La Bergerie
La Bergerie

La Bergerie

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.labergerie.com/
  • Phone: 7036831007
  • 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: Basque, French
  • 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 7036831007
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
La Bergerie reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (118)romantic (107)fit for foodies (79)notable wine list (74)neighborhood gem (61)great for lunch (16)good for groups (12)late-night find (7)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    An exceptional meal with excellent service. The menu is so diverse - we opted for the 4-course but were given the option of any combination on the very extensive menu. The elk was favorable, the lamb extraordinary, and the fish superb.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • drbfVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A truly wonderful restaurant with excellent food and service.......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    La Bergerie is very special to us. We have come for very important occasions over the years. This time we brought with us the couple who introduced us many years ago. They were delighted as we always are with the fine food and personal service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Place
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I absolutely love La Bergerie. It has been our special-occasion go-to place forever (we were there for our anniversary) and everything about it is always first-rate. If you have never tried the souffle for dessert you are missing one of the great treats of this lovely restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in Washington-well Old Town
    Twin
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Celebrating the 25th anniversary of our first friends birthday in Paris, we selected the highly rated La Bergerie and were not disappointed from start to finish! Great food, ambiance, and service--less hectic area of Old Town. Plus parking space close-by! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Delicious
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great service and great food as always. The lobster was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food
    Wanderer
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This restaurant had the most amazing food! We loved our dinner here. Atmosphere was very nice, great place for a nice quiet dinner for two or a small group. The prices were in line with other nice French restaurants, but above all else the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and conversation
    CountryGentleman
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful food, good wine, excellent service and most importantly an atomosphere where you can carry on a conversation with friends
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb French Food
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Another wonderful dinner, great escargot, main course fish and soufflé!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 33rd Wedding Anniversary
    FoodGuy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We have gone to La Bergerie on our anniversary for the last 6 or 7 years, and wach time has been a wonderful experience. The staff always makes us feel special ansgo out of their way to provide excellent service cleaning the tanle between courses to refilling our wine glasses. You don't have to ask. All needs are anticipated and covered. Carlos is absolutely the best, and Caroline is following in his footsteps! The food is always mouth-watering delicious. Great service, delicious food, and a romantic atmosphere completea the package.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining out
    Phio
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    It was a wonderful first time experience dining at La Bergerie restaurant. Also it was a special occasion and my guest felt very special. I would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends. It was a personal touch which provided a long lasting impression.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    OutstandingVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love authentic French cuisine, which many attempt, but do not do well. This was a truly great find, creative, traditional and in a great spot close to King St (easy access). The food was fantastic, fresh and simply enjoyable as I have been disappointed with others claiming to be French, but this one truly was. In addition, the service was well done, professional, courteous and from filling water to making helpful suggestions....they were on it. We will definitely return....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Your restaurant continues to supply excellent food at reasonable prices, The service is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Old school decor and classic French dishes. Delicious and classic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but I expected more
    OTRF
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I dined at La Bergerie during Restaurant week. The menu selections were adequate, though not overly exciting. And, while tasty, the food preparation was only adequate-to-good. The waiter made a big deal out of ensuring that the temperature of my Steak Au Poivre would be medium rare. It was barely medium. My soufflé could have been quite pleasant; but it, too, was overcooked. Also service was rushed, making dining less than relaxing. Topping it off was the $5.00 charge for a bottle of sparkling water that is made in house (with no offer of a refill) and the $7.00 charge for a double espresso. The entirety of my experience makes it highly unlikely that I will return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week dinner...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was delicious, service-excellent. Lovely evening 😊
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Evening
    jag4rkbg
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been here before and choose La Bergerie for our 38th Anneversary! It was truly the start of a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at La Bergerie
    mmmva
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant definitely met my expectations for deliciously prepared foods. The wait service was excellent as was the personal touch from the owner. We were unaware of restaurant week in Old Town when we visited the restaurant. The limited menu offered at restaurants during this time is not what our group expected. At first we were disappointed to hear of the limitation of menu items. The owner came by and gladly offered additional selections on the regular menu. We were delighted that he expanded our choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phillypinoy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful surprise in the middle of the dessert soufflé.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Perfect Go-To Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When the meal needs to be perfect, & the service, exquisite, La Bergerie is without peer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor service & food, high cost
    WellTraveledDiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Lunch was a real disappointment. Service wasn't exactly friendly, one diner’s salad was so-so, and the waiter almost dumped a puff pastry tart into another diner’s lap. The salmon I had was tiny, less than 3 ounces – usually fingerling potatoes mean 2 or 3 but they served one in quarters, two meager spears of asparagus, and about a tablespoon of ratatouille. Meanwhile, we had to ask for more bread, my coffee cup was dirty, another diner's tea was not served with our wine, and as a final note of this lunch, the ladies room was out of service and I had to go searching for someone to show me a very seedy alternative. We’ll not be going back … very poor for a pricey cost.
