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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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AL
New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a night out with my husband, food and wine was very good - we really enjoyed our dinner.

S
New England
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We like this restaurant very much and they try hard to please. It is much more pleasant to dine downstairs but the noise level can be very high. It would be terrific if they could ameliorate the noise level with carpeting and sound proofing.
They were most kind in moving us upstairs where the noise level was fine.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my mother's birthday and had an amazing experience! The food was delicious and service was great! Looking forward to going again!

v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food, good selection of wine, music too loud and staff neglected requests to lower volume. Also, there was detergent residue smell in the wine glasses, a major impediment to enjoyment.

r
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine often in Brookline and especially enjoy taking out guests there. We had an exquisite wine, Pomerol.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I don’t really get the high ratings for this restaurant. The food is very mediocre. The ambiance is really poor. I thought the service was fine and the dessert was good. But overall, meh.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

BB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST! Authentic Basserie menu - excellent food and service. Consistently good. Always happy to return.

JT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a New Year's Eve birthday, and were not disappointed. We ordered from the regular menu, through prix fixe was also available. Food and wine were delicious, service was nonintrusive and diligent, all the folks we had interactions with were pleasant. Cost was actually lower than we expected.

PS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We thought that the endive salad was excellent. The foie gras was good but the grape sauce was firm and grainy. The scallops and lobster was dry and overly salted. Our major issue is that the beef bourgignon was very dry, almost no sauce, and tasteless. No excuse for that. The tart tatin was good and the profiteroles were excellent.

P
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place. Food was delicious and service very good. A bit too loude and a little over priced but is one of our favorite restaurants.

h
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to La Voile in Brookline a number of times. The restaurant is warm, cozy, and not at all noisy. The food has always been very good. The servers are friendly and have been helpful in describing dishes accurately and in selecting wines. We have gone to La Voile with other couples and with a party of ten and uniformly the reactions have been very positive. It's a special place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my wife's Birthday. Everything was great but I think the food at Newberry Street was better.

B
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eventhough this was for an anniversary and not acknowledged by any staff, the experience was a lovely one. Mid week so not very busy, but attentive, polite and friendly staff. Specialty Drinks were very tasty. Apps, escargot and muscles saffron sauce were delicious. Main dishes were very good, scallop and lobster was a nice portion. Beef stroganoff was not great, only because sauce was a bit washed by a wine or sherry of some type, but portion was of value as was the entire meal by French cuisine standards. No dessert this time around, but from the view of the patrons next to us, it look scrumptious

E
New England
42 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, comfortable ambience and not noisy. I'd go there again without hesitation.

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

I have been disappointed in the food here the last few times I've come. Bland. Boring. And the chocolate mousse tasted as though it had been sitting in the fridge for a week, soaking up the aromas of all the other foods. I wish I could recommend it. The staff are lovely. But money is better spent elsewhere.

OT
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Service was awesome too. Prices are totally reasonable. Don’t miss this gem.

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hi, we enjoyed eating there but I was not so happy about food.
For example, little too much cheese in creamy risotto I couldn’t understand carrot with mussels, etc.

I know people love salty food here but I don’t like it

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have always enjoyed the food and ambience at la Voile. However, on this past visit the day after Thanksgiving, while three of the four of us enjoyed their meals as usual, one of us ordered the special entrée, which was a duck and turkey stew with white beans. This proved to be exceedingly dry, and lacked any form of liquid which one would’ve expected in a stew. This dish also came in a crock with no accompaniments. Perhaps we should have complained at the time.

SD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were awesome and went beyond great service!!

a
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I recently had a birthday lunch at La Voile with my husband and two grown kids. The food was top notch. I had the trout, a dish I highly recommend. Our waiter was terrific -- attentive in a very low key way and accommodating.

I've been to this restaurant a number of times and it's always been a good place to relax and visit while enjoying a great meal.

p
New England
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as usual! Authentic French of a good variety and reasonably priced. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service. One if our very favorites.

