La Voile

4.7
4150 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining 🍽 experience was awesome. The food was perfectly prepared full of flavor.

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Furby
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waited over an hour for our dinner. Our waitress put in to have our appetizers after our meal, she said we requested that but we never did. The sea bass was over cooked and the duck was very chewy. The drinks were very good though.

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vipAlbert
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Ordered the three course special dinner. The pate appetizer was very good, but a large slice of pate, which was very good, was acoompanied by two small slices of toast. I tried to summon a waiter, but no one looked in my direction, even when I stood up and tried to look them in the eye, Finally I got someone, who said right away, and then, finally my original waiter, who brought several larges slices of warm bread. The first person brought the same, after the pate was gone. The second course was confit of duck leg, which was tough, dry and stringy. Dessert was ok. Drinks were skimpy.

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vipRita
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

La Voile has definitely changed! Waited 1 hr for our food. The manager apologized and offered to pay for our all

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Entrecôte was 75% fat. Peppercorn sauce was like a tasteless roux with maybe 3 peppercorns. Really shockingly poorly executed for a “typical French bistro .

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vipBarbaraG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere and our waiter was excellent. We would definitely go back.

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usap
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thé food was very good and our was server was helpful and pleasant .We will be back.

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vipJanetB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, wine and service. Best of all, we were not rushed, and lingered as long as we liked.

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CliffordS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful and the service was unfortunately authentic Parisian, but the atmosphere on a warm fall night on Newbury and level of the food stood far and above.

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vipHusbandisafoodie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Food and service (manners, food pacing) was superb - especially for Boston! Ambience was beautiful but relaxed. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Wonderful service. Highly recommend this slice of France in Boston.

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vipWarrenA
Birmingham
33 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great ! Got noisy after it got full!

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vipGregD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little slice of Paris in the Back Bay! They had me at the accordion music. We always have fun here. The menu isn't big, but it covers all the Parisian dishes. The service is outstanding and very casual French. The decibel level is loud enough to be dynamic but to still hear and overhear conversations. La Voile is a friendly, happy, homey place. I wish there was one in my neighborhood!

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vipjayde1701
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Voile is one of our favorite pre-show dinner options. Everything was excellent on a beautiful night! Noise did not get 5 stars only because we asked to sit outside and the traffic was occasionally noisy.

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MeganC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. It's a solid restaurant. never a disappointment,.

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vipGreg
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great wine list! Had a wonderful lunch outside on a beautiful Fall day!!

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MarkG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner. Outside seating was available, very nice and festive. Knowledgeable and good natured staff. A great experience. We try to go a couple of times a year, and highly recommend it.

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vipDougZ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like being in Paris. Wonderful every time! My go to place for lunches in town.

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Brian
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service and a great evening! If you're looking for a great outdoor venue in Back Bay, you owe it to yourself to try this.

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celial
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had David a most amazing waiter. The food was very good and they served very good portions. Sat outside on the evening after the Marathon and it was lovely and relaxing. Les Moules in saffron and creme were divine

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DoreenR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiters were very attentive. We loved the outdoor atmosphere. Even though we were on the streets of Boston, 6 of us were able to have great conversation (except when the street cleaner went by - but that wasn't even a big deal). The roast duck, French onion soup, mussels - all were fabulous! What a great find!

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LuisR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time there as we were celebrating our first wedding anniversar. The food was delicious and everyone was very kind to us. 10/10

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Xxxxxx
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have enjoyed both Back Bay and Brookline locations for many years. Food is consistently excellent. Serried is cordial and efficient. Ambience takes you to France.

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vipdnishio
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at the counter downstairs. Dover sole was delicious.

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Jane
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful and great to be back after an almost 2 year absence..fabulous food, table and service , looking forward to returning in late November..Thank you to all!

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vipLiseG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere and have never had a bad meal. The service is fabulous and gracious. Highly recommend.

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vipPrincecharming
New England
45 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor table. Friendly, knowledgeable, highly competent server. Food exceeded our expectations. We were all very happy with our experience.

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vipfrequentdiner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Always one our favorites but last visit was very disappointing with close to a 45 minute wait for our entrees.

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ChristopheQ
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

One ought to like dining at La Voile as we are French American and too lazy to make duck confit at home. It was our second time there, and the charm started to fade a bit. Appetizers and entrees are classic, well executed and generally tasty, although one could question the necessity for an overpowering lemon taste in moules marinieres. Desserts (profiterole and mille-feuille) were very very disappointing (imagine lukewarm chantilly filled profiteroles and cold tasteless heavy millefeuille).
The music selection seems stuck before 1960, time to renew the playlist. I love Brel, but 30 min of his saddest songs are depressing the mood.
Highest note on the service.

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vipCapegirl
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional despite the crowded Marathon related visitors. Food is always beautifully prepared and presented. We love dining outside and watching the world go by.

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AnaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, definitely regulars!

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monamie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Good outdoor atmosphere. Surprisingly mediocre ribeye. Saw the waiter once at ordering, he attended to the adjacent table the rest of the night. Unlikely to return.

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vipJosephine
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, very reasonably price French food! Came her very often for lunch on the week days or for brunch on the Sunday with family.

This place makes me feel like I'm back in Paris. As for the food, it's pretty incredible.
I order the Le Risotto, Les Pates and Les Tomates, the foods exceeded expectations.

Our servers were very friendly and considerate, always greeted with the beautiful smile.

Definitely will be my go place for French food.

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Gabs
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and dining experience! I would definitely recommend La Voile and will come back.

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vipLcval
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant that made me feel like I was in Paris. Food, service and ambiance all exceptional.

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vipMary
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at LaVoile for a special occasion or a lovely meal out!

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vipVirginie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We ate at the high top tables facing the bar at the lower floor of the restaurant, tucked away from the main dining room, and in very close proximity of the other high top tables.
Throughout our time there, we were surrounded with the staff not wearing masks. The bar lady was mixing drinks with her mask under her chin, smelling her concoctions and even tasting them! I believe she was in the process of trying new recipes, that’s the only explanation I have for what was happening. To make matters worse, some of the staff were offered to taste some concoctions … it was a scene to be seen! The food was brought to the table next to us by a person coming right out of the kitchen without a mask at all! And the bar lady who also was our waiter would forget to put her mask on when interacting with us. Most of the staff in that area wore their masks, if at all, under their nose!
For that reason, I have given this restaurant 2 stars. It is the worst COVID 19 compliant restaurant I have ever eaten at. I have eaten out more often over the past year to support small local restaurants and am pretty low key. But staff wearing masks is a must for me. This being said, the staff was friendly and the food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pierre and La Voile

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RonaldC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first we were seated in a busy area near a service station inside and downstairs but when we requested a quieter location, they were extremely quick to locate another table where we could easily talk and enjoy our meal. The help was very attentive all evening. The menu was very interesting and I would recommend the excargot in a wonderful garlic, butter and parsley sauce as a starter, and the dover sole was an excellent entree which melted in your mouth. It was in a delicious meunier sauce and was boned tableside. The desserts were amazing too. The meringe cloud was unbelievably light and the pastry desserts were extremely flaky and fresh. There were also interesting dessert wines to top off the dinner. It was a totally winner evening, and for those who preferred outdoor seating, there was also plenty of that. Prices seemed very reasonable for a dinner of this caliber.

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ruskii
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was really good food and service. Wine selection is great.

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La Voile is rated 4.7 stars by 4150 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.