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La Voile

#12 of 2,356 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
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261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402 (Fairfield / Gloucester)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside on a beautiful Sunday evening. First observation is that there is virtually no lighting on the patio where we sat.(left side of patio) Hard to see the menu and literally couldn't see what we eating. We ordered the beet salad which was good. One entrée of scallops and one duck magret. The flavor was good not great.... More 

Thank zingmaster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a visit to Boston, we found ourselves on Boylston St. and decided to try La Voile as a result of the good reviews on TA. Not a surprise in terms of menu choices- very French. We shared escargot then enjoyed the mussels choosing different broths. The spicy saffron was very good. Service excellent. Friendly and perfectly attentive. No complaints.

Thank bermiekedo
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We felt like we were transported to France. The food and service were wonderful. We ate here for lunch and would love to go back for dinner.

Thank Jane M
Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant, being close to our hotel, seemed like a convenient choice. It was so much more than that. The food was incredible, the service was wonderful and it was truly one of the highlights of our entire trip!

Thank hazeleyes7896
Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has a truly French feeling, with good food and service. Outside seating is great, but the bar area and restaurant areas are equally nice.

Thank Jurgen P
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a week night for a work dinner. Service is very average and clearly the waiters are not French trained. They are hap-hazard and can't understand anything. The food is nothing to write home about either and far too expensive for what it delivers. This time, sat inside and could hardly hear anything, as the acoustics are terrible.... More 

Thank copperbottom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside Friday evening with my wife and daughter. Great wine, amazing food, and fantastic service. Will look forward to our next visit.

Thank Tom C
Valencia, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my dad and my brother and had a great time with a great meal and great service. Muscles with curry and lobster rice were amazing.

Thank budlake
Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good French food and wine...right on Newbury street....outside dining available and priceless on a summer night...they even gave us Champagne once they learned it was my birthday dinner...will always go back there whenever in Boston

Thank drdogans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this wee place by chance wandering around Back Bay, looking for a non-extortionate place for dinner. Set 3 course at $38 was appealing (cheap in comparison with much around) and place was busy. So gave it a try. It was excellent : every dish was tasty and portions sensible, no enormous plates you can't (or shouldn't) eat. Wine was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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: 6175874200
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

Neighborhood Profile
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.