G
New England
41 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hard to rate this night at less than 5 stars. My husband ranked it as "the best meal this year". Nothing innovative, but superbly prepared traditional bistro fare. Unfortunately, the entree course was served a little too cold and arrived with the amuse bouche. The boeuf bourguignon was the best ever! Perfectly prepared, always a favorite. The foie gras amuse bouche can't usually be had outside of France. Magnifique! Wonderful meal to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau!

SG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were there for the Nouveau Beaujolais dinner. The entrees and desserts (especially the poached pear) were delicious. The escargot was cold in the center and contained no discernible garlic, butter, or parsley, but the puffed pastry was good. Although wine was included with the dinner, our server waited until the glasses were empty to serve more wine.

MG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening with friends. Delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, good wine list.

AB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family keeps coming back to our neighborhood LaVoile for an amazing food and elegant, European, chick atmosphere.

s
New England
64 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was attentive and the food was delicious. Small place and tables are close together but we tried to ignore that as it did create an authentic French Bistro atmosphere. We would definitely enjoy going again next time we are headed to Boston. Would also like to try the one on Newbury St.

EL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I will definitely come back. The sooner, the better. From the moment we entered, we were greeted and provided complete service.
We each ordered from the $44 three course Prix Fixe menu. My son ordered the French onion soup for his starter, and the duck for his entree. I ordered the leek and truffle quiche for my starter and the trout for my main dish.
The onion soup brought us right back to France. It was even topped with Comte cheese! We also both loved the quiche which was delicately infused with truffle oil (I find that this is too heavily infused dishes almost everywhere else in the U.S.).
My son ordered the duck medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. I ordered the trout whole. It arrive almost whole (no tail) and deboned. Everything was delicious. La Voile has a unique by the glass wine list which was also appreciated!
For dessert, we both ordered the molten lava cake which was served with vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries. We found out only as we were leaving that our wonderful server Wilson was on his third day working at La Voile. We would never had known, as his service was so warm and professional!
Thanks to all for such a lovely dining experience!

BD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy, very good service, great food.

JK
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the trout and the others had the duck. Both ample and delicious. Our waiter was available but not pushy . Overall the dinner was a lovely experience. Highly recommend Le Voile.

F
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the attentive, friendly service provided by Pedro was outstanding!

GD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We have dined at La Voile Brookline many times. This past weekend we brought friends to introduce them to the restaurant. When I made the reservation, I specifically asked for a quiet table. I repeated this request when we arrived at the restaurant. We were seated upstairs at a table in the middle of the floor next to a huge party (approximately 15), who predictably created much noise. By the end of our meal, we all had headaches and scratchy throats (from shouting) and left before dessert/coffee. My friends were not impressed. None of us would dine there again. I live in the neighborhood, and thought La Voile would be one of my "go to restaurants." Sadly, not to be.

e
New England
146 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent consistent food and service

MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good sole meuniere, my favorite when we travel to France and rare to find in American restaurants. Our 2 guests ordered the same and they liked it as well. Also, good steak frites for my husband. We were giving La Voile another chance, having found the food not stellar in the past.

FE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I told them it was a birthday but they did nothing special. Other than that, it was a fabulous experience

e
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my spouse--really great evening. The food was excellent (especially the fish soup with aioli), the servers were very attentive and helpful with explanations or suggestions as requested. We don't eat out often, so it's always sort of high stakes when we do, and this was really delightful. I'd highly recommend either of the La Voile restaurants.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is a bit difficult to drive to, but worth the parking pain. The fish entrees are excellent and the service is fast if you are in a hurry. Just speak up. The beef bourguignon is also amazing.

K
New England
57 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at LaVoile never, ever disappoints. In my opinion it is the best restaurant Brookline has to offer.

JB
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Brookline m ore than Boston. Location works for us.

Great staff. TY

B
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious duck, wonderful service — not rushed so plenty of time to dine and socialize. A bit pricey —$45 for price fixed dinner.