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 Monday - Friday.
Hours of Operation:
Dining Room & The Gold Bar
Monday - Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm
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
$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
Hype has a price. Take that two ways. Th ...
Hype has a price. Take that two ways. The restaurant has to try hard to make it work. They can sometimes be justified in charging higher prices. Sadly with Menton it never came together.
The service is too friendly and they try hard to deliver a great atmosphere. However, the food was not awe inspiring. There is limited value in a dish, when for example a single ravioli costs over $25!
Thankfully, they have an extensive wine list but good values are hard to come by.
There are many excellent and great restaurants in Boston. Look elsewhere
1- My dinner was on a weekday evening af ...
1- My dinner was on a weekday evening after 8- most of the dining room was empty.
2- The dining room looks like a pilgrim themed corporate board room. Horrid artwork that looked like it was bought from the Marriott next door. The restaurant overall was clean with nice bathrooms.
3- Service was good and efficient. Not as refined as other restaurants (albeit not in Boston) in the level that Menton posits itself as being a member.
4- Dishes came out cold, as the plates were not prewarmed. Bread was actually stale as it had been cut early in the evening.
5- The dishes are reminiscent of fine French cooking from over 15 years ago. This is a Disney approach to "fine French cooking". Sauces are full of butter and heavy. Most dishes were made sous vide and still came out dry. One feels like this is a caricature of a 1-2 star Michelin, which it is clearly not. Overall the cuisine has not evolved and is unimaginative. I am guessing that the restaurant caters to a business crowd that wants a specific expense account menu- and this is what is served. I went as a regular diner with a friend and felt I had entered the private catering hall of Goldman Sachs. In no way was there any arrogance or neglect from the staff, it was just boring and lifeless.
6- The wine list is predictable and exorbitantly priced. While many reviews note that there are bottles for less than $100, these are $15 dollar wines that are boring. A markup is of course necessary but 6x on mediocre wines is embarrassing. This however is present at all of the B. Lynch restaurants that astronomically mark up prices of wines and common products (e.g. oysters) that require little attention other than curating.
17- There are many more imaginative modern places to go to in Boston. Other than an expense account dinner to impress an unsophisticated client, there is little reason to venture here. Good thing is that Drink is located downstairs :)
Have been their twice before. First time ...
Have been their twice before. First time was excellent in private room near kitchen for company function. Second time also very good with exceptional cheese cart, my favorite. This time food was good, but cheese cart was gone with very poor selection of cheeses. Try dexauve on mass avenue instead.
I took my girlfriend here for a "just be ...
I took my girlfriend here for a "just because" date. When you first arrive the valet was very polite, people with good manners always stick out to me it seems very rare in our society today. Walking in the atmosphere was very classy and romantic definitely a place you should have fun dressing up for. They have a large variety of wines one of which was $5,000 but don't let that scare you our meal for 2 actually only ran us about $90 which wasn't bad since I had seen people writing how they spent over $300 for 2 people. The waitstaff was the best I have ever experienced. They were the most polite and professional people and it really made for a great experience, there wasn't a second that my water wasn't filled, our food was brought out with barely any wait, or maybe it just seemed that way because the whole time we were waiting they were bringing us all sorts of appetizers from a complimentary bowl of their famous butter soup which was incredible, to different breads all of which were delicious I had to deny the third time they came with bread so I could have room for dinner. As for myself I got the Venison, I could go on and on but all I'm going to say was it was amazing, my girlfriend got the rabbit which was also delicious. The servings seem small at a first glance but they actually really fill you up, I was surprised at how full I was. We were both so full that we said no to dessert, but our waiter said we could not leave without a dessert so he brought us a chocolate mousse cake with a tangerine ice cream, and a pastry sampling plate all ON THE HOUSE! All around fantastic experience I absolutely recommend Menton to anyone who is either experienced with fine dining or someone who has never had the experience. Also gentlemen if your looking to impress your girlfriend, wife, etc.. this is the place!
The Into Evolution tasting menu and matc ...
The Into Evolution tasting menu and matching wines is an epic experience but I think it is verging on too much. Toward the end I was full and tired; I think there is one savory course too many. In our case the venison course was unimpressive, and could have easily been dropped. A minor quibble, compared to the first time I went, Menton now seems to serve up alternative offerings for certain courses, this saw the ladies getting one version of the course, and the gents getting another version. This seems to be an opportunity for the chef to show off, but the pasta course - with white truffles - ended up being 4 separate dishes. In my case I got a very simple tagliatelle with white truffles, whereas my companions got better looking dishes with rabbit (canneloni, ravioli), as advertised on the menu. I looked round the table and felt a little short changed; I would have preferred any of the other three takes on the pasta course, and an opportunity to pick one of those.
Definitely beyond expectation. Price is ...
Definitely beyond expectation. Price is a bit costly, but it's worth every penny for a special occasion. I booked this place for my girlfriend's birthday. When confirming my reservation the restaurant asked me what is the occasion. When I got there, they greeted us by saying Happy Birthday to her, and even added a fine touch of a candle on the dessert menu later on. Very kind, very professional staff members. Food was obviously great, but not outlandishly innovative or anything like that. Decent quality food you would expect from a fancy restaurant like this place. Anyway, was a wonderful experience and would recommend to anyone looking for a place to celebrate special occasion.
Food, wine and service was spectacular! ...
Food, wine and service was spectacular! My only (slight) complain is that we were a party of 5 seated at a table meant for 8 . The over-sized table made conversation difficult and reduced the intimacy of our special occasion.
Took my wife here for our 2 year anniver ...
Took my wife here for our 2 year anniversary. We did the tasting menu with wine pairings. Everything was excellent and the pairings were perfect. The entire staff were extremely attentive and genuine. We were even given a tour of the kitchen after our meal, just an amazing experience.
Very nice wine list, although it was lac ...
Very nice wine list, although it was lacking any Beaujolais (which is the best value for quality ratio at a fine dining spot). Solid on the Piedmont wines - we ordered a nebbiolo from Vallana and it paired perfectly with the meal. Went A la carte instead of tasting menu and each course was refined and delicious. A little pricey (especially the wine list), but worth it for a splurge meal. Would go back.
This was not the special experience I ha ...
This was not the special experience I had anticipated. I chose it because friends were coming from quite a distance, but I would not do so again. We waited 20 minutes or more for our table, the restaurant was very noisy and the portions were unacceptably small. I would say that my wine choice was confirmed by the waiter and his recommendation was spot on!
To celebrate our anniversary, my husband ...
To celebrate our anniversary, my husband and I chose to spend it with Menton. The service and atmosphere were top-notch making this one of the more unique dining experiences we've had in Boston. We went with the a la carte option and I chose the autumn squash, monkfish & shrimp and tagliatelle. I greatly enjoyed all of the options - especially the autumn squash! The tagliatelle was a little on the heavy side for me, so I wasn't able to finish it. In lieu of dessert, I had an excellent cappuccino- however the staff surprised us with a complimentary dessert plate for our anniversary - a very nice touch indeed! The staff paid excellent attention to detail, was very professional, and provided a personal touch without being too overbearing. We look forward to our next return!
Used to be my favorite spot in Boston bu ...
Used to be my favorite spot in Boston but it seems like the service and food have taken a definite turn downwards. Service was spotty, food just good not great and no recognition of me as a relatively loyal customer. No greeting except "have you dined with us before"?
Food is excellent and ambiance is modern ...
Food is excellent and ambiance is modern, only two dishes really stoodout, the butter soup and the fresh pasta, everything else was okay. The bread was served cold, which for a French restaurant at this price is dissappointing. The sommelier was very knowledgable and accommodated our allergies which was nice
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.
Lovely restaurant with excellent service ...
Lovely restaurant with excellent service and steep prices. Ingredients were very fresh yet we found some dishes disappointingly lacking in flavor. Portion size was tiny for the price. We will probably not return.
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