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La Bergerie
La Bergerie

La Bergerie Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.labergerie.com
  • Phone: (703) 683-1007
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Basque
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Damman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: La Bergerie can accommodate up to 50 people in one of the private room. 24 in another room and 150 for the whole restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Laurent Janowsky (703) 683-1007
  • Entertainment: A strolling violinist is on hand during special occassions like, Valentine's day, Easter, Mother's day, Xmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen and N. Lee
  • Public Transit: King Street Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 2 Public lots accommodate up to 300 spaces.
A word from La Bergerie
Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, La Bergerie offers a cozy and relaxed setting in a historic brick warehouse. Whether it's an intimate lunch or dinner, a special occasion or business affair, La Bergerie's gracious and attentive staff will make your experience memorable.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "This place is amazing we enjoy this place so much we have been going almost weekly! I promise it is the best food in Oldtown....it is a hidden Gem off of king st, it is a elegant place so leave the flip flops and shorts at home."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "They have gotten really cheap for restaurant week. The menu is not even close to there normal menu and they continue to want to up charge you for everything. I've been there in the past for restraunt week as well and it was way better in years past. This place is going down hill."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "hadn't been to la bergerie for years. it was a pleasant surprise. the food was wonderful, the service terrofic, and the soufles were fab!!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This is a gem, tucked upstairs in a quieter part of Old Town. It's small and intimate, but not at all stuffy. I had duck confit, and my partner had a filet mignon. Both were prepared perfectly. It's a great place, and we'll be back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It was restaurant week, and perhaps that was why we felt so rushed. The garçon was just too attentive, taking away our plates before we had swallowed our last mouthfuls of each course. As we were finishing our desert, the whole table was cleared by two servers - even the salt and pepper went! We were still drinking our wine. What a subtle hint for us to vacate our seats. The check then arrived and we weren't even asked if we would like coffee. Shame, as the food was truly delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My wife and were both pleased with our Restaurant week selections. The staff was very busy with the large crowd, but service did not suffer"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The restaurant week crowd on Saturday was large, but La Bergerie cut no corners. Food was outstanding. Service was "busy" in order to handle the crowd (normally, service is a bit more elegantly leisured but remained polished and attentive). We were nearly the last to leave, and the staff (exhausted) was still gracious. We look forward to a return when we are in the area."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We did the 3 course meal prix fixe for Alexandria Restaurant Week. Needless to say, being a fancy little French place, the portions are small, so don't go into it starving but go into it knowing you are going to get an elegant, small meal. Having an appetizer is a must. Great ambience, server wasn't super attentive (we drink a lot of water, and were waiting for wine orders) but she was very friendly nonetheless."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation for a birthday celebration and had a great time. We would definitely come here again. We were not rushed, the waiter's recommendations were delicious."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had a very good experience and will go again very soon. The staff was very attentive and the service was very prompt. I would give it Excellent rating but there is always slight room for improvement."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We recently went for restaurant week and to show this wonderful little gem to my mother in law. The food was excellent and the dessert as always, delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I was impressed with the long list of wines by the glass, which works out great if you like to pair wines with different courses. We ordered from the Restaurant week menu. Some of it was good and some was not. The escargot appetizer and mushroom soup aps were OK, not great but acceptable. The duck confit entree was really fantastic; but the profiteroles served for dessert tasted stale and old. And the chocolate sauce tasted like it was out of a jar. My dinner companion had a souffle dessert, which was considerably better than the profiteroles - altho far from perfect. The egg whites weren't completely incorporated into the rest of the souffle. The star of the dinner was the service, which was really good. I would try it on a regular night."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Can't believe I had never been to La Bergerie but will certainly return. Wonderful throw back to the era of escargot, profliterones and the Julia Child of my childhood outside Boston. We had a thoroughly delicious classic French meal in a lovely setting. Food and service were excellent. It was the perfect place for ladies to lunch and lunch we did."