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La Voile

#16 of 2,377 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Back Bay
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261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Fairfield / Gloucester)
+1 617-587-4200
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an excellent dinner at La Voile. The ambiance was fun, the dining outstanding, the service impeccable and the wine list superior. The restaurant is small and cozy decorated with sailing photos and models. The waiters and the sommelier were knowledgeable and very friendly as well as attentive. I started with excellent mussels in a delicious broth. Several of... More 

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Thank Matthew J
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best culinary experiences we've ever had! Our server Luisa was fantastic! From the cocktails to the great quality of the food & the ambience!😍🙌🏻 If We could only return every single day to dine there, life will be perfect. 👌🏻

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Thank Briseida D
Arlington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Voile offers a real French atmosphere.and food. The food is wonderful with a prix fix menu if you want, and a nice selection of wine. In summer you can eat outside, right on Newbury Street. My number one French restaurant in Boston at a reasonable price.

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Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dad lunch in this lovely Newbury St. restaurant with 3 other girlfriends on a snowy Saturday afternoon. Food was excellent and bloody Mary's were deliciously spicy. We shared the mushroom risotto and escargot as appetizers. I ordered the prosciutto salad and the others had quiche. Quiche was the best we've ever tasted. We also had coffee with bailey's, a... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic French bistro, a tad noisy, not the quiet and elegant place we had hoped for and as it appears on the web, but excellent food, excellent service. The place was very busy on a weekend night, but it all worked like clockwork. Wines by the glass had been superbly selected; my friend liked her Trintaudon. The background music was... More 

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Bayport, New York
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect Newbury Street experience on a cold January night was had by my wife and me. Food, service, ambiance were all perfect . The staff couldn't be friendlier. La Voile gives a lie to the haughty French stereotype.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been all over France, especially the Cote d'Azur, and I know French food. This was the real thing, in Boston! Even if it's pretty high priced, you are simply not going to eat this well unless you go to France. And the wine list...extensive, with bottles that would be hard to find even if you knew where to look... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the rib eye steak, which we found tender and quite juicy, but a little sinewy. It was good for the price, though, and the garlic butter sauce (I can't recall the full name) complimented the steak very well. FYI - the "Taste of France" three-course menu for $45 will probably give you the most bang for your buck.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely ambience, reasonably spacious, not too noisy, but mediocre cooking, and unreasonably expensive...there are far better restaurants nearby for a lot less money. Dover sole lacked the taste that makes it special, rare, and expensive (but it was still expensive). Duck was tough. Beans were soggy and overcooked. Onion soup lacked character. Bread was pedestrian. Wine was unreasonably expensive.

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Damariscotta, Maine
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Sitting elbow to elbow was not much fun as my waiter had to bump me to serve the next table - but the food was a delight for all four of us. Very French and well done with all that one expects of sauces and preparations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Back Bay

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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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