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

4.2
4.2
130 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Cafe la Vie transitions from an illy Coffee bar in the morning, to a relaxed restaurant and cocktail lounge in the evening. Enjoy Illy Gourment Coffee prepared by a master barista to evening cocktails, sharables, and dessert prepared by a first-class team. The spacious 7,400 sq. foot restaurant is open for breakfast, sparkling hour (our version of happy hour) and dinner. Explore our new menu featuring bold and inspiring flavors from our new Chef!



Cafe la Vie offers dishes highlighting European classics with local St. Louis flavors in a warm and inviting environment. Café La Vie serves French inspired entrees, petite plates, aperitifs, and handcrafted cocktails.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, French

  • 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–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 863-0400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Frank

  • 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, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Pre-Fixe Menu at Cafe la Vie

    $70.00 per person

    Feb 11, 2023 only
    Spark romance this season at Café la Vie inside of Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton with a pre-fixe coursed dinner, including pairings, for $70/person, featuring smoked salmon crepe napoleon, lobster bucatini, and rack of lamb. STARTERS SMOKED SALMON CREPE NAPOLEON Lemon, dill, chives, cream cheese + salmon roe SAVORY BREAD PUDDING artichoke, mushroom, prosciutto + apple saba demi gastrique paired with a half bottle of ‘la reine’ sancerre ENTRÉES LOBSTER BUCATINI saffron chardonnay cream sauce RACK OF LAMB fondant potato, creamed spinach + cherry demi paired with mon couer rhone blend + imagery chardonnay DESSERTS BOMBE de CHOCOLAT warm cream, belgian hot chocolate with 10 year port ORANGE BLOSSOM SABAYON with strawberry caviar
  • Savour the Sparkle - A local chocolate tasting

    $25.00 per person

    Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2023
    Discovery Clayton's own Honeymoon Chocolate paired with a hand selected sparkling wine this season. Smell, break, melt, and sip your way through three chocolate and sparkling wine pairings as a stand alone experience or as a dessert enhancement to a romantic dinner at Cafe la Vie. Each chocolate and wine was hand selected by the Cafe la Vie staff to perfectly compliment one another and embrace the evergreen season of romance this spring. Raspberry Dark Chocolate paired with moillard cremant de bourgogne rose Coffe Dark chocolate with Marenco Moscato D'Asti Strev Haiti & Rye Whiskey Dark chocolate paired with Imaginarium Blanc de Blanc
  • Friday Catfish Po'Boy at Cafe la Vie

    $18.00 per person

    Feb 24 - Apr 7, 2023
    Cafe la Vie is where to get your Friday fish fix this season with the introduction of the double-breaded and fried catfish po'boy served on a traditional baguette with a 16-spice remoulade sauce and a side of fries for $18. This dish is only available on Fridays starting February 24 until Friday, April 7, 2023.

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What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Great for brunch

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  1. J

    Jerre

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    The food was great!!!! But….the bench seats along the wall are so low that I felt like a kid at the dinner table. Forever to get a drink order in and then a long time to finally get the bottle of wine. I don’t understand why service was so bad when there was only three tables. I’ll go back because the food was excellent.
  2. OT

    OnTheRoadFoodies

    St. Louis

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We came in around 7:30 pm and there were hardly any people there. Our waitress was outstanding and informative regarding the menu. I got the feeling that it was the end of a long day for the chef and not a lot of effort was put into the dishes. The dishes had potential, but seemed old and the final leftovers. My tart was burned on the bottom.

    Cafe La VieResponded on January 17, 2023Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing us for your dinner plans. We are disappointed that you were not pleased with the preparation of the items you ordered. Your feedback will be shared with the culinary team. We want every guest to have a pleasant dining experience; therefore, we hope you will accept our apologies for not meeting these expectations. We do hope you will revisit and try our menu again Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The waitstaff was very kind and patient with us as we took our time ordering.

    Cafe La VieResponded on January 18, 2023Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed the inspiring service at Café La Vie. We will ensure that our associates know how much you appreciated their hospitality. We look forward to our next opportunity to serve you again. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  4. CL

    CharleyandLiz

    St. Louis

    295 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fantastic!! Food was awesome. Best French Onion soup we have had since traveling in France on numerous occasions. Our server,Ray, was terrific!! The dessert was incredible! You must go to the Cafe!

