La Voile Brookline

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$30 and under
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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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MT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relatively new waiter. Manager provided extraordinary back-up. Manager and staff were charming and gracious

GF
New England
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Good value if you get the three course meal.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Brookline. The staff is so kind and welcoming, and the food is fantastic.

BB
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Voile Brookline is always excellent. Food is excellent and the waitstaff is always friendly and professional. You can't go wrong at La Voile Brookline.

DG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was rather disappointing. Roast duck was quite bland. Sea bass likewise. Have had much better

Check was incorrect however the server quickly corrected the error

Finally we were told that the groupon Prix Fixe offer when we made the reservation did not allow a choice of desert so we did not buy it. However the server told us that all the deserts were included. Thus we ended up paying more for the dinner than we would have if we bought the groupon

b
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We use La Voile as our celebration location. the food, wine, and service are always wonderful

CA
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Delicious foie gras and duck. Manager was very helpful and knowledgeable. The server meant well but struggled to do a good job. Not sure how long she’s worked there, but it seemed like it was her first night. We would go back though. The food and ambience were excellent.

N
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a traditional French restaurant for my wife's birthday (born in Paris). All the usual ones seem to have gone away or changed.

Found La Voile and glad we did. Good selection of traditional dishes. Excellent onion soup. The Sole Meuniere, in addition to being very tasty, was quite a show. First time in a long time that I saw the whole fish! The maitre did an excellent job of deboning and serving it. The Ile Flottante for dessert was super.

I was reminded of a funky little bistro we went to some years ago in Saint Germain des Pres, La Petit Saint Benoit. Only La Voile is closer to home. I highly recommend it.

AR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful authentic French bistro.We are lucky to have it in our neighborhood! Delicious!

DK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at La Voile. We had the mussels and the trout. Both were very tasty and done to perfection. We enjoyed a nice St. Emilion red with dinner. The tiramisu was a nice way to finish the meal. Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant. Overall, this was a great dining experience.

NB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food in a French Brasserie
We enjoy dinner and wine

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I have been to La Voile at least six times and enjoyed each visit. The visit on Sunday, however, was disappointing. The service was very slow and there was no Pinot Noir I was told. The food was well-prepared but the service was definitely not up to the standard I have come to expect at La Voile.

K
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The waitress was awful. She had no people skills. She was pretty but super unsocial and no knowledge of the menu. Never comes by to ask how your food is. The worst waitress I have ever had and not meant to be a waitress. The man that sat us was rude as well and we had to ask 3 times for another drink. Food was good but the staff ruined the night. They need to hire different people.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fantastic Foie Gras. (forgive me for tired of writing more xD

DF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful reliable high-quality restaurant. We come regularly and always look forward to next special occasion!

AR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Boston restaurant week and everything was great. I definwill go back.

FD
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and great service in a location easy to reach

P
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

DF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Dinner at La Voile is and was always a pleasure. This time however the service was less than acceptable. My dining partner's plate was whisked away the minute she was finished while I was still eating, twice. The quality of my steak was less than acceptable. Too much grizzle, too hard to chew. Still, those things happen. Dinner at La Voile has always been a pleasurable experience.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Totally underwhelmed with the quality of service and ambience. Certainly not worth what we spent for the meal.

JI
New England
54 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We have had a number of very nice meals at La Voile. Unfortunately, with the exception of the service, last night was not one of them While the salad and french onion soup were great, my wife's salmon was overcooked. The flavor of my steak was good, but it had fibers running through it that made it extremely difficult to cut and to chew. Dessert also left something to be desired.

I've had too many good experiences at La Voile to give up on it yet. But if it happens again, it will be off the list.

C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great melon soup and predictably delicious food.

SH
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real genuine treat! Everything was great!

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

The entrees were excellent; the service outstanding; and the wine selection, a plethora of riches.

S
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, definitely going back!

s
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food excellent!
Service excellent!
Upstairs is much quieter but we requested upstairs due to having one of the party who was blind
Very much enjoyed experience and will definitely return

G
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good but came cold.

M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, gracious service, delicious food beautifully presented, pleasant acoustics permit conversation. A positive experience difficult to replicate.

CG
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent creative food, excellent service, nice atmosphere that is conducive to conversation and to enjoying your friends.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a quiet intimate dinner with delicious food, attentive but not intrusive service.

K
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food, ambiance. Great place for a date. Would recommend and visit again!

s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice - a bit quick... and expensive

JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a quiet setting, good service. Perfect for a special occasion. The Ile Flottante dessert was totally fabulous, as was the whole fish , the rib eye, and the foie gras. The flavors were finely tuned, very tasty. It's clear the chef knows what s/he is doing which is what I remembered from a trip to the Newbery Street La Voile. We had a lovely evening. Thank you.

NL
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Brookline gem is even a preferred destination for out-of-towners!

j
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was tasty and well prepared but nothing I couldn't do at home for a writer the cost. There was just nothing special about it.

T
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a lovely evening here. We can hear each other talk. Service is attentive (although this time our appetizers came before the cocktails we ordered). We had the fois gras terrine and it was yummy. My scallops were great too. My wife had the oysters and really liked the sauce. And, I always look forward to the profiteroles. But, there's a molten chocolate cake I wish I could have too (perhaps we have to come with friends and share both). never disappointed at La Voile.

BD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. We went there for a birthday lunch and everything tasted wonderful. Service was a bit spotty, but the waitress was in training. The head waiter apologized and was terrific. Would definitely return and recommend. Escargot and steak frites were terrific.

RK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was fine. Ethan and Emily were quite terrific - they helped us every step of the way but also took care of everyone else and gave us privacy. The food was really exceptional. This was our first visit to LaVoile Brookline - it will not be our last! My husband said 'where have I been for 70 years!!!!!!~! Thank you one and all!

D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Can’t say enough about the wonderful service we received when I took an old friend there to celebrate her birthday. They brought us complementary rose wine and could not have been nicer. We loved the crusty French bread baked halfway in Canada, then finished in Brookline. We each enjoyed the cod and the dessert was divine.

B
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Voile has a neighborhood feel and lovely Parisienne food. My mushroom soup was excellent, my husband loved his rack of lamb....and the tarte tatin was fantastic. The French bread was crusty and fragrant. Can't wait to go back! This is a real gem!

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