Les Sablons

4.7
289 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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One funky building, two experiences for the curious. Ascend to the upstairs dining room, or join the party downstairs at The Oyster Bar. All in the heart of Harvard Square.

Step into an inviting and extraordinary space upstairs at Les Sablons. Revel in sublime flavors and refined comfort. LS is a convergence of playful ceremony and simple delights.

Mingled in Harvard Square’s iconic Conductor’s Building are playful plates and elegant pairings. Chef Jeremy Sewall’s alluring menu, Garrett Harker’s attentive hospitality, and Jackson Cannon’s liquid alchemy create a gathering space, yours to wander and uncover.

Looking for another reservation? Visit one of our sister restaurants: Island Creek Oyster Bar (Boston & Burlington), Row 34 (Boston & Portsmouth), Eastern Standard, Branch Line, and our cocktail bar, The Hawthorne.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday
The Oyster Bar @ LS Dinner: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Les Sablons Dinner: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Friday
The Oyster Bar @ LS Dinner: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Les Sablons Dinner: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Saturday
Les Sablons Brunch: 10:30AM -2:30PM
The Oyster Bar @ LS Midday: 2:30PM - 4:00PM
The Oyster Bar @ LS Dinner: 4:00PM- 11:00PM
Les Sablons Dinner: 5:00PM- 11:00PM

Sunday
Les Sablons Brunch: 10:30AM -2:30PM
The Oyster Bar @ LS Midday: 2:30PM - 4:00PM
The Oyster Bar @ LS Dinner: 4:00PM- 10:00PM
Les Sablons Dinner: 5:00PM- 10:00PM
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Phone number
(617) 268-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremy Sewall
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Eliot Street
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Parking details
Validated Self Parking ($12 for dinner) is available at the Charles Hotel garage located directly across the street. Additionally, The Charles Hotel offers valet parking at published rates.
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Public transit
Harvard Square off of the Red Line.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
289 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
75%
Very Good
18%
Good
6%
Fair
1%
Poor
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Lovely, interesting, well designed dining room. Great atmosphere— conducive to a wide range of moods and occasions.
Service was thoughtful. Menu was well thought out, artfully conceived.
Mostly well executed meal, but ultimately fell short of the promise intimated by, well, everything else.
Salad was so lightly dressed, it was hard to determine whether in fact it was. I mean absolutely dry.
So, that was unusual, but easily rectified and then—delicious.
I ordered pasta, agnolotti stuffed with mushrooms. Again, almost—but no. The earthiness of the mushrooms was there, but kinda dry and bland. It was solidly good, but not delicious. After several bites, hoping it would get better, there was just not enough momentum to finish the entree. Meh with lovely garni.
Dessert rallied. Wine— strong selection and paired nicely.
I will be back. The decor is better than the food, but the food is definitely good enough. Just not quite as good as it could be.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

We loved our birthday celebration at les Sablon. Three of us were celebrating our July 13 birthdays. I think everyone in the place wished us Happy Birthday. Great cocktails. The food was excellent but the star of our show was our server Georgia. She was super. Thanks Maxine Peck

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Kind of bland.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

No, it is time consuming to do that

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

This is the second time we’ve been to Les Sablons and it was equally excellent the 1st time. Interesting cocktails, excellent food. 2 of us split an appetizer and a main which was sufficient for us (it’s what we always do - keeps us from eating too much, but we always leave satisfied) - of course, we don’t split cocktails. The restaurant was kind enough to split our main for us, so we didn’t have to share our plate. We went for pre-theatre dinner and we’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Beautiful chic and stylish setting, excellent French inspired food with a seafood emphasis. Superb
oysters. Interesting wines. Attentive but low key service. Special place for a special occasion

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The restaurant located in very convenient place and it suits for multiple different occasion; date, special event, friends’ get together. They were so kind for letting us bring a kid and the baby and i felt supported. The food was great and still good price. I would definitely go back. The only thing I would ask is the light was too deemed at night and we were not able to enjoy the diah visually. It looked great but couldn’t see how the meet cooked and the variation of the color etc

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

My date and I both ordered fish dishes and they knocked it out of the park on the preparation, presentation and flavor. They were very accommodating for food allergies and I felt reassured that there would not be a slip up on an ingredient. We are abstainers from alcohol, yet they put together mocktails that quenched the thirst for something sweet and citrus tasting. There is not a huge menu, but what they offer is extremely well done and we were more than satisfied with our meal. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Quality Fine Dining
This was our third dinner at Les Sablons. The food and service are excellent, and the wine selection is extensive. We enjoyed a wonderful evening there, and will return again.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The food and service was fantastic, and the cocktails were great. The bartender really knows how to make a sazerac! Our server was knowledgeable and personable. Great ambiance as well. We went on a Thursday night so it was on the quieter side. We’ll definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great food, ambiance and service! Will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

went for my fiance's birthday and had a wonderful experience! the staff was incredibly accommodating (we ordered from both menus despite sitting upstairs in their dining room). we were also treated to (surprise) complimentary glasses of champagne for the special occasion, as well as a beautiful dessert (with a candle & special bday message). the food and drinks were beautifully presented and delicious! the ambience was lovely and relaxing, but the restaurant has a vibe as well. absolutely loved les sablons and will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

