Saturday Night PleasureThis restaurant is a wonderful low-key establishment. To be sure the company was right, but the service in level of courtesy and timing was excellent. Very polite staff and efficient as well. The food was just right, not over the top, and was well presented with a nice selection of appetizers and entrees with an excellent desert. Definately would return, and this was also what my date would say as well.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best restaurant in OldThe best restaurant in Old Town. They have consistently provided great service and delicious foof in a nice environment. We return often.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great date nightLaBergerie has "date night" on Thursdays where a special entreé is $20 and the wines are 40% off. The veal oscar special was delicious last Thursday. Service and ambience were excellent as usual, and the bargain price made the experience great.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat findA friend recommended this restaurant, I cannot Thank him enough. It was so romantic, the food was fantastic, The wine list unbelievable. We took our servers recommendations on everything and had a great time. The chef made a plate congratulating us on our anniversary, they took our picture and emailed them to us. We were very impressed. We live in Baltimore, but the next time we drive down to Alexandria, we will be dining at La Bergerie again.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sole is beautifully preparedThe sole is beautifully prepared at the table and the taste matches the presentation. The bananas foster -- also prepared at the table, - rivaled the sole and the lobster flambe for presentation and taste. The staff is so professional that even the bus boys seem to do everything right. Without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in the DC area.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur anniversary lunchAs regulars at this fine "eating establishment", we were pleased as ever by the service and the food!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial ServiceWe went for a special occasion and it was wonderful. They had a nice cake for my husband's birthday. The staff was friendly and didn't rush us. Would definitely reccommend.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPatience is a virtueThe waiters at La Bergerie were very patient with our large (and very talkative) group of eight which couldn't get around to stop talking and make decisions on wine and food. Putting us in a lovely small room was particularly beneficial for the members of our group who have trouble with hearing aids in noisy restaurants. And the rest of the restaurant's patrons were protected from us. We were all also impressed with the checks that told us how much per head it would be if we wanted to split the check equally -- which we did. And we enjoyed the food, too!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive but worth every penny!The four course and three course menus provide plenty of nice options for anyone who loves good food, from the argula and truffle oil salad and gravlax and fennel salad to the goat cheese stuffed chicken braised and braised lamb we throughly enjoyed ourselves. The wine pairing was an nice touch too. You could probably skip the wine pairing to help reduce your cost to just under 150 (including tax and tip), but the wine selection was soo good and spot on that it was worth. Will likely return in the future to see what new additions they've made to the menu.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM4 + starsLa Bergerie is consistently very good in the four categories of food, service, ambience and noise level. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Old Town, Alexandria. We highly recommend ti as a favorite restaurant.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRomantic dinner for couplesFirst timer! Very romantic setting with very dime lighting. Perfect for couples! Server and waiter are very attentive and friendly. Food is excellent except dessert was very sweet...overall I love it! Kind of pricy though.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA delightful surpriseThey easily accomodated our party of eight, and the service was beyond our expectations. The menu had something that everyone could enjoy, even the most ardent foodie. I enjoyed the duck breast, escargot and foi gras, but everyone said that their meal was delicious. Our waitor knew everything about the menu and wine list. Lovely ambiance too. We will definitely return the next time we're in the DC area.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMReviewTerrific food and excellent service. Looking forward to our next dinner at La Bergerie!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways happy to dine at thisAlways happy to dine at this restaurant. You can depend on the great service and excellent food.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable DiningLa Bergerie offers an excellent menu featuring 3 course, 4 course and ala carte options. The service is outstanding and the ambiance is most suitable for a pleasant conversational evening of fine dining.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch with a friendOverall our experience was lovely. Watching the waiter flambe' our lobster was very entertaining. The service was excellent. I think the bread could have been more interesting. Maybe a better variety. I have eaten here on several other occasions. I ordered the same thing this time as my last visit, but the taste was not as scintillating to my taste buds. I had to add salt and pepper. The salad dressing had almost no flavor.