We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

C'est La Vie

373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
+1 949-497-5100
Website
Save
All photos (71)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“crepes” (34 reviews)
“cronut” (16 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2111
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: C'est La Vie
1. Fantastic
"A great location overlooking the ocean."
keithgiles2018
See reviews that mention Fantastic
2. best French Macarons
"The French pastries and deserts are magnifique!"
GlobalAdventurist
See reviews that mention desert
3. Best Happy Hour
"and my wife had sea bass, and both were just terrific"
PHXJC463
See reviews that mention sea bass
Write a ReviewReviews (362)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 354 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a local institution and it’s especially delightful for breakfast and brunch The ambiance is special, if you can....sit on the upper patio and enjoy the ocean breeze Service is always good, these guys are old school and great the customer with care and...More

Thank davefoshee
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I have had brunch here a couple of times. It’s a beautiful little place with great hospitality and food. Ask to sit on the patio for a great view of the ocean. I like the eggs fairfax, cronuts, and eggs Benedict. A big plus for...More

Thank Betsy F
Antonio M, Business Operating Director at C'est La Vie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and for enjoying your brunch with us at C'est La Vie Restaurant in Laguna Beach. Agreed, that the eggs Fairfax, cronuts, and eggs Benedict, A big plus for brunch and is a must!!! We are grateful for your review and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We looked all over town at these ‘boutique ‘ restaurants then we passed by C’est La Vie. The ratings were all over the place. We went for an early dinner and they had great specials! Great fillet, GREAT DESSERT! Great view, great service! Other reviews...More

Thank doctorwinkelman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location in the heart of Laguna Beach with ocean view. The food was good quality and the staff very nice. I would recommend for breakfast or lunch.More

1  Thank Q1689ECgregoryc
Valentino D, Managing business director at C'est La Vie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant. We are happy to hear that you felt well taken care of by our staff and enjoyed the culinary offerings, the and the view. Big MERCI and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming little place with an outside section that provides beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and a pretty park. The food was very good but the prices were very steep. I guess it's the location but there's no reason to gouge the...More

Thank kencatron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was wonderful, deserts to die for. Perfect view for sunsets. Our waiter, Josh, was superb. He took care of all our needs and our drinks never ran out.More

Thank bigtex56
Antonio M, Business Operating Director at C'est La Vie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review about C'est la vie restaurant, Laguna Beach. What a wonderful feeling to hear that service was on point and Josh was your server. and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your dessert and the sunset at our restaurant....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great location overlooking the ocean. Super crepes and patisserie, cool interior and parking out backMore

Thank keithgiles2018
Antonio M, Business Operating Director at C'est La Vie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and for dining with us at C'est La Vie Restaurant, Laguna Beach. I am so pleased to hear that the crepe and patisserie were on point and outstanding!!! The view of the ocean and sunset is spectacular and we do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from the back porch was nice and the breakfast food was decent but the prices were absolutely ridiculous and the service was disinterested and slow.

Thank kleic
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This nice restaurant at an excellent location offers a great patio with a view and solid French food with a great pastry selection. One of the nicest on the strip in Pacific Coast Highway.More

Thank kawidd
Antonio M, Business Operating Director at C'est La Vie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share a review about your experience at C'est La Vie restaurant in Laguna Beach. We are so pleased you enjoyed the "French" culinary options and felt well taken care of by our staff. Please sample on your next...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

I only had food to go from here but the coffee and croissants were terrific the croissants made me feel like I was back in France good job well done keep up the great work

Thank nxtmove
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Laguna Beach
The Inn At Laguna Beach
845 reviews
.42 km away
Pacific Edge Hotel on Laguna Beach
1,477 reviews
.43 km away
Holiday Inn Laguna Beach
534 reviews
.53 km away
Laguna Riviera Beach Resort
383 reviews
.67 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Gelato Paradiso
310 reviews
.09 km away
Nick's Laguna Beach
1,382 reviews
.06 km away
Brussels Bistro
234 reviews
.10 km away
230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar
624 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kush Fine Art Gallery
41 reviews
.15 km away
Ruth Mayer Gallery
14 reviews
.05 km away
Richard MacDonald Fine Art
13 reviews
.17 km away
Drizzle Art Studios
10 reviews
.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jilbeanie
21 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
Irish477
18 November 2015|
Answer
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
0
Votes
Patty C
29 December 2014|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing