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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“crepes” (31 reviews)
“cronuts” (15 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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373 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an early dinner here (4-6pm) on a Friday night on the beachfront balcony. I had a delicious mahi-mahi plate on the early bird menu (As a note: most Laguna Beach restaurants offer an early bird menu that can save you a lot of...More

Thank AdventureReady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate late on a Thursday night, got a table on the terrace with a lovely view of the ocean. My friend didn't enjoy her meal, but I loved mine. The service was slow, but not terrible. We ordered dessert to go, and although we...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow, shrimp scampi was not appetizing, could definitely tell the shrimp was frozen. Desserts were old and stale, would not recommend to anyone. My friend had the chicken curry and she liked it.

Thank smb523
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great plave to chill out , have a nice wine before your dinner, while you read through the carte... This one was interesting and the pasta/ seafood medley we selected for dinner was quite delicately assembled and a made up for an enjoyable evening. Dessert...More

Thank sagittarius111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has gone way down hill since the last time we visited a couple of years ago. It seems like it must have changed ownership. My wife and I walked in and noticed that the restaurant was mostly empty of patrons around lunch time....More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for lunch...turkey on a croissant, bacon omelet, iced tea....everything beyond special. Large portions, delicious sides. Servers very efficient...crowded but working fast, we had everything to make it a great lunch.

Thank Ilovellamas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place and staff was so welcoming and it felt like we were far away from Laguna Beach. We had crepes and they were the best we have ever had. The pastries are so yummy as well ! It is highly priced but IMO a...More

Thank Lincoln A
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Went to this place meal was good but bit pricey. At the end the meal came to 125 dollars so we paid 130 including tip but as we where about to leave the owner or manager called me over only to announce my tip wasn't...More

1  Thank Emma M
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21 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
Patty C
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, 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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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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