La Ferme
La Ferme

La Ferme

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lafermerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3019865255x
  • 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 3019865255x
  • Entertainment: Carlton Saunders, our pianist, plays for your enjoyement
  • Special Events: 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).
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
La Ferme reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)neighborhood gem (86)romantic (72)fit for foodies (47)great for lunch (45)good for groups (34)great for outdoor dining (34)great for brunch (33)notable wine list (18)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • My spirit was in Paris
    BigRubeVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    because it felt like I was eating at a Parisian cafe. They have one of the best French onion soups I've ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good but expensive
    marshalhymanVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I would go more often if the prices were a bit better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L'etablissement extraordinaire
    Kathy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The best of French cuisine, service and ambiance served in an inviting dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice a year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Two times a year my dear friend and I come to La Ferme to celebrate our birthdays. It's always a special treat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Service at La Ferme
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This was my first time there. I went with my elderly brother. The food was excellent. The service was very poor. The waiter was inattentive. It took forever to get a refill of a beverage. It took forever to order dessert and longer for it to arrive. Because of this poor service, I will not return to La Ferme, which is a loss for both of us. There are few really good French restaurants in the DC are, and La Ferme would be one of them if the service were even adequate instead of extremely poor.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Suburban Charm
    Goddess1
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I have been to La Ferme at least five times this year. And I know for sure La Ferme, only six minutes from my home, would definitely become my personal restaurant to entertain my family, friends for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Is this place really still open?
    ThomasKellerwannaBe
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was stuff you can cook at home, and even better. The decor is from the 20's. The waitstaff are either too old to care or too young to bother. How this place stays alive is a mystery. Summation: a very sad experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect evening
    MomMom
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband had a stroke early this summer, and his mobility is somewhat impaired. He wanted to go out to dinner to celebrate my birthday and needed to decide on a handicap-accessible restaurant. We remembered having had many wonderful meals at La Ferme and decided that would be the perfect venue for us. Although I have food allergies (to onion, garlic, other alliums), the chef was able to prepare a very tasty entrée for me. The staff were very kind and helpful, the food we selected was delicious, and the evening was perfect for us. We look forward to dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old gem, better than ever
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Have been dining at La Ferme off and on for 25 years. The food was excellent and has improved the last year or two. The Chilean Sea Bass was incredible (really) and the soufflés continue to be the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, romantic atmosphere
    Birdguy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Service was impeccable. Food was very good - wondered about the mashed potatoes. Wonderful martini!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Celebrated a friends birthday for Sunday brunch. Food, service and atmosphere excellent. Our waiter was especially charming and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night with friends
    RobC
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a wonderful meal with another couple for a special night out. The menu offered a variety of selections for appetizers, main course and dessert to meet everyone's tastes and the wine was very nice as well. Service was attentive but did not leave us feeling rushed along through our meal. A little pricey for a regular night out but great for those special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    On Sundays breads is served only for a fee????? Service was slow & restaurant was not very busy
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Magnifique!
    JLSCTVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We return to La Ferme over and over again for the obvious reasons: close to D.C. but feels like it is out in the country; enormous parking lot with room for even the largest of celebrations; well-executed menu of French and Continental standards; lunch prices that cost just a bit more than an over-priced burger in other places; extravagant dinner choices that still won't break the bank; thoughtful e-mail communications including free dessert or champagne on your birthday or anniversary; discreet and highly trained staff who are there to make you feel welcome and at ease every step of the way, no matter what the request. Merci! Merci! Merci pour tout!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special occasion
    Diningout999VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    La Ferrme is lovely, food is good, nice decor, but WILDLY overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We should have known ...
    Ronald17
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    something was wrong when we arrived at about 8:00 pm on a Saturday and found the place virtually empty. Waiters were standing around acting surly. One, bringing our appetisers simply said "anything else?" One person's salad and one person's soup were inedible. Two people ordered Dover Sole for entrees. There was a long delay after showing them to the table and supposedly taking them off the bone. In the end a waiter informed us that someone had broken a wine glass over the fish and so they would have to cook a fresh batch. Enough was enough. Comments to the manager were greeted with a couldn't-care-less attitude so we stood up and left, never to return I might add.
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  • nice neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A few of the menu items are our go-to choices. No restaurant I know does them better. Bar drinks however taste very alcoholic as if made with inexpensive liquor. I asked for a classic martini which came warm to the table. Please--just because one doesn't order it on the rocks doesn't mean it shouldn't be chilled with ice and strained.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Visited with an out of town friend who declared that we MUST return to La Ferme when she come back to town. The food was inventive without being off-putting - with a delicate hand when saucing. "Mashed" brussel sprouts intrigued my friend and she was completely delighted with the bed of these beneath her excellent and large scallops. My sweetbreads were a throwback to the first such dish I had in NYC years ago - absolutely wonderful. The souffle was the only disappointment. While it was puffed to a high crown, the interior was like a dense pudding rather than an airy cloud. I would not order this again - though the flavor was very appealing; it just didn't seem like a souffle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • French ambiance
    gfDinendashe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Upon arriving we were greeted by the owner, who was very gracious. Our waiter was quite attentive. The wine list was reasonably priced. I ordered lamb, which was quite good, though the sauce was a little thin. My wife ordered the chicken, which was really good, with a great sauce. Cooking was in the style of very good French restaurants, though just a cut below the finest ones. Overall the restaurant was an extremely enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful -- as usual!
