La Vie

4.7
1484 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 1484 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.8
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4321
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience with great food and vegan options, yay!

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MakdaM
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall I had good service, but most of times it’s not easy to get tables, I suggest if you guys open more branches.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great !!

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Anonymous
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Took my husband here for Father’s Day. All of the orders did not come out to the table. My table was skipped multiple times. The brunch was delicious but the service was not good.

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Jason
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came dor our anniversary and the experience was well worth it. Our meals were perfect and the service was excelente.

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a good experience but for the price not worth it…only thing worth it was the seafood tower, delicious. Bronzino filets we’re good but expensive and the asparagus salad with poached egg was a very small serving size and the egg was cold…

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NativeDC
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahhhmaxzing!!! Loved this elegant and gorgeous setting! Girlfriends birthday dinner, food was delicious!!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Amazing food.. slightly over priced IMO. Service was terrible- might have just been our waitress. We went for bottomless brunch and we had to tell her multiple times our order, food was slow.. pretty sure our waitress just wasn’t paying attention to our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful and comfortable. You’re pretty much paying for the view and atmosphere because while the appetizers were amazing, the main dishes were definitely not worth the price. The steak was nothing special in quality or flavor to cost $68. We also got the chicken which tasted like cardboard with a mix of veggies and flavors that didn’t work well together. The server was great and overall experience was fine. Just FYI, since they don’t mention it to you, gratuity is automatically charged even for a party of 2 and they are still charging a sanitization fee.

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Kindale
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal time
Perfect for any occasion

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KishaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out first brine dining here. The experience was amazing! Very upscale and lots of class. The food was outstanding along with the service. Our server was perfect! Our meal came in less than 15 minutes after we ordered it. Everything was delicious down to the drinks and deserts! I will return!

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mh7025
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fine food, gorgeous view, insanely expensive. And they had automatic gratuity of 24% for a party of 2; covid restrictions have all been lifted so we didn’t quite understand the covid related gr

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AmosJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Christy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great experience

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vineetas
1 review
Dined 6 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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice setting, made wonderful for birthday dining

LH
vipLeslieH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food

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MichaelD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
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!

JA
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.

MN
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.

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1484 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.