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C'est la Vie

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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner


$5 - $30
French, Cafe, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last chance. Four slices of bread sered with two pats of butter. No coffee refill offered. Artichokes in a salad were from a can and full of water from the can which squirted all over my wife. Mozzarella cheese and pesto virtually tasteless. My salad...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Phil S
cestlaviei, Owner at C'est la Vie, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello. The bread is free of charge as the butter and if you want more bread there is no problem. The coffee should have been refilled. Our mozzarella is fresh and we make our pesto from scratch and of course we drain the salad. Sorry...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the bread quality is not what I would expect from a French bakery and we were very disappointed. The bread has no texture and is very light. Nothing like the bread you would find in a bakery in France. Better bread at Whole food...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu was excellent, the food was well prepared, and the wine pairings were done well. A lot of thought went into the pairings. The presentation was informative and the new TV screens make it easy to follow along. It is a very informative and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank bikehog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our book group went for brunch, based on the recommendation of a member who is a regular there. Our experience met everyone's expectations. I think we all stopped on the way out for some treats from the bakery case to take home. Mine didn't make...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Melanie M
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

We have been to lunch here many times and have never been disappointed. The restaurant is owned and operated by French people. I had a delicious Tuscan chicken sandwich on a croissant. The service is also excellent.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank paulhollinger
cestlaviei, Owner at C'est la Vie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning Thank you for your kind comment. If everything is ok, can we have a better rate maybe 5 stars 😊 Thanks Have a nice day

Reviewed June 25, 2019

I went with a large party for lunch and while we were in a back part of the restaurant, it was still very, very loud. Surprising since it wasn’t packed. Our server did a good job until the meals arrived and then she never returned...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Janet8249
cestlaviei, Propriétaire at C'est la Vie, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

Dear Janet. Sorry for the lack of service. One of our server was sick which explains but not excuse it. We promise to take a better care of you next time !

Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant gets dressed for dinner, it has table cloths and dinner service set to go. The menu is very interesting and if French food is your thing, try this place. The food was very fresh and tasty, portions were large. Service was good. The...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank retirededward
cestlaviei, Propriétaire at C'est la Vie, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

Thank you Edward for your kind review !

Reviewed June 22, 2019

A very good moment in « France » at c’est la vie. Food was excellent. I recommend the wine tasting event for a total immersion.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Wilfried A
cestlaviei, Propriétaire at C'est la Vie, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2019

Thank you !!

Reviewed June 16, 2019

For Father's Day my wife suggested we go for breakfast. I decided on C'est la Vie for somewhere different. It occupies the building once the home of the excellent John Dough bakery which we often frequented. Not much has changed with the interior apart from...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AndyinMarineland
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Everything was terrific: service, coffee, crepes & omelette. Very tasty & great value - will definitely be back!

Date of visit: June 2019
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