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Reviewed December 17, 2022

What a pleasant surprise. They describe Voilá as a gem; maybe diamond would be a better word. It's a small, quiet, tastefully decorated restaurant. The staff is so lovely, and the owner is constantly working with them, setting tables and serving. The food was stellar....We started with a a carrot and parsnip soup. I'm not crazy about carrot soup, but this was a sensory delight. Then crab cakes, clearly handmade and full of crabmeat, then escargot. They were served in a pastry cup to absorb the heavenly sauce. I had the ahi tuna, which was sublime, and my husband had the filet mignon. Both were cooked as we asked. Then, a perfect soufleé to finish. My mouth is still thanking me. I'm only sorry I haven't tried it before, but WE SHALL RETURN!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2022 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. It’s listed as a French restaurant but there are so many amercani options for a meat and potato guy like me. My wife and I stumbled upon it purely by accident and just keep going back. Fresh fish for my...wife and so many meat options for me. The beat salad in awesome as are all of their entrees. I almost hesitate to rave about a restaurant we love because I don’t want it to be full but the chef and owner are amazing and that would be an injustice. It’s in a small shopping center with plenty of parking and outdoor dining too. Absolutely love this place.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

Went to Voila the Bistro Saturday night and was very pleasantly surprised. The cuisine was excellent...service was right on!! Would recommend this place to all.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

Lucky to have been to France many times we were excited to try this restaurant .... Never had foie gras made with a chicken liver at $19.00 a portion!! Never had tarte tartin that barely had any apples and was a plate of dough!! The...main courses were overpriced for the size of the portion... More like a tasting plate portion!! C'est DommageMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

My braised beef was tough. Couldn't eat it. Escargot was delicious. But as a whole it was disappointing. Was better last time.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Delicious appetizers included celery root soup, beet salad and yummy crab cakes. Equally delicious main courses included surf and turf shrimp-filet mignon, scallops, and sesame-crusted ahi-tuna. This is the third time we've been here and loved each time!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

Voila is a hidden gem in St James. It has a quaint French atmosphere coupled with caring staff, fresh ingredients and delicious food!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Service is always excellent as owner and chef is always present! Food is without question,well prepared and atmosphere is great. Will continue to patronize this restaurant, hopefully with whole family.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

This is a charming little restaurant with excellent cuisine and very friendly staff. Intimate and cozy atmosphere. Very nice selection of appetizers and entrees.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Lovely and cozy little bar with some nice wine and very comfortable for conversation! Would definitely go back!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Wonderful food with friendly efficient service. A go to place for a relaxing and enjoyable lunch. The ambiance was purely French

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We have eaten here several times. Always delicious. The lamb is excellent and the scallops to die for. The little puff pastry free appetizer an extra treat. The staff is excellent. Had a bridal party dinner there that was perfect. Try it you will return.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

We were a party of 4 who had somehow never gone to Voila until last night. We all had starters, entrees and dessert as well as an excellent, inexpensive bottle of Montepulciano. Absolutely every item ordered was outstanding. While it is a bit expensive it...is worth it. The atmosphere is understated and lovely. The service was very good. We are glad that we finally went there and will deifintely return.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We decided to try this restaurant again. So glad we did. The menu was updated and the food was excellent. We look forward to returning. It is an excellent value, portions were more than ample, atmosphere and service were always good. A hidden gem!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

My wife and two daughters had a wonderful experience at Voila last night. As always, the food and service were beyond outstanding! My wife and I have gone there a number of times and have always been impressed. After having dinner there last night, now...our two daughters have become raving fans of this hidden gem of a restaurant. The owner goes out of his way to make the entire dining experience perfect. My wife needs her food gluten free and he shows more care and willingness to accommodate that need than any restaurant to which we have ever been. At many other restaurants we encounter staff that are unsure on gluten free options and/or a very limited section of the menu. However, at Voila, the owner comes to the table himself and literally offers to modify just about anything on the menu to make it work for a gluten free dietary need. Beyond the outstanding food, the staff is incredibly nice and efficient. All this, coupled with a relaxed atmosphere, really lets you take the time to enjoy the whole experience of dinning at this wonderful restaurant. Each time we go, we can’t help but notice the feeling that the owner truly seems happy to see people enjoying his restaurant. The pride is evident, and it shows up in everything you experience and taste at this incredible place. I’ve never written a review of a restaurant before and it speaks volumes that after dinning at Voila last night, I felt the need to write this review.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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  • Food: 5
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  • Atmosphere: 4.5