2813 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.lachaumieredc.com/
- Phone: (202) 338-1784
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm –10:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French
- Executive Chef: Patrick Orange
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access
- Private Party Facilities: Two private rooms: Terrace/front room seats up to 14 guests, and upstairs/2nd floor seats up to 40 guests. Customized menus available upon request.
- Private Party Contact: Martin Lumet 2023381784
A word from La Chaumiere
La Chaumiere is as close as it gets to dining in a French country inn. Now entering its 37th year, La Chaumiere features traditional dishes like escargots en coquille, boudin blanc, quenelles of pike, cassoulet and Grand Marnier souffle. Chef Patrick's specials reflect a modern approach to seasonal produce, seafood and game with favorites like baked oysters, Dover sole and rabbit. La Chaumiere has won the "100 Best Restaurants" award 29 times since 1978!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
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La Chaumiere reviews from OpenTable diners
201 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (126)romantic (115)fit for foodies (105)neighborhood gem (103)notable wine list (60)great for lunch (29)good for groups (20)great for brunch (8)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- La Chaumiere - Charming, worth a return visit.wrs121Dined on 11/22/2014When we walked in we could tell this was a very nice yet casual French country restaurant. It’s quite charming. The staff was friendly and responsive. The wine list was extensive with a variety of regions available notably Mendoza. In other words the wine list was not exclusively French. The Bisque de Homard (Lobster Bisque) was good. The St. Jacques Provençale (Sea Scallops with Garlic and Tomatoes) were delightful. However the Saumon Mariné en Croûte (Marinated Salmon in Puff Pastry, Champagne and Dill Sauce) could have used more of the dill sauce and overall the salmon seemed under seasoned. La Chaumiere is definitely a place that I would return as well as recommend.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Bright Star French RestaurantOrchidFanDined on 11/20/2014This is a high-level, fine French restaurant with classical French cooking, including cassoulets and sole in butter. La Chaumiere has a French village-like decor, attentive service and stellar meals. One enjoys discussing the choice of food and wine with the knowledgeable waiter. It is a cozy restaurant, with a central fireplace, There is a small private room that would hold 10 or so for a group luncheon. I have taken my lawyer friends, who are quite picky, and they were universally pleased with the experience. This is also the place to go for a special occasion or romantic meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always consistent.julianDined on 11/18/2014The food has always been outstanding at this cozy, warm, and inviting French mainstay in Georgetown.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Little bit of ParisafanDined on 11/18/2014La Chaumiere is a charming small restaurant in the middle of Georgetown. It is a little bit of Paris in the quaintest part in Washington, D.C. The food, ambiance and service will delight the most sophisticated diner... in other words, it will never disappoint. ....afanSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another lovely mealNomNominDCVIPDined on 11/15/2014This is my second or third time at La Chaumiere everything was excellent as always. I had the venison and my boyfriend had the steak au poivre - both were cooked to perfection.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A magical world - that's La ChaumiereBarbaraDined on 11/15/2014As soon as you walk into La Chaumiere you're transported into a world away from the city - fire roaring in the middle of the room (if it's cold outside) and a room that makes you feel like you're in a French lodge. The food is amazing - and staff delightful, and surprisingly the prices are incredibly reasonable. Love, love, love this place and have for over 30 years.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Truly a French experience in Washington, DCOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/14/2014Delicious French food, lovely French Thatched Roof Cottage atmosphere, quaint and cozy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, pretty good servicestlfoodieVIPDined on 11/14/2014Great food, authentic french dishes prepared perfectly. Service was inattentive at first (15 min to take a drink order) but improved as the meal went on. I plan to return. The caesar salad was one of the best I've ever had, and we also thought the pike dumpling appetizer was excellent. The souflees are not to be missed -- we tried both types and we both thought the gran marnier version was the winner, although the chocolate was excellent as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 200freeVIPDined on 11/10/2014A truly phenomenal experience. The service was fantastic, very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu, France and French food. Our dinner was delicious, nicely presented, properly sized portions and so very tasteful. Lastly, the restaurant is quite appropriately decorated.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Findjc0425Dined on 11/10/2014We were staying in DuPont Circle and decided to head over to La Chaumiere because of the reviews. They didn't disappoint. It was the best onion soup and special house sausages that I ever had.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- very good and so cute!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/8/2014All 4 diners in our group reported excellent food on a busy Saturday night.Special Features:
