1855 La voile wine bar

4.7
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$30 and under
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French
From our seasonally inspired small plates, to full course meals, we invite you to savor every bite. Deepen your love of French wines by immersing yourself in the flavors and aromas of 1855’s selection of over 250 French wines as our sommeliers procure the perfect pairing for your meal. Our inviting bistro will immerse you in the world of wine, with chairs crafted by a local carpenter out of wine barrels, and tables made from wooden wine case. Give into temptation and indulge in our dessert menu featuring a trio of wine ice cream, as well as chocolate parfait and other seasonal desserts.

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vipHendrata
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. The restaurant is a bit small so make sure you have a reservation, but that makes the setting a bit more private / cozy

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Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for visiting, Hendrata. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your experience with us. We sincerely appreciate your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our new favorite for casual dining...

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Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you! We are so honored to receive such a distinction. We look forward to the next of many returns. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipCapegirl
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Boston Dine Out-had never been. It was AMAZING! Service was so attentive but not intrusive. Could actually have a nice quiet conversation as music and others diners at modest level. Their choices for Dine Out were delicious. Will most surely return.

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Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us for for Dine-Out Boston. We are so pleased you chose to spend your evening with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We hope to welcome you back again soon for another exceptional experience. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This French restaurant is a new take on some French classics and they are pretty tasty. We enjoyed our meals and cocktails here. The dishes are very flavorful and perfectly executed. The service was great and friendly. Price point was fair for Newbury Street venue. The atmosphere was perfect for 7s since it was Sunday night. We would definitely go back there again.

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Responded on March 9, 2020

Hello and Thank You for taking the time to leave us a review about you experience. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your time with us here at 1855 Bar à Vin. Our team is dedicated to bringing a wonderful and authentic atmosphere to our guest and we are very happy that you experienced our best. We look forward to another exceptional visit. Thank you for sharing. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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Nelsonsdad
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The wine list is extensive, as you would expect, with a great selection of wines by the glass in addition to wines by the bottle. We shared the carpaccio and mussel appetizers which were quite good. The lamb chops were flavorful but a little more done than the requested medium. The butter poached was also flavorful and mostly tender but the tips of the claws were a bit hard and chewy. Service was attentive and friendly. We would return for the wines and the appetizers.

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Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for visiting, Nelsonsdad. We are pleased to know that your experience with us was one you would return for and recommend to others. We appreciate your feedback on and will be certain to relay it as such to our chef. We are always hoping to exceed expectations and look forward to using your genuine feedback as a learning tool. Thank you again for sharing and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. -The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipCeline
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food , service and ambiance were outstanding!! Jerome the Manager is always gracious and make you feel right at home! Best French experience 😎 Excellent!

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Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you, Celine. We are so happy to read your review. We work very hard to make a great experience for our guest and are so pleased to see you enjoyed the best we have to offer. Our team eagerly awaits your net visit. -The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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Great
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, value, quality and service. We have dined there twice in the last eight days and each time was a delight. Wait staff and manager were wonderful. Highly recommended.

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Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We sincerely appreciate the recommendation and your lovely reviews. We are so glad you enjoyed your experiences with us so much. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another exceptional visit. Thank you again. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a birthday and had an amazing night! Service was fantastic, food was amazing, and wine was incredible!

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Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us, we are honored. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this review and we are so pleased to know you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for sharing. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Valentines

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipKarenM
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were at 1855 on Valentines' Day. The decor and ambience was very sweet. There was a fixed price menu so we didn't experience their entire menu, but the food we had was wonderful!

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Hello Karen, Thank you for your recommendation and for choosing us for your Valentine's celebration. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for the opportunity to partake in our full menu. Thank you again. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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BostonFoodie
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1855 is a gem. Its creme-brulee foie gras is amazing, as well as a number of their other dishes (e.g. scallops in truffle bechamel, mushroom short rib risotto). Their cocktails are fun, and they have a huge selection of imported wines and spirits. The staff is well-trained and able to pair wine selections to your meal with ease. I go here usually once every 6 months (to celebrate some sort of special occasion). I would 100% recommend everyone eat here at least once.

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Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you so very much for your extremely kind review, BostonFoodie. We love having you and sincerely appreciate your patronage. Our team likes nothing more than to help celebrate and create lasting memories with us. We look forward to your next occasion and welcoming you back for another exceptional experience. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipKennethO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Will return

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Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you, Kenneth. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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AlyssaJ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the ambience, it’s cozy, intimate, and classy. You almost forget you’re in Boston. It's great for a night out with friends, and solo dining. The service is great! The sommelier Mathieu is friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. They offer a nice variety of wines. The quality of the food is great, I just wish there were more meat free options.

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Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you, Alyssa. We are so pleased to hear of your exceptional experience with us. Our team works hard at creating the best atmosphere possible for our guests and we appreciating knowing your visit was what we strive for. Mathieu will also appreciate knowing he helped make your experience all that much better. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipsuzanned
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely adore this place . small, intimate and exceptional quality . great for a date !

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Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you so much, Suzanne! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with - we hope we can welcoming you back again soon for another exceptional experience with our team. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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BillM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, leisurely service. No feeling of being rushed out on New Year’s Eve

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Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for joining us to ring in the new year, 2020. We appreciate your choosing to celebrate with us! Thank you very much for the recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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npcarey
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed 1855 very much. The service was excellent, the sommelier was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. Cheaper than a trip to Paris!

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you, npcarey! We love hearing of experiences like this - we are always trying to bring a little bit of France to Boston and we are so happy to know you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Got a cheese plate and 2 glasses of wine. Nice offerings of French wine by the glass and French cheese. I felt, however, that the olive bread served distracted from the cheese.

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for visiting. We appreciate your feedback and are always looking to hear from our guests. Thank you for sharing. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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darkov
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was not bad ... but not amazing either. I suppose I was expecting more given the price, the location, and the promise of authentic French food.

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Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you for visiting, darkov and for your feedback. Our team works hard to provide the best in service, cuisine and atmosphere and we are disappointed to hear your visit missed the mark. We hope you will return and have the exceptional experience we love providing. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipPOPOJIJO
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was warm and efficient Matt, our server, was very good and knew both the food and the wine.
Both the meat (lamb) and the fish (salmon) dishes were well prepared and excellent.
Good wine choices and nice local atmosphere... Will return in the future in the Back Bay of Boston.

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Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for visiting, Popojijo. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Matt is an integral part of our team and will be happy to know he helped elevate your experience. Our whole team looks forward to welcoming you back again soon. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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JacquelineH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find!! Perfect spot for a nice glass of wine, an outstanding charcuterie tray and French ambience!

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Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you, Jacqueline. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back again soon for another exceptional experience. Thank you for sharing. - The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipMichaelC
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Downstairs is great as well.

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Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you, Michael! We look forward to your next visit. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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viplikegoodfood
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the food, staff and all. Menu has lovely choices and all quite tasty.

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Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipJenF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice meal - we had the scallops appetizer, lamb chops, seared tuna, and apple tart, all very nicely prepared, and a lovely bottle of wine from an extensive wine list. Service was great.

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Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for visiting, JenF. Our team appreciates you taking the time to leave such a nice review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipbgourmand
New England
272 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a more casual offshoot of La Voile, with a simple and smaller menu and lower prices. It is a little cramped, with small tables up against the walls, but pretty good value and nice service. We had the lamb which was delicious.

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Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you, bgourmand. We are glad to hear your enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to your next visit. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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DanaM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice relaxed place for a good casual meal. Somewhat limited menu, but offers a good variety and the food is good - as is the wine selection. It's a small place, but nice and cozy for 2 or 4 people at a very reasonable price for Newbury St!

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Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you for visiting, DanaM. We hope to welcome you back again soon. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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JayR
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice time, service was particularly excellent. The wine list is outstanding and the appetizer and entrees were all very good.

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Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you, JayR! We look forward to your next visit. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipElena
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice French place with a cozy atmosphere and real French vibe:)

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Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you for visiting, Elena. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to serving you again. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipEricS
New England
51 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location, cute atmosphere, nice wine list. Chicken sandwich was salty but excellent. Beef risotto and bourguignon were good too. Prices lower than expected on Newbury street.

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Responded on October 20, 2019

Thank you for visiting, EricS. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipRF191
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! Great food, great service, and VERY reasonable prices.

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Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you, RF. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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DavidG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well-prepared food in an informal setting. Relatively small, but interesting menu.

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Responded on October 31, 2019

Thank you for visiting, David. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipPDXTrish
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff who are fluent in French and never rush you. This is how French bistros in the US should be done!

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for spending your evening with us, PDXTrish! We are so pleased to hear your enjoyed your experience so much. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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MargaretP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine and attentive service. Highly recommended.

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Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for visiting, Margaret. Our team is pleased to hear of your excellent experience - we appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to your next 1855 Bar à Vin experience. Bar The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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TomB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food and expert service especially in recommending wine pairing. Have the roasted mussels!! The noise level was an appropriate buzz for anonymity and conversation. A really nice experience.

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Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you, TomB for visiting and sharing your experience. Our team hopes to welcome you back again soon for an equally lovely visit. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team baravin1855@gmail.con

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StephenO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wine,and service were all exemplary. I’ll definitely be back.

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you StephenO, we look forward to your next experience. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipSIdiner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous wine bar on Newbury Street. Extensive wine list and fun menu. We had several appetizers which were beautifully presented and delicious. It was packed but service was attentive and friendly. So glad we chose to eat here while in Boston !

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you, Sldiner. We look forward to welcoming you back again for another great experience on your next visit to Boston. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipKristinF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there 2x lately and enjoyed myself. Our waiter was terrific - charming, alert to our needs and helpful.

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Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you, Kristin. We look forward to welcoming you back again for another great experience. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipDonW
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine, superb food. Cheese plate bountiful with great cheese. French touch of dishes evident seems authentic with good prices in casual outdoor cafe setting

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Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you for visiting, DonW. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The 1855 Bar à Vin Team

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vipBostonfoodie
New England
3 reviews