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La Vie, Washington, DC

La Vie

4.6
4.6
2949 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 560-5501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,949 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was yummy & the interior was beautiful!😍
  2. D

    Doritza

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going to la vie because of not only the food but also the ambiance.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance , excellent service & delicious food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mom’s Birthday
  5. I

    wanjiruI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance in the restaurant was absolutely amazing! We were greeted immediately once we walked into the corridor! Our server was amazing and the food was delicious! Will definitely have to go back soon!
  6. WD

    WalterD

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good, if the portions were small. The champagne was a bit off - not sure what was going on there.
  7. DA

    DanaA

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved it. Great food, good service…but on the pricey side. Great venue, atmosphere.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening at La Vie. It was amazing from start to finish. The food was delicious but a little over priced for the portions. But the service and ambiance is what made it special. Edwin was our server and he was the best server we have had in a restaurant in a long time. Luis was our bartender before we sat our table and he amazing too. They both took really good care of us for the birthday celebration and made the night special. We will definitely be coming back to La Vie.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicolas was outstanding!! Our food was good, drinks were good, atmosphere was beautiful! The only thing is our table kept moving really bad every time someone would walk buy..it was uneven..this was at table in the room with hanging flowers..other than that we all had a good time
  10. TP

    TomP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Anniversary ever! Glad my aunt recommended this spot! Can’t say enough about service, food and Bottomless mimosas!!! I can’t wait to return!
  11. T

    Tayyy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best restaurants I have been to. The overall experience was amazing. The food was outstanding and everyone was extremely attentive and friendly.
  12. Y

    Yepl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food1service2ambience4
    The food was really basic and not a good price-quality ratio
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at La Vie. The ambiance, service, and food was amazing! Igor was our waiter.He was so attentive, patient, and gave us the best recommendations. Our dining experience was excellent! This will be my go to restaurant every time I’m in DC!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was my birthday the server Hugo was great .The ambiance was fantastic will definitely go back again
  15. W

    Waad

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The environment was warm and vibrant, welcoming in from the very first step took into the restaurant. The hostess was pleasant and friendly, and very accommodating. The seating was exceptional with beautiful spacing and views to enjoy, while the lighting was dim and comforting, enabling the ability to relax with great ease. The food was very well plated, with flavors to make an atheist question his life choices of there not being a higher power. The experience in all was a mixture of jubilant, exuberant, and quite fitting for almost any occasion. I’m thrilled to have made the decision to embark on this quest, as La Vie has set the standards for fine dining at its best. There isn’t much that can be said against what was presented, and no room for error as they expressed themselves in a very accountable and hospitable manner. This will always hold a special place within knowing the quality holds true, starting from the service all the way to the flavors and food prepared with exquisite attention to detail and passion, the flavors bursting with life in every bite. I will return with haste.
  16. LK

    LauraleeK

    Calgary

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food, service but way too expensive
  17. TJ

    TaraJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Baby lamb chops are excellent. Order a Purple Blossom or 2!
  18. MM

    MattM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Top-shelf, "special" experience, attentive front desk and wait staff. The Caesar salad was perhaps the best I have ever had, and my son LOVED the "for the tase" tuna tartare app. Both A+. Only quibble, the son did the burger for entree and it was pretty impossible/overloaded with toppings to handle. He tried to knife-and-fork it but gave up. His birthday dessert (chocoflan with a lit sparkler in it) looked amazing, he loved it.
  19. IK

    IrinaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent , what we did not appreciate that we were “sold” the most expensive entrees without mentioning the huge sizes of the portions . So half of the most expensive entrees were not eaten . We could easily share 1 portion in this case .
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed ourselves.

