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La Voile

4.8
4.8
4436 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

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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

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What 4,436 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    French

  • Boston

    Notable Wine List

  • Boston

    French

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  1. P

    Pradamama13

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful experience! Delicious food, excellent service &amp; great atmosphere.
  2. SL

    SophiaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was ok so a bit overpriced . The birthday celebration song was to decorate one of my guests dessert for me so that was a bit cheesy
  3. M

    Mema

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We were very disappointed in the quality of the food. We have been to La Voile numerous times and have always enjoyed the food and the ambience. Nothing was better than mediocre last night and my friends mussels were dry and tasteless. Too bad because we won’t be returning.
  4. l

    lotichanai

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside so İ don't know about the noise level inside. Occasional motorcycle noises came and went but mostly quiet. Food was great from appetizer to desert. Only one suggestion was to improve the toasts came with the cheese plate. Other dishes presentations were good. Restaurant like this should care more about it. Our server, Denise was wonderful. We definitely go back.
  5. LK

    LarryK

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Voile is one of our favorite restaurants. The food was excellent, as always, and their extensive wine list has the perfect bottle to celebrate our Anniversary. The outdoor seating was well spaced for COVID safety.
  6. MC

    MaryellenC

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dover sole was delicious and a treat to watch as the waiter de-boned right at the table. True authentic French food. The wait staff was attentive and not overbearing. They were conscious of where we were with each of our courses, and nothing was rushed. Flagged as one of our favorites for when we return to Boston.
  7. N

    Noankpearl

    New England

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight! This is one of the best restaurants in the city and a wonderful place to dine. The decor is nautical, bright and cheery with French flair. The food is delicious and service is excellent. While not the cheapest menu on the street, the prix fixe meal is absolutely worth it in today's world.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Per usual, everything was superb. The sommelier recommended a perfect light red wine (not expensive but delicious) to go with our exquisite duck! The chocolate mousse at the end, was also delightful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service staff is pleasant and the food constant.
  10. LT

    LucetteT

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place with delicious meals . Good service.
  11. J

    John

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food with fantastic service. Fish perfectly boned table-side. Great French wine suggestions also.
  12. L

    Lynda

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time celebrating Father’s Day. We sat outside and loved every minute of it.
  13. AG

    AngelaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time in Boston, second time in this restaurant. Excellent food!! I’ll come back whenever possible. Delicious!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch on a cool Sunday and this was the perfect spot. I had thought of soup on a cold day but ended up starting with the quiche. Wonderful flavors and complimented with a small green salad. Perfect. Julie had the terrine; not sure if she enjoys the terrine or the lovely bread they serve it with.... To go with our starters our server Michel suggested the Pouilly fuisse which was an excellent selection. For the main Julie had the duck (margret) and I thought of beef for the cool day and chose the filet; both were exquisite. For wine, a favorite they had before unfortunately was gone so we tried a 1988 Margaux. Being over 30 years old it didn't have the full body that it could have had but the character and flavors were outstanding. For dessert, one of Julie's favorite things about a nice French restaurant; a cheese plate...and yes, more bread. I enjoyed the molten chocolate cake. The only negative for La Voile is actually a positive for us, it's about an hour and a half drive so it's not too convenient; good because it limits our visits, bad, we can't just drop in for another perfect meal. We have never been disappointed in any of the food or wine. The service has always exceeded both because Michel knows, and suggests, complimentary items so you have the chance for a 'perfect' meal. Thank you very much, Bill and Julie
  15. F

    Fluff

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Voile is always wonderful! The wine was exceptional. Food and service were great. The diversity of diners is always a pleasure to see. Sometimes a little noisy but the vibe is just right; welcoming and professional;never stuffy.
  16. HJ

    HappyJon

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As French as France - even the Toilets are French with a push button flusher in the wall and a squarish bowl. Obviously, there is more to La Voile than the bathroom, but it does underscore the attention to detail that goes from the extensive wine list, to the menu options, to, and yes, the bathroom. You even get the more French approach to service - meaning it's on the slow side. This gives you the chance to relax and enjoy the meal and friends.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t say great enough things! Made my anniversary so special such an amazing experience!
  18. KP

    KPKP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal and our evening at La Voile. The staff provided excellent service. The filet of sole was amazing.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely coming back ! Authentic. Great vibe . Fun scene
  20. D

