Chef Barbara Lynch opened Menton in Boston’s trendy Fort Point neighborhood in 2010. Its four-course prix fixe ($95) and chef’s tasting ($155) menus quickly racked up “best” and “best new” accolades from the likes of Esquire and Bon Appétit magazines, along with a four-star review from the Boston Globe. So what do you do to improve the only Relais & Chateaux restaurant in Beantown, one which has to be considered among Boston’s most romantic? Late last year, chef Scott Jones introduced two different tasting menus. The “From Elements” menu explores dishes and pairings that the restaurant’s proprietors have enjoyed over the past year (they think of them as “emerging classics”), while “Into Evolution” is meant to focus on the future, allowing patrons the chance to experience the restaurant’s growth through the flavors and techniques that are currently exciting them. This is upscale dining at Boston’s best (keep in mind that they encourage business casual attire), where everything from the initial greeting to the last fleeting taste at the end of your meal is perfectly executed by the well-groomed team. It’s a meal you’ll no doubt remember, and perhaps want to discuss over a nightcap at Lynch’s excellent cocktail bar Drink — just a two-minute walk away.
— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015