About Voila French Bistro
Voilà French Bistro offers classic bistro dishes in a exquisitely designed setting filled with more than a touch of the real France, authentic lunch and dining at its finest. We are the place for mussels, seafood, foie gras, escargot and more.
New owner since the 1st october 2015, a new menu is crafted by the french chef Jean- Christophe, which reflects the best of East France and the freshest ingredients of the season. Jean Christophe's personal touch and tireless devotion to his creations has made a night at Voilà the perfect place for date night, friends getting together, a nice family dinner, or private party.
French, Fish, Provencal
Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner
Tuesday to Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Mountain View/ Via Linda
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jean Christophe Gros
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Please call 480-614-5600: Ask for Segolene
Voila French Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Wow, what a bust! We were looking forwar ...
Wow, what a bust! We were looking forward to an evening of French fare, but couldn't have been more disappointed. First, all of our food was overcooked: My "special" sweetbreads in a cognac sauce and my wife's boeuf bourguignon were as limp as dishtowels and just as tasty. Even the green beans were straight out of a can and overdone; not a snap to any of them. Second, and to make matters worse, our server was clueless. We asked what "traditional" boeuf bourguignon, as stated on the menu, meant. Clearly stumped, she said, "Uh, the way the chef makes it?" One of the featured appetizers was tabouli (sp.?), which she first mispronounced and then described as a "rice" dish. Forget about drinks: A French bistro without a Chablis on the carte du vin"? No Lillet? And, to top it all off, the prices were outrageously high for a meal best served to folks with no standards and short memories. Have a taco instead of wasting your time here.
Chef Jean Christoph provided us with yet ...
Chef Jean Christoph provided us with yet another outstanding meal. Every dish was artfully presented and was flavorful. The tabboulah salad with lobster meat was delicious as was the lobster ravioli. Meals at Voila never disappoint.
The chef did a fantastic job with his sw ...
The chef did a fantastic job with his sweetbreads special that evening. That delicacy is rarely served in Phoenix.
New menu addition
The carried monkfish is a delicious new addition to the menu. It is flavorful, light and delicately seasoned. We enjoyed it immensely.
Must go to for real French!
Great French cuisine - the real French - Very nice patio. Duck confit fabulous. Soufflé for dessert is a must! Bin appetit Mes Amis!
New chef/owner takes it from good to great!
Since the new chef/owner took over late last year the food and the service have taken a definite step up. This neighborhood French restaurant is now my go to French Bistro. Great food and friendly people!
Save room for dessert
The entire meal was delicious from the asparagus salad to the duck with a wonderful apple chutney to the salmon with potato pancake, but the star of the meal was the soufflé . I would definitely recommend it.
Excellent French cuisine, salmon and spinach filled crepes and Caesar salad in a warmly decorated setting, tucked away in the corner of a peaceful mall. The owner has created taste and elegance and is friendly and accommodating.
Not totally authentic but close enough for Scottsdale. The food is a tad on the dull side however the ingredients are very good and most dishes are carried off well. The servers are French sometimes the service can be a tad off also. Still the best place for french food in Scottsdale. The outdoor area is quite Charming.
The food, the service and the menu are great. We would not hesitate to recommend this place.
I had the branzino and the asparagus salad. Both were beautifully presented. The branzino was moist, flaky and wonderful with the chunky tomato sauce.
We enjoy introducing friends to this gem of a restaurant. The service is always outstanding and the food awesome. It is so nice to find a restaurant that serves amazing food AND has amazing service!!! The staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome. It os our favorite restaurant for sure!!!
Must attend dining
The setting is quiet European welcoming. Excellent choice of superbly prepared and tasty French dishes. You won't regret this choice. Our friends really enjoyed their meals. We went back a second time and were not disappointed. Will be there again on our return to Scottsdale. Segolene and Jean-Christophe own and are always present. They should be proud of Voilà Bistro
Fair at best. Cramped seating. Bland ove ...
Fair at best. Cramped seating. Bland overpriced food. Sole was over cooked. Might as well have been fish sticks.
Perfect French bistro
This is the only French Bistro in Scottsdale I would recommend to a friend. I am from France and have been repeatedly disappointed with French restaurants in town where the food was barely average. This is it. The owner chef has intensive restaurant experience in France and his wife has worked all her life in the hospitality industry. Her English is excellent!! The food is typical from bistro/brasserie type in France, cooked with passion and quality ingredients. All the staff is very kind, knowledgeable and attentive to the customer needs. The restaurant itself is very clean, with nice white tablecloths. The boeuf bourguignon, the scallops in puff pastry, the bouillabaisse were all excellent. Love the Ile flottante or the souffles for dessert! They also have specials you can choose from. The decor is nice and you can eat inside or enjoy the quiet patio outside(they have heaters and misters). Menu is reasonably priced for the quality of food. Good value. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
Quality of food was excellent. We had o ...
Quality of food was excellent. We had one of the seafood specials and a beef bourguignon which were so delicious... Amazing cooked cabbage (and mussels, scallops, etc) in the seafood dish. Loved our warm Chocolate tart... Nice lighting on the patio... more quaint than inside. It's not overly elegant but very friendly service, I love supporting a local business whose owners help serve (!), and it's reasonably priced.