- DeliciousgradschoolgourmandDined on 11/7/2014The ambiance and wait staff were better than I hoped for. It is good for special occasions. I arrived quite early, around 6pm, and was seated at a table near the fire place. The ambiance was very quiet- something that I enjoy- and the noise didn't increase too drastically as the evening got busier. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing, and most importantly the food was delicious. I had rabbit, cooked to perfection, it melted in the mouth. She had the duck in currant sauce which tasted heavenly. Highly recommended for special occasionsSpecial Features:
- Very GoodGolfersDined on 11/4/2014Not a busy night and service was excellent. Food was very good and wine list fits the food perfectly. All round very good dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect Birthday CelebrationKateInDCVIPDined on 11/3/2014We're long time fans and brought friends to celebrate a birthday at La Chaumiere. Now there are three more fans! They loved the trout meuniere, but my husband and I again enjoyed the tournados of beef with the most delicious wine sauce. Crème brulee thrilled the birthday girl but I can never pass up the apple tart -- be sure to order it at the same time as your entrée!Special Features:
- Great food and serviceBillDined on 11/3/2014My wife and I love this place, the food is very good and the service is excellent. It's also quite a Washington scene. Even on Monday nights, it can be a lively place, and you never know who you'll see there, including politicians and journalists. We have a great time people watching (discreetly, of course!). My only negative comment is that Open Table has two dollar signs for the restaurant, but it probably deserves three. It can be pricey when you factor in a bottle of wine.Special Features:
- DisappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 11/1/2014For years This has been one of our very favorite restaurants. Recently We brought out of town friends who love French dining. Great expectations. However this visit disappointed us. The service was so slow. Three hours slow. The explanation was that there was a party upstairs and the kitchen is very small. Not at a so sorry. We are so sorry to be so disappointed.Special Features:
- Sometimes it's nice to go classicRavenDined on 10/29/2014Solid food, fun waiter, traditional interior. Was nice to miss the craziness of the city's "trendiest" restaurants and go with one where no one rushed us, they were happy to make our requests a reality, and there was old world charm.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- maewest64Dined on 10/29/2014Had out-of-town guests who requested dinner at La Chaumiere, which is where we dined last visit. Met all our expectations with great waiter, consistently good food, and authentic ambiance.Special Features:
- Ici un bon mot ...FoodieX2VIPDined on 10/29/2014A charming little taste of France. Food is well prepared, service started out a little cool but warmed up nicely. La Chaumiere provides a cozy atmosphere that is not found often in today's modern restaurants. Easy to come back to ...Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TrummyTrummyDined on 10/28/2014Seated promptly, beverages offered immediately, specials well explained, courses well paced and the food excellent in every respect. We will return again and recommend to friends who enjoy French bistro food at moderate prices.Special Features:
- Vive La France (in Georgetown)DawnTravellerDined on 10/27/2014We were staying very close by and wanted an authentic French menu, good service, reasonable wine that we could order by the glass and no presumptiousness. La Chaumiere ticks all the boxes.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great foodLouiseDined on 10/22/2014This is a gem of a restaurant with a varied menu of typical French country dishes. The trout almandine was delicious and nicely garnished with fresh veggies. Service was rushed and not overly attentive but that made it quick and easy. Desserts looked spectacular as well. We were lucky to get a table so I would recommend reservations as the place was packed!Special Features:
- Wonderful Ambiance!MillsVIPDined on 10/20/2014There's always a buzz here, and the food never changes. It is always highly reminiscent of France and like going back in time, in a positive way. I had heard there was a chef change, but did not notice any difference at all. I checked the internet menu and some of my favorite dishes were missing. However, when we dined they were still there...the baked oysters with ginger and hazlenuts are wonderful, the foie gras superb and that's all I ever order. My companions were very happy with their beef and seafood dishes, their beet salad and oysters to start. A great place, particularly in the fall and winter, when you just want to be in France! Don't ever change, La Chaumiere!Special Features:
- a longtime standbyOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 10/20/2014I've been dining at La Chaumiere for over fifty years. The ambiance and service remain 'top drawer'. Perhaps it was an 'off day' for lunch however, food was acceptable, but certainly not worthy of note. A disappointment from the days when exceptionally fine dining was a given at La Chaumiere. I sincerely hope that this experience was an anomaly. Would be a shame if such a venerable institution, with lovely ambiance and excellent service was not matched by superior cuisine. In my opinion, first and foremost, a restaurant must be rated on the kitchen and, with all due respect, more attention needs to be paid.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointingLuv2dineDined on 10/18/2014Both service and food were poor. I ordered the lobster bisque. Who ever made it had a heavy hand with a very hot spice that made it unable to eat. My tenderloin steak was over cooked. It was honestly the worst meal I ever had. So disappointing.
- Service is quite poor, food is fairlionDined on 10/16/2014We received the table by the entrance, and were ignored for most of the time by the sever, who was neither pleasant not tres knowledgeable. Food is decent and fair, typical French bistro fare.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent mealgreatdiningDined on 10/13/2014Three of us went for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I had pike dumpling in lobster sauce, marinated duck breast and Grand Marnier souffle. My wife asked what vegetables they had, as not on the menu, and was told green beans, so she asked for an appetizer portion; the cook offered to do them with tomatoes and garlic and it turned out very well. The rest of her meal was beef tenderloin and she shared the apple tarte with our friend, who had the pumpkin soup and rack of lamb. The service was excellent; Rene, our waiter, was very helpful with meal information and hovered expertly, especially over the bottle of wine. We arrived at 5:30pm on Sunday so were among the first to be served, which certainly helped.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First RateDCBillVIPDined on 10/11/2014Excellent food and service. Had venison, salmon in pastry. Onion soup and baked oysters. Deserts, apple tart and souffle.Special Features:
- Service is lackingOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/11/2014As usual, the food and atmosphere was memorable. As has often been the case, the service was not as attentive as one would expect from the high caliber of the restaurant.Special Features:
- Excellent French CuisineJHfoodiesDined on 10/11/2014We ate here for the first time for an anniversary dinner. We enjoyed duck foie gras, salmon in puff pastries, veal cheeks, and creme brulee. Everything was absolutely delicious. Service was good - our waiter recommended an excellent white wine to go with our duck foie gras - and the atmosphere was just as you'd imagine a French provincial restaurant - a welcome retreat from the busy Georgetown neighborhood.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- room for improvementdinerVIPDined on 10/10/2014All the reviews that i read made it seem better than it was. As much as i like french cooking, it's unlikely I'll go back
- Forever sublimeFrancochileDined on 10/9/2014This restaurant has been in DC longer than I have. Recent transplant from CA- 1981, Still superb. The grand mariner souffle is to die for. Pleasant perfect service, exquisite dishes and the correct portions. Aw what the heck been dining here for years, will dine here for years to come, both lunch and dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SkipBuzzVIPDined on 10/7/2014Very well prepared bistro fare in a large, busy, bistro hall. Decent wine list at good prices. Good service. Busy place that can get loud.
- Am I in Burgundy?LHK429VIPDined on 10/3/2014La Chaumiere never fails to make me feel like I'm in Burgundy. It's crazy that you walk in off M Street to this charming and very French scene. The quenelle is very light and fluffy, and the sauce is delicious. You'll want to dip bread in to get every drop. My husband is still raving about the sweetbreads (I'll take his word for it - wouldn't touch the stuff). Friend's trout was perfectly done. My cassoulet was good - more tomato-y than I expected. Gran Marnier souffle for dessert is like nothing else I've had in Washington. Yeah, the dining room is a little cramped, but once you sit down, it doesn't matter.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful as UsualOliverVIPDined on 9/30/2014We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The wait staff was terrific. I have been going to La Chaumiere for many years and have never been disappointed.Special Features:
- PerfectTahoeblueDined on 9/30/2014We chose La Chaumiere, based on the Zagat rating and recommendations. What a charming visual , when you first step inside. We were greeted warmly and seated quickly. We lingered over a excellent lunch, truly prepared,in the manner of fine French cuisine. The server was present and attentive as was the backwater. The lunch was a 2 hour delight.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First visit will not be the lastFrequentFoodieVIPDined on 9/27/2014My husband and I dined at La Chaumiere for the first time this past Saturday evening. making the trek all the way from Pikesville, MD. We were not disappointed. Every detail was attended to perfectly. Hubby said he has never had better scallops and we have dined in many fine French restaurants including in Annapolis, Philadelphia and New York as well as others in Georgetown. I ordered the duck and the fruity sauce was delectable and the side of wild rice was a nice complement. We shared an apple tart for dessert and it was a perfect ending. We had a very authentic French waiter who reminded us of the servers we had in Paris. We highly recommend La Chaumiere!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Classic Cooking, Still Going StrongJLT04Dined on 9/25/2014Welcoming atmosphere, with classic French cooking, as it has been for years. Looking forward to fireplace when temperature drops this winter.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice placeerliVIPDined on 9/22/2014Is a good restaurant but not outstanding food, the warm apple tart was delicious. Friendly serviceSpecial Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/20/2014great food, but table space was tight- very close to the next table. Lots of people crammed into the restaurant, but surprisingly the noise level wasn't too bad (perhaps the acoustics of the building helped).Special Features: