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La Voile

4.7
4.7
4505 Reviews
$30 and under
French
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 587-4200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Raphael Lambert

  • Catering

    La Volie would be delighted to cater your next event! lavoilecatering@gmail.com | 617-283.7001<br />Contact Jérôme Bergère

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jerome: (844) 241-2105

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Fairfield / Gloucester

  • Parking details

    Near La Voile, The prudential parking garage.

  • Public transit

    Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 4,505 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    French

  • Boston

    French

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  1. HC

    HappyCamper623

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night. Fantastic service and atmosphere
  2. DE

    DilhanE

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to have a meal. The service was great, the food was delicious
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    They’ve got a nice thing going here. It was a little cramped inside but the service was impeccable and the food was terrific. Not on reasonably priced for Boston. Will definitely come here again
  4. KB

    KellyB

    New England

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Very slow service. Ordered the duck but a different t cut so did not taste like duck . Delicious ham soup. I would go again
  5. j

    james

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure
  6. J

    Julie

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about La Voile. So French! The bartender made a perfect French 75, and waiter, Alec was not only charming but extremely knowledgeable. We will be back.
  7. E

    Elizabeth

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I've never had a meal here that I didn't love. The service was warm and attentive, we never felt rushed at all, and the food and drinks were as wonderful as always.
  8. T

    Todd

    New England

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood was prepared beautifully and delicious 3 course meal reasonably priced Good service nice wine list. Atmosphere fantastic
  9. AN

    ANTONIOL

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Lunch was alright at best. Staff was awesome though!
  10. P

    Pepper

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fabulous appetizers and a limited entree selection. Crowded but not too loud. Waitstaff was very good, despite a delay in the kitchen. The only pause I’d have in going back is that there are so many great restaurants that aren’t quite as expensive. A little over the top for the overall experience and quality.
  11. l

    localguy

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regular there for a reason. It is, as we call it , saving air-fare to Paris and France.
  12. GR

    GaryR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always terrific experience at LaVoile. Alex, Jerome and the rest of the team do a great job! The food is always well done with nice contrasting and collaborating flavors. Great wine list! Nice work Alex!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. S

    Stephanie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, approved from a French native!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent repas en famille avec nos deux garçons. Mes enfants ont adoré. Mon garcon de 10 ans a prit 2 entrées (pas de menu enfant) et c’était parfait. Le service est excellent et beaucoup de choix de bon vin. Nous y retournerons c’est certain.
  15. D

    Dee8

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found La Voile with the Dine Out Boston choices and are glad we selected it during our stay in Boston. We went early and had excellent service, food and ambiance. Would definitely return. 5 STARS!
  16. JH

    JenniferH

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the service and food was excellent. Big shout out to Alex..
  17. RT

    RichardT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courteous staff and delicious food. A bit pricey but manageable.
  18. DE

    DonE

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars. My go-to is the duck. My wife loves the fois grais. The ambiance is only enhanced by the service. If the weather is good dine outdoors. This is one of all-time favorite restaurants- and we travel extensively.
  19. CG

    CulinaryGuru

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely spot and a family favorite for us. The staff is very friendly and the recommendations are spot on!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food n spectacular service as always!
  21. JM

    JaniceM

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A most charming place. Great service and great wine menu. We started with two delicious apps - Mussels Marniere and the Escargots. Our main meals of Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin and Roasted Duck Breast were perfectly cooked. We shared a delicious pastry (can't recall the name) - a flaky pastry filled with a light vanilla cream. We thought this meal was very reasonable for a French restaurant. We will definitely return. Also I noticed a small bar area with a few tables - I thought this would be a great place to stop while in Boston and have a light meal of appetizers and a nice glass of wine.
  22. J

    Jonas

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very french. Excelent if you miss Europe. Bit pricey, but great food.
  23. D

    Donna

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Highly overrated and pretentious. Inedible flavorless duck.
  24. FW

    FrankW

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a very pleasant meal on a very busy night here in Boston
  25. CK

    ChadK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, authentic, and perfectly prepared. The service was precise, friendly, and top-notch. The ambience was clean and enjoyable.
  26. F

    Foodie5

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal Great service
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing, everybody was so nice!! And the food was amazing!
  28. u

    ugottabgood

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are consistently excellent. I usually order the three-course fixed price offering. The $55 price is very fair. Reservations are suggested.
  29. AI

    AIPRes

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We both had fish entrees - which were fresh, very simple (no sauces) but good. The service was pleasant but very slow. We've been to La Voile many times and will likely return.
  30. BM

    BillMc

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 2 different sets of items from Prix Fixe menu and they were both delicious. (1) Pea soup, beef tenderloin & chocolate mousse (2) Heirloom tomatoes, duck & I don't remember the name. The outdoor patio is a lovely place to enjoy dinner in the evening.
  31. m

    mayday

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff were polite, courteous and well informed. We were the last reservation and we were not rushed at all. The food was delicious; foie gras was heavenly. The sole is typically deboned table side but a request to have it done in the kitchen was well received. The decor is older but it provided a comfortable ambience and was very cozy. We will definitely dine there again.
  32. PD

    PhDTigress

    New York Area

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A trip to Boston must include a meal at La Voile. Everything about the restaurant is so authentically French that it feels like dining in Paris. There are tables outdoors and inside. The dining room is intimate and the sea-oriented decor (La Voile means The Sail) is charming. My husband and I enjoyed a duo of foie gras for the first course and sole meuniere for the main. The staff was very personable and highly professional. We were first seated next to a group who were loud, and our request to be moved was handled smoothly. The first wine we chose was not to our taste, and a different wine was brought with no problem. When the check was brought, we learned that the computer system had been problematic for most of the day. The staff had been so calm and professional that we had no idea of the chaos they had been dealing with. We were given dessert wine to thank us for our patience. I could never praise La Voile highly enough.
  33. A

    Amtas

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with family
  34. 0

    0411brunch

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dennis was an excellent waiter, he was courteous, and attentive to his guests
  35. SE

    SandiEzB

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    At first, my guests were skeptical entering the restaurant —too stuffy?? But, we could not be more pleased with the Sea Bass (the most melt-in-your-mouth, delicious piece of fish ever) and the perfectly prepared Grilled Chicken and Salmon w/ Bok Choy. We all enjoyed our meals and would highly recommend…it’s a little pricey, but the sides are reasonable and they didn’t nickel & dime us when we substituted the potatoes for the green beans. The service was excellent, too! Will definitely recommend to friends visiting Boston.
  36. D

    Donna

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service friendly
  37. AE

    AnnE

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our all time favorites - La Voile never disappoints. Service is excellent, food is superb, the warm welcome - toujours tres magnifique! Merci Beaucoup!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at La Voile for two decades and keep going back. It has never been better. Try the Dover Sole.
  39. GP

    GeorgeP

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am always delighted to dine at La Voile. Excellent food and service.
  40. BT

    BizTraveler

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Be whisked away to a Paris wine bar and bistro without leaving Boston. We've always loved coming here. Their outdoor dining setup is such a treat. From the fois gras to the whole sea bass, our meal was exceptional as always and paired with the perfect compliment of French wines.

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La Voile does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

La Voile is rated 4.7 stars by 4505 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for La Voile

261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fairfield / Gloucester

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Near La Voile, The prudential parking garage.

  • Public transit

    Copley square or Hynes Convention Center on Green Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Raphael Lambert

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 587-4200

  • Catering

    La Volie would be delighted to cater your next event! lavoilecatering@gmail.com | 617-283.7001<br />Contact Jérôme Bergère

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Jerome: (844) 241-2105

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