Voila!

★★★★☆
  • 2805 E. Madison Street

    Seattle, WA 98112

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  • 206-322-5460

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Sun 5pm-9pm, Mon 4pm-9pm, Tue-Sat 11am-2:30pm
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Every dining establishment is obviously faced with the decision of how to maximize space while maintaining a pleasant dining experience. Voila's line in the sand was a very disappointing experience for my party of 4 dinner last night.

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★★★★★

Every dining establishment is obviously faced with the decision of how to maximize space while maintaining a pleasant dining experience. Voila's line in the sand was a very disappointing experience for my party of 4 dinner last night.

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It's weird to write a review about a French restaurant and talk about a hamburger. I have to tell you though, it's the best I've ever had. It starts with 7 ounces of Kobe beef with melted brie, sauteed onions, butter lettuce, and tomato situated on a tasty bun served with french fries of course. This hamburger has addictive qualities and I find myself craving one regularly. I'm hoping it doesn't ever disappear from the menu. Classic french dishes prepared traditionally and presented without a lot of fuss such as coq au vin and cassoulet are also found here. Specials of the day vary which keeps it exciting. I find the menu at Voila! is one that you will either like or love!

2
★★★★★

It's weird to write a review about a French restaurant and talk about a hamburger. I have to tell you though, it's the best I've ever had. It starts with 7 ounces of Kobe beef with melted brie, sauteed onions, butter lettuce, and tomato situated on a tasty bun served with french fries of course. This hamburger has addictive qualities and I find myself craving one regularly. I'm hoping it doesn't ever disappear from the menu. Classic french dishes prepared traditionally and presented without a lot of fuss such as coq au vin and cassoulet are also found here. Specials of the day vary which keeps it exciting. I find the menu at Voila! is one that you will either like or love!

Pros: great food, ambience, service, and value

Cons: can be noisy when busy

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I'm disappointed at Voila. I had ordered the Belgium endive salad and the Boeuf Bourguignon...both were so disappointing that I will not be going back. The salad is bitter and the Boeuf is not tender at all. I was so surprised to see that the beef is nothing more than stew meat that you would buy from the grocery store. I was expecting nicer cuts of beef at this fine establishment. Highly over-rated.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm disappointed at Voila. I had ordered the Belgium endive salad and the Boeuf Bourguignon...both were so disappointing that I will not be going back. The salad is bitter and the Boeuf is not tender at all. I was so surprised to see that the beef is nothing more than stew meat that you would buy from the grocery store. I was expecting nicer cuts of beef at this fine establishment. Highly over-rated.

Cons: Not high quality french food.

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Went to this restaurant a few times with family and were pleased, however it seems the quality of this restaurant has significantly declined lately. One visit we arrived at 8:30 and were turned away even though the hours posted showed they were open. We were told "the kitchen is trying to close since it has been slow all evening". The next time we went with a group of friends. Several of us who ordered the same dish were sick the next day. We contacted the restaurant to inform them this occurred, and they never responded. As a result of these experiences, we will not be dining there again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Went to this restaurant a few times with family and were pleased, however it seems the quality of this restaurant has significantly declined lately. One visit we arrived at 8:30 and were turned away even though the hours posted showed they were open. We were told "the kitchen is trying to close since it has been slow all evening". The next time we went with a group of friends. Several of us who ordered the same dish were sick the next day. We contacted the restaurant to inform them this occurred, and they never responded. As a result of these experiences, we will not be dining there again.

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This is a restaurant I I loved since the day it opened. I went back on Halloween after a six month hiatus and it had totally changed. I know it is the same owner, because I spent half the evening tryiing to get his attention about the food, thinking he would be concerned, but I was wrong. He was chatting with a girl and could not be bothered with silly customer complaints. After a 50 minute wait for my entree (which was cold) I flagged down my harried server,(which seemed strange, as the restaurant was almost empty) who took it away and told me they would "heat it up" which I think means nuke it in restaurant language. It came back rubbery and when I flagged the owner down at this point and explained, I felt bad for putting him out. My food was recooked and served to me 20 minutes later more rubbery and with more salt. I didnt eat and they never came back to ask how it was. This WAS a great place but based on the food and service there are far better now. I will not go back to a place that makes me feel like a pest for wanting good food, and timely or even average, service...

1
★★☆☆☆

This is a restaurant I I loved since the day it opened. I went back on Halloween after a six month hiatus and it had totally changed. I know it is the same owner, because I spent half the evening tryiing to get his attention about the food, thinking he would be concerned, but I was wrong. He was chatting with a girl and could not be bothered with silly customer complaints. After a 50 minute wait for my entree (which was cold) I flagged down my harried server,(which seemed strange, as the restaurant was almost empty) who took it away and told me they would "heat it up" which I think means nuke it in restaurant language. It came back rubbery and when I flagged the owner down at this point and explained, I felt bad for putting him out. My food was recooked and served to me 20 minutes later more rubbery and with more salt. I didnt eat and they never came back to ask how it was. This WAS a great place but based on the food and service there are far better now. I will not go back to a place that makes me feel like a pest for wanting good food, and timely or even average, service...

