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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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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“crepes” (41 reviews)
“cronut” (17 reviews)
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French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High end prices, cafeteria style food. We’ve been living in Laguna for just over three years. While we have our favorite restaurants (Dizz as Is, Nicks, Roux, 242 Fusion Sushi, to name a few), we decided to expand our repertoire and try a few that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Four of us enjoyed brunch at this beach view restaurant. The portions are huge and food is delicious. We ate on the outdoor patio overlooking the beach. It was a wonderful experience. The service was superior. I would recommend this lovely place. Desserts are “to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TennesseeFlorence
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Visited yesterday for brunch. We just walked in and snagged the last outdoor table, they apologized they didn't have a better spot for us but we were happy to be seated. What a beautiful location. You would not know they have a second story balcony...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karla D
Reviewed October 14, 2018 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!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Genevieve H
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hairycalgrad
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank geomoffat
Reviewed September 20, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank OlgaVK888
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WineTourFan
Reviewed September 14, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Gill S
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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
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
November 18, 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$47
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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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