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La Voile, Boston, MA
La Voile, Boston, MA
La Voile, Boston, MA
La Voile, Boston, MA
La Voile, Boston, MA

La Voile

4.8
4.8
5218 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 44 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 5,218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    French

  • Boston

    Romantic

  • Boston

    French

5,218 Reviews
  1. IsabelleF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A delightful experience. The food is great and service superb.

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  2. Tangy1

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was authentic French food freshly made. Professional sommeliers halo with wine selection to the extent you require that. The presence of sommeliers in restaurants these days is becoming more scarce and that was a key reason we selected this restaurant. One downgrade was for the noise level but the restaurant helped us find a quieter spot.

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  3. Philip

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner, as usual was fantastic. The cuisine was amazing and the service and staff at La Voile never disappoints. Five Stars!

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  4. SteveO

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food and wine were all perfect. Alex took very good care of us. My guests are booking another visit to La Voile for a special occasion this weekend.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Loved every bite. Highly recommend it

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to meet one of my wife's 'old school chums' so it was a long relaxing time, not a lot of food and wine but everything was excellent. Every soup was extremely good (I had the corn, I missed the butternut squash, but this was just as good.), we also had quiche, risotto and the Terrine; all were lovely. Our server, Nicholas was perfect, he was patient with our slow meal but kept us topped off whenever needed. We had not seen Ilhan for quite a while so it was lovely to have her assistance with our service. Julie's friends are from out of town; La Voile could not have put on a better representation of Boston. Thank you, Bill and Julie

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  7. P9934S

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb French onion soup and the sole and truffle mashed potatoes was just as good. Cocktails a solid B+

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and service. My second time. The Sole Meunière is a must. Unfortunately we were too tired to eat all our food. Wonderful staff and most of them are French too. Good advice on wine pairing. We will be back but for an earlier reservation to ensure we aren’t too tired to eat .

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  9. AlexS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved the food and the ambiance. Very rare that they match so well. The scallops and île flottante were merveilleux and I highly recommend to anyone who likes an excellent and atmospheric meal. We sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed it there watching the bar staff make amazing drinks. A*

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  10. BizTraveler

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Step off Newbury St and go directly to Paris by dining at La Voile. Our prix fixed lunch was absolutely exceptional. From the wine to the fois gras, beet salad, duck, risotto and poached pear every dish was properly sized, full of flavor, and caused our eyes to close while savoring. Go here and go here often.

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  11. Snappy

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is very attentive. Server was very patient with gluten-free requests. Food is traditional french food and very well done. We love La Voile and are repeat diners.

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  12. Lulubellissima

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Great atmosphere. The Dover Sole was prepared expertly tableside. The Snapper was the most delicious fish Ive ever tried. The escargot wasn’t too garlicky. So yummy! The wine was incredible. The chocolate mousse was regular chocolate and I prefer dark chocolate but it was still excellent. This restaurant is pricy but there are affordable things on the menu.

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  13. JeannieG

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    So noisy we could not talk. Everything else was fabulous. In reality, no worse than anywhere else in Boston. Do something to soften your surfaces. I love the food, but I do want to do something other than eat.

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  14. MichaelL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and delicious food. Highly recommend the French onion soup

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  15. Phoebew

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love dining at La voile!! Amazing food and great vibe and service

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  16. JAB08

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience at La Voile was exceptional!

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  17. Jo50

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a delight. The food is well executed, wonderful meldings of taste and texture. Service is immaculate. This was our third time eating here and the quality remains excellent.

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  18. SMSalot

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lacked elegance. Drinks were OK. Had the right foods. Was missing the something extra. Was more like a French pub feel.

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  19. pimo

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, authentic food. Excellent service all around. Can't wait to revisit.

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  20. Steph

    Jacksonville

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    La Voile is TRULY a wonderful experience. The food is FRENCH. Old faves like Dover Sole (excellent and deboned superbly) and Scallops - yum! Mussels were terrific. Only sad bread was a bit cold? ok though.

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  21. AlexK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Possibly the best French restaurant in Boston area. Feels like you dine in a good restaurant in Paris. Applies to both - food and atmosphere too, but with more friendly service.

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  22. CarrieU

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent service! Will add La Voile to my list of favorite Boston restaurants.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Dfoodie

    Greater Boston

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always wonderful. Not too crowded last night so even more enjoyable. Merci

    1 person found this helpful

  24. K2R2

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was charming as was the Hostess who was welcoming and polite. Alex our waiter graciously provided champagne on the house knowing it was our anniversary. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect for a quiet evening dinner. Knowing the place gets busy the later the evening,we purposely booked a 6PM dinner when it was quieter. All said, it was delightful.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. stuartl

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience wonderful staff delicious dinner La Voile is always consistent in its value! I highly recommend it I am a “frequent flyer “ for many years

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  26. 4200

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ Nnnnnnn

    1 person found this helpful

  27. PaulZ

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and excellent service, with cozy pre-dinner bar. Great for intimate conversations.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OliverT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good French restaurant. Every waiter and staff member speaks French. The food is well worth the price and the decor is amazing. The only place my French girlfriend approved of how the French onion soup was done.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. DennisR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the comfortable elegant atmosphere and authenticity of the French cooking.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. French

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very pleasant dinner with delicious food and friendly service

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  31. DeanM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First rate food with great service and ambience. We make sure to eat here every time we’re in Boston.

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  32. RuralRider

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The beet salad was delicious and generous. Service very good, wines very nice. Loved the high-top seating in the bar, but it was very loud. A great evening, despite the noise, though.

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  33. Kris

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing! Maitre d Jerome made sure we had a memory we'd never forget. Wine was amazing. We didn't get the fish but was fun to watch the table service as they prepared it for the table next to us. Potatoes with the steak were amazing. Duck was perfectly cooked. If lentils are not perfectly cooked I can't eat them and they were delightful. The service at LA Voile is outstanding. Possibly the best I've ever received. The staff is fully engaged with making sure you have the best experience possible. When we got back to our hotel the staff at the Hilton remarked what an amazing choice on dinner... we had to agree! Do yourself a favor and enjoy a spectacular meal here.

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  34. RudysMom

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! Great welcoming staff and servers, delicious food and terrific ambiance! We’ll be back!

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  35. JohnH

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific Boston restaurant. Great for foodies. Especially those who don’t want to talk to one another because the Noise level is 80 DBA, which means across table conversation is almost impossible. They need some noise control treatment.

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  36. MollyS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service excellent and ambience comfortable.

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  37. CarmenR

    New York City

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a wonderful find in Boston Back Bay. will return forsure

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  38. Fussy

    Tampa

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you are looking for very traditional French food, this is the place. Nothing creative or unique, just the old favorites well prepared. And the server we had was an absolute delight!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance, the service and the foods are always above and beyond! Simply love it!! Merci !

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  40. JulesMacrae

    Greater Boston

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience and staff so attentive

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FAQs

La Voile is rated 4.8 stars by 5218 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 44 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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