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C'est La Vie

373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
+1 949-497-5100
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“crepes” (20 reviews)
“cronuts” (10 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
All hours
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I only stepped into C'est La Vie last night for happy hour at around 6pm, with hopes of a happy-hour well drink and a view of the sunset. I was instantly disappointed with the happy hour that I didn't even stay for one, which very...More

Thank nnicoleee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ate here last year around the same time. It was nice. This year truly just okay. Limited selection of wine. Just a few types. My salad had some wilted greens and was not very flavorful. Hubby had pancakes. The bottom one of the stack was...More

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I dined at C'est la Vie recently because I had a coupon from restaurant.com. We expected an average meal but were positively surprised. We could not sit on the terrace which was fully occupied and opted for a window seat inside where...More

Thank wolfhomma
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I thought it'd be fun to have a Laguna Beach progressive dinner so we planned on Happy Hour with appetizers and cocktails at C'est La Vie Saturday Sept 16 and then move to another restaurant up the street for dinner and wine....More

Thank bonesting69
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a seafood salad. It was quite good. it was expensive. Service was too good as it was getting close to closing time. Desert was good but paid too much for it.

Thank ed o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to come back a few times during our trip to Laguna. Cocktails on the upper patio, overlooking the beach, watching the sun go down... The service is especially attentive and the food is fantastic.

Thank ucdavis_chick3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view, relaxing with a bottle of Prosecco, and dessert (chocolate bomb) , watching the sun set. Perfect spot to wind down the day.

Thank forrena
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant lures customers in with a display of French pastries, but their food isn't very good. Went for breakfast one morning & was disappointed in their cold eggs & toast.Their tea & coffee wasn't that good either, and the two waiters I saw had...More

Thank jainsea
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were here at a very busy time but still had a good time. Sat outside upstairs on the terrace. Some confusion on whether we could order from the Sunset menu or not. We were told we couldn't but the table next to us did....More

Thank Torlus
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great view of the beach and iconic Laguna rocks, but the service was slow and inconsistent. The bakery looks amazing when you come in... but the pastries served were a day or two old and lacked taste. NOTHING like a fresh french pastry shop. Not...More

Thank Brad M
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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
US$10 - US$47
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • 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." THAT'S LIFE!
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