    Cafe La VieResponded on January 14, 2023Dear CharleyandLiz, Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed the inspiring hospitality and delicious menu. We will ensure Ray knows how much you enjoyed his attentive hospitality. We look forward to our next opportunity to serve you again at Café La Vie. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  5. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a delightful experience. The staff, the food, the dining area are all outstanding.

    Cafe La VieResponded on January 12, 2023Dear Scott, It is always wonderful to hear from our devoted guests, so thank you for taking the time to leave a review. With our quality, superior service and delicious meals, we think it is pretty easy to fall in love with Café La Vie, and we are glad you feel the same! We enjoy having you each and every time and look forward to serving you again soon. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  6. G

    Gigi

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our dinner, great burger, cassoulet and pork belly app were delightful. Onion soup ranks pretty high too.

    Cafe La VieResponded on January 11, 2023Dear Gigi, Thank you for the gracious review. We really do appreciate your kind words about how much you enjoyed your dinner and all the selections you ordered. We will be pleased to share your compliments with the culinary team. Thank you once more for your comments; we look forward to seeing you again soon at Café La Vie. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  7. A

    Alfred

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Unbelievably great food for a hotel restaurant. Our table would give it five stars.

    Cafe La VieResponded on January 8, 2023Dear Alfred, 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 wonderful experience, and we are delighted to hear that your time with us was excellent. It is great to learn how much you savored the delicious food we serve, and we hope you return soon. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  8. EF

    EmmaF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We were looking for a new restaurant to try and stumbled upon Cafe La Vie. It is located in Le Meridien hotel in downtown Clayton, MO, so we weren't sure what to expect as there are mixed reviews. It is indeed a "hotel restaurant." The food was good, but nothing special. The prices make it seem more upscale, but they are upcharged due to it being a hotel restaurant. The service was slow, due to our waiter being the only one seeing tables, but he did a fantastic job!

    Cafe La VieResponded on January 5, 2023Dear Emma, Thank you for dining with us. We are glad you enjoyed the service, but we regret learning we were not able to impress you much with the food we served. We do our best to deliver only the finest food to our guests, but we understand you were dissatisfied with your selections. We will speak with the culinary staff as we are committed to continually improving our guest experience. We do hope you will revisit and try our menu again. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was the best. She is the number one reason I would return. Helpful and professional

    Cafe La VieResponded on January 7, 2023Dear Guest, Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed the inspiring service. We will ensure that the staff member you mentioned knows how much you enjoyed her attentive hospitality. We look forward to our next opportunity to serve you again at Café La Vie. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was perhaps affected by holiday weekend, though room was not crowded, but was spotty at best. Significant delays at all points in evening. Scallops were initially undercooked, then were returned overcooked. No bread served w/ mussels appetizer, and took a long time to arrive when requested. Overall food and drinks were maybe above average, but much attention needs to be paid to consistency of service

    Cafe La VieResponded on January 2, 2023Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your meal; however, we are sorry that your experience was not perfect due to issues with the service. We take these concerns seriously and will address this with the staff to ensure they are not repeated. Thank you again for your valuable comments, and we hope to have another opportunity to show you the hospitality for which we are known. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  11. MC

    MichaelC

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, slow night (Christmas Eve), service kind of slow (waitress disappeared at the end while trying to sort out bill)

    Cafe La VieResponded on December 27, 2022Dear MichaelC, We appreciate the generous rating! We are glad you liked the food and hope you had a good visit. We will certainly share your comments appropriately regarding our service. We are grateful for your feedback, and we look forward to your next visit. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  12. SK

    SKBSTL

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    This was THE worst! To call this French cuisine is an insult. The restaurant has nerve. The coq a vin and cassoulet was as bad as dog food. They need to just serve American food. Forget the French. It was a waste of money. Our server was the silver lining. She was a class act. She was very appropriate fir a terrine dining experience

    Cafe La VieResponded on December 13, 2022Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for posting a review of your stay with us. We have addressed your concerns with our culinary team and staff. Our food is attentively prepared, and we never want a guest to leave without experiencing the delectable, fresh food that we are devoted to serving. We hope that you will give us another chance soon to make this up to you. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  13. EB

    ErinB

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corinthian did an amazing job! She was a very attentive server!

