La Vie

4.7
1353 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 1353 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little date spot! I told the staff in advance that it was a date and they really went above and beyond to make it special for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I booked a week in advance and they gave me the worst table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Was amazing! Our server Jason Made it A Great Experience.

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TianaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great. The food was amazing. We are definitely coming back for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

My experience was NOT as great as the first time. The time of the food was long and our server kept forgetting about us and the prefixed menu was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch with great ambiance ... the food just wasn’t very good. French toast was soggy doughy on the inside ... eggs dry ,no flavor. Omelet was watery on the inside and tasted of mushrooms solely. I like coming here but only for dinner now. First time trying brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Mother’s Day brunch. The food was delicious. The view was magnificent!

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ChristyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food, service, and view were amazing! The only issue we encountered was parking. You probably need to arrive about 30 mins prior to your reservation time to find parking.

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NataliaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing and the service was exceptional. The food was so good too. The waitress was so nice and patient with us. Loved the place

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Terrence
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best brunch experiences I’ve ever had. Mimosas and Bellinis were strong! 😊 I wish our server checked on us more. Will be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Entrees are small and sides are just enough for two to share.

EA
EdomA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service and Ambiance were amazing! Lamb Kebob were my favorite

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Kate
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Views are great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, delicious food and excellent service.

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ElaineW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was well - Timed and friendly servers. The venue was very lit and relaxing. The food was was devious and welled seasoned. I would recommend this to family and friends

MR
MelissaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very beautiful restaurant with beautiful views. The food was very good with very good quality. I will definitely be going again!

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LatishaO
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at La Vie was great, from the food to the staff. We will definitely return soon 😊👍🏽

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AsiaB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambience was perfect and the service was on point. Our waiter guided us to a phenomenal dish and drink. We had a great view and I would recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Rubio as my server. He was amazing. The food and drinks were amazing. The view was pretty. Only thing I’d change was where I was seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friend celebrated our birthday. The food was heavenly and the staff was super friendly and nice. I’ll be back. Hopefully I’ll get a rooftop seat next time cant wait!!!

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BryanteH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED James our server! He was amazing and made sure we were enjoying ourselves and since we had a late reservation he made sure we got everything from appetizers to desserts before the kitchen closed! He also made sure our mimosas and bellinis never ran out! AMAZING! We love you James!!

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vipVAFoodie
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vie never disappoints! After a year of avoiding restaurants, we had brunch at La Vie on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The fare is unlimited small plates from quite a varied menu. Our server, Kelvin, made the selections, and he was spot on! Every plate was delicious, and he timed it perfectly so we never felt rushed or that the table was overwhelmed with plates. What a way to go back to the restaurant scene!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

They kept
Messing up our food order!

The manager did take care of the bill so there is that!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for a brunch date and I must say we absolutely loved it! From the food to the service and ambiance everything was up to par. Will definitely be coming here again! Thank you for making this a wonderful experience!

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vipAlisha32
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiance is amazing! There is an included 20% gratuity and sanitation fee. The food was okay but the ambiance and service definitely made up for it.

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JackieP
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Waiter was tending the bigger tables more then ours.

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FeisalT
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday evening, it was better than expected. The staff were attentive, food was great, staff came over and wished happy birthday - overall a great and enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I’m so disappointed with my overall experience at LaVie. Although the ambiance and location is stunning, the overall experience was disappointing.

This is an expensive restaurant and you’re charging the prices they are charging their service should match and it did not.

When we were seated, we sat there for 10 minutes before we had to flag someone down. Then finally someone came over to apologize but to let us know they were very busy.

The appetizers came and the food runners were dropping plates just anywhere. No one came through to clear the appetizer plates so when our entrees we had the appetizer plates still on the table and the food runner was asking me to help him cause his hands were full. Then it felt like they were just shoving plates on the table.

Again when you’re charging $52 for risotto and cocktails are $17 plus you expect a certain level of service which we did not experience.

La Vie
Responded on May 1, 2021

Hello, thanks for your review. We apologize for your subpar experience. We hold ourselves to high standards and do not receive many disappointing reviews. We will do our best to ensure that such an experience does not happen again. Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to redeem ourselves on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife picked the location for her birthday dinner and we couldn’t have made a choice !!!!!!
Although everything was fantastic do yourself a favor and ask for Nicolas as your server!!!!!! He’s there from Wednesday - Sunday and will treat you like family. From drink to food recommendations everything he does is with impeccable taste making you feel like you’re the only table he has.

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Ashley
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had such a great time here! The ambience is EVERYTHING. The views.. man, even better. Everything we had a extremely flavorful and fresh. We had the seafood tower to start, and for my entree I have the halibut which was in a brussel sprout mix. I then finish dinner with the lemon lush and a sangria. You can't go wrong here! The service was great at providing recommendations and he was extremely attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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Michelle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t wait to come back and try brunch. Food and service was great!

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vipOHSResident
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This continues to be one of the best dining experiences in DC, and the best spot on the Wharf for a wonderful, delicious dinner!

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YanciL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place, beautiful view. Definitely going there again soon.

CO
CindyO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect

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JasonP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best value, great view, great food...I come here at least once-twice a month for their Brunch! Amazing!

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vipfelixs
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant service was great food was great it’s worth the money

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TakeraW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious gourmet food and a beautiful atmosphere. Staff was very friendly and gave us complimentary champagne for our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great, food was delicious and ambiance on point. I will definitely return

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MayraR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a classy nice restaurant and the service is spectacular. We had people checking in and people who remember you it’s crazy. Food is amazing and overall experience is worth checking this place out.

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POuryaa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La vie was a great experience I would totally go again!

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1353 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.