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La Voile

261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
+1 617-587-4200
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (54 reviews)
“dover sole” (25 reviews)
“entrecote” (8 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tried recently because I missed my trip to France. All dishes were beautiful, but the risotto was way too rich. The dessert, strawberry mousse cake was crazy sweet (Any dessert came to US became sweeter??) The appetizer is like a cold vegetable quiche which is...More

Thank Min C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a predominantly French cuisine restaurant in the very chic Newbury Street. It has a small outside patio and a big basement interior. Most of the servers speak French (as well as English) but our waiter, who spoke excellent French, turned out to be...More

Thank EricSurrey_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunched and began with mussels which were good but not the best I've had. Lucca in the North End (a few years ago) had the best ones ever but sadly removed them from their menu.We also had the foie gras followed by steak and fries....More

Thank Erika S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here tonight - excellent! She had the potato leek soup,and loved it. I had the French onion and it was terrific. We shared the escargot and that was super. Nice bottle of French cab. My wife had a shrimp entree...More

Thank JimW551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THE restaurant in Boston. Excellent food, remarquable wine list. Very nice decoration. But overall, the efficient and friendly support of the whole team welcoming you in this great place. My wife and myself had memorable times there. We will definitely come back.

Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Voile back bay "bat son plein" , is still going strong. Wonderful French Bistrot atmosphere, great selection of food and wine, and a critical mass of real French staff. I live in fear of decline, the day the owner-manager steps away from on site...More

Thank pierr0tg0urmand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After strolling down Newberry street we found this place that we had reserved. Even at 6 pm the place was half full and was bustling by 7. Our waiter spoke English and French fluently and had worked in Air France's first class and grown up...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is what one experiences when one is in a French city or village at a typical French bistro. From the snug tables to food and wait staff pleasant atmosphere with good food. The whole se bass was prepared to perfection. Very moist, hints of...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

La Voile is rather an upscale bistro than a restaurant. However, that benefits to a solidity of its concept. La Voile bears a unique ambiance, very authentic, very touching. Definitely not pressing - very friendly in case you know where you had come to and...More

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 14 May 2017

La Voile is a very nice space on Newberry Street in Boston. The restaurant varies from the very casual to moderately formal. Very casual is largely on the terrace which, given the amount of foot and auto traffic on Newberry Street, would not be everyone’s...More

Thank corgi1234
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Anne K
is there private dining?
26 January 2017|
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Response from DavidandLydia1116 | Reviewed this property |
Private dining is available and calling first to reserve is highly recommended.
Zoe M
What is appropriate dress? My husband only brought jeans.
22 September 2016|
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Response from V V | Reviewed this property |
Jeans work, especially on the outside.
Norman W
Do plan a special menu for NYears Eve? We have reservations but were just wondering....
12 November 2015|
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Response from MichaelLondon_ON | Reviewed this property |
If they do have a special menu, it's been my experience over many years that the special meals for New Year always turn out to be disappointing in quality and usually overpriced.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-587-4200
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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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