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La Voile

#20 of 2,392 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
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261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402 (Fairfield / Gloucester)
+1 617-587-4200
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

La Voile is rather an upscale bistro than a restaurant. However, that benefits to a solidity of its concept. La Voile bears a unique ambiance, very authentic, very touching. Definitely not pressing - very friendly in case you know where you had come to and what for. Cuisine - is just right, no extremes. Good, decent onion soup, good magret,... More 

Thank Alex D
Grantham, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Voile is a very nice space on Newberry Street in Boston. The restaurant varies from the very casual to moderately formal. Very casual is largely on the terrace which, given the amount of foot and auto traffic on Newberry Street, would not be everyone’s choice for a dinner. The indoor restaurant has several nice rooms, with adequately spaced tables.... More 

Thank corgi1234
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic, lovely, a nice variety of dishes, great atmosphere, wonderful service, open for lunch or dinner.

Thank Meryl B
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was a lovely find and we shall be back. The decor was warm and welcoming as were the staff. The menu was very varied and appealing. Our food was well presented and very tasty. All in all, a good restaurant.

Thank xanhology
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

I was walking down Newbury Rd. in March and it was very cold with an unpleasant drizzling snow/rain. I was cold, wet and hungry so I entered the first little restaurant that looked attractive to me ... La Voile. And from there on it was all a delight even though I was solo. I had like the most cliche French... More 

London, United Kingdom
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448 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Came here in in our second night in Boston as I had remembered this restaurant from a visit a few years ago. It has a good French brasserie feel and serves very good quality food. We shared a blue cheese salad to start; I then had an excellent duck magret and my son had the mussels, again well done. With... More 

Thank Steve J
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

True French gem hidden in the busy Newbury Street in Boston. The minute you enter, you think you are in France and when you start eating, the dream is complete! You are definitely transported there! It is so typically French that you even end up talking to your neighbors as we often do in my native country of France. I... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

A good solid and simple menu that doesn't have pages of choices. The food is to a great standard and very tasty. The wine selection is excellent and the server we had knew what he was talking about - which is refreshing in Boston as so many don't and 'wing it' frequently. I had La Lyonnaise Salad for starter which... More 

1 Thank DavidGrogan
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Have eaten here twice. A true french brasserie in Boston the restaurant, small and intimate (intimate being the euphemism for tables are that are close) but not unlike many of places one finds in Europe. The staff is very accommodating and service was very good. The wait staff was cordial and friendly without being intrusive. The bread was a crusty... More 

Thank DuffyV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

My daughter and I dined here and enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxed, with attractive decor tied to the theme of sailing, in line with the restaurant's name. The service was attentive and cordial, and our waiter was very helpful in answering our questions, such as the background details of the four cheeses on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
    (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: +1 617-587-4200
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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