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My meals are so rich here that I always feel on the verge of a heart attack for half an hour after dining. The ambience is nice and the food sumptuous (if a teensy bit pricy. plates do not come with sides either!). I would avoid their average Coq au Vin but the porc loin is delicious, as is the salmon (but very, very rich!) and the escargots. I also adore their yummy salads and the creme brulee is all you could ask a creme brulee to be: delicious and creamy, delicate but full. And very affordable dessert, too, at only $6 a pop. Voila does have a prix fixe special on wednesday nights ($25 for a three course meal) but the owner looks at you a bit funny for being a cheap-arse (even though they prominently market their prix fixe special) and you know he'd rather you not order it.

Still, I adore Voila and will go back (though not too frequently as my heart would explode!).

2
★★★★☆

My meals are so rich here that I always feel on the verge of a heart attack for half an hour after dining. The ambience is nice and the food sumptuous (if a teensy bit pricy. plates do not come with sides either!). I would avoid their average Coq au Vin but the porc loin is delicious, as is the salmon (but very, very rich!) and the escargots. I also adore their yummy salads and the creme brulee is all you could ask a creme brulee to be: delicious and creamy, delicate but full. And very affordable dessert, too, at only $6 a pop. Voila does have a prix fixe special on wednesday nights ($25 for a three course meal) but the owner looks at you a bit funny for being a cheap-arse (even though they prominently market their prix fixe special) and you know he'd rather you not order it.

Still, I adore Voila and will go back (though not too frequently as my heart would explode!).

Pros: rich french food, awesome creme brulee, light and creative salads

Cons: price, parking

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Not only is the food authentic to real French cuisine, all of the staff speak French at this charming little bistro located at the bottom of First Hill. The flavors fun, creative and always tasty! This is a wonderful spot for drinks, dining out with friends, lovers of all things French, or even for a casual date.

2
★★★★★

Not only is the food authentic to real French cuisine, all of the staff speak French at this charming little bistro located at the bottom of First Hill. The flavors fun, creative and always tasty! This is a wonderful spot for drinks, dining out with friends, lovers of all things French, or even for a casual date.

Pros: authentic food and french-speaking staff, reasonable prices

Cons: parking, evenings are crowded

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Not sure what it is, but everytime we visit Voila it seems to be raining... but what a great place for those nights ( and we sure do have a few of them). A warm and inviting bistro where its really worth hanging at the bar for that elusive Saturday night table. If its after 7 forget it... but you can generally grab a small table from 5.30-6.30 without reservations.
Check out the garlic fries.. and must with every dish (just remember to share with your fellow diners), the cheese plate is always interesting and varied. Forget about ordering a glass of wine... you'll end up ordering at least 2 anyway so go for the bottle. Cassoulet is typically on the menu during fall and winter and its a mighty plate after a day outside. Not perfect, but for the price, a great opportunity to unbutton your pants as you waddle to your car. If you're looking for cheap, homely, Bistro food with plenty of flavor check out Voila.

2
★★★★☆

Not sure what it is, but everytime we visit Voila it seems to be raining... but what a great place for those nights ( and we sure do have a few of them). A warm and inviting bistro where its really worth hanging at the bar for that elusive Saturday night table. If its after 7 forget it... but you can generally grab a small table from 5.30-6.30 without reservations.
Check out the garlic fries.. and must with every dish (just remember to share with your fellow diners), the cheese plate is always interesting and varied. Forget about ordering a glass of wine... you'll end up ordering at least 2 anyway so go for the bottle. Cassoulet is typically on the menu during fall and winter and its a mighty plate after a day outside. Not perfect, but for the price, a great opportunity to unbutton your pants as you waddle to your car. If you're looking for cheap, homely, Bistro food with plenty of flavor check out Voila.

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After several meals here I can say that this is one of Seattle's gems - you almost feel like you've been transported to Paris. Salads use market-fresh and in-season ingredients. Escargots are cooked flawlessly and served on toasted slices of baguette in the best butter and garlic sauce I've tasted. Salmon in a tangy lemony buerre blanc was moist and delectable, and the coq au vin was so tender it slid off the bone. Deserts are a highlight here - a rich pot de creme was silky and had a light taste of coffee beans; the creme brulee was so perfectly creamy we had to try hard not to order a second. We love the neighborhood atmosphere of this place. It's always lively and the perfect mini-vacation to Paris.

