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La Vie, Washington, DC

La Vie

4.5
4.5
2567 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

9:30 PM


Booked 84 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 2,567 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

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  1. KF

    KeithFR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    service was slow and inattentive. when iced tea was ordered the server said, "we don't have iced tea." we suggested providing hot tea and a glass of ice. he seemed perplexed. interestingly the table next to us who was seated when we were closing out had to make the exact same request of the same server. absurd. at those prices the server should be able to come up with accomidations for the customer.
  2. GV

    GabrielV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner with the family on the 4th July and as usual had a great experience! Food was delicious, I absolutely recommend the beef tenderloin, temperature was exactly as requested. Good drink menu and wine list is decent. Last but not least, service was exceptional from the moment you arrive till the time you leave! Thanks Raul for taking care of us during dinner and your excellent recommendations
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view. Creative menu.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. If you have a couple extra dollars to spend, the ambiance, food and drinks are some of the best I have ever had and I travel ALOT. Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  5. H

    kanzaH

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous spot with a beautiful water view. The food was delicious. recommended
  6. MD

    MayraD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really good experience in our wedding anniversary, the service was excellent , the food was delicious and good portion . I only wished to find parking spot near , it was so crowded the parking and I have to park a mile and half away .
  7. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was such a welcomed surprise. Our server was excellent as well as the hostesses. Food was incredible and the view was amazing!
  8. EB

    EmilyB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The quality of food compared to price was not comparable. The AC was broke so it was hot in the dinning room. The brussel sprouts and calamari were great. Lamb chops were okay.
  9. MJ

    MarcusJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish the numbers was higher! I live everything about the restaurant.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing! A little noisy and the wine prices were outrageous, but a great time nonetheless.
  11. CS

    CalebSteph

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch spot. Truly “bottomless” on food and drink. Ricardo our waiter was one of the best waiters I’d ever had, and he never let our champagne bottles get empty, or our table to be out of food. Food was also incredible, and it’s easy to see why so many call La Vie the best brunch in DC. Certainly the best brunch experience I’ve ever had
  12. N

    Nisha

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It’s a nice environment to sit down and enjoy your food
  13. ML

    MayaLee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was everything the food, the drinks, the aesthetic, the service, the view was all amazing the best brunch I have ever been to!
  14. JH

    JazminH

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, ambiance, and food were Amazing! Just a reminder it is $$$$$$. It was worth it all.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 10th Anniversary dinner was delightful. Service was excellent, food delicious! We were even late and there were no issues with our arrival time; we sat right down. I absolutely would recommend La Vie for your special celebration.
  16. LM

    LillianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Vie is the perfect date night / special occasion venue. The service is impeccable and the food is absolutely D-E-L-I-S-H!!! We were on a time schedule for the evening so we weren't able to do a cabana. Next time we definitely will rent the cabana!
  17. MB

    MarigoldB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Extremely overpriced for food that was just mediocre. Wouldn’t eat there again.
  18. MJ

    MelissaJP

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Poor service. Plates piled up on table.
  19. KR

    KatherineR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Horrible experience. Dirty, bad food and girl getting sick in the bathroom.
  20. SB

    ShariB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The food and ambiance at LaVie is fantastic. Service wasn't great as we had to wait at least 15minutes for a waiter to come with water and then another 10 to take our orders. The waiter also did not explain the rules for brunch in that the menu items were small plates and are all considered in the bottomless brunch pricing until after we received our bill. At which point we had 30 minutes to order more before brunch ended. That information would've been helpful earlier on when seated.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent….from the hostess to the servers, everyone was very friendly, professional and welcoming!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    The atmosphere was beautiful and of course the food and drinks was so good. My boyfriend and I enjoyed every bit of it, we will definitely come back

    La VieResponded 5 days agoHello, My name is Maurizio and I am the General Manager of La Vie. Thank you for coming out this last week. Glad to hear you enjoyed all aspects of the restaurant, especially the food and drink. Please let me know the next time you are coming to dine with us. I would love to stop by the table and say hello. Maurizio La Vie General Manager

