Accolades


2007 James Beard Foundation Award
Best Northeast Chef - Frank McClelland


AAA Five-Diamond Award recipient
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999


Mobil Four-Star Award recipient
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

Zagat Survey of Boston Restaurants, “#1 Food” Rating
2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998


The Boston Globe, Four Star review by Alison Arnett


2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
Boston
Magazine, Ranked #2 Restaurant in Boston
Boston
Magazine, “Most Romantic, Upscale,”
Boston Magazine, “Best of Boston Hall of Fame”
Boston Magazine, "Best Afternoon Tea"
Boston Magazine, "Best Sommelier - Erik Johnson"
Boston Magazine, "Best French"
Boston Magazine, "Best Cheese Plate"
Boston Magazine, "Best Tasting Menu"

Gayot.com
Top 40 Restaurants in the US
2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Top 10 Boston Food Rating Restaurants
Top 10 Boston French Restaurants
Top 10 Boston Wine List Restaurants
Top 10 Boston Special Occasion Restaurants
Top 10 Boston Business Restaurants



Improper Bostonian, "Best Vegetarian" 2010
Improper Bostonian, “Best French Restaurant”
2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004


Wine Spectator, “Award of Excellence 2004”


Gourmet, “America’s Best Restaurants - #3,” 2000
Gourmet, “Top Tables,” 2000, 1999, 1998
Gourmet, “Our Readers’ Favorites - #1,” 1999, 1998


Food and Wine, “Best Places,” 1998

Nation’s Restaurant News, “Fine Dining Hall of Fame”


DiRoNa Award recipient
2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

L’Espalier has also been recognized in:
The New York Times
Bon Appetit
The Wall Street Journal
Town and Country
The Robb Report
Money Magazine
Boston Magazine Concierge
Fine Cooking
CBS 4 A List "Best Romantic Restaurant"