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La Voile

#27 of 2,865 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Back Bay
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261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Fairfield / Gloucester)
Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line
6175874200
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Voile is an authentic French brasserie, opened in Cannes in 1947. After...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 181
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
French ambience

A very cosy restaurant in Newberry street. Nice staff, quick, professional. The menus has typical French traites, even written in French, though with English translation. Good selection of wine, but not extensive. The tables are arranged at a very short distance as if we're in Paris. Escargots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Julia R
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St. Petersburg, Russia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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281 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Petersburg, Russia
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very cosy restaurant in Newberry street. Nice staff, quick, professional. The menus has typical French traites, even written in French, though with English translation. Good selection of wine, but not extensive. The tables are arranged at a very short distance as if we're in Paris. Escargots were perfect as well as the salads, the soup of the day was... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My wife, son and I had the distinct pleasure of dining at La Voile last night and we felt that, overall, the food was flat-out first rate. Note that I have only given the"excellent"rating to Auberge de L'Ill and to Bouchard's, but this place came very, very close to "excellent". The food was really very good, and we had nothing... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went with friends on a snowy, cold Friday night and enjoyed the brief respite from feeling like being in Boston. We all noted that they have captured a bit of French Bistro but we actually had more room between tables then we would have had in Paris. The staff was very tactful with my elementary French. The Vichyssoise was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We went there the other night to celebrate a friend's birthday. We were very warmly greeted by the Maitre'D - as well as several waiters when we were led to our table. The staff could not have been nicer. The room is charming with nice photos of cool old sailboats in the restaurant and French celebs in the bar area.... More 

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Grafton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have been many times to La Voile and I have never been disappointed. I have even brought my students to it for lunch and they loved the food, the service and the fact that all the servers speak French. It is cozy, warm and delicious food. Bravo! Mireille

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Took my husband here for his 35th birthday celebration dinner last night and wowza were we impressed! From the second we arrived we were welcomed with warmth like we were regulars - even though it was our first visit. We ordered an amazing (and surprisingly reasonably priced) bottle from their favorites list, and items off of their Taste of France... More 

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Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went here this past Friday night with three other friends to celebrate a friend's Birthday. It was great. We had a drink at the bar and then into the dining room for dinner. Three of us had the scallops and they did not disappoint. Everything was great. I live in Boston and I cannot believe I did not know... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

La Voile has become of our new favorites in Boston. We live in the area and try to get out for a nice meal regularly, and La Voile is a great choice. The food is really very good. It's clearly French, but also relaxed both in ambiance and food preparation. Often you find that some French restaurants try too hard,... More 

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Boston, MA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Went to La Voile with a group of friends. Everyone (10 of us) raved about their meal. Service very good and they did not rush us even during the holidays. Recommend highly for a French experience

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Linda and I first dined here last year, when we came to Boston for her company's Xmas party. I have a fixation with Foie Gras, especially since California made it illegal in 2012! I am conflicted about eating Foie about as much as I am about eating animal/poultry/fish in general - I don't think it's a great experience to give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (Fairfield / Gloucester)
  • Public Transportation: Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 6175874200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?