La Vie

4.7
1227 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.

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $79.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Celebrate Mother's Day with La Vie's special "unlimited brunch experience", featuring our popular weekend brunch items, plus fresh seafood platters. The brunch experience is limited to 2-hours per table. All items on the brunch menu are "unlimited", except for the seafood platters. Guests may also add "unlimited" Bellinis and Mimosas to the experience for an additional charge (all guests at the table must partake). Brunch is complimentary for children under 12 years of age, and brunch is $28/person for kids 12-15 years old. Please note; the 2-hour time limit begins once you are seated, regardless if your party is complete. We will hold tables for 15 minutes for late arrivals.
  • Mother's Day Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Celebrate Mother's Day at La Vie with our Chef's special four course menu. Vegan options also available. The four course dinner is $95/person (not including taxes, fees or gratuity). All reservation require a valid credit card. Cancellations within 48 hours of the reservation are subject to a $35/person cancellation fee.

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 1227 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time in D.C. and La Vie did not disappoint. Everything was set up perfectly. Beautiful place with a great ambiance. The food was delicious as well and we enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Adrian was our waiter and he was amazing! Because of parking, we were late for our reservation, but he made sure we were well fed and kept the mimosas coming!

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BSmith
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the ambiance was amazing. The drinks were great and the service was top tier

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Theywantash
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Every part ! A great experience. Don't be afraid to try new things

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vie made my birthday so special the ambiance food and service were amazing definitely will be returning for brunch again

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Ania
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed limitless brunch here. Our server, James was outstanding in his recommendations and service. Will definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my work wife here for her birthday and it was amazing. we had the best waiter Alex the food and drinks were delicious 😋

MB
MiguelB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place with amazing views and the service was very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service2ambience5

The appetizers were good. The truffle fries were cold and nasty. The roasted chicken & all smoke no fire drink was excellent!!!! Overall the food was overpriced!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall we enjoyed our experience. The ambiance was beautiful floral perfect for spring. Kind of an eclectic mix of style color and patterns. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating and flexible. He was very busy from multiple tables which some may not have liked if they were expecting quaint, quiet and intimate dining, but he was trying to accommodate everyone of his tables. The food and drink were fresh and delish!! I recommend the lamb chops were seasoned so well, the vegetarian pasta ravioli was so light and fresh, the truffles fries were light and crispy, and the brussel sprouts were a roasted blend of savory sweet. Order the baked Alaska for a perfect tableside experience. We had a lovely anniversary dinner.

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REGINAF
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was phenomenal! We went for our 10 year anniversary and it was fabulous!

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Bezt
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Such a cute place and super nice staff! I wish the menu had variety but it was great nonetheless!

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NDee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall great dinner. My special request was not acknowledged for a quiet corner it was a special occasion. Service was great Edwin was attentive. Food was delish l. The menu was different from what was online, one dish was no longer being offered and that was the one I had planned on getting, my substitution was enjoyable in spite of of initial disappoint. I do recommend maybe some temperature checks and more spaced out seating the main dining are seemed very packed. I thought there was a dress code but seems to not be for dinner. Will visit again nonetheless. Now that I know what to expect.

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vipspiker
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience, views

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner to celebrate my wedding

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Ambiance, Food,Drinks everything was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The restaurant is really nice and that is the only positive thing I have to say. The food is mediocre and very expensive for the quality. The service was decent and its automatic gratuity so the servers don't have to try hard and it's very apparent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, we took my bf’s little brother so he can get a “fancy dinner experience” and we had the best time ! Thank you

KM
KaylaM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and the drinks were really good! Will be going back soon!

TG
TomashaG
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor. The food, drinks, and service was exceptional.

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RubyO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the my favorite restaurants in Dc area. I love it

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mdfoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great atmosphere! Outside patio is gorgeous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great food with amazing service! 10/10 would recommend

LT
LisaT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friends birthday was a great experience at LaVie! Food, ambience and service was impeccable! We will be back soon!

BG
BrunchGuest
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

My reservation was at 12:45, a waiter did not come over until 1:25. The couple next to my friend and me were seated after us and got service 10 or 15 minutes before us. I've never ever had to wait so long for a waiter to come over just to greet us and take drink orders. At one point I got the attention of a busser and asked if he could ask a waiter to come over and still had to wait. I made eye contact with a waiter at a table nearby and tried to get his attention and he ignored my friends and I. Eventually a waiter did come and the service improved but the wait time for service was ridiculous and unacceptable and the restaurant did nothing to make up for that.

This was my first time there for brunch, I cannot recommend the service at brunch but I came once before for dinner and had a more positive experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The food was delicious and our waiter was so amazing we didn’t have to order any food for the brunch

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Took my boyfriend there and it was amazing. The restaurant is so beautiful, we had a view of the water and the service was spectacular! Would definitely go again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The brunch was great and there was a lot of variety. The ambience was everything but can get pretty expensive because of gratuity, sanitation fee and drinks. Great ambiance and worth it for a special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

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gregorio202
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and great service. COVID prevented party size but the staff was excellent in assisting as much as they could.

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Jenniferotero
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Very beautiful restaurant and delicious food with a new view.

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GadgetGirlJen
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience dining on the balcony. The view, the food, the lifeguard duty drinks and the service was all on point. The only thing we didn't enjoy was having a bridal party near us (apparently they felt it was ok to come take maskless pictures at the balcony edge (nearest our table). The difficulty of having "insta-worthy" views and decor is many patrons seem to lose their common sense, social awareness and good judgement.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and brunch experience. Quick and friendly service.

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abuayyub
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, can't say I didn't like any of the items I tried except the Seas of the Day drink. The Avocado Tartine was great as were the steak and eggs and murguez muffin. Pretty pricey, but service was amazing and the ambience is great plus can't forget about that view. The "dessert" items sounded better than they actually were but still good (tirasmisu french toast, baklava waffle). Will definitely be back.

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DcTasteFoody
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I had raw oysters, grilled octopus and the lobster diavolo. Beware that there’s a sanitation fee and a 20% gratuity added to your bill (even if you are dining alone) I believe this is due to COVID.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was good food and ambience but the waiter was inattentive and I assumed because the service fee is included.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Food and presentation was great 😊

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CarsonB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in an energetic and somewhat new part of D.C. It's not cheap but the food and service was genuinely good, so you definitely aren't just paying for the location and view. Creative cocktails and elegant seafood options along with tentative staff make it a perfect date spot. If you can get a window seat the floor to ceiling windows provide a great view of the wharf and Potomac, but the interior decorating is so beautiful there's not really a bad table.

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vipRida
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food& service! Sit outdoors if you have the option it’s a great view

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1227 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.