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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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“escargot” (43 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
“dover sole” (25 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect place for Sunday lunch on a warm September day, watching the world go by on Newbury Street. Good food, good wine, good service and as a bonus good company - we struck up a conversation with a charming Irish couple at the next...More

Thank Roman S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant and because of a mess up in the reservation (my fault), we didn't have a table. They sat us in the bar at a high top table. We didn't miss a beat. Frankly it may have been a little bit...More

1  Thank Rick H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely French restaurant on Newberry St in Boston was the perfect venue for my son's bday dinner. The service was impeccable & the food/wine list perfect as well. They offer delicious menu options of fish or beef along with traditional French dishes like escargot....More

Thank ElizabethRath
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is downstairs on Newbury Street and well worth the visit! We went as a group of four. For appetizers we had the Chacuterie plate and the Escargots. My friend loves those little snails and thought they were excellent. The chacuterie plate was delicious...More

Thank Morey G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined at La Voile for the first time this past Saturday for dinner, and it was just wonderful! We were seated in a quaint room by the fireplace and enjoyed a bottle of red wine and the cheese plate. Our server, Alex, was very...More

Thank Deven R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for our anniversary. Ambiance was very nice eating on the Newbury st sidewalk with the French brasserie experience (servers and decor). Started with foiegras, escargot and cheese plates. All exceptional. Nice bottle of Pinot. I had the duck and my wife had beef filet....More

Thank mlyons205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful French bistro with a small bar and outdoor patio seating. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced. We come here often and always enjoy a lovely meal. The whole herb-roasted chicken for two (presented table side) is the best deal...More

Thank 1diningcouple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great surprise to find outdoor seating, a dog friendly atmosphere and wonderful french food. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. He kept our champagne icy cold in a hanging bucket. I had the fixed price 3 course lunch. My salad was tasty and...More

Thank Randi4712
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, wonderful service....for a special romantic night. Food was great. We had a wonderful glass of wine, nice sour dough bread and I had the scallops. Great choice. My meal was $34, alittle pricy but great!!

Thank WorthRemembering
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The drinks were delicious and they had a wonderful atmosphere, it felt like a small Parisian bistro. I had the pate and the duck confit, which was excellent. We got les choix (creme puffs) for dessert and I swear the chocolate sauce was Hersey's syrup....More

Thank Emmy105
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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
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 - 22:30
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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