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La Vie

4.6
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892 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Offers

Tuesday Wine Night

Starting Sep 22, 2020 · Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Enjoy 50% all wine & champagne bottles every Tuesday night (ultra rare wines excluded / must order food item).

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 892 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the seafood pasta 😻

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!! Can’t wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful experience. It was the perfect restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The service was amazing, the employees were extremely nice and attentive. Also the food was amazing as well. Overall I would love to come back here.

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HussainA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food came out too fast what the heck. I felt uneasy that you made it so quick. Was it frozen!,!?? My girlfriend disagrees

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DomoniqueB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Came for a friends Birthday dinner and had an amazing time. Food was delicious, ambiance was incredible!

Thank you

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vipCharlottesvillian
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience4

We were uncomfortable given how many people were seated at close distance. Some people were walking without masks speaking loudly and laughing...

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KizzieF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s was amazing and I love it and I would recommend la vie to anyone. Beautiful!

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yvonneP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch (bottomless mimosas dream!!) now my new fave spot in DC

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant on the Wharf. Excellent service by Leonardo. Excellent food by the chefs. Will recommend to all my friends and family. Good covid precautions.

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DayanAcosta
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience is completely worthy. The view, the service and the food was amazing 👌🏾

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend out for dinner to celebrate her birthday. When booking my reservation, I asked for a few touches I felt might make her feel special on her day. Our server (and coincidentally the bartender that night) went above and beyond my specifications. My guest had a fabulous experience and I felt my time there was well worth the money. Thanks so much!

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G1911
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and drinks. Great views. The service was good, however, it’s a little pricey $$$$

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FoodLoverNyla
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing venue, the ambiance, the tapas, the views, beautiful

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Belle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance & view. Attentive, personable waiter. Ok food. Value is in the location & ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alex had us laughing all night! Thanks for being yourself Alex!

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Dinnerfor2
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ordering the day boat scallops was the best decision! Delicious and full of flavor, would definitely order again. Our waiter was friendly and very helpful and even treated us to a complimentary glass of champagne at the end of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food was great and the service was top notch. The views of the harbor was unmatched. The waiters went above and beyond to service us. Look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

La Vie was an amazing experience for sure. Would love to come back and enjoy another beautiful meal over looking the water. The only problem me and my fiancée had was the host was extremely rude when we asked if they could take a picture for us. I have never felt so disrespected in my life. But other than that everyone else and the mood was extremely amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere was completely on point!

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Michael
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vie was a quality dining experience with a great view and delicious oysters, steak frites, and octopus.

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vipArthurT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about La Vie was exquisite. Starting with the appetizer. I highly recommend the grilled octopus. I thoroughly enjoyed our entrees as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, the drinks were amazing and my server was knowledgeable and helpful!!

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Sonia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, plenty of options on brunch menu and beautiful view from terrace.

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MoshehG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food and the waiter’s kindness and his knowledge of the food

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Foodie0904
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Not only did I get a recommendation based on my choice of beverages that I had been deliberating on but I got to taste a sample of each so I could make the best decision. So appropriate and definitely love that touch. Enjoyed dessert, had the chocolate cake baked Alaska with the cotton candy that got a theatrical table show as it was lit and revealed the baked Alaska. Will be back again.

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RicardoA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, loud music, excellent food and coherent price point. It's a not cheap joint...

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Giles
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limitless brunch was amazing! All of the small dishes were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thé staff was great !

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TDess
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great drinks, great vibe. 5/5 I would definitely recommend

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CrystalW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed everything about it. We celebrated our 4 year anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place. The seating was spaced out well for Covid and they gave you your own fully packaged bottle of sanitizer. How dope is that?!

The food was hot and flavorful. Timing was great. Drinks were delicious. Mitch was our server and let me just say I would like him every time. He was very attentive and thoughtful. He heard it was our anniversary and gave us complementary glasses of champagne and sorbet to share. What an unexpected treat.

All that with the unbelievably beautiful atmosphere/decor made for an exceptional night that we are still talking about. Thank you La Vie for the great date night for myself and my husband.

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AngelT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My daughter and I celebrated our birthdays! It's a beautiful place, has good food, and pleasant staff. They even provided us with complimentary glass of wine and birthday cake. Which was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing and the service was great. The food was delicious. My husband and I loved it and can't wait to go back!

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vipCaliGirlNOT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The decor, service and ambiance were amazing. The unlimited brunch special was an excellent value. My favorite dish was the delicious duck carbonara.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner. Food was delicious.

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EmmaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! We celebrated our anniversary and were treated to a free dessert! Was by fair our favourite restaurant on our trip!

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Idil
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing. It was a little crowded and towards the end of brunch on a Sunday on Labor Day weekend. However, our server made sure we had a great experience. I recommend each and every item every single one of them. There’s an option for everyone & they were also kind enough to accommodate/ refine items on the menu to match my friends vegan restrictions. 10/10 I will be going often.

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IanC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Prior to arriving, arrangements were confirmed with the establishment. None of those requests were honored. Adjustments had to be made while on the scene and kudos to the manager on site for making things happen. The location has potential but as a former restauranteur and customer service trainer, I was not impressed with the level of service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a vibe. went twice in a row, they gave complimentary bday drinks & anniversary champagne. Shoutout to our server Ed.

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LatoyaH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, service and views! This is definitely our new spot. Perfect for date night.

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JohnA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome way to celebrate a special occasion! Food was excellent and the service and atmosphere were incredible. I normally don't like spending $200 on dinner for two, but this was very much worth it! Highly recommend....

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.6 stars by 892 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.