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L'Espalier

#70 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Back Bay
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774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199-7826 (Fairfield St.)
+1 617-262-3023
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11:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
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Miami Beach, Florida
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fancy place with two options for set menus which can be paired with a pre selected array of different wines. Sophisticated and ideal for special occasions because is not inexpensive but definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Liban10452
Boston
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently went back to L'Espalier after a 2 year hiatus. My first thought when I book a reservation there is "do I really want to spend that kind of money for dinner; is it worth it"? The answer is a big YES! The service is impeccable from the time you walk in until the time you leave. Presentation is creative... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my friend and his family. Fantastic food with great service, located in the heart of Boston. Really enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank Iqbal H
Santiago, Chile
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely good service to complement the very upscale atmosphere. Food was good but definitely on the expensive side. Be prepared to pay through your teeth.

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Thank Jonathan L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding food, ambiance, and service. Graciously welcomed even though, due to an incomplete Open Table reservation, we were last minute walk-ins. We were on the way home to Cincinnati after 10 days in France and we had our best meal of the trip here at L'Espalier in Boston.

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Thank Alfred Z
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have been to many great restaurants, however this is the best we have ever had the pleasure to be served the best meal ever. The service was far superior to what you would see in most fine dining places. You would never know what to expect as you board the elevator to take you to the restaurant, but once... More 

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Thank Douglas C
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent atmosphere and impeccable service. I do not recommend the Halibut it is bland with a corn sauce. The venison and lobster were fantastic. Also the duck is exceptional.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was a special wine-tasting night, with a fixed menu and a range of Italian wines. It was set in a small room, off the main restaurant, with around a dozen other diners. The Sommelier and Maitre D talked us through what we would eat and drink and, as usual, the service was impeccable. The food was stunning, so many... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went here for a small family get together and had a wonderful night. The amuse bouche were fun and yummy, the ashen cocktail martinis interesting and punchy. The wine list had some real treats, but- the grilled foie was cooked to perfection, and my lobster tails taught me that nearly all the lobster I had had before was badly... More 

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Thank Alexander F
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife and here went here for our anniversary. We were in from out of tow and looking for a great restaurant for our anniversary dinner. We carefully read reviews and got recommendations. We ultimately decided on L'Espalier. Based on reviews, the menu that we read online, and the price of the tasting menu ($118), we thought this meal would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$100
Cuisine
French, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

Neighbourhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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