La Vie

4.6
1835 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.

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

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

We are offering a special 3-course New Year's Eve menu for $135/person. Menu details can be found at www.lavie-dc.com. A valid credit card number is required to book.

What 1835 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

If I’m honest, the food is good butttt I wish it was hot when brought to the table. The reason I decided to come back today was because the first time I came just 3 weeks ago for my birthday, I had a great experience and so decided to come back for brunch once again. It does not make sense to me if you say brunch is till 3pm but when you get there an hour prior, you don’t even get to enjoy everything you pay for. Paying over $200 is a lot of money for me to not get everything on the menu. If you’ll have brunch till 3, it’s only right to still have everything on the brunch menu available for your guests. It’s one thing if you let folks know of what you no longer have and not only that, you should consider reducing the cost. Also, no one likes cold food. Almost everything that came to our table was cold😒 Though our server was nice, it took a while for him to come tend to us. It seems as though he was tending to everyone else and was barely making it to us. Overall, I was not satisfied today.

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RoryA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My wife ordered the scallops and were over cooked

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VannessaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

My husband and I went to celebrate his birthday. From the start it was very crowded with one elevator. Once we made it upstairs, there was a brief wait (5-8 minutes) for our table. They walked us to a table that was still had the previous diner’s items. It was so loud in the middle that the host couldn’t figure out why we didn’t sit down. She then understood and took us back to the host who then asked us about our reservation for 2 and why we were changing it to 4. I told her we are just two and there were no changes. We were finally placed on a table by the window which is a lot less loud than the middle of the room. I ordered one of their specialty drinks, Empress 75, which was delicious. I placed our order, took a sip, and went to the restroom. Upon my return I noticed my drink my was gone before I had finished it, at $20 a drink I should be allowed to finish it. I ordered the roasted halibut. The fish was well cooked, I didn’t like the slab of butter spread out underneath it. I couldn’t avoid it and it made the meal taste heavy. The curry onion labneh was nothing special and lacked flavor. At $45 the dish left me dissatisfied, since all I could taste was butter. My husband ordered the burger royale which was salty and the fries were way too salty. We had planned on dessert but were disappointed that we decided to skip it. For a total of $140, I would not say it’s worth its value. The ambiance is trendy and the view is nice. Beware that parking is a nightmare and plan to arrive early as a result. Leaving the restaurant took a lot longer to get in, we were crammed in a hallway with lots of people trying to get in and others trying to get out. Meanwhile patrons have to use the same hallway to use the restroom.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a beautiful restaurant with delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed the vibe of La Vie!! The food was amazing!! We enjoyed ourselves!! We will

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MaxineC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I tell you I could go on and on about all good things regarding La Vie…Imma just say less…amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved every bit of this experience. We sat out on the terrace and the night was amazing

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Paige
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We came to DC for business and were recommended La Vie by locals. We booked our reservation a week in advance and had no problems. The view was beautiful and the experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spendid expérience! I will be back soon

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vipMonaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and excellent food. Parking is hard so make sure to leave time for that

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appy
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambience and food. Celebrated a fun birthday.

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MichelN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner for my wife's birthday. Our server, Mitch was on point with his menu explanations and recommendations. The food was delicious, and my wife had a great experience.

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EricaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the experience. We felt special they acknowledged our wedding anniversary which was only annotated during the reservation process. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipterrik
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Truly a beautiful space. Food was delicious, although healthy sides such as fried cauliflower and crispy Brussels sprouts could do with less added toppings - we like fewer calories 😉. Branzino filets we’re perfectly done and quite delicious.

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Jose
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. I proposed to my girlfriend there and the service was amazing. We got free champagne, free dessert and a table with a view. Absolutely amazing. 100% recommend.

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Jedi49er
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife loved it for her birthday! The cotton candy desert is a must try!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great I got the lobster risotto. Everything was fresh. Waiter was great very attentive. Sangrias were great. I would come back again

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TyreeF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The scenery was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was horrible, we ordered the brunch $54 per person and the food was brought to the table. The bacon was burned and everything was cold. The mimosa taste like papaya juice with sparkling water. The ambiance was 5 stars but the food was 1. We left hungry after spending $267, we stopped for ice cream.

