La Vie

4.7
1054 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Dinner

    $165.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Enjoy a special four-course menu in a romantic atmosphere with beautiful views of the Wharf for $165/person (not including taxes, fees or gratuity). A valid credit card is required for booking and cancellations must be made 48 hours before to avoid a $50/person cancellation fee.

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 1054 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
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service . Make sure you wear something stretchy since it’s so much food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant just opened the inside again so it was packed, but it was all good. Our waitress, Priscilla was excellent. She was bubbly and really checked on us to make sure we were doing ok. I thought I wanted to be in the main dining area, but was happy to be seated where we were placed.

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chaneld
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience and the Manager Jean-Paul (JP) was excellent. I cannot wait to return!

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luv2brunch14
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I made a reservation for the heated terrace a week in advance for a date night with my girlfriend. While we were about 15 min late for our reservation, staff were friendly and escorted us to the table. When I asked about being seated in terrace, the waiter stated that it was closed due to the temperature. I wish this was noted when I made the reservation that closure was a possibility, especially with COVID we have been mostly at home or outdoor dining. Overall though, our waiter, Nicholas was great, attentive and gave amazing suggestions. This wasn’t my first time there but it was for my girlfriend. She thoroughly enjoyed herself!

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TiffanyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good service and food. It was a very nice birthday date night!

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AfresiF
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Definitely a girls night type of vibe. I would recommend this place for dinner, I’m not sure about the brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh seafood absolutely amazing! Would recommend La Vie to anybody looking to have a special night

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AMANDA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a nice dinner for my friend's 30th birthday. The service and presentation was excellent. I think it was slightly over priced even for fine dining, but it was a good experience for a special occasion.

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food (brunch). The igloo was beautiful and warm. Great service as well.

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ShameeziBonet7
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an experience! I have always wanted to be wined and dined. I chose this place to treat myself for my birthday. This was definitely the place to do it! Fine dining, I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were here for my fiancé’s 30th birthday. Dinner on the terrace was amazing ! 😍 very chic decor & every single bite of food was delicious. Our server was very attentive and the view of the Wharf was beautiful. 🙌🏾

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very romantic ambiance during sunset hours on the heated terrace overlooking the wharf. The 3 course meal was superb! I definitely recommend for a date night.

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Foodie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

For the price, the food was not worth it. I made a reservation for 7:30 and we weren’t seated until 7:50. We were seated on the terrace at a table where the heaters weren’t on us, and we were closest to the part of the terrace that’s completely open and susceptible to the wind. It was $230 (tip is included), for two people for the four course meal. It seems like they think the extravagant decor could make up for the food’s lack of flavor and make the price worth it, but it’s not.
Save your money and go somewhere else.

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Andrea
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and design. Just a little too cold & breezy.

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dominiqueg
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very charming spot with gorgeous view of the Potomac

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and drinks- and the ambiance is fantastic. Highly recommend!

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ShayP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Vie was amazing!!!!!! Went to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and we were not disappointed. We both ordered the lamb and i had the all smoke no fire drink which was delicious and the presentation was amazing!!!! Our dinner was in the chandelier room which was breathtaking

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CandaceL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. A great place to celebrate any occasion.

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MariahK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and staff

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New beginnings

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danas
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent!!!! The staff was really nice and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Vie was absolutely amazing. From the service, to the food, to the ambience, it was truly an experience.

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Magh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the best time, enjoying my birthday brunch at La Vie. The weather was perfect, food was delicious, drinks were great, and the service was even better!
If you're looking for an ENDLESS brunch & mimosas with great views/vibes... La Vie is your spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the best time celebrating my birthday at La Vie! The customer service was amazing and the food was too. I can’t wait to revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent seating to feel comfortable, great ambiance, great service and food. Excellent recommendations and bday experience

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Saki
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the first moment we arrived, they checked our reservation and saw the special request about it being a birthday. They made it all special. Everyone was in smiles, being helpful, and the food was amazing. I ordered lamp chops while my partner ordered the “catch of the day.” She’s a huge foodie and told me the fish was perfectly delicate. My lamp chops were cooked the way I liked it. Thank you again for the experience.

