La Vie

4.7
1040 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

  • Dinner on the Terrace

    $75.00 per person

    Jan 7 - Jan 15, 2021

    Enjoy a four-course meal on our heated terrace while taking in the breathtaking views of the Wharf. $75/person (not including beverages). First Course (choose 1) -Butternut Squash Soup -Greek Garden Salad -Caesar Salad -Tuna Tartare -Grape Leaves -Mediterranean Spreads Second Course (choose 1) -Fennel Sausage Ragu -Truffle Gnocchi -Atlantic Salmon -Lamb Chops -Steak Frites -Roasted Chicken Sides (choose 1) -Charred Broccolini -Truffle Mac & Cheese -Crispy Brussel Sprouts Desserts (choose 1) -Banana Pudding -Mousse au Chocolate
  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $145.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Enjoy a special Valentine's Day themed four-course menu in a romantic atmosphere with spectacular views of the Wharf. There is a two-hour limit for dinner, and a valid credit card is required to reserve. Cancellations must be done 48 hours before in order to avoid a $50/person cancellation fee. First Course (one per person) -Red Snapper Crudo -Clam Chowder -Winter Vegetable Salad -Beef Carpaccio Second Course (one per person) -Honey Glazed Duck Breast -16oz Dry Aged Bone-In Ribeye -Striped Bass -Lobster Risotto -Cauliflower Couscous Sides (one per person) -Black Truffle Mac & Cheese -Crispy Brussel Sprouts -Whipped Potatoes Dessert (one per person) -Panna Cotta -Chocolate Mousse Heart
  • Valentine's Dinner

    $165.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Enjoy a special four-course menu in a romantic atmosphere with beautiful views of the Wharf for $165/person (not including taxes, fees or gratuity). A valid credit card is required for booking and cancellations must be made 48 hours before to avoid a $50/person cancellation fee.
  • Dinner on the Terrace

    $75.00 per person

    Jan 15 - Jan 31, 2021

    Enjoy a special three-course meal on our heated terrace with spectacular views of the wharf for $75/person (not including tax, fees or gratuity). A valid credit card is required for booking and any cancellations within 48 hours of the reservation will incur a $50/person cancellation fee. First Course (choose 1) -Butternut Squash Soup -Greek Garden Salad -Caesar Salad -Tuna Tartare -Grape Leaves -Mediterranean Spreads Second Course (choose 1) -Fennel Sausage Ragu -Truffle Gnocchi -Atlantic Salmon -Lamb Chops -Steak Frites -Roasted Chicken Sides (choose 1) -Charred Broccolini -Truffle Mac & Cheese -Crispy Brussel Sprouts Desserts (choose 1) -Banana Pudding -Mousse au Chocolate

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 1040 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for my fiancé’s 30th birthday. Dinner on the terrace was amazing ! 😍 very chic decor & every single bite of food was delicious. Our server was very attentive and the view of the Wharf was beautiful. 🙌🏾

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Andrea
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and design. Just a little too cold & breezy.

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dominiqueg
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very charming spot with gorgeous view of the Potomac

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks- and the ambiance is fantastic. Highly recommend!

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ShayP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vie was amazing!!!!!! Went to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and we were not disappointed. We both ordered the lamb and i had the all smoke no fire drink which was delicious and the presentation was amazing!!!! Our dinner was in the chandelier room which was breathtaking

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CandaceL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. A great place to celebrate any occasion.

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MariahK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New beginnings

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danas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!!!! The staff was really nice and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vie was absolutely amazing. From the service, to the food, to the ambience, it was truly an experience.

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Magh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best time, enjoying my birthday brunch at La Vie. The weather was perfect, food was delicious, drinks were great, and the service was even better!
If you're looking for an ENDLESS brunch & mimosas with great views/vibes... La Vie is your spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best time celebrating my birthday at La Vie! The customer service was amazing and the food was too. I can’t wait to revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent seating to feel comfortable, great ambiance, great service and food. Excellent recommendations and bday experience

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Saki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the first moment we arrived, they checked our reservation and saw the special request about it being a birthday. They made it all special. Everyone was in smiles, being helpful, and the food was amazing. I ordered lamp chops while my partner ordered the “catch of the day.” She’s a huge foodie and told me the fish was perfectly delicate. My lamp chops were cooked the way I liked it. Thank you again for the experience.

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ProdiG13
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant to eat at and the food is very good!

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Pleased
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Great atmosphere. Waiter was generous until we didn’t feel like ordered &200 worth of food. 3/5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner with my wife after our marriage. The experience was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Food! Be sure you order the cotton candy baked Alaska for desert... you read that right. The presentation is phenomenal, have your camera ready!

Amazing server (Peter) was charming and knowledgeable... take his recommendations. He’s a true pro.

If you know anything about bourbon you know Uncle Nearly... they do a smoked presentation that is unique. Yeah, I know the idea of peach and bourbon NEVER would have been my idea but it works... give it a try.

I highly recommend this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing and it’s just beautiful

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for the great review!! We appreciate the feedback! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The meal was great, it was a birthday dinner and the staff was very attentive. When our waiter was dealing with another customer, he sent over a manager to take our order. Ensuring that we got our orders in a timely manner. The restaurant was fantastic. Beautiful scenery, and we were able to have a window seat. Go in for the cotton candy and chocolate ice cream cake flambé it’s amazing

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for the great review!!! We are doing our best to make sure everyone has a great experience during these trying times!! WE are so happy you had an awesome experience.

