La Voile

4.8
4027 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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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Morgan
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Like many restaurants now, seemed short of staff. I suspect it will soon return to its high standard.

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SandraW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants, and we always come for dinner whenever we are in Boston. Food is always delicious.

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vipLoki4
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious, relaxing meal from wine to dessert.

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Gama
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent food and service. We just had a light lunch but looked at the dinner menu and found many tempting choices. This definitely is a place to come back to!!!

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Sophia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was literally AMAZING !! All of the apps we got were so excellent (escargot, beet & goat cheese salad, quiche, and french onion soup). For my main I had the duck breast- it was cooked perfectly. The only negative was the annoying fruit flies that seemed to have set up shop inside the restaurant, they were nasty and all up in our business throughout the meal. Though I suppose this isn’t a problem if you have a table outside. Even with the fruit flies I will still come back to la voile ! it was just that delicious

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xevi
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good but nothing Wow. Particularly disappointing was a soggy millefeuilles, a big no no in my book. The blanquette was rather dry with very little sauce. My husband tried the halibut which was quite dry on one side. Overall, not to the level we had experienced at their other venue.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

La Voile is our new favorite restaurant. We went there first for my wife's birthday and it totally reminded us of some of the bistros in Paris that we loved when we were there. We had the duck breast and the salade nicoise, authentic French dishes served just the way they should be. Then we went back with another couple, sat outdoors so a different atmosphere, but just as charming. Had the foie gras for starters--wow, especially with the orange marmalade!! Main dishes were 4 out of 5 stars--dover sole, sea bass, halibut with pea puree. Desserts were 5 stars--apple tarte and chocolate mousse. Will definitely keep going back to try more of the menu!!

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wineanddiner1
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for lunch, either outdoors or indoors in the dining room. The food is very good, very nicely presented, and the staff members are friendly, helpful, and attentive. I always enjoy a visit to La Voile!

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vipwJR3
Orlando
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch

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jentee
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good French food. The mille feuille was a standout!

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CarolineP
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely delectable! Very nice Ambiente to sit outside. Service was very good.

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Peng57
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love that La Voile offers a true European experience and does not rush you through the meal. I also love their wine selections - they are always delicious!

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MalloryW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic French experience in the heart of Boston. Food was delicious and service was supreme.

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vipBostonDiner
New England
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming French restaurant on Newbury

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Morgan
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good lunch: classic French bistro food.

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vipJohnC
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Makes one feel like you're at an outer cafe in Paris.

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vipAnna
New England
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, it was just magical. The breeze and the light. The service was superb. They made us feel comfortable, always were there if we needed anything, but we’re not pushy or rushed. We took the sea bass, fries, and mushroom risotto. Everything was delicious.

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StephenO
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

As we haven't been to La Voile in a year and a half our return was a welcome sign that lives are retuning to normal. The wine, greeting, service and waiter knowledge were superb. Our appetizers were excellent, but our salmon and halibut were overdone; which was very disappointing. Perhaps we ordered poorly.

Overall our experience, though we're still not used to crowd noise, was very positive. We certainly will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved it! can’t wait to go back!! the onion soup was terrific!!!

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Luv2Dine
New England
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Interesting "basement" location, nicely appointed and surprisingly spacious after walking down somewhat narrow stairs to get there. The food was very good, but I wouldn't say it was great, not sure I'd go here again, but I often say it's worth visiting a restaurant at least twice to get a good feel for it. For the money spent, about $100 per person w/tax & tip, I was underwhelmed. I had duck breast, and it was a little undercooked for my liking, although I didn't say anything, it had a nice flavor. My husband enjoyed his Dover Sole and we were impressed with the table-side deboning (they give you the choice to do it yourself, but after watching him, my husband and I agreed, that it would have been difficult to do himself).

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MariahM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful spot with a lovely staff and really delicious food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Totally mediocre in every respect.

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Josie
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond happy whenever I dine here.
This is the most authentic French Restaurant in Boston. Truly traditional French fare served by warm, welcoming and entertaining staffs.
Strongly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to be a regular and moved away from Newbery a few years ago. My fiancé and I came in for a date and everything was wonderful. Thank you for accommodating us early this evening, it was incredibly appreciated.

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RoxannW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time there. Magical as always, even in the rain.

