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Menton, Boston, MA

Menton

4.3
4.3
2489 Reviews
$50 and over
French
The Fort Point neighborhood’s urban cityscape, with its blend of historic brick buildings and sleek design statements, is the perfect setting for Menton, Chef Barbara Lynch's modern interpretation of fine dining.

With beautifully executed cuisine, an unparalleled wine program, warm hospitality, and a glamorous setting, Menton seeks to excite, inspire, and transport guests. Pristine ingredients and refined technique are the basis for seasonally inspired menus. A six-seat bar, with additional seating for ten at tables along a banquette, features expertly crafted cocktails and beers from both near and far. A carefully curated wine list highlights small grower champagnes and rare vintages from lesser-known vineyards.

In addition to the dining room and bar, Menton boasts two private event spaces perfect for gathering with colleagues, friends, or family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 737-0099 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Barbara Lynch

  • Private party facilities

    Kindly fill out our private events form available on our website.

  • Private party contact

    Maura Lacy: (877) 783-5392

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Point Channel

  • Cross street

    A Street and Thomson Place

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time. Metered street parking is available on Congress Street and adjacent streets. Garage parking is available at the Stillings Street Garage and Farnsworth Garage.

  • Public transit

    South Station (Red Line), Courthouse (Silver Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,489 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Notable Wine List

  • Boston

    French

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    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food just didn’t live up to the hype and price. The food was definitely good but we were blown away like we expected to be
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Amazing service with an amazingly underwhelming chef’s tasting menu. This isn’t what Barbara would have made, that’s for sure. Utterly disappointed that I flew all the way to Boston for this!

    MentonResponded 2 days agoHello, We are disappointed to learn that you were underwhelmed by the Chef's Tasting menu. However, our dishes are always changing based on seasonal availability and so we do hope that you join us again. Before you do, please reach out to me directly at jhawthorne@mentonboston. Thank you!

  3. TU

    TheUmp

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply awesome experience - the food, the service, and the setting.

    MentonResponded 2 days agoThank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  4. RB

    RicardoB

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing chef’s tasting menu and pri fixe. Great service and staff. We loved it!

    MentonResponded 7 days agoThank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    For the price, the food was drastically underwhelming. Flavors were not what I would expect for a restaurant with such accolade. Michelin worthy? Not even close. Exception was A5 Wagyu. Highlight of the evening. Too much bread.
  6. BG

    BrianG

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service by Evan at the bar was fantastic.
  7. PL

    PickyL

    Denver

    101 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Sad. We have not been to Menton since before the pandemic- loved the thoughtfulness of the carefully prepared food and liked it even better when an ala carte menu allowed you to eat only as much as you wanted rather than leaving as “guests farcies.” We returned last night to find a choice betw a prix fixe v tasting menu and chose mostly the prix fixe to control the amount of food. Everything went swimmingly until the main courses arrived. My husband substituted in the lamb which turned out to be two oddly shaped poorly trimmed lambchops which were served raw not rare except for a browned exterior ( and he loves rare meat) with a dull steak knife. He fought with the gristly stringy raw meat in an embarrassing manner. I tried to cut it too- impossible- when we left we saw another patron in battle with his raw lambchops as well. I ordered the turbot which seemed to have been poached in classic style in a mix of butter and perhaps duck or goose fat. However, parts were overcooked and parts not quite cooked as if a not fully thawed piece of fish had been prepared so cooking was variable. It was served with potatoes dauphine which tasted of uncooked flour. For dessert we ordered peach tart which like most of the dinner was deconstruit. The peach slices were unpeeled, sliced thinly, perhaps dehydrated and served with a most unappealing pastry that was neither flaky nor crisp but a bit soggy and some indeterminate gluey ice cream as well as a lot of cake crumbs for decor. It looked pretty but was unpleasant and just sweet. I stared at mine thinking this was the end of deconstructed food. And I believe the staff knew. With every initial course at least 2 servers asked how we liked the food. With the main courses and dessert no one asked. When u r paying the price of a flight to Paris for dinner I think u have a right to perfection. Perhaps Barbara Lynch who is wonderful should take another look at what is going on in this kitchen
  8. N

    Noma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing evening. Friendly and professional service and the good was exquisite.

