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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
  • Email: lafermerestaurant@gmail.com
  • Phone: (301) 986-5255
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "You will find great ambiance and delicious food in this neighborhood gem. With a live piano playing in the background, we enjoy the opportunity for a private conversation with great service that did not intrude on the evening. Be sure to try one of the dessert souffles!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "If you live in the Washington DC area and have not heard of La Ferme, something's wrong. Yes, it's not in a business district; actually, it's well off Connecticut Avenue along Brookeville Road. At least, try it for lunch where you will find peace and quiet. The menu is mostly French and is not inexpensive. Dinner by the large open fireplace is a treat."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Having been to La Ferme many times before for dinner, I finally figured out that this would be a great place to take a friend to celebrate a recent event at lunchtime. So many pluses to coming here: no mid-day traffic into downtown, large free parking lot, beautiful interior atmosphere, (and a lovely outdoor porch once the weather gets a bit warmer), terrific choices at lunch - all of which are priced not much higher than an expensive burger at some places, everything nicely prepared and lovingly presented, good service, and an obliging staff that let us sit at our table from noon until the 3:00 in the afternoon. Can't wait to find an excuse (and a day off) to come back at lunch time! Merci pour tout!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Like Pierre Deux? You'll love La Ferme. Lovely French country design with a delicious menu. The seafood risotto is always excellent and the salad of mesclun greens, goat cheese, spiced pecans and cranberries is perfect. The waiters are welcoming and gracious. The assigned table was not to our liking so we were moved quickly and smoothly. Had a birthday guest, gestured to a card, pointed to the honoree, and the waiter took it from there."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It was Saturday night so I'll cut them a break, but the wait between our appetizers and our entrees seemed VERY long, with our waiter apparently too busy elsewhere to give us an update. Fortunately we'd gotten our wine and apps, so we were partially sated. Though the atmosphere was lively it was pretty easy to talk. The food, when it arrived, was hot and fresh and excellent. (I had the sweetbreads, which were good, but my boyfriend ordered the fruits de mer and that was fabulous.) We ordered souffles at the beginning and they arrived on time and were absolutely delicious (one chocolate, one Grand Marnier), so maybe it was the timing for those that held everything else up. All in all, a nice experience with good food. I'd go again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Still a beautiful and romantic place to come to, and while the food here in the past was superb pretty consistently...and a spot you could count on for special occasions, my luncheon here with a friend was so-so at best, expensive for very-small portions, the menu sillily said they were now charging for the bread & butter and linens, in the form of a service charge, they only had 2 waiters and one busboy to handle a full restaurant at lunch. You better like either a creamy Italian or their remoulade sauce for your salad dressing, because the waiter informed us that this restaurant did not give choices in dressings. Their bread and butter is excellent though. Overall, La Ferme seems now to be resting on its laurels for merely so-so food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Tried out this restaurant for our third anniversary. It was just what I was looking for. The ambience was French country, comfortable and quiet. The live piano music was subtly in the background though the musician welcomed requests. Best of all the food was outstanding. It was a special occasion place as it was more expensive than the average restaurant but well worth it. We would definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Sitting at La Ferme, looking up at the balcony seating area, I could be back at a small Parisian bistro. Biting into the warm croissant, I'm certain I am. Brunch at La Ferme is one of the most satisfying meals I've ever had. I started with the escargot and mushrooms in a puff pastry, graduated to the chicken divan crepes, and finished with the waffles with fresh berries and sabayon sauce. My husband and two friends were every bit as happy as I was. Besides what I had, I can recommend the cream of mushroom soup, the onion soup, the quiche Lorraine, and the poached eggs in puff pastry. I can't wait until we go back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Very nice country French cuisine with good seafood. Excellent service and nice setting."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner on Saturday evening at La Ferme. The food was good but this was overshadowed by the poor service. We waited for 15minutes to be seated and another 20minutes for our food order to be taken (no drink order had been taken before this). Our glasses were not cleared throughout the dinner but just crowded into the center of the table. We had to ask our waiter several times for drink orders and for the bill. We were disappointed that the staff were not proactive at any point in trying to make our dining experience better. It was a shame because the food is very good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Best restaurant I have ever been to and now LaFerme is my favorite!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Especially goo, truly French food. Ambience was exceptional - quiet, a true oasis near the city. Service was friendly, unintrusive, but appropriately responsive."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We are occasional diners at La Ferme, and are never disappointed. This time it was my wife's birthday which featured a special desert that was perfect for the occasion. The noise level and service is always excellent at La Ferme, but this time they were extremely busy, and in spite of the extra crowd, the service was perfect as always."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We've eaten at La Ferme many times for as long as it has been open. The atmosphere is pleasant and it is one of the few restaurants quiet enough to have a conversation. If the food doesn't sing, it is almost always good. This past week we encountered an unusual hiccup when the eggs for their signature soufflés turned out to be bad and after three tries to make the dish the kitchen had to give up. I'm sure this was a one-time occurrence and we will be returning soon again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The restaurant always has superb fish and desserts. It never fails to deliver a great ambiance for guests."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Love the menu--all the traditional choices plus new offerings e.g., provencal snail fricasse appetizer was excellent. Great service as usual."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant in a great location the atmosphere is truly tne one of a great french restaurant. The food was fantastic great dessert. There is a piano player. We were sitted on the second floor balcony it was nice and romantic but I was under the speaker and it was a bit loud and hart to talk and to understand the waitress. Otherwise a great place"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "La Ferme is an upscale restaurant and we enjoy going there. We always go for lunch as the prices are reasonable but it much more expensive for dinner. The food is wonderful, the ambiance very good and dining there feels like a special occasion, even if it is not. We usually meet friends there for lunch and you can linger for a couple of hours without feeling rushed. I would imagine it is also romantic at dinner and there are tables for two on a private balcony. We highly recommend La Ferme."