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La Vie, Honolulu, HI

La Vie

4.7
4.7
476 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French
French Inspired. Curated By You.
A Modern Approach to Multi·Course Dining.

Curate your personal menu by choosing any combination of our thoughtful selections inspired by the world’s French cultures. Seasonal ingredients, truffles, caviar, and local produce are some of the highlights of our whimsical menu. Signature cocktails, zero-proof beverages, and wine pairings are available to provide each guest with a tailored experience.

Join us at breakfast for local & international favorites.

Views of the Pacific Ocean set the scene for our open-air restaurant sitting high on the eighth floor of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach.

Find us: laviewaikiki.com | @laviewaikiki

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 729-9729

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shaymus Alwin

  • Catering

    For all catering and event inquiries, please contact our Events Department at 808.722.9947 or catering@glionhawaii.com. We look forward to perfecting your special occasion!

  • Private party facilities

    For all catering and event inquiries, please contact our Events Department at 808.722.9947 or catering@glionhawaii.com. We look forward to perfecting your special occasion!

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Cross street

    Kalaimoku Street between Kalakaua Avenue and Kuhio Avenue

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking up to four hours with validation.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MA

    MrsAloha

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Service is not excellent, it was fair. Food are ok, not great. Meal plate looks cheap. Utensil does not match with meal you order. They (restaurant) don’t know the “service” in restaurant industry I guess.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb experience overall. Food was excellent and very ideal portion sizes for multicourse menu. Everyone was really nice there too!
  3. g

    gourmetguy

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food construction and preparation.
  4. SB

    SB72

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    These ratings were given by the birthday celebrant.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience that was magnified by a friendly and knowledgeable staff that had an eye for detail. 10/10
  6. NM

    NoviaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to enjoy a wonderful meal! We had breakfast- the pancakes & the loco moco, and both were fabulous! The view is outstanding & the restaurant is out on the open lanai. Highly recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in many years.
  8. W

    Wizard

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attentive, friendly team service. Desserts are sublime.
  9. EO

    EricO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and overall dining experience. The wine pairing is always impressive and creative. This is our go-to for family special occasions and celebrations.
  10. 7

    7shorty71

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated An Early Father’s Day Dinner. The Experience was as we expected it to be. This was our second visit there. My Wife wanted to return there, so we decided to go there again. We were not disappointed. However, The Menu was a little disappointing. Why? Well, visiting the menu online, was not what I expected to be that we were presented. Although, what we did, was experience a different very well prepared entree’s along with a quite delicious dessert’s. Overall we Truly Enjoyed a Fantastic Dinner Experience Once Again. We may return for another occasion in the future, depending on the Selection of the Menu as we know that’s is seasonal. The Service was Excellent as Well!
  11. T

    Trishy

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful food but not quite enough, even for us light eaters! We are sophisticated diners, but there so much going on in these complex tasting dishes, it was difficult to discern the special ingredients. A little less complexity might have shown off the techniques better. The service was perfect, with lovely, friendly and attentive staff! Thank you so much!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second year in a row and this is an amazing culinary experience from start to finish. From the food, the service, and wine - everything was delicious and married so well with all the ingredients. We will be back again!
  13. CH

    ChadH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, friendly and professional customer service which is only topped by the wonderful food and ambience.
  14. M

    Manas

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Usually don't get French food that is vegetarian friendly, but at La Vie it was absolutely spectacular. Amazing service and the drinks + wine pairings were amazing. Highly recommend!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall more of a lounge vibe then intimate dining. More of a first date kinda place. Food and drinks were good, a bit on the pricier side for smaller portions. For a three course meal, the first and second course was on point. The escargot/frog legs were excellent. The duck was amazing. The wagyu was good, not out of this world…. Then again wagyu is always prepared simply so not much variation to do there.
  16. M

    Mark

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place and the service was superb! we will definitely add this to our list of must stops and dine when in waikiki
  17. HB

    HonoluluBest

    Hawaii

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful open air setting restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Residences on Kuhio Avenue at the beginning of Waikiki. Valet parking makes it easy. We ordered Eggs Benedict, French toast, loco moco and egg white frittata. Everything was delicious, flavorful and prepared perfectly. We will definitely be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s off the chain from top to bottom
  19. KN

