La Voile

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$30 and under
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French
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Nice little French style bistro with good food, not outstanding, but good. Gave it a low three star rating for ambience for I did not find the physical distancing to be quite enough for indoor seating. Yes, they may have complied with law but no masks being worn as people ate, much conversation, could not feel completely comfortable. Originally had hoped to eat outside, but rain prevented such.

Go if weather good for outdoor seating, think twice if otherwise

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vipNeil
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience at La Voile; they have implemented seamless COVID-19 procedures and service/food quality surpassed expectations. We live nearby and this was our first time at La Voile. Excellent cocktails as well.

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Diana
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We went for drinks at La Voile accompanied with the charcuterie board and les fromage. Both were very good and very filling. The cocktails could have been better for the price, and we would've preferred some music at our indoor seating. Overall we will come back and are looking forward to trying the dinner menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

I reserved an outdoor table but got put in the patio/garden section which is really just the back alley of Newberry Street, expected to sit up front with my girlfriend who wanted to be at the street level instead got put in a little nook and cranny low down. I’ve been eating here for years hard to believe they don’t recognize a regular customer. Food is always good Although Way overpriced. Boston needs more affordable French restaurants which serve the usual dishes without the heavy price tag

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AdamS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best service I have had in Boston, including more expensive restaurants. The food was impeccable, the Duck Confit and Steak were out of this world. Best wait staff I have encountered at a restaurant in the greater Boston area, they are second to none. Professional, timely, communicative, and they genuinely care that your experience is perfect. I would recommend La Voile again and again. Must try!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great overall experience and food!

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JulieS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

I'm sorry, but we were disappointed. We were put in the adjacent patio of a different restaurant, which didn't have the same allure. Fish was ok, but a bit tasteless, french fries, not crunchy or very tasty. Desserts a disappointment.

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vipRobertW
New England
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Sadly no strengths to report. We have eaten here a number of times and found the service excellent and the food bistro quality and good. Not this time the service was amateurish indeed we had to ask the waiter to wipe of crumbs from the table after he plunked fresh silverware in them. We realize the limits of outdoor dining in these times but eating next to a parked car in the alley was a joy kill. The hostess managed to try and find the worst table in the alley and had the nerve b to be miffed when we refused to sit there. The food was mediocre likely done by new kitchen staff moving over from Mc Donalds. Until the place is running under normal conditions I won’t go back and maybe not even then.

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LarryP
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

eat outside this week. plenty of space between the tables. I had the pan seared foie gras and the mussels that came with a side of fry's. The foie gras was outstanding, the mussels were great and I love their fry's. this resturant is like eating in Paris...great food and great menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Interesting outdoor seating in the back parking lot area but food, cocktails and service were all superb.

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vipJules
New England
38 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food, staff and location! Thank you!

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vipjansansal
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a birthday dinner there outside and the service was very good. The Dover Sole is outstanding and the affogato to die for. We’d go back in a nanosecond.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for an anniversary dinner, I had the “taste of France” menu, and it was amazing. Completely recommended

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vipSharon
New England
57 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at La Voile a few nights ago. Most of the food we ordered was outstanding, the service by our waiter was excellent, and the table we had outside was far enough away from other tables that we were able to relax and not worry about interacting with strangers during this cornona virus pandemic. The food items that the 4 of us shared and liked best were the escargots, the foie gras terrine, the pea soup, a plate of 4 cheeses, the grilled sea bass, rack of lamb, and ille flotant. The duck breast was also good and so was the chocolate mousse. The wine and after-dinner drinks were also very good.

We were lucky with the weather, which was not overly hot and humid, which made sitting outside quite enjoyable.

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vipGlendaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience except for street noise which is why I will return to dining indoors as soon as I am comfortable.

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vipCoco
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Went here for an anniversary dinner. It was the first day allowed for indoor dining in MA. Great service and food.

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ElizabethS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although we have enjoyed takeout from LaVoile over the last few months, eating there made the wonderful food taste even better! We applaud you on your creativity in providing additional patio space. We will be back soon!

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LaylaF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The patio was amazing, we my family and I went for father's day and had a great time. We had been in Paris earlier this year and it felt like we were there. Good, authentic French food.