    Brunchlover
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Lovely elegant atmosphere, good food, excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice, out-of-the-way spot
    WFSCF
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I met a former client there and we had a very nice dinner. It was a sleepy Monday evening but it worked out perfectly. I really enjoyed this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SharonKVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    La Ferme never disappoints and that is why I always book it especially for special occasions such as birthdays and holidays. The service is impeccable, amazing ambiance and quiet enough to have intimate conversations. The food is consistently good, however, it is all of La Ferme's attributes which brings me back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    kkf888
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my husband here for dinner on his birthday. I mentioned in the memo section on Open Table that it was his birthday . We were greated warmly when we arrived, and shown to our table which had comfortable chairs and a nice view of the dining room. The food was delicious . I had the Arctic cod, and he had the mushroom ravioli. We split the apple tart, which came with a birthday candle. The waiter sang happy birthday quietly, which was nice because sometimes restaurants make way too much fuss and bother other diners. A very nice meal and evening.kkf
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous after many years!
    carolynl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I hadn't been back to La Ferme for 11 years, for reasons having nothing to do with the restaurant. I chose it as a place to say thank you to three new friends, and it more than lived up to my hopes. The service was exceptional, the food stupendous, and the fact Alain came in on his day off to greet me overwhelmed me. Thanks to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I chose this restaurant to reconnect with a dear friend. It is close to where she lives and has good reviews. In a nutshell, the food struggles to be average. I lived in France for years. This isn't French cuisine. It is a poor imitation. The restaurant staff (our waitress in particular) bordered on rude. The waitress seemed rushed and couldn't manage a smile to save her poor life. Other restaurant staff came over quite abruptly, particularly towards the end of the evening, to "check on us." It felt very much like we were getting the bum's rush. The chair I sat on was one of the most uncomfortable imaginable. This dinner venue was an epic fail though it was still wonderful to see my friend. Won't return and wouldn't recommend.
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  • a wonderful meal...again
    DebEVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    La Ferme remains a lovely location and always a dependably good meal. My guest and I both enjoyed the potato encrusted salmon on ratatouille. Totally delicious. The crème brulee was fabulous. Servers were attentive; friendly. It's so rare to have such gracious surroundings - white tablecloths at lunch. Complimentary baguette and butter, always lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    La Ferme has never operated on any culinary frontiers, but for many years it delivered reasonably well-prepared classic French dishes with attentive service in a pretty setting. The setting is still lovely, but the food and service have both slipped noticeably. On a recent visit the pricey Dover sole was dry, a soufflé was undercooked, and the salmon nearly flavorless. Despite the fact that the four of us left two entrees, one appetizer, and one dessert barely touched, the waiter never inquired whether we had any complaints about the food. This after a half hour wait after being seated for him to make it to our table.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My Friend and I dined here Saturday. Looking forward to returning. Wonderful atmosphere we really enjoyed the piano!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Ferme
    sushiVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was very good, portions were good and the prices are reasonable!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tough filet mignon
    Lilly
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Tough filet mignon and less than attentive waitress made it less than perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Neighbor
    PTAN
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been going to La Ferme for over twenty years.Just celebrated our 30th anniversary there. Great Food , and Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor dining in late summer
    YatB
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a nice time dining outdoor porch. Service was good. The wine was good. However the food was mediocre and over-priced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    qwerty
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Prices are a little high for the food quality, but the ambience and service are first rate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Perfect place to meet an old friend and enjoy together under no pressure to rush away
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Ferme Continues French Tradition
    JLSCTVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Aren't enough nice things to say about La Ferme. Located just beyond the NW DC border, it is almost bucolic, w/ an enormous parking lot. The main room is prettily appointed & transports you to the French countryside. The menu has varied choices: @ lunch, some of the offerings are cheaper than a hotel burger in downtown DC, & @ dinner no entree tops $35. Service is impeccable; everyone from hosts to servers to busboys goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. On Sat. nights a pianist plays in the background. Because we are on their mailing list, we receive "gifts" of free dessert (on birthdays) or free champagne (on our anniversary). If you are looking for a romantic evening with very good food close to home, La Ferme is our favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another amazing experience
    JustAnotherThought
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our favorite restaurant which consistently delivers an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch at La Ferme
    Nick
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is a very favorite restaurant so I want them to know that they very much need to train their wait staff! One does not want to be asked to order dessert when ordering your entree! When asked about flavors of the sorbet the answer should not be "I don't know"!! In a French restaurant the service should be leisurely and attentive but not rushed which it was. The service really needs attention as it ruins the enjoyment of the food and the ambiance of the restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Wonderful French ambiance
    Rozzie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We eaten at La Ferme several times & had a reception there & were inpressed with the food, atmosphere & the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Dining Pleasure
    Dogs49
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have had many pleasant lunch experiences at La Ferme. The service is always warm and friendly. The last visit we requested a "quiet table" and were seated outside on a sunny warm day. The overhead fan offered a nice breeze and it was quite comfortable. The food is consistently good. It always feels like a special occasion when we dine at La Ferme.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food as always
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate