Fodor's Expert Review L'Espalier

$$$$ The Back Bay French Fodor's Choice

Adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, this elegant French restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern decor, is the sort of place where locals come to splurge with either a five- or eight-course tasting menu, including a vegetarian one. Chef-owner Frank McClelland's dishes—from caviar and roasted foie gras to beef sirloin and smoked Maine lobster—are as delicious as they are artful and often include ingredients harvested that morning from McClelland's own farm.

French Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice Brunch

Quick Facts

774 Boylston St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02199, USA


Known For:
  • Masterful French cuisine
  • Sumptuous cheese trolley
  • Special-occasion atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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