La Vie

4.7
1377 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1377 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielleW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and overall experience. Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

I booked this place 3 weeks in advance of our dining occasion and was told we would be given outdoor seating. I called the day before to double check we had outdoor seating for our occasion, and was only then told “there is no guarantee.” The day of, we arrived 35 minutes ahead of our scheduled dining arrangements, in which we proceeded to WAIT OVER AN HOUR AND A HALF after our actual reservation, only then out of sheer hunger, boredom and blatant disrespect of waiting almost two hours—we finally just gave up and found a more accommodating restaurant nearby. In the middle of a pandemic, outdoor seating should be prioritized for the safety of customers and restaurant workers alike. The fact that we had to scramble at the last minute is bonkers, given how far in advance I requested this reservation WITH outdoor seating requested MORE than once. Do better. Not everyone wants to be seated on top of one another in a whole PANDEMIC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Staff were great and decor

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this restaurant. I had the branzino which was delicious. Our waiter was a delight. It should be noted that on the weekend the parking is very scarce. There are 2 garages nearby that do get full so I recommend leaving ample time to find parking. I think it would be much better if valet was an option.

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Jazzy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing. There are extra taxes added onto the bill, but you should not go to a nice place and expect to pay a small amount. I had a great view. I would definitely come back.

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vipJennieL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought my husband here for a date and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our wait staff was friendly, informative and professional. They made us feel very welcomed. We will definitely be back.

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JosephineG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with some exceptional views. The food was delicious but they kept coming out so fast that we didn't have enough space for the table. Our waitress was attentive and maybe too attentive. She kept coming over and interrupting our conversations which made it seem like she was ready for us to leave. Other than that, I really enjoyed myself for my birthday brunch. Shout out to the front desk!! The host was very understanding of my party being late and still held our table and allowed for us to order.

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burj
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good experience. Drinks are to pricey

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vipZoeW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I reserved a table in a specific area a month in advance and still didn’t get what I reserved for. Little disappointed in that otherwise great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great attentive staff

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Karla
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was super nice! Food was really good! Very nice experience. I went for my birthday and they treated me so well.

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vipClarenceL
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food beautiful place with great views of the water... with a beautiful staff

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food was just “meh” and service was slow. Not worth the price. Drinks were good.

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vipRCA1
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is delicious! We loved the shared dips to start and you can't go wrong with the lamb or any fish dish!

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KimRR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Over priced and food was over seasoned and not a better selection of choice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great little date spot! I told the staff in advance that it was a date and they really went above and beyond to make it special for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

I booked a week in advance and they gave me the worst table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mother’s Day Was amazing! Our server Jason Made it A Great Experience.

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TianaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was great. The food was amazing. We are definitely coming back for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

My experience was NOT as great as the first time. The time of the food was long and our server kept forgetting about us and the prefixed menu was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch with great ambiance ... the food just wasn’t very good. French toast was soggy doughy on the inside ... eggs dry ,no flavor. Omelet was watery on the inside and tasted of mushrooms solely. I like coming here but only for dinner now. First time trying brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Mother’s Day brunch. The food was delicious. The view was magnificent!

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ChristyB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food, service, and view were amazing! The only issue we encountered was parking. You probably need to arrive about 30 mins prior to your reservation time to find parking.

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NataliaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view was amazing and the service was exceptional. The food was so good too. The waitress was so nice and patient with us. Loved the place

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Terrence
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

One of the best brunch experiences I’ve ever had. Mimosas and Bellinis were strong! 😊 I wish our server checked on us more. Will be back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! Entrees are small and sides are just enough for two to share.

EA
EdomA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Service and Ambiance were amazing! Lamb Kebob were my favorite

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Kate
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Views are great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ambiance, delicious food and excellent service.

JB
JanetB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed the restaurant, the food and the experience was amazing!

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ElaineW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was well - Timed and friendly servers. The venue was very lit and relaxing. The food was was devious and welled seasoned. I would recommend this to family and friends

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MelissaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very beautiful restaurant with beautiful views. The food was very good with very good quality. I will definitely be going again!

KC
KierraC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved my food, my date, the ambiance, each setting in every area. I just loved this restaurant. My husband and I will definitely have another date here.

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LatishaO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at La Vie was great, from the food to the staff. We will definitely return soon 😊👍🏽

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AsiaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The ambience was perfect and the service was on point. Our waiter guided us to a phenomenal dish and drink. We had a great view and I would recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had Rubio as my server. He was amazing. The food and drinks were amazing. The view was pretty. Only thing I’d change was where I was seated.

JC
vipJCarter
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for a bday dinner for my mom. The food and service were impeccable and the view was undeniable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my friend celebrated our birthday. The food was heavenly and the staff was super friendly and nice. I’ll be back. Hopefully I’ll get a rooftop seat next time cant wait!!!

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BryanteH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVED James our server! He was amazing and made sure we were enjoying ourselves and since we had a late reservation he made sure we got everything from appetizers to desserts before the kitchen closed! He also made sure our mimosas and bellinis never ran out! AMAZING! We love you James!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance of La Vie and the service was great!

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 1377 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.