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La Ferme
La Ferme
  • Address:
    7101 Brookville road
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Neighborhood:
    Bethesda / Chevy Chase
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French
    Price: $31 to $50

La Ferme Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lafermerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (301) 986-5255
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Scott Chambers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is offered on some occasion, assuming that we can "deliver" what is expected. Each demand is considered individually.
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in the heart of the Chevy Chase Villages, with ample free parking, La Ferme has been serving its loyal clientele since 1985.
  • Private Party Contact: Prasad Perera (301) 986-5255
  • Entertainment: Carlton Saunders, our pianist, plays for your enjoyement
  • Special Events & Promotions: Open for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year eve, Valentines day, Easter Sunday and Mothers day.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Taylor
  • Public Transit: Closest metro station is located 1.5 miles away. Bus stop 3 blocks away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our lot can accommodate 85 cars.
    No charge, no valet.
A word from La Ferme
Located in the heart of the Chevy Chase villages, a mile away from busy Bethesda and a few blocks North of the District of Columbia, La Ferme has been serving Contemporary French food since 1985. Our covered patio can be used for dining or a private function (Spring to Fall) Romantic setting with lots of private tables (including 2 balcony tables for 2).Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We always enjoy our lunch visits to La Ferme. The 4 of us all chose different things from the menu and all enjoyed the outcome. I started with the special soup of the day, gazpacho which had chunks of avocado in it, then followed with the veal scallopini - all delicious. My husband enjoyed the seafood risotto and we shared the fresh peach cobbler for dessert - also good. Prices at lunch are reasonable, dinner is a little pricey."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "A neighborhood gem with great food and easy parking. European flare. Always excellent."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "LaFerme, as always, was an experience that was fit for a special celebration. The food was superb; having the chef walk the room made it more personal. The service was exemplary, our server remembered us from our last visit. You cannot surpass excellent food, outstanding service, and ambiance both romantic, yet comfortable. LaFeme continues to be our restaurant of choice."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Three of us met for Sunday brunch to celebrate a retirement. All of us had pleasant memories of dining at La Ferme on various occasions: Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and a 65th birthday party held in the upstairs room. The atmosphere is warm, cozy, and very inviting. The service is attentive and very good; no one had to look around for the wait staff. Someone was always there to refill our beverage of choice. The food was delicious, and so was the presentation. Nothing was thrown on the plate; everything was beautifully placed. A good time was had by all."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I have eaten at La Ferme many times and the food is always outstanding and the service is very prompt and friendly. My mother in law and I both had the salmon and it was excellent. But then all the times I have eaten there I have always enjoyed my meal. I would recommend it as a special place for an anniversary or birthday dinner. I always go there for my birthday!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Another exceptional dinner at La Ferme. Whenever we are in the DC area, we always visit La Ferme, and always have a lovely time."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Great neighborhood French restaurant. Parking lot, too."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I have been eating at La Ferme since the 80s and it's always superb: food, service and ambience. Love this place and I hope they will be around for another 30 years!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Terrific menu, well executed. Real French feel in ambiance and food. Service was not tops, but was adequate. Good place for a relaxed, laid back meal. We'll return."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My escort has lived and dined all over the world. He has spent a great deal of time in France eating and living. I can give no better assessment than his, "This is one of the best French meals I have ever eaten and certainly the best French meal I have eaten since coming yo the United States.""
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I have been going to Le Ferme for a long time and will continue to do so! July 26 was my birthday and I was not disappointed, everything was excellent as usual. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was great, especially the lobster bisque. We go there for the chocolate souffle, which is great. The service was good except she forgot the coffee with dessert. We ate early and got out before the piano player got too loud. It is noisy when it's crowded and the piano player tries to play over the noise."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Recently on a perfect day, July 18, Friday, I entertained a young, exuberant Serbian family with a 22 months old daughter living in Washington Metro Araa. What a splendid time we had while tasting the food, the wine and having warm conversations. The appetizers we chose were Salad of Mesclun greens, Prince Edward Island mussels, and Cheese platter. And for main meal we chose Marine Lobster and shrimp. Filet of Tilapia and Sauteed Scaloppini of veal. My friends claimed that these were the best food in Washington. To topple it all we had Grand Marnier Souflle for dessert. I would recommend highly to try La Ferme elegantly hidden in a residential area on Brookville Road even on a rainy day."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Congratulations to the chef and kitchen for continuing to produce such high quality food. Two of us had dover sole, grilled to perfection including the little grill marks and excellent sauce. Wine list is quite nicely developed and a bit pricey, but some good bottles at lower 2 digit range. Busboys were also excellent, as is the ever present and charming host."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Everything about La Ferme is charming. It is a nice change of pace from the typical high production, top chef restaurants in the metro area. Good food, simply prepared in a quaint, almost elegant atmosphere at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "No reflection on the restaurant, and it was a Sunday evening at 7:30 during mid-July, but the restaurant was virtually empty which made us feel self-conscious, and we definitely closed the place down. But the food was still great, from the warm bread (I miss the flavored olive oils they used to put on the tables), the tender sweetbreads in a nice, winy sauce, and equally tender and flavorful calves liver, to the gorgeous orange liqueur dessert souffle which we always order (have to order it right at the beginning). Our server, Mirky (sp?), was very nice and professional and didn't seem to be urging us out even though the restaurant was closing. A nice place to celebrate our wedding anniversary."