Fantastic culinary journeyEven with rather "constrained" dining styles aka pre-fix or tasting menu, there is great variety available. And the olfactory and gustatory journey my wife embarked on was quite stellar. A fantastic mix of textures, colors and tastes which don't overwhelm you volume wise but are quite satifying from an appetite perspective.
The only drawback ... the price ... it's hefty but worth it.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!An evening at Menton is a very special treat. The seven-course chef's tasting menu was absolutely spectacular. A simple list of ingredients is presented before several amuse bouche are presented. For some of the courses, multiple presentations are offered, allowing patrons to sample the same ingredient, prepared in a different format. Each morsel is a revelation; each ingredient highlighted and presented in an equally gorgeous and delicious plate. Each and every detail is pristine without being overly fussy. The waitstaff is one of the best I have seen in a very long time; they are highly informed and joyful as they attend to your every need. Menton is a sheer delight!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingA memorable dinning experience. The "Captain" that was our primary server was very knowledgeable and the servers explained in detail what each dish was. When told about food preferences they changed the dishes to accommodate our tastes (I do not care for sea food). This was one of the, if not the best meal I have had and priced as such...5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with friendsThis was only our second time here but we had another great dining experience. Everything was great from service, to wine selection, to food. I chose not to get the wine pairings with my meal but asked our server for recommendations for wine for 2 of my 4 courses, and I was not disappointed. Very nice meal. Creative combinations of tastes. Nicely prepared as well. And of course we were treated special with several tastes from the chef.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHow amazing!My girlfriend has been bugging me to take her to Menton so, for her birthday, we went. All i can say is WOW!! The food was absolutely amazing and the wait staff was not only spot on they were as friendly as could be. Now I think it's a hard task for a wait staff to be available so you don't want for anything but so clse they hover around you. The staff at Menton was impeccable and the food shear perfection!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceFantastic experience beginning to end. Staff was warm and engaging, food was incredible. Can't wait to go again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper speciality placeMenton is not your average dinner place. We went there just for fun and it was a terrific experience. It's on the pricier side but definitely an awesome culinary experience. Strongly recommend it.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWords can not describeThe food is wonderful beyond belief. The service is tremendous. We started at Drink and enjoy a behind the scenes walk to Menton and then back to Drink after dinner.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe could not have been happierWe could not have been happier with the evening. From the friendly greeting when we arrived to the attentive service and the great food.....it was an awesome experience.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect as always!We love Menton. It is by far the best dining experience in Boston. The food is outstanding, the service is excellent, and together they combine for a perfect special occasion out. The chef's tasting menu is always to die for and worth every penny.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful presentation andBeautiful presentation and great service. Some dishes were truly exceptional.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Menton to celebrateWe went to Menton to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday. The attention to detail from the waiting staff was enough to blow our minds that the food could have less than it was and we would have been really impressed. As it was the menu was terrific and the food was exceptional. As good as any 3 Michelin star restaurant we've been to.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectionI hadn't been to Menton before. I booked a table for my husband's birthday and was surprised to hear from the restaurant a couple of days before our reservation, asking if we had any allergies or special dietary restrictions. Everyone who waited on us was friendly, professional, and made us feel well taken care of. We had the fixed price menu and I honestly can't decide which was my favorite course (foie gras, Scottish salmon, Colorado lamb). Each was complete perfection!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was excellent.Food and service was excellent. It was nothing like I had ever seen before.
Very small portions (but many courses), and about 5-10 minutes between courses.
This was very standard for this restaurant, not out of the ordinaary as I understand, just a very different type of place. Extremely inordinately expensive.
On the 1$-4$ scale, it was definitely a a 5 ($$$$$) $460 for 2 people. We had the 8-course chef tasting with 3 drinks. The least expensive option would be the 4 course pre-fixe with no drinks that would come to $275.
Nothing bad to say aside from the cost though. First class all the way.
Perfect for a special occasion.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCosmically phenomenal foodCosmically phenomenal food and equally fantastic service. I would dine here again and again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Chef's tasting menuWe had the Chef's tasting menu and it was FANTASTIC!!! The food was delicious and meticulously and carefully assembled in beautiful presentations. The ingredients were so fresh. Every course was delicious. The staff were extremely friendly and professional. The amount of food was absolutely perfect (I was worried it would be too much or too little). With the Chef's tasting, one of the staff recommended a fantastic wine that went perfectly with the entire meal. We loved it so much that friends of ours that were also in Boston for the marathon weekend went there for dinner two days later. They loved it too!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome evening!We each had the Chef's Tasting Menu with the wine pairing and sat back and let the chef and the staff take care of us. Each course was creative and superb and very well paired with the wines. It was fun to try wines that one would not normally experience and then to appreciate them even more so when paired with the special course. After the main courses and before dessert, we inserted a cheese course which was exquisite and made the evening even more special. The staff are very well trained and the meal with all of its activity of many, many courses and wines, was perfectly orchestrated. They achieved that fine balance of just the right amount of attention and service. It will definitely be on the calendar to go again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice evening spentThe restaurant is in a large room surrounded by windows and the tables are placed at good distance from each other so that there was no interference from other tables and the table was roomy.
