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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.

261 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Fairfield / Gloucester

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 587-4200

Website:
http://www.lavoileboston.net/

Parking Details:
Near La Voile, The prudential parking garage.

Public Transit:
Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line

Executive Chef:
Raphael Lambert

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact directly.

Private Party Contact:
Jerome: (617) 587-4200

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

La Voile Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (65)
Special Occasion (59)
Good for a Date (57)
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Neighborhood Gem (50)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Cozy (48)
Romantic (48)
Notable Wine List (42)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Business Meals (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Fun (19)
Casual (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 15 hours ago

Great service, nice menu. Like beinf in France

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

We finally got the chicken for 2 and we were not disappointed, it was delicious. This is one of our favorite places in Boston.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

5 stars for the food, service and ambiance. Two stars (at most) for the desserts. Either the pastry chef was on vacation or they need to get a new one. The duck, mussels and rib eye were excellent as was the risotto and smoked salmon. The moulton chocolate cake which the waiter highly recommended was like a very dry cupcake and had no sign of anything “moulton”. The creme brûlée was runny although my son did like the apple tart. Overall a fantastic restaurant, just skip the dessert.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

As always, La Voile was a treat. Great food and wine from start to finish. However, I have the same complaint for La Voile that I do for many other restaurants. The tables are jammed in too close. When you have to move the table completely out to have enough room to "slide" by, the tables are too close. As the fellow at the table beside us said, "Thanks for having us for dinner" as he struggled by. Would be an enthusiastic five star review, rather than an enthusiastic four star review, if not for the closeness of the tables.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Authentic French cuisine with fluent French speaking staff. C'est ci bon.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was spectacular. Worth the drive

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

It's a great date place.
Great Service And Delicious food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Love this restaurant! Wonderful food, comfortable atmosphere, and great service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We go to La Voile as often as possible, but especially for special occasions. The food is wonderful, the best Dover sole around, and there is an excellent wine list. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, making you feel welcome from the moment you enter the restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful restaurant; I had the scallops which were amazing; my date had the mussels which were more amazing. The service was excellent, the wine that was recommended was perfect and the price was reasonable. Compared to the "Named High Profile" restaurants in Boston I think the service was better, the ambiance was better and the price was a fraction of what the other restaurants charge owned by named chefs. Better service, better ambiance, food as good if not better; what's not to like? I'm going back tonight actually.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday, as this was to be a romantic, french specialty restaurant for such a festive occasion. Definitely traditional authentic french cuisine with dates historical decor and cozy atmosphere, limited space, cafe style, within inches of the next table making it difficult to have a conversation with noise level. Drinks took long to arrive, appetizer came beforehand, and when we asked server he said the bar was backed up... Servers were nice. Food was delicious and plentiful, but presentation was not as noteworthy. Champagne was ordered to have with dessert, but forgotten. May return for lunch this summer to their outdoor cafe.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The atmosphere feels like you are in a vibrant French Bistro. The service is excellent
The food quite good from Duck Magret, Red Snapper and Steak Frittes highly recommend the restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent, authentic French bistro experience. Food was first rate and took creative inspiration from seasonal ingredients.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Authentic French service, décor and dining. Food was fantastic. My rack of lamb was cooked perfectly, and the escargot one of the best I have ever tried inside of the United States. My wife had the rib eye and my daughter had the sliced steak, all wonderfully seasoned and melted in your mouth. They served truffled mash potatoes which was to die for, but my daughter is allergic to truffles (too bad :( ) so they remade it plain -- and it was great as well.

