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261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #28 of 2,824 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fairfield / Gloucester
Transit: Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. As stated in other reviews they do speak French and reservations are a must. One of the bartenders was quite amusing. Food was very good, had the sea bass and lamb.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

French speaking staff. Excellent service. Need to make reservations especially on weekend. Good French food. Open for lunch. Centrally located on Newburg St.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

nautical and very comfortable and welcoming....France on newberry without the attitude...sit down and enjoy...wonderful menu....the bread a little tough...red snapper well done and excellently served and deboned...the veal chops succulent and flavor rich...wine splendid...the molten lava chocolate cake was heavenly delicious....server was truly good and attentive...a wonderful way to dine...make a reservation and go...food n passion...excellent...leave with a smile on... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was my second time at La Voile and I even liked it better this time. The food was absolutely delicious, genuinely French, and our waiter was awesome. If you like French cuisine, this is the one!

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Mequon, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

C'est le vrai chose! After living near Cannes for four years, it was a true pleasure to find La Voile during a recent trip to Boston. The food, wine, and service are extraordinaire... Try the Mediterranean Sea Bass. Called Loup de Mer in France, this will truly delight the senses.

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Sedgwick, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I have eaten here several times and it is always a pleasure. This time I came alone and sat quietly and while enjoying a wonderful meal I watched the staff in action. Ever attentive and there when you need them but no in your face. I have a delicious meal and, as always, a good wine at a reasonable price.... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Feeling "steakish" whilst in Boston a few days ago and not quite prepared to pay the elevated prices at some of the more traditional steakhouses I stumbled upon La Voile. The menu read well and prices were reasonable so I stepped in to find a slightly parallel world of French speaking waters and staff (who were happy to converse in... More

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Norwood, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I speak French. Poorly. LaVoile doesn't care, they prefer you dance and feel fabulous. They'll pretend you speak French, too and be lovely about it. Come prepared to be yourself and be accepted as you are. Snobbery only exists if you make it or try to fake anything. The ambiance and built in entourage the staff and owners become will... More

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Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After a long walk up and down Newbury St trying to decide where to eat, we kept coming back to La Voile. We were not looking for French food by any means and there is a choice of just about every type of cuisine on Newbury St. The atmosphere on the patio is good, although a little cramped. You get... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We are often in France and know about the good and bad French Cuisine. In La Voile in Boston is a restaurant with French cooking. You can sit inside or outside on the terrace. I tried both. I would never recommend sitting inside, because there are much to much service people running around, we had 3 different waiters during the... More

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Additional Information about La Voile

Address: 261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Phone Number: 6175874200
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: French

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