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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 on the culinary map.

Open for 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, dining destination. A design refresh has brought a more approachable look, with the white linens giving way to wood tabletops. For a more intimate experience, eschew the main dining room for the chef's table, complete with a view of Menton's sleek kitchen.

About the food: The French-Italian cuisine is elevated to another level, especially with the bar, where more casual yet still upscale fare (think lobster salad and veal ravioli) and creative cocktails take center stage. 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 seared foie gras with red wine apple butter, yukon gold potato and smoked mustard vinaigrette; Arctic char with kohlrabi, toasted almonds, crispy quinoa and trout roe; lamb loin with honey nut squash, vadouvan and pine nut relish; and ginger panna cotta with white wine poached pear, pineapple-ginger granite and earl grey glacé 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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