    MentonResponded on September 17, 2022Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  9. P

    Pranali

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Definitely once visiting for the ambience, service, the drinks and the Barbara Lynch name. We got a vegetarian chef's tasting menu. The courses were well thought out and some ingredients very exquisite. Only two critiques are 1) corn and cucumber were a part of multiple courses 2) two of the courses were extremely buttery
  10. TU

    ThomasU

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The cost and experience were average. The fish tasted fishy and the steak was very tough. I asked for the meat to be cooked med rare but what I got was rare. I have been to many excellent restaurants across the world and this will not be somewhere I recommend or return. Disappointed DLU.
  11. D

    Debbylew

    New England

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I have wanted to go to Menton for a long time due to its amazing reputation. I took a friend as a thank you and we were both very disappointed. Dishes were overly salted, our turbot was fatty and hers had bones. The kitchen was also very off on timing. I would be more forgiving except for the price it was extremely disappointing.
  12. D

    clydeD

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My server started strong, then abandoned me. Food was too precious, overly cheffy. Too much attention to preparation, not enough to ingredient quality. Extras from the chef were a nice touch. I would not recommend Menton.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was not impressive for the price
  14. n

    nuthatch

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    A poor experience. Despite fine dining pretensions, this failed to deliver either on food quality or imagination. The Turbot in particular squandered a premium ingredient with inept over cooking coupled with lack of seasoning. Service was sloppy. Value for money, considering all that, was predictably poor. Find somewhere else.

    MentonResponded on September 10, 2022Hello, We are disappointed to learn that you did not care for the turbot dish. However, our menu is always changing based on seasonal availability, so we do hope that you choose to join us again. When you do, please reach out to me at jhawthorne@mentonboston. Thank you!

  15. F

    Frog

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Uneven service. Disappointing food. Dry aged duck used to be excellent: it was dry and tasteless. Not worth the high price tag.

    MentonResponded on September 10, 2022Hello, We are disappointed that you didn't care for the duck your most recent visit. Our menu is always changing based on seasonal availability and we hope you dine with us again. Before you do, please reach out to me directly at jhawthorne@mentonboston.c o m. Thank you

  16. DM

    DeanM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chefs menu is fantastic, get the Perigord truffles for a stronger truffle flavor. In Boston, nothing matches the experience at Menton.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary. They made it a night to remember. I absolutely loved this place and it is 100% worth the cost. The staff was so respectful to our space while still very attentive. The food was out of this world, it was so delicious and beautiful! I will always recommend this place. We were incredibly impressed and felt so special. Thank you Menton!!

    MentonResponded on September 1, 2022Thank you very much for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was wonderful, and we were lucky enough to have sommelier serve us, which pushed the experience over the top for us.

    MentonResponded on August 28, 2022Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This was my first time at Menton and I will never return again. The food was average… certainly not worth the price. The pork belly was dry and over cooked. They brought me the wrong entree, which was terrible. At $200/person I expect them to get my order right. Very disappointed. Now I know why there are always reservations available the same day.
  20. RR

    RyanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal. Excellent staff. Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent atmoshpere.
  21. DB

    DaleB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A magical experience! We sat outside which was fantastic! Everyone works together creating a fantastic dining experience. My allergies and food preferences were accommodated seamlessly and deliciously! The vegetarian eggplant dish was my favorite-truly incredible! Every course was a beautiful work of art. Even the bartender made a wonderful champagne mocktail! Thank you all! We will be back!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We loved the experience. We had the chef’s tasting menu. Everything tasted great. Service was good but sometimes they were in a hurry to take the plates off the table while still finishing up. Otherwise the service was good. We wanted non alcoholic drinks and they made great choices for mock tails. I wanted substitutions for red meat and they were accommodating. I got three fish courses coz of this so the third course of fish was bit overwhelming. It would have been really nice if they could have given one different. Foie gras was tooo good. So is the breads/buns. My spouse loved the food and he had chef’s tasting menu as it is. It was his birthday and overall great experience
  23. TM

    TeenMom

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for our wedding anniversary and it was a great experience. Our waiter loved talking about the wine pairings and the people who brought the food enjoyed their tutorials too. It was very loud which was fun but at the same time a bit weird when spending $700 for a meal. They had a nice dessert plate with happy 21st on the plate which was a great touch.
  24. E

    Erin

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience! James was very warm and thoughtful. He struck the perfect balance of being attentive but not constantly checking in. He and the team were wonderful describing each plate during the chef’s tasting and very sweet in the gestures they showed to help us celebrate our anniversary. The food was delightful. Everything was beautiful in taste and presentation. A true variety of flavors and texture were showcased in unique ways. I’ve read quite a few reviews that were unkind to the team and/or food. I think it’s important to keep in mind that chef tasting menus and the ambiance at Menton is very much in the European fine dining tradition, which means that dinner takes usually 2.5 hours and it is not uncommon at all for dinner in Europe to run 3-3.5 hours. In this sense, dinner is not just a meal, it is an occasion. Menton did exactly that. The food was very creative and the service team created an environment that exceeded fine dining expectations without being snooty or intimidating. Will absolutely return for another enjoyable experience in the future.

    MentonResponded on August 21, 2022Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I was really disappointed with the food for the price. The food was just adequate, nothing spectacular, which is unusual for a Barbara Lynch restaurant.