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vipJustin
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Brunch ends promptly at 3pm, which during our visit there were delays in the kitchen which resulted in food options dwindling as the time approached 3pm. We had a 1:30pm reservation and figured we’d get through all three courses by 3pm. We were seated later than the reservation at 1:45pm, and we only received our 2nd course by 3:15pm. The third course, we put into boxes as brunch was over and items were missing. I’d recommend either booking earlier or pick a different brunch location.

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AliciaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Be prepared to eat because you will be served an abundance of delicious small plates.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was slow. Often, the waiter forgot to bring items ordered.

The price was very high and the quality of the food was poor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason was the best server. He made great recommendations and we always had food and beverage on the table. I would love to come again and sit in his section.

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for 10am Sunday $54/per + compulsory 20% bottomless brunch. Got seated at table with view of the Potomac which was nice. They don't have printed menu you have to your smartphone QR code reader ready to scan the QR code to get you to download LaVie_Brunch_09.28.21 .pdf.
Food was initially slow to come and did not come until around 10:35. Could not choose the dishes and depended on the waiter to pick the dishes. Waiter was very helpful and mentioned that food orders were put in and that waiting on the kitchen staff. Savoury section dishes seemed to been cooked by a novice chef. Got feed with omlettes and then 3 fried eggs, sunny side up. The SALMON SOUVLAKI eggplant caponata were just chunks of fried salmon which tasted weird. Did not bother to try their dessert. Left fed up with quantity and not so much quality food. This is for constructive criticism hope the kitchen staff/cook get better training.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall ! I would definitely go back back !!

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NecyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a great choice. The food and drinks were remarkable. Our server was great. He provided his honest opinion when asked about food and choices. In addition, the restaurant accommodated the seating arrangement when we had additional guest.

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carld
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service from Jose to the food was excellent. Money well spent for the eating and social experience. Was very satisfied with everthing.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Very beautiful restaurant ! The ambiance is everything ♥️♥️ Good way just Okay nothing spectacular but Definitely worth the drive from Baltimore..

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BSmi
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Date night out…amazing dining experience. Excellent service & ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved dining on the terrace. The views of the Potomac River were gorgeous and a great backdrop to our dining experience. The food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Ambiance was amazing. The drinks were good and the food was even better! I was shocked by how big the portions were. I thought I would pay mostly for the ambiance, but the food and drinks were well worth the money.

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Saundrell
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, energetic and lively. The food was great. The drinks fabulous. Cons: Take an UBER parking is awful. The later it gets, the more LA Vie turns into a club.

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SharondaB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food on the east coast! Service was immaculate

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EmilyB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Malcolm was awesome! Food was great and I fell in love with the entire look of the place. Gorgeous.

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Aakriti
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except even after being aware that we had come in for a birthday celebration, they didn’t bother doing anything special which was a bummer. Other than that everything was lovely!

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Marty
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The place is very good that I won’t deny and I’ll definitely be back. Cons: seating is a little to close to other diners in my opinion. Pros: the food is amazing but as with all good places a bit overpriced but for the service and atmosphere its a hit! Will definitely be dining here again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Brunch service. No need to get up from your table. Served Family style. Your server bring you everything on the menu. Unlimited servings.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

This restaurant has lovely decor and overlooks the water. A few of the appetizers were good (fried zucchini) and the chocolate mousse was lovely. That’s about it. Stay away from the eggs and meat: we were very disappointed. Further, the noise level is very high. Also, our waiter tried to charge us the adult rate for our kid (kids 7-12 pay $25). At over $50 per person for unlimited brunch, this restaurant is exorbitant. All in all, a rip off and a disappointment

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere 💕

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vipMarquettS
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience was exceptional -- from the host stand, throughout brunch and when exiting. Went last weekend and plan to go again this weekend.

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.6 stars by 1835 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.