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La Voile

#15 of 2,373 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 - 10:30 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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314 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great little French spot! Very good service and a nice outdoor space. The real downside is the pricing, which is basically outrageous other than the sandwiches, which are just "overpriced." The funniest thing is their menu at the street talks about how bistrots are "inexpensive" traditional French restaurants, meanwhile they charge $23 for mussels and fries. They are correct, bistros... More 

Thank David P
Ottawa, Canada
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my son here for a very special birthday on good recommendation but was sadly disappointed. The evening started out fine with lovely wine and fantastic soup and salads. So excited for my steak frites and my sins whole fish. My steak was over cooked and cold. I'm sure it had been pre cooked and warmed up. I needed a... More 

Thank Lizzy9663
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorites - in the summer eating outside watching people shopping Newbury Street - in the winter sipping fish soup on a chilly afternoon. The food is always good and the service friendly and welcoming. Our favorite meal is the soup de poisson and the sole meuniere.

Thank ICFD5
Rancho Mirage, California
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

LaVoile is such a find in a city that has so many wonderful venues for dining. This beautiful but small venue is so authentic you would believe that you are actually dining in The City of Lights. From the moment you enter the staff is engaging and concerned that your dining experience is one to be remembered. Their menu is... More 

Thank Ed W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first restaurant I went to in Boston. It was expensive compared to the restaurants that I usually go to but it was definitely worth it. I had some delicious duck that came with raisings, a wonderful sauce and some sweet potato puree. The service was amazing too, the waiter´s name was Federico who also kindly gave me... More 

Thank Ricardo E
Auckland, NZ
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135 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our son to dinner at La Voile to celebrate his birthday. Travelling from NZ we made reservations 8 weeks in advance and were therefore surprised to be told on arrival that there was no table available for us. We were offered a small round high table in the bar area but made our displeasure at this known and... More 

Thank GeoMo
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hace just eaten here, the Wine list is a good selection of french wines only. The fish was really good and they adapted the dish to allergies. Highly recommended!

Thank Beatriz O
Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little Gem in Boston if you want good French cuisine. Start with a classic French Onion soup and follow by Scallops. Cosy restaurant but tables for two a little close for a romantic meal!

Thank Michael G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's as if you teleported to Cannes when you walk through the door. Wonderful staff and excellent Southern French cuisine. Dover sole is superb and wine selection is impressive.

Thank Marina D
Long Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived on a wet evening into a warm, very French-style bistro. Our meal was perfect, our waiter very accomplished. He recommended a perfect wine to go with my Mussels and never made us feel rushed, despite that fact that he was the sole waiter for the entire room that had 2 large parties (one of 8, the other of 6)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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?

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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