    MentonResponded on August 24, 2022Hello, We are disappointed to learn that the menu was not to your liking. Our dishes are always changing based on seasonal availability and so I do hope you join us again. Before your next visit, please reach out to me at jhawthorne@mentonboston so that I may make arrangements. Thank you!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter John took us on a spectacular tour around the globe with the Chef's Tasting menu and wine pairing. We had a wonderful dining experience! We look forward to coming back soon!
  27. B

    Binky1979

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came back just after dining at Menton a couple of months ago due to the incredible meal and service we received. Needless to say, we were just as happy this time around, especially since we received the same waiter, James. James is attentive, responsive and always on point. Our meal was amazing and we will be back again soon!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Buena comida, un poco costoso para el tipo de comida
  29. SF

    SFFoodie

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. A rare chance to have excellent classic French food with modern touches. Sophisticated atmosphere
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most fun and exciting meals I’ve ever had - the plates are all crafted beautifully and the tasting menu has a broad range of flavors that even picky eaters will be open to trying. Came for a special occasion and Menton did not disappoint

    MentonResponded on August 12, 2022Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service was all perfect. Selection of different options was great and they were able to make adjustments for allergies and preferences without issue

    MentonResponded on August 14, 2022Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  32. DG

    DanG

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was perfect for our anniversary. The food was exceptional and the service was so efficient and attentive that we were blown away! The prix fix is a great option and I added the lamb from the tasting menu. The food was so good one dish was better than the next. This is an ideal spot for a special occasion!

    MentonResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff was super friendly, great for special occasions and celebration!

    MentonResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again,

  34. D

    Disappointed

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    Bite sized portions of food. Service was almost not existent (we often sat with empty drink glasses and couldn’t find anyone to order new drinks). Very over priced for food and beverage. Buyer beware of the bisque. There’s a dollop of bisque that you can barely glaze over the rest of the ingredients.

    MentonResponded on August 2, 2022Hello, I am terribly sorry to learn that you did not enjoy your experience with Menton. If you would please, reach out to me directly at jhawthorne@mentonboston. Thank you!

  35. TL

    TinaL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was perfect, like great food, calm ambience and kind servers, except it would have been much better if the receptionist had been more polite.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The service was a bit fast
  37. L

    Lorvytra

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Overcomplicated, very slow service; not a true fine dining experience. Recipes should stick to basics rather than trying to overcomplicate the dishes, which has the ultimate effect of confusing the palate and creating sub-par combinations. It took us 3+ hours to go through the ‘chefs menu’, which slowly decayed until the end. All in all, a sad and disappointing experience.

    MentonResponded on August 6, 2022Lorvytra, I am sorry to learn that you didn't care for your experience at Menton. Our team works very hard to create dishes that are delicious and both visually and mentally stimulating. Our dishes are always changing based on seasonal availability, and so I do hope you try us again in the future. The standard time for our guests for the Tasting is about 2.5 hours, but we will add a note to provide a faster experience your next visit. Reach out to me before at jhawthorne@mentonboston. Thank you!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Sometimes less is more. And by that I mean, less salt! A lot of courses came over salted and it just ruined the course. I was definitely so disappointed over the A5 Wagyu that was so salty it was almost inedible. Very unfortunate.

    MentonResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for the note! Sorry to hear that some courses were over seasoned to your liking. We're happy to see that you felt the rest of the experience was 5 stars and look forward to hosting you again.

  39. S

    Sunflower

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most magical dining experiences of my life. I made a reservation to eat by myself, celebrating a big milestone for me, and I felt so cherished and celebrated by all the staff-- from the hostess to the dining room team to the chef. The food was incredible and they treated me like a princess all night, treating me to special surprises and just being incredibly kind. I hope I will be able to come back :)

    MentonResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you very much for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

  40. JD

    JudiD

    New England

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The setting was lovely and the wait staff was outstanding, especially JP! We were disappointed that there wasn’t any al a carte menu but pleased overall with the Prix Fixe menu. Although the Wagyu Beef was tender and tasty, I would have liked a bit less salt sprinkled on it. The presentation was superb. We very much enjoyed our experience at Menton and hope you resume a valet service soon.

    MentonResponded on August 2, 2022Hi Judi, Thank you for the kind words! If you'd like to join us again for an a la carte experience, we'd like to invite you to our bar seating where we do offer a more casual menu. We'll definitely take note of your salt preferences for your next visit, no matter which dining option you choose. We look forward to hosting you again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Menton is rated 4.3 stars by 2489 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Menton

354 Congress, Boston, MA 02210

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    A Street and Thomson Place

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Point Channel

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is unavailable at this time. Metered street parking is available on Congress Street and adjacent streets. Garage parking is available at the Stillings Street Garage and Farnsworth Garage.

  • Public transit

    South Station (Red Line), Courthouse (Silver Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Barbara Lynch

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 737-0099 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    Kindly fill out our private events form available on our website.

  • Private party contact

    Maura Lacy: (877) 783-5392

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