They truly are the Best of Boston. A perfect gem in every way....but please don't tell anyone!
un coin parisien dans boston , des serveurs acceuillants bilingues , le service est rapide on a eu le menu de 5 ans d'ouverture , pas mal , on espere revenir chaque annee
Great Restaurant. Wonderful french food and waiters. We will never forget our last evening out in Boston. A must go to!
My mum and sister and I were in Boston for a girls weekend. Although, the female bartender (who appeared to be new) seemed to have no knowledge of the wine list, the service otherwise was superb. The host, the manager, and our waiter were all very helpful and attentive. I ordered the selection of three cheeses to start and my mum ordered the beet salad. Being a cheese lover, I was a bit disappointed in the mildness of the cheese. Although delicious nonetheless, I suppose I expected something a bit more daring. I had the seabream (amazing), Mum had the steak frites (shallot sauce on top is very tasty), and my sister had the scallop and lobster risotto. I finished the meal with the selection of 3 dessert wines, all of which were very tasty.
I can't believe it took me so long to finally go here. The best French food I have had in Boston since Maison Robert'. The foie gras was to die for (make sure you have it with a glass of Sauternes!) The service was friendly and professional from the moment we walked in. Exquise !!
cuisine: French & fantastic; service very good
lived up to its reputation and more. Great food, sophisticated menu, very french
My wife and I just had lunch. Today a modified Croque Monsieur which was curiously called a panini. Regardless, it and the foie gras terrine were wonderful, as was my wife's salad. The wines are superb, by the glass or otherwise. Having lunch at La Voile is one of the great pleasures in life. One can make it the full afternoon, if you have the time. You are never rushed. The ambiance outside on the patio is better than any other outdoor spot I know in Boston. And inside their cozy bistro/brasserie is equally lovely in a very different way. The food is consistently outstanding and the service always special. This spot is a true gem. We drive in from Newton no less than twice a month to get our La Voile fix for dinner or lunch.
It was ok. Not great; for the price there are many better options.
Always a favorite of ours. We sat outside for the first time. It was fine, but not as nice as sitting inside. There was more noise from the street and it was more difficult to see what you were eating. I guess we just like the coziness of the indoor restaurant as well.
Great menu, great service, wonderful ambiance-a true find!
Very impressed with the fish selection!
Just right !
Great food, great service, not too small or too crowded. Everything we tried was good, from the appetizers to the deserts.
This is our second time at La Voile, and both visits were pleasant, unhurried, and quite delightful. This is one of those below-street-level Newbury Street restaurants that remind us of why we love such places -- full of charm and warmth. While our entrees were a tad overcooked (mine was a combination of lobster and scallops, notoriously difficult to prepare tenderly simultaneously), nonetheless the value was terrific on the $40. prix fixe, 3-course offering, and the salads and dessert were excellent. I love that the maitre de is as French as he appears, complete with double-cheek kisses, and that he offered the little boy who spilled his drink a dry shirt to wear during his dinner! We'll definitely return, particularly pre-symphony.
We had a great time at La Voile. It's as French as anyplace we've eaten outside of France. Our waiter, Nathan, who was from Paris was engaging and very attentive despite the group of twenty that came in after we were there!
The food is very good and very French which is just the way we like it. We're now looking fore excuses to get back to Boston because of La Voile.
one of the best on Newbury Street
Our first visit, food was extraordinary, and combined with decor was like being back in Paris! The wait staff were very nice, attentive and knowledgable . Our only drawback was the noise level which was just luck of the draw and in no way reflects negatively on the restaurant . There was a very large and noisy party.close to us and as we had gone there for a romantic dinner it was not as good from that aspect. To their credit the waitress apologized for the "craziness" (it was a Fri evening) and said that were we to return midweek we could have the most romantic dinner ever! I totally agree as the surroundings were cozy and beautiful . Overall a wonderful choice for authentic French cuisine!
Traditional French classics very well executed. Whilst this sort of cooking can appear deceptively simple, it is not when delivering food at this level and we were delighted that there was no attempt to over complicate dishes with too many diferent flavours/ideas. Our evening was not spoiled by the very noisy hometown Friday night crowd (but only just!) the staff coped admirably (I assume they are bilingual lip readers)
Excellent and very authentic French cuisine! It is not often that you run across a restaurant that times th extra time and effort to prepare and present traditional French cooking. The service was very friendly and the atmosphere was friendly/casual. Their selection of French wines were both extensive and reasonably priced. This was our second time dining here and I can't wait to return!