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  • Good food/wine, excellent service
    MHOM
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The menu is traditional, with dishes that can be hard to find these days. This is one of the few places where you can still get a soufflé, escargots, and steak a la poivre. The presentation and preparation are very good. The wine list is good, with some very expensive choices, but also some that are reasonable for the rest of us. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed My First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was my first time at the restaurant and I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We found La Bergerie to be very enjoyable dining. We would recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Go-to Special Place
    eclipsegroupieVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We love La Bergerie. The food is excellent and the atmosphere in their dining foom always gives our meal a very special feeling. If we lived closer, we'd eat there a lot. As it is, we try to get there once or twice a year and especially on those special occasions when we want a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Loved it! Excellent food and wine list. Amazing service. Made us feel like VIPs. Will be coming back for every special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A step down from usual
    CShell
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We dined here during restaurant week. It was a step down from their usual high-quality food and service. The food selection was good, but some of the dishes were undercooked. They were probably trying to go fast for a big crowd. This is usually a 4+ star restaurant. We are hoping it will be back after restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    Miked
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always a superb dining experience. The service was professional, attentive, but subtle. The tomato bisque was delicious as were the scallops and the roasted pork. One of the best restaurants in Old Town -- never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as good as it used to be
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • A lovely evening
    Chowhound
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The staff at La Bergerie were very friendly and accommodating - the waiter was able to recommend good wines and the manager came around several times to ensure that we were happy with everything. The appetizers and entrees were very good and the Grand Marnier souffle was fantastic. We'll definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food - Service Lacking
    HarleyD
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Chose La Bergerie for RW as it's nearby and had been on our short list. It was easy to find and we were seated right away. The Maitre-'d delivered menus and a speedy brief on the specials which the wife and I only caught bits and pieces of. The waitress finally showed up and the soup of the day was explained - a potato and apple bacon with spinach puree, and my wife ordered it. I went for the scallops. Both appetizers were very good and presented with a large basket of french bread that was excellent. For entrees', I chose steak and wife chose the chicken and both were tasty. Slow to arrive desserts were creme brule' and a puff pastry, excellent. Then the long wait for our check. A wonderful meal sadly marred by slow inattentive service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely dinber
    skygrl
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice
    Highlander
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but . . .
    Luv2dine
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for a change
    HipsterLite
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My best friend from high school and I decided we needed to try something we would never eat on a regular girls night out. So it was Restaurant Week, prix fixe, and we decided on French. I thought the food was tasty and well-prepared. I had a portabella appetizer that didn't thrill me. My entree was duck, and it was done well, tender and juicy. I probably won't go back, but that's not a reflection on the restaurant, but rather on my proximity. I recommend it if you live in the area and want something a bit special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 21 Excellent Meals
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week and superb
    lhmiVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Robert
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was well prepared and quite good. Waiters were attentive without being "on top" of you. On overall pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Review
    healthypersonthatdrinks
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet