Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Boston / New England
  4. Boston
  5. Back Bay

La Voile

4.7
4.7
4679 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 587-4200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Raphael Lambert

  • Catering

    La Volie would be delighted to cater your next event! lavoilecatering@gmail.com | 617-283.7001<br />Contact Jérôme Bergère

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jerome: (844) 241-2105

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Fairfield / Gloucester

  • Parking details

    Near La Voile, The prudential parking garage.

  • Public transit

    Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Popular dishes

What 4,679 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    French

  • Boston

    French

Sort by

Filters

  1. SC

    SusanC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and Alek our waiter was very friendly and suggested an awesome wine to pair with our dinner
  2. RG

    RobG

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. Great service, great ambience Nicholas was Our waiter he was outstanding informative, and friendly. Food was delicious. Very pleasant time. We will be back!😊
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food, great service, nice space. A really enjoyable moment
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening. Food & staff were outstanding.
  5. RG

    RobinG

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our food; loved our server, Denie, but the noise level was really high. It improved once a couple of groups departed.
  6. G

    Gusto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you enjoy French food then this is the restaurant for you. From the French onion soup, escargot, braised lamb shank and Dover sole. The dinner did not disappoint and was a spectacular experience. The wait staff was attentive and accommodating. The atmosphere was lively and spirited. We capped off our meal with crème brûlée, molten chocolate cake and the Apple tartan with lattes and espresso’s. Truly a memorable meal and an incredible evening. Our waiter was even extra special as he gave a parting gift to our grandson, a crumb catcher. Such a simple gesture that thrilled our grandchildren. Absolutely a treasure!
  7. B

    Bruce

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a quiet corner table that enabled us to catch up with a friend. The service was attentive but allowed us the time to eat and talk leisurely. The food was artfully prepared and delicious.
  8. SO

    StephenO

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfectly executed from the food to the service to the whole experience.
  9. l

    localguy

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Paris 12 times. Going to La Voile is saving you airfare.
  10. T

    Thomas

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Voile is consistently great. The blanquette is excellent, and so is the service.
  11. i

    imgwiz

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    lovely cozy bistro. Enjoyed our table in the corner, therein room seemed very noisy, we were able to have conversations at our table.
  12. M

    Marlene

    San Diego

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were hesitant about eating outside in late November, but the heaters worked well and we had a lovely meal. Service was efficient and friendly, and the food was up to its usual standard. The $55 3-course meal is an excellent value!
  13. BO

    BulentO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the great, super atmosphere, delicious food, and very nice service.
  14. HD

    HappyDiner

    Pittsburgh

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, as always. We come to Boston once a year for a conference just after Thanksgiving. La Voile is a must during this trip! Lamb shank and sole meuniere were outstanding.
  15. RS

    RobertS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely going to La Voile where the waiters know their stuff and the kitchen has mastered the small, elegant, reliable menu. We love the escargot, dover sole, and of course, the lava cake. Excellent wine selection, too. In a town where star chefs think everything needs to be complicated, La Voile never disappoints.
  16. J

    Jenny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Really pretty restaurant with great menu options. Coffee and dessert was the best.
  17. JW

    JudithW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Just lovely. From the welcoming hostess taking our coats, to the knowledgeable sommelier, and waiter who managed to stay helpful and unflustered in spite of a very busy crowd. We had foie gras, perfectly cooked duck and salmon with peas and green beans in a heavenly sauce, followed by a crème brulee that I will dream about. Great wine list, convivial ambiance. The only flaw was a loud party that made conversation almost impossible; once they left it was fine.
  18. MP

    MPromoted

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A delicious dinner and conscientious staff. Excellent quality wines and food. The front part of the restaurant was noisy but fortunately we had a table in the back room for 2. I look forward to going again. Ideally I'd like to see notations on the menu for gluten and dairy free options.
  19. c

    cutes1125

    New England

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE STAFF ARE FRIENDLY, NICE, AND ATTENTIVE. THE FOOD IS WORTH THE WAIT TIME. EVERYTHING WE ORDER WAS DELICIOUS (ESCARGOT, FOIE GRAS 2 WAYS, MUSSEL SPICY SAFFRON CURRY W/FRITES, SALMON W/GREEN VEGETABLES, ROASTED DUCK W/MASHED BUTTERNUT) EXCEPT THE FRENCH ONION SOUP WAS UNDER SEASONED/NEED MORE FLAVOR. RASPBERRY SORBET IS REFRESHING FULL OF RASPBERRY FLAVOR.
  20. KH

