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261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
6175874200
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Ranked #26 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
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
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
Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went here this past Friday night with three other friends to celebrate a friend's Birthday. It was great. We had a drink at the bar and then into the dining room for dinner. Three of us had the scallops and they did not disappoint. Everything was great. I live in Boston and I cannot believe I did not know... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

La Voile has become of our new favorites in Boston. We live in the area and try to get out for a nice meal regularly, and La Voile is a great choice. The food is really very good. It's clearly French, but also relaxed both in ambiance and food preparation. Often you find that some French restaurants try too hard,... More 

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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went to La Voile with a group of friends. Everyone (10 of us) raved about their meal. Service very good and they did not rush us even during the holidays. Recommend highly for a French experience

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Linda and I first dined here last year, when we came to Boston for her company's Xmas party. I have a fixation with Foie Gras, especially since California made it illegal in 2012! I am conflicted about eating Foie about as much as I am about eating animal/poultry/fish in general - I don't think it's a great experience to give... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There were 6 of us for dinner. It was fantastic, we had a great experience. I ordered Tenderloin of beef with celery root & gold Yukon purée, morrels mushroom and swiss chard poélé, beef jus. It was scrumptious and cooked to perfection. It was just the right portion. I also ordered the Les petits choux à la crème et chocolat... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire world...I came here with one of my girl friends every Friday for dinner of foie gras and La Voile cocktails. I had birthday dinners here, graduation dinners, and I've never had a bad experience. I always ran into the owner, who is an older gentleman who would sit at the... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have come to La Voile on Christmas Day for three years, each year with our two daughters now 14 and 11. This French restaurant has a bar/lounge area, two larger rooms and a newer small room in the back that works out well for private parties as well as regular seating. Each room is decorated with boat models and... More 

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Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

La Voile provides a lovely respite from Newbury Street walking and browsing. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. The service is friendly, attentive and unrushed. However, the food lacks taste. An entrée of chicken fricassee was okay although the white meat was dry. A pear tart dessert was weird and disappointing: Was it really mashed pear between two pancakes?? Although... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary here. Parking was a challenge, we circled around for quite awhile before lucking into a space. The restaurant is a bit cramped, but the friendly staff distracts from the close quarters. We had requested a quiet spot and were given one. If we had been seated almost anywhere else we would have found the surroundings to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

In-a-rush food. Ordered the menu of the day. 1st came before we had ordered the wine. It looked kind of pre-made. The fish was dry, the moulles had little taste, so was the sause. Lots of undercooked carrots. It seems it was made in a hurry. The waiter ask if it was ok and seemed surpriced when we didnt complaint,... 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 0 - 80
Cuisine: French

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