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "1) The Lunch menu does not say that there is no lunch served on Sunday. We went there thinking that we could have lunch because we are not brunch eaters. We were told when we asked for the lunch menu that there is no lunch served on Sunday. But the menu on the website does not say that. 2) We ordered a wine on the wine list for a certain price and billed a higher price. We asked the server to correct the error. He told us that the one we ordered was no longer available but were served a pricier Sancerre -without telling us. We paid and emailed the restaurant upon arriving home. They answered back the same day apologizing and indicating that they will credit our card of the difference including taxes"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Over 20 years a special place when we are in DC. It is worth the drive from downtown. We will continue to return"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We go to LaFerme 5 times a year. The food is very good. Sometimes Better and sometimes not as good. The service is Usually excellent. It is a festive place and a very good place to celebrate. It used to be a place for blue haired ladies but no longer. It is a good place For well mannered kids over 10. One can eat plainly or much richer. This time we had the Japanese styled tuna and it was very good indeed. It was my birthday so We splurged with the chocolate soufflé for dessert. All a success."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "by choosing La Ferme. It is great to still have tradional neighboorhood gems especially in this area. la Ferme is one of the very few places where I can find calf's liver. you can never go wrong here."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Found this on Open Table. Mussels, Pate, French Onion Soup and Calf Liver all done to perfection. Ordered a Soufflé, What a treat. We really enjoyed and plan to go back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The New Orleans style decorating was lovely and we were treated with thoughtful service. We were celebrating a birthday, but the celebrant was too shy to mention it. Happy Birthday was sung twice during the time we had dinner. The pianist played quietly throughout our meal, loud enough that you could listen if you wanted to, but could also talk. We would like to return soon to try some of the other items on the menu."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food ok but far from great. Sevice very good. Patio nice cool and quiet."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had a wonderful birthday dinner on a Saturday evening. We chose to sit outside and were very happy with the decision. Quieter and better temps than inside. Wonderful service which made the evening. Did not feel hurried at all. Food was very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "As always a good choice for dining and spending an evening with friends. Good food and good ambience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have an aunt who likes to go to La Ferme every time she comes to town. The atmosphere is lovely and unique for this area- a large charming home in a verdant and quiet neighborhood. We had a very nice evening, as we always do, but the service, while friendly, was extremely slow, even though we arrived before 6 PM and the place was all but empty. Our waiter disappeared for long periods, eventually vanishing altogether. We're not big complainers, nor are we needy clients. But we need our glass of wine within the first 30 minutes!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I found the food asbsolutely outstanding...The ambience as well. Would highly recommend this restaurant to friends"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Very nice ambience and excellent food...would visit again when I come back to Maryland!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The chocolate mouse was outstanding. You musy try it!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our dining experience was quite enjoyable! Our greeting was warm and friendly, and we were promptly seated. The atmosphere was quant with a hint of rustic. Our waiter was not only attentive, but offered suggestions, which were very good by the way, and checked back to make sure that we were enjoying our choices. It became quite busy while we were there, however this did not take away from our service, which was professional and timely. The staff worked well together giving you the feeling that your dining experience was important to them. The food was delicious and well portioned for a french restaurant. We would recommend this restaurant and plan on going back ourselves."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Always outstanding in all respects. Our favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Ambiance, food, service were all first class. The perfect place to go for a special occasion. I loved every minute!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Wonderful, as usual! Excellent choices on Brunch menu and really fine service!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were at La Ferme for brunch, my husband's favorite meal. We began by ordering the croissants, which were perfect, warm, flaky, and buttery. Both of us were happy with the first course, escargot and mushrooms in a puff pastry for me and onion soup for my husband. He had an omelet for his main course, which he really liked. I was so sad I couldn't finish my delicious chicken crepes with spinach in a mornay sauce. And I had to leave the leftovers as it was warm out and we were going to the theatre from there. But they were the best savory crepes I've ever had. For dessert we both got the waffles with berries in a sabayon sauce. This is one of our favorites here and it is consistantly good. I might have been in Paris."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Always love Le Ferme, have been going there for years and plan to for years to come--it never disappoints!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "wonderful place for ladies lunch - food was excellent - service was attentive - lunch was leisurely - parking lot attached to restaurant and neighborhood was accessible"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This restaurant was a great find for my girlfriend and I! I wanted to make her birthday special by taking her out to a nice place that we haven't been to yet. La Ferme is a nice place and more! The food, service, ambiance, and live pianist was spectacular. He even played Happy Birthday for my girlfriend while everyone in the restaurant sang as they brought out our delicious dessert. An overall great restaurant! We will be back for another great experience :-)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent food, attentive service, comfortable ambience. A good choice for romantic liaisons or special occasions. Always check the daily specials and the soufflé is a must!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Wonderful choice for a weekday birthday lunch; for the price of a burger you can enjoy fine dining in a lovely atmosphere. Get on their e-mail list and you birthday dessert is on the house! Merci, Merci port tout!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I never write reviews. But.. Enjoyed before but this time a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. 8:00 pm reservation. Pushy waiter who insisting we order as the kitchen closes at 9. What? OPENTABLE allows for reservations until 9:30. Asked if prosciutto appetizer could be without olive oil. Answered yes; but came with. 9:00 pm...told our table must clear because restaurant is closed, not just the kitchen. We were indeed the last couple in the restaurant... This was a date dinner, so I made no fuss about the prosciutto that I did not eat...and simply paid. No question by waiter as if something was wrong with the order... Won't return again. Maybe the owners are selling or retiring, since La Ferme had a definite "different" feel this time."
    Dined on 5/28/2014