La Voile

4.7
3675 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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Msh16
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So rich phenomenal tastes!! Great dinner

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Luca
Hungary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! One small recommendation: some heating would be nice outside

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BostonMama
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Alex's service was 6 Stars+! Love them! A fabulous intimate evening with friends and food so delicious it was worth every penny. First-time visitor in Boston would come back to Boston just to eat here (her sister is here regularly and brought her here because she loves it).

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Frakirk1963
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food

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KValvin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In short, the food, atmosphere, and place was amazing. The pea soup, quiche, salad, duck, steak, creme brûlée, and Floating island were delicious and flavorful.. only small complaint was our main course took awhile to get. But was given some more cotes de rhonne while we waited. Great anniversary dinner. Would come back.

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vipRobertS
New England
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

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vipGreggH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eating here and one of my favorite restaurants in Boston!

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vipBoston
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My husband ordered duck, which came out rare after he asked for medium - it took about a half hour to return, at which point it was terribly overdone.
The waiter was kind enough to give my husband a glass of wine and a reduction in the total cost, but this should not happen at a well-run restaurant.

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JonA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was very good and the service was fine. However, we were seated at a wobbly table next to a stairway; moreover, this may be the only outside dinning area in Boston that is not currently equipped with heat lamps. Also, they told us to park at the Pru ($40) and neglected to tell us that there is plenty of street parking (free starting at 8) currently on Newberry Street.

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chowhounds
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and pretty outdoor setting. I had duck confit with a potato gratin which was incredibly good. Our server, Nicolas, was very knowledgeable and made the experience! We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A weekend getaway from NYC to Boston is what brought us to this gem of a restaurant. The entire experience was amazing - hands down one of the best meals EVER!! We had the escargot and risotto for apps and for dinner we had the Dover Sole and beef tenderloin. Everything was cooked to perfection and the truffle mashed potatoes that came with the sole were out of this world!!! I can’t wait for our next trip back if only to enjoy a meal here again!

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Christos
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Voile never disappoints!

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Marie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter gave us water even after we paid - I was very impressed about that because he did not rush us at all, which was impressive.

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vipClaudioR
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was superb. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipSomaC
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As always the food was awesome!
Although etc service is always great, this time it had slipped. The waiter seemed distracted

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vipBonnieT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The escargot never disappoints. Dining outside was terrific.

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CraigK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy restaurant with a menu featuring France’s greatest hits. Worth a trip if you are in the mood for an authentic French dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my grandmother for her birthday, the staff was so attentive and wonderful!

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vipBostonDiner
New England
74 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful Saturday evening celebrating my birthday at La Voile. Hadn't been there since the start of the COVID pandemic, so was happy to see they are taking it seriously and doing what they can to keep everyone safe. The food and service are just as good as ever. I highly recommend the quiche appetizer- a leek and truffle pie served with a small green salad. Absolutely delicious! Our server (Aleksander, I believe) was gracious and efficient. I live in Boston and La Voile is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in the city. Highly recommended.

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JeannetteM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little French restaurant in such a lively neighborhood. The food is always delicious and trendy. The energy of this place is perfect for couples, families, friends. I would highly recommend.

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BELDRL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service. Outdoor seats in the front patio are wonderful, but the ones on the street are cramped and right by the traffic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

the waiter was very rude

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vipKarenK
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Voile has done a terrific job laying out the space to accommodate appropriate distancing, in fact, which also improves acoustics in the main dining area. I actually prefer the new layout. There are also options to eat outside in the open courtyard. The food is still delicious - authentically French but light. A FAVORITE neighborhood place for a dinner out or a special occasion>

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MelissaS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this restaurant quite a few times during covid. Great food, culture and waitstaff.

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vipCapegirl
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time. Our food was delicious and it was a perfect Fall evening for outside dining.

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vipAdrianko
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most friendly service I experienced from a French restaurant with very impressive wine list. Well prepared authentic unpretentious and mouthwatering bistro fare in a charming brown stone building on Newbury Street.

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vipAlterego
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated outdoors due to C-19 issues. So ambiance and noise level isn’t relevant. Having said this the hostess was very accommodating in allowing us to switch tables twice because of noise or street traffic. Once settled we found the dishes ordered were well prepared classic French cuisine. Would have given the food a 5 star rating but for the duck breast that was a bit too chewy. One important note is the waiter who served us was delightful; professional, knowledgeable, and personable. He really enhanced our dining experience.

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vipBackBayfoodie
New England
54 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Came here for a beautiful leisurely lunch on Newbury Street, definitely recommend the haricot salad with duck confit, it was very pleasant, I need to come more often!

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AnnaD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing lunch. Eat the escargot! Our server was charming and helpful.

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Jazzwoman
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, ambiance, atmosphere, style. Recommend the trout!

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vipIanS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a prime gem! Not only is the restaurant in a great location but the food and service are stellar. It was the second time I was there and have to say I couldn't be more pleased and it absolutely it one of the closest feelings to cafe culture of Paris. I highly recommend!

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anjuly
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had made a reservation for outdoor dining and when we got there, we were told it was not available for at least an hour. The blanquette de veau was mediocre , no flavor at all. The escargots had too much parsley. The foi gras was the only outstanding dish.

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Alex
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

La Voile was the perfect dinner place for our wedding anniversary. David, our waiter, was really considerate about our needs and made us very confortable. We were seated outdoor as per our request and our table was very cosy and quiet, even though we were close to the sidewalk. And the food was so French! We will definitely come back!

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Dana
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

We love this restaurant and have only had one experience aside from this recent one that we didn’t enjoy ourselves.
We arrived on time for our reservation and was brought in to a near empty restaurant to a horrible table. The table was in a corner with a high table and plant (fake?) in front of it. The table looked cramped and ‘hidden’. The restaurant was so empty I thought perhaps they were preparing for a banquet and that is why they would put us at such a table. I asked them for a different table, telling them this was not a good table for us, and was given an attitude. They complied and sat us ironically at the table we normally sit at which we love. However I was given a bad attitude by the hostess and the waitress, and when I asked if the seating was due to a party coming in the hostess replied ‘you booked the table with open table, so that is why’.
I’m not sure why that would matter, and we do usually call the restaurant directly though for some reason we were directed online to open table.
The initial waitress we didn’t see much of though she still made appearances, and the person that primary took care of our table (bus girl?) was fantastic. The food was good, though the items were the same from the last visit prior to covid. Not much vegetarian choices.
The staff was a bit unprofessional , hugging each other and talking personally in front of patrons, which led me to think the manager was not on duty.
Definitely not the experience we have been accustomed to over the years.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

la nourriture était délicieuse et les services étaient spectaculaires.

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YathamR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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RalphB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a fan of the duck and filet. I enjoy the beet salad. Their bread is outstanding! Try the vanilla ice cream with shot of espresso

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vipanonymous
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we had a very nice champagne lunch. reasonably priced

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SwapnaA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good dining experience with great food and service! Gas lamps and better lighting for outdoor would be great for the cooler evenings.

FAQs

La Voile does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

La Voile is rated 4.7 stars by 3675 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.