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, 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
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!
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.
This was the second Barbara Lynch restau ...
This was the second Barbara Lynch restaurant we've been to. Not much we can add to other outstanding reviews, but I'd like to commend the young man (22!) who was acting as Captain and Somm. The restaurant was not crowded and I always like to chat with the staff. We talked about what was required to survive in the high-end restaurant business today, and one of the things was training. This "kid" was from Columbia, and had been aiming for a restaurant career since he was about 12 years old. It was clear from the get-go that Ms. Lynch put a high emphasis on staff training, remarkably so, and he described the training program at Menton, which was both deep and broad. He was a bit surprised that we knew where the name of the restaurant came from, and expanded on our knowledge with a touch of history. We talked about the deplorable trend toward "lively" atmospheres, even in high end places, with interior design that made it almost impossible to have a conversation due to the high decibel background noise.
Perhaps this didn't matter because the clientele had nothing substantive to say.
The menu was limited, but the execution was superb. Alas, my days of drinking a bottle of wine for lunch are over, but the BTG selection was fine, and appropriate to the meals.
My expectations for dinner at Menton wer ...
My expectations for dinner at Menton were high, and they were exceeded. From the moment we walked in to celebrate our anniversary, we were treated as special guests. A complimentary glass of Paul Roget champagne started an incredible tasting menu experience. Service was superb, wines excellent. Nothing could have been better. The highest of the high end.
This is where you go if someone else is ...
This is where you go if someone else is paying the bill. The food is ridiculously expensive or maybe it's just that the servings are ridiculously small. Be warned, when the entree is described as "scallop with. . ." they do mean ONE scallop, and not even a big one.
The food at Menton is superb. That said, ...
The food at Menton is superb. That said, you should expect modest portions, in the French minimalist manner, and expensive prices.
Unfortunately, the ambience does not match the quality of the food. The dining areas are stylistically cold. The service was generally excellent, but the pacing of the meal was erratic. And, on the Saturday evening we ate there, there were a number of small children, who were somewhat disruptive.
So we would certainly recommend Menton for the quality of the food, but not necessarily for the overall dining experience.
It was our engagement dinner celebration ...
It was our engagement dinner celebration. We chose the tasting menu with the wine pairing. We got complimentary drinks and food and they really made it a special occasion to be remembered. The service was flawless and everyone was great. We had a nice window seat and the food was rich and delicious. The frois grois hot dog was amazing. Thanks again for making it even more of a special day.
I found Menton through the Popular tab h ...
I found Menton through the Popular tab here on Open Table. I added a note to the reservation that it was our 15th anniversary. I was hoping it would be a great new find, and I wasn't disappointed. The food was amazing. The halibut was the best fish dish I've ever had. We were given a pour of champagne at the beginning of the meal for our anniversary, and we were later brought out a plate of small bite desserts with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate on the plate. From the food to the service to the wine to the special treatment they showed us, Menton helped make our day even more special. I highly recommend it as a special occasion splurge, or even just a nice night out.
Great Experience. The food was beyond, ...
Great Experience. The food was beyond, but the experience was made most special by the team of great professionals serving us. Very knowledgeable and polished. The chef appreciated his customers by saying hi and offering a tour of a very busy kitchen. The "butter" soup is a must. We highly recommend the tasting menu.
We had the 6-course tasting menu. The fo ...
We had the 6-course tasting menu. The food is exceptional, especially the fois gras, it was cooked perfectly.
The service was exceptional. Drinks were filled all the time. The head waiter was very friendly and professional. The food were delivered in a dramatic manner, like a show.
Ambience is quiet.
I took my partner here to celebrate his ...
I took my partner here to celebrate his birthday, and I can say we were not disappointed. Last year, I had taken him to No. 9 Park, where my partner is now the executive pastry chef. Chef Barbara amazed us again, the service and food were exceptional, there were no complaints at all. My partner and I can easily say this was one of the best meals we have ever experienced. My partner and I will definitely come back to share another special occasion at Menton.
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