We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

La Voile

#17 of 2,364 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Fairfield / Gloucester)
+1 617-587-4200
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

496 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 448: English reviews
Damariscotta, Maine
Level Contributor
130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Peregrine1111
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Duck was delicious and had surprising flavor combinations. I would recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning. I usually avoid restaurants on Newbury St but decided to give this one a try on a whim- very glad I did!

Thank Jaclyn T
Floral Park, New York
Level Contributor
105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First discovered on Christmas night a few years ago and have made it a definite stop when visiting Boston. Typically have dinner in the bar area where it is very comfortable and cozy. Service is good and the wine list is excellent. Great selections of French reds which is to be expected. Real French classic atmosphere with excellent traditional dishes... More 

Thank Battleship12
Waltham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a lengthy discussion with our New Years' Eve birthday girl and her desire to visit a French restaurant, we researched Boston's usual haunts and were sad to see so many mixed reviews. However, with La Voile's high ratings we decided to make a reservation and nothing - nothing - was a disappointment. Even our welcome to the bistro was... More 

Thank DavidandLydia1116
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met an old friend there for lunch. Very nice ambience, decor and service. The waiter let us take our time and we were there three hours. The menu was balanced, prices were reasonable considering the location and the kind of restaurant. My friend had two glasses of nice white wine for about $11 a glass. With dessert we decided... More 

Thank joethewrangler
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great find. Evidently someone dismantled a successful restaurant from Cannes France and put it back together on trendy Newbury Street in Boston. The whole atmosphere was great - the decor, the service, the staff, and the food. Dining at La Voile was an absolute treat for me and my wife. And the cost of dinner was extremely reasonable.... More 

Thank Andrew S
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to La Voile was for Christmas dinner. I'll be back. The restaurant was packed with happy people, and the staff handled the crowd with aplomb. There are so few French restaurants/bistros in the Boston area that it's a joy to know La Voile is here. Its fois gras is superb--both seared and in a terrine. I had... More 

Thank amherst_reader
Level Contributor
51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very typical French restaurant in America. This one is at a good location, has nice deco and ambience. Staff are friendly and courteous. Even foods are good. From the selection of seafood or meat, I ordered rib-eye and that was not bad. Would definitely visit again for family gatherings.

Thank Don Y
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
150 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there with some old friends on Christmas Day and have found the experience better with each visit. Service was perfect, friendly staff, manager outstanding and helpful, food was excellent as was the ambiance. French staff give it the feeling your in Cannes!! Looking forward to my next visit!!!

Thank Sean M
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a lovely date night with my wife for her birthday at La Voile. The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Enjoyed the moules frites and a nice selection of cheese. Will definitely come back

Thank totocol

Travelers who viewed La Voile also viewed


Been to La Voile? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, 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 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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Voile and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Quechee, Vermont

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from La Voile staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • 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.
Explore this neighborhood