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C'est La Vie

373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
+1 949-497-5100
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“crepes” (36 reviews)
“cronut” (16 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The early dinner specials between 4 and 6 or amazing! I had mahi mahi a cocktail and a fantastic peach tart for dessert! You must keep room for dessert or take one with you, so delicious!

Thank Genevieve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chocolate covered Cronuts, with a strawberry on top with cream filling, are the best we have had. I was amazed they were available at 1:00pm, in the past they have sold out at 9:00am and I would be so disappointed that I would refuse...More

Thank Hairycalgrad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting on the patio overlooking main beach. However, the service let the place down. We ordered coffee and tea (with milk). The drinks came immediately except for the milk for the tea that turned up about 4 minutes later. Then the food came--at least...More

Thank geomoffat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a local, I used to frequent this place for a bite and a desert. It was really good. However, once it was sold to a new owner, food became much worse. This place is empty a lot now and, thus, food is not fresh....More

1  Thank OlgaVK888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cute place to eat in downtown Laguna, with great customer service and high quality food. So yummy!

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us planned to celebrate a birthday here at lunchtime - actually early afternoon. We waited at a table on the patio while our preferred table became available. It was lovely weather and the view was pleasant (beach view but impaired by buildings in...More

Thank WineTourFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband booked this restaurant for our final night in Newport Beach - we had spent a long time looking at various restaurants and in the end I just told him to book somewhere. He booked here because it looked good on their website and...More

1  Thank Gill S
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We ate breakfast at C’est La Vie during Labor Day weekend. We sat on the patio overlooking the beach. It was busy however the service was top notch. I had crepes and my husband had French toast. We felt the meal was one of the...More

Thank Tricia F
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is popular with tourists because of the patio. The food is average and the servers are professional but otherwise this place is poorly run and managed. First, there is a seat yourself policy and it seems there are no designated sections for the...More

Thank OcTravlr
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Stopped in this restaurant our first day in town. Had a seat out on their balcony and looked out at a beautiful view. Service was excellent and our food was delicious. They offered many tempting desserts too.

Thank ELD430
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Roxanna K
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Lauren M | Reviewed this property |
If you Google "laguna beach c'est la vie sunset menu" you will reach the main page of the restaurant and then see a link on the right side for Sunset Specials. Unfortunately posting links here is not allowed or I would have... More
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jilbeanie
May 21, 2016|
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Response from oceangrlz | Reviewed this property |
I don't wander all the way in to the restaurant, I stop at the pastry counter. It's my go to place for my one food splurge on my vacation. As far as the restaurant, I did hear some folks talking about it but they weren't... More
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Irish477
November 18, 2015|
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Response from Antonio M | Property representative |
Lunch ends at 4.00 pm. We look forward to welcome you soon at c'est la vie restaurant, Laguna beach. Antonio Mecheri Managing Director
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$47
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-5100
  • E-mail
Description
Laguna's only California French restaurant located in downtown Laguna, with spectacular ocean views overlooking Main Beach. Excellent cuisine with a French bakery. Full liquor license. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and parties. Free parking on premises. Romantic outdoor patio, incredible dinner menu, best coffee and dessert. Lobster special on Wednesday, French Night Prix Fix Menu on Friday night and Live music on Saturday & Friday. Full size bakery with home made traditional French patisserie with twenty one MACARON flavors including chocolate camel milk macarons, "CAMELRONS." THAT'S LIFE!
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