Must make reservations for dinner as it often gets crowded.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The steak was one third fat and gristle. The wine good. The Dover sole good. The fries soggy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I was disappointed in my most recent visit to La Voile (3rd time). I sent the Manhattan back because it was undrinkable. However the Foie Gras was excellent as was the duck, Le Magret. But the desserts were dreadful. My crime brûlée was cold and tasteless. Seemed it had been sitting in the refrigerator for quite some time and my daughter's chocolate cake was stale. Overall, it was a disappointing evening because we were there for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We have eaten here five times and the food, french ambiance and friendly service are consistently outstanding. The dishes are traditionally french with all the expected tastes and flare.
I want to make a specific comment about the wait staff. They truely make the leap from an excellent experience to “wonderful “. On this last visit it was Antoine who made the evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food and terrific service... wonderful place for a special date or occasion

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food and service are consistently great at LaVoile. The lunch menu has my favorite items from the dinner menu--but at a lower price. The lamb stew, which appears as a special sometimes, is excellent. The house wines are great as well. I love this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic food and service in a traditional brasserie venue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is an authentic French Bistro with excellent flavors and presentation. The duck was fantastic; the bread fresh out of the oven, and the wine list covering a full spectrum of complements to the cuisine.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Love the French speaking wait staff and the authentic French food. Outstanding service and wonderful wine list. Cozy atmosphere allows interaction between tables and we have met some great people that way. Will always return to La Voile when in Boston!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great location
Good food and service
Nice spot for a leisurely lunch
Authentic Parisian Brasserie!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I love this restaurant for lunch or dinner. The food is wonderful and the service lovely

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Go down the steps and into this Paris Bistro and enjoy the bustling dining room with French music playing softly in the background. The waiters are not rude as you may initially suspect, they are there to take care of you and that's it. Professional polished seamless service that you may find in Paris as well.

the food was amazing I had the Steak Frites and my date had the Scallops and risotto both excellent so we shared and made surf and turf. We started with a fresh baguette of course and a wonderful salad with almost ripe pears the only faux pau in an otherwise perfect dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

we are regulars since this gem opened and had just been introduced to Monaco and Provence. This is Provence in Boston and the staff is absolutely first rate and know what is needed without fuss or airs. food is extraordinary

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was super tasty, as always. I had escargots and wild mushroom risotto. My lunch companion had a fresh garden salad and sandwich with chicken. We were both very pleased with the food and the ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Just a wonderful experience as always. Amazing food and impeccable service!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Outstanding serving staff and excellent cooking

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great neighborhood French bistro - always wonderful service and delicious food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

La Voile truly takes you back to France. From the French waiters, to the authentic menu, to the furnishings of the restaurant, it all pays homage to French dinning. After being seated, not unlike in France, the wait staff may take a little while to ask if there is anything one would like to drink etc. but from there it is a superb experience. The food and wine made for a lovely evening dinner. We even returned two nights later to have drinks at the bar. Just a great place.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

La Voile is one of our favorites in Boston for a reliably great food and service. Never disappoints.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of our favorite spots in Boston, always have a great dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated New Years Eve with friends. As always, food was excellent, service was outstanding, and waitstaff were friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Consistently delightful, visit after visit. Always welcoming. Great cocktails. Escargots and onion soup gratinee, then beef and veal blanquette. Delicious chocolate dessert and rare cognac to enjoy at meal’s end. Cozy, special, French ambience. I can’t think of a single thing that I would change.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had New Year's Eve dinner at La Voile, and thought they did a great job. Good service (as always), nice special prix fixe menu in addition to their regular choices, and the prices were not elevated just for the occasion. Love La Voile!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love the ambiance-service is lovely, food very good

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were there for lunch on a really cold day and the waitstaff seated us even though the kitchen hadn’t yet opened. They were gracious and attentive and the food was better than the service! I’ll certainly eat there again.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food is very good for the level of restaurant, obviously not 5-stars, but neither are the prices. The service is 5-stars however, and overall the bang for your buck at this restaurant is outstanding.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife and I loved this restaurant. It's intimate and has a European feeling - you could easily imagine being in a small place off the Champs-Élysées. The tables are very close together, but they do a nice job seating their patrons with open tables between them so you don't really notice. We both agreed we will definitely return to try more dishes. We had the prix fixe option, and the food was outstanding. The butternut truffle soup was delicious, and we both had the venison which was prepared perfectly, complemented by a creamy squash and chanterelles. Service was excellent, very attentive, and they made us feel special. The wine list is extensive and on the expensive side, but if you know your French wines you can find affordable alternatives from lesser-known regions like Languedoc-Roussillon as well as the new world.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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