La Vie

4.7
1010 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
La Vie is restaurant that specializes in Coastal Cuisine. The spacious waterfront terrace provides exclusive access to incredible views and decor.

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Offers

Tuesday Wine Night

Starting Sep 22, 2020 · Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Enjoy 50% all wine & champagne bottles every Tuesday night (ultra rare wines excluded / must order food item).

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
What 1010 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.8
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mitch, was great. He was knowledgeable and friendly. I had the le vie af drink which was strong!
Follows by the oysters (so good) and the squid ink pasta with lobster. They did not skimp on the lobster! Overall great experience and many covid protocols in place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Thanksgiving Menu! Being away from family for work, this made up for it and provided a wonderful meal. My co-workers also enjoyed it very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front of building; Lady’s check-in customers need to be attentive to everybody walking up; white, black, green or yellow

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was pretty good, and the location was excellent. I had the lamb chops which were ok but I would come back and order a seafood dish per my friends recommendations.

La Vie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the overall great review. We are sorry that the lamb didn't meet your expectations. Hopefully you can give us another try. If you do come in, please speak to Jean-Paul, our General Manager and he will make sure everything is perfect on this next go around.

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EricaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, the view was beautiful. Food was delicious and the inside was gorgeous.

La Vie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review. We are pleased that everything met your expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sexy. Chic. Colorful. Dim lights, clean lines, plush decor. The show scene is ripe for photo oops. Perfect date night, girls night out and or special occasion. I went for my birthday and it was the chic celebratory experience I expected. Every single thing we ordered in the menu was excellent. The service was great....I got everything I asked for. We lucked up and got one of the bartenders ss our waiter and he knew how to keep the drinks flowing and make suggestions for new options. The seafood tower was awesome and tasty. All of the fancy drinks and desserts had beautiful presentation but also tasted great-flavorful. I will be back again.

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Brittney
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s literally the best kept secret if you know you know I had an amazing time 5 stars for sure

La Vie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review!! So happy that you had an amazing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I appreciate how our server could recommend a good wine to go with my meal. The ambiance was perfect for a birthday date. Everything was good.

La Vie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review. We are constantly working on training our servers with wine pairing so it is great to see that they had a great recommendation. Thank you for choosing to spend your special day with us. Cheers!

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VanessaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful sights, and friendly service.

La Vie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the awesome review. We are happy that you had a wonderful experience.

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MurielS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, atmosphere was top notch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

La Vie
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your experience!

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KennedyA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great views by the harbor...our server was great and provided an amazing suggestions...the cotton candy dessert option was nice finally touch to a night evening at the La Vie...will be back soon with my date. Thanks

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday - the atmosphere, service and food went above anything I expected. This will definitely be added to my list of favorites on the Wharf.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place for any kind of celebration. The food was great.

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MissAnn
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great decor, food and ambiance. The hostesses and our server could use some additional training. But it was a pleasurable experience.

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porsh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quality upscale restaurant. Portion sizes are a bit small

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe! Will come again

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CandaceR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dining experience was great. I am not entirely convinced that the price point matched the environment, but also, it is a COVID time that we are in and I don't want to be harsh about my experiences. JP, our server was charming and very helpful. My friend was unfamiliar with a few things on the menu, and JP was able to assist him without making him feel uncomfortable - that speaks volumes about JP as a human.

Thank you for the service and the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food. Great drinks. Great customer service. Ambiance was amazing.

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for your awesome review! We are so happy you enjoyed everything and looking forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would say this is definitely the best restaurant I’ve been too. My Fiancé and I decided to come for the first time during our annual date night and as soon as we walked in we were greeted by great hostesses with bubbly attitudes. Took our temperature on a really fancy machine I’ve never seen that scanned our whole head 😱..While preparing our table we looked around and was completely stunned with how gorgeous the place was. The Views were like a dream and they decided to seat us (without asking) in the beautiful heated terrace surrounded by flowers! The drinks were PERFECT! Full of flavor and worth every dollar and the food omg was even more perfect!!!! Flavor, texture, every bite was better than the other and I just took some home to remind me how beautiful the night was. Even got dessert to go while being so full!! Haven’t eaten it yet but I know it’s going to hit the spot! Last but not least!! I could see our servers beaming smile through his mask. Some of the best customer service I’ve seen!! La Vie Thank you for an unforgettable night. We will surely be back! ♥️

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

What an awesome review!! We are so happy that everything was perfect for you and your fiancé. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place.