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went came here for restaurant week and had the 3 course dinner. While the food was wonderful, the service was not. The server rushed us through the entire meal to the point that the clean-up staff kept trying to remove my dessert while I was still eating it. We barely had time to enjoy one course before they were trying to take our dishes away and give us the next one. The really frustrating part was the server hovering over our table waiting for is to pay the check and making sighing noises. To me this is simply not acceptable at a nicer restaurant like this. I go to Chipotle when I'm in a hurry and I go somewhere like this when I want to enjoy a romantic dinner with my wife. Not sure if I would come back here."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants. A gem. Great food, great service, excellent wine selection. Special attention to regulars."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I attended during restaurant week and her birthday. Ate from the fix prix menu mine was good but not great. Very good time. Great special occasion place but did not feel like a drop in place."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The restaurant is charming and the staff excellent. The noise level was high due likely to the brick walls bouncing the sound. The restaurant was not crowded.The much touted Dover sole not on the restaurant week offering which was no surprise. The selections for each of the three courses was impressive. Sadly the food was unimpressive. Bland scallop appetizers were helped with the seaweed side, the crab cake was virtually tasteless even with the saffron sauce. The chicken cordon bleu was a better choice. The soufflés were attractive but too wet inside and the raspberry was cloyingly sweet with an unpleasant texture. The hazelnut was better. With all the choices in historic Alexandria, I doubt I'll return."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I dined here to try out the restaurant during the Restaurant Week. Overall, the food was good but not great. I would expect more creativity from the french cuisine restaurant. The most annoying thing was a person who takes away plates, etc. He was extremely aggressive in clearing the plates that at some point I had to confront him when he asked me whether I was finished while I still had half a plate full and a fork in my hand. I have never had anything like this happened in any restaurant, let alone a high end restaurant. I thought that perhaps they were trying to turn the table over to serve other guests but such treatment wasn't called for. I don't think I'll be returning."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We came to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere was serene, the service was prompt and attentive without being "clingy." The food came straight from the kitchen hot and ready - it had not been waiting under a heat lamp for a server to get around to it. The menu offerred in its dozen or so main courses a broad enough selection to find a couple of competing choices. We plan to return to try the others."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "A friend and I went to La Bergerie last Tuesday for their "Restaurant Week" fare. The sirloin steak entree was very good and the service was attentive and pleasant . I had read online that $2.00 would be deducted from the check to "subsidize" the parking fee at a nearby lot. The owner came to the table and confirmed that early in the evening. Later I receive my check and the $2.00 had not been subtracted. The owner when questioned, in a rude and scolding tone informed me it would be done after I gave him my credit card, and added how long he had been running the establishment. He'll be running it without my money!!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • " My new wife and I stopped by for our honeymoon dinner expecting much, receiving little. The duck confit was good but everything else was lacking. The decor was dusty with black spots on the curtains. The carrot soup my wife had was terrible. The soup lacked the natural sweetness of carrots and the cilantro pesto did not compliment it. The soufflé is suppose to be light, fluffy and warm all the way through. It was cold heavy and weird in texture. The creme brulee, tasted like it was made with banana and bruleed one day prior to me being there. It was gross. Only ate one bite."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We've been coming here to celebrate special occasions for many years, but now since they've added weekly "specials' we've learned to take advantage of these, on the spur of the moment. The Restaurant Week menu provided ample choices and each dish promised more goodness than the last. My Duck leg confit over mushroom rizotto was superb...the Dover Sole substitution was priced maybe a bit high but it was absolutely worth it; the crab cake was large, perfectly prepeared with very little filler. The Grand Marnier and Raspberry soufflé desserts were just to die for. Take it from this foodie, food writer and cook book author, La Bergerie is pure dining pleasure, over and over again."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Everything here is fantastic ... the ambiance, the service, the food, the drinks. I was at this restaurant twenty years ago and it was wonderful then and still wonderful"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We go to La Bergerie often for the Monday night lobster special - the food is very good and the soufflés are excellent. They also have good deals on wine that night."