Champagne cocktails at the beach you guys! C’est la Vie is a little French restaurant off Coast Hwy with a really cozy patio overlooking beautiful Laguna Beach. There are several patios lining this little stretch of LB, each with its own vibe. Chill, party, family friendly…all depends on what you’re looking for. C’est la Vie is a chill little patio. I come here for a quieter vibe, and let’s be honest, for their champagne cocktails. They offer 8 different varieties!
We recently came here for my daughter’s 12th birthday family dinner. It was cozy and fun. It was a bit pricey (thank you, Grandpa for the dinner), but you can come here for their Sunset special (when you may not have a sugar granddaddy footing the bill) for a considerable discount. The limited menu offers a good sampling from their regular menu for a great deal! You can get a filet mignon meal for $19.95, lobster tail for $21.95, mahi for $17.95, and many more great options. Happy Hour from Monday-Friday 3:00pm-7: 00 pm with discounted nibbles and house drinks. My daughter will always choose steak or sushi for a special occasion (um, yeah, I know). They have a really yummy Steak Frites: the portion is huge, so kids can definitely split, or you have steak and eggs the next morning. Also, our steaks were a little more on the medium well side, so if you want a true rare or medium rare, you may want to order accordingly. Although I enjoyed the food, I really come in for the cocktails and the views.
Our recommendation is come in during the day or at sunset for a champagne cocktails. The patio is small, so may be a bit tricky during peak hours. I am often in Laguna Beach during the off season, not during summer months. We have so many warm and sunny days year round, that I would just rather come and enjoy one of my favorite beaches during non peak days for easy street parking and non crowded restaurants and beaches. MaryAnne and I enjoyed our impromptu drinks one weekday afternoon. Come check it out and maybe we’ll see you here!
Open Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00am – 10:00pm, and Sunday 8:00am-9:00pm
373 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach