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354 Congress St. (Thomson Pl.) Send to Phone
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Barbara Lynch's France-meets-Italy fine dining destination has put the Fort Point neighborhood at the forefront of the culinary map.

Open for Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Dinner Sun.-Mon. 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

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Menton, Boston, MA

Menton Restaurant Review

About the restaurant and décor: Owner-chef Barbara Lynch, one of the most respected culinary figures in the city, has made Menton a hot, if expensive, fine dining destination. Food and wine this grand deserves the proper setting, and Menton delivers with its Murano glass chandelier in the entryway and Philippe Starck-designed "ghost" chairs in the private dining room. For a more intimate experience, eschew the main dining room for the chef's table, a glass-encased enclave, festooned with one long silver banquette, complete with a view of Menton's sleek kitchen.

About the food: The French-Italian cuisine is elevated to another level, especially with the Gold Bar, where more casual yet still upscale fare (think lamb tartare and lobster ravioli) and creative cocktails take center stage. During weekday lunch, patrons can order à la carte at Menton. At dinner, guests can also make à la carte selections or choose the “chef’s whim” tasting menu ($165, additional $130 for wine pairing) from chef de cuisine Lucas Sousa. Behold the ever-changing dishes, which have included black bass with winter squash, kohlrabi and black truffle; foie gras terrine with pain d’épice, orange-anise confiture and black mission fig; stuffed lamb saddle with salsify, black garlic, olive and butter beans; and olive oil cake with honey curd and yogurt glace for dessert.

About the wine: The wine list skips between France, Italy and Austria, with some choice American wines rounding out the list, particularly from California's Sonoma coast. Burgundy is also very well-represented and there are small-grower Champagnes. Service is graceful and unobtrusive.


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