La Voile

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$30 and under
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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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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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AY
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a frequent customer, this weekday lunch was up to their usual high standards!

F
New England
120 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There is nothing trendy about La Voile, which is why I really like it. The chefs turn out delicious, traditional French dishes, which are getting harder to find in Boston, and the service is professional. On a cold winter night, we started out by sharing an excellent bowl of onion soup gratinée, kept warm by a sinfully thick blanket of cheese. We went a bit lighter for our entrées, opting for seafood: the lobster/scallop "duo," and the grilled loup de mer, filleted tableside. There's a nice list of wines by the glass, and over the course of our meal, we sampled three of the French whites available. The restaurant is cozy-feeling, with sound-absorbing decor that allows for quiet conversation, even when most of the well-spaced tables are occupied by diners. If you, like I, are still mourning the demise of Maison Robert, you'll find comfort down the stairs at 261 Newbury St.

KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Voile! It is great for a casual but special lunch or for a nice dinner. They have the best frites and steak tartar! The service is great and although the ambiance feels refined/romantic they do accommodate kids by providing high chairs and rushing their food orders. This has become our top spot for a lunch date or when we have family members in town. Great wine selection too!

H
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dinner here. Only negative was temperature in the room - simply too hot

LD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch, leisurely and delicious. Perfect location to meet old friends new to Boston

E
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It solid quality place, in my opinion. food is traditional, very testy, everyone can find a good option on the menu (even people with no experience in French cuisine), good size portions.
We were able to have a nice table conversation without shouting.

We went there to celebrate my 87 mother-in-law's birthday - she was very happy!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food, but they severely overbooked for Valentine’s Day.

AG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience, phenomenal food, and superb service.

JA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic French experience for those that want it, great service and delicious food.

s
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Although the food was very good, the service we received was not so much.
Our reservations were for 7:30, we arrived 10 minutes early and were made to feel stupid for doing so. We went to the bar and had a drink. At 7:50 they came o tell us our table was ready. The first server we encountered made my wife stupid for asking questions about the wine. We are not wine experts, nor are we novices. We have been to some of the best restaurants in Paris and never received service that was comparable. Long intervals in time between interaction with anyone. We were slow to get the wine we ordered and once we did order our meal, it was over an hour before it arrived. So, go for the food and ignore everything else.

s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Super service. Wonderful ambiance. C'est magnifique!

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BF
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner with friends on Valentines. The prix fix menu was delicious, I got the beef dish. Service and ambience are fantastic!

V
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for Valentine's Day. Both waiters allowed us to practice our French. This is always appreciated.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très délicieux. Le personnel est amicale, et la nourriture est très bonne. Je recommande!

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b
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in an authentic Parisian atmosphere - on a winter evening in Back Bay you can forget you are not in Paris! Delicious food, esp appetizers and desserts!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food2service4ambience4

Good service, good but pricey wine list, nice ambiance. Good was very disappointing: fish soup nothing special, oeufs a la neige nothing special. Steak frites bordering on awful: a fatty rib eye steak barely seared - it could have been baked - undercooked to my order, with just passable fries. Expected better...

G
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was crowded, but the ambiance, partly created by the bilingual waitstaff with a sense of humor, was magical.

d
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Basically good dishes, but they were having difficulty either with the kitchen or the serving staff. First brought wrong dishes. Then after a bit of a wait, the steak was less cooked then requested. But still satisfactory.

AM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Providence and this restaurant is worth the drive over and over and over. Excellent escargot, foie gras, and I still dream about the “floating meringue” dessert. Completely obsessed.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location is one of my family’s favorite restaurant. We always get great food and service.

SM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends

JT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Voile is my favorite neighborhood place, the food is very consistent and the service is attentive.

CS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always service was great, food was excellent and atmosphere quiet and quaint.

BB
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was wonderful, as usual, but the service was spotty. We waited a long time for extra bread and the woman who serve red our coffee forgot the cream. When we finally got her attention, it was another 5 minute wait - cold coffee -ugh

DW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS!! Food was Devine.

SM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the go-to French restaurant in Boston!

BB
New England
38 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent steak frites. Good wine.

SF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance.

CM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, with lively, fun diners. Our hostess and waiter were very attentive, and the waiter recommended a very good wine! We had the seared foie gras and French onion soup followed by my wonderful rack of lamb and my husband's delicious veal dish - he raved about the sauce. We capped it off with chocolate mousse and cappuccino. A truly great night!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service great food!

f
New England
41 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good wine suggestion - service was good, kitchen a little slow but it was Saturday night. Dover sole: worth it.

SF
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food plus Expert Wine Advice for Pairing...best ever!!!

F
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Birthday. It was good but food was not as good as other French restaurants in the area. My steak was not prepared as requested. Wine was good and reasonably priced.

LP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, I asked a few people where best French Bistro in Boston was and got this restaurant. My friends were right. It is so French, great food, awesome wine list, terrific staff. I can't wait to go back!!

AL
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night spot! Alex is the best!

D
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is typical of Parisienne bistro. Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was delicious, beautifully presented and plentiful. The Dover Sole was skillfully deboned table side and it melted in the mouth. This is a perfect place for an evening out with a special someone or a small group.

BD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful special treat lunch - friendly, cheerful wait staff, delicious meal, quick service. The velouté and quiche were amazing and the chocolate mousse was the perfect finale!

RM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience with 3 colleagues at lunch yesterday. We all selected different entrees and all of us were delighted. Three of us splurged for dessert and were equally happy with our choices. The service was flawless and the ambience was conducive to a business luncheon. We will be back!