Decatur >Restaurants > Voila Cafe
410-B W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA | Directions 3003033.775303 -84.302837
I discovered Decatur's jewel, Voila, one rainy Sunday. Their sidewalk sign "Beignets" seemed just right . – My first visit, of many to follow, was prompted by the "Beignet" sign near the street. I had visited New Orleans in the past, and a Beignet seemed the perfect comfort food on the rainy Sunday. The Beignet was just like the ones in New Orleans....and I soon became a regular. Not only is the food deliciious, the prices are perfect for this watch my budget times. I often chat with other regulars that are also drawn to the personal attention the owner and staff offers.
Bleah, sadly. – Although the specialty is beignets, as advertised in neon letters in the window, they are not at all fun to eat. I usually like beignets, but here they seem more like greasy, limp eggroll wrappers while the hot chocolate was beige, very unchocolatey and cloyingly sweet. I would not recommend either of these. I had ordered a plate of 6 beignets with my husband. We each had a couple of bites and gave up on them. I think the decor, which is not bad, is their strong point.
Great Food – At our table we had a variety of items including beignets, a salad, sandwich, soup and an omelot. Everyone enjoyed there food and there was little left on our plates. We will be back. Thank you.
Best Chicken Alfredo! – This restaurant has THE BEST chicken alfredo!!! Do not be alarmed if you cannot find it on the menu, you must order it by special request. Because this dish does not keep to the continuity of the restaurant's french theme it is not technically on the menu. However because Voila mantains a friendly atmosphere and enjoys seeing their customers happy they'll def. cook up the kind of chicken alfredo that keeps you coming back for more!
Amazing Food in a great romantic atmosphere – WOW!! I thought that I had tasted good food until last week. The staff worked hard to give me an amazing meal.
I would recommend the chicken with mustard cream sauce and a glass of well priced wine. Then finish off the meal with an order of beingets with berry sauce. My date ordered the Tilapia served on a bed of shoepeg corn and loved it. Don't forget to try a cup of the gumbo to start. This is a great place for a romantic date.
Good, reasonable and friendly – As a bachelor, I am always looking for a place that has good food (that I did not have to cook!) and offers a friendly and homey experience. Voila does this. The food is cooked when you order - nothing sitting for hours on a hot plate - and the wine list is great with reasonable prices and wide selection. If you are looking for a reasonable price and pleasant surroundings this is the place. Oh, yes, and they now are having jazz artists on Sunday evenings - a nice way to end the weekend.
HORRIFIC EXPERINCE – THE FOOD WAS HORRIBLE!!! While the service was amazing, it was not enough to counteract the atrocious food that arrived to the table. The plate presentation was amazing but the food itself was beyond disgusting. The rice was undercooked and cold, as opposed to the stuffed chicken that was overcooked and dry. My wife, in turn, ordered shrimp pasta. The shrimp having an ocean-like taste and the alfredo sauce being seasoned improperly was problematic, causing our date at this ?romantic? spot everything but congenial. My wife and I are not the type to complain to management about food that should have been properly prepared before reaching our dinner table. I can say that we will never go back! It?s no wonder why everyone seemed to walk past Voila in what seems to be a hurry to get to The Watershed (the major competitor connected to Voila). Maybe my wife and I should have joined the bandwagon and saved fifty-five dollars!
Great ambience, good food, great service – Nice place for a date or friend dinner. Good food, particularly the chicken meals, and good service. I liked it a lot.
Terrible service. Waitress was rude and never brought refills or condiments. Slow as Christmas. Food was cold and not even what we ordered.
Charming bistro cafe hits the sweet spot in downtown Decatur. – The Scene
Located right on West Ponce, this neighborhood cafe has a European charm with Parisian photos, hanging flowers, opera music and exposed brick. Small tables are scattered in the front and a small market occupies the back selling prepared foods, cookware and wine. Fresh ingredients and to-go meals make this eatery a convenient choice for lunch or carry-out. Table service is warm and friendly.
The bistro menu features healthy salads, sandwiches and main entrees. Soups change daily; the squash soup is creamy and refreshing. Some selections have an Indian flavor such as an addictive chicken curry sandwich which comes on toasted bread from Breadgarden and is served with better-than-Mom's lightly salted fried potatoes. Entrees, such as the sun-dried tomato pesto penne with chicken, come with a leafy green side salad and a tangy balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Scope out the counter for sweets, such as brownies and cookies.
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