La Voile

4.7
3692 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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4.7
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paris1
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant - great food, great service, great ambiance.

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YummyMummy
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining along Newbury on a relatively balmy November day. We loved everything we tried: La Quiche and La Cabillaud is trés délicieux!!!!

Allez-Y!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, but the portions were small. I wish I had another leg of confit to go with my entree. Very delicious and the waiter was cool.

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great atmosphere and nice dining experience. I will return soon.

CS
vipClaudiaS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is phenomenal. It's quaint, quiet, romantic, European. The food is delicious. The service is also phenomenal: courteous, hospitable, knowledgeable. It's my go to restaurant - first choice, every time I want to go out. I don't mind driving from the suburbs to Boston. It's worth it!!

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MarciaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best time ever. In love. The staff is incredible.

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RobinS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite spot in all of Boston! It completely lets you take a break from real life to enjoy excellent food with 5 star service!!!! You’ll feel temporarily like you’ve been transported to France!!! It never disappoints!!! Their outdoor space was always perfect but even better during these times!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous evening with impeccable service and exquisite food.

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vipJimTheHood
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an election to celebrate and La Voile was in their usual good form – always warm welcomes, welcome advice on champagne and wine, and dinner was perfect first course through dessert. Our meals included the pea soup, mussels, foie gras, duck confit, cod, isle flotante, and chocolate mousse. Each course was delicious, fresh with bright flavor notes. The outdoor cafe is lovely and tables are generously spaced. La Voile is a Boston gem. Any restaurant can turn out the occasional great dish or good meal, but to turn out reliably delicious food, with exceptional service and a relaxed natural friendliness does not come by chance. We estimate we’ve eaten at La Voile a good bit over a hundred times and there is truly has been no off nights or meals. This is the test of a restaurant and La Voile’s professionalism makes it appear effortless and natural. Cheers to this lovely outpost of France in Boston!

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JSboston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We've been here before and have enjoyed it but our most recent visit was a disappointment. Our waiter was very busy but as attentive as he could be. The time between our appetizers and main meal was ridiculously long. The lamb and foie gras were very good but the ribeyes were like rubber. One of them was supposed to be medium rare and came nearly well done. The food had taken so long we didn't take it back but I wouldn't return here for awhile.

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vipGlobalTresspasser
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Voile is my favorite restaruant haunt in the Back Bay, and perhaps in Boston. It is classic French bistro food, always dependably fine. The ambiance is perfect, and we are happy to find a table in what used to be a parking spot on Newbury Street. I have never had a disappointing meal there, and I've eaten there dozens of times. I was especially delighted when I went there yesterday, and they baked me a fresh baguette while I waited on the sidewalk. Then I walked home with this delicious treat still quite warm in a bag.

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vipBrianS
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexandre Sojfer was amazing! Almost as amazing as Rory

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vipJohnG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest restaurant in the USA! Like going to France every single visit.

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vipAndrewW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was wonderful.

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Msh16
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So rich phenomenal tastes!! Great dinner

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Luca
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! One small recommendation: some heating would be nice outside

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BostonMama
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Alex's service was 6 Stars+! Love them! A fabulous intimate evening with friends and food so delicious it was worth every penny. First-time visitor in Boston would come back to Boston just to eat here (her sister is here regularly and brought her here because she loves it).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Delicious food and great service

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Frakirk1963
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food

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KValvin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In short, the food, atmosphere, and place was amazing. The pea soup, quiche, salad, duck, steak, creme brûlée, and Floating island were delicious and flavorful.. only small complaint was our main course took awhile to get. But was given some more cotes de rhonne while we waited. Great anniversary dinner. Would come back.

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vipRobertS
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

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vipGreggH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eating here and one of my favorite restaurants in Boston!

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vipBackBayer
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor dining at LaVoile is always a treat. Great food, and good, friendly service.

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vipBoston
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My husband ordered duck, which came out rare after he asked for medium - it took about a half hour to return, at which point it was terribly overdone.
The waiter was kind enough to give my husband a glass of wine and a reduction in the total cost, but this should not happen at a well-run restaurant.

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JonA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was very good and the service was fine. However, we were seated at a wobbly table next to a stairway; moreover, this may be the only outside dinning area in Boston that is not currently equipped with heat lamps. Also, they told us to park at the Pru ($40) and neglected to tell us that there is plenty of street parking (free starting at 8) currently on Newberry Street.

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chowhounds
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and pretty outdoor setting. I had duck confit with a potato gratin which was incredibly good. Our server, Nicolas, was very knowledgeable and made the experience! We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A weekend getaway from NYC to Boston is what brought us to this gem of a restaurant. The entire experience was amazing - hands down one of the best meals EVER!! We had the escargot and risotto for apps and for dinner we had the Dover Sole and beef tenderloin. Everything was cooked to perfection and the truffle mashed potatoes that came with the sole were out of this world!!! I can’t wait for our next trip back if only to enjoy a meal here again!

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Christos
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Voile never disappoints!

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Marie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter gave us water even after we paid - I was very impressed about that because he did not rush us at all, which was impressive.

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vipClaudioR
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was superb. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipSomaC
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As always the food was awesome!
Although etc service is always great, this time it had slipped. The waiter seemed distracted

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vipBonnieT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The escargot never disappoints. Dining outside was terrific.

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CraigK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy restaurant with a menu featuring France’s greatest hits. Worth a trip if you are in the mood for an authentic French dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my grandmother for her birthday, the staff was so attentive and wonderful!

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vipBostonDiner
New England
74 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful Saturday evening celebrating my birthday at La Voile. Hadn't been there since the start of the COVID pandemic, so was happy to see they are taking it seriously and doing what they can to keep everyone safe. The food and service are just as good as ever. I highly recommend the quiche appetizer- a leek and truffle pie served with a small green salad. Absolutely delicious! Our server (Aleksander, I believe) was gracious and efficient. I live in Boston and La Voile is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in the city. Highly recommended.

JM
JeannetteM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little French restaurant in such a lively neighborhood. The food is always delicious and trendy. The energy of this place is perfect for couples, families, friends. I would highly recommend.

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BELDRL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service. Outdoor seats in the front patio are wonderful, but the ones on the street are cramped and right by the traffic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

the waiter was very rude

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vipKarenK
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Voile has done a terrific job laying out the space to accommodate appropriate distancing, in fact, which also improves acoustics in the main dining area. I actually prefer the new layout. There are also options to eat outside in the open courtyard. The food is still delicious - authentically French but light. A FAVORITE neighborhood place for a dinner out or a special occasion>

FAQs

La Voile does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

La Voile is rated 4.7 stars by 3692 OpenTable diners.

La Voile does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://baravin1855.com/purchase.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.