    La VieResponded on November 14, 2022We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your selves! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  21. N

    Naomi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    La Vie made my first time in DC such a memorable experience. From the views to the DELICIOUS food, my friends and I were well pleased with our experience!
  22. KG

    KellyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    La Vie is a beautiful restaurant with views overlooking the Potomac and the Wharf. We had reservations for Sunday brunch, which includes all you can eat small plates (no drinks are included for that price). At $66 per person plus a 20% service fee and a 4% surcharge, this restaurant is way overpriced. The food was good but nothing special for $82 per person before tax (and a line on the bill requested ADDITIONAL tip). I've eaten in Michelin-starred restaurants with much better service, ambience, and food for a lot less. You can have better brunches in DC for half this price.
  23. CS

    ChristineS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Service was excellent. The food was amazing.
  24. O

    Optimist

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    La Vie is a terrible experience. The helpless help. The line at the elevators up and down. The silly prices all seem to attract a clientele that don’t know any better and value the wrong things. They DO have a few interesting dishes and the food quality is good. But doesn’t offset diners talking at full volume on their phones as they compete with loud ambient music. Avoid this place and you won’t feel like a chump for going.
  25. C

    Cody

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant i would recommend to a friend
  26. N

    Nadia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch menu and there’s nothing small about some of these plates!!
  27. A

    Akshath

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Had a birthday here and they brought out a cake. We were a party of 11 so they served us “family-style” which really helped and was easy
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great so we’re our drinks! We went to celebrate my birthday and they added a personal touch with a birthday card. That was nice.
  29. KB

    KBerry

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my best friends birthday this weekend and it was wonderful. Amazing service, delicious food and the best vibes. Can’t wait to come back!

    La VieResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us! We are delighted to hear you had a great time!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was Good But very Loud, But we had a fun time and food was amazing.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Wasaay too expensive for what you get.The food was good, but not amazing. Just ok. Dinner for 2 no alcohol, no appetizer, no dessert was 167$. Oh yeah, they automatically included a 20% gratuity and a 4$ service fee.
  32. B

    Bear

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very attractive space. Great views over the harbor. Drinks were good but extremely expensive ($25 Manhattan with Buffalo Trace bourbon) and same for food (tuna tartare, scallops, gnocchi with truffles and Brussels sprouts). We’ll prepared but significantly more expensive than at other excellent restaurants. Parking is also a pain and extremely expensive.
  33. k

    karlk

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding - I can’t think of a single thing that wasn’t perfect. Can’t recommend highly enough.
  34. WJ

    WendyJ

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The time of food was horrible. My colleagues meal came out with the salad and the waiter said we will go put it under the heat lamp. Not work a $300 meal
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was overpriced for how tasty the food was but overall it was a fun night
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg this place was absolutely amazing. The food was out of this world and our server Ricardo was AMAZING!!! best brunch I have ever had in my life. 10/10 this place in a vibe! Staff in very kind
  37. JS

    JonS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    My name is Jon I came to La Vie for Brunch yesterday with my Girl Friend and we had the brunch menu with Bottomless Memosas. The wait to get service was about 25 minutes while we sat at the table. The waiter was nice but it took a long time to get service. Also we moved tables because the Sun was very hot on the deck. Also we were not told that the Memosas were not combined in the price of the brunch and I was told that it was $66 a person for brunch but the bill was much more than expected because we were not told that the memosas and champaign would be an additional charge. Also they said they would validate our parking but when we left they did not validate our parking. Our brunch experience would have been a lot better if we did not have these issues.

    La VieResponded on November 8, 2022Im sorry to hear there was a miss communication about our pricing and parking validation. Our brunch pricing is listed on the menu as $66 for bottom less brunch and $39 for bottomless mimosas. We are unable to fully validate parking but can offer parking discounts by insetting your parking ticket into the reader at the host stand. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your next visit more enjoyable.

  38. DS

    DeShaundraJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had my birthday brunch at LaVie. The written birthday wishes, the table scape, the amazing food, the drinks and I can’t forget Chris who was amazing/-all of these things came together to make this the most amazing experience ever. Thank you for helping me close out my birthday celebrations!
  39. M

    Michellethelender

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, food, staff, and atmosphere.
  40. ME

    MarcusE

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I had a great time for my first experience. I went for brunch (All You Care To Eat) It's was a cool experience being able to try almost everything on the brunch menu. Some hit and misses with some of the options I tried but overall it was good. The Baklava waffle is by far the best thing on the menu👍🏼

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.6 stars by 2949 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today
Google Map for La Vie

88 District Sq SW, Washington, DC 20024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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