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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%
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“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 6 days ago

There are two locations to this restaurant: one on Newbury and the other in Brookline on Beacon. Good food but slow service. The Fois Gras terrine hit the spot and so did the risotto. High levels of noise at the Brookline location makes conversations almost...More

Thank jfayyad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intimate French restaurant in a semi basement in Newbury street. Warmly greeted in French and seated in a quite corner of the restaurant. Excellent atmosphere and ambience, helped by the lovely mixture of French and English being spoken by the friendly and attentive staff. Excellent...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try the restaurant due to a friend's recommendation. We sat outside which was ok. The tables are really close to each other and nothing inviting about the patio. Service was ok but the food was great. Wish my beef was a little bit...More

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and service escargot and onion soup were starters and the duck was cooked perfectly. Sat right down even though we were 20 minutes early. Very nice outside seating

Thank jay68104
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 10 June 2017

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 7 June 2017

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 4 June 2017 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 28 May 2017

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 27 May 2017 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
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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 –
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Anne K
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
22 September 2016|
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Response from V V | Reviewed this property |
Jeans work, especially on the outside.
Norman W
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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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
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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