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "La Ferme has good food but outdated decor and culinary style.the service is also a tad slow. If you are looking for 1940s style french experience this is your place but if you dont want to dine with grandpa, and want a new french experience, try someplace else"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I loved the atmosphere and the cordiality of the staff. We have a great table by the fireplace and it was really special. It was my granddaughters first time, and she loved it. The filet mignon was just right, and my baked chicken was excellent. I highly recommend the chocolate cake, very decadent. I have been here several times and really enjoyed this time."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Really great French restaurant in Chavy chase. The prices are reasonable and it is really tasty and good. I am French and I cook a lot and eating in a French restaurant that serves real French food and not a combination of French/American cuisine is really nice. I barely eat French food outside but a friend recommended this place to me and I am glad I went there. The ambiance is really nice and they have a person that plays piano in the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "It was very good but our waiter (that we've had before) was just not that friendly. I had asked about getting the sweetbreads as an appetizer portion and he said I could - but it was going to be the same price as an entrée. I've made that request before and was granted it without any hesitation. I felt that he was in a hurry and just didn't want to be bothered. Other than that I thought the dinner was great. Unfortunately my husband doesn't love the restaurant as much as I do!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything was delicious, and I love the live music."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Loved everything about it! Haven't been there forever - feel like we found a whole new restaurant/1"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "La Ferme continues to exceed my expectations every time I visit. It has become my go to place for business luncheons. The food is always excellent, the location is convenient and the low noise level allows for good conversations."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We had a very nice time at this very elegant restaurant. The piano player added a very nice touch to our ding out.Food was delicious. Our waiter was very helpful and polite."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I took my girl friend to La Ferme to celebrate her birthday because it got very good reviews and it was mentioned by some as a good place for a romatic dinner. The restaurant is difficult to find for the first time and it didn't help that the directions from mapquest were not correct. We had to call the restaurant for directions to get there. Once there we saw that the restaurant was in a single building that looked like an old Inn from the outside. Inside the place was decorated as you would expect for a French restaurant. There were a number of different dining rooms of various sizes. Some with fireplaces which were lit. It was a nice atmosphere but not as romatic as I had hoped. The food though was very good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food, decor, ambience and service all met our expectations and we left full, happy and looking forward to visiting again in a few months."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Somewhat disappointed with the quality of the food and the lack of attentiveness by the service, especially when compared to past visits and many other fine restaurants in the Bethesda-CC area."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Veal unusually thick and chicken/spinach meal sat for too long after cooking. Meals are better when restaurant isn't preparing for a big crowd on a special occasion after a snow storm."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic ambience including roaring fire, balcony seating and live piano music. Wine and food was good, but standard. Flavors and creativity did not wow us, especially for the price. Great place for romantic dinner especially for those less adventurous eaters!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We joined another couple for an excellen valentine's day dinner. The food was classic. Some of teh best veal thatwe have had in a while. Crab meat on the veal was generous and really lump not shreds."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Loved the huge urns of fresh flowers strategically placed around the large open dining room. Food was well-executed and tasty but not particularly inspiring given the competition in DC these days. It seemed a bit stuck in time, but nothing we would criticize. The wine list was refreshing for its reasonable pricing options. It also met the test on staffing, with no delays on any of the three courses, or plate retrieval, even on a packed St Valentine's night. Good job all around."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "With a 9:30 reservation I had expected there might be problems with options on the prix fixe being out or the staff exhausted from the exertions since 5:30; neither proved to be the case. My wife and I having celebrated Valentine's Day at La Ferme for the last several years, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. The meals were excellent as usual and the service was attentive at all times, our waiter admitted that he was looking forward to the end of the evening, as it was always one of their busiest of the year but he never faltered in being there when we needed him, avoiding superfluous interruptions, and maintaining a joviality throughout. A fine experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "excellent dinner with that special someone that rocks your world."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It is easy to hear conversations at your table as there is plenty of space between tables at La Ferme. It makes for a most relaxed and enjoyable place to eat."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Every time I've visited the food has been wonderful, the ambience lovely and the service attentive. But I only visit on special occasions because it's pricey."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Wonderful service and ex eptional meal and wine. A great place to have closeby"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "La Ferme is always on my must list for a quiet luncheon or special event dinner. The restaurant can effortlessly accommodate a party of two or 10 without any problem. The food is always perfect and the service impeccable. If you want a restaurant that never disappoints, this is the one for you!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I have eaten at La Ferme many times, and have very much enjoyed it. Service had improved over the years (used to treat guests as if they were doing us a favor). Had to ask to have my water filled (filled my guests') and waiter walked away before I could order coffee. Seafood risotto was luke warm and seemed reheated: lacking in any discernible flavors, poor (red mush) presentation, very disappointing. I had requested in my reservation a table against the wall for quiet conversation -- plenty of seating was available -- was seated next to a family with very noisy children (have no problem with children, but I had asked for quiet). I am pleasant and tip 20%, but they seemed irritated with me when I walked in the door. I will try again."
    Dined on 1/28/2014