    KristopherN

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good overall, but I personally might not be a fan of French food.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    5+ servers stop by every 2 mins. Good intention but not a peaceful dinner experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most outstanding service, care, quality, and environment that makes me happiest. I always find myself coming back for the warm smiles, great food, and genuine care the staff have for my guests and I!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Simply doesn’t get any better. The epitome of the Ritz Carlton brand.
  23. m

    mary

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is so amazing! You’re never waiting around for someone. The food is phenomenal!
  24. S

    Shorty

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was professional and the food was delicious! The pancakes are a must!
  25. DK

    DavidK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant evening here overlooking the shoreline. Great young servers. Creative and delicious food locally sourced.
  26. T

    Thor

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great hospitality with top notch service. Food was delicious and the timing of each course was spot on. Wine list is finely curated with very knowledgable staff to back it up. Highly recommend !
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, with careful consideration to detail. The staff are helpful and conversational offering descriptions of each dish. The drinks are unique and flavorful.
  28. TT

    TTNTI

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WoW it was AMAZING! Everything! Absolutely everything was a delight. I can’t wait to go back. Thank you
  29. LC

    LeonardoCaruso

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    food takes forever, very slow! had to ask to speed it up 1 course in one hour. great service! good mixologists! small food portions
  30. RJ

    RobertJ

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In summary, if you want great food and great service, then this is a place to go. It was worth the money. The prior reviews about attentive service by all of the staff is spot on (kudos to Carl and Jackson to name a few). Some have said that the modern ambiance is not representative of this fine dining establishment but I thought it was an appropriate ambiance (nice modern minimalist) given that the food is the primary focus as well as the view. While the ambiance helps but I believe most of us go for the food. Similar to getting great food at a food truck (Giovanni's) but no ambiance ... hopefully this paragraph is not taken wrong. The food portion was appropriate for my wife and I. But if you have a big appetite , you might need to grab a burger afterwards or just order three main courses prie fixe menu. The cocktail called Toast to the innkeeper is phenomenal.
  31. AK

    AmiK

    London

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Went there to celebrate my mother’s bday . Everything tasted REALLY salty . I wonder if there’s problem with chef’s taste bud . We paid full price but didn’t even finish our main dish . I felt sorry for my mother . It was her bday ….. still can’t get rid of saltiness in our mouth . I don’t even know why this restaurant is in the G.Lion group . The only thing that was edible : bread ….
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    3 times, has a blast. On the 4th time, we went for breakfast. They take walk ins, good 🚶 Service is sill great ❤️ The view is great✈️ Dinner options vary from good to great. For breakfast, Bagel is good. Loco moco is good. Squeezed juices are pretty good! The croque madame is good but, the bread choice is a bit odd. Avocado toasts are a rip off at that price given the portion size… Pancakes are DROWN into buttermilk + fruit syrup. I would not recommend at all Also, there’s a default 18% tip when doing room charge but no heads up??? 2 non alcoholic drinks + 2 plates will be charged $70+ overall. That’s pricey. It’s worth trying it a couple of times :)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day, it was an enjoyable day, everything was perfect from the valet greeter to everyone in the restaurant staff.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    Food is good, service average, little ambience, geared towards residents of the property not Kamaaina.
  35. KK

    KevinK

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. Food was really slow. I’m used to French restaurants but the last dish really took a long time. By then we were
  36. MC

    MelanieC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were fantastic. We also enjoyed a beautiful view while we ate. We had the wine pairing as well which I thought was wonderfully done by the sommelier. I highly recommend and will go back when I am back in town.
  37. C

    Clark04

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and service were incredible! Each dish was extremely well composed where every ingredient’s detail and freshness came to life! The wine pairings were also perfectly tailored to the meal!
  38. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The service was good, but the food is not as good as the service. La Vie is located next to Ritz-Carlton's pool. The voice from people who playing in the pool is very loud, and very noisy during our dinning time.
  39. P

    Posty1014

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here as a little date night for my birthday. I loved every second of it. Food and service was amazing!
  40. JS

    JoanneS

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and perfect!! Service, food and ambiance were impeccable! Can’t wait for the next visit!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 476 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 14 times today
Google Map for La Vie

383 Kalaimoku St Honolulu, HI 96815-2298

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kalaimoku Street between Kalakaua Avenue and Kuhio Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Waikiki

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking up to four hours with validation.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shaymus Alwin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 729-9729

  • Catering

    For all catering and event inquiries, please contact our Events Department at 808.722.9947 or catering@glionhawaii.com. We look forward to perfecting your special occasion!

  • Private party facilities

    For all catering and event inquiries, please contact our Events Department at 808.722.9947 or catering@glionhawaii.com. We look forward to perfecting your special occasion!

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