Cafe La Vie

4.5
5 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cafe la Vie transitions from an Illy Coffee bar in the morning, to a relaxed restaurant and cocktail lounge in the evening. Enjoy Illy Gourment Coffee prepared by a master barista to evening cocktails, sharables, and dessert prepared by a first-class team. The spacious 7,400 sq. foot restaurant is open for breakfast, sparkling hour (our version of happy hour) and dinner.

Cafe la Vie offers dishes highlighting European classics with local St. Louis flavors in a warm and inviting environment. Café La Vie serves French inspired entrees, petite plates, aperitifs, and handcrafted cocktails.


Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch at Cafe la Vie

    May 9, 2021 only

    Mothers Day Brunch Small Plates Bacon Brochettes- $10 Braised Bacon, Maple Glazed, Yakitori Grilled French Onion Soup - $8 Sourdough, Gruyere Fennel Sausage Croquettes - $10 Little Gem Salade - $10 CLV Tots - $12 Tater Tots Loaded with Duck Confit Jerky, Provolone Fondue, Szechuan Chili Crunch, Scallions & Sweetie Drop Peppers Big Plates Chicken ‘n’ Waffles - $16 Pastrami Salmon Tartine - $18 Buttonwood Farms Eggs Benedict - $16 Brioche French Toast - $14 Steak & Eggs - $32 10 oz. Prime Strip Loin, Spinach Creme, Truffle Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes, Sauce Bearnaise, Sunny Up Farm Eggs Dessert Peaches ‘n’ Cream - $8 Chocolate Pot de Creme - $6 Creme Brulee - $6 Le Scoop Gelato - $4 per scoop

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What people are saying
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vipJohnA
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Convenient as we were guests at Meridien. Ate there twice. Very limited menu but service was very attentive and quick. They have an excellent salad, good sandwiches. Food was tasty, well prepared, served properly, portions are generous, and reasonably priced.

JS
vipJohnS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as well as they service. Its a nice quite place to have a good dinner and conversation.

LH
LeeH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe la Vie exceeded my expectations. The food and its presentation was outstanding, the service was fantastic, and the ambience was incredible. I cannot wait to return in the future.

JS
JasonS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very pleasant Valentine's Day meal. The food was very tasty.
Ambiance was better than I expected for a hotel restaurant.

SW
SnydleyWhiplash
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great Valentines day. Will return after Covid is over.

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Djruaezsol
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down THE BEST FOOD I've ever had in St. Louis. Honestly their menu is underpriced given its quality, composition and refinement. Complexity, color, presentation- their food tops most upscale establishments in the area both in terms of presentation and taste. This place is St. Louis' best kept secret at the moment.

FAQs

Cafe La Vie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 863-0400.

Cafe La Vie is rated 4.5 stars by 5 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.