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely evening at La BergerieTwo teenagers, us - the middle aged parents, and my 70-something year old mother had a memorable evening celebrating my graduation from a masters program. Luckily, my kids are adventurous eaters and took the opportunity to sample bone marrow with toasted bread, a mushroom crepe, lobster with a rich orzo sauce, etc. The portions were large for a French restaurant and all the food was beautifully prepared. The desserts were marvelous and the waiters solicitous. I would love to go back next spring for my daughter's high school graduation!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLa BergerieExcellent food, excellent service!! Perfect venue for any special occasion with someone special!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb!Highly recommend this restaraunt! Excellent service, great food!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchMother's day fixed price menu had a good variety of choices for each of the three courses. The risotto was perfectly seasoned. The veal dish was expertly cooked; very tender and flavorful. The curved booth seating was very comfortable; the cushion was great for back support. Service was attentive pleasant and responsive.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSustained ExcellenceAs frequent diners at La Bergerie for many years, every dining experience has been simply exellent; not one mishap. We had dinner on Mother's Day, and the restaurant was particularly crowded. In spite of the larger crowds, service was excellent. We ordered from the fixed price Mother's Day menu to sample "non regular" items, and were delighted with our choices. The Foie gras appetizer was absolutely amazing. It was well portioned and perfectly cooked. The escargot was also a stand out. If you try this, make sure you have ample bread for dippint the buttery garlicy broth. We both had the fillet, and both were cooked to our exact specifications, and expertly seasoned. I highly recommend La Bergerie, especially the Thursday Night Out.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA special placeWe've been going to La Bergerie for 20 years and have never had a disappointing experience. Lauren and his staff are first class and do everything to make you feel special and fed nothing but the highest quality food with a terrific presentation.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a birthday lunch for threeHad a birthday lunch for three of us, and received a delicious chocolate dessert. Excellent caesar salad followed by salmon and seafood stew and creme brulee. All very good. Our waiter was exceptional.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentExcellent food and service..... The Dover Sole is the sets standard by which we judge all other restaurants.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOysters!We discovered that everything on the two tasting menus can be ordered à la carte so we ordered the oysters on the half shell. They were the best oysters I have had in a long time--possibly ever. They were very fresh, large, plump, and well-chilled. They were prepared correctly--properly disconnected from both halves of the shell before reaching the table. They rested in the deep side of the shell with their liquor (juices). Delicious! Seriously, I would go back repeatedly just for the oysters. But the rest of our meal was wonderful, too. Tempura fried soft shell crab--not overcooked. They retained their light, juiciness while still having a crispy exterior. They were served with lemon risotto, which was a lovely complement to crabs.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, better service!We were treated like royalty --- greeted by Lauren, icy champagne and frosty glasses magically appeared as soon as we were seated at our favorite corner table which was adorned with a gorgeous arrangement of fresh lilies, prompt and fastidious service in every respect, delicious dinners from the two "amuse bouches" to delightful soufflés for dessert. All in all, this was an unforgettable evening, for us and our guests. KUDOS!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fois gras is always outstandingThe fois gras is always outstanding. We have never been disappointed with this restaurant.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough food, wine selectionAlthough food, wine selection and ambiance were impeccable as always, service was definitely not up to their norm. Staff seemed harried, a long time to be even seen by the first waiter, a few items missed, etc. Hope this was just an aberration to normally reliable superior experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodLe Bergerie always does a nice job. Service is impeccable and a truly refreshing. Meal got off to a slightly slow start this time, but they were busy. All food as delicious short of one entree on the pre-fix - a lobster # with a risotto. The lobster was cooked nicely - out of the shell, but the liquor in which it was cooked overwhelmed some of the flavor and the risotto was clearly past the point of return - a very gummy consistency. The lamb loin stuffed with lamb sausage is truly dangerous :) and the foie and oysters as first course were perfection. Of course, you have to have the soufle for dessert and it didn't disappoint - it never does. All in all, we truly enjoyed ourselves, as we usually do.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestThis is one of my and my family's favorite restaurants in the Metro VA/DC area. The food and service are superior. I have taken many friends to the La Bergerie and each one of them has come away impressed and all have returned again and again. Try the lunch menu with a glass of wine and you will enjoy the rest of the day.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMost of the food was fantastic!Most of the food was fantastic! Only items we did not care for were the creme puffs (which just tasted like they were still completely frozen and did not have much flavor) and the lobster, which was overcooked and a little chewy.
