My husband and I received a gift certificate to dine at L'Espalier as a wedding gift from a good friend. We had never been before, but had always head it is the best fine dining in Boston. We used the gift certificate on our first anniversary - and it was an amazing dining experience. We were waited on hand and foot. Some of the fancy service got a little distracting - and it did feel like someone was constantly at our table - but that's all part of the experience! It was a little uneasy for us, since we'd never dined at this type of restaurant, but we pulled it off without too many faux-pas. We're glad to say that we have dined at L'espalier - but we don't think we'll ever afford to go back on our own dime! The food was delicious - and the dessert was simply to die for. They even write "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate on our dessert plates. Very nice touch.