All the dishes we had with dinner were wonderful, the Boudin Blanc and Agnolotti especially so.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Les Sablons was fabulous. An out of town friend and I had dinner-we split an amazingly flavorful blue crab starter, she had fish, I had the very flavorful veal sausage ( don’t turn up your nose until you try it-really surprising taste and texture). We also split desert. It was great-good ambiance to chat in and really thoughtful service.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Unfortunately our food came out of the kitchen lukewarm and was a bit too rich for our taste. I was expecting simpler French fare.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

A perfect experience from start to finish! I would highly recommend Les Sablons! The food was fantastic and so was the service. The restaurant is beautifully decorated without feeling too formal. Perfect for a special occasion or just a great dinner with good company.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Terrific from start to finish. Service was exceptional!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

we had a lovely dinner and our waitress was so nice and friendly. We had to wait for our friend for a half hour and in the meantime, she got us drinks, discussed the menu, answered questions, brought bread. It was a good way to kill time while waiting. She knew the menu and could describe things well. Also, she was just so pleasant and friendly. The food was terrific and we really enjoyed the whole evening. thank you.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Fabulous as usual. Usually our first stop after our drive from Philadelphia.

A dining experience not to be missed!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Amazing atmosphere. Awesome service. Flexible chef

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We had very fine service at Les Sablons this time and the last time we were there. (We ate upstairs.) the good service enhanced the food and the experience at the restaurant.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Les Sablons is usually great. However, for my husband's birthday celebration we found it wanting. We were floored that there was only one bartender on board on a Friday and to make matters worse, that bartender was training someone while filling the orders for the entire upstairs - the upscale part of the restaurant. I don't blame her. She was as efficient as anyone could have been under the circumstances. I think the restaurant's manager made a big mistake in staffing this way. If we ran into that again, it would make me think twice about returning.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

After having a bad dinner experience here the first time and writing a review I received email from management to please try it again, and I’m glad to say we happy we did. The service was great and the food was delicious. I would now recommend this place if you’re in the area and craving French food. 👍

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful meal at Les Salones before heading to the ART for theater. The service was excellent and food was very good. Very high end in a neighborhood of more casual spots. Good for a date or taking friends out for a special occasion. We enjoyed the Angliotti (very rich) and the Halibut (perfectly cooked). The Spring Onion soup was also excellent. The place is a little tucked away on the second floor and was not crowded. Great atmosphere and love the funky art work. Super comfortable and we will go back.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Tremendous meal and service

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Exquisite food, wine and service. Wonderful ambience; perfect décor. We dined upstairs where we could actually converse without competition. Liver pate delicious! Beef tartar great as was veal sausage and halibut. Servers attentive, not obtrusive. Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in Boston. The music and lighting created an ambiance that was energizing yet not imposing. My friends and I could hear each other clearly in quiet conversation; the place was neither crowded nor noisy, though we went on a Tuesday night. The bathrooms were spotless, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was sublime. I had the veal which was served as a sausage but was so tender and delectable. It had recently been my birthday so Les Sablons treated us with complimentary prosecco before dinner for a toast. A wonderful time, all around.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The Les Sablons management and service teams could not have been more thoughtful/gracious in making our anniversary dinner special!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

fyi Tyler at the upstairs bar makes a very good martini. Oysters were terrific, as were tuna tartare and lobster cocktail, strip steak and crab cake. Interior design is perfect, and great location. Everyone on staff, right from the front desk, was very nice, thoughtful and interested.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My wife and I had a great early Saturday night out. The food was amazing, after every bite you crave another. Aside from the food I can’t stop thinking about the service from start to finish. We had trouble finding the place and arrived in the back and someone clearly on break assured us we were at the right placed and walked us to the front. While waiting to be seated you had a great conversion at front. For our meal our waiter was and everyone working up stairs were perfect. Can’t wait to go back for another meal and at this amazing stylish place.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We went to Les Sablons for my husband's birthday dinner, and it couldn't have been more wonderful. Every dish was outstanding, and the cocktails and wine were delicious as well. What made it really special, though, was the warm and festive attention from the staff--especially our server Matthew. Thanks to you all!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

French fare with a modern twist. Food is approachable, nice selection on menu, great wine and drink list. Quality of food is outstanding with interesting combinations of flavors that ae bound to delight. Staff are hospitable and attentive. Comfortable ambiance and noise level is reasonable for having conversations with guests.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Wonderful for oysters and amazing cocktails, but I found the menu to lack diversity, and it wasn't as delicious as the prices would have made me think. Wonderful service though, and the interior is gorgeous, so it's a great experience. I would have loved to see more yummy appetizers that you could share at that high of a price point.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Outstanding space, food and service. The menu is minimalist but creative and very nicely prepared. Wines are reasonably priced and interesting. The space is posh yet very industrial. Great new spot!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Our server - Matthew - made the dinner really special and I would certainly come back here! The food was to die for!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Les Sablons is a wonderful place with an altogether entrancing decor, outstanding food and superior ambience. We came here for a special occasion brunch and enjoyed craft cocktails and mocktails as well as a locally grown salads and seafood. I would definitely go to make a regular dinner or brunch seem celebratory. This is a great addition to Harvard Square.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

An excellent venue for my annual end-of-board-meeting unwind. Perfect for highly paid academic administrators.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Couldn't have been better. The service was fabulous, food was amazing and the setting lovely.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

This has become one of our favorite restaurants. It is certainly one of the top 10 in the Boston area. Great food, service and cocktails.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Birthday Brunch

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