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La Voile

4.8
4.8
4384 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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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

Menu

Most of our dishes can be made without gluten or dairy, please inform your server about any restriction

Cold Appetizers

  • Les Tomates$15.00

    Heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, aged balsamic & field greens

    • La Betterave$15.00

      Roasted beets, candied walnuts, peach segments, aged goat cheese, Dijon & honey vinaigrette

      • Le Saumon Fumé$15.00

        Smoked salmon platter, cucumber carpaccio & lemon oil

        • La Charcuterie$18.00

          The Chef's selection of mixed cold cuts, cornichons & toast

          • Les Fromages$18.00

            Selection of 4 aged cheeses from France

            Les Foie Gras

            All accompanied of fresh marmalade & toasted country bread

            • La Terrine$26.00

              Foie Gras terrine

              • Le Pôelé$26.00

                Pan seared Foie Gras

                • Le Duo de Foie Gras$26.00

                  Both Foie Gras!

                  Les Soupes

                  • La Soupe$11.00

                    Chilled English peas, hard boiled egg & bacon bites

                    • La Soupe à l'oignon$12.00

                      French onion soup, croûtons & Emmental

                      Hot Appetizers

                      • Les Escargots$13.00

                        Escargots bourguignons cooked in garlic & parsley butter

                        • La Quiche$13.00

                          Warm leek & truffle pie, field green salad

                          • Les Moules$14.00

                            P.E.I mussels in Spicy Saffron, Creamy Curry or in a traditional Marinière sauce

                            • Le Risotto$15.00

                              Creamy « al dente » risotto, asparagus, spinach, English peas & Snow peas, parmesan cream

                              La Mer

                              • Le Saumon$29.00

                                Pan seared salmon fillet, sautéed asparagus, spinach, English peas, Snow peas & sauce Choron

                                • Le Loup de Mer$39.00

                                  Whole sea bass, simply grilled with lemon & olive oil, accompaniment of Haricot verts

                                  • La Sole$47.00

                                    Dover sole Meunière seared in hazelnut butter, capers & lemon, accompaniment of truffle mashed potatoes

                                    • Les Moules Frites$26.00

                                      P.E.I mussels in Spicy Saffron, Creamy Curry or in a traditional Marinière sauce

                                      Sides

                                      $7 each

                                      • Green Veggies Risotto

                                        • Sautéed Spinach

                                          • Gratin Dauphinois

                                            • Haricots Verts

                                              • Pommes Frites

                                                • Fingerling or Mashed Potatoes

                                                  • Carrot Purée

                                                    • Artichoke Fricassée & Basmati Rice

                                                      La Terre

                                                      • La Blanquette$29.00

                                                        Braised veal shoulder in a creamy aromatic broth, white wine baby carrots, domestic mushrooms, side of Basmati rice

                                                        • Le Canard$28.00

                                                          Roasted duck breast*, fingerling potatoes, Snow peas & orange caramel sauce

                                                          • L'Agneau$41.00

                                                            Pan seared rack of lamb*, gratin Dauphinois, green beans, garlic & hint of mint sauce

                                                            • L'Entrecôte$28.00

                                                              Pan seared ribeye* (10oz), hand-cut French fries, green salad & peppercorn sauce

                                                              • Le Filet de Boeuf$37.00

                                                                Pan seared beef tenderloin*, carrot purée, English peas, & sauce Chateaubriand

                                                                • En Rossini, with Seared Foie Gras*$49.00
                                                              • La Volaille$28.00

                                                                Cooking time 35min. Half roasted free range Crystal Valley Chicken, lemon roasted artichokes & garlic thyme sauce

                                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                What 4,384 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                4.8
                                                                4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                • 4.7Food
                                                                • 4.8Service
                                                                • 4.7Ambience
                                                                • 4.5Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                Loved For

                                                                • Boston / New England

                                                                  French

                                                                • Boston

                                                                  French

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                                                                1. MA

                                                                  MayaA

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The food was excellent. The Mille Feuille to die for. Staff nice and friendly and we got to speak French with them.

