L'Espalier
774 Boylston St, Boston, MA

L'Espalier

774 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199
Neighborhood: Back Bay
L'Espalier, Boston — The Library- Take a quick peek of the impressive sterling kitchen on the way to the library, nestled in the rear corner of the restaurant. This romantically dim lit space is perfect for a special dinner for two or an intimate business meeting, and is cleverly decorated with books of various shades of cool blues lining its shelves. Tall shelves lead the eye up toward exposed dark wood beams overhead, adding a rustic finishing touch to this warm dining room.
774 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199
Neighborhood: Back Bay

Maximum Capacity: 120 people
Availability
L’Espalier is often credited with being the first independently owned restaurant to bring haute cuisine to Boston. Located on Boylston Street when it opened in 1978, L’Espalier moved to a historic Back Bay townhouse in 1982, only to return to Boylston Street in 2008 where it currently resides adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Under Frank McClelland stewardship, L’Espalier has consistently been rated one of the top restaurants in Boston's Zagat Survey. The restaurant has received numerous accolades including the "Distinguished Restaurant Award" from Mimi Sheraton, as well as being the first New England restaurant to receive four stars from The Boston Globe food critic, Alison Arnett. In 1996, Nation’s Restaurant News bestowed L’Espalier with its highest honor, inducting the restaurant into its “Fine Dining Hall of Fame.” And for the last ten years, L'Espalier has remained the only independent restaurant in New England to receive Five Diamonds from AAA.
Packages
Fantasy Tea
$44
per person
Attendees: 10 - 120 Food Included Beverage Included Deposit: $0 Total Price: $44/person     Show Details
Cocktail Reception
$48
per person
Attendees: 10 - 120 Food Included Beverage Included Deposit: $0 Total Price: $48/person     Show Details
Three-Course Lunch
$65
per person
Attendees: 10 - 120 Food Included Beverage Included Deposit: $0 Total Price: $65/person     Show Details
Four-Course Dinner (starting at $115 per person)
$115
per person
Attendees: 10 - 120 Food Included Beverage Included Deposit: $0 Total Price: $115/person     Show Details
Six-Course Dinner (starting at $185 per person)
$185
per person
Attendees: 10 - 120 Food Included Beverage Included Deposit: $0 Total Price: $185/person     Show Details
Photos

L'Espalier, Boston — The Crystal Room- This centrally located dining room is bordered on three sides by a striking steel bar wine case that is enveloped in brilliant sheets of glass. Be seated alongside the wine display in one of the olive satin lined banquettes, or across the dining room in one of two lush mauve booths.

Photos published with permission of L'Espalier

L'Espalier, Boston — The Crystal Room- This centrally located dining room is bordered on three sides by a striking steel bar wine case that is enveloped in brilliant sheets of glass. Be seated alongside the wine display in one of the olive satin lined banquettes, or across the dining room in one of two lush mauve booths.L'Espalier, Boston — The Corner Room- Floor-to-ceiling windows, unveiling lively Boylston Street below, illuminate the largest of the three dining rooms. Larger parties are comfortably accommodated and seated in luxurious cushioned chairs with dark mahogany accents. Plush fawn colored carpet underfoot leads seamlessly into the Crystal Room.L'Espalier, BostonL'Espalier, BostonL'Espalier, BostonL'Espalier, BostonL'Espalier, BostonL'Espalier, BostonL'Espalier, Boston — The Salon (adjacent to the Corner Room)
A marble tiled foyer leads into the Salon. A periwinkle blue area rug complements this room’s dark hardwood floors. Cozy up in this modern lounge with a copy of Chef McClelland’s Wine Mondays in the soft and inviting booth underneath the light cast by an awe-inspiring clean lined chandelier. The salon is also perfect for people watching from one of the window-side tables while sipping a glass of champagne from a bottle chilling on ice in the butler’s pantry.
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Corner RoomPhotos Available
Private Dining Room Max Capacity: 54 people
Corner Room, L'Espalier, Boston

Photos published with permission of L'Espalier

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Floor-to-ceiling windows, unveiling lively Boylston Street below, illuminate the largest of the three dining rooms. Larger parties are comfortably accommodated and seated in luxurious cushioned chairs with dark mahogany accents. Plush fawn colored carpet underfoot leads seamlessly into the Crystal Room.
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 54 People
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
Crystal RoomPhotos Available
Private Dining Room Max Capacity: 64 people
LibraryPhotos Available
Private Dining Room Max Capacity: 35 people
SalonPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 20 people
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