    KlausH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and drinks. Will come back. Great service.
  21. AC

    AdamC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. The meal, service, and ambience were impeccable.
  22. c

    christinet

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner, very good service and charming little place.
  23. M

    Mary

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On our annual trip to Boston from the West Coast, we frequent old favorites, and try a few new restaurants. Last eve was our first dinner at La Voile and it was delightful. Already made a return reservation. Charming old world atmosphere. Friendly, observant, efficient, professional staff. Skilled bartender. Each course exceeded expectations.
  24. WG

    WineGuy1970

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent and authentic French cuisine and environment. Really enjoyed. They were a little lightly staffed which showed up in attention of service, but very capable and knowledgeable staff. Food was excellent.
  25. C

    Cabernet

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our lunch at La Voile was a fabulous experience. The only criticism I have is that it took a remarkably long time for our main courses to arrive, though the wine and the soup were delivered promptly. We mentioned the delay to the hostess and got immediate attention. The capuccino was, therefore, on the house (a gracious gesture). All told, we had a wonderful time and will definitely return.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely experience.
  27. C

    Chudsy

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. I'm so glad they made it through the pandemic.
  28. AF

    AliceF

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French food, great wine, attentive service, lively place to spend an evening.
  29. LM

    LenM

    New England

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We ate in the bar area. I was told it would be a high top, but it turned out to be two (2), small, high tops for four people. It was incredibly tight and uncomfortable! People moving from the bar area kept bumping into us. It was not a pleasant dining experience. We’ve eaten here many times before and we really enjoy it. However, I will never accept a high top again. We’ll go somewhere else if a standard table is not available
  30. ED

    ElizabethD

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and the staff did an outstanding job with our group of 6. Perfect service, friendly, making sure we had everything we needed. A candle in our dessert and champagne on the house for all of us. I love La Voile! My first choice always for special occasions! They are the BEST of Boston.
  31. S

    Shillbay

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As close to an authentic French Bistro as you will find outside of Paris. Professional, attentive service. Amazing wine list.
  32. ME

    MELINDAA

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. We have been coming here for more than 5 years every time we are in town. Best roasted chicken ever! The whole fish is pretty spectacular as well. Excellent service!
  33. AT

    AlexanderTheGreat

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This one of our favorite restaurants in Boston for special occasions. The food and service are indeed excellent. Our only suggestion is that the owners find a way to install some noise absorption panels as the rooms currently have hard surfaces throughout. It is impossible for anyone having other than sharp hearing or lip reading skills to have coherent conversation during an excellent, tasty meal when the place is packed, as always during peak meal times. GAC
  34. C

    Carole

    Atlanta

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful meal and friendly efficient service. Between two, we enjoyed authentically prepared escargot, filet and ribeye, salads and La Coupe and Crème Brûlée. Also nice wines. Have been three times now and each time was great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dinner was scrumptious as always! We have moved to Ohio but are so glad to return on vacation to one of our favorite Boston restaurants . It did not disappoint!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food was just ok. I was not impressed at all. Wouldn’t recommend. So many better restaurants around
  37. DJ

    DrJS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at La Voile is wonderful as is the wine selection and the service. Michel is fantastic and he adds that special "je ne sais quoi" to make the experience well worth the drive from New Hampshire.
  38. RO

    RyanO

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant- everything on the menu is superb, atmosphere is very relaxed, wait staff Knowledgable and friendly. 5 stars!
  39. SB

    SusanB

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    If you like French food this is a great place . Reminder.......portions are quite large. A bit noisy on the weekends.
  40. C

    Chercher

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a fantastic night out at La Voile! The food was very good, as well as the wine. Our server was excellent!

FAQs

La Voile is rated 4.7 stars by 4679 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today
Google Map for La Voile

261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fairfield / Gloucester

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Near La Voile, The prudential parking garage.

  • Public transit

    Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Raphael Lambert

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 587-4200

  • Catering

    La Volie would be delighted to cater your next event! lavoilecatering@gmail.com | 617-283.7001<br />Contact Jérôme Bergère

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jerome: (844) 241-2105

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo