Bottoms Up: Barbara Lynch Opens Swanky New Bar Inside Boston’s Menton
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Bottoms Up: Barbara Lynch Opens Swanky New Bar Inside Boston’s Menton

Menton Boston
Wayne E. Chinnock

Barbara Lynch’s Menton is one of Boston’s best restaurants—and as the city’s only AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five-Star and Relais & Châteaux restaurant, it’s also not an everyday affair. But the opening of its interior Gold Bar gives guests a chance to sample Menton’s delights in new, more accessible, ways.

Visitors can sidle up to the bar—topped in Sienna Giallo Marble—and sip a host of handcrafted cocktails by John Gertsen, like an Italian Greyhound (a mix of Punt e Mes, grapefruit, and salt) or a Chartreuse Milk Punch, under the golden lights.

Surrounding chairs and banquettes invite you to sample chef de cuisine Scott Jones’s playful dishes without committing to a long meal. A petite jamòn sandwich comes topped with quail egg and béarnaise, while the fois gras frankfurter is dressed in a cherry and cashew catsup.

In the city’s vibrant Fort Point neighborhood, Lynch and BL Gruppo sought out C & J Katz Studio to create a warm and intimate space. Yet it’s sophisticated enough to serve as pre- or post-stop for a Menton meal—and to warrant a visit all on its own.

Menton Boston
Wayne E. Chinnock

Corina Quinn is the digital travel editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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