La Voile Brookline

4.5
795 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary 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. Now, a second location is opened on Washington Square

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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
79 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do it right at La Voile. It doesn't get any more authentic. The Soupe Poisson, quiche small plate and Beouf Bourguignon were exceptional. My favorite server, Alejandra, did a great job as always.

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alanu
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was surprisingly just ok, compared to our past visits. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

very nice ambiance
food is though just average, not so French
prices good
very nice, polite and considerate server

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vipTreatnightout
New England
66 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have never been here before, but we will certainly be back! The food was fantastic, the service attentive but not pushy, and while it was chilly outside, we were welcomed inside to the little cozy space.

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vipAvivina
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely evening out. Food is very good and atmosphere cozy. Service is excellent

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vipPatTrip
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was friendly. We'll be back.

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vipkriss
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Loved our experience and will be coming back. The upstairs was nice and quiet which is exactly what we wanted. The food was just fine - my roasted chicken was a tad bit dry but we had such a good time we didn’t mind. Escargot was excellent and the wait staff were very thorough.

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vipnewtonite
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I miss France. So happy I got a mini vacation at La Voile. All my faves. A lot of outdoor seating. Some street traffic ambiance but fun to see the trolleys when you live farther out in the burbs. Food delicious as always and friendly service. Highly recommend!

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vipPeggy
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Great food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Good food, good service, a little pricey and they charge for soda refills.

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Aurelie
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go back without any hesitation. It happened that we ordered a Wine they didn’t have anymore, they offered us another one much better even (more expensive) for the price of the one we initially chose. Go there, they are really friendly and food is excellent!

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vipEricG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, so much to say about La Voile, and it’s all good. Great, in fact. Better than great. This was the dining experience I haven’t seen in a very long time. In an era of celebrity chefs and celebrity bartenders, the emphasis in many American restaurants has shifted from pleasing the customer to making the restaurant a show, a place not unlike a theater where you go to see a performance. This has only gotten worse with Covid with so many restauranteurs relishing the 90 minute table limit that only reinforces their view that they only want your money and that we are there fthem and not the other way around. At La Voile, the dynamic is different. As soon as I walked in the door, I was made ti feel welcome. I wasn’t sized up, I didn’t get a glare to tell me I’m a burden as happens at so many restaurants where the host glares at you and forces you to speak first.

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vipMichelleC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a gem. The food is always outstanding, the service is exceptionally kind, and the ambiance is very authentic French. We love it here and will keep going back for our nicer occasions.

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vipPeggy
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat here. Very welcoming owner/ manager. So happy to see more people coming. P

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vipopis
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We found the food be bland and fair.
Not sure I would return.

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vipMclRmrBonVivant
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff and service on point, incredibly knowledgeable of the menu and really cordial & friendly - they seem genuinely happy to be there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always love this place

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vipBarbaraH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great authentic French food and very good value

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vipBackBayArtist
New England
28 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. It was well prepared and served promptly. With Covid, we chose to eat outdoors. Table was at safe distance from others and passersby. Sun shine brightly in our eyes — that was a negative.

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lexgroup
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. My group may have preferred a different grouping of main course with sides than what was listed, however, the server accommodated us where it was possible.

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vipWorldtraveler
New England
78 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be able to enjoy restaurants again, and it was a treat at La Voile! The manager was lovely and attentive. Our food was delicious, and the portions from the three-course menu were just right. We will be back!

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vipLuvgoodfood
New England
38 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is consistently good. Unfortunately, they were very short staffed, so the service wasn't its usual stellar style, but they were apologetic and did the best they could. I will always go back, as it's one of my favorite restaurants.

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KarlC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My delicious salmon had a super crispy sear on it and the tarragon spinach it was on was mouth watering. If you like a clean & tasty white wine, they have a St Veran at a reasonable bottle price. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Brookline !!!!

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RTC33
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a great experience. The service and food were excellent. I would recommend this place to anyone who values great French cuisine.

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ChrisV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service and great French dishes! Nice ambiance as well.

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vipMinnie
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely three course dinner for restaurant week - so often, it feels like restaurants no longer put any effort into those meals, but La Voile excelled with the lovely pea veloute, the cod and risotto and a delicious dessert.

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Bonny123
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

the food was amazing ! the waiter was a little slow but I think there was a single waiter for the entire 2nd floor. also we asked for french bread to dip in the escaragot and they only had olive bread rolls ... other than that the food was amazing !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here! Very friendly staff. The food was amazing. We can’t wait to return for another wonderful experience.

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WaiC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was exceptional. Would definitely recommend and go back.

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JamesS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A staple of ours, just really nice French food with several of the classics.

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vipOlaM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great neighborhood restaurant
Loved their Duck Confit

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vipNancy
New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely dinner and dining experience. we were there 2 hours without feeling either that were waiting nd not being attended to, or that we were rushed! i can't recall when i've last had such a beautifully timed and delicious dining experience! (we were there for the "dining out boston" evening, 3 course prix fixe meal.)

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ValeriaK
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, excellent service, proper French cuisine

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ValS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We greatly enjoyed our recent and first dinner at La Voile Brookline. It was a brisk evening, and we sat alongside pedestrians who strolled along Beacon Street - less privacy, but nevertheless important to us to dine outside since we aren't yet vaccinated. The wait staff was very helpful, courteous, warm, and informative. Our lamb and beef meals were fantastic, one rib of lamb overcooked but everything else of the lamb and beef perfectly done. Our appetizers of risotto and brie plate were delicious. We would definitely enjoy returning for another romantic date!

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vipDeborahP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always.

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vipRRA03
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal and great service.

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vipTaliC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Open table apparently doesn’t alert restaurants of either reservations or special notes/requests in advance. I made a birthday a dinner reservation here days in advance with a noted request for outdoor seating. Then one hour before my reservation they called me saying they couldn’t seat me outdoors. Because of covid I don’t sit indoors and I was completely left to make a last minute choice. It’s unclear if open table or the restaurant is more at fault for this but it’s a broken system regardless. Nobody should be called only one hour before their dinner to be told they can’t be accommodated for a reservation they made a week in advance. Open table MUST alert their restaurants of reservations as soon as they are processed to avoid these preventable situations that leave the guests very angry. The food was good. Our server gave us complimentary champagne at the end.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, will definitely be back plenty more times for the gem of a restaurant!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Voile Brookline using the Order Online button. La Voile Brookline also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. La Voile Brookline also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 277-1260.

La Voile Brookline is rated 4.5 stars by 795 OpenTable diners.

La Voile Brookline 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.