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L'Espalier

774 Boylston St, Boston, MA
617.603.1900   |  website
 
  • Neighborhood: Boston
  • Directions: Hynes Convention Center/ICA at Newbury Street
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Moving to uncramped digs in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel must have prompted hallelujahs from long-suffering back- and front-of-house staffs at L'Espalier. The new home of what is arguably Boston's finest restaurant offers facilities and elbow room that should enable chef/owner Frank McClelland's exacting, luxurious fusion of French and new American to soar to even greater heights. But to any patron who ever pitched woo or a business proposition in that beautiful old Back Bay townhouse, the passing of its inimitable charm must be bittersweet.
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