L’Espalier is a perfect place to celebrate occasions and have memorable meals. I have had special dinner at the original and romantic Gloucester Street location, a work lunch for Restaurant Week at the Mandarin Oriental location and Sunday time with some intelligent and accomplished ladies in the main dining room. Additionally, I have enjoyed Wine Mondays in the library room and a one on one presentation with an impressive sommelier and living encyclopedia of wine.
Every meal had top-notch service, the service was accommodating and the staff warm. What I enjoy most is the meticulous food and pairings. At L’Espalier you are signing on for a culinary adventure, they offer care and thought behind each component of the meal and every instance and interaction.
The Boylston Street view
Pretzel rolls, these were my favoriteCreamy risotto
Sweetbreads with polentaDuck roasted to perfection, tender and crispy skin
Cheese plate Honey, pecans, bread and dried apricotsAmazing and elegant dessert plate, sorbet, chocolate cake