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La Voile

261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #21 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $80
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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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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232 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This place is awesome! My husband and I went there for restaurant week. We figured, let's give it a try, if we don't like it not a great loss. Well, this has got to be one of my favorite French places to dine! Where shall I start? The outdoor seating area was almost filled when we arrived at 6:30pm. This... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

From this great location on Newbury street, La Voile serves excellent & authentic French cuisine. The waitstaff all speak French (but revert to English is necessary) and provide a very nice experience. The French wines, needless to say, are superb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Thanks for dinner last night guys! The chef is just the best and it's still the best place in the world to eat beef tartar. Waiters JB, Stan and Adrien were awesome and very attentive. It's so nice to only have french waiters!! So far best place in town if you want to enjoy great food like in France.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Superb authentic french cuisine; Friendly, professional and gracious servers. Lovely outdoor setting. Bartender was very helpful and creative and customized drinks to our pallets.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Good ambiance, great food and wine served at the correct pace without rush, friendly staff and owner - and all genuine French. We had our main meal there 3 days out of 6!

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I serendipitously found this restaurant we sat outside and were treated to some great people watching. The waiter was friendly and attentive. We started with mussels. Yummy! The bread was also delicious. I had the risotto with scallops and lobster. It was fantastic. My husband had the duck. It was one of the best dinners we've had... More

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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Dined outside with a friend at this restaurant earlier this month. We had reservations and waited a few minutes to be able to sit outside. Ordered a delicious specialty cocktail, which unfortunately was about the smallest drink I've ever received. French onion soup, curried mussels, and creme brulee all left me stuffed but I must admit that while they were... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Pleasant setting, with a menu that offers classic brasserie choices (and defines the difference between bistro and brasserie). Mussels were fantastic--in a choice of sauces.

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Boston, MA
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My first time at this restaurant, and I don't know why I haven't visited before! It was a beautiful night but we elected to sit inside because we couldn't get enough of the ambience - writings on the wall in French, and the whole vibe made us feel like we were in Paris. We had onion soup which was thick,... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

La Voile offers superb food, delightful staff, and transport (almost) to France. The food is as close as you can come (with American ingredients) to a meal in Paris or Nice. The staff, from Manager Jerome on down, are very friendly and helpful. (Someone accused them in another review of putting on French accents, but that's a callous slander: most... More

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