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La Voile

261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
+1 617-587-4200
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (55 reviews)
“dover sole” (30 reviews)
“pommes frites” (10 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

We went for dinner ,had the foie gras for the appetizer ,I preferred the cold over the grilled foie gras .The bread with the foies For the main course I had the Dover sole ,it was average ,clearly frozen and not fresh but decent quite...More

Thank arh0070
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent customer service ie, friendly, accommodating, and professional. Very nice lunch menu and amazing french fries.

Thank yummyeats2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the marathon, my wife didn't want to walk far and it was a raining heavily. Every time we walked by this restaurant the previous 3 days it was busy at dinner time and later in the evening. I checked the reviews on TripAdvisor of...More

Thank AlanCarter
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went to La Voile for Restaurant Week in March 2018 with my girlfriend. We had a fantastic experience all evening with the folks at La Voile. The Prix Fixe menu on Restaurant week was spectacular and didn't feel like too much or too little in...More

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Not a lot of places in Back Bay can you find a 3-course menu for $45. It was quite good, although my steak was not as good as some of the dishes my companions ordered, like the duck. Very extensive wine list, and you can...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Expensive but worth it, we visited this restaurant on two occasions whilst on vacation in Boston, . On the second occasion it was the last rushed experience although the restaurant was very very busy, despite the fact it’s tucked away in a basement , we...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Decided to bring my family to this highly rated French restaurant for dinner. Service is impeccable. Our waiter is courteous and attentive to every detail. However, the food is pretty underwhelming. My appetizer, foie gras, is nice and delicious. The entree, seared black bass, is...More

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Service and food were great. My only complaint is that for a business meeting tables are very close together and the noise level is loud. The 3 course meals are very reasonably priced and the wine selection was good. We had a nice evening.

Thank Southtravellerforyrs
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

The food and service were great. Dover sole and duck were cooked perfectly. Waiter was helpful and attentive. Really one of our very favorite places to eat in Boston.

Thank beeweehingham_MA
Reviewed 15 March 2018

A friend and I ducked in without a reservation (should have had one) and happily sat at the bar (a favorite spot of mine anyway). The restaurant is cozy, the food was wonderful, and the service was fantastic. I felt like a local. The bartender...More

Thank hildey328
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Questions & Answers
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
21 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, Brunch, 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
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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