La Voile

4.6
3225 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
La Voile is an authentic French brasserie, opened in Cannes in 1947. After a few years under a new ownership, it relocated to Boston in 2007.
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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for dinner and I have to say the fish soup is a must try! Seems small at first, but it is so rich and filling I barely needed any other food!

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f
New England
61 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside on a nice warm but comfortable evening. Enjoyed watching the passing pedestrians. Had seafood soup appetizer followed by dover sole. Both excellent. Sole was well prepared and very well filleted unlike at the Brookline restaurant where they butchered it. Wife had salad and scallops both excellent. A very nice sancerre went well. Excellent coffee.
Highly recommend this restaurant where everything is much more professionally handled than their Brookline one. Have eaten at both several times.

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v
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and cocktails. Always a favorite when in Boston!

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L
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best dinner at La Voile. I dined with 9 other friends and sat outside and it was just amazing. The waiter was extremely professional, knew the menu and wine menu very well, and he was very attentive throughout the night. We didn't feel rushed at all! The food is just the best at La Voile!!!! This was our second time and we are looking forward to many more dinners there!

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LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to your restaurant to celebrate my sister's birthday. Alex was our server and he was very delightful, helpful and pleasant.

The surroundings are very quaint and quiet.

All 3 of us enjoyed our meal.

Thank you for an awesome experience!

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MC
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Love the food, love the wine list, love sitting on Newbury!

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JW
New England
28 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love La Voile, the service, the food, the space, and the value, but it gets even better in the summer when we can dine outside on the terrace. I wish I still lived in Boston so I could stop in more often. Merci toujours.

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J
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was a busy Monday night Our waiter was fantastic but it took quite a while to give him our order...and the food was mixed in quality. The ribeye in particular was of very poor quality. My wife enjoyed her meal, though. And the price was moderate.

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AK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely lunch on Newbury St, highly recommend sitting on the patio and was extremely impressed with the wonderful service.

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j
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On the recommendation from a friend we dined at La Voile to celebrate a birthday. We loved everything. The menu is authentic, I felt like I was in Provence, and each dish was prepared perfectly. This is our new favorite restaurant.

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FB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. From the check-in through the courses and the check-out. The food was simply delicious and the service magnificent. Everyone was very gentle and kind. The place is not big nor small, just right and cozy. I defenitely recommend.

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D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the fish soup. It'sts an extra hearty broth (with rouille on the side) and it changed how I think about fish soup

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Boston. And in summer it is wonderful eating outdoors

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K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite restaurant on the vaunted Newbury Street. Wonderful, delicious, authentic food. Marvelous wine list. Attentive and knowledgable staff. A true gem!

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CK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent!!! We had a wonderful time.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was just short of perfect— I never once felt rushed by the wait staff, but always felt I could flag someone down if needed. We had a minor issue where one of our steaks was not cooked to the correct level, but the restaurant team was excellent about getting a new one fired immediately and very apologetic. The food was delicious, the portions generous (but not overwhelming), and the entire experience was lovely. Our entire group would happily return!

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had a wonderful time

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p
New England
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food sensational, wine sommelier Alex knows everything there is to know about fine wine. His recommendations were spot on. Our anniversary celebration was a success. Not our first time at La Voile and will be back. We also love Rory’s creations at the Bar! Thank You!

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DW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Alway have a great experience at La Voile. The service is excellent and the food and desserts are very good.

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j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The service is impeccable and the food always a treat. Wonderful anniversary spot

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FC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Arriving was unnecessarily problematic with not being greeted upon arrival and explaining to 3 people we had arrived for our booking. Food and wine were great, service good at the table.

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RR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and our server was fantastic. The pace of service is slower, which I believe is more accurate of a true French or European experience. I enjoyed this personally, but may not be for everyone. The standouts from a food perspective were the muscles and the chocolate mouse. Having said this, all of the food was excellent. And the service was fantastic. Water and bread replenished without even noticing, wine recommendation was spot on, very friendly staff. Overall, I highly recommend La Voile if you are looking for a lovely taste of France in downtown Boston. I will be going back.

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GK
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE outstanding classic French bistro in Boston. Their Sole Meuniere is iconic. Soupe de Poisson is outstanding.

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L
New England
31 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love La Voile. My kids were home from college and they wanted to go to La Voile. Food is consistently fabulous.

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Y
New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staffs are gentle and comfortably polite. Not too casual not too polite, which I liked.
Of course, dishes were great!

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BL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! I had clients that were very happy with the meal. Additionally, La Voile catered to my last second change of plans from 4 seats to 6 seats back to 3 seats. Outstanding service.

Ben

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D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent menu, service and outside dining

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KL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good but not great relative to other dinners at La Voile. The service was spectacularly slow and I’m not someone who likes to be rushed. The dining room was indescribably warm and humid. I was uncomfortable all through the dinner. When I got home my clothes were soaked from sweat. I will recommend with hesitation because I know it can be better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for an outdoor lunch on a beautiful June day. Excellent food, and our server was especially helpful and nice!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and service as always.

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SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was in this restaurant for lunch some years ago and it was excellent. Organised to meet some friends there on thurs 13th June. The food was good but the four grasfor 26dollars was completely overpriced for two very small slices of same. The wine too is completely overpriced but I know this is the regieme in Bosto so different to Europe 48 dollars for the cheapest bottle of wine is too much . The risotto while nice was over salted and the chips on the other dishes were burnt but that appears to be the way they are served generally in Boston. Nice ambience and I really like the French vibe just don’t get the cost. I would recommend it to friends but Lunch is so much better value .

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CH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife's fish was outstanding....my Blanquette de veau was not up to your standard....a bit overcooked and dry....but otherwise things were up to the standard we have come to expect.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A special lunch with friends.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food

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A
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I eat here my meals are incredible. And the staff often speak French adding to the authenticity of this French restaurant. Most recently the Dover Sole was incredible. I’ll be back again!!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The meal I was given was different than I ordered and was dry and tough. My wife’s fish was over cooked. I don’t expect I will return in the future.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was not good. The waiters brought the wrong drink and then took forever to bring the correct one. My companion ordered a salad for dinner and I ordered the 3 course, taste of France, and she was finished with her salad well before I was served my main dish. The foes gras appetizer was very good but the duck confit was only so-so. And we were there for 3 plus hours.

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DC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is top notch. Very comfortable. Great wine list. Classic dishes done well.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and friendly staff!

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P
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ֵExcellent food and service in a pleasant, quiet room. Looking forward to a return visit.

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