                                                                2. EM

                                                                  EthanM

                                                                  New England

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent cheese, fish, scallops, wine, ambiance. Five star all around! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

                                                                3. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New England

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                  overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                  We had to call in our order because they closed the kitchen, something we didn’t knew at the time of the reservation. Half of our preferences that were in the lunch menu on your site were not available in the restaurant. They tried to mend things at the end and gave complementary a sandwich after 1:30 hour wait.

                                                                4. s

                                                                  stevenr

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                  I only gave the noise level 4 stars because we ate outside on a warm Friday night and it’s a busy area.

                                                                5. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Nice place. Everyone was very welcoming. The food, atmosphere and service was awesome!

                                                                6. TS

                                                                  ToddS

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Excellent food and service. Unique in its authenticity. Overall great experience that I look forward to again soon.

                                                                7. FJ

                                                                  FaridaJ

                                                                  New England

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                  Enjoyed our evening out with an out of town friend. Good food and good service.

                                                                8. PW

                                                                  PatrickW

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Superb! Always look forward to returning to the welcoming french ambience.

                                                                9. j

                                                                  jazzm

                                                                  Raleigh

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  it was an amazing exeperience! our server was excellent! the food was superb! definitely would come again

                                                                10. L

                                                                  Leaozinho

                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Great server Nice ambiance especially French music And sailing ⛵️ motif

                                                                11. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent!!

                                                                12. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  It was delicious!

                                                                13. DJ

                                                                  DrJS

                                                                  New England

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We found La Voile a couple of months ago and LOVE IT. Quintessential French ambience, food, wine & service. Tres magnifique. Michel is a star. Love the foie gras and the cassoulet. Cannot say enough stellar things about the dining experience. It is worth a trip down from southern NH into Boston for lunch or dinner. If you love French dining, then try La Voile ~ you won't be disappointed.

                                                                14. K

                                                                  Kimmed

                                                                  Dallas

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Small, authentic French bistro with excellent food and great service

                                                                15. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Our service was slow only due to a massive party dining at the same time. Absolute first class food and service otherwise and would recommend to anyone for a fine french date night!

                                                                16. CK

                                                                  ChristopherK

                                                                  New England

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Nice low key meal with very attentive and friendly staff.

                                                                17. a

                                                                  applesandoranges

                                                                  New England

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  This is a wonderful place for a relatively quiet, lovely meal. The service is excellent and that makes all the difference in the world. Cheese as a first course is a bit unusual, but this American was delighted by the delicious choices and the warm bread and marmalade. Just a delightful experience.

                                                                18. FL

                                                                  FoodLovers

                                                                  New England

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Nicholas seamed to anticipate everything we were about ask. Great service to go with great food.

                                                                19. T

                                                                  Theflorentine

                                                                  New England

                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                  overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                  Amazing food and service. Just a pity that tables are on top of each other and super packed

                                                                20. L

                                                                  Linda

                                                                  New England

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  20 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                  We had a delicious meal with wonderful, knowledgeable service. The hostess and manager went to great lengths to change our seating to accommodate our comfort level on this very busy night.

                                                                21. K

                                                                  Katherine

                                                                  New England

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Attention to detail is excellent. Ambiance takes you away on a mini vacation. Wonderful French music background, French staffers, as expected excellent food. Always the best...Love it....Katherine

                                                                22. B

                                                                  berylB

                                                                  New England

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                  Very very poor service. Waited one hour between appetizer and main course. They had forgotten our order. They brought out bread and cheese to help us wait. Dinner was mediocre

                                                                23. L

                                                                  Lmmm

                                                                  New England

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Service was exceptional. All 4 meals and appetizers were delicious. This is a special place.

                                                                24. EB

                                                                  EmilyB

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Fabulous date night on the outdoor patio. Lovely ambiance, delicious food, excellent service. Can't wait to come back again and try more of the menu.

                                                                25. AL

                                                                  AmyLou

                                                                  New England

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                  Incredibly disappointing. We waited 35 minutes for our entrees. When they finally came, my $40 tenderloin was probably the worst cooked steak I've ever seen. It was dry and stringy, and grey almost all the way through the steak (ordered medium rare). I don't even know what they did to it to get it that color. The 'bordelaise sauce with truffles' which came with it was thin and flavorless. The manager and waiters here are French, but in France any chef who cooked a steak like that would be fired on the spot.

