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La Vie, Washington, DC

La Vie

4.6
4.6
2799 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 560-5501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,799 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. K

    Kaye

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my partner went for our shared birthday. We enjoyed the food and energy of the place. The birthday cards and treats that we were given were a nice touch. We can’t wait to go back .
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place with great food. It put a smile on my lady’s face
  3. CD

    CindyD

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  4. JM

    JeanineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience! The view is to die for !
  5. AM

    AlexisM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was absolutely delicious. Our server, KD, was amazing and very attentive. When I go back, I will make sure to request him as my server. He was super descriptive on the items on the menu and made sure to check in every time new food was presented.

    La VieResponded 4 days agoHello, Thank you for coming out. We appreciate the kind words you left, especially about one of our own, KD. He is one of the best we have to offer and are so happy to hear he made the day special for you. Hopefully we will see you again soon. When you do come again, please let us know so I can stop by the table and say hello. Maurizio Reyes General Manager

  6. E

    Erica

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Thankfully the temperature was nice but no one asked in advance if I preferred indoor or outdoor seating.
  7. MP

    MissPugh

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience. The view was beautiful. And the service was great. Our server name was Denise. Very personable and kind.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La vie always delivered. Dinner or brunch. Their service and foods always make me so happy. Drinks was spectacular also(Louis) our bartender make so many delicious drinks. Always recommend this place

    La VieResponded 4 days agoHi there, The only way we deliver is if you come! So thank you for coming out. Louis is a great bartender and it means a lot to know that he is making our guests' experiences special. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are at La Vie. Maurizio Reyes General Manager

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was FANTASTIC!! I got the lamb…PERFECTION.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FANTASTIC! Loved the vibe, wonderful service, great tasting food and just outstanding decor.
  11. VP

    VivianP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food is salty and no presentation not worth the money
  12. N

    Nikki

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was amazing. However, portion sizes were not proportionate to the price. There is only one elevator that takes you to the restaurant so there was a long line to get in. It was chaotic getting checked in for our reservation and we waited for 25 mins to be seated. It’s very loud inside and the hostess do not use microphones. Overall we had a great dinner, it’s just hard to have a conversation due to the noise level.

    La VieResponded 4 days agoNikki, Thank you for leaving the review and providing us with some pointers. We take these kinds of comments seriously and look to make adjustments according to them. In the future we will make sure all of our hosts are equipped with the proper headset and walkie talkies. Hopefully this will not deter you from again coming to see us. We look forward to seeing you the next time you do come. When you do, please let us know, so I can stop at the table and say hello. Maurizio Reyes GM

  13. PM

    PresMitchell

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a memorable time at La Vie that we won’t soon forget. Every time we come here, we are met with impeccable service, incredibly delicious food, and stunning views of the Wharf. They even helped to elevate the experience for our special occasion.

    La VieResponded 4 days agoHi! the great thing about La Vie is that we stay here on the wharf! So the next time your family is in town make sure you come back! We would love to have you again. Thank you for such kind words and thank you for choosing La Vie to celebrate such a special occasion. Maurizio Reyes General Manager

  14. SO

    SekiOre

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing, the food was so delicious!
  15. T

    Truffle2010

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The woman next to us had the loudest high pitched voice so was annoying but not the restaurants fault. But if they take the music down a bit people could enjoy conversations. The rice balls are amazing! But my mushroom risotto was uninspiring and bland. The cotton candy dessert has a fun presentation!

    La VieResponded 4 days agoHi there, We are sorry to hear that the music was a bit too loud and this resulted in guests having to yell. We will take this into account and make sure the music remains at a more manageable level. I hope this did not ruin your experience with us at La Vie. I am sorry to hear, too, that the mushroom risotto was not as you expected. I hope we will see you again and show you the La Vie experience. If you are coming in again, please let me know. I would love to meet you. Maurizio Reyes GM

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with good energy and very tasty food and cocktails.
  17. J

    Judy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing, the staff was friendly but the service was a bit slow, maybe because it was busy. The meal portions were a little too small for the price but tasted good nonetheless.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday Brunch!
  19. KP

    KeyPhD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose LaVie for Sunday brunch for the food to celebrate a friends’ 40th birthday; however, it was the service and overall ambiance that made the occasion special. Our server, Miguel, was engaging, helpful, and attentive. At no time were anyone at our table without our needs being met. The brunch selections were absolutely delicious and received a thumbs up from our entire party. EVERYONE enjoyed EVERYTHING. Brunch is family style but Miguel made sure there was enough of each selection when it arrived to our table. The unique art decor and furnishings were such a crowd favorite. To hear our guests laugh and giggle was perfect. Their souls were fed as well as their bellies. Divine! The only complaint I had is that I really wanted us to dine in the terrace (for photos, of course!) but understood the rules that parties over 6 could not be sat in that space. Only to find that there were two 6+ groups enjoying there meal there while taking quick photos for memories. No big deal … our guest enjoyed the pink velour table in the main dining space and didn’t notice the change. Would also suggest adding the best place to park and the closest door (The Pier/Fish House) in the Intercontinental garage to the website to aid visitors as a courtesy. Finally, tell your guests to bring their coins (ha!) and share the menu and gratuity, tax, service costs prior. We were soooo absolutely, incredibly pleased with LaVie and do highly recommend. See you again soon.
  20. NT

