Marriage proposals and six-figure deals are par for the course at chef-owner Frank McClelland's New French New England legend. Make that par for seven courses, rather: the main menu is a prix-fixe degustation, breathtaking in its creativity, scope, execution and, of course, asking price. Served in a posh, intimate brownstone by hyper-attentive waiters, it has no local equal—and the cellar wine director Erik Johnson has built is tremendous too. L'Espalier makes its home in the posh Mandarin Oriental hotel.
774 Boylston St
|Cross street:||between Fairfield St and Ring Rd|
|Opening hours:||11.30am-2:30pm, 5.30-10:30pm Mon-Fri; noon-1:45pm, 5:30-10:30pm Sat, Sun.|
|Transport:||Green line to Hynes Convention Center|
|Price:||Set meal $75 (3 courses); $94 (7 courses).|