Casual white tablecloth find
I spotted their name on their restaurant awning driving by one day. French Bistro and Wine. Enticing to me. Looked them up on the internet and learned a heartwarming story about a young French couple who left their careers in France to come to the US and buy a restaurant in Scottsdale. He's a serious and experienced chef, she is a vivacious business partner and absolutely perfect front room person. The food was very good, very traditional French directed to USA pallets. We sat on their patio and were attended to skillfully and with just the right amount of attention. We were impressed with the care they gave my wife who medically requires gluten free food, modifying their offering to fit her needs. Voila will become our "go to" special occasion restaurant because it is small, relatively quiet, great food and though expensive for us has become very special for us.
The new owners have created a wonderful experience. Food great.
A Superior French Bistro!
The Viola Bistro in Scottsdale is operated by a French chef with extensive credentials and his wife. They dreamed of moving to the US from France for several years before finally completing all of the necessary financial arrangements and moving to Arizona. They purchased this location about a year ago and are presently developing an impressive following in Scottsdale and Phoenix (my wife and I drove up from Tucson about 125 miles away to try this bistro). We travel to France every two years and have visited many bistros in different cities. The Viola menu and food preparation ranks with the very best bistros in our opinion! The food is made with fresh ingredients and prepared with the skill of a chef with years of experience, and the service was superb. Please take the time to review the menu on their website and make a reservation; I promise you will not be disappointed.
Service was pleasant. Nice neighborhood ...
Service was pleasant. Nice neighborhood bistro. Excellent dessert.
Good but not worthy of the price
Food was well prepared but one of the orders was for the wrong item. Pork delivered, beef ordered. Big complaint was the kids playing and skateboarding next to our table on public property . Very distracting since we were on the patio.
A Wonderful Gem
From the fantastic Salmon three ways appetizer to the chocolate mousse dinner completely lived up to expectation as this wonderful little French restaurant came recommended from a foodie friend! This is a small restaurant with outdoor seating; not opulent but it is exactly what it needs to be, comfortable and about the food and experience. It reminded me of many a small restaurant that one finds in Toulouse... all with wonderful meals and great service. The Branzino was perfectly cooked as were my scallops. The service was warm and friendly and attentive when it needed to be. Definitely nice when the owner comes around to meet the diners and help with service. Very much look forward to eating here again and trying out more of the interesting menu!
Authentic and delicious
This restaurant was hands down the most authentic French food I've ever had. Perfectly prepared and quaint ambiance. Will absolutely return!
Felt like I was back in France! :)
My husband and I happened to be in Scottsdale over the Valentine's Day Weekend, and found this restaurant by chance on OpenTable. What a great stroke of luck! I spent a year studying in France when I was in college, and we have traveled there for vacation many times, always savoring the wonderful food. Being here was like being back there...amazing food, excellent and sophisticated service, and French music and conversation between the restaurant staff. A fabulous experience overall!!
First dinner here on Valentines Day. Li ...
First dinner here on Valentines Day. Limited menus but excellent food and wine. I look forward to coming back on a normal night. Waitress was too busy to properly service all the tables. Should have put more servers on the schedule for such a busy night.
We went for Valentines
The restaurant did a lovely job to celebrate the occasion by rose petals and treats adding to the ambiance. It was a set menu but very nicely done.
French food at its best
Shared a wonderful Valentines Day dinner here with my wife. We loved the place.
Their special Valentine's menu was delicious. The food is the most authentic French that I have found in the region
French Bistro with a Neighborhood Feel
Always a favorite and an added bonus to sit on the dog friendly patio
We had a wonderful lunch here! Food was very nice and the owner was friendly and helpful! I will go back again! Loved it!!
What a great find in our neighborhood, finally great French food in Scottsdale again! You will not be disappointed.
What a great gem in Scottsdale!!! Delicious !
This must have been the best french food I have had in Arizona! Absolute delicious! I have now been several times there since the new owner purchased the restaurant and it has become my favorite restaurant in town. I have not had a bad dish yet. They have some great specials and unlike other restaurants where specials are often offered to get rid of some food before it goes bad, here the specials are often to introduce french dishes often not found in the States. This is not nouvelle cuisine so you can expect good portions and very tasty food. I highly recommend this place!!!! A++
This is the second time we have eaten here since the new owners took over. The food continues to be outstanding. I had the bouillabaisse which was delicious. Would highly recommend.
New French in Scottsdale
My meal was delicious- I had an entree, main course and dessert. My husband was not impressed with his fish. He complained that it lacked flavor. Decor was traditional French brasserie with friendly staff and a good location. I will need to keep going back to try more of the dishes.
The Ceasar salad was rather pedestrian, as well as the smoked salmon appetizer. The fresh baked bread was a very nice touch. The scallops main dish was very tasty and generous number of scallops. Duck, very tasty as well. The souffle was wonderful as well. We'' go back for sure.
The food was fabulous! A 100 0/0 improve ...
The food was fabulous! A 100 0/0 improvement from the previous owner.
Still needs some work
I have high hopes for what this restaurant can become. I have only had lunch here, but found the food underwhelming. Their onion soup is a pale version of the real thing, for example. Service was lovely with Segolene providing responsive and personable though not intrusive attention. It's still early to be making a true evaluation, but I hope to be back soon and will try additional menu items.
Excellent, but could be better.
Excellent Entrees. Escargot were rubbery. Wonderful wine selection, but no beer selection. Nice setting, but a pricey meal.
it was wonderful the only mistake th ...
it was wonderful the only mistake the owners did not change the name. Last year Viola was inconsistent Now this is truly a small French bistr with French food. the wine list needs work with some less expensive wines but bravo
New owner great food
If you are looking for a real French countryside experience with wonderful authentic cuisine, this place is for you. It is cozy charming and the service is excellent. We will be back again and again.
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