay!)

    55555 by Mark M.


  • Gilt CityL’Espalier has earned its reputation as a stalwart of haute cuisine: C.E.O. and Executive Chef Frank McClelland runs the only Boston restaurant to have won 12 consecutive AAA Five Diamond Awards.

    55555 by Gilt City


  • The FeastUltimate in French fine dining fare, but crafted with a New England influence. Linger over a multi-course lunch.

    55555 by The Feast


  • The Daily MealIf you've never truly loved an amuse-bouche for everything it is, your world is about to change.

    55555 by The Daily Meal


  • Stephen H.Try a $60 Monday wine night meal!

    55555 by Stephen H.


  • Bon Appetit MagazineHave a glass of bubbly in the Salon before being shown to your window table, then feast on chef Frank McClelland's "Seasonal Degustation" menu. Be sure to save room for cheese.

    55555 by Bon Appetit Magazine


  • Stephen C.Bad place. Overpriced, pretentious and underwhelming food. Your money is better spent elsewhere. Christmas Eve prix fixe was a ripoff. Well appointed, but all front and no back.

    22222 by Stephen C.


  • Razorfish Client SummitL’Espalier is often credited with being the first independently owned restaurant to bring haute cuisine to Boston, with a trailblazing commitment to using local, fresh ingredients from New England.

    55555 by Razorfish Client Summit


  • Eric B.Whether it's Wine Monday, Cheese Tuesday or their holiday specials you can't go wrong here. Amazing food.

    55555 by Eric B.


  • DigBostonCheck out what the Weekly Dig had to say about L'Espalier: http://bit.ly/a7Ctfw

    55555 by DigBoston


  • ThrillistMini Burger Mondays! Every Monday from 5-7pm this joint's peddlin' $2 sliders and $5 small plates.

    55555 by Thrillist


  • natalenepre fixe is actually affordable . includes salmon among other things .

    55555 by natalene


  • Michael K."The Journey" is a superb 12-course meal, with many unusual and exotic dishes. Plan four and a half hours!

    55555 by Michael K.


  • Noel F.Do not miss their wine dinners. Best meal I've had in my life! Well worth the price.

    55555 by Noel F.


  • Tony P.Go here and get the vegetable degustation. Be prepared to spend at least $100 a plate, but it's the best meal in Boston.

    55555 by Tony P.


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