We had the chef tasting menu with wine paring. The food was presented in pretty colorful arrangements and it was perfectly cooked. The dishes were inventive and not just plates. The wines were well picked and unusual They had stories. The service was attentive, friendly and not intrusive.
The dinner was not only tasty but also very entertaining.
It was worth the cost which was on the expensive side4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant, Over Priced WineService was wonderful as was the pre-fixe menu. The wine list is significantly over priced compared to restaurants of similar type and style. Instead of the usual 3-4x price inflation over market price, I found their list to be closer to 4x to 5x.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTop NotchFabulous from start to finish! Every aspect thought out and the staff members were helpful, kind, informed and unobstrusive. The food was elegant and the flavors were superb. The food was cooked to perfection with every detail accounted for. I highly recommend Menton.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful menu for their takeWonderful menu for their take on restaurant week. Service was perfect as was the meal. I had a slight problem with some undercooked pork which was dealt with quickly with a smile and an apology AND a complementary glass of wine! The staff even apologized again at the end of the meal.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. RestaurantGreat experience. Restaurant week menu was terrific.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit to MentonOur second visit to Menton in the last two months. Amazing service and food. Not easy on the wallet, but well worth the money.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Menton hoping toWe went to Menton hoping to be wowed by the food. The food was very good, but did not wow us. We have enjoyed many extraordinary meals in several countries, so the bar is fairly high. Nonetheless this was an enjoyable food experience. One thing we did not like is that we felt a bit rushed. At this price point we expect to have a slow, leisurely meal with wait staff being sensitive to our pace -- and we are slow food types. We felt that the courses came too quickly -- the desert was brought before we had even finished our wine. We were not sure if we were being rushed to free up the table or if that was what wait staff are generally instructed to do.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was quite possibly theThis was quite possibly the best meal I've ever had EVER and I'm a huge foodie. The experience was great. People were taking their time with finishing up, so we sat in the lounge and had a few drinks on Menton before we sat down for the performance. I say performance because the whole night was so beautiful and beautifully choreographed. The food was outstanding. The restaurant is not big, which is nice because the noise level is low. Barbara Lynch happened to be there and she spent 15 minutes at our table. This was my food crush dream come true.
Can't wait to go back. The "unofficial restaurant week" deal made the experience more enjoyable because it was more affordable.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm not the type to writeI'm not the type to write a review but I had such a great experience I feel I must. I knew going in the food would be amazing, and it was. The wait staff was extremely knowledgable and attentive. We had six or so courses over three hours, it just flew by. Nothing but good things to say about our experience. It's a little pricy, but it was worth every penny!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMModern and classyOne of the best, if not the best eating experiences I've had in a long time. Beautifully balanced dishes, impeccable service, and a modern setting. Loved it.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm not sure we have everI'm not sure we have ever had a dinner experience this perfect in Boston. The dining room is elegant and opulent - and there's so much space and openness yet richness and warmth. The service was impeccable - now I know why Menton has the reputation of such amazing service. There was always someone at our table doing just the right thing without intruding on our romantic dinner. And the FOOD!!! Just amazing. Every delicious bite was perfect and we left there feeling satiated but not overstuffed. The cocktails and wine are amazing too. I can't wait to go back!!!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMenton maintains itself asMenton maintains itself as a "foodie paradise." The experience is flawless from the moment you walk thru the door until you say goodbye totally satiated. Expect the unusual in food choices and preparation. There are a few options in menu selection that is price sensitive.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding menu with creative,Outstanding menu with creative, delicious dishes. The foie gras was perfectly seared and paired very nicely with roasted pineapple. All of the "extra treats" were superb. The service was outstanding as well.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. WeThe food was very good. We have the tasting menu. Overall my impression was that of dozens of people spending an inordinate amount of time describing microscopic portions of food - some of which was delicious and some just very good. We told them up front it was a birthday celebration and when they brought no cake or special desert they claimed a surprise yet to come, which ended up being a candle stuck in a jelly with 2 tiny pieces of chocolate. Really?3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMimpeccable service. food wasimpeccable service. food was satisfactory, though the short ribs were tough (as they more commonly are braised, not baked). too expensive for what it is, and what it is is an upscale restaurant that would not survive in Manhattan.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBarbra Lynch rocks the town.Barbra Lynch rocks the town. A world-class dining experience.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable dinner. TheVery enjoyable dinner. The service is outstanding and the special treats are delicious.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful dining experience!Beautiful dining experience! Very classy in every way.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMImpeccable service, gorgeousImpeccable service, gorgeous space, and unforgettable food. I would keep going back for those special occasions.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM