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C'est la vie

$$$$French, European,
Zentralstrasse 7, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 97501210
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster” (3 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (2 reviews)
“fine wine” (2 reviews)
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French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Zentralstrasse 7, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Great food and service. I ate lobster which was very fresh and soft. Of course desserts were amazing with perfect flavors. Best wishes from Lithuania.

Thank jonas k
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This is the finest restaurants I have had the pleasure to eat in over the last five years. The quality of the food, wine and service are fabulous. I thoroughly recommend this if you have a discerning palate.

Thank Morgan712
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We had a delicious dinner at C'est la vie in Leipzig. Deborah greeted us warmly as we entered and made us feel immediately at home. She helped describe the menu and the wines and we settled in for a great experience. We chose the 3...More

1  Thank Karen O
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We had some good meals in Leipzig but our dinner at C’est la vie was by far the best. For a start, the ambience is really welcoming, friendly and attentive. The co- owners, Deborah (a fellow Scot with whom we established a really warm rapport)...More

1  Thank Alastair G
Reviewed 15 April 2018

After living in Leipzig for a year, we have discovered an absolute best restaurant so far. We reserved based on TripAdvisor comments, and what for a delightful experience it was. Everything from presentation to the explanation of what you are getting on your plate to...More

Thank tewin14
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The day after Valentines 2018 I took the wife to this restaurant - it was her first trip here, my second. We both ordered a five-course menu and following advice of our waiter, a French Red. Our lovely waitress Inga made sure I didn't forget...More

Thank Guy G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My experience at C’est La Vie was absolutely wonderful. The restaurant has a very warm and inviting atmosphere with very comfortable seating. The food was outstanding and the presentation was beautiful. The portions were not too dainty. I ordered the three course option and left...More

Thank Ramsey D
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This restaurant has got to be one of the finest I have eaten in any city. We had booked, but could not get there in time so I called. Charming reception asked whether I would like to come the following day - to which I...More

1  Thank marblekallie
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Exactly the perfect combination of creativity and a fair value, of top service and unobtrusiveness! The cuisine offered some surprising variations (like pumpkin soup garnished with french blood-sausage) without affectedness. We enjoyed the broad variety of champagnes (only downside: we were not able to try...More

Thank nordseefan2016
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Our team had the most amazing evening at C'est la vie. Inga and Deborah, the two charming owners, made the visit most enjoyable. That's the kind of food that not only loads you but also gives you sensual pleasure. Wine was just amazing! I really...More

1  Thank Innna07
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Response from Pasquale d | Reviewed this property |
i think i can say it is not a cheap Restaurant but i have also to say it right for what you found, especially the wine .... really super
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 57
French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zentralstrasse 7, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig
  • Phone Number: +49 341 97501210
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Fine dining with seasonal French cuisine and hand-picked French wines in a tastefully appointed and relaxed ambiance. The three-monthly changing menu comprises classic as well as modern dishes.
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