La Vie

4.7
1149 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 1149 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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JulieM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!! We can’t wait to return and enjoy this gem of a restaurant 😊

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JasmineC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Everything was great except for the waiter. Then another waiter came acting as a manager.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out was so much fun ! Everything is perfect and the service was superb. Will definitely be going back several time.

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Carol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Service was really bad and I ordered only one appetizer that did not come as I requested. It’s hard to rate the food quality because of that. When we were about to leave, the manager came over and tried to make it up for the bad experience which was nice. Still not sure if I’d come back though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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QueenS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vie was absolutely amazing. Beautiful location, amazing drinks, fantastic appetizers and entrees and unique cocktails!

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Nice view of the wharf. Their seafood is very good.

AJ
AaronJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Restaurant is beautiful. View of the wharf is amazing. Host staff was great. There was some mixup with the kitchen and we had no food for an hour. Manager was super apologetic and took care of it. Going forward I hope the waitstaff would be paying more attention to notice when a table doesn’t receive food in a timely manner.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretty loud and too dark. The waiter rushed us through our appetizers and the food wasn’t that great. I wasn’t impressed with anything.

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MaridyanD
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The overall ambience of La Vie was very fun and inviting and the food was excellent. I would definitely recommend this with a group or as a romantic dining experience since they have the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the wharf.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration; 1st time visiting.
Wait staff was great! Juan Pablo was excellent!
However, sitting by the door to the outside patio = cold air a lot!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I came for the brunch buffet. We loved the food, the other all aesthetic of the restaurant, and the wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Ambiance was excellent. Service was fantastic ! Food however was disappointing for me personally. My girl had the risotto which she loved and I had the lamb chops. Pea purée was flavorful a saffron was a nice touch. The crushed potatoes were crispy and very flavorful BUT the lamb ? It lacked its own identity. The meat itself was not up to par. It was bland the sauce helped it a bit but it was disappointing since I was told it’s the crowd favorite #1 seller. Not really.

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Juju
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. My daughter enjoyed the octopus which she loves and the birthday dessert.

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KellyH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was spot on. I had the octopus and the branzino. My boyfriend had the Steak Frites. All were excellent but the branzino was especially delicious. It was cooked perfectly with crispy skin. The restaurant is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the other space they are working on in the same building. We got a peek at it and it looks really cool.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday I spoke with the host about what I wanted a week before she said “I got it” when I came in I spoke ones again with the host just in case they forget it she said we got it no worries also I wrote my request on online too, I spoke with the server as well when he came to the table that part is the worst the server was lost, I payed $250 for 2 people and it was the poor service I’ve ever had and also the tips was added already but I don’t mind to pay for it, but in this case I was really upset with this experience and a very popular and expensive restaurant it’s not fair.

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SHASWA
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The scallop dish wasn’t too great except for the eggplant. I also didn’t enjoy the purees served with the tuna tartare. They didn’t enhance the flavor. The charred broccolini side dish was great. The all smoke cocktail probably was my favorite part of the meal. We sat outside on the patio. I thought the decor was more elegant on the inside than the paper flowers on the walls but the ambience was still pretty good. The servers were attentive and everything was served in a timely manner.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The decor was amazing and the outdoor terrace was beautiful view and the flower was very nice touch to the overall ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Goood atmosphere

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RonaldC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

ALWAYS MAKE RESERVATIONS! They have a diverse menu (always inquire about the catch of the day). Read the drink menu multiple times. Its vast.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to La Vie for a girls night and we had an amazing time!

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vipCaliGirlNOT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love brunch at La Vie! Everything was delicious... Our table ordered Duck Carbonara, Steak & Eggs, Caesar Salad, Baklava Waffle (OMG yum!), Steak Tartare.... Delicious and at $45 it is a definite deal.

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MWilson
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, I believe his name was Adrian, was friendly and very attentive. I would give him 10 stars alone!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

雰囲気がとても良かったです。ご飯は食べ放題を選びました。ウェイターさんがチョイスして持ってきてくれて、楽しかった。ご飯も美味しいです。

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JosieD
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went their first the first time for brunch. Loved the ambiance, food, and our waiter. He even recommend places for us to go in the d.c. area that only locals would know about.

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MarioG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional first experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything . Good was great , place was beautiful

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vipGeeGee
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JP has OUTSTANDING customer service. I love La Vie and will always continue to come here for excellence.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I love La Vie, one of my favorite restaurants in the city! I chose it for a special dinner with my in-laws, but was mortified at what embarrassing customer service we experienced while there. Unprofessional, rushed, and flighty are how I would describe our server and the staff at the front. I was very disappointed in what is usually a fan favorite. Not to mention the prices for a small amount of food... Our “special occasion” was the low point of their visit.

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LakishaG
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I loved this place nice atmosphere, service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DeAndre was amazing! It was our first time there for my boyfriend birthday and the ambience was intimate but fun for a date night. Service was one to experience, each drink we ordered came out with a different experience smoke, fire, bubbles! Food was spot on and the birthday dessert came with brownie, champagne and a sparkling candle.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at LaVie, which she learned about from a TikTok video. It was all we expected and more. The service from the very friendly staff was excellent! The atmosphere of the restaurant was welcoming and beautiful, with a fantastic view of the water. Lastly, the food was AMAZING!!! Although, it's a bit pricey, everyone in our party agreed it was worth it. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at La Vie, the food is great, service exceptional and the place is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time I took my daughter our waiter was beyond amazing and the food was delicious

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BrandonW
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very nice atmosphere with some great flavors. My only critique is the shrimp and lobster tail was a little over cooked. Otherwise the seafood tower was really great. The tuna tartar, mussels, roasted potatoes, and crispy brussels were all spectacular.

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LisaZ
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect view was amazing our waiter hands down the best he made our first visit there enjoyable even told us we can look around the chandelier room was so beautiful and big over all experience was AMAZING will go there again .!!!

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vipTray
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our cousins birthday and had an amazing night! The food was great, the ambiance, and our waiter JP was the best! Definitely will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and drinks. Beautiful restaurant decor too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday & valentine’s Day

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1149 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 bookings at the moment.