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La Vie, Washington, DC

La Vie

4.5
4.5
2538 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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Booked 108 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 2,538 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

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  1. DS

    DestinyS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I went to La Vie to celebrate my work promotion. The ambiance, food, drinks and service were exceptional! It was PRICEY so not a restaurant we’d go to just because but it was a wonderful treat for a special occasion!

  2. A

    Ankush

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality of food was really good. Ambience was really beautiful and lively. I loved it and would Definitely recommend it to everyone.

  3. C

    Cooky

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Really beautiful space with great views of the water, and the service was excellent as well. We did the unlimited brunch and the dishes were a hit or miss, mostly misses. Overall I didn't think it was worth the high price.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Beautiful place the food is a little pricey for the taste.

  5. JA

    JenniferA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very beautiful and such a vibe! Did a birthday there and it was perfect

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and our waiter could not have been more attentive! Wonderful evening!

  7. AR

    AmberRayne

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the service and ambiance. The lobster risotto was amazing!

  8. RO

    RyanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, highly recommend. Also creative menu.

  9. VA

    ValerieA

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful space & amazing views! We sat at the balcony which is decorated Ike a lush garden escape. Food was generally good, minus the French oysters. Great service.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Overrated. When you pay more you expect more. The ambiance was amazing but the food wasn’t on the same level. The lobster was overcooked and the Risotto lacked flavor, no matter how much salt and pepper I added. The best part of my meal was the French fries and Brussel Sprouts. I’ve had better branzino for less. It tasted okay and lacked seasoning. The food is overpriced. I feel like we paid for the ambiance and location of the restaurant. If you think they present an awesome food experience, then you haven’t had good food. Not worth it and not a great value for my money. We are foodies and we know good food and this ain’t it.

  11. LV

    LaVieMe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is amazing! A must go to in DC!!!! Service, Food/ Chef, Presentation, Ambiance 10/10 stars!!! …. Love this place. I’ll be an ongoing regular!!! I gave a lower value for $ as it’s not low end on cost. HOWEVER, that said, the food is Michelin-Starred quality!! In that relevance, far less pricey and a total 5 out of 5star quality restaurant when compared with that.

  12. RJ

    RedJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    This particular visit was not the best as I have experienced top tier service on my previous visits. The on the floor drink was a disappointment as it was overloaded with ice above the rim and the taste was rather plain. The more disappointing piece was that the neighboring couple served by the same waiter had the same drink and it looked completely different as the dry ice component was noticeable unlike mine. I asked the waiter to reevaluate the drink as it differed from others on the floor at the time and he brought back seemingly the same drink with dry ice added and a couple of cubes missing. The volume of the drink was quite low compared to the neighboring table even after the replacement. Hopefully this was a one off situation! Views remained gorgeous as always!

  13. T

    Tarisha

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a beautiful Father’s Day and coming to La Vie made the day Awesome. KD was fantastic and food met the expectations. The price is not for the weak 😩, but it worth the treat and take your mind off the work trouble. My family and I truly appreciated the experience. I would definitely visit again. Thank for the great experience

  14. BE

    BethE

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    I could not figure out if this was a fancy restaurant because some people were dressed for fine dining, others in shorts and teeshirts. The price point suggested fine dining, but the food was mediocre and not with what we paid. The service was good; the only bright spot. We were disappointed with the experience; we won’t be back.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father's Day. Raul did an amazing job.

  16. TG

    TraciG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service1ambience5

    The server was not good. We had to tell him multiple times our order, he kept forgetting simple things and the food made me sick while still in the restaurant. I won’t be returning and fit the price there are many other places that have better tasting food and better service.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It’s was very good set at bar area

  18. DB

    DoloresB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day outing. Amazing food and service like always.

  19. R

    Raven

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and our waiter Nicole was great! She and other staff were very attentive. Our glasses were never empty. We dined their for bunch and the menu selection and food were great! We were able to try majority of the items on the menu. Our favorite were the waffles. I would definitely recommend.

  20. AA

    AngelaA

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience, great food, great service. Definitely one of our top restaurants to go to in DC. Absolutely loved!!

  21. CG

    CierraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The music was too loud. The table are too close to each other. The view was nice however it wasn’t relaxing because of the noise level

  22. TC

    TCF1991

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance is always amazing. Thank you so much for a wonderful time

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely Father’s Day meal. Servers were busy but great. Loved the Tomahawk Steak and Staggs Leap special. We sat on the outside patio under the festive purple flowers. Really a special ambiance. Great for any occasion as long as you’ve got money to burn. Would go back!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Don’t believe the hype. Gimickie place. Over priced. Food was eh. Had the spinach pasta. Good but lots of cream sauce. Hubs had the seafood pasta. Bland. All the seafood in it and you couldn’t taste the seafood flavor in the pasta. I had the watermelon and feta salad - they forgot the feta. Brought me another one after I said no thanks and then charged me for it! Nah. It’s a tourist trap and we’re not that. Not coming back. Glad we went tho - satisfied my curiosity.

  25. C

    Cathy

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, and setting terrific - definitely not our last time there.

  26. EB

    EbonyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    My server wasn’t as friendly as I’m used to when dining here. Food was good, ambiance was great.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The ambiance was beautiful. My waiter was great but all of the plates were served without a serving spook etc. The food was good but not great. Everything we were served was cold.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    The restaurant is gorgeous. The service was impeccable. My waiter went above and beyond and took pictures for me. The food was not good at all. I came for brunch ($66 bucks for all you can eat) and the only things that were good was the lemon ricotta pancake and the steak and eggs. It was a waste if you ask me.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If I could rate this place more stars, I would. Loved it so much . The food, the service , the atmosphere. Definitely a place I want to try again

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    The service wasnt that great. The food took forever toc

  31. JO

    JordanO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Food was good, not amazing or packed with flavor. Drinks were basic, my husband asked for a glass of whiskey which ended up being a shot of whisky in a gentleman’s glass. Louder than Chuck E. Cheese in this restaurant. Packed like sardines; I could stick my arm out and touch the person seated next to us. Another overpriced restaurant that requires us to pay for ambience over quality.

  32. i

    inette

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    What's up with the dill?!?! Every single dish had dill in it, even when dill had no business being in the dish like truffle fries, brussel sprouts, lamb chops. Food with extremely mediocre. Absolutely poor value. Would never go again.

  33. HA

    HANYM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful view and place, great service, good food

  34. GJ

    GregoryJ

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Dined in alone - Food and service were good but was surprised to get bill with 20% gratuity automatically added with no notice, printed, verbal or otherwise stated.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and

  36. BW

    BrowniesWhoBrunch

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Gorgeous space with a nice selection of plates, but our waiter was a bit distracted, possibly due to the amount of tables in their section. Would like to come back, but maybe when it is less busy.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary this weekend. I was searching for a restaurant where we can go to eat good food and enjoy the atmosphere La Vie was definitely the perfect place. My husband ordered the lamb and I ordered Seafood Tagliatelle, it was delicious. I will definitely recommend La Vie restaurant to anyone that wants to celebrate a special occasion at a restaurant. Ps. It’s not as pricey as people calmed. Every good thing comes with a price tag. I will advise you to have an open mind and be willing to spend $200-300 depending on what you order.

  38. LH

    LHarris

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    If you like LOUD and CRAZY this is the place for you. I felt like I was in the middle of a diva photo shoot most of the time. Service was slow. Food was good, but expensive. Overall—nice to try it but we won’t be back.

  39. CP

    ChazP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience and great service. I will definitely be back.

  40. ST

    SamT

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous views of the water, phenomenal food, well decorated, and exceptional staff & service. This is definitely a place to impress.

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

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La Vie is rated 4.5 stars by 2538 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 108 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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