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La Vie, Washington, DC

La Vie

4.6
4.6
2972 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 133 times today
Experiences are available.

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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Experiences

  • Christmas Day Brunch

    $66.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Celebrate Christmas Day the Washingtonian way… with a bottomless brunch! Join us from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, on Christmas Day, for our famous bottomless brunch. The Christmas Day Brunch will include unlimited small plates, the best views the city has to offer, and an appearance by Santa Clause himself. Upgrade the experience with the addition of our Seafood Tower and/or the addition of Bottomless Mimosas. * The $66 per person fee is not inclusive of taxes, fees, and gratuity. * * A credit card is required for booking in the case of a no show or cancellation within 72 hours. Payment will not be taken at the time of booking. Payment is due at the conclusion of the experience. *

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What 2,972 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

  • District of Columbia

    Mediterranean

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  1. CH

    ClintH

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Lamb chops and burger need more seasonings .. lacked in flavor drinks and dessert were very tasty!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I proposed here beautiful spot
  3. TW

    TWD2

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Server forgot my appetizer order, main course was late and it was trash
  4. JN

    JoNic

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Definitely worth it. Beautiful ambience + great food. Perfect spot for date night.
  5. G

    Godfather

    Washington DC

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and awesome view!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every single dish on the brunch menu was amazing, and we ordered almost every item. The bottomless small plates concept is perfect for dates and small groups. The flavors of each dish were put together so well, I felt like each one was dancing on my tongue. The food was spectacular! The server was great at making recommendations but I did notice a decline in the service after 3pm despite us being there more than an hour before the brunch “promptly” ending at 3. After about 3:15 it became evident servers were avoiding eye contact and not coming to tables. I placed a final request for a couple more sweet dishes and they were never brought out and when I was finally able to get the server’s attention there was no acknowledgement that they either forgot or intentionally didn’t place the order with the kitchen. By that time we had to leave to catch flights and couldn’t wait any longer. Aside from that, the food and ambience was amazing and I will definitely be back and will whole heartedly recommend to others!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best of the best in DC!!
  8. F

    Faisal410

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The ambience was nice. The food i feel like could have been alot better for the price. I been to other restaurants that were cheaper and had better taste for the price of the food you would expect it to be outstanding. And the receptionist would sit other customers next to us when the entire balcony area was empty.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Came here for my mother’s birthday and the everything was a 10/10. The food was great, the server was wonderful, and the ambiance was lovely. Thank you for making my mother’s birthday special!
  10. S

    Samantha

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Great service, very fancy/instagramable decore. However, the food is very expensive and low value for what you get. Would not return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience! Great menu! Great vibe!
  12. 2

    202foodie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The food was delicious and fresh, the drinks were perfectly tasty and the service was excellent! Special thanks to KD who is the world’s greatest server and really made our night and our hostess Devan was warm and welcoming- We will def be back!!!
  13. JA

    JoshuaAunt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to eat when I’m in town. Pricey. Could be less expensive. Servers passing out hors d’oeuvrs didn’t start til noon. Establishment opened 10am. Server said he would get us a box to go but he did not. Our meal with unlimited mimosa was over $400.00. Waiters/waitress brought small plates. Fantastic idea. Not sure if wait would be a problem when extremely busy. Great view. Underground parking alittle over 2 hrs $36.00. Machine not working properly did not accept credit card. Valid credit card used. Took awhile to find someone to assist. I’ll revisit when in area.
  14. CA

    ChristinaA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So beautiful. The ambiance and decor is stunning. Food and service is amazing.
  15. J

    Jazzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Ive beeen here for brunch and dinner and fall more in love each time. The decor, view, service, food, and drinks are amazing. Great for a date night with your man or your girls. Get dressed up and be ready to splurge for this amazing experience that is so worth it!!! If the weather permits take a walk on the wharf before or after your meal. There's even a smores cart around the corner from the restaurant at night that's a great end to the evening.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The food was good not fabulous, considering the price. The lamb chops were very good though. Creative cocktails but small wine by the glass list. It was a little loud but beautiful atmosphere.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

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

    Doritza

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance , excellent service & delicious food.
  20. CP

    CarolP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This lovely restaurants overlooks the SW waterfront and Potomac River. We went for a prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day. The preview menu was for three courses, but we added three glasses of wine, a half dozen oysters, and a single salmon fillet to top our two pasta entrees. The cost came to about $450, including gratuity. The food was delicious, and very rich.
  21. RR

    RRRR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food is so so
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mom’s Birthday
  23. I

    wanjiruI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    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!
  24. WD

    WalterD

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

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

    DanaA

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    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
  28. T

    Tayyy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    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.
  29. TP

    TomP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    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!
  30. Y

    Yepl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    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!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

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

    Kleigh

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is amazing . Service did not match the food unfortunately
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Very average food. Not worth the $300 bill for 2 people. Could’ve easily made the same meal at home for $35. Would not recommend
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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 .
  40. 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!

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 2972 OpenTable diners.

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 PM


Booked 133 times today
Experiences are available.
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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