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ProdiG13
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant to eat at and the food is very good!

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Pleased
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Waiter was generous until we didn’t feel like ordered &200 worth of food. 3/5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First dinner with my wife after our marriage. The experience was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible Food! Be sure you order the cotton candy baked Alaska for desert... you read that right. The presentation is phenomenal, have your camera ready!

Amazing server (Peter) was charming and knowledgeable... take his recommendations. He’s a true pro.

If you know anything about bourbon you know Uncle Nearly... they do a smoked presentation that is unique. Yeah, I know the idea of peach and bourbon NEVER would have been my idea but it works... give it a try.

I highly recommend this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was amazing and it’s just beautiful

La Vie
Responded on 6 December 2020

Thank you for the great review!! We appreciate the feedback! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The meal was great, it was a birthday dinner and the staff was very attentive. When our waiter was dealing with another customer, he sent over a manager to take our order. Ensuring that we got our orders in a timely manner. The restaurant was fantastic. Beautiful scenery, and we were able to have a window seat. Go in for the cotton candy and chocolate ice cream cake flambé it’s amazing

La Vie
Responded on 6 December 2020

Thank you for the great review!!! We are doing our best to make sure everyone has a great experience during these trying times!! WE are so happy you had an awesome experience.

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ShannonF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

My only negative thing to say was that after our meal I asked our waiter, Calvin (who was awesome), to take a group picture of us. He said absolutely and asked us did we want to go out on the terrace to take it for better lighting - we said sure. We went into the terrace room and took the pic and he walked away after he was done. As we were getting up to walk out a lady (who just stood by the bathroom hall the entire time we were there) comes rushing in telling us (actual words) "y'all can't be in here, this is private dining you need to leave, why are you in here?" We explained we were only taking a picture and that it was OUR WAITER'S idea, not ours we didn't even know said room existed, she continued to basically disregard us and tell us to get out of the room. Which by the way there were only 3 tables dining in that room and one table was extremely nice to us as we were there celebrating a birthday and so were they. It did not look like any private dining was going on or private parties. Her approach was way off and rude. Other than that service was great & food was amazing!

La Vie
Responded on 6 December 2020

Sincere apologies for what occurred. We had a new security individual that day and she wasn't properly trained. Right now during COVID we have a lot of new restrictions and seeing from your review one of our new security individuals tried to enforce it a bit too enthusiastically. We have counselled her and also spoken with Kelvin. Again, our sincere apologies for what occurred, that is not the experience we want to convey.

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vipDarleneB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great biew

La Vie
Responded on 6 December 2020

Thank you for all 5 stars review!

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good place and beautiful restaurant , excellent food , just drinks little expensive

La Vie
Responded on 6 December 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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Devyhn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, La Vie is absolutely AMAZING. I'm a frequent flyer but I invited my sister to dinner and her first experience left her speechless. I will continue to come back as long as the quality of service and food remains the same. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!

La Vie
Responded on 6 December 2020

THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT, GREAT, GREAT REVIEW :) :) :)

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CATB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best brunch I have ever had in my whole entire life. It was life changing. And bottomless mimosas? Service was amazing and the entire place was beautiful. Coming back next month for my 22nd birthday.. if COVID doesn't ruin it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Mitch, was great. He was knowledgeable and friendly. I had the le vie af drink which was strong!
Follows by the oysters (so good) and the squid ink pasta with lobster. They did not skimp on the lobster! Overall great experience and many covid protocols in place

La Vie
Responded on 6 December 2020

Thank you for the great review about Mitch and your experience. We try to give guests the best value and experience when they come in here and we are happy we met your expectations. We also will do something special for Mitch because this is his first great review posted!!! side note ( he just started recently) Thank you so much and look forward to seeing you again!

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FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1054 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.