Menton, Chef Barbara Lynch’s Fort Point fine dining restaurant, is the final concept to complete her Fort Point trifecta and joins neighbors Sportello and Drink. Located in FP3, the AIA award-winning luxury condominium complex, Menton radiates an understated elegance and offers several beautiful spaces to dine including the 60-seat dining room, a 12-seat Chef’s Table, and the 45-seat private dining room.
The restaurant, a glamorous expression of fine dining, was designed by Cheryl and Jeffrey Katz of C&J Katz and features a subtle palette of grays with touches of silver and black. The cuisine of Menton displays the talent for precision and visual artistry across two seasonal tasting menus and a la carte selections for dinner daily, and a more casual a la carte menu for lunch Wednesday - Friday.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30-10:00
Sunday - Monday: 5:30-9:00
The Gold Bar
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00-11:00
Sunday - Monday: 5:00-10:00
Dining Room & The Gold Bar
Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm
$50 and over
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Menton offers valet parking beginning at 5:00pm every evening at a price of $18.00 per vehicle.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Menton offers both a Private Dining Room accommodating up to 45 guests seated or 65 for a reception as well as a Chef’s Table, an intimate space with a dynamic view of the kitchen seating up to 12. Our Private Events Manager will assist you in creating a truly memorable and personalized event.
Menton Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I went for our 20th weddi ...
My husband and I went for our 20th wedding anniversary. As a special treat we splurged for the Chef Tasting menu with wine pairing, even though it was $300 per person. For that much money we expected to be blown away, however we were decidedly underwhelmed. The first course was the best course: Butter Soup. But it was literally delivered in a thimble-sized bowl. The swordfish was tough and not amazing. The rabbit ravioli was over salted and worst of all the MÉNAGE À FOIE GRAS included a "fun" hotdog complete with homemade special mustard, homemade special ketchup, and an onion compote of some kind. It looked and tasted like a hotdog on a roll. It was a very delicious hotdog, but not something I wanted to see playfully included as part of my very expensive meal. Our server was lovely and very attentive and extremely knowledgeable about wine. However it was disappointing that a menu with that pricing structure would be anything but sublime. At the price the expectation is high. Every small bite must amaze. Some did, but a few did not.
I booked Menton for a client dinner. The ...
I booked Menton for a client dinner. The staff rushed us through our meal like a fast bullet train. We were forced to go to another restaurant for drinks to finish our conversation. The restaurant was not very busy, with a few empty tables. It was a very disappointing experience.
I had the larger (into evolution) tastin ...
I had the larger (into evolution) tasting menu, and what I can say is the food was splendid, but strangely not memorable. There were no misses (except perhaps the foie gras hotdog that tasted just like a hotdog), but there also was no real eyebrow raising "I never would have thought of that" moments. I'll likely go back, but I will probably go with their smaller "chef's choice with your input" tasting menu that may offer a bit more creativity.
A feast for the senses! I truly felt li ...
A feast for the senses! I truly felt like the dining experience at Menton was luxury in small bites, which is what flavorful cooking essentially boils down to. It was pure delight to try dishes I've never heard of (butter soup? No really, try it - it is rich without being overwhelming). Staff were knowledgeable particular on the wines. It will be a splurge but treating yourself to the 8-course tasting menu should be on your bucket list. You will leave full, but not comatose, and with a feeling of not being just satiated but immensely satisfied. Without question a special occasion destination - milestone birthday, engagement, anniversary, major life accomplishment/celebration - truly a memorable experience! Menton not only delivers, it serves with grace and elegance.
The 8 course tasting menu is beautiful f ...
The 8 course tasting menu is beautiful from start to finish - sometimes a lot of food - but creative dishes with beautiful presentation. The service is top notch. The butter soup will keep you up at night - dreaming of it's wonderfulness.
I was very excited to be dining at Mento ...
I was very excited to be dining at Menton during my first trip to Boston. The ambiance, service, and decor were just as I expected them to be, but the food did not impress me. The food was good as a $300 meal should be, but just not impressive.
For example, I had an $80 five course meal a few days prior to Menton and the creativity of the chef blew me away.
You will have an enjoyable experience without a doubt, but will you wake up the next morning and think about that meal? Probably not.
This French restaurant in Boston is, qui ...
This French restaurant in Boston is, quite simply, exemplary. The service was tremendous, food exquisite and the wine list perfect. Visited for our wedding anniversary and I don't know how it could have been any better. Yes, it is pricey but the quality is very high so the cost is reasonable and justified. The service was impeccable - I don't think my glass was ever less than half full before it was topped off again.
Menton is a special place. The flavors p ...
Menton is a special place. The flavors produced by the chef were outstanding. The atmosphere was cool without being stuffy. Service levels were high. The only surprise was the portion sizes. The 6 course tasting menus we've had on the west coast or in Europe often delivered almost too much food. Menton's portions were the opposite, just way too small.
We were a party of 6 celebrating a birth ...
We were a party of 6 celebrating a birthday. The fun began at the bar with "The Keebler" who was smart, witty and very cool. We all ordered the tasting menu and were wowed from start to finish- Jonthan presenting each course, taking as much time as we needed to explain each dish. An invite into the kitchen afterwards where we met Chef, Scott Jones, and his team, including "mise en place" with the cool tats was the coup de gra. We haven't stopped talking about our meal!
The Maitre'D and others were very friend ...
The Maitre'D and others were very friendly and informative. They made us feel so comfortable and recommended excellent choices. We tried the tasting menu and everything was superb! At first we thought the small portions wouln't fill us up but we were totally wrong. Each course was better than the next. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion and would also like to try it the next time without the tasting menu.
We enjoyed the service, the very nice w ...
We enjoyed the service, the very nice woman who served us made us feel special!
Of course the butter from their very own cow Babette in Vermont was very tasty, and the small plate food, always a new surprise, was very good!
The entire experience at Menton was exce ...
The entire experience at Menton was exceptional. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. The dining room itself is very tranquil. The wait staff have intimate knowledge of every item on the menu, and were helpful in assisting us in navigating the menu.
Menton captures the essence of fine dini ...
Menton captures the essence of fine dining. My wife and I each chose to order a la carte rather than selecting from one of the two tasting menus. The starter and dessert, Menton Butter Soup with shellfish, caviar, and honey and Peach Chiboust with almond, rooibos, and orange, respectively, were exceptional. For an entree, my wife had a Porcelet Chop with braised belly, orange, and arugula; I had Striped Bass with leek, miso, and mustard. Both entrees were outstanding. The Captain assisted us in the selection of an accompanying wine, a 2009 Trimbach Grand Cru Alsatian Riesling, which paired beautifully with our entrees. It was a truly memorable meal!
Great service that you would expect. Goo ...
Great service that you would expect. Good wines, and I like the concept of their butter - really interesting. (Though breads were nothing special - miso sesame one could have been good but wasn't flavorful enough)
The restaurant has a nice sunlight setup if you're there before sunset, which makes the ambience even nicer.
Food was quite good - special dishes, beautifully presented, but still simple in flavor. Sadly nothing was so noteworthy to require a special trip back.
This was the most fabulous meal I've eve ...
This was the most fabulous meal I've ever had in my life. We did the tasting menu. In the future I'd skip all meals prior to eating here because even with "little tastes" the amount of food adds up quickly. I think we tried 11 different animals. Everything cooked to perfection. Really, spectacular. NOT for just a regular night out. This is a special occasion type place!
We were disappointed with the food. Asid ...
We were disappointed with the food. Aside from the Butternut and lobster bisque the rest of the food was all presentation and no flavor. The prices were so inflated for what we received.
The waiter told us that of the small portions menu we should each order 4 courses as they are very small. Well the portions were not that small and we could not finish the forth course. There was nothing special about the ambiance, the wine was just ok, and when the bill came we decided it was all hype and presentation and marketing there was no substance . Food was disappointing. The service was excellent and they went out of their way to give me Gluten free food. I did appreciate that. We can say we went , but will never go back- too many other great restaurants in Boston.