  23. DS

    DestinyS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to La Vie to celebrate my work promotion. The ambiance, food, drinks and service were exceptional! It was PRICEY so not a restaurant we’d go to just because but it was a wonderful treat for a special occasion!
  24. A

    Ankush

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of food was really good. Ambience was really beautiful and lively. I loved it and would Definitely recommend it to everyone.
  25. JT

    JonathanT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner is at La vie is always amazing, so i figured id try brunch. The brunch food was ok, but not necessarily worth the price imo. Many other restaurants can give you the same food quality and choices for half the prices. With that said, La vie is a beautiful place for dinner but not the best option for brunch.
  26. C

    Cooky

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Really beautiful space with great views of the water, and the service was excellent as well. We did the unlimited brunch and the dishes were a hit or miss, mostly misses. Overall I didn't think it was worth the high price.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Beautiful place the food is a little pricey for the taste.
  28. JA

    JenniferA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very beautiful and such a vibe! Did a birthday there and it was perfect
  29. CA

    CoralieA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our experience. Staff worked to accommodate our seating request.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and our waiter could not have been more attentive! Wonderful evening!
  31. AR

    AmberRayne

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the service and ambiance. The lobster risotto was amazing!
  32. RO

    RyanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, highly recommend. Also creative menu.
  33. VA

    ValerieA

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful space & amazing views! We sat at the balcony which is decorated Ike a lush garden escape. Food was generally good, minus the French oysters. Great service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Overrated. When you pay more you expect more. The ambiance was amazing but the food wasn’t on the same level. The lobster was overcooked and the Risotto lacked flavor, no matter how much salt and pepper I added. The best part of my meal was the French fries and Brussel Sprouts. I’ve had better branzino for less. It tasted okay and lacked seasoning. The food is overpriced. I feel like we paid for the ambiance and location of the restaurant. If you think they present an awesome food experience, then you haven’t had good food. Not worth it and not a great value for my money. We are foodies and we know good food and this ain’t it.
  35. LV

    LaVieMe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! A must go to in DC!!!! Service, Food/ Chef, Presentation, Ambiance 10/10 stars!!! …. Love this place. I’ll be an ongoing regular!!! I gave a lower value for $ as it’s not low end on cost. HOWEVER, that said, the food is Michelin-Starred quality!! In that relevance, far less pricey and a total 5 out of 5star quality restaurant when compared with that.
  36. RJ

    RedJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This particular visit was not the best as I have experienced top tier service on my previous visits. The on the floor drink was a disappointment as it was overloaded with ice above the rim and the taste was rather plain. The more disappointing piece was that the neighboring couple served by the same waiter had the same drink and it looked completely different as the dry ice component was noticeable unlike mine. I asked the waiter to reevaluate the drink as it differed from others on the floor at the time and he brought back seemingly the same drink with dry ice added and a couple of cubes missing. The volume of the drink was quite low compared to the neighboring table even after the replacement. Hopefully this was a one off situation! Views remained gorgeous as always!
  37. T

    Tarisha

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a beautiful Father’s Day and coming to La Vie made the day Awesome. KD was fantastic and food met the expectations. The price is not for the weak 😩, but it worth the treat and take your mind off the work trouble. My family and I truly appreciated the experience. I would definitely visit again. Thank for the great experience
  38. BE

    BethE

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I could not figure out if this was a fancy restaurant because some people were dressed for fine dining, others in shorts and teeshirts. The price point suggested fine dining, but the food was mediocre and not with what we paid. The service was good; the only bright spot. We were disappointed with the experience; we won’t be back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father's Day. Raul did an amazing job.
  40. TG

    TraciG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience5
    The server was not good. We had to tell him multiple times our order, he kept forgetting simple things and the food made me sick while still in the restaurant. I won’t be returning and fit the price there are many other places that have better tasting food and better service.

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 4.5 stars by 2567 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 84 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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