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for all 5 stars! Happy you had a lovely time!

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Zani
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vie was a great restaurant! It was our first time going and we will definietly be going back. The staff was great. The food was great and the ambiance was nice as well.

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so much!! Looking forward to seeing you again!

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HotSpotHopper
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Sunday birthday brunch on the balcony was perfection.

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WordSmitz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT everything. Seriously - it was all delicious; service impeccable and mimosas as refreshing as ever. Will absolutely be back.

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are strive for excellence and are pleased that everything went perfectly. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved the view and the food it was very delicious. The brunch that tou must try if you are at the Wharf DC.

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for the great review and recommendation! Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I brought a friend for her birthday a few months ago and loved the service we received and how our waiter went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. For this reason I booked my birthday dinner there with 3 friends expecting the same. Our waiter this time was not bad at all but didn’t wow us. He just wasn’t as invested and seemed busy with other tables. I had asked for a booth while making my reservation but we were seated at a standard table. When I mentioned this to our waiter he said he wasn’t able to do anything about it but that he would ask the hosts. He led me to a booth right by the kitchen with heavy foot traffic so we preferred to stay at our original table. He brought out a surprise dessert for myself and my guests which I appreciated, but 3/4 of us very much dislike chocolate.. so that fell flat as well. It was just a little disappointing. Otherwise the food, drinks, and ambiance were great as always.

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KRKouture
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my son's 21st birthday at La Vie. We were seated in the Chandelier room near the fireplace with an amazing water view. The staff was welcoming and the food was scrumptious! Flawless experience.

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Flawless experience is what we strive for! We are so happy we made your family's special occasion perfect. Thank you for choosing to spend it with us. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Food was excellent, service was great. We had a wonderful time. Cant wait to come back.

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for choosing to spend your birthday with us. Glad to hear your birthday dinner went perfectly. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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PaigeA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Wasn’t as great as our first time. Server wasn’t any fun. Rushed us to order, but he said the kitchen was closing

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Hi Paige. Terribly sorry you had such a rushed experience. We looked up your reservation and unfortunately with COVID restrictions currently things do become rushed past a certain time point. It is not the experience we want to give our guests and we apologize for it. Please reach out to Jean-Paul, our General Manager to make this right.

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MelA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal. From the drinks to food to service, I could not have been more satisfied with my evening. La Vie really knows what they're doing!

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you :) We are so happy everything was phenomenal and looking forward to doing it again!

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vipAmandaLive121
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for our anniversary and the service was exceptional. The food was also delicious. Beautiful views of the wharf and great ambience. We will definitely be back!

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Abdoul
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were amazing, respectful, very helpful, fast etc...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Stepdaughter’s Birthday

La Vie
Responded on November 14, 2020

Thank you for choosing to spend your special occasion with us! Glad we were able to make sure it went perfectly!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious but the service was even better. Will return

La Vie
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you so much for your great review!! Glad we hit a game winning 3 pointer with your experience!

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K202
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a late dinner reservation not long before the kitchen was supposed to close. We had an amazing experience. We didn’t feel rushed and there was no mention about the kitchen closing. Our server was kind, professional, and made great drink suggestions. Our drinks arrived quickly. Dinner was amazing. I ordered the salmon, with broccoli and potatoes for sides. My partner opted for the seafood tagliatelle pasta.

We also had a beautiful view of the water. I would recommend La Vie for any special occasion, birthday, anniversary, girl’s night out. We were so pleased and can’t wait to return!

La Vie
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for your awesome review! Looking forward to seeing you again!

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MariamaT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I had an amazing night ! Our service Ali was so phenomenal ! He even made me a special drink since I did not like my drink I ordered off the menu. I had the salmon, broccoli , and potatoes and that was a great combination. The food had my taste buds dancing ! He was swift and remembered the little details which made our night eventful ! I will definitely be coming back and asking for him.

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vipLawque
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and atmosphere, friendly, nice décor,

La Vie
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you for your amazing review!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch Date wonderful experience

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1010 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.