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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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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in for a cocktail and were not ready to eat, but the service was great, the ambiance excellent and you can't beat the views. I'd gladly return to sample the huge variety on their menu.

Thank ltwriter
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very poor service and poor food quality for price. Nice view upstairs. The no wait and coupons should have been an indication.

Thank Lenette D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I splurged for a French Sunday brunch overlooking the ocean. Arrived by 8:30 am and had the pick of the deck... by 9:00, the cute deck was full... so get there early! The Quiche Lorraine had to be authentic as I’ve never had better... full...More

Thank Sbragdon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I love this amazing restaurant we visit every year. A delightful restaurant with delectable dishes and superb service! They're desserts are Great too!

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate upstairs and were seated on the patio with attractive views towards the beach and ocean. Very disappointing experience beyond this point ! Several waiters but the service was inattentive and poor to the point of rudeness. We have travelled for two weeks in...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We didn’t eat a full meal here, but grabbed the coffee and croissant special. Both were fresh and delicious. Service was very nice and speedy. So, stop in and grab a quick breakfast treat.

Thank Kudzu773
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had breakfast here on day and enjoyed sitting on the patio eating and watching the people in the park and on the beach. Not sure about everything but the breakfast food is very good.

Thank slayers911
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner here. Beautiful sunset while dining on the deck overlooking the beach. That part was awesome! The food, service and cleanliness were sub par. I wouldn't recommend dining here, but coctails on the deck overlooking the beach woulod be enjoyable.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The trick is, go up the stairs and sit on the cozy deck with a view of Main Beach. The cream of asparagus soup was amazing. They have a French singer on Friday nights.

Thank SherryBeth
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Had breakfast and dinner there. Food and service was very good. Staff is amazing. Tillo (sp) was our server and outstanding.

Thank AFPagano
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22 May 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
18 November 2015|
Response from Valentino D | 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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29 December 2014|
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Response from 2kitty2 | Reviewed this property |
the pricing is very reasonable and the menu is wide, lots of pasta, salad, proteins, the sauces are all over the top. the pastries are wonderful and fresh baked French bread daily...can you tell I love this place... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 47
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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."
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