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ShannonF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My only negative thing to say was that after our meal I asked our waiter, Calvin (who was awesome), to take a group picture of us. He said absolutely and asked us did we want to go out on the terrace to take it for better lighting - we said sure. We went into the terrace room and took the pic and he walked away after he was done. As we were getting up to walk out a lady (who just stood by the bathroom hall the entire time we were there) comes rushing in telling us (actual words) "y'all can't be in here, this is private dining you need to leave, why are you in here?" We explained we were only taking a picture and that it was OUR WAITER'S idea, not ours we didn't even know said room existed, she continued to basically disregard us and tell us to get out of the room. Which by the way there were only 3 tables dining in that room and one table was extremely nice to us as we were there celebrating a birthday and so were they. It did not look like any private dining was going on or private parties. Her approach was way off and rude. Other than that service was great & food was amazing!

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

Sincere apologies for what occurred. We had a new security individual that day and she wasn't properly trained. Right now during COVID we have a lot of new restrictions and seeing from your review one of our new security individuals tried to enforce it a bit too enthusiastically. We have counselled her and also spoken with Kelvin. Again, our sincere apologies for what occurred, that is not the experience we want to convey.

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vipDarleneB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great biew

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for all 5 stars review!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place and beautiful restaurant , excellent food , just drinks little expensive

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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Devyhn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, La Vie is absolutely AMAZING. I'm a frequent flyer but I invited my sister to dinner and her first experience left her speechless. I will continue to come back as long as the quality of service and food remains the same. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT, GREAT, GREAT REVIEW :) :) :)

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CATB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best brunch I have ever had in my whole entire life. It was life changing. And bottomless mimosas? Service was amazing and the entire place was beautiful. Coming back next month for my 22nd birthday.. if COVID doesn't ruin it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Mitch, was great. He was knowledgeable and friendly. I had the le vie af drink which was strong!
Follows by the oysters (so good) and the squid ink pasta with lobster. They did not skimp on the lobster! Overall great experience and many covid protocols in place

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

Thank you for the great review about Mitch and your experience. We try to give guests the best value and experience when they come in here and we are happy we met your expectations. We also will do something special for Mitch because this is his first great review posted!!! side note ( he just started recently) Thank you so much and look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Thanksgiving Menu! Being away from family for work, this made up for it and provided a wonderful meal. My co-workers also enjoyed it very much.

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

We are so happy we were able to make your Thanksgiving special :) Thank you for choosing to spend it with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front of building; Lady’s check-in customers need to be attentive to everybody walking up; white, black, green or yellow

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

Our Sincere apologies... We've been working on this situation. Our host staff is 9/10 friendly and attentive, not ray cist in any form or fashion, but they seem to have the attention span of the dog in the movie "UP." We have readdressed this at our meeting and have made proactive measure to ensure that the host team is on point. Mea Culpa. Please let us know the next time you come in and our Chief Operating Officer Aamir Mohd will make sure you are taken care of. Warm Regards

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was pretty good, and the location was excellent. I had the lamb chops which were ok but I would come back and order a seafood dish per my friends recommendations.

La Vie
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you for the overall great review. We are sorry that the lamb didn't meet your expectations. Hopefully you can give us another try. If you do come in, please speak to Jean-Paul, our General Manager and he will make sure everything is perfect on this next go around.

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prettyt33
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing ambiance and decor. Food was great! 5 stars . We had brunch and everything we ordered was delicious no complaints. The only negative was service. Maybe brunch is a very busy time but our waiter was very slow. There is a strict 2 hour time limit so u really have to get your orders in a timely fashion. Our waiter wasn’t as attentive as we needed him to be. We had to look for him to refill our drinks and he didn’t follow up after food was delivered to the table . He was slow or maybe overwhelmed that day.

La Vie
Responded on December 6, 2020

Hi Pretty, thank you for taking the time to leave an overall great review. We apologize for the drinks not coming out in a timely manor. That is on us. If possible we would love to talk to you and make this right. Please reach out to Jean-Paul, our General Manger, or Fidencio Rubio, our Beverage Director. We are constantly trying to make "La Vie" the best it can be and we are sorry that we fell short this time. Warm Regards

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EricaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, the view was beautiful. Food was delicious and the inside was gorgeous.

La Vie
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you for the excellent review. We are pleased that everything met your expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sexy. Chic. Colorful. Dim lights, clean lines, plush decor. The show scene is ripe for photo oops. Perfect date night, girls night out and or special occasion. I went for my birthday and it was the chic celebratory experience I expected. Every single thing we ordered in the menu was excellent. The service was great....I got everything I asked for. We lucked up and got one of the bartenders ss our waiter and he knew how to keep the drinks flowing and make suggestions for new options. The seafood tower was awesome and tasty. All of the fancy drinks and desserts had beautiful presentation but also tasted great-flavorful. I will be back again.

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Brittney
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s literally the best kept secret if you know you know I had an amazing time 5 stars for sure

La Vie
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you for your wonderful review!! So happy that you had an amazing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I appreciate how our server could recommend a good wine to go with my meal. The ambiance was perfect for a birthday date. Everything was good.

La Vie
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you for your excellent review. We are constantly working on training our servers with wine pairing so it is great to see that they had a great recommendation. Thank you for choosing to spend your special day with us. Cheers!

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VanessaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful sights, and friendly service.

La Vie
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you for the awesome review. We are happy that you had a wonderful experience.

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MurielS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, atmosphere was top notch

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1040 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.