    NushatT

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second time coming here for a birthday. The first was a brunch and it was great and this time I celebrated a friend. Loved the birthday card they gave my friend and of course the sparkler never disappoints! And whatever you do, order a cocktail. They are amazing!
  21. VE

    VELLECIAS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Try it at least once but drinks were pricey. Food was ok, need more seasonings
  22. E

    Erika

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views and decor! Food is delicious. Pricing is on the high end but good place for special occasions.
  23. l

    lovetoeatwithfamily

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, I am so glad my husband and I broke away from the kids to celebrate our 17th Wedding Anniversary at LA Vie! It was surprisingly one of my favorite brunch experiences. I am not a big tapas lover, BUT this brunch was filling and the flow of entrées allowed us to reconnect and enjoy the ambience and food. Every last entrée was well-prepared and tasteful! I highly recommend!
  24. GH

    GladisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, and beautiful view. Our server was the best and very kind for our first experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. Meal, service, complimentary deserts were all great. The view was spectacular.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Ok food and cocktails at exorbitant prices; wouldn’t recommend
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, great music, amazing view of the waterfront, and most of all delicious food with excellent service! Had an absolutely superb time, highly recommend!
  28. MB

    MariB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant is nice. The service is fine. Food is good. I can't say a Manhattan is worth $22, or that a burger and fries is worth $28. They add a 20% tip which may be becoming industry standard, but I believe is unreasonable. I generally tip at least that, but do not appreciate being compelled to do so, just so the owners can keep more of their money and not pay their employees. The experience is not worth the money.
  29. s

    spiker

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I used to go here a lot and went back last night for my sister‘s birthday and my eyes popped out of my head when I saw the prices on the menu had gone up so so much. It cost three of us $500 to have dinner there. And I’m sorry but I won’t be going back with those ridiculous prices. Just not worth it. And I’ve never seen the place so empty. Maybe others are catching on.
  30. SS

    SunShyne

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrate a pronation/New job
  31. BC

    BarryC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and impeccable service. We will be back
  32. S

    Sarbel2015

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining room and very attentive service. The downside is food and drinks are very overpriced. In particular, the expensive cocktails were weak and mostly ice. Overall, dining at La Vie was a very pleasant experience. But we won’t be regulars. Also, please note that a 20 percent service charge is automatically added to the bill.
  33. LR

    LajuanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Food was really good but not hot when served.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    We recently booked a brunch the outside dining was beautiful, the waiter was nice. We are visiting DC and this place was recommended. Unfortunately we did not get to enjoy the food. The brunch portion is $66 per person to eat and $39 for bottomless mimosas then 20% gratuity on a table of 4. If you want to pay $105-110 per person for brunch this is for you. If not explore more food options and visits for the drinks abs beautiful scenery.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the ambiance was breathtaking and the service was outstanding!
  36. d

    derrickd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from the beginning to the end. Food was awesome.
  37. ED

    ElvisD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    The place was great and the service was fantastic juan he’s very nice definitely coming back again
  38. RC

    RobinC

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dinner between sets at the DC Jazz fest, going solo. Wait staff was attentive. Could do with some wine education as it seemed they were at a loss to recommend a wine to go with the fish of the day. Chose the Fini Pinot Grigio, but maybe should have had the off dry Riesling.Started with the watermelon tomato salad with accent of watermelon rind and feta, that was artfully plated and I was happy I didn’t have to share because it was perfect summer refresher. The main was a generous portion of red snapper, crispy skin encrusted with a seeded herb mix, over roast carrots, slight over cooked, and a tangy labneh. By the time I finished nearly every table on the terrace was filled so I am glad I came early and had it mostly to myself for the majority of my meal, to listen to the jazz wafting in from the pier and day dream as I enjoyed the view. Conveniently the gratuity is automatic, but I was a tiny bit surprised that the main was $64.00. Albeit a generous portion but a leap beyond the price of the other main dishes offered. Still in retrospect I am not sure I would have changed my selection had I known. It really was a very good meal
  39. H

    Hagallah

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was very expensive but it delivered on all accounts. The mussels were succulent, the truffle gnocchi was oddly subtle but flavorful, the scallops were cooked to perfection, and the wine was just right. The ambiance was excellent because we were at The Wharf for a jazz festival and our outdoor seats gave us the perfect view. What a memorable dinner!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food,service and views!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.6 stars by 2799 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for La Vie

88 District Sq SW, Washington, DC 20024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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