Server did not have very strong wine knowledge but was good overall. We had a great experience. It was a very expensive experience, but we really enjoyed splurging on a really good meal.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to La Bergerie forWe went to La Bergerie for our wedding anniversary. Service was very attentive but food was not as good as I remember it - not bad, just not as terrific as I expected. My lobster was chewy and the salad was uninspired. Husband's filet was excellent though. They provided a nice complimentary chocolate something for our anniversary and took our picture, but then neglected to give it to us at the end of the evening. Still a nice place for a special dinner.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderful ...La Bergerie never fails to live up to expectations ... they have a great menu, the food is consistently delicious, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is perfect.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went on a Thursday nightWe went on a Thursday night with a small group of friends to take advantage of a weekly Thursday night entrée special. The night we went it was roasted veal loin with wild mushrooms, which was excellent and a great value. Other courses were regularly priced, but a selection of wines was specially priced as well.
La Bergerie is always a special treat. It provides classic, traditional, more formal French dining and is an icon in Old Town Alexandria.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHad outstanding service inHad outstanding service in a nice and quiet atmosphere. The food was very good and overall experience was outstanding.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, we received excellentAs usual, we received excellent service and the food was delicious. Our favorite Old Town restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to La Bergerie specificallyWe went to La Bergerie specifically for the sole and it was truly delicious! And everything else was also very, very good. we cannot wait to go back again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is a hidden gemThis place is a hidden gem that must be sought out…literally. Upon my arrival at the address, I almost missed the place because the sign was so small. But after a quick phone call they directed me and I was able to find the restaurant on the second floor of the building. It is very small and intimate with a cozy ambiance. My date had the pheasant and I had the rabbit with a nice bottle of wine to wash it down. The service was a little too spotty for my taste in the beginning but that may have been because the place was filling up. Other than that, I was a great experience. Must visit.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience celebrating our anniversary at La Bergerie. As usual the service was great, the food superb, and the noise level quite (which we loved - we are constantly marking restaurants off of our list because of the noise level). The dinner was a little pricey but worth every dollar of it.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful place for a celebratoryWonderful place for a celebratory lunch. Quiet so everyone could hear one another, attentive service without being oppressive, fabulous food. We will definitely be back!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Bergerie never disappoints.La Bergerie never disappoints. All of the dishes we ordered were perfectly prepared and the service was excellent. Whether celebrating a special occasion or having a date night, this restaurant always provides a very good experience.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat here on most specialWe eat here on most special occasions and love the experience. The food is excellent and the service is most congenial. We'd highly recommend it.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe just went for dessert toWe just went for dessert to celebrate a birthday. Wonderful soufflés.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I return to LaMy wife and I return to La Bergerie again and again. The owner, chef and staff are terrific.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, ambience, wait-staffFood, ambience, wait-staff service, hostess---all exceptional!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLa Bergerie is an excellent,La Bergerie is an excellent, I have been there many times and always had great food
wonderful wines and I will return quite frequently in the future.
Great way to send Easter
Monique Boulanger3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Easter LunchWe had the Easter fixed-price menu. There was a wide selection of dishes. My wife had the La Bergerie salad and Black Angus steak with a strawberry tart for dessert. My son had the pate, crab cakes and profiterolles for dessert. I had the Scottish salmon, braised duck and Grand Marnier souffle. The service was prompt without making us feel rushed. The steak was done just right. The crab cake was moist and tasty. My braised duck had a lot of flavor and seemed to fall off the bone. Another wonderful meal at La Bergerie. We'll be going back soon for my wife's birthday.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM(If you publish this, do not(If you publish this, do not use my name.)
La Bergerie is a good bet for reliably good meals, and especially French meals. It's one of the few places you can get an authentic (and delicious) Kir. And the Grand Marnier souffle is to die for.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my boyfriend for hisI took my boyfriend for his birthday celebration dinner. We had been there before last December 31 for NYE. I had been there 4 times. Food, service, ambiance, noise, and overall are fantastic and wonderful to keep us up. We had a blast time but I will be there again. I hope so, hee hee hee......3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good traditional FrenchVery good traditional French restaurant with an older clientele3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM