Special mother-daughters lunchI wanted to treat my daughters to a special day and chose La Voile for our luncheon.
The youngest (12) is a very picky eater but was happy with her Croque Monsieur and fries. My oldest (19) is a vegetarian and loved her Spinach Salad with beets and goat cheese. I had a delicious Chicken Panini with salad. Waitress assisted me with a delicious glass of Sauvignon Blanc to pair with my sandwich. Water was refilled regularly. Staff was friendly and helpful. Dessert was stupendous!!! Mousse Au Chocolat and a Molten Chocolate Fondant.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time aroundSecond time around. Still delicious. And what to say about the service provided by the staff. This restaurant is a keeper!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMParis on Newbury St.La Voile is a delightful French bistro including a waitstaff with French accents and an efficient pleasant, but not not overly friendly attitude. The food is delicious and interesting and typical of a Parisian bistro, I enjoyed a duck breast l'orange that was cooked to order and not fatty. My wife had delicious a dish of poached lobster and seared scallops. The wine list was brief but sufficient and they give a good pour.
The restaurant is an excellent choice for either lunch or dinner.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent french restaurantWaiter was terrific, food delicious. Amazing wine menu with many choices at various price points.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!Came here to celebrate my graduation and had a wonderful dinner. The filet de boeuf en rossini was magnifique! The service was perfect and the wine selection extraordinary.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid French BistroThis is straight-up French Bistro (comfort) food. My husband noticed a few minor issues, so it wasn't perfect. Would come back if planning to be in the area.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Excellent EveningThis was our fourth visit to La Voile and we enjoyed it every bit as much as the first! The roast chicken for two was delectable, as were our appetizers (smoked salmon salad and mussels mariniere). For dessert, we chose the floating island with creme anglaise--delicious and not too heavy. Jean-Baptiste, our server, was professional and efficient throughout. I'm already looking forward to the next time!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMParfait!We were thrilled with the warm, welcoming atmosphere; attentive staff and amazing food.
To start our evening the chef sent out a delicious amuse bouche which was an olive spread on crostini and slices of fresh saussison. My husband chose the special for his appetizer: a flavorful chicken pate with caramelized onions. I ordered a delicious salad named Les Betteraves. For our meals he chose Le Homard, and I chose L'Entrecote. Both were fantastic.
Desserts were just as outstanding: He chose a trio which included several mini pastries and Creme Brule. I chose La tarte des demoiselles Tatin, glace vanille flambeed with Calvados.
We asked for assistance ordering wine and it was perfectly paired with all our food.
BRAVO LA VOILE!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery SpecialFrom the bi-lingual waiters to the sea bass de-boned at the table, this is a very good restaurant in the style of French country dining. Food and service was excellent.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our favorite spotThis is our favorite spot for true French bistro and brasserie fare. It is managed magnificently and never disappoints. I brought a friend for lunch this day and he is now hooked, having brought his wife for dinner twice since our luncheon. We routinely come from Newton to dine at this spot.....for the past 5 or more years now.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic excellenceMastery of authentic French cuisine with a talent for understatement can be experienced here. Save the air fare to Paris or Montreal. Seldom does the mere application of heat to meat result in the sublime. It is excellence from talent not affectation. The entrees are familiar but the dedication to the genre is certainly uncommon.
If you long for the romance of that which is truely French you will find joy here. Nothing here is "an homage to" , "based- on" or "a twist to" or "an interpretation of " a classic. It is instead the real thing, savor it.
A great wine list as well.
The dining room reminds one of the romantic little jewels of Paris.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brasserieWe picked La Voile from the Trip Advisor reviews and saw how we made a right selection. It is a real French Brasserie on Newbury Street. Everything was perfect and the food was delicious. I ordered L'entrecote as main and it was mouth-watering.
Strongly suggested.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful French ExperienceExtremely authentic French dining experience, with a wonderful menu and excellent staff with high attention to detail. They do a delightful job, an excellent destination for Francophiles.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'd a great time. Food wasWe'd a great time. Food was terrific. I loved the location too bad it was raining coz there's a nice place outside. Will definitely go back again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Dover Sole in the CityI always get the dover sole.
Deliciously prepared and deboned at your table.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful french cuisine & ambianceWhile the décor of La Voile is more nautical than French Riviera, the wait staff and menu are clearly French.
Don't worry the menu is not only in French, nor is the dish selection avante garde. In my party we had the Dover sole, flank steak, and roasted chicken entree's and they were all excellent. The portioning, presentation, and seasoning were all top shelf. Our server filleted the sole tableside and did a wonderful job. Our appetizers of pate, salad, and cold tomato soup were equally excellent.
Overall, I found the menu to be a bit on the pricy side, but typical for Newbury Street. The staff, food, and ambiance all kept pace for a fair value for the dollar. I highly recommend that you try La Voile.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch spot in summerI recently had a wonderful lunch sitting outside at La Voile. While the prices are generally on the high side for lunch, they have a good 2 or 3 course lunch menu at a reasonable price, and some lunch entrees that are also reasonably priced. The food is excellent, authentic, Provencal cuisine. You feel like you are in France sitting on Newbury Street while eating a Quiche Lorraine.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent wines. Good foodI took my family there for dinner. We have an 8 and a 10 year old. My husband and I loved the food. Our kids enjoyed their PEI musselsas their mmain course. The restaurant has an amazing selection of wine. We had a great time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great spot on NewburyThis is a great spot on Newbury Street. Very attentive service and great food. Nice ambience, energetic but not overly loud.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest French food in the cityThe chicken is perfect. Great mini-martinis at the bar. Divine.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMhad a very good time, servicehad a very good time, service was excellent, food delicious. I will come back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined here twice duringWe dined here twice during a week's stay in Boston recently. This time we had the roasted chicken - 45 min. wait for prep but well worth it! Don't shy away from this excellent dining opportunity during these trying times! Go & enjoy! Bon appetit!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Favorite Neighborhood GemMy spouse and I enjoy visiting La Voile when we can. The atmosphere is such that we feel we are in France. The food is authentic so it has it's uniqueness. We enjoy coming here and will return. We cannot comment on the Wine list, we don't drink. Our server was
very attentive.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLa voile is authentic in food,andLa voile is authentic in food,and atmosphere. The only Boston real brasserie, French service and food.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding French BistroThis restaurant brought back memories of Paris. I loved the tenderloin tartare. The wine list is excellent. The duck was tender, lean and available as medium rare. The onion soup was prepared to french style perfection. (no stringy cheese here). The fantastic thick chocolate mousse was enjoyed by all.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent in all respects!Excellent in all respects! My husband and I had an excellent lunch here. This will be a "go to" restaurant whenever we visit Boston. There was not even one negative that we could comment on - -everything was perfect - - including the wine recommended by the server.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place, good food,Very nice place, good food, friendly service. The place could be romantic but on saturday evening it was very very noisy.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat here at least onceWe eat here at least once on every trip to Boston. It is our favorite restaurant in the city.
Love the food and wine.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional restaurantMy boyfriend and I have been to La Voile four times now and can not wait to go back again. They have a notable wine list. The food is an experience in itself. The staff are friendly and attentive. We love going there.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food with greatExcellent food with great depth of flavor. By FAR the best food/overall dining experience I've had in Back Bay proper. This place is a gem and I can't wait to go back!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Voile is one of my favoriteLa Voile is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is consistently excellent, the service is top notch, and the atmosphere is lovely. It is a real gem in Back Bay.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA must go!I took my family out for dinner and they really enjoyed it. The food was amazing, especially the duck breast. The service was great. Very friendly and willing to take many pictures for us.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic French bistro decorAuthentic French bistro decor and cuisine, excellent wine list, friendly service. Started out quiet but conversation became difficult as the room filled up and became very noisy.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMdining in the South of FranceThis is an authentic French bistro: The original in Cannes has been transported to Newbury Street,Boston, including the menu and the wonderful French waiters.If you are a Francophile or love simple French Bistro food this is it: Escargot, Foie Gras, Coq au Vin, etc. Deserts are special, creme brulee, profiteroles, molten chocolate cake...enjoy3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent classic French foodExcellent classic French food in a very "French" atmosphere.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect bistrot du coin inPerfect bistrot du coin in Boston. Ambiance of restaurant in Paris. All waiters speak French. All this--and it is in the heart of Newbury Street. Friendly, unpretentious service with charm and attention. I appreciate the salads. My husband's lamb chops were the best he has had.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Restaurant WeekExcellent Restaurant Week dinner with nice wine choices. Waiter was professional and efficient.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI came here with my boyfriendI came here with my boyfriend for restaurant week. The staff was very accommodating and had excellent suggestions for dishes and wine. Wine list was extensive and expensive, as expected for Newbury Street. The place was dark, small, and cozy - much more casual than anticipated. The foie gras was delicious, though the toast was slightly burnt. He ordered le canard, delicious sweet tender duck covered in orange cinnamon glaze with potatoes and baby spinach. He quickly switched with my bourgignon, made in a red wine sauce that I thought was a bit too salty and more raw than medium-raw. Dessert was alright, with a berry tart that had a very hard crust and soft cream puffs covered in chocolate sauce.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply one of the best restaurantsSimply one of the best restaurants in Boston. Impeccable service, and top quality French style food. Recently went there for the first time and will be coming back again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there for restaurantWe were there for restaurant week. The food and service were excellent. The portions were of a good size and everything from appetizers, entrees to desserts were delicious. We saw the diners in the next table having the dover sole meuniere, will definitely have to return to try that! Thank you for a great experience.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA marvelous bistro that neverA marvelous bistro that never disappoints. Great value and quality.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant and wonderfulBeautiful restaurant and wonderful food! The service was extremely welcoming and friendly. The food was just as great as the last time I came here- even during restaurant week the quality was superb.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter a minor awkward momentAfter a minor awkward moment at the door/hostess table, everything else was great. The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. We originally went for the restaurant week menu, but decided to order off the regular menu instead, and I don't regret it for a second. My only minor complaint, and really it's not even a complaint just an observation, is that with the music it was a little loud.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined here because of RestaurantWe dined here because of Restaurant Week and will be going back soon.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable RestaurantVery enjoyable Restaurant Week meal, with a relaxed pace and delicious food for a bargain price. I will definitely return to try the full menu.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and decor reminded usFood and decor reminded us very much of our trip to France. A bit cramped and loud, but to be expected given the location. Service was very good but somewhat on the slower side.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experience!Excellent experience! Excellent food! Excellent service! Totally unexpected and quite memorable!!! We are definitely coming back!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic atmosphere thatFantastic atmosphere that makes you feel like you're dining in France is matched perfectly by the exquisite food and wine list. Will definitely be returning soon!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect French SoireeThe food was excellent and exceeded our expectations. The waiter was fabulous, very courteous, gave great food and wine pairing suggestions. The ambiance was wonderful. We were not rushed through our dinner, it was a lovely evening, great food, great wine and excellent friends for company. The staff are to be commended they were exceedingly professional. We are looking forward to returning soon.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Superb Dining EXPERIENCEWe continue to be impressed with the quality of the food, great service and extremely knowledgeable staff. They go out of their way to make your dinner out a "dining experience." We have eaten here three times in two visits to Boston. This has become our "go to" restaurant for both lunch and/or dinner. A must for me on each visit is the Dover Sole for my entree and cheese plate for dessert.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM