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La Voile

#18 of 2,672 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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 - 10:30 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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Beautiful French Restaurant

Great representation of real French food. Classic and simple but the flavors that grace your palette will leave you speechless for most of your meal. Such a wonderful, amazing staff. I honestly can't say enough nice things about the staff. My best friend and I had such a welcoming and lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Grace J
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great representation of real French food. Classic and simple but the flavors that grace your palette will leave you speechless for most of your meal. Such a wonderful, amazing staff. I honestly can't say enough nice things about the staff. My best friend and I had such a welcoming and lovely experience here. The food was simple amazing. The atmosphere... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The outside was very busy so we dined inside and enjoyed a quiet romantic dinner. A team of waiters (all French) provided great service and made sure our wine and water glasses were never empty and the bread basket was full. The escargots were green with parsley that nicely offset the garlic and were exquisite. The La Magret (duck) was... More 

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great little cafe on Newbury Street. I selected a price fixe lunch: 3 courses for $33 and Mom ordered a la carte. I started with the soup of the day which was butternut - very tasty, then a salad with apples and gorgonzola and mustard vinaigrette and finished with tthe lemon tart which was perfection! Mom had the checken, mozzarella,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Do you know how sometimes you envision what would be just perfect, and how seldom the reality matches? Well, in this case it did. I wanted to take my daughter and my sister out for a belated birthday celebration; we planned to go to the MFA and then to lunch. I wanted just the right place: interesting, new to us,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What a great experience! This lovely restaurant tucked away in the heart of the Newbury street! Stopped by for some lunch and was so pleasantly surprised by the warm service (who says the French are snooty), charming ambience and delicious food! I started with the foie gras platter--can u just say u could eat that everyday, it comes with a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The rating of being the 27th out of 8000 restaurants in Boston is well deserved. The entire experience brought me back to a spring day in Paris. The ambience of the outdoor cafe, the fact that the hostess and waiters are French, together with delicious French cuisine all make for a wonderful Parisian escape. The lunch prices are very reasonable,... More 

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Wolfeboro, NH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Joined two friends for lunch at their recommendation. Couldn't have been a better experience. Felt like I was back in the south of France. Waiter was very attentive, but never made us feel rushed. Bread was out of this world - very fresh with a perfect crust. My quiche was the best ever - rich and creamy. Everyone raved about... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great meal, great service and lovely room. Had the chicken for 2, presentation and taste were both fantastic.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went for lunch, Had L'espadon which was very well prepared. The soup (had leeks in it) was an unexpected highlight for all who tasted it.

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ate Easter dinner at La Voile. Or reservation was for 1:30. We were running late and I called to let them know. When we arrived our table was still not ready so they offered us a drink at the bar. Our table was ready in a few minutes. The restaurant looks like a charming French restaurant in France. The... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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?