Pop's and La Voile
Work duties have me eating at these places next week-- Pop's for lunch, La Voile for dinner. I've never been to either and am looking for tips on what's best to order. Recent experiences, anyone?
The lunch menu at Pops doesn't have many misses. Good sandwiches, a solid burger, great fries, good salads and pastas. Some pleasant wines by the glass, a good patio of the weather suits. I like the greenhouse room in the back if I have to sit indoors. Very reasonable prices.
I've never had lunch at La Voile, but think it's one of a handful of worthy restaurants on Newbury Street. It's gotten pricier over time, and the service is very French (not butt-smoochy), the wine list doesn't have enough range at the low end, but the food is superb. Think Provence: excellent seafood, more rustic French food. Fabulous salads, nice patio. Great soupe de poissons.
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the food at la voile is quite good -- excellent renditions of french classics. my complaint is that it takes forever to get out of he kitchen. last time i was there our 2 course dinner took over 3 hours. we were there early, so the place was not that busy. friend ordered lamb shank and i ordered a rabbit terrine, both of which are obviously pre-made. it was over an hour between apps and entrees, and as it was, apps had taken over 40 minutes to come out. i nearly lost my mind.
I have only been to Pops for dinner but I absolutely LOVE the Kobe meatloaf. I hope that it is on their lunch menu, although it would make a very heavy lunch. The meatloaf is just really flavorful and ofcourse soft but not mushy. Yum.