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Voila The Bistro

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244 Lake Ave, Saint James, NY 11780-2259
+1 631-584-5686
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“duck” (3 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
“mussels” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
244 Lake Ave, Saint James, NY 11780-2259
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hidden gem never disappoints so I'm not sure why it isn't more crowded. The menu has something for everyone and all dishes are prepare with attention to detail. The price fixe menu is certainly a bargain and the a la carte items are within...More

Thank msmilow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for an "all you can eat" restaurant, or enjoy eating "mass quantities", this is not your restaurant. However, if you adore french cuisine and enjoy quality over quantity, you will be pleased. White linen table cloths/napkins and relaxing atmosphere if you...More

Thank BarbD778
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, attentive service, delicious food - & so close to home! Recommend the crab cakes entree, as well as the lemon custard dessert. Others at the table enjoyed their roast pork main and chocolate bread pudding dessert. No complaints, no matter what was selected....More

Thank PhillyFanNewYork
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I opted for the seafood soup to start, it was batter than anything I had in Marseilles. For those who like a strong seafood flavor, this your soup. It had a few croutons to compliment the broth. Next I had a seared scallops, again done...More

Thank John F
Reviewed July 28, 2016

We have been coming here for several years and have never had a bad meal. The food has been consistently good and it is better than most higher end restaurants on Long Island. The owner always seems to be there and in the kitchen overseeing...More

Thank bruceaudrey
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Recently a group of friends dined herefor lunch. We were the only people in the restaurant and after lunch I realized why. We ordered from the prie fix menu with limited choices. The mussels entree was 6 mussels baked and laid side by side seasoned...More

Thank BenzgalS550
Reviewed June 7, 2016

We were staying with friends in St James and they told us this is their favourite restaurant. It's lovely and quiet so you can have a conversation, the staff is polite and knowledgable and the food delicious. You can take your own wine. We ate...More

Thank Peach P
Reviewed April 20, 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times for both lunch and dinner. It is very quiet, which we like since most restaurants are so noisy on a Saturday evening that we can't hear people at the table. There were eight of us and the...More

Thank anneH3544PU
Reviewed March 5, 2016

It is always a pleasure to dine at this quiet, inviting restaurant. The menu changes with the seasons, and set menus are offered on special days of the year. On Valentine’s Day for example a four-course dinner included a roulade of smoked salmon, Mascarpone cheese...More

Thank david b
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was mentioned to us a few weeks ago but last night was our first opportunity to go there. This is a hidden gem in a little strip mall. We almost passed it. The decor is delightful. You feel like you are dining in...More

Thank Barbara E
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What do the dollar signs ( $$ - $$$ ) represent. I am from French and we do not have this on our menus over there
February 17, 2017|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
No idea.
can you bring your own wine
October 23, 2015|
Response from marc p | Reviewed this property |
yes the owner has never givin me a problem with my own wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Lake Ave, Saint James, NY 11780-2259
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Saint James
  • Phone Number: +1 631-584-5686
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