                                                                26. CR

                                                                  CarlosR

                                                                  Mexico City

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Looking for French Cousine? Look no more... Located at Newbury Street in Back Bay, This cozy restaurant has the best french dishes that you will love.

                                                                27. PN

                                                                  PaulNAck

                                                                  Naples

                                                                  71 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  71 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Dining outdoors on a sunny Boston day can’t be beat. Pate was good, white asparagus soup very good, and the sole and loud de mer were excellent. A nice bottle of Montrachet to go with it. Excellent service and food. A must. Alex is a good example of a professional waiter.

                                                                28. H

                                                                  Hannah

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                  Really great ambiance and an authentic French experience. Our server was absolutely amazing! The food did take a while to come out but he apologized multiple times and gave us free wine which is always nice. The food is amazing quality and the seafood was cooked perfectly (especially the scallops wow!) They have a very extensive wine list as well and I very much enjoyed the sancerre.

                                                                29. S

                                                                  Seafoodie

                                                                  New England

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The food and service were outstanding! The restaurant was small and we were seated right next to another party of 2, up against a wall. I realize most of the other tables were for 4, but would have been more comfortable to sit at a table of 4. There were plenty of tables available. Otherwise, food and wine were fantastic and we will be back!

                                                                30. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                                  Wasn’t very happy about being seated at the bar but it was all that was available

                                                                31. PF

                                                                  PeterF

                                                                  New England

                                                                  62 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  62 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                  overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                  This used to be a sure thing for top drawer service and food. It has become almost casual. Tee shirts, sneakers, cells out and ringing. Food not served hot. An excellent asparagus soup was the highlight. Waiters attentive but hostess in jeans and flannel. Lovely space but the details making it "that special place" are lost.

                                                                32. SD

                                                                  SeanD

                                                                  New England

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  One of my favorite restaurants in the world; don’t miss it! Try the sole!

                                                                33. LC

                                                                  LaelC

                                                                  New England

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Must-haves when dining at La Voile on Newbury: sole meuniere, lamb chops, foie gras duo, sea bass, charcuterie. Fantastic service provided to al fresco diners by Denis from Burgundy and sommelier Alex. Both were knowledgeable about their products and provided great recommendations based on feedback from diners. No heat lamps for al fresco dining, so please dress appropriately for chilly weather.

                                                                34. ID

                                                                  IrinaD

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The service was outstanding , especially Our waitress was very attentive! along with the other servers food was excellent , a very enjoyable meal

                                                                35. TT

                                                                  TchickpoomTchickpoom

                                                                  New England

                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                  As espected: exquisite!

                                                                36. ED

                                                                  EdDev

                                                                  New England

                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Wonderful meal with great service!

                                                                37. JS

                                                                  JonathanS

                                                                  New England

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  My wife & I have eaten at La Voile on several occasions and it has always been extremely good. We thought that it was particularly wonderful on the last visit. The sole meunière and the duck were extraordinary.

                                                                38. K

                                                                  Kathryn

                                                                  Tahoe

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great food, ample choices of wines by the glass. Outdoor seating with the ambiance of a Paris cafe. We’ll be back!

                                                                39. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                  overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                                  Have been here a few times in the past but we were really disappointed with tonight’s meal. We both ordered l”entrecôte (steak frites) and the meat was just bad… it had a very unpleasant flavor, was improperly cut, unnaturally chewy, and just unappetizing. The side salad was perfectly seasoned and fresh, but the frites were just ok … more US fries than French thin frites. The noise level was so loud that it made dinner conversation impossible. Saving grace was the exceptional service. Will not go back for a while. Maybe they were just having a bad night…

                                                                40. AF

                                                                  AudreyF

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Very nice selection of authentic food. Very authentic waiter - Alex made the meal extra fun and gave delicious recommendations. We loved the entire experience.

                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                • Screening

                                                                  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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                                                                La Voile is rated 4.8 stars by 4384 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                Booked 63 times today

                                                                Order delivery or takeout

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                                                                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

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