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "For an important dinner, this restaurant is not only the best -- but really the only -- perfect choice in Northern Virginia. We've been going there for special occasions for more than 25 years."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "A warm and romantic restaurant. Service is prompt and courteous. Food is tremendous and comes at just the right pace. The menu is very nice and flexible--offering 3 course, 4 course meals and a la carte. Soufflé for desert is a must."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food at La Bergerie is authentic French - small plates, well-done sauces that entice rather than overwhelm the palate, and beautifully constructed presentations. The wait staff is exceptionally professional and personable. The prix fixe 4-course and 3-course menus offer great value and excellent food choices. The foie gras is not to be missed -- one of the best I've ever tried. This is our third visit - we will definitely continue as patrons."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "La Bergerie has remained one of our very favorite restaurants since moving to Old Town 18 years ago. For a night out with friends or a special occasion it ranks at the top of our list in this area. So it's little surprise we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary with a dinner there. Laurent Janowsky and his wait and kitchen staff helped make it another very special meal. Unique and very tasty appetizers, lobster flambe (with a marvelous risotto) and raspberry souffle were served with perfection. When Laurent came at the end of the meal to wish us a Happy 50th he also informed us that our sons had arranged to take care of the check as a surprise gift! How could one make the evening more special?"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food at La Bergerie is always a high quality and we have never had anything that is not excellent. We have eaten here multiple times and it has become our favorite local restaurant. The staff is knowledgeable and accommodating. I love the ambience and we are always able to talk privately even when the restaurant is relatively full."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "First time to visit. Our anniversary. The server was charming and made us feel welcome. Great touches like tableside cooking of the lobster dish and the presentation of the souffle dessert. It was a near perfect restaurant experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "La Bergerie always has a team which makes a dinner there special. Food quality is consistently high. It is one of the few restaurants in the area which seems to believe in traditional standards."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The decor could use some updating but the food was phenomenal."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "So we had no idea this place was so upscale it was a bit intimidating, but great for a date with a woah factor. We split a Cesar salad, entrée and dessert and it was perfect size for two. Wine list was great, espresso at the end. Loves it, but would need a special event to go back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "If you are looking for French cuisine - you will not be disappointed. Everything tasted wonderful and they a good wine list. Loved the foie gras and the scallops, the sides were also great!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Excellent, knowledgableservice. Quiet, but very few dining at the time. The dining room has very good acoustics. Cheerful, respectful service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We are frequent customers of this established Five Star ***** French restaurant and have never been disappointed. First class dining and exquisite service. Recommend highly!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "An excellent restaurant for that special occassion or just a causal lunch."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I had the sole meuniere, prepared tableside, and it was delectable. My husband had the lamb, which was also wonderful. We started with a Quercia ham and pressed melon salad and escargots, and both were perfect, as was the French bread. The wine (2011 white Burgundy, by the glass) was also great. We finished with a chocolate souffle and profiteroles, maybe a slight notch below the appetizers and entrees. I think restaurants like this one sometimes get upstaged by newer and trendier places, but it sets such a high standard: quiet and elegant, with attentive but unrushed service, it is a wonderful place for a special occasion dinner, or just a nice private dinner for two."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "You may not be served by a frenchman, but this place has been around for a very long time and has a very loyal following. This is one of the top 4 special places to dine in Northern Virginia. The waiters are pros and are helpful - not simply order takers, the food is exceptional The atmosphere is romantic and elegant."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was fine. Not amazing, but okay. The manager was very nice and smiling but the two waiters must have been from France and when we said we didn't want wine.... well that was the their time to write us off. It was $45 each for us to eat the cheapest meal and we felt awkward the entire time because the waiter's attitudes had deemed us not good enough to be there. I'm pretty sure many other places would have been very happy to take my $90 for what I could get at the grocery store for $20 (And make it taste the same if not better). Once done with dinner, we wanted out so we said no to desert, which the waiter gave a scowl for, and we went somewhere else. With so many good places to eat in the DC area, SAVE YOUR MONEY."
    Dined on 6/21/2014