    Cafe La VieResponded on December 13, 2022Dear Erin, Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed the inspiring service and delicious menu. We will ensure that Corinthian knows how much you enjoyed her attentive hospitality. We look forward to our next opportunity to serve you again at Café La Vie. We wish you a very Happy Holiday season till next time! Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  14. JS

    JohnS

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party

    Cafe La VieResponded on December 10, 2022Dear John, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us. We want every guest to have a memorable experience and it's always great to pass along compliments to our hard-working staff. All of us here at Café La Vie wish you the best in the upcoming year. Come back to see us soon. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  15. JS

    JerryS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Service was unacceptable. We were waiting for our server the entire time and our order was wrong. Do not recommend

    Cafe La VieResponded on December 5, 2022Dear Jerry, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We sincerely apologize that your experience was not perfect due to issues with the service. We take these concerns seriously and will address this with the staff to ensure they are not repeated. Thank you again for your valuable comments, and we hope to have another opportunity to show you the hospitality for which we are known on your next visit. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  16. JB

    JayesonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time and excellent food on the evening of Thanksgiving. Staff and Waiter were extremely nice and we had a baby that made a mess so I know they had a lot to put up with. My entire Family said they would come back and recommend this Restaurant.

    Cafe La VieResponded on November 27, 2022Dear Jayeson, Thank you for choosing Café La Vie on the evening of Thanksgiving. We are thrilled to know you had a great dining experience with us and that you were pleased with the service you received from our associates. We enjoyed hosting you and your family and look forward to your next visit. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  17. LG

    LisaG

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday meal was delicious and the service was excellent

    Cafe La VieResponded on November 26, 2022Dear LisaG, Thank you for choosing Café La Vie and posting such a great review. We continually strive to ensure our guests enjoy everything about their time with us, so we are pleased that you had an exceptional dining experience and excellent service. Thank you again for the generous rating, and we hope you will return soon! Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  18. JP

    JuanPablo37

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful buffet and delicious food. The decoration and the staff were very good

    Cafe La VieResponded on November 28, 2022Dear JuanPablo37, Thank you for choosing Café La Vie and posting such a great review. We continually strive to ensure our guests enjoy everything about their time with us, so we are pleased that you had an exceptional dining experience, attentive service, and wonderful atmosphere. Thank you again for the generous rating, and we hope you will return soon! Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  19. KP

    KP17

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Can’t say I’ll ever be back or recommend this place again. Took us 10-15 mins to get drinks when the restaurant wasn’t even half full. Buffet was missing food or had the scraps leftover when we went to get food. Another waitress decided it was time to vacuum the dining room when we were in the middle of eating. And took another 35 mins for the waiter to come back and give us our bill/allow us to pay. Pretty poor performance on Thanksgiving.

    Cafe La VieResponded on November 28, 2022Dear KP17, Thank you for choosing to dine with us recently. We are disappointed to learn of the issues you experienced during your time with us and offer our sincere apologies for this unsatisfactory experience. We appreciate your feedback and will follow up with the staff to prevent such concerns and improve going forward. We hope you will give us an opportunity to provide you with a much-improved dining experience in the near future. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  20. MM

    MarianM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We were a part of the early diners. As a result, we experienced the confusion of new hires, people with limited English, and not enough servers. However, toward the end of our meal, wait staff and bus people seem to be flowing smoother. The food was delicious but nothing fancy. Two types of meat was served: turkey breast and honey ham. The desert was dissapointing. There was pumpkin pie, a cookie bar made with dark chocolate and some small rouond thing I couldn't quite discern the taste. The self serve area was small and the tops on the warmers were not attached so you really needed someone to help you hold the top. The Cabernet wine we ordered was good. The Thanksgiving meal was a good value for the money.

    Cafe La VieResponded on November 29, 2022Dear MarianM, Thank you for your review of Café La Vie. We hope you had a pleasant dining experience overall; however, we are sorry for not meeting some of your expectations. 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 to see where we can improve. We would love to serve you again in the future. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  21. s

    sharonh

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The restaurant seem understaffed. The menu was delicious. My halibut was good but overcooked. The waiter was very nice and professional but was the only waitr for the restaurant.

    Cafe La VieResponded on November 15, 2022Dear Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. We are glad you were pleased with the items on our menu and the attentive service you received from your server. That being said, we value your observations and apologize if the Halibut served, was not up to the mark. We appreciate your patience and for sharing your comments so that we can address your concerns appropriately. Thank you again for choosing us, and we hope to see you again. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. Service excellent!

