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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.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Menton, Boston, MA

Menton Restaurant Review

: Owner-chef Barbara Lynch, one of the most respected culinary figures in the city, has made Menton a hot, if expensive, fine dining destination. But the French-Italian cuisine is elevated to another level, especially with the Gold Bar, where more casual yet still upscale fare (think foie gras hot dogs) and creative cocktails like the Menton Mule take center stage. Scott Jones is the chef de cuisine. During weekday lunch, patrons can order à la carte. At dinner, guests choose from two tasting menus: From Elements ($120) and Into Evolution ($175, additional $130 for wine pairing). Behold the ever-changing dishes, which have included duck egg, spot prawn and asparagus; cappelletti al salmone; lamb, spring peas and miso; and torrone and chocolate “textures.” 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. 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. Service is graceful and unobtrusive.


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