2
★★★★★

After several meals here I can say that this is one of Seattle's gems - you almost feel like you've been transported to Paris. Salads use market-fresh and in-season ingredients. Escargots are cooked flawlessly and served on toasted slices of baguette in the best butter and garlic sauce I've tasted. Salmon in a tangy lemony buerre blanc was moist and delectable, and the coq au vin was so tender it slid off the bone. Deserts are a highlight here - a rich pot de creme was silky and had a light taste of coffee beans; the creme brulee was so perfectly creamy we had to try hard not to order a second. We love the neighborhood atmosphere of this place. It's always lively and the perfect mini-vacation to Paris.

Pros: Food, ambience, service

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I found this restaurant by chance while wondering through the lovely area of Madison. I decided to stop in with some friends to try some coq au vin, steak, and mussels in a blue cheese sauce. We also started with some salads and ended with several of the desserts. We loved everything especially the dressing on the very simple house salad, the steak which was amazingly tender, and the profiteroles which are house made except for the ice cream. I highly recommend trying this restaurant for it's exceptional food and value. It's like finding a diamond in the rough!

2
★★★★★

I found this restaurant by chance while wondering through the lovely area of Madison. I decided to stop in with some friends to try some coq au vin, steak, and mussels in a blue cheese sauce. We also started with some salads and ended with several of the desserts. We loved everything especially the dressing on the very simple house salad, the steak which was amazingly tender, and the profiteroles which are house made except for the ice cream. I highly recommend trying this restaurant for it's exceptional food and value. It's like finding a diamond in the rough!

Pros: Food, Value, Quality

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Food was good, nice atmosphere and very good service. Low prices make it easy to go often.....The little bar has charater and charm

2
★★★★☆

Food was good, nice atmosphere and very good service. Low prices make it easy to go often.....The little bar has charater and charm

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A friend of mine from Vancouver BC visited and we havd a Whim to try something new and what a Find ...The food was spectacular and the service was good ..(some Rudeness) but very good being a manager of a restaurant in the past i found this place to be great give it a try ..

2
★★★★★

A friend of mine from Vancouver BC visited and we havd a Whim to try something new and what a Find ...The food was spectacular and the service was good ..(some Rudeness) but very good being a manager of a restaurant in the past i found this place to be great give it a try ..

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The food was excellent! The prices are very reasonable compared to the other mostly overpriced French restaurants in Seattle.

I had the coq au vin, and it was perfect, not tough as the reviewer suggested.
Had a group of 6 people and every person loved their food.

The only slight drawback is the noise. Its a fairly small restaurant so when packed full of peopl, it made it very hard to hear the person even sitting next to you. I assume this was because it was Friday night and just really busy, a weekday would be quieter I think.

Overall, its very good and I will definately be going back.

2
★★★★★

The food was excellent! The prices are very reasonable compared to the other mostly overpriced French restaurants in Seattle.

I had the coq au vin, and it was perfect, not tough as the reviewer suggested.
Had a group of 6 people and every person loved their food.

The only slight drawback is the noise. Its a fairly small restaurant so when packed full of peopl, it made it very hard to hear the person even sitting next to you. I assume this was because it was Friday night and just really busy, a weekday would be quieter I think.

Overall, its very good and I will definately be going back.

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Everything we ordered was excellent. The house salad, which is mixed greens with a dijon vinegarette, was very tasty. The scallops with lobster sauce (a dinner special), was so good, that soaked up every bit of leftover sauce with bread. The profiteroles for dessert were sublime! A main menu choice, they were very generous in size, and the chocolate sauce that covered them made me swoon with pleasure.

2
★★★★☆

Everything we ordered was excellent. The house salad, which is mixed greens with a dijon vinegarette, was very tasty. The scallops with lobster sauce (a dinner special), was so good, that soaked up every bit of leftover sauce with bread. The profiteroles for dessert were sublime! A main menu choice, they were very generous in size, and the chocolate sauce that covered them made me swoon with pleasure.

Pros: Good food

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In numerous visits to France, I have never encountered the rudeness and hostility I encountered in 1 visit to this establishment. On a Sunday evening, I phoned at 8:55pm to check when the closing time, and was informed by the hostess that it was 10pm. When we arrived at 9:15, we opened the front door and were told "We are closed". I did not receive an explanation, nor an apology, and when I attempted to explain that I had just phoned to ensure they were still open, I again was told "We are closed!".

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★☆☆☆☆

In numerous visits to France, I have never encountered the rudeness and hostility I encountered in 1 visit to this establishment. On a Sunday evening, I phoned at 8:55pm to check when the closing time, and was informed by the hostess that it was 10pm. When we arrived at 9:15, we opened the front door and were told "We are closed". I did not receive an explanation, nor an apology, and when I attempted to explain that I had just phoned to ensure they were still open, I again was told "We are closed!".

Pros: Menu Looked good

Cons: , Inconsistent hours, hostile

 

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