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C'est La Vie, Lancaster, PA

C'est La Vie

4.7
4.7
1184 Reviews
$30 and under
European
Casual Fine Dining…with Character
Life is made of the places you go and the people with whom you go there. C’est La Vie is a bistro that invites you to enjoy the small things in life, in the company of good friends. Our inviting, playful atmosphere along with our delicate yet satisfying cuisine makes for a place truly like no other. We invite you to experience everything C’est La Vie has to offer — and watch the world go by with us.
Artisanal, yet casual, and above all deeply enjoyable — that is the philosophy at the heart of our food. At C’est La Vie we craft both large and small plates meant to excite the senses and appeal to a wide range of tastes. As another way to pay tribute to life in Lancaster, we source our ingredients from the rich community of local farmers, butchers, and more. Discover our frequently changing menu.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Bistro, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (717) 299-7319
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel LeBoon
  • Neighbourhood
    Lancaster
  • Cross Street
    50 West Grant Street
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • Lancaster County

    Best Overall

  • Lancaster County

    Best Food

  • Lancaster County

    Best Service

  • Lancaster County

    Best Ambience

  • Lancaster County

    Best Value

  • Lancaster County

    Innovative

  • Lancaster County

    Healthy

  • Lancaster County

    Great for fine wines

  • Lancaster County

    Good for special occasions

  • Lancaster County

    Most Booked

1,184 Reviews
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    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was so friendly!! Atmosphere is fun and food was amazing!! Already picked out what I get next time we go🍾

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  2. GeorgeA

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to ask for products (drinks) that were available but not on the menu.

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    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife ordered a cocktail that she couldn’t drink. The server never offered a refund, the drink was left on the table throughout the entire dinner. It then appeared on our bill. This seems a bit tacky. The server should have credited us especially since she ordered a different cocktail. If we ever go there again we will not have cocktails but will stick with wine or beer.

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  4. Ellen

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. One entree had a problem but the restaurant corrected it right away and didn’t charge her. Very good experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I dined at C’est La Vie for our anniversary. There were outside seating options, which we chose since it was a nice day outside. Our server was Michael, who absolutely made our night. He knew the menu so well and was able to share exactly how each dish was prepared and answer all of our questions. He was so kind and thoughtful. The food was wonderful, and quite honestly, the mashed potatoes were the best we’d ever had. We will certainly be back! Thank you for a great experience!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was super sweet and helpful with any questions. Food was absolutely amazing and the drinks were good!

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  7. GlennAnita

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! Benjamin gave us the best dining experience! From the cocktails to dessert, This place is just great! Thank you for a nice evening out!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Excellent service from Benjamin. Thanks. We will definitely be back the next time we are in town.

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  9. JJeat2much

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service and outstanding location/venue—it’s one of our local favorites—couldn’t overcome kitchen misses.

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  10. LauraB

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server who offered wonderful suggestions. Food & drinks very good. Noise level ridiculously loud. Not sure if it’s the acoustics in the restaurant or the table of older, hearing impaired ladies that made it so loud.

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FAQs

C'est La Vie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 299-7319.

C'est La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1184 OpenTable diners.

C'est La Vie does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for C'est La Vie

18 N Market St, Lancaster, PA 17603

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    50 West Grant Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Lancaster
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Bistro, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel LeBoon
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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