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BrianH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Seated outside due to COVID. Tiny table could not hold our apps, water, and wine.

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MandyG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My husband and I went here for our first dinner out since everything shut down. The restaurant has patio seating in the front and back. Menus were digital and all servers wore masks. Food was great and service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Not 6 feet from other table of diners. Seated right next to stairs where people were walking in and out. Hand sanitizer available but didn’t see anyone use it. Did not feel safe regarding COVID19 precautions.

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vipTonyB
New England
36 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Considering the dining restrictions imposed on us due to Covid 19, La Voile did a fine job serving Al Fresco style. The staff seemed very busy due to the circumstances but the service, ambiance and atmosphere served us well. The food continues to be outstanding. I had the Escargots and lamb chops - which were fabulous.

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Gizmo
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience1

Rather than sitting on Newbury Street our seating was behind the restaurant in a converted parking spot overlooking a dumpster and numerous parked vehicles and a sign stating parking was only available if you were a tenant in the building. Not exactly a nice romantic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

During pandemic, outside dining was lovely, server was relaxed and friendly, food was marvelous! Perfect wY to enjoy out to dinner during shut down.

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Stella
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Would recommend to a friend. Great restaurant for date.

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vipthomasr
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful outdoor back deck area. Great food experience.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious french food. The Sole is amazing. The outdoor dining patio is romantic at night.

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Suzanne
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In our first experience eating out since March, La Voile was welcoming, and we felt very safe. Our meal was delicious, our server delightful, and everyone kept their distance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was perfect. Highly recommend the steak with carrot purée. Outdoor seating was in the back parking lot. Not too bad just extremely hot that particular day. Once indoor dining opens back up I’d definitely come back for a table inside!

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vipkaycibi
New England
50 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first meal “out” for months., so I invited a young friend to celebrate his birthday. We were welcomed warmly and situated at a socially distanced table at La Voile’s patio, curbside. My friend’s appetizer of smoked salmon was too large to precede his delicious rack of lamb, so he was able to take home an ample half. My chilled English pea soup was perfect for the warm evening and was delicious, as was a duck breast, and a light large floating island. Although it was a fine prix fixe meal, it was too much, and next I’ll order less. Each item was just as simple elegant French food should be. It was a setting, menu, and service well worth repeating soon.

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vipreesereater
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always....... friendly and attentive service

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vipJudiZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

this place is my favorite French restaurant in Boston -- only the best!

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vipChris
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, thoughtful/attentive staff. A soothing experience during these social-distancing times.

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Eatit
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Glad that they can accommodate more people with a patio behind the building but sitting in the alley, even fancied up, kept me looking for rodents with a neighbor's dumpster just feet away. But same great food and service.

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Pete
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good food. We had the mussels with spicy saffron sauce and salmon. Both were excellent. Cocktails were delicious as well.

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CharlesM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to la Voile just as restaurants were reopening during phase 2 of the Covid reopening, which only allows outdoor seating. La voile set up outdoor seating in the back, which was very nice. The food is delicious, definitely get the quiche. The waiter was very nice, we had cocktails, appetizer, main course (mussels and fries, and salmon) and dessert, all for around 100 dollars, which was a very reasonable price. Overall a good quality/price ratio.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for a special occasion! It's rather pricy but you get what you pay for, the food, drinks and service are absolutely top notch. The lamb was cooked to perfection, the sole was immaculate and the truffle mashed potatoes ruined regular mashed potatoes for me, that's how good they were. Intimate location and the outdoor seating is as good as one could ask for.

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vipElieR
New England
32 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was great to go back to dining at La Voile. The food and service are better than ever. We missed it.

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Sandy
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service. The outside seating was cute but way too cold. Should get some heating lamps for the outside.

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BrianM
New England
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a Covid-19 review, but I had a wonderful time eating out for the first time since the quarantine restrictions had been lifted. While our table was darker than we would have liked, the food and the staff were wonderful. The duck, steak, mussels, and creme brule were all cooked to perfection. The wine list was huge. Overall it was a perfect night.

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La Voile does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

La Voile is rated 4.6 stars by 3534 OpenTable diners.

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