Menton

4.5
2272 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2272 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Never again. I gave them a 2nd chance, but the food still not worth the $500 bill. If you want to leave there hungry you should go there.

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MelH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

13/10!! Super accommodating to any dietary preferences! Helped pair wines and cocktails with menu items and really made us feel special!

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vipFerd
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was great but portions smaller than pre Covid and tasting menu not as diverse

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with excellent service. We celebrated our engagement there and they provided a wonderful experience.

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TomR
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It is tough to return to normal service given COVID-19. We were warned before hand that service would be slower than expect. What we got was good. We will return to Boston in September and will expect service to return to the level was are accustomed .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We tried the chefs whim menu with the wine paring. There were only two course that were very good the others were subpar. The wines we extremely sweet, only two good reds and the champagne was excellent Very o we priced for the quality and the final product. In have spent half as much at l’altelier jöel robouchon the experience was ten times better. Perhaps the proposition for the a la carte menu may be solid but for this tasting menu it is far far far from acceptable

Wine list is a joke, extremely mover priced. Some cases more than 500% markup...

I would pass on the experience......

Do not try it,

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vipSteve
New England
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Ordered the Tasting Menu and it was superb as usual.

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AlisonZ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of the very best restaurants I've been lucky enough to experience in Boston -- especially for the food and service. While pricey, all dishes we were ordered not only were almost downright palate-perfect, but some were intriguing. My Papardelle was the rare type that had other food cooked into it -- in this case, lamb -- and the foie gras was sitting in a raspberry syrup, giving it an unusual savory/sweet affect. (One thing to note is that the foie gras was more of a rich pate, rather than classically prepared foie gras, so be prepared if you order it.) While the duck was a little gamey for my taste, my husband absolutely savored it. If you're up for spending the extra $$, I can't help but think that the tasting/pairing menu would be a great choice.

Menton is a well deserved member of Barbara Lynch's inimitable collection, and we'll be sure to return soon!

JS
JessicaS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was our server for the night and he was extremely polite and professional. He even recommended what we do during our first time in Massachusetts. We will be returning!!! The food was amazing and the cocktails were some of the best I’ve ever had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food took too long to arrive. Not enough options on the menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very intimate , high end restaurant

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grahamw
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a true pleasure to return to a restaurant whose performance was uniformly excellent. After the long period of social isolation and cooking for ourselves, what a joy to be served food that we know we could not make for ourselves at such a standard. The friendly guidance on wine selection was also impressive.

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TedW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A sublime experience to celebrate our 48th anniversary, Menton exceeded all expectations to make this a truly memorable occasion. The ‘Chef’s Whims’ tasting menu gave us delight after delight.

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vipSophieschoice
New England
76 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous 6 course meal! The wine pairings were terrific. We wish we had the written menu and pairings during the meal as it was difficult to hear the course descriprions with the waiters are wearing masks

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HenryK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday at Menton, and frankly, has been the best dining experience we have had since COVID. Incredibly accommodating, gracious service and phenomenal food. Couldn’t recommend more highly enough.

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Marco
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A hit and miss experience for the food, so it was a bit disappointing for a special event.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, succulent dishes, great woman chef and kind staff. A must go in Boston in you are looking for something sophisticated

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is top notch. Well worth the price. We only did the a la carte menu.

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AGD1178
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent service. Felt like VIPs. Service was prompt without rushing the experience. Diverse wine selection, excellent options for both prix fixe and a la carte menus. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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davidpamrein
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Coming in from South America I was no doubt starved for gourmet food, which may have enhanced this experience. Be that as it may, I had a wonderful dinner at Menton. I am aware that in the US many diners place more importance on service than the actual food; as a European for me the food is in the center, and especially creativity. A great restaurant for me distinguishes itself by making each plate pop, but also by making sure all the elements live up to the expectations. This was certainly the case here. The honey bun with a great butter and sea salt made the start; later came a baguette which was equally delicious. A perfect little praline with fish row set the stage. My first plate was foie gras with a rhubarb sauce and an almond milk brioche which were wonderfully combined. I paired it with a glass of French Chenin blanc, which was also outstanding. Before the main course, I was served pappardelle with lamb and truffle compliments of the chef, a powerful combination even though the summer truffle lacked strength. It came accompanied by a sauce that had a nice acidity to it. My main course was the truffled wagyu with a Dutch sauce; it came with little potato stacks and asparagus and left nothing to be desired. The sauce hollandaise also had a pleasant touch of acidity. The Barbaresco from the Piedmont went amazingly with it. With tea I got three delicious friandises and left quite happy.

The service got off to a slow start but then was friendly and efficient, and appeared knowledgable. The interiors are pleasing: a historical façade hides a very modern interior with a lot of concrete and yet a surprising warmth thanks to well-designed lighting. Take a date here sometime, you'll go home as a couple: the way to a person's heart is through their stomach.

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Lori
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter hames

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Erica
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful chef's tasting; the food was delicious and plates were generally well-conceived. Waitress was attentive and friendly, and as we were there for a double birthday celebration and graduation, many of the employees noted that. Would highly recommend.

