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La Voile

#13 of 2,368 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
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261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402 (Fairfield / Gloucester)
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Many delicious traditional French meals have been enjoyed here by French expats and foreigners alike. Also nice for a glass of wine and a fine cheese selection on a sunny early fall afternoon, it's on of the few quiet outdoors options on Newbury

Thank lindajparis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I ate a light lunch here. The frisse salad was great with a nice wine list. Service was quite good and attentive. Very much enjoyed sitting outside and watching the Back Bay scene.

Thank foodsterPortland
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at La Voile... holy moly is the duck good! The service was excellent too. We had a party next to us with the most annoying woman who was making the staff run around. The staff handled her with patience and kindness... more than I could've done!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with a party of 6 friends. Crammed around a table that could have been bigger. Wine list was impressive. Server was pleasant. Steak frites was good, but I've had better.

Thank Adam S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good outside seats. Nice natural French feel. Service was efficient and not intrusive. La Quiche (spinach & cheese) was perfect. Les Moules a bit overcooked and under seasoned (for me). Pleasant ambience would encourage another visit

Thank Mike W
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening - had booked a table outside on the patio but, as the rain clouds were gathering, we were reseated inside. A typically bustling French restaurant where the majority of the efficient staff are French, but of the very friendly variety! Our only complaint is that the tables are squeezed a bit too close together. You... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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

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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, 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 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 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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