    Deborah

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A long-time favorite spot. Great lunch on patio with the ladies. Perfect slow afternoon of chilled rose, charcuterie, gazpacho, risotto, salmon…all amazing. Mousse was delicious too! Merci!
  21. R

    Roseanneg50

    Naples

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Alek was so accommodating &amp; Fantastic!
  22. JL

    JLin

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully prepared authentic French food served on the patio, which reminded us of our dining experiences in France.
  23. A

    Alice

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Thé Green beans in the salad were raw not even poached. They were hard and undistinguished. The French fries were most disappointing, fat and soggy
  24. E

    Echenike

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful terrace on Newbury St. Great food and interesting wine selection
  25. DL

    DavidL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous restaurant and the terrace is a superb place to dine, talk, and people watch
  26. OA

    OscarA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience- great service - and management is very active in addressing any situation
  27. SB

    SergeB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le meilleur restaurant français à Boston! Nous y allons depuis des années, nous n'avons jamais été déçus. Cuisine délicieuse et raffinée, service distingué, nous vous recommandons ce restaurant les yeux fermés!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent as expected. Girlfriend had the lamb dish which was the best I tested and she had
  29. EB

    ElizabethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Voile was recommended to me by a dear friend with good taste. This restaurant was everything and more, the service was wonderful, and staff were very knowledgeable about wine/food origins and taste. The food was visually appealing, fresh, and filling! I had a tomato and (what I think was) goat milk mozzarella appetizer, the Salmon with bok choy as an entrée, as well as a seasonal floral cocktail. Everything was fabulous and full of flavor. The ambiance, the food, and the drinks were outstanding and I will definitely be coming back! 10000/10.
  30. ET

    ElleT

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We sat outside, and the ambiance was wonderful. We ordered drinks and food, and talked. And talked some more. Watched people get served who'd been seated long after us. Watched the moon rise. Finished our drinks as we talked. Asked the server if we were in the queue; she said we were. Finished the bread. Waited another half hour or so . . . . and wished we'd ordered appetizers because we were starving. Finally, finally, our plates arrived. Everyone loved their roasted duck. It's not a big problem to wait an eternity for one's supper on such a beautiful summer evening, but I was seriously thinking of asking for some eggs or something to tide us over until our food came. Be sure to order lots of appetizers even if you think you're not that hungry. You will be!
  31. FH

    FriedaH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I get to Boston only ever so often, but will always visit La Voile. It has always had a delightful menu, and everything we had was served and cooked perfectly. The staff is nice, attentive, and cheerful. We sat outdoors three times recently, and their patio is lovely, but the inside is equally comfortable and well-decorated. Worth a stop time and again.
  32. DR

    DRJTP

    Springfield

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We had the soup of the day (carrot) followed by Le Duo (terrine and pan seared Foie gras). The Foie gras was so rich, balanced by buttery toast points, nicely dressed greens, and applesauce, which all helped to balance it out. We finished our occasion out with La Volaille. It was nothing short of amazing. The skin was lovely as was the sauce and artichoke/chickpeas. I washed mine down with Perrier (a lovely choice) and my friend had the sparkling Rosé. This place is a must-try, transitioning to a regular spot in the rotation.
  33. W

    Wonderful

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother accompanied me on a conference trip and we marked our last night in Boston at this restaurant- we were very impressed!!
  34. AB

    AndreaB

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lunch for my birthday! Ambiance was wonderful, some surprise champagne from the house and delicious gluten free options!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    indoors was extremely loud
  36. KF

    KennethF

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service food location but we seres at next to a family with a screaming child which ruined our dining experience
  37. w

    willy

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, attentive wait staff, reasonably priced and a great location.
  38. BH

    BorisH

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A nice upscale bistro that's not overly expensive for the quality of the food. The atmosphere is semi-casual, with tony country-club on a busy Sunday afternoon ambiance. The staff seem to mostly speak French and do so with French-speaking customers.
  39. I

    Ironwolf

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As described, a little bit of Provence in New England. Superb friendly service, outstanding cuisine. Perfect for a special occasion or even an everyday treat.
  40. MJ

    MJC13

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely as always

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    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

La Voile does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

La Voile is rated 4.8 stars by 4436 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
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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