It's Always a Special EveningLa Chaumiere is an old favorite that we recently rediscovered when taking out-of-town guests to a special place with great food. Following our rediscovery, my husband and I have enjoyed dining at La Chaumiere more than a half dozen times -- sometimes on our own, sometimes with others. The superb staff and excellent food always makes La Chaumiere a Special Evening!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as usualConsistently excellent food and service! Been going there for years5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fabulous FrenchAbsolutely fabulous French food. This restaurant feels like you are in a small village in France. Very, very nice.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe were very pleased with everything about this restaurant. From the waiter steering us away from a particular dish (rare you get such honesty) to the delicious short rib entree. The orange hinted glaze was amazing. Excellent food and excellent service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on Thursday night especiallyWent on Thursday night especially for the cassoulet - it didn't disappoint. Service was attentive but not overly so - will go again if I'm ever in DC again.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAn amazing find - the foodAn amazing find - the food was unbelievable and the prices were incredibly reasonable given the fare. Highly recommend starting the evening with a Cheese Plate, and finishing with the Chocolate Souffle - be sure to order that when you order your meal. the service was wonderful, the atmosphere was energetic but homey. We will certainly be going back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSole was excellent. Pate wasSole was excellent. Pate was so-so. Good service. Not very fast.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favorite restaurantThis restaurant was referred to by a friend, and I will most definitely be referring this one to others. Every dish that was ordered by my group was amazing, from the the baked mussels to the Grand Marnier souffle. The space is charming and romantic, and very european-esque. The service was stellar and the prices are modest, in my opinion, for the quality of food that is served. I will be dining here again.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleasantly surprisedWe were pleasantly surprised to stumble across La Chaumiere in two ways. I found it just in passing and stopped in another local spot for lunch. The manager and a patron BOTH recommended the restaurant. The selections were very good. We had the Lobster Bisque and Escargot, both very nicely done. My husband's Duck was outstanding as was my special Sweetbreads entree. The Grand Marnier souflee was also good. Very reasonably priced and our server and hostess were exception. We'll be back.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. WaitGreat food and service. Wait staff made knowledgable suggestions. A number of items on menu were not available. Duck was excellent. Specialty of the house,Boudin Blanc, although tasty, it had a consistency more like meatloaf than sausage. That is a personal taste of mine.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad engagement dinner withHad engagement dinner with my fiancée. Arranged for flower delivery. Restaurant reserved a quiet corner without us even asking. The staffs were also very friendly and helpful. Everything was better than I had hoped for, especially considering it was a crowded Saturday night.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Find!Our dinner was outstanding! From the appetizers of oysters on the half-shell, escargot and delicious fois gras to the tasty entrees ending with wonderful cheeses and souffles! The dinner was out of this world! Also, there are some very reasonable and fine wines on the list! We will definately return and recommend La Chumiere!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing dinner. Worth theAmazing dinner. Worth the trip out to Georgetown. Delicious classic French food. The escargot was perfect. And make sure to save room for dessert, you won't be disappointed. I had the venison medallions with sweet potato puree. The venison was perfectly cooked.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for dinner on a FridayWe went for dinner on a Friday night -- the service was impeccable, as was the food. The server split an entre of mussels for an appetizer for two of us, and they were phenomenal (and huge portions). Two of our party had the onion soup, which they very much enjoyed. The rack of lamb was outstanding, and beautifully presented. We didn't save room for dessert, but the options sounded great -- will be back to try them out!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had sweetbreads which areWe had sweetbreads which are hard to find at many restaurants. It was a dinner special here on the night we ate and they were fantastic. The portion was a decent size, especially since most French restaurants tend towards smaller portions. The server was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely go back.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this amazing spot!!We love this amazing spot!! My husbands parents have been coming here for decades to enjoy the amazing food and service, and now we drove four hours to enjoy it as well. Where else can you enjoy such French delicacies as sweetbreads, brains, and escargot prepared so beautifully!! The four hour trip and traffic nightmares quickly disappeared with each bite! Thank you for an amazing dining experience once again!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were superb.Food and service were superb. Interesting decor but crowdedseating and noisy.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only complaints I haveThe only complaints I have are the tiny size of the tables for two and the mediocre wine we had that was $60a bottle. Food was wonderful and the service was good if a little brusque.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was a little impersonalOur waiter was a little impersonal and the service was rather slow, but the overall experience was very good. Food was delicious and the restaurant is totally charming.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pre-theater. TheyWe were pre-theater. They took special care to make sure we would make our performance on time. Food was excellent. Service great.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, outstanding experience...As usual, outstanding experience...not cheap at all, but it is worth going there from time to time. Strongly recommended.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming french country restaurantCharming french country restaurant in the heart of Georgetown. Food was very good. Service was fabulous. Highly reccomend the baked oysters and venison medallions3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always the onlyExcellent as always the only suggestion is tha the cheese souffle was not as good as other times; it needed more cheese !3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI needed a French Bistro fixI needed a French Bistro fix and found it in this restaurant. It was a wonderful experience and I encourage anyone that misses the experience of a nice french restaurant to visit and have a glass of Sancerre!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined at La Chaumiere lastWe dined at La Chaumiere last Thursday and were lucky enough to enjoy their weekly special, Cassoulet. It was delicious. I also had the Grand Marnier souffle with creme anglaise. It was a light souffle, crispy on the top and soft and perfect on the inside. Great taste. Service was very good and I enjoyed the French romantic atmosphere.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great atmosphere,Great food, great atmosphere, great environment. Loved it and will definitely return.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoriteThis is one of my favorite restaurants in Washington. It is cozy, and the food is delicious, traditional French food. We went for the Shad Roe, and it did not disappoint. The cheese soufflés at the next table looked pretty tempting, too. You cannot go wrong at La Chaumiere. It is on everyone's list of favorite restaurants! May it remain forever.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lobster dish was recommendedThe lobster dish was recommended to us but sadly it was a bit fishy tasting.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this restaurant!We love this restaurant! Wonderful food, charming atmosphere, gracious service. We look forward to returning soon!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was like being in FranceIt was like being in France but with English spoken around. Dinner, service and ambience were excellent. From the lobster bisque, Magret du Cannard, to the souffle Grand Marnier, to the Sancerre and Bordeaux , and the cheese plate, it was all delicious. The service was professional, corteous and friendly. We were only visiting for a few days, but I would definitely choose this restaurant the next time I come.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my fourth trip toThis was my fourth trip to La Chaumiere, this time for a special dinner. As always, the food was excellent and service, with one exception, was attentive and prompt. We had lobster bisque [exsquisite] and a ceasar [very good] to start, and Dover Sole and Sweetbreads [both, excellent] for our main courses. The entres were specials and lived up to the predictions of our waitress. The sole flaw with the service was associated with our wine. Our glasses were empty for two long stretches. The wine was stored away from our table. We finally resorted to asking other waitstaff to assist when our waitress did not appear. It was a small issue in an otherwise excellent meal and experience. We recommend the restaurant, without qualification.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOld reliableThe restaurant obviously deserves the many awards displayed on its walls.
Best Steak au poivre I've had in many months.11/26/2012 12:00:00 AMVery nice dinner. We wentVery nice dinner. We went before seeing a show at the Kennedy Center. Warm atmosphere and good service. food was very good.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM