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La Voile

#18 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
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261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402 (Fairfield / Gloucester)
+1 617-587-4200
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was a lovely find and we shall be back. The decor was warm and welcoming as were the staff. The menu was very varied and appealing. Our food was well presented and very tasty. All in all, a good restaurant.

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Thank xanhology
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was walking down Newbury Rd. in March and it was very cold with an unpleasant drizzling snow/rain. I was cold, wet and hungry so I entered the first little restaurant that looked attractive to me ... La Voile. And from there on it was all a delight even though I was solo. I had like the most cliche French... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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443 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here in in our second night in Boston as I had remembered this restaurant from a visit a few years ago. It has a good French brasserie feel and serves very good quality food. We shared a blue cheese salad to start; I then had an excellent duck magret and my son had the mussels, again well done. With... More 

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Thank Steve J
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

True French gem hidden in the busy Newbury Street in Boston. The minute you enter, you think you are in France and when you start eating, the dream is complete! You are definitely transported there! It is so typically French that you even end up talking to your neighbors as we often do in my native country of France. I... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good solid and simple menu that doesn't have pages of choices. The food is to a great standard and very tasty. The wine selection is excellent and the server we had knew what he was talking about - which is refreshing in Boston as so many don't and 'wing it' frequently. I had La Lyonnaise Salad for starter which... More 

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Indianapolis
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice. A true french brasserie in Boston the restaurant, small and intimate (intimate being the euphemism for tables are that are close) but not unlike many of places one finds in Europe. The staff is very accommodating and service was very good. The wait staff was cordial and friendly without being intrusive. The bread was a crusty... More 

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EAST WOODSTOCK
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I dined here and enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere is very comfortable and relaxed, with attractive decor tied to the theme of sailing, in line with the restaurant's name. The service was attentive and cordial, and our waiter was very helpful in answering our questions, such as the background details of the four cheeses on the... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Having eaten several times at their restaurant in Boston, I had been itching to try their Brookline restaurant minutes from where I live. Last week I went their for lunch with my girlfriends and was disappointed. First of all the service was aweful and it was not crowded. The waiter did not seem to care about us at all.. we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Came here with a couple friends for Restaurant Week last night and was pleasantly surprised by the very authentic brasserie vibe. For $38 it was a very good deal: small starter of foie gras terrine, entrée of duck breast (again, smallish portion), and finished with a very nice assortment of petit-fours with a little crème brulee. The quality of everything... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were recommended to come here by a friend who loves this place, we had never heard of it despite living in Boston for the past 7 years. He equated the restaurant and its family-owned style to Sol Azteca in Brookline, which is also awesome. So I brought my husband here for his birthday this week - it was fabulous.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 80
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
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
Description
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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