I had a very enjoyable lunch. Our waiter was very attentive but took pains to let us know that we would not be rushed. Consequently I was able to catch up with an old college friend, whom I hadn't seen is years, over a 2 hour lunch. Thank you La Voile.
Second time at La Voile. Perfect location : right in the middle of the Back Bay area in Boston. We appreciated the good bistro food (especially the duck) and the warm ambience. Nice place for a group meeting, but also interesting for a romantic occasion. You have the feeling to be in Paris :)
I love french cuisine and La Voile is one of the best if not the best in Boston.
I love that the employees actually speak french.
a very pleasent French restaurant with great service and food. the wines by the glass were a bit pricey but worth the price. if you crave French food in the Back-Bay this is your place. outside when the weather is nice and charming inside. Never disappointed.
The biggest issue with the restaurant is that the tables are too close together making it difficult to communicate with the person sitting across from you. The fixed-price menu was an excellent buy, but we both thought the duck we ordered was a bit chewy. The beet salad was excellent, however, as were the desserts.
Overall excellent dining experience. I felt like I was in France.
great restaurant....everything perfect...food..ambiance...service...could not recommend it more highly..;perfection for me
food was excellent, soup less so than the rest of the meal. the tables are small and close so it maybe better for 3 or 4 than for a couple. we ate early so mostly it was quiet with no one closely.
The risotto cooked perfectly and the staff helpful and attentive.
This is the first time I came with my friend, and we had a wonderful time! I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the wall paintings/pictures. They really contributed positively to the atmosphere. I highly recommend this place to my friends.
Great French restaurant and perfect service!
Went there as a mini-vacation. My partner had the 3 course dinner, I had an entree and shared the soup and dessert. It was plenty of food. I ordered the Entrecote, it was one of the best steaks I have ever had!
Just a great neighborhood gem that is a joy to visit!
Wonderful French restaurant...everything we had was good.
We had a wonderful evening at La Voile. We arrived at 10:00 and were seated right away. Many diners were finishing up their meals so the place felt even more intimate than usual. But, as always, we felt like we were having a romantic dinner in Paris. We loved the amuse bouche that was given to us, the wine was superb as was the company. My wife got the prix fixe 3 course meal and I got the lamb chops and so we shared her salad and dessert (worked out very well). My lamb chops were superb. We love La Voile, have been there before and will definitely go back.
Steak frites should be a winner for a French bistro. It tasted like liver and onions.
We first went to this restaurant a few years ago when it was newly opened and liked it a lot. The next time we went it was so-so. This time it was terrible. The first course salad was limp and may have been prepared hours earlier. The main course was truly terrible in that it was the worst preparation of trout I've ever experienced. And the creamed cauliflower accompaniment was not hot. The service was equally bad. We'll never go back.
We have been coming to La Voile since it opened 5 years ago and continue to return regularly as it is unquestionably the best French Bistro/Brasserie in the greater Boston area. Service is consistently impeccable with a wait staff which is truly professional and eager to please. My Dover sole was outrageously excellent and my wife and our friend split the Chicken for 2 which is stuffed with herbs and deboned table-side. Far better than Hammersley's at a fraction of the cost and with no attitude. The haricot vert and cauliflower were done perfectly and served in iron covered mini "marmites". We started out with the mussels done to perfection with saffron and with the vegetarian risotto created al dante in superb fashion. Love this place!
Our very favorite French restaurant/bistro/brasserie in Boston or the environs.
Great outdoor seating, but a little cramp. Love the broiled foie gras!
Sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful night on newbury st w/ the red, white and blue lights at the top of the Pru. food was great, good drink selection, and server was very friendly. highly recommend! the rack of lamb was cooked perfectly and loved the rosemary.
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We had an amazing time because not only was the food to die for, but the level of service from the wait staff makes you feel like a VIP. When we told them it was his birthday, they brought over our dessert with a candle and two glasses of champagne (which was free!). We had a great night and La Voile was a big part of that.
As always, if you want authentic french cuisine, this restaurant should be tops on your list. The staff is friendly and always looking to ensure that you are enjoying the evening. It doesn't matter what you order, you won't be dissapointed. The rack of lamb is my favorite, although the filet mignon is a very tasty departure from the run of the mill steak. The chocolate fondant and the isle flotant deserts are not to be missed. Bon Appetite!