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La Voile

#30 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 217
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    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
Paris on Newbury Street

I honeymooned in Paris and went back for a vacation several years later, so when I say this place is like it was in Paris. The service, with French waiters, was excellent, the ambiance is authentic and delightful, and the food was really superior. I would recommend it to anyone. We ate lunch there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
courtneymcglynn
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I honeymooned in Paris and went back for a vacation several years later, so when I say this place is like it was in Paris. The service, with French waiters, was excellent, the ambiance is authentic and delightful, and the food was really superior. I would recommend it to anyone. We ate lunch there but I can't believe their dinners... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We have loved this restaurant for years. It is beautiful for lunch and is fabulous for dinner (one must try the roast chicken). I have lived all over France and I can assure you that this place is as authentic as one can find in Boston. And unlike what some reviewers might suggest, the pricing is quite reasonable. Frankly, the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of my friends recommended me to try Boston Dine Out Week restaurants and here I was! Wanted to try french cuisine so booked a table with La Voile. 2 Lunch menu offers they offer, you can do 2 courses with $27 or 3 courses with $33. I decided to go for the 2 courses and had steak for entree... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We found this place on Newbury by chance, walking along to see what was there. We couldn't get a table outside, but were very happy inside, in a very pleasant basement room. Chicken liver pate was delicious, as was the tomato gazpacho. My veal main course was beautifully done - creamy sauce and nice vegetables. My wife had sea bass... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Came here on a week night with friends. Service started good but deteriorated. The waiter was only serving 3 tables outside but decided to completely forget about us. The food was very average. Steak meant to be rare, was over done and the other food ok but not worth the prices. This place is mutton dressed as lamb. Not recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ambience is very European. Food is quite good. Service is very good. My daughter and I enjoyed a pleasant meal. My blanquette de beau was decent, but not great. Her mussels were to her liking. Salad and bread were fine. Chocolate mousse was excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

French staff match the cuisine in this edgy but tradition-rooted restaurant in the heart of Boston's Back Bay. We had a Summer evening dinner -some of us on the bargain prix fixe menu - as the sun set on a balmy night. The wine list has reasonable options and a range of choices. We opted for a rosé champagne. The... More 

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Pennsylvania
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

What is it with this neighborhood? This place was dead. There were maybe 3 tables that where filled. I didn't see anyone with food and I passed by 2 times. The service was not good. We stood there for a while looking at the menu and the host didn't talk to us at all. I didn't even smell food. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Except the snails which are very good the appetizers are not very frenchy but all very good. The fish is very tasty as the scallops and the ristto coming with it is very tasty. Desserts are very good. Service is excellent and friendly

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I was excited about trying this restaurant. We ate on the patio which was very pleasant on a lovely evening. I went inside to use the rest room, and don't think I would've enjoyed eating inside; it seemed very stuffy (air quality, not pretentious!). My fish was overdone, and the description on the menu didn't really match what was served.... 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 80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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