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Bar & Seating Area at Cafe la Vie - Cafe La Vie, Saint Louis, MO

Cafe La Vie

3.7
3.7
188 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Welcome to Cafe la Vie located inside the Le Meridien Hotel in Clayton!

Indulge yourself in the wonderous French European style cuisine created by our amazing team of culinary artists or a signature cocktail poured by our talented bartenders. Our spacious 7,400 sq. foot restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, Sparkling Hour (our version of happy hour) and dinner in the heart of downtown Clayton.

Cafe la Vie offers dishes highlighting European classics with local St. Louis flavors in a warm and inviting environment.



Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 863-0400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mark Hollimon
  • Catering
    Contact the sales department at 314-719-4308.
  • Private party facilities
    Contact the sales department at 314-719-4308.
  • Neighborhood
    Clayton
  • Cross street
    Bonhomme and Bemiston
  • Parking details
    2-hour complimentary parking available at Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton with validation from front desk.
  • Public transit
    Metrolink Clayton stop
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch: Sip, Shop + Savour

    $55.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Mother's Day Brunch: Sip, Shop + Savour Available from 10AM-2PM $55 for adults & $27 for children 12 and under Seating and Buffet in Grand Salle Ballroom Buffet to include, but not limited to items such as Traditional breakfast items including made to order omelets. Assorted salads Selection of seasonal accompaniments Chicken Francaise Seared Atlantic salmon with sauce bercy Carving station Slow roasted prime rib Assorted desserts Mother's will receive a complimentary welcome mimosa In addition we will have several neighborhood pop up shops to browse and purchase items. Link x Lou St. Louis Sweet Boutique

What 188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Midtown

    Great for brunch

  • Midtown

    Good for business meals

188 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The customer service was excellent. Everyone was very caring, friendly and made sure we had a memorable brunch.

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  2. Starkfoodie

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were amazing. I ordered the risotto, and it was honestly one of the best risottos I’ve ever had! Our server was very friendly and personable but service was slow. But overall, great experience and delicious food/drinks!
    Cafe La VieResponded on February 26, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the gracious review. We appreciate your kind words about how much you enjoyed our delicious food, handmade craft cocktails, and locally crafted brews. Having said that, we are disappointed to know you experienced a long wait time. We are committed to providing a memorable dining experience, and we will use your comments to improve going forward. Thank you once more for your recommendation; we look forward to seeing you again at Café La Vie. Dennis Bond Director of Food and Beverage

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  3. Benn

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I could have gotten a much better experience elsewhere for the same price. Was looking for new restaurant so I decided to try Cafe La Vie. Highlight was our server. She was excellent. Cornish Hen was the lowlight, closely followed by the mid-century decor and the low table/chair backs. Prices charged suggest a certain amount of luxury. Mid-century design does not say "luxury". This combined with the so-so food experience make me not want to go back.
    Cafe La VieResponded on February 23, 2024
    Dear Benn, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We do our best to deliver only the finest food to our guests, but we understand you were dissatisfied with your selections on this visit. We will speak with the culinary staff about your concerns as we are committed to continually improving our guest experience. That said, we appreciate your positive comments about our dedicated associates. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you in the future. Dennis Bond Director of Food and Beverage

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We waited for 30 minutes and never received anything but water. Many other patrons decided to leave also due to lack of service. Afterwards we decided to go to another restaurant.
    Cafe La VieResponded on February 20, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for dining with us. Please accept our apologies for not exceeding your expectations. You deserved exceptional service from the staff members, and we regret this was not your experience. We are grateful for your patience, and your feedback will be used to improve our responsiveness. We hope to have another opportunity to show you our dedication to exceptional hospitality. Dennis Bond Director of Food and Beverage

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First off, it was a HORRENDOUS experience. We had a reservation at 7P. By 7:45 all we had were waters. We saw our waiter once. Didn’t even have a chance to order food. Will not be returning EVER. He tried to come back and offer us drinks for free to comp his horrible service. We didn’t take it.
    Cafe La VieResponded on February 20, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service and strive to exceed our guests' expectations on every visit. Therefore, we want to extend our apologies for not providing you with a seamless, enriching dining experience. We are confident that this was an isolated incident and hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to experience our hospitality and food at its finest. Dennis Bond Director of Food and Beverage

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated. We received water about 5 minutes later and our order was taken. We then waited an hour and nothing…no water refill, no food, no acknowledgement of the wait. We left. We saw other couples leave as well. They were clearly understaffed but there was no communication of anything. And they kept seating people…will not return.
    Cafe La VieResponded on February 20, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing us for your recent meal. We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations, and we sincerely apologize for the unsatisfactory service you received during your visit. Please be assured that we take your comments seriously and will address these concerns with our team to ensure improvements in our service. We would love for you to return and enjoy the hospitality we are known for. Dennis Bond Director of Food and Beverage

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  7. RogerD

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    enjoyed our time and dinner, appreciated the attention to detail
    Cafe La VieResponded on February 17, 2024
    Dear Roger, Thank you for dining at Café La Vie and for taking the time to leave a review. We strive to provide each guest with a great experience, and we are delighted to hear that your time with us was excellent. We appreciate you recommending us and hope you return soon. Dennis Bond Director of Food and Beverage

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It was terrible. The food was horrendous and the service was extremely slow. I do not think it could get any worse. Restaurant could be on kitchen nightmares
    Cafe La VieResponded on February 16, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We apologize that your experience was not perfect due to issues with the service and food offerings. We take these concerns seriously and will address them with our team to ensure they are not repeated. We hope to have another opportunity to show you the hospitality for which we are known on your next visit. Dennis Bond Director of Food and Beverage

    2 people found this helpful

  9. Foodie

    St. Louis

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good, Our server did a very good job, considering the number of tables she was handling. When we made our reservation I specifically asked for the ability to order from the menu and not take the pre-fix meal. When we were seated we were told that we had to take the set menu. The food was very good, but we only had 2 choices on each course. Since we don't like oysters, we only had one appetizer choice. Having had filet and shrimp the night before, we really only had one choice for our main entree, too, without copying our previous dinner. I don't think we will go back in the near future. The open seating to the hotel lobby isn't our preference when having a nice meal. the staff was very friendly.
    Cafe La VieResponded on February 22, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review of Café La Vie. We are glad to know you savored the delectable food we serve and the thoughtful service provided by our associates. However, we are sorry for not meeting some of your expectations. We will share your comments appropriately as we are always looking for ways to improve. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have another chance to provide you with a perfect dining experience. Dennis Bond Director of Food and Beverage

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  10. Jamie

    St. Louis

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice food and service. We especially enjoyed our appetizers, and the butter candle! The service was very good.
    Cafe La VieResponded on February 18, 2024
    Dear Jamie, Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to post such a generous review. We work hard to give our guests an exceptional dining experience; therefore, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food and outstanding service. We thank you again for the great rating and hope you will return in the near future! Dennis Bond Director of Food and Beverage

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FAQs

Cafe La Vie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 863-0400.

Cafe La Vie is rated 3.7 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cafe La Vie

7730 Bonhomme Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63105

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bonhomme and Bemiston
  • Neighborhood
    Clayton
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    2-hour complimentary parking available at Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton with validation from front desk.
  • Public transit
    Metrolink Clayton stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mark Hollimon
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (314) 863-0400
  • Catering
    Contact the sales department at 314-719-4308.
  • Private party facilities
    Contact the sales department at 314-719-4308.
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