Le Vieux Logis
Le Vieux Logis

Le Vieux Logis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://levieuxlogisrestaurantmd.com/
  • Phone: 3016526816x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm


    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Christian Gautrois
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Auburn Ave.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Is Free
A word from Le Vieux Logis
Welcome to Le Vieux Logis!


A long time Bethesda favorite, Le Vieux Logis offers a newly inspired French menu and wine list, perfect for intimate dinners, cozy nights out and quiet conversation with friends and colleagues. The kitchen showcases flavorful French recipes that change slightly with the season and the availability of locally sourced ingredients. Authentically French, the restaurant has the feel of a bistro with a French country flavor. Joyful colors on crisp white tablecloths feel warm and yet curious.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Le Vieux Logis reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)special occasion (46)fit for foodies (41)romantic (29)notable wine list (10)good for groups (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My wife and I went there for her birthday. The food was very good, and they treated us to dessert. I thought that was very nice and thoughtful of them. On the improvement side, it felt a couple of times that we were forgotten. No one checked on us, we had to flag a waiter down to order drinks. The restaurant was not that crowded so I'm not sure if maybe they were short staffed? My steak came out MW, I had ordered Medium, but the maitre de took care of it right away. Overall a pleasant enough experience that I'm willing to try it again and see if service was just off that day. My wife very much enjoyed her trio of lamb and the baked alaska dessert was fantastic. I also appreciated that they pour a generous glass of wine. ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • drbfVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and service. I recommend without any reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine French Food
    LBandDAOVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have driven by this restaurant for years, and decided it was finally time to try it. It was bustling when we got there, which is always a good sign. The overall experience was fine, but the service was perfunctory. The food was good, but not memorable. There was one exception, in that one of my dining companions couldn't say enough about the French onion soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better on weekends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The title says it all. It is a wonderful restaurant. Recently, I have found our dinners there (several times in the last couple of month) more exciting on weekends than during the week. Perhaps this is to be expected.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to Bethesda Chef Gautrois!
    GoddessofFineDining
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Wonderful food & the Chef's wife is such a welcoming manager! Tuesday & Wednesday's 3 course specials are delicious. Ironically, my friend & I were discussing where our group would have New Year's dinner this year. We had pretty much decided on Praline Bistro & Bakery...but as we ate through our courses we both agreed Le Vieux Logis was a contender...only to discover it was the same chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    MarysaaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The restaurant has been in the same location for a very long time but has been revived recently. We had a reservation and were seated quickly. The menu has a good selection of items, many of which sounded good. I had a salmon with a potato crust which was very light. The service was not as good as it should have been considering the prices. We had to flag down the waiter just to order a bottle of wine and waited a while after that to order the meal. It was a bust Saturday night so perhaps they need more wait staff. The crowd is on the older side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French Tour de Force
    Dnvrdiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Le Vieux Logis improved its food significantly when the chef from Praline Bistro bought the restaurant earlier in 2014 and brought his cooking skills to this old style French restaurant. The selections are extensive with many traditional French choices. The preparation is careful. The dishes are made to the diner's taste. The food is superb. The location in Bethesda is convenient with complimentary valet parking as well as very close to public parking. The number of tables is limited requiring reservations. The service can be a little slow especially on a busy weekend evening, but the wait is worth it since the food is delicious. Overall, a vast improvement!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good diner--Highly recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    generous portions, very tasty. There is always a little something that makes it pleasant to the pallet. Owner makes you fell welcomed Staff very professional and pleasant. We were 4 and all enjoyed our food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently high quality
    JoshS
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've gone to Vieux Logis several times and on each occasion the service was extremely attentive and the food an epicure's delight. I recommend sampling the lobster salad appetizer while it is still available (it was one of the specials when we dined there). We were a party of four last night and we each ordered a separate main dish, and everyone was delighted with his or her choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice neighborhood spot
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    New ownership looks to breath new life into this old Bethesda standard. Chef is talented and his wife, who runs the front of the house, makes a big effort. Need to smooth the service a bit. Food is terrific.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for a Romantic night
    DrewG
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I had a great time celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary here. The service and food were great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, worth a visit
    HungryTraveler
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It seems that the place recently changed ownership, but do not be deterred by this. My Onion Soup Au Gratin was excellent, topped with melted gruyere cheese. I chose the duck a l'orange, prepared in the confit method. It fell off the bone and was delicious, garnished with orange sections, a delicate orange sauce (not too sweet) and some mixed greens. My colleague had the soft-shell crab, which he said was very good. I topped it off with a dessert of crème brulee, which had an apricot jam inside (very good). The sugar on top was perfect, not too thick like some I've had. All in all, great, authentic food. It was a little pricey, but worth it for a special dinner. The place was a bit small and cramped, but worth going to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Vieux Logis
    NoelVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everything was great. The food was terrific, the service excellent, and the ambiance was great. The staff truly understands hospitality and terrific food. The new chef/owners are taking Le Vieux Logis to new heights!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ANON
    ANON
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Stellar food! Nice staff and the atmosphere is very European. Quite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint by average French Fare
    DoctorDad
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was my first experience at Le Vieux Logis. The food was reasonably good, service was average, quiet ambiance. Overall a good experience but there are certainly better French restaurants in the area for true foodies.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The "Old Inn" Renewed
    WoodyD1941
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was my wife's and my first visit in several years, and we were eager to see what changes the new owners had rendered. Ambience was nice. Much of the decorative clutter is gone, leaving a simpler look. Wait staff were excellent--attentive and friendly without being intrusive. My wife had the roasted shrimp, and called it "maybe the best I've had." I had the rockfish, which came in a striking presentation with neat rows of small andouille slices on top of the fish. This gave a little "bite" to the rockfish. Outstanding dish--and from locally caught fish. Overall, the new Vieux Logis is a bit on the pricey side, but we left thinking we got our money's worth. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Smitty
