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La Voile

#14 of 2,700 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
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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, 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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    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Excellent French Food, Wine

We had a great meal here. For starters we had the tomato and feta salad, the mussels and foie gras. The latter was perfectly seared, accompanied with a framboise spread that complemented it, along with toast points. The mussels had carrots in the white wine broth, a bit unusual. The mains were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Gailyn63
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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San Francisco, California
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal here. For starters we had the tomato and feta salad, the mussels and foie gras. The latter was perfectly seared, accompanied with a framboise spread that complemented it, along with toast points. The mussels had carrots in the white wine broth, a bit unusual. The mains were the filet, mussels, scallops and the whole sea... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Myself and my husband had a superb lunch at this charming restaurant today. We should have started with foie gras but it was mistakenly forgotten so the waiter immediately apologised and gave us two complementary drinks. I had the best swordfish I have ever had and my husband had a fabulous lamb stew. Highly recommended!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

La Voile is an absolute delight. For my visit I was seated outside, on a lovely evening with friends. I ordered 'La Blanquette', a veal stew. This comes with a creamy stew, perfectly cooked veal and some rice and vegetables. This is one of the best veals I have had, and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Best food we've had all month. The veal was fabulous and the dover sole was perfect. The risotto was good and service was "wow." Amazing atmosphere, can't wait to go back again tomorrow.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

While we live in Brookline and often eat in Newbury st, we had never tried La Voile till tonight. It is now our favorite restaurant in town, and by far the best French restaurant this side of the seine. You can choose from a prixe fix menu or order al a carte. My husband had the steak frites off the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I had lunch here mid-week before I headed to the airport. It was a blissful escape between work and travel. Waiters and diners were all speaking French, and I sat outside and enjoyed the sidewalk scenery. The waiter was pleasant and helpful; I ended up having the soup and appetizer of the day after he told me about them. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My recent trip to La Voile was my second trip to the restaurant and it was an excellent experience. La Voile is a fantastic restaurant with top notch food and drink in an authentic French eatery serviced by an attentive and friendly staff. This is a superb restaurant for a special night out with a loved one or a small... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Fabulous food, good atmosphere, excellent service. We sit outside which was really nice. Inside was too hot that night.

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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Beautifully executed French food, lovely wine and charming service. So good we went back the second night. Attractive interior and a lovely large terrace on Newbury St for warm evenings

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very pleasant to sit outdoors on a warm summer evening and enjoy good food and service at La Voile. Fairly classic French menu, food cooked traditionally (and I have eaten in France quite a lot) and the prix fixe is good value with a variety of choices. Our servers were perfectly pleasant and helpful. I dropped them one dot from... 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 5:00 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
Average Prices: USD $80
Cuisine: French

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?