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C'est La Vie Restaurant and Bakery, Laguna Beach, CA

C'est La Vie Restaurant and Bakery

3.4
3.4
167 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Established in 1982
C'est la Vie Restaurant and Bakeryoffers patrons a truly unique dining experience

Centrally located on Pacific Coast Highway in the heart of Laguna Beach, our California French Cuisine is just feets from the Pacific Ocean .


Locals and visitors alike are drawn to the ambiance and relaxed atmosphere of our indoor bistro and are delighted to discover the best outdoor patio dining in Orange County. To complete the evening, try one of our house-made desserts with a glass of 10-year-old tawny port. C'est La Vie invites you to dine with us for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends or family!
Merci et Bon Appetit
Antonio Mecheri (Restaurateur)

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2 people

22:30


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, International, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 08:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (949) 497-5100
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    French, European and International Cuisine including Gluten free and Vegan cuisine. CATERING Regardless of the occasion, scale or nature of your event, the C'est la Vie Restaurant and Bakery event planning staff will work closely with you to plan the experience that meets your needs. From beach picnics to special gifts, our restaurant & bakery will help you celebrate your next occasion in the Orange County region. We offer box lunches, gift bags and an array of other options for pick-up. Call Antonio Mecheri at (949) 228-0949
  • Private party facilities
    Reserve the famous C'est La vie restaurant & let us help you make your next event special! With classic French food, fantastic service, and an unbeatable ocean view patio, C'est La Vie is the perfect venue for your next special private or professional event in Orange County. With 215 to 16,145 sq.ft
  • Area
    Laguna Beach
  • Cross Street
    PCH and Forest Street
  • Parking Details
    First Come and First Serve Private Parking Lot in the Back.
  • Public Transit
    PCH and Park
  • Entertainment
    George, American & European Music, Saturday Night.Mignone Profant, French Singer, Friday Night!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

167 Reviews
  1. SoCaliMan

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a Laguna/OC Culinary Landmark. Great for all occasions. The entrees are delicious, the service is impeccable, and the desserts are everything you would expect from a top level French Restaurant/Bakery. The patio in the back is a bonus!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible experience, they doubled their pricing just for Mother’s Day. We watched three tables around us leave because no one helped them. One table left because they asked to move to an open table closer to water and the younger gentleman who was seating people was cleaning the table off and told them no, then he table that got sat next to them a few minutes later got up and moved to that table without asking and they let them have the table. It was shocking that they were not told the same thing. The people left. They also automatically charged gratuity and we were only a party of 3, I was shocked by this. Overall not the best experience, I will not go to this restaurant again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited on Mother's Day, had very slow service, very high prices and very low quality food. At the end we were told we only had two choices for a tip 20% or 25% despite the poor service and bad food.

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  4. Traveler

    Philadelphia

    210 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    3went for Mothers Day, it’s tired, food was just ok…one told the waitstaff he didn’t like the food & they gave us coffee & a dessert as compensation. Bakery is good. We won’t return, the food just wasn’t great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good but the service was terrible. Would not recommend. The view does not make up for it.

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  6. Lagunadiner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We thought we were going for the Thanksgiving special only to be told that it wasn't available until 4:40pm. This might have been Open Table's fault; not sure. Very disappointing. Thanksgiving day; seemed to be understaffed. Servers were harried, service was slow. Food was good. Not the special meal we had hoped for.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was good. Great table looking at the water.

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  8. Anthony

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. We got there at 4:30 just in time to sit outside and catch an amazing sunset. The food was great. I can not remember the waiter's name but he was quite friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend!

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  9. HStone1

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Large menu selections. Friendly staff. The seafood crepe is a must. We will be back.

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  10. DiscerningDiner

    Orange County

    382 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    382 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here and I was a little concerned after I read all the negative reviews but I should have never worried the service was amazing and the food was very good. The view of course is the main draw but it was dark out so we couldn't really enjoy that gorgeous view. We started with French onion soup which was spot on and then our server gave us a complimentary cup of lobster bisque which was delicious and we wished we had more of that. The main courses were salmon and Cajun linguine both were very tasty, but the linguine was not spicy at all as it was advertised as very spicy it was still good. The waiters were on top of their game kept our water glasses full and were very attentive. We had a lovely evening here.

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FAQs

C'est La Vie Restaurant and Bakery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 497-5100.

C'est La Vie Restaurant and Bakery is rated 3.4 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for C'est La Vie Restaurant and Bakery

373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    PCH and Forest Street
  • Area
    Laguna Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 08:00–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, International, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    First Come and First Serve Private Parking Lot in the Back.
  • Public Transit
    PCH and Park
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    George, American & European Music, Saturday Night.Mignone Profant, French Singer, Friday Night!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 497-5100
  • Catering
    French, European and International Cuisine including Gluten free and Vegan cuisine. CATERING Regardless of the occasion, scale or nature of your event, the C'est la Vie Restaurant and Bakery event planning staff will work closely with you to plan the experience that meets your needs. From beach picnics to special gifts, our restaurant & bakery will help you celebrate your next occasion in the Orange County region. We offer box lunches, gift bags and an array of other options for pick-up. Call Antonio Mecheri at (949) 228-0949
  • Private party facilities
    Reserve the famous C'est La vie restaurant & let us help you make your next event special! With classic French food, fantastic service, and an unbeatable ocean view patio, C'est La Vie is the perfect venue for your next special private or professional event in Orange County. With 215 to 16,145 sq.ft
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