NM
vipNatalieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was an absolutely terrible experience. Terrible wait staff. Over priced for decent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Horrendous service I would never go back

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vipdebscorner
New England
76 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Disappointed in the chef's menu. portions were extremely small and mediocre on flavor. Very pricey to leave hungry!

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SamP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the money if you appreciate gourmet cuisine. Best for special occasions! Thank you staff for an excellent experience.

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BRianne
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an elegant and friendly experience for my boyfriend and I. Staff were helpful and friendly as the food was beautiful and delicious!

NM
NicM
London
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great French food, the restaurant itself lacks any personality. I love clean sophisticated lines and the colour grey aa much as any gay guy, but not one single piece of art or trace of interest seemed an almost brutalist interior. Our waitress was very good, but the back wait staff hovered too much within the dining room and was a little too eager, i.e. let me finish chewing my last bite of a dish before taking away my plate. All in all though, a pleasant place for nice food.

NC
NickC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

With a price tag of $750 for the chefs whim and wine pairings for 2, Menton sets a high bar for fine dining. Unfortunately, it spectacularly fails to hit this bar across every possible dimension. I am left severely disappointed, and would not recommend Menton to any fine dining connoisseur.

The menu pairings were uninspired and cloyingly sweet. The third course, the foie gras, was served as a brick, floating in simple syrup, topped with candied almonds. The crawfish was dumped in sickly sweet tapioca pearls. Even the lamb was served with a sweet boysenberry sauce that overpowered the meat. The end result was a sickly bloated feeling that could have more easily been achieved with $5 at a CVS candy aisle.

The service was anxiety inducing, with plates being whisked out from under you. Conversations were interrupted with constant water refills, even after a single sip. It was impossible to settle in, feel at ease, or hold a conversation.

The majority of the dishes were served at room temperature. As the first dining experience after the pandemic, I was most looking forward to the variety of temperatures possible in the controlled dining room setting. Unfortunately here again Menton fails. The octopus terrine was lukewarm rather than chilled, the lamb was lukewarm rather than hot, and the tapioca crawfish was also a bland lukewarm temperature. However, the bread was the star and was consistently piping hot, served perfectly with butter.

The ingredient choice was repetitive and banal. The exact same fava beans starred in multiple dishes.

The wine pairings were meager and uneven. On multiple occasions my partner and I received different pours.

The attention to detail across the board was lacking. The tea was little more than hot water, and the dishes often had streaks that were carelessly left on the plating.

In conclusion, Menton seems to have fallen far from its previous pinnacle of fine dining in Boston.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Sat at bar with family of five. Been many times. Something, everything not right. Service not good, food fair but hot dishes (steak, duck) served warm/cold. We talked about the best restaurants in Boston. Menton is no longer one of them.

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vipZeyad
New England
38 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very happy, nice fancy mother day brunch
Quiet place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I want to update a previous review of my experience. The chef personally emailed to apologize for mishap. I can’t say enough how professional that was. It’s the mark of an excellent restaurant! I will certainly return and recommend Menton.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

For a Mother’s Day brunch it was an underwhelming experience leaving mixed feelings about whether or not to return.

AN
ANDREAG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menton sets the Standard for dining in Boston. Sevice was exceptional and it was just a FUN yes fun place to be. All patrons were enoying themselves. I would not have minded one or two more entree choices though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been back first time in 10 years. Was not a huge fan of the restaurant before as it was stuffy and pompous. Now, i have to say, we had one of the best experiences in a long time. Place is truly fantastic!

MJ
MoJones
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We ordered Chef's whim. Lamb was excellent. Butter was amazing. Dessert was amazing too. Beef wasnt' good. No juice and lack of flavor. The service is not great. Never meets the expectations we have for the Micheline star level restaurant. They did not take out bread dishes, so I aksed. Can you take them out? Then the woman with glasses said, "oh, you don't want to eat bread anymore?" Hm.. How would I know that bread keeps coming? This response is way below my expectations. She could have explained much more kindly.

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vipSteve
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The tasting menu was outstanding! Best we have had at Menton’s in some time.

HF
HungryForGreatness
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and almost every staff member congratulated us. The food was exceptional( see pics).

Menton will make you feel like family and treat you like royalty. We will be back.

MJ
MarkJ
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to go indoor dining after over a year of take out only. Menton never misses a beat when it come to great food and great service!

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SergeiN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a place for special occasions. Nice, understated, as places like this should be.
Went last Saturday with a lady friend. Ordered the chef's whim menu. All the dishes were interesting and well-presented, but without extra ostentation (which is good). The octopus appetizer highlight was the wild herbs added. The crawfish was nicely juxtaposed against tapioca (unexpected!). The gnocchi were also nice but no as memorable as the seared foie gras, which was done just right, and the sweetish accompaniment (with rhubarb?) added to the taste. The squab was a bit too well-done to my taste, the lamb was very very nice. The portions were, as expected pared down due to the number of courses. The chocolate dessert was also fine, though less memorable. The main waiter was professional and efficient. The staff, of course, was wearing masks. This made it more difficult to understand what they were telling us about the dishes -- but that's life. All in all, a very nice experience. Recommended.

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