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La Voile

261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #35 of 2,820 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
Sedgwick, Maine
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Hollywood, Florida, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Make sure you have reservations, place is always full. Staff was excellent, my wife is on a low salt diet and they cooked the food to order. Snapper was excellent, and duck is some of the best I've ever had. If you have been to France LA Voile will remind you of a local neighborhood spot everyone has dinner at.

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I went here with friends to celebrate a 30th birthday. We were very excited to try this restaurant for the first time as we had just went to Paris together the previous year. I loved getting the confirmation phone call the day before. The French accent (fake or not) was appreciated and got me in the mood for a great... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We continue to return to La Voile with different friends each time hoping that they will continue to deliver great food and service and so far so good. This restaurant stands out from a very busy restaurant scene in Boston with it's combination of friendly and efficient service and exceptional food. The portions are sufficient without being overwhelming and the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I looked at the wine list and knew it was a decent place. Brought my friends over and it just clicked. You know how pompous French waiters can be ? In "la voile" not at all ! It is genuinely nice and relax. Food is impeccable and they have a good wine list to pair it with. I will be... More

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U.S.A. East Coast
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

La Voile is a French Restaurant in Boston's Back Bay Area. What distinguishes it from most is the excellent level of service. A waiter comes by within seconds of your seating and revisits your table numerous times even before your entree arrives. There are only two or three other restaurants in Boston that offer this level of service. The menu... More

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