Been twice. Service is consistently goo ...
Been twice. Service is consistently good, with knowledgable and friendly staff. Wine service is a standout. The kitchen, however, is inconsistent. The large tasting menu started out very good (butter soup and bagna cauda), but other dishes (pastas, foie, lamb) suffer from excessive richness, and uneven cooking and seasoning. As example, following the very rich Risotto/Mezzaluna course, the Menage a Foie Gras begins with an (inelegant, fat-dripping) foie gras frankfurter, followed by a dish containing under-seasoned and under-cooked chunks of seared foie gras, under-seasoned and (slightly) overcooked lobster, foie gras terrine, and popcorn all encircling a pool of Sauce Americaine. That dish needs to be dialed back and re-conceived.
Bread also suffered from inconsistency. Alternating from too tough (the mini baguette) to doughy (the pretzel). The all could have been saved had the kitchen sent them out warm rather than at room temperature.
Dessert was okay, but unexceptional. Mignardise was unmemorable (do we really need macarons the size of M&Ms?)
Beautiful restaurant in general. If ther ...
Beautiful restaurant in general. If there is one complaint it is that the martinis and the wine pairings are very tiny and not on par with pours from other high end restaurants such as Jean Georges or Gramercy Tavern. The wine pairs are very pricy yet the pours are about 1.5-2 ounces at best. The pre dinner martini was the smallest that I have ever seen anywhere. For the prices charged they should certainly be more. Skip the pairings and just order a bottle or two.
We sat in the Gold Bar and everything wa ...
We sat in the Gold Bar and everything was perfect. The service is on point and friendly, rather than obsequious; we had nice conversations with most of our servers at one point or another, but not in an intrusive way. The food is among the best I've had in Boston; I've decided I'm going to move into the butter soup, so if anyone wants to sublet my apartment for the rest of my life, let me know.
I'd recommend Menton for any special occasion, whether a date or a group, or just a night of treating yourself to something special.
I have loved Menton for years and was ve ...
I have loved Menton for years and was very disappointed on my most recent visit. The food is still exquisite, but some of the front-of-house changes feel like real losses to me. They've taken out the carpet, so the dining room is quite noisy--that's usually fine, but when you're having a tasting menu of multiple courses, each with an interesting wine, and the staff have to yell the descriptions in order to be heard, much of the pleasure is lost. They didn't offer us menus to give us hints of what to look forward to in the tasting menu--that frees them up to a offer different-for-each-diner option, but it added to a generally less polished impression. They no longer bring the cheese cart--one of the highlights of past meals--to the table, simply plating our requested number/style of cheeses (which were excellent, don't get me wrong) elsewhere. Overall, the service felt less gracious and smooth--in the past we have felt known and welcomed into a shared joy in fine dining, but this time it was much more impersonal and perfunctory. I understand that this is a very hard style of establishment to keep profitable, and I applaud them for trying different things, but despite the high standard that the kitchen maintains, I think I will go elsewhere for special occasions until I hear that things have changed once again.
The tasting menu was amazing: course aft ...
The tasting menu was amazing: course after course of fascinating flavors and textures. The fois gras hot dog with blueberry/walnut ketchup and popcorn mustard, the lamb, clams 3 ways and deconstructed bouillabaisse were just some of the highlights. All the dessert courses were superb. The service was perfect - attentive without being invasive. Jonathan was a great captain and made sure we had everything we needed. Dale was awesome and explained all the dishes perfectly. He was very personable and fun (great job!). The chef came out with the black truffle and was very personable as well. I love this type of amazing food experience. I certainly hope to go back again!
We had a fabulous tasting meal here with ...
We had a fabulous tasting meal here with an incredible wine pairing. Truly spectacular. The only reason I'm not giving the restaurant a perfect score is because we were seated more than 30 minutes late and did not place our orders until almost an hour passed the reservation time. Though to their credit they comped out glasses of wine we had while waiting at the bar.
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