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La Voile

261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #22 of 2,814 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Back Bay
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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90% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Worcester, MA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was our 3rd visit to La Voile and it really just keeps getting better. Than menu has a range of choices to suit most diners with an emphasis on French foods. They are friendly and attentive to details; It's a real pleasure to done there jhgrday

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Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I think by now the waitress knows me, I love this place for the same things: the Moules-Frites (mussels and french fries) and the wine!!!!! Amazing place when you want to feel "home," home which is a nice french bistro. Will always be my favorite Bostonian cozy cocoon.

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a very authentic French restaurant , even to the extent that the tables are close together as in Paris. The service however was very attentive- unlike what you can experience in Paris. The wine list was extensive and I thought reasonably priced compared to a similar standard of restaurant in Brisbane. I started with the mussels and my... More

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Acton, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We arrived for our 8:30 reservation to a not all that full establishment and were ushered into the darkest, pokiest corner of the building. Other than 4 tables meant for larger parties that were all full, ours was the only two-top shoved in between. A table so small that a bread plate and your entree plate could not fit together.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The restaurant was charming, but the staff was overextended and simply disappeared for great lengths of time. The food was cold and mediocre. The onion soup is soup with cold cheese to add: not my favorite rendition of French onion soup. My veal stew had a nice sauce but the meat was fatty and cut in odd ways; one piece... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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135 reviews 135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We arrived exactly on time for our reservations, but the staff seemed stressed and disorganized (working in France and with the French, this actually seemed quite normal). The seating inside for two is at tables practically on top of each other, and on the tiny outside patio it is the same. The whole place reminds one of a postage stamp... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Fantastic dinner for four. Great staff from bar to table service. Very impressed with the de-boning of the fish. Rice and cream sauce with my main was spot on in balance. Goodly amount of prosciutto with the arugula salad. Everyone was happy all around. I loved the ship models and the way the designer used them effectively to give privacy... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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179 reviews 179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Without reservations we dared walking into Le Voile. With a smile all six of us were seated and our charming waiter with a heavy french accent was kind, patient and very courteous. We had a delicious French onion soup that really resembled the French version, Foie Gras, mussels, Beaf Bourguignon and duck were all excellent. The desserts Mousse Chocolat and... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have been to this restaurant twice and had an excellent experience both times. The waiters are mostly from France, adding considerably to the ambience. The service is European, even when very busy, the waiters do not rush you, you must ask for the bill at the end of the meal. Mussels and foie gras are highlights. Outside seating is... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Since foie gras is not available in California, decided to search out this item while visiting Boston. La Volle is the place. 8 of us went there for lunch on a sunny day and we had a table outside. What a great to sit, relax and enjoy some great french food. The service was very attentive, however it did took... More

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