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La Voile

261 Newbury St. (Gloucester St.) Send to Phone
617-587-4200 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Head to Cannes by way of Newbury Street via this authentic bistro.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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La Voile Restaurant Review

: Charmante. Authentique. Délicieux. That this French bistro could possibly have made its way from its former home of Cannes to the Back Bay --- to the hub of overpriced pretension that is Newbury Street, no less --- is hard for local foodies to grasp. But they have --- returning to the classically handsome yet simple place again and again to experience Provençal cuisine that’s absolutely --- no better phrase for it --- comme il faut. Among the biggest smashes: Le “claquos” (a sampling of aged cheeses from France), foie gras and escargots, which all pair well with a bottle of Riesling. Entrées strike a nice balance between richness and delicacy. For example, the Le Homard offers a duo of seared scallops with lobster served atop sweet English pea risotto finished with a rich lobster sauce. Looking for something lighter? Try the whole grilled sea bass with vegetables. Other standouts include a grilled rib-eye steak frites, rack of lamb and whole roasted chicken for two. Round off your meal with crème brûlée or the upside-down apple tart served with vanilla ice cream. Service is seasoned and prices relatively reasonable.


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