Craving some eye candy? Sweeping views of the river and Jefferson Memorial aren’t the only visual treats at this fifth-floor Wharf hotspot. The décor is elegant and playful, providing a tempting Instagram backdrop in every direction—colorful faux flowers and chrome baubles cascade from ceilings and a floral wall runs along the entire patio. Photo ops continue as the food is served: a recent meal started with perfectly grilled octopus; followed by roasted halibut served with roasted brussels sprouts, curried onion labneh, and chives; and ravioli stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, and mascarpone. Whatever you order, do not leave without trying the cotton candy baked Alaska, a blue beehive of sugary cloud that’s lit on fire and burned down to reveal a sweet treat inside. La Vie also does a popular and swanky brunch ($55); reserve one of the dining cabanas and chow down on as many small plates as you wish, plus an entrée.