    Cafe La VieResponded on November 8, 2022Dear Guest, It is always a pleasure to receive comments from diners, especially when they mention the outstanding service. Our team at Café La Vie is devoted to ensuring every meal is exceptional, so we thank you for your compliments. We look forward to serving you again soon. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  23. E

    Erica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Coq Au Van and The Burger were outstanding, alone with the Blackberry Smash.

    Cafe La VieResponded on November 7, 2022Dear Erica, Thank you for the gracious review. We really do appreciate your kind words about how much you particularly enjoyed the Coq Au Van, Burger, and Blackberry Smash. We will be pleased to share your compliments with the culinary team. Thank you once more for your comments; we look forward to seeing you again soon at Café La Vie. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  24. N

    Nativecityson

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were treated to champagne for our birthday celebration. Lovely food and wonderful staff.

    Cafe La VieResponded on November 6, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for including Café La Vie in the celebrations of your birthday. We are glad you were impressed by the special touch of our hospitality and that you enjoyed your meal as well as our service. Our team is devoted to ensuring every occasion is exceptional, so we thank you for your acknowledgment. We look forward to serving you again soon! Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  25. F

    Fnrufbdidhrbfoehdbr38572

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, atmosphere and service! Will definitely be back.

    Cafe La VieResponded on October 27, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Café La Vie and posting such a great review. We continually strive to ensure our guests enjoy everything about their time with us, so we are pleased that you had an exceptional dining experience. Thank you again for the generous rating, and we hope you will return soon! Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corinthian was amazing! Wonderful service

    Cafe La VieResponded on October 26, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed the inspiring service and delicious menu. We will ensure that Corinthian knows how much you enjoyed their attentive hospitality. We look forward to our next opportunity to serve you again at Café La Vie. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  27. DD

    DiscriminatingDiner

    St. Louis

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a quiet gathering with friends with gracious service and delicious food!

    Cafe La VieResponded on October 25, 2022Dear DiscriminatingDiner, Thank you for choosing Café La Vie and posting such a great review. We continually strive to ensure our guests enjoy everything about their time with us, so we are pleased that you had an exceptional dining experience. Thank you again for the generous rating, and we hope you will return soon! Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Live in the neighborhood. First time back for dinner since March. Staff was friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed the Warm Mushroom Salad and the Chef's Catch, both of which our waiter recommended. Somewhat of a wait for the food.

    Cafe La VieResponded on October 25, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for being our guest at Café La Vie once again. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your time here and the delicious food. However, we are sorry for the wait time you experienced while getting your food. We appreciate your patience and look forward to hosting you again. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  29. SK

    SandraK

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best French Onion soup, and delicious appetizer. Will definitely go again.

    Cafe La VieResponded on October 12, 2022Dear SandraK, Thank you for the gracious review. We really do appreciate your kind words about how much you particularly enjoyed French onion soup and appetizers. We will be pleased to share your compliments on this particular item with the culinary team. Thank you for sharing that you will be returning in the future. It will be our pleasure to host you again at Café La Vie. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  30. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We dined there in April. Everything was excellent. This time, the food was just "ok". If not for the first impression, we would hesitate to return.

    Cafe La VieResponded on October 2, 2022Dear Mary, Thank you for returning to our restaurant. We regret learning you had some issues during your recent stay. 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. We do hope you will revisit and try our menu again. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  31. P

    Peter

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Very limited menu and slow service.

    Cafe La VieResponded on September 7, 2022Dear Peter, Thank you for dining with us. You deserved exceptional service from the staff members, and we regret this was not your experience. We are grateful for your patience. We are also sorry for your disappointment with our menu. We have shared your comments with our culinary team and appreciate the feedback. Thank you for your comments, and we hope to have another opportunity in the future. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  32. 7

    777driver

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Understaffed when we sat down but once our waitress arrived , she was great. Attentive, remembered every part of each order without writing it down.

    Cafe La VieResponded on September 6, 2022Dear Guest, It is always a pleasure receiving comments from diners, especially when they mention the attentive service you received from one of our associates. Our team at Café La Vie is devoted to ensuring every meal is exceptional, so we thank you for your compliments. We look forward to serving you again soon! Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  33. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Central Coast

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    We were totally confused about this restaurant. No one greeted us. We finally sat down on our own and grabbed some menus. Finally someone came over to get our drink order. I told her we had reservations through Open Table, she got frustrated, walked away, and cursed. Ten minutes later, a waitress came over and took our order. Again, I told this person that we had reservations through Open Table. She didn't seem interested, and kept complaining how she was the only one there. There was only my husband and I, another gentleman, and then someone at the bar. The food was undercooked. It took forever to get it. There was a really bad smell all throughout the restaurant and lobby. The bathrooms were all clogged. Unfortunately, I can't recommend this restaurant.

    Cafe La VieResponded on July 28, 2022Dear Chris, We are disappointed that your recent visit with us did not meet your expectations. We want to extend our apologies for not providing an exceptional dining experience. Thank you for your detailed comments as we continually strive to improve our guest services. We are grateful for your patience, and we hope to have another occasion to provide the seamless hospitality you deserve. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had to leave because nobody came to offer any service. We sat waiting for 15 minutes, the waitress saw us but never came by. Only went to the tables she was already serving

    Cafe La VieResponded on July 10, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are sorry that your experience was not perfect due to issues with the service. We take these concerns seriously and will address this with the staff to ensure they are not repeated. We hope you will give us another opportunity to host you soon. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  35. TH

    ToniH

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Slow service. Beyond my party, others were complaining to management of the seriously slow service. Serving both a hotel and advertised Father’s Day brunch, they had one, maybe two servers assigned that day. I do not plan to return….and the food was just okay.

    Cafe La VieResponded on August 10, 2022Dear Toni, Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant. We are glad to know you enjoyed the food, but we want to apologize for the concerns you had with the service. We appreciate your patience and for letting us know there was an issue so we may address it. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to see you again. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

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    DanielleH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    It was your average hotel restaurant. We were there on father's day and it was not busy at all. We barely saw the server and it seemed like we were being avoided.

    Cafe La VieResponded on June 23, 2022Danielle, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your meal; however, we are sorry that your experience was not perfect due to issues with the service. We take these concerns seriously and will address this with the staff 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. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  37. SL

    StLJill

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and mix of patrons! There was no food I’m guessing due to remainder of Covid issues but the band was wonderful and the drinks were strong! All in all a good night.

    Cafe La VieResponded on June 18, 2022Jilanne, thank you for dining at Café La Vie and for taking the time to recommend us to future guests. We strive to provide each guest with a great experience, and we are delighted to hear that your time with us was excellent. It is great to learn how much you loved our band and drinks, and we hope you return soon. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

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    hbkle

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Chicken small portion and cooked till dry and charred. Two orders of fries cold but could have been good if hot. Broccolini perfectly cooled. Service excellent especially Bosnian woman at front.

    Cafe La VieResponded on May 23, 2022Dear hbkle, We are disappointed that your recent visit with us did not meet your expectations. We want to extend our apologies for not providing an exceptional dining experience and for the concerns with the food. Thank you for your detailed comments as we continually strive to improve our guest services. We are grateful for your patience and positive aspects. We hope to have another occasion to provide the seamless hospitality you deserve. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  39. CM

    CarolynM

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Staff was very attentive. Ambiance was beautiful.

    Cafe La VieResponded on May 22, 2022Dear CarolynM, It is always a pleasure receiving comments from diners, especially when they mention the outstanding service and delicious food. Our team at Café La Vie is devoted to ensuring every meal is exceptional, so we thank you for your compliments. We look forward to serving you again soon! Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. We had a reservation at 2:30. We were seated at 2:35. We ordered drinks, took 30 mins to get them. We ordered our food at 3. At 4 o’clock we still did not have our food. I had to find the waiter who was also working the bar and remind him about our food. He goes back (gone 15 mins) and came out with our food, finally. The food was not edible. My daughters burger was completely burnt. My salad was missing the grilled chicken I paid extra for. The chicken sandwiches looked old and reheated. It was all around such an awful experience. The waiter hardly ever came by to check on us. Will never dine there again.

    Cafe La VieResponded on May 22, 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to evaluate your experience. We are committed to providing our guests with a fulfilling visit; therefore, we appreciate you bringing these concerns regarding our service and food to our attention. We will address your comments with the appropriate individuals, and we thank you for your patience during this time. We hope to have another opportunity to show you our dedication to exceptional hospitality. Brian Colon Food and Beverage Director

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Cafe La Vie is rated 4.2 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French

  • 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

    Michael Frank

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, 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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