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  • 774 Boylston St. Map It
  • Back Bay
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

In 2008 L'Espalier left its longtime home in a Back Bay town house, reopening beside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The new locale, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and modern decor, looks decidedly different. But chef-owner Frank McClelland's dishes—from caviar and roasted foie gras to garlicky beef tenderloin with braised short ribs and wild mushrooms—are as elegant as ever. In the evening, a three-course prix-fixe, six-course seasonal degustation, and over 10-course chef's journey menu tempt discriminating diners. A budget-minded power lunch as well as à la carte options are available weekday afternoons. Finger sandwiches and sublime sweets are served for weekend tea; the salon menu hits the spot for post-work drinks and nibbles, like a perfectly ripe fromage flight from the city's premier cheese trolley.

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774 Boylston St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02199, United States

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Reservations essential

Published 07/22/2015


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