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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.
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Menton Restaurant Review

: Owner-chef Barbara Lynch, one of the most respected culinary figures in the city, has made Menton a hot, if expensive, dining destination. The chef's tasting menu, a seven-course affair, is $155, plus an additional $105 for wine (a $95 four-course prix-fixe menu is also available). But in the hands of executive chef Colin Lynch (no relation), rustic French-Italian cuisine is elevated to another level. Behold the ever-changing dishes, which have included roasted beet salad, beef tongue, endive and Yorkshire pudding; Faroe Islands salmon, pomme fondant, scallion and shrimp; New Zealand venison, flageolet bean, juniper and sausage; and a chocolate panino, cashew, malt and cinnamon. 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. 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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