La Vie

4.7
1472 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
What 1472 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmosJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great. Not a great place for a date because it is hard to talk due to the noise and openness of restaurant. Will definitely look into doing the Cabanas next time.

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Labo
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great views, fantastic food, top notch service.

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Christy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely except the parking was a nightmare! It says here on open table that is has a “private lot” which is not true. There is a public lot next to the restaurant with multiple entrances but underground all connected and was so full at 6:30pm on a Wednesday that is was bumber to bumber jammed inside trying to find a spot. After 1/2 hour or more had to leave the lot and find street parking about 10 minute walk away from the restaurant area. Best to Uber/taxi there if possible. The parking description should be updated on this app to reflect that.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is first rate, the food was amazing, I tried as much as I could without bursting. We'll definitely be making ourselves regulars. Parking garage is literally next door.

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wowowowowowowow! I reserved my table to celebrate my friend's 26th and this was both a first time experience for us. We sat with Minor and he was one of the most tentative servers i ever had. He also helped me secretly take care of the large bill without my friend noticing. She and I both had a great time and will love to visit again. Thank you Minor for all your help and being very kind to us. You are appreciated.

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AmbienceQueen
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great experience

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vineetas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my husbands bday. Everything was perfect. The ambience , the food and the cocktails were to die for. Definitely going back !!!

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Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fare and service, and suitable dining atmosphere. Very worthwhile investment of time and other resources.

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PamelaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wide floor to ceiling windows with waterfront views. Delicious food, great ambiance and service, perfect for a date, celebration, and also a nice meal

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Outstanding
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I particularly loved the ambient artistic touch but however would have appreciated more intimate seating.

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ObieA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing however the service could have been better. We went for unlimited brunch and I felt like our server could have been more attentive to our table. It appeared that other tables were getting their rotation of plates in a timely manner. While the things that we ordered were delayed or didn't come at all and we had to remind our server when he did stop by our table. The food (when it eventually arrived) was amazing though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice setting, made wonderful for birthday dining

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vipLeslieH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food

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MichaelD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled branzino was superb. And the cotton candy baked Alaska - how could you say no to such silly decadence.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Our server was so efficient!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

My experience at La Vie. Was great the customer service was excellent the dining with magnificent but the food was terrible and not well seasoned and some too much salt or not enough seasoning.

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Danvur
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The guy who served us food wasn’t very nice. When he placed the plates on our table, he basically slammed them on the table. I’ve noticed that he was super nice to other non-ethnic groups and told them what was what, which he did not do for our table. It made the overall experience unpleasant for my friends bday. I explained this to our main server, who was super nice, but if not, then oh well. What am I going to do?

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food2service3ambience4

It’s a beautiful restaurant, if you’re hungry this ain’t the spot. This is a more of a get a few drinks much on some appetizers enjoying the wharf with your people.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was really good!! The atmosphere and vibe were amazing. Also the rose sangria was delicious. Will come back again

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HThomas
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience food and service! Excellent night out.

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CandiceS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. We had a large shellfish platter and everything was fresh and delicious. They had a great whiskey selection. The host and server were friendly and attentive.

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vipAngela
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and good food! This restaurant is the bomb! They love to reinvent food and drinks! Excellent presentation with food and drinks! Love the baked Alaskan!! Will be back!!!

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Mike
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service and ambiance don't make up for the great food.

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vipSabrinaStar
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience, and service. Definitely a special place! I do wish they had a few more vegetarian/vegan options. The Empress 75 had an amazing presentation that made the night even more memorable!

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JumanaA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great costumer service! Wonderful view, the food was really good and overall it was a beautiful night there.

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, and the service was impeccable! They were very attentive, and the food and drinks were very good.

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest service I have ever experienced, from the Amuse-Bouche to the Dessert we were given decedent descriptions of each menu item which perfectly embodied their delectable notes and flavors. A glamorous and grandiose dining experience to say the least.

C’est La Vie

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for our wedding date! Will be back for another experience soon.

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CarolO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An outstanding birthday celebration and the Baked Alaska is a show-stopper!

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vipGalztalk
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Ambiance overlooking the wharf open and well lighted my new favorite DC spot and I can't wait to do brunch there next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience! The restaurant is beautiful and the views off the balcony are amazing! I really enjoyed the drinks!

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vipArneldaB
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for our cousins upcoming wedding. The ambiance, hospitality was amazing! It was our first time having brunch. The family style options were DELICIOUS!!!! We can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Great food and service! I love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue and views. One of my favorite places to visit and I definitely want to check out the cabanas on the penthouse level

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Thank you.

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Happpp
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I think the ambience was beautiful however, I think the food is overpriced based on the portions. Its also inconvenient to not be able to substitute items on the menu.

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vipKimykat
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have celebrated our anniversary. Our server was great and the food was amazing.

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HOSTENSIAN
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. Food drinks and service was awesome 👌. Will be making another reservation for my bday

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NashitaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu was perfect to sample many different things. We loved the tiramisu French toast and sausage.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited La Vie for brunch to celebrate my friend's graduation. We loved it! Great food and service in a beautiful restaurant overlooking the water. Definitely want to go back.

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1472 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.