La Vie

4.7
1451 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1451 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience food and service! Excellent night out.

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Mike
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Service and ambiance don't make up for the great food.

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JumanaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was great, and the service was impeccable! They were very attentive, and the food and drinks were very good.

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience for our wedding date! Will be back for another experience soon.

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CarolO
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

An outstanding birthday celebration and the Baked Alaska is a show-stopper!

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vipGalztalk
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Ambiance overlooking the wharf open and well lighted my new favorite DC spot and I can't wait to do brunch there next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful experience! The restaurant is beautiful and the views off the balcony are amazing! I really enjoyed the drinks!

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vipArneldaB
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brunch for our cousins upcoming wedding. The ambiance, hospitality was amazing! It was our first time having brunch. The family style options were DELICIOUS!!!! We can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Great food and service! I love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue and views. One of my favorite places to visit and I definitely want to check out the cabanas on the penthouse level

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great! Thank you.

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Happpp
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I think the ambience was beautiful however, I think the food is overpriced based on the portions. Its also inconvenient to not be able to substitute items on the menu.

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vipKimykat
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have celebrated our anniversary. Our server was great and the food was amazing.

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HOSTENSIAN
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. Food drinks and service was awesome 👌. Will be making another reservation for my bday

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NashitaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The brunch menu was perfect to sample many different things. We loved the tiramisu French toast and sausage.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited La Vie for brunch to celebrate my friend's graduation. We loved it! Great food and service in a beautiful restaurant overlooking the water. Definitely want to go back.

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MegVMax
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an enjoyable brunch with friends and Covid changes buffet brunch to in person service. A variety of foods were brought over for sampling and the server was very attentive to our liking. It was nice view for outdoor seating, mask required while walking, all staff have a mask on. A small note that they offered to validate parking but it was not validated by the attendant on ground level. I'm a bit disappointed with this complimentary offer.

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ValerieG
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The food was decent, definitely not worth the price. I would only return because of the level of service my small party received. The energy level was great for a Saturday night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The views were phenomenal, the interior design and decor was beautiful breathtaking and it’s definitely a mood.

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HughH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice will decimating be back. Ambience was amazing as well as the service.

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FrancescaS
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The place was awesome but cold, we were frozen. I requested candle light on the table on my reservation, and I didn’t find them.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! The lamb chops were so good that I ate the fat on the lamb chop... and I hate fat! The ambiance and overall interior of the restaurant made fine dining even better.

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AlexS
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful time here with my girlfriend. When we got stuck on deciding what to order next the staff helped make some great suggestions. Beautiful decor, great atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

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BBBW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Wait staff seemed confused ... food delivery was mixed up a couple times.

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Tati
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service. Recommend for celebration, girls night out of romantic date.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

It was super busy I felt super rushed to move to each meal and the food was just okay. I think we went to late in the day so the food could of been better and service to.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated at La vie with my girls and it was an great experience! Drinks and food were great! Will be coming back

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JordanM
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I would not recommend this restaurant, the food is overpriced and not that good. Our server was good. However, the spacing in there is awful. If you’re going to 2 or less people, they put you at a small coffee table and you barely have room for your food or personal items (phone, purse, etc) I asked to be moved and they said they had reservations. Mind you the restaurant was empty. We were sitting so close to the people next to us, I felt like I was eating at a diner. The food was ok, way to expensive and small portions. The view and the aesthetics of the restaurant was nice, but definitely not worth spending over $200 on a two person meal. Only go there if you have money to just waste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, drinks and ambiance was amazing. The food was good too. I think I got too tipsy before eating. Lol

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Our server was horrible. Thankfully another server named James rescued the night. We were celebrating my mom's 60th birthday and our server was barely even around, let alone put any effort to make the night feel special. Thankfully this place has other servers that care (thanks James!!) and bussers that go above and beyond. Considering we spent $600 for 3 people, you'd think he would at least pretend he cared.
The food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect. IF we decide to ever come back, we're requesting James to wait on us.

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AntonioF
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating an anniversary and had a wonderful time. The waiter and hostess were A+

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JessecaC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

La vie is a beautiful place the ambiance is amazing the views are gorgeous and it’s perfect for pictures. The price is on the expensive side and the food we received was dressed up but bland. The drinks were dressy but no different than drinks from your local bar. Just pretty. I would only go if I want to splurge and post bomb pics to social media♥️

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LaVieOui
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very happy with our La Vie experience from start to finish. I had mentioned in the reservation process that it was my wife’s Bday. Upon arrival at the table, there was a little card and box of chocolates (nice touch and customer focused). Service was excellent and attentive. The menu offers many options and all four of us in the party we’re pleased with our dishes. We had a lovely view through the large windows and the interior design is fresh and unique. Would repeat and recommend!

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Suka
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for my husband’s birthday..
Amazing place!
Elegant view and setting!
Will definitely be returning!

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MauriceH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food, atmosphere and service! We came to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Perfect date night vibe. My wife and I got a little dressed up and snuck away without the kids. We had heard about La Vie on the Wharf from a Facebook social group DMV DOES, and it didn’t disappoint!
What we loved: friendly hostess/serve staff
Location: on the wharf, we ate on the rooftop terrace overlooking the water
The food & drinks were on point (we had mocktails but neighboring tables raved about their spirits.
Decor & ambience is posh and feels upscale: great for brunches, date nights, & a girls outing
2 hr table limit- this allowed for us to not feel rushed and have great convos. We even stayed a bit over our time to take a few insta worthy pics

The cons:
Parking is at a premium. The garage was full, street parking was also so I walked about .5mi after finding a spot in L’enfant plaza.
The price: it’s pricey! While we loved everything about our dinner experience…1 app, 2 entrees, 2 drinks (no dessert) came up to about $200 with tip so be prepared for that.

It’s worth the money but for our budget it will be a special event type place and not a regular spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Full was good and had a lot of choice! Atmosphere is fine and the cadre is idealistic.

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1451 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.