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Voila The Bistro

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244 Lake Ave, Saint James, NY 11780-2259
+1 631-584-5686
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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New York
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, attentive service, delicious food - & so close to home! Recommend the crab cakes entree, as well as the lemon custard dessert. Others at the table enjoyed their roast pork main and chocolate bread pudding dessert. No complaints, no matter what was selected. Have eaten here twice, & we will return.

Thank PhillyFanNewYork
Setauket, New York
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122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I opted for the seafood soup to start, it was batter than anything I had in Marseilles. For those who like a strong seafood flavor, this your soup. It had a few croutons to compliment the broth. Next I had a seared scallops, again done to perfection. Creamy potatoes and the leaves from broccoli rabb rounded out the dish. The... More 

Thank John F
Nesconset, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have been coming here for several years and have never had a bad meal. The food has been consistently good and it is better than most higher end restaurants on Long Island. The owner always seems to be there and in the kitchen overseeing the preparation. We like the food,service and ambiance.

Thank bruceaudrey
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Recently a group of friends dined herefor lunch. We were the only people in the restaurant and after lunch I realized why. We ordered from the prie fix menu with limited choices. The mussels entree was 6 mussels baked and laid side by side seasoned with sand Iike bread crumbs and a too sweet sauce. The beet appetizer was good... More 

Thank BenzgalS550
Perth, Australia
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600 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were staying with friends in St James and they told us this is their favourite restaurant. It's lovely and quiet so you can have a conversation, the staff is polite and knowledgable and the food delicious. You can take your own wine. We ate off the fixed price menu and every dish was excellent.

Thank Peach P
Long Island, New York
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We have been to this restaurant many times for both lunch and dinner. It is very quiet, which we like since most restaurants are so noisy on a Saturday evening that we can't hear people at the table. There were eight of us and the food and atmosphere were great. Portions are small so take that into account when ordering.... More 

Thank anneH3544PU
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

It is always a pleasure to dine at this quiet, inviting restaurant. The menu changes with the seasons, and set menus are offered on special days of the year. On Valentine’s Day for example a four-course dinner included a roulade of smoked salmon, Mascarpone cheese and spinach, followed by a Grenadine poached pear with lump crab meat and sesame lime... More 

Thank david b
Commack, New York
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was mentioned to us a few weeks ago but last night was our first opportunity to go there. This is a hidden gem in a little strip mall. We almost passed it. The decor is delightful. You feel like you are dining in Paris. The wait staff is very efficient. The food is displayed beautifully and the taste... More 

Thank Barbara E
New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Just had a great dinner with good friends at Voila. The food was excellent (try the braised short ribs), nice selection of wines at reasonable prices and great service.

Thank DuffyMich
Lake Grove, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Service and atmosphere is great, the food is ok, could perk up the menu and increase quality of ingredients.

2 Thank Mary Lou C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Lake Ave, Saint James, NY 11780-2259
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Saint James
  • Phone Number: +1 631-584-5686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?