Trying the chef’s tasting menu at an upscale restaurant is a long and involved event, with a price to match. Craigie on Main’s six-course tasting menu is $90 per person ($115 for ten courses), but mbasnack sighs, after a recent dinner, “if I could somehow afford the $300 price tag (with cocktails, coffee, and tip) I would fast all week for it … Love, love, loved it.” The menu included squid noodles, pork belly, sweetbreads, veal tenderloin; it went on and on, proving to be, says mbasnack, “the most fantastic dining experience I’ve ever had.” Tony Maws came out to the table to thank them for coming, too.

Hounds also recommend the tasting menus at Clio and O Ya and warn that L’Espalier’s menu has slipped a bit since the restaurant’s move.

Craigie on Main [Cambridge]
853 Main Street, Cambridge

Clio [Back Bay]
370-A Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

O Ya [Downtown]
9 East Street, Boston

L’Espalier [Back Bay]
774 Boylston Street, Boston

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