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I love this restaurant, especially for special occasions. The service is a little slow and the wine is overpriced but overall it's a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic taste of gourmet France
    lcwfoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was prepared by chefs who were trained in the classical French school. Every dish was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food just keeps getting better and better. The experience is just like visiting old friends for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great new chef
    Phyl
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A little pricey but good food, nice, charming atmosphere and a wonderful food selection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drbfVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent food and service.... a real find in Bethesda
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • carol67
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    very good food, friendly service. Pretty as ever. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disapppoints
    JGB1
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Le Vieux Logis is one of the best kept secrets in Bethesda. It is consistently pleasant, the fare is always noteworthy, and the service is top-notch. This is a dining establishment for adults and well-behaved children who want to converse and to hear each other. It is not the place for those who think loud noise and commotion make for a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • just so-so
    biodocVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was beautiful in its presentation, but my plate was very, very salty. The true flavors of the food was masked by the saltiness. We sat in a rear table next to an exit and the kitchen. The banging from the kitchen was very annoying. I cannot imagine why such banging was emanating form there. The dessert was the high point of the meal. It was a profiterole with a berry sorbet and chocolate syrup. It was divine.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sabrina2
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Menu did not explain all ingredients in food. Chicken breast should have been described as chicken breast filled with stuffing with garlic and onions. Chicken was nicely cooked; stuffing made it inedible for me. Crispy cod was not crisp at all because it was on top of soggy mashed potatoes. Service friendly and well meaning, not yet polished.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Owners
    HenryVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is a good French restaurant. They seem to have a web site that doesn't show up if you Google the restaurant name. They need to do something about that. The food is good (I wouldn't say perfect, however). Service was very good. It is expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as Good as it Used to Be
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Le Vieux Logis has lost the warmth that existed under prior ownership. While many of the selections on the new menu are enticing, the overall food quality and presentation are not. One may or may not hit upon a really good meal. The seafood dishes are consistently good, but the filet mignon tends to be tough and grisly, and the vegetables luke-warm, overcooked, and tasteless. Sauces are too heavy, and the general presentation of dishes is haphazard at best. I highly recommend, however, any of dessert selections (especially the baked Alaska) the only areas where this chef seems to excel. I come back mainly because of the wonderful staff who have worked at Le Vieux Logis for years.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Service was a bit slow. Everything else VERY GOOD. Worth returning to regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant!
    Comtesse
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We drove all the way from Ashburn to celebrate a friend's birthday at Le Vieux Logis. Everything we ordered was great! From the escargots, to the duck confit to the lemon meringue dessert. We shall be back. The Chef is an absolute gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • To return? Oui!!
    Marie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to the restaurant in about a year's time. It is now on our list our list of "regulars." The place is small and quaint. The noise level is perfectly quiet with pleasant background music. We enjoyed the food and were pampered by the service. It was a perfectly satisfying evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • shrinkVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food and service was very nice. I think the room itself could use some updating. Its looking very tired.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    French food is a delightful addition to the Bethesda restaurant scene. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dleeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was outstanding. Our service started our very good, but then dropped off dramatically. I would have given this restaurant my highest rating, but for that fact.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special ending of special day
    retvet
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We dined here with our 12-year old granddaughter after seeing West Side Story at the National Theater. She enjoyed the play, but was most excited about getting to meet the actress who played Maria after the show. We had chosen Le Vieux Logis for dinner as it is on our way back to Frederick and we had not dined there in a number of years. It turned out to be the perfect place to "review" the play and decompress after the excitement of meeting and talking with "Maria." What a charming setting, what delicious food, served with grace & humor, and what a special ending to a very special day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WonderfulFrench2014VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Excellent new restaurant in Bethesda neighborhood.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food little room
    Patou
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We loved the food, but we were seated too tight and the noise level is just too high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • drbfVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent food and service. This was truly a fine dinning experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Regime for Neighborhood Standby
    JFMMD
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We revisited this tried-and-true French restaurant after new management and chef took over. The crowded interior and hand-written checks are unchanged, but the well-trained and experienced new chef has new ideas. I tried the quenelles and found them sturdy rather than fluffy but tasty. The main course pike was delicious as were the veal medallions, although I though the caps of Parmesan cheese did little to enhance the flavor of the tenderloin slices. Both entrees came with stir-fried veggies, a la ratatouille plus mushrooms. Still a reliable choice for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it, despite new chef
    SilverSpringRealtor
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was hit-or-miss. Gazpacho amuse-bouche: refreshing and tangy. Bread basket: boring. Escargots: good (garlicky and not overcooked). Scallop entree: heavy on risotto, short on scallops. Veal entree: not memorable. Three-chocolate terrine: good, but spectacular. The service was awful. A woman took our drink order, and said she would return to tell us the specials. She didn't. A man came and told us the specials and later took our order. When the woman recited the specials to the table next to us, we heard different things. Our cocktail glasses were taken without a question as to what else we wanted to drink. When my husband asked for a second, the server did not ask me if I wanted one. And the tables were far too close to each other.
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  • delicious
    garlodaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The Nouveau Vieux Logis lives up to the Tom Sietsema review and then some. All the dishes were delicious, including truly outstanding Dover Sole. Small touches, such as the bread and the side vegatables, were also great, a sign of a truly first-rate restaurant. A great place to go for traditional French food in a pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet