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La Voile

4.8
4.8
4764 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 587-4200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Raphael Lambert

  • Catering

    La Volie would be delighted to cater your next event! lavoilecatering@gmail.com | 617-283.7001<br />Contact Jérôme Bergère

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jerome: (844) 241-2105

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Fairfield / Gloucester

  • Parking details

    Near La Voile, The prudential parking garage.

  • Public transit

    Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 4,764 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    French

  • Boston

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and authentic!
  2. E

    Elizabeth

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love eating in bistros in France - escargot, beautiful soups, le betterave, duck breast, apple tarte - and at La Voile I am able to enjoy these classic dishes with beautiful wine any time. Thank you for bringing a true taste of France to Boston.
  3. DM

    DougMc

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best french bistro in Boston. Always a great experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What I love most about La Voile is the service. You will not be rushed, you will have a tablecloth with the appropriate glassware and silverware. You don’t need to keep your used utensils after your first course; they will bring you fresh ones. They will continuously refill your water. All of these small items seem so anachronistic these days and yet this place values these core features of good service. It makes dining so pleasant. The food is always delicious, perfectly plated and cooked expertly.
  5. HI

    HappinessIsAChoice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our first time dining at this location. The service was excellent and the food was beyond our expectations. It is pricey, but an excellent place to dine in for authentic French cuisine.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had an enjoyable time - was surprised by how large the space was . We arrived early for our reservation and has to wait for about 15 minutes after our reservation ( it was a Friday so understandable ) we waited at the small bar area where our drinks were good. Once we were sat the waiter was very attentive , Food was alright nothing life changing or something I would be dying to come back for . We had Escargot , lamb and duck . Service was great , a lot of French people seem to work here which adds to a very “ stepped into Parisian cafe “ feel. We ordered a second round of drinks at the table that were not as good as the first ( maybe a different bartender ? ) but we had to send one of them back . Overall it was Good Friday night date spot .
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never had anything we wouldn't have again and with staple favorites like the quiche and sole, and seasonal items such as the veal blanchette, it brings us back time and again. We live in NH so dinner means a night over and it is definately worth it. Michel and the team work together seamlessly to provide excellent service. Their wine list is extensive with a broad range of wine and prices; again, we've never had a wine selected that we didn't enjoy. We look forward to our next visit. Bill and Julie
  8. 4

    4200

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly great event in dinning. The food was excellent ,cooked to my liking. Service was great without being intrusive. Terrific ambiance!!
  9. P

    Peggyb

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon. Exceptional meal included soul and risotto. We split the sole and enjoyed the risotto as an appetizer. Perfectly matched with a delightful Pouilly Fuisse. This is truly a gem and I’m so happy to have found it. Our service was top notch, attentive, friendly and helpful. Can’t wait to come back!
  10. e

    ej55

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine at La Voile! Excellent food and service and we were all given complimentary glasses of champagne at the end of our meals!:-) Superb Onion Soup as well as all the Fish Dishes!
  11. L

    Lmmm

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING !!
  12. N

    Nancy

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious; two of us had Dover sole and one lamb. The hostess was very welcoming and service very attentive and knowledgable on menu.
  13. P

    Paul

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are so lucky to have such a fine bistro in Boston. Reliably wonderfully sourced and prepared ingredients with a superb wait staff. Thank You.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was good, but very loud difficult to have a conversation.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time coming here for a date. Great ambiance for a small-medium sized restaurant. Everyone from the host, to bartender, to our server were extremely polite and friendly. The food was great, but Im hesitant to give it a generous 5 stars. Still, no complaints. Only concern would be the noise level inside. The space is quite small and tables close together, and for whatever reason felt the noise level was too high for how many people there were inside, occasionally requiring my date and I to lean in or speak louder. Not a deal breaker though. Would come here again once I learn more about wines!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The whole sea bass fish dish are not as good as in the past. The fish seems not very fresh, the texture was weird. Other dishes were good.
  17. JS

    JamesS

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and experience were great. We had two friends come in from NY and they loved the loved the restaurant as well. Waiter was excellent and very attentive and pleasant.
  18. JK

    JoeK

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not sure what to say…everything was incredible. And I don’t me we had a great night out, so everything was incredible. It really was a superb culinary experience. Our appetizers were perfectly seasoned and delicious. Our entrees were perfectly prepared. Make sure you save room for dessert, but note, you won’t want to share. Definitely will be back soon.
  19. CC

    CatsCatch

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long hiatus, for no particular reason, this was my third time dining at La Voile in as many months. A charming, lovely restaurant on the ground floor of a beautiful Newbury St. brownstone, where the waitstaff are very attentive and knowledgeable. Food is delicious, ambience is warm and welcoming. Make a reservation!
  20. DD

    DeeDeeDi

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was attentive without interfering. It was a lovely spot for a birthday luncheon with friends.
  21. SR

    SRPK

    New England

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My husband had an excellent dinner with our young adult son and daughter last night. We shared a terrine of fois gras and escargots for appetizers, and all of us agreed that the escargots were the best we've ever had outside of France (where our daughter lived for 3 years), and the terrine was good, but not as good as it's been at La Voile in the past. We also all enjoyed our main courses. The filet of sole meuniere that I ordered was outstanding; the entrecote my husband has was excellent (and cooked rare as he had requested); and the scallops both of our kids had were very good. The one disappointment was the Ile Flotant that 2 of us had for dessert, which was nowhere near as good as it's been in the past at LaVoile. The chocolate flotant and apple tart were both very good. Our server was excellent--attentive and helpful, but not overbearing.
  22. JS

    JeffS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sole meunière was fantastic.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Overall dining experience was good however unfriendly waitress was definitely noticed. No smile and no warmth at all. She was disinterested and unhelpful during entree selection, and never mentioned unavailable dishes until it was time to order which caused some to have to hurriedly reselect an alternative on the spot while she showed her impatience. No accommodations allowed either. Charcuterie Board appetizer and main entrees were well prepared. Broccoli purée side dish was delicious. Roasted chick peas side dish was not adequately roasted and looked poured out of a can —our impression. This is an upscale Newbury Street restaurant and it is not unreasonable to expect professional/friendly service.
  24. MM

    MichaelM

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, authentic French bistro. Service was excellent. I had the escargots and Dover Sole, which was presented properly at the table side. Great wine list, especially dessert wines. Highly recommended.
  25. M

    Monica

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Stepping through the doors of La Voile is like stepping directly into another country, the ambiance is so authentically French. It's cozy, welcoming and convivial in the best French tradition. The service is top-notch, allowing ample time between courses while also being very attentive and thorough. The food is very good, and the price is in line with the inflation of the current moment. We had such a lovely glass of Bordeaux along with our meal that we felt thoroughly transported. Can't wait to go back!
  26. E

    Ellie

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Voile never disappoints. The food is consistently good and the staff are professional and friendly.
  27. ML

    MichaelL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We stopped in for an early (5:30 PM) dinner because we had to catch a flight and overall it's a place that I'd want to visit again. We had the beet salad, seared duck, and sole meunière which were all cooked perfectly. My duck was a tad bit gristly but I'm being nit picky. Topped everything off with their "La Brouillard" (an affogato) which was the perfect way to end the meal. They have an extensive wine list and full bar. The next time I come back it will definitely be a more relaxed visit and I'll want to explore the menu more. Besides the classic French Onion soup, I'd want to have the escargot and the foie gras. They also have a $69 prix fixe menu which would be a contender for next time. Oh Boston, so much food, so little time... The service was very good also. We were greeted and all interactions with staff were positive. Our waiter was cheery and checked in on us at the appropriate times and was always there when we needed him.
  28. u

    ugottabgood

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate unusually early because of an evening concert. Eating early has numerous advantages: you don’t feel rushed, it’s quieter and the food tastes better. Very relaxing.
  29. JT

    JamesT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire meal was excellent, from bread to wine, and the salad and lamb were terrific--so much so that despite having eaten plenty it was hard to skip desert. So I did not, and that was delicious as well.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! I had the quiche as an appetizer. It was excellent! My friend had the foie gras. He thought it was very good. For dinner I had the pan seared salmon. The service was also excellent. When I'm in Boston again I will visit them again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Entrecôte with frites were good, but the sauce on the steak was just okay. Mussels were good. Mushroom soup lacked flavor and was missing something; perhaps some truffle oil? Overall, it was a good experience, but I was expecting a little more for it to be a great one.
  32. A

    Anna

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the food and ambiance at La Voile! Took my son who was visiting from San Francisco for a farewell diner before heading home after the holidays. Did not disappoint!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A bit too much cheese and bread in the onion soup. Veal in the blanquette was a bit dry too.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such good food! I got the veal and my friend got the mussels (we both shared). Veal was TENDER, not hard to chew at all. The mussels had a great lemon flavor with slight cream and onion added!
  35. LJ

    LizJill

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The service is awful! Food is just so-so. We had a bad experience in this restaurant.
  36. VE

    VincentE

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service . Highly professional. Friendly staff.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We are glad to see Olivadi’s reopen. The decor is attractive and welcoming. Good service. Our delicious meals were an veal Parmesan, shrimp scampi, Bolognese, and pasta with mushrooms. The calamari appetizer was light and flavorful. .we enjoyed the different bread served at the table with a zing pesto sauce. They are only open Wednesday- Saturday. Too bad as this can be a “go to” restaurant any day.
  38. A

    Alex

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent wine list, menu, service and experience. Best French cuisine in Boston.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in for lunchtime. The Croque monsieur was outstanding. All of the food was prepared Perfectly, delicious, surprisingly large quantities despite the prices not feeling excessive. Service with a smile. Feels like you’re an authentic French bistro. Will definitely be back again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service and authentic French food- loved it

FAQs

La Voile is rated 4.8 stars by 4764 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Google Map for La Voile

261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fairfield / Gloucester

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Near La Voile, The prudential parking garage.

  • Public transit

    Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Raphael Lambert

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 587-4200

  • Catering

    La Volie would be delighted to cater your next event! lavoilecatering@gmail.com | 617-283.7001<br />Contact Jérôme Bergère

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jerome: (844) 241-2105

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