Menton Boston: A little disappointing Mother’s Day Brunch

To celebrate our move into our permanent apartment in Boston, I made a reservation at this restaurant in our neighborhood, Boston Seaport.

Here’s a look back at the experience.

The concept

The concept is quite simple, since it’s a French-inspired gourmet restaurant. The restaurant is listed in the Relais et Chateaux guide, and could well be Michelin-starred.

The setting

The setting is fairly minimalist, with an elegant yet industrial-inspired dining room. There was a pleasant aroma, as the establishment uses Le Labo pine candles.

The menu

On this Mother’s Day in the United States, the restaurant only offered a single menu, namely brunch.


I’m not a big fan of brunches, but this one looked attractive on paper. The tasting menus available outside the restaurant were also appealing, and we would probably be back for a “classic meal”.

The tasting menu displayed outside looked appealing

The meal and the dishes

To start the meal, I started with a cocktail with orgeat syrup, which was delicious.


As a first course, I chose the strawberry yoghurt parfait, which was light and succulent.


Since no viennoiserie iswasserved, we asked for bread and croissants, which were excellent, and were brought to us with no less excellent butter.


For the next course, I had the cooled poached egg with lobster, which was very fresh.


As a third course, I chose the cheese soufflé, which was truly disgusting. I ate two bites and was not able to finish the rest.


To finish, I had the Basque cheesecake, which was good but I was really not hungry anymore.


It’s worth noting that my wife found portions rather small, and left still hungry. This is not really normal for a restaurant of this type.

The service

I have to say that I was a little disappointed by the service. For a Relais et Châteaux restaurant, you’d expect more refined, polished service.

The atmosphere

The atmosphere was rather good and calm, but only a few tables were occupied.

Bottom line

A mixed experience. While some dishes were very good, others were definitely not. Service also lacking, but we’ll put that down to the fact that the menu on offer is a brunch. We’ll be back on another occasion.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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