La Vie

4.5
2055 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2055 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and views!

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MichelleE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Our server, Geneva was attentive and professional. We had such a great time celebrating my birthday. The restaurant presented me with a card and a box of chocolate truffles - such a wonderful gesture!!! 5 stars ⭐️ all around?!!

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CynthiaO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Our reservations was for 12:45 for the limitless bunch. Started eating around 1:25pm. Our waiter was great but when the place started getting busy the food stopped coming to our table. When we would place an order for our next round of food it never came out, asked the waiter about 5 goods time and he said it was coming but it never did so we left. Sucks!

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lattelove
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best brunch places! Loved every minute!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday. Trendy restaurant with beautiful dining decor. Food was good. Had brunch. Really felt special when we went to La Vie for my birthday. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was not up to par. We noticed how much more attention he paid to his other tables since we didn’t shell out enough money in the beginning by ordering drinks.

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vipMarliviaM
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I looooove LaVie! They never fail in my eyes. The ambiance - perfect date night out. The service and waitstaff - wonderful…they know your needs before you ask. Cleanliness - impeccable . The food - delicious ! We both ordered a burger. It was soooooo wonderful. We both ate half of our burger and our waiter provided containers to carry home. Unfortunately for us, we forgot our burgers on the table ! *sobs into pillow*. So basically we left an entire burger on the table and didn’t realize it until we were home. Talk about disappointment ! I blame the yummy drinks ! Ha !

So if you’re thinking about trying this restaurant, do not ponder anymore. Give it a try and thank me later….you’re welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I don’t mind to pay a high price for food and drink but the service, quality of food and drinks need to be high quality too. This place is a tourist trap.

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Melissa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overpriced. Good ambience and cute decorations. Automatic service fee that we weren’t aware about for 5 people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good was ok but not at the prices you charge.

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Christabel
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was good, but we waited almost an hour before someone came and asked for an order. We weren’t told that we were doing the brunch buffet and the menu was not explained to us. We ended up with a hefty bill and if we knew we were paying $300 plus dollars we would have ate our fill.

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JustinR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Enjoyed that the brunch was not an open buffet, but made to order, limitless. Our server, Michael P. was very attentive, ensuring we had excellent dining experience. Would recommend to anyone looking for a upscale brunch, with quality food!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were both amazing! Best octopus I’ve ever had!

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AisraC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing! The service was outstanding and the food was great. The cocktails were okay.

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KristinT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Got a reservation for La Vie for my boyfriend’s birthday the restaurant is such a vibe aesthetically with the floor to ceiling windows views of the Wharf. When I arrived, I accidentally went to Naraya (the sushi bar downstairs that shares a lobby entrance… trying this next!) I ordered the grilled octopus & the lobster risotto and both were AMAZING!!!!

Would go back for the lobster risotto alone! Great date night or celebration dinner venue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! The view of the water is an added bonus. Service was pleasant. Each plate and cocktail seemed to have an added surprise or bonus. Wine selection is nice and goes very well with the menu

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JoeG
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful has a nice ambiance! The location is great with a nice view (if you are seated by the windows). It is a great venue for special occasions and intimate gatherings. Food was very good, I thought little pricey. For a party of two our meal was over $130/pp. We had a one glass of wine each, both had grape leaves for appetizer, one had chicken an other had Halibut (with were good). Our server, Nicholas was attentive and helpful. Also, note the 20% service fee is already included with the bill.

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BillS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic dinner we had at La Vie. Amazing food, incredible service, and a beautiful view overlooking the water.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Just didn’t like how close the tables were.

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zienabb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Sat in a corner where the heat was blowing down on us then we were moved to only sit next to the door and cold air was hitting us the whole time. Food was good.

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JeannetteC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We did reservation long time ago and we were located at the PH cuz the rent the main floor. So we had a limited menu (they have other venue with way more options) the PH was cold amd our server was more focus in other tables than us. And our reservation was at 7:30pm. We left at 10:30 because the food took forever to come. Also they ruin the wine bottle surprise and the dessert we asked in private and came to ask about it in front of the bday girl

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time. Food was delicious. Service was great.

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vipTomR
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service2ambience3

While the setting was lovely (we were seated in the Penthouse level), the noise level and room temperature were high and low respectively. The food was very good; presentation was nice. Service was fair; not particularly attentive. We are not planning on coming back.

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marymc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very pricey

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JennieL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Upon making the reservation I was notified that the main dining area would be closed on that day, and that we would be seated in the penthouse instead. What I was not notified of until 2.5 hours prior to the reservation, was that the menu selection was going to be significantly limited to just a few options, and that add-ons would not be available. Though all of the staff were polite, the experience on this date was disappointing due to the small menu selection. In addition, the PH was extremely cold, which was evident as several guests from my party, as well as others around the dining room were seen removing coats upon entry, then putting them back on while dining.

I have been here before and had a 5-star experience which is why I thought it to be an excellent option for the occasion. My recommendation would be that in the event that there is another booking that renders a part of the restaurant unavailable for other guests, that they provide patrons with the seating option AND menu at the time of reservation booking, and pay better attention to the room temperatures based on the weather.

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JaeNic
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service is amazing . 10/10 highly recommend

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the roasted chicken, Brussel sprouts, and grape leaves for appetizer. The chicken and Brussels sprouts were amazing!!! Absolutely loved both. The grape leaves were just ok. Had the rainforest dessert shared with my husband. This dessert is perfect for sharing, it was also pretty good. They make the meal a bit of an experience which was nice. The restaurant is beautiful. The price is pretty expensive, not sure it was worth what we paid. We were there with another couple. Each couple had an appetizer, 3 of us had 2 alcoholic drinks, each person had and entree and both couples shared a dessert. The bill was $606. The DC tax and gratuity together accounted for $170 of the bill. Overall it was great, but this a place to go when you’re ready to splurge a bit.

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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Shay
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dining experience! Food was amazing! Definitely coming back

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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vipNycki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place ever. The customer service, ambience and food made for an AMAZING experience. Worth every penny and every moment

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I was very impressed by this restaurant. We celebrated my niece's birthday and it was the perfect place. I found out about this restaurant from @tiktoc. Although the food was a little pricey( but what isn't these days) it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beuatiful place and ambiance! Great for special occasions and intimate gatherings. Food was very good and added to the whole experience. Service staff was attentive and helpful. Just have to be ready to spend $$$$!

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my girlfriends birthday, and they gave her chocolates, a personalized birthday card, and a free dessert!

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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TanaS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating our 24th Wedding Anniversary at La Vie! The service and food was superb. We really enjoyed the quality and the attentiveness from the staff. My only complaint was that for a slow Monday night we should've been spaced out a bit more. There were lots of tables available but we were seated between two parties. Not sure if that was because there were only a few servers, but it would've been nice to have more space. This was not a big deal for us, and we still felt a sense of privacy.

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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LauraT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricardo was a very good host. We ate like queens and the food was beyond exceptional! I cannot wait to celebrate my birthday here again!

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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ShyM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. The waiter was very nice and had a positive light about him. The food and drinks were delicious. Most of all the view is beautiful.

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! We had the scallops and tagliatelle (which- in fairness- was fettuccine, not tagliatelle). Both were excellent! Our server was great as well!

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fiancés birthday, waiter was very friendly. Would have liked a better view. Food overall was good.

La Vie
Responded on January 19, 2022

Thank you for your feedback! My name is Maurizio Reyes, the General Manager. I'm glad you had a good experience and we hope to see you again.