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La Voile

259 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
6175874200
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Ranked #16 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $80
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A friend and I who hadn't seen one another for some time met here, knowing we would have good food and not feel rushed. His steak frites and my salad were absolutely delicious. We both speak French, and our server was bilingual, so that added to our enjoyment.

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Seattle
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148 reviews 148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Could probably eat at one of 20 spots on this great street, very walkable. Food, service, and staff all reminded me of being in Paris. Snails were ok, but deserts and mains were very good.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Wonderful food and a really fun staff. We usually hang out in the bar after shows and enjoy ourselves immensely.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a tightly packed bistro with the ambiance of France. All the waiters speak French and look French. The service is amazing, with nonstop attentiveness. For restaurant week, companion had pate, I had leek and truffle quiche for apppetizers. The quiche was warm and cheesy, and the crust was not too rich. Companion liked pate. We both had hanger... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here as part of the Dine Out Boston week while on holiday in the US. Very French vibe about the place, food was excellent, and the service from our French waiter Alex (who suffered our mixed French and English conversations with good grace) was second to none. If and when I come back to Boston, I'll... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It was a full immersion experience for us in this pretty French brasserie, it felt just like we were back in France. Would you agree that Boston looks a bit like Paris? I know, it’s an arguable comparison. We were able to book our table quite easily via OpenTable mobile app, though my impression was that we would be able... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The food was very nice, a little on the heavy side. The waiter seemed confused and a bit clumsy throughout the evening. He had to ask for our orders multiple times and poked one of the guest with a knife accidentally.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I was looking for a fancy restaurant to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and this was the right placed. The service was great and the food was perfect. The price however was a different story since dinner for two cost me $150

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Boston, MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I ate here with my wife and 2 friends on a cold night a couple of weeks ago. The ambiance is nice and cozy, picturesque block of Newbury Street, and we were seated next to a gas fireplace, promptly for our reservation. The atmosphere, menu, wine and drinks are all quite authentically French--the manager and most of the waitstaff (and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Went for dinner and drinks with my friends, great restaurant, lovely menu and lovely food. The mussels were great so is the dover sole! Wine selection is great too. and service is excellent!

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