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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
261 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2402
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a professional reunion of fellow hand surgeons. Easy walking distance from Hynes Convention Center. The room for our group was the perfect size. I'm a vegetarian so the entree was soso for a fancy place. The salad was outstanding: a meal almost in itself....More

Thank artthiel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we are not in France, we are thinking about being in France! For those homesick for the old country, this is an address you should have in mind. Clearly, great effort and expense have been employed, as well as a congenial wait staff, to...More

Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here. Excellent French cuisine, fresh ingredients, very tasty, ample wine list, knowledgeable servers in describing food and wine. Excellent culinary experience. Highly recommend it.

Thank bugasm101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only bad part about La Voile is the parking. We ended up parking in the Prudential Center but it was worth the walk. Hidden away, down a flight of stairs, is an excellent French bistro. The food was quintessential French bistro cuisine. The service...More

Thank HughDonovan
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Great location for this gorgeous french restaurant. Fully booked but service was exception. Food didn’t take long to come. We did the three course set menu for $45. To die for food.

Thank Lucy T
Reviewed 22 July 2018

On a beautiful day we had a pleasant lunch out on the patio. We shared the quiche and the risotto. The quiche wasn't a standard and was very tasty. They served fresh bread before the meal was served which was very good. While the portions...More

Thank jkferg
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We have been going to this place for many years and have been increasingly disappointed. The last time we went this week -and it will be indeed the last time-, we were squeezed on the overcrowded terrace and we ordered the $45 menu; the gazpacho...More

Thank Theo309
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Great little place on Newbury, can be easily overlooked. Went there on a Saturday night and didn’t have much hope to get a table after we read all the good reviews. We were seated on the patio within 10 minutes of our arrival! Small tables...More

Thank rfrueh
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Felt a little like being in Europe. Strolling Newberry in the mid afternoon and significant other wanted a glass of wine. Kitchen was not open so ordered their Bordeaux and cheese spread. It was so good we came back the next day for a bottle...More

Thank dafif
Reviewed 7 June 2018

service outstanding, food was excellent, ambience truly amazing and is where only a connosieur will find it!

Thank cybersoto
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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