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About La Voile
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.
Boston, MA 02116
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Sunday: Lunch 12:00-3:00
Monday- Thursday: Dinner 5:00-10:00
Friday& Saturday: Dinner 5:00- 10:30
Sunday: Dinner 5:00- 9:00
Fairfield / Gloucester
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Near La Voile, The prudential parking garage.
Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact directly.
Private Party Contact:
Jerome: (617) 587-4200
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
La Voile Ratings and Reviews
I am an American, married to a French woman, who lived in France for seven years and who has been returning to France regularly for the last thirty years. When I dine at La Voile I feel as though I'm back in France. The food, the ambience, everything is authentically French.
In fairness, I have much liked La Voile over the years - authentic Parisian, good food, fair prices. However, for a most recent Saturday lunch for 8, we had to endure surprisingly hauty service, and worst, some who did not order a first course waited 90 minutes (!) to get served, and all in all, it took two hours for lunch (and no dessert or coffee).
Love this place. Authentic southern French food. Great, unhurried service. It was my daughter's birthday the last time I went. I let them know in advance and they brought out a champagne taste for all along with a serving of cake- nice touch. I've gone here for a business dinner and it is just a lovely. Quite enough to hold a conversation. Great value for the Back Bay.
Dining at La Voile is always a treat. I've been here many times and have always had a good experience. Service is attentive and professional, the ambiance is authentically French, and the food is superb. We enjoyed the roast chicken for two, which is one of my favorite items on the menu. The wine list is interesting as well, with some lesser-known varietals at all price ranges. Highly recommend La Voile for a memorable evening.
My meal was scrumptious. I started with the Frisee salad which was both bright with a nice hit of acid from the vinaigrette and unctuous from runny egg....very delicious. I then had the scallops. I am the biggest snob when it come to scallops. I detest rubbery wet scallops that taste like they came from a small cookie cutter taken to a pollack. These were the right amount of sweet and the right balance of chewy
/stringy bite but tender. They tasted and had the texture of a scallop that hasnt been overly doused with phosphates to retain moisture. They were prepared well. All in all a delicious meal that was prepared well in a cozy setting where you could be heard by your fellow diner without having to scream.
I do not recommend the price fixe. It is truly a tasting menu. Portions are tiny. The cod fish was dry. I would have been better off ordering the fish a la carte. It would have been tastier.
A piece of bread in my bread basket had a large bite missing. I could see the teeth marks in the remaining piece.
The restaurant is over rated. Never again.
Superb French flair at this gem of a Newbury Street restaurant. Alex our French server was "magnifique" in describing the menu selections. We were celebrating a birthday so he brought us glasses of champagne with our dessert. Wonderful, authentic French cuisine.
Had great authentic French brasserie meal. I had the foie gras appetizer. It was exceptional, followed by the rib eye, which was cooked perfectly - rare, but the ribeye was not quite tender enough. The shallot wine sauce on top was perfect. My wife had the Dover Sole, which was fantastic; she offered me a little piece. We finished with the desserts, apple tart and crème brûlée. The crème brûlée was perfect. The Apple tart was very good, but not a Classic tarte Tatin.
We chose to sit outdoors as the crowded interior was stuffy. Seated outside at a table with a top that was close to falling off the table, we requested if anything could be done. Nothing was ever done despite promises it would be.
Although we are in our late 40s or early 50s, we struggled to read the menus or wine list as there was no ambient light, no candle light, and no lighted menus. We had to read by streetlight from the other side of the street. Again, no help from the staff or waiters.
The wait staff was excruciatingly slow, the worst I have ever seen in my entire life. Getting water and bread was an ordeal. Getting our waiter over to take our order was a struggle. In short, if you want to be a world class restaurant, fire your entire wait staff and start over. The pretentious fake French accents are not fooling anyone. Stop looking stupid and drop them.
The food was average at best. The escargot was chewy and less tasty than any in recent memory, with the sauce drowning out any flavor. The duck was fair and the Dover sole was low to mid range in comparison to others.
In short, I have nothing to say about this restaurant except that it disappointed me at every level. Needless to say, I wont be back and I suggest you keep your $100-125 per person to spend elsewhere.
The food was absolutely fantastic; however, the service was not great. We sat for a long time while waiters assisted tables that were sat AFTER us...but it did get better. The restaurant is extremely loud, so I would recommend sitting outside (weather permitting).
Food was good not great. Service was just ok. One of us had the rib steak and it was quite disappointing: it was tough and gristley. Would not recommend to others. He chose not to make his dissatisfaction known to the waiter because it would have probably meant waiting for another meal while the other people in our party finished their meal. It will probably be a while before we come again.
I had mentioned when making my reservation, that it was our Anniversary dinner.... it was never acknowledged! I even gave suggestions.... also tables were so closed together we could hear every word of there discussion, a little disappointing....my French martini was not made correctly and served in a champagne class, meaning the amount was less than normal.....
Thoroughly enjoyed our meals at La Voile. Our waiter had a good sense of humor and very knowledgeable of the menu. We started with French onion soup and Escargots, both delicious. For our entrees our group had Roasted Duck, Veal Stew and the Tenderloin of Beef, each meal was a great representation of French food. For dessert we shared Chocolate Moulton Cake with Champagne Sorbet which was outstanding. We had a 7 pm reservation and were seated promptly, we also stayed and chatted way past closing time yet never did they rush us out. We will absolutely go back.
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