La Voile


259 Newbury Street, Boston


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Food Type
Authentic French

Price Range
Apps. $7-$28
Entrées $19-$44

Accepted Payment
Visa, MasterCard, AmEx

Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner

Noon-3:30 pm; 5:30-10:00 pm
Fri & Sat
Noon-3:30 pm; 5:30-10:30 pm
Noon-4:00 pm; 5:30-9:00 pm

Services Offered
Accommodates Large Parties

Founded in 1947, and known as "La Voile au Vent" (The Sail in the Wind), it was one of the oldest & most appreciated restaurants in Cannes. Situated on the old port, it was the meeting point of its classic boat sailing community. They say that Hemingway, a regular patron at one time, even wrote about it in one of his novels. Stephane and Stephanie therefore feel very proud and privileged to have been its owners until 2007.

The idea to bring La Voile to Boston came about by an American named Pierre, a sailor by choice & owner of a superb sailing yacht moored directly across from the restaurant. Over time & many glasses of wine, the plan to open a restaurant in Boston together was hatched. Everything was brought over...the zinc bar, the tables and chairs, the wooden wine fridge (an old Butcher's fridge), the marble console, the vintage chandeliers, sailing pictures, the knives, the entrance door...even the staff! The Cuisine is evidently French and authentic, with some "Meridional" dishes imported fresh from the Mediterranean. These dishes will surely conjure up memories of your last trip to the South of France or inspire you to discover this wonderful region called the French Riviera.

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