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ff100550
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A French restaurant is an experience on all level, from food, service, ambiance. La Voile has an excellent crew, very attentive, polite and pleasant overall. The ambiance is great, the Newbury Street outdoor setup is beautiful and comfortable trying to get you close to the French atmosphere. We eat outside during rain, the hard cover above us and the crew moving our table a few inches made it not feel the drenching rain. The food is another story. Everything is overly salted. In my book this is a big no-no. Super salted meals tend to hide the lack of creativity in the kitchen. The menu is not something to remember, most of the entrees can be had at American restaurants. No "amuse bouche", just a warmed up baguette with plain butter. The small starters in a French restaurant or bistro is an opening salve to introduce you to the creativity of the chef. I have to say, La Voile has a cook not a chef and lack of food creativity. I hope they'll have a critical review of their food at some point in the future.

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ljohnston
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were seated at high tables in bar so pretty loud and a/c was dropping water on our head snd plate during dinner, not the greatest experience but food was good. We were told there were no other tables and it was a planned experience to eat at La Voile as a graduation tradition. They were very busy.

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vipBrooklineBob
New England
90 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was fabulous, she kept bringing fresh servings of their out-of this world bread and butter - seriously, that alone plus the delicious ale, could have been enough! Had the onion soup with maybe a little too much cheese (though the cheese was delicish); my wife's gespatcho soup was a little too salty and my halibut was tad too dry. Honestly, though, by the time the time I finished my soup and bread, I couldn't take on much halibut anyway - which btw was perched on a very generous pile of mashed peas. The dessert, milliefeullile pastry was missing the crispness that I usually expect. Overall though, it was such a festive scene, with so many nice people having a good time and absolutely flawless service... I can overlook the few flaws and be grateful overall.

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KrisT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Noise level was as expected except for one guy who got louder and more piercing the more he drank. He was right behind me shouting into my ear. Got a little tiresome. The food was amazing as was the service. The food really was French, just like the restaurants we've been to in Paris. The following night we went to another restaurant that was billed as French. The food was good but about twice as expensive and not quite as good as La Voile. The food was really not French. We have spent a lot of time in France and it was nothing like anything we've had in France. It was also extremely noisy for the same reason. If we lived in Boston La Voile would definitely be our go-to restaurant.

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vipbgoldy
New England
44 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Made the mistake when I made the reservation for Bastille day (was not even aware, even though I am well familiar with the holiday).
We were seated in an incredibly loud area where we could hear each other talk and we all got headaches. The food took an hour and a half to come, we were starving. That being said, the food was delicious. I have been there before and it was fabulous, but that night was terrible and we left apologizing to our friends as we took them there. I think they need to plan better for the French Independence Day. I will go back again, however, but not on Bastille day

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ColinM
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There on Bastille Day! The servers all had red white and blue markings on their cheeks and forearms. Such a cute touch.
Our first time there and won’t be our last. We started with a special seared tuna over a spiced ratatouille (generous portion beautifully seasoned). I had the Dover Sole Meunière and Donna the Sea Bass. Both delightfully deboned table side and cooked to buttery perfection. Sides includes more ratatouille sautéed spinach and truffled potatoes. What a lovely way to take in the Boston Night scene!

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TOLmusic
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite French bistro along side Petit Robert on Columbus!

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RobertR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipPhDTigress
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at La Voile was excellent from start to finish. We were greeted cordially and accompanied to a nice table in the lovely dining room. The menu offers a variety of truly classic French dishes. My husband began with a well-prepared Salade Lyonnaise. I enjoyed a beautifully seared foie gras. The portion was so generous that I shared some with my husband. For the main course we both had a delicious blanqette de veau. The wine list was impressive. We had a rose’ of Sancerre that went well with our meals. Our server was pleasant and professional. We will return to La Voile and will recommend it to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect place for Bastille Day.

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Bunter
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely small place with impeccable service and good food

MM
vipMandM
New England
43 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely French meal, food, service ambiance

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Chevreau
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re French and can say that the food was excellent! And the waiter and staff were so friendly, they made the experience seem magical. I highly recommend. The soup de poisson and the dover sole was just excellent !

CB
CarolynB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel was an excellent server. We went early and therefore beat the crowd. I bet this gem can be bustling. It felt very much like the many bistros we have experienced in Paris.

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paris1
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and many choices. Delightful service.

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La Voile does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

La Voile is rated 4.8 stars by 4027 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.