Le Vieux Logis
Le Vieux Logis

Le Vieux Logis

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://levieuxlogisrestaurantmd.com/
  • Phone: (301) 652-6816
  • 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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
Le Vieux Logis reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (43)fit for foodies (39)romantic (18)good for groups (5)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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.
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    romantic
    • Food
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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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    • 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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  • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WonderfulFrench2014VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Excellent new restaurant in Bethesda neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Debbie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent food as usual. Really nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Delight
    NRGLawyer
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Le Vieux Logis is under new ownership (since January), but the food is better than ever: lamb chops were thick and perfectly prepared (we haven't seen chops like this for years!), as were the vegetables; the scallops were perfectly seared, and the softshell crab appetizer--almost a meal unto itself--was delicious and simply amazing. The chef is to be commended for putting out dishes that tease one's taste buds and then delights them with every bite. The ambiance remains warm even though some of the interesting decorations have changed. It is a joy to dine where the chef and hostess take such pride in delighting their customers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    JGB1
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The fare is nothing short of delicious, and the presentation is appealing. The service leaves nothing to be desired. The ambiance is "gentle" -- quiet enough to hear the words of your dining partners. All in all, a perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply wonderful
    JoshS
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Everything about the meal we had deserves praise: Vieux Logis is under new management, but if anything it is even better than before. They offered an abundance of specials, but anything from the main menu is probably just as good. I can particularly recommend the duck confit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Owner Adds Spark to Local Gem
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This neighborhood institution in Bethesda has a new owner from France, who is also the chef. His wife works the front of the restaurant and together they've injected some new life into what was already an excellent local find under the previous management/owners. Prices are up slightly but so is the sophistication of the revised menu that now features more locally originated ingreedients. All the classic French dishes like coq au vin are still there. The Scandanavian items are gone and are replaced with local/French hybrids like sauteed Rockfish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mixed but would try again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The mussels were outstanding; the coq au vin was overcooked, dry, and tough. I would try again, though, and might get the French onion soup and mussels. Other items seemed pretty good. Service was excellent. Maybe just a bad night for the coq au vin.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bad way to spend mothers day
    HughVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Made a reservation about a month out and was given a lousy table right in front door next to a dirty cleaning closet. MD overwhelmed and not much use, thought table OK but offered another. The restaurant is rammed clearly because it Mothersday and they want to get as many covers as possible. Staff were under resourced and running from here to there, no time to be nice, food dumped, service timing was laughable, loooong waits between courses, 2 medium rare steaks came out almost raw. At the eventual end bill was wrong. Had many happy meals in this place but will not be going back.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Vieux Logis was a good choice for our party of six: the table was small and the setting cozy. Although the restaurant was very noisy, we were able to hear each other. The food was very good--I had the scallops with an asparagus risotto. Each of our friends enjoyed his/her entree. We split a Baked Alaska for dessert, which was spectacular to behold and lent a special finish to the evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful Dinner
    WillimVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    After seeing a recent review in The Washington Post, we made a special effort to have Sunday dinner at Le Vieux Logis. Ambience, food, service were excellent. The quiet, serene Old World atmosphere was restorative and reminded us what fine dining used to be like. Happily it is alive and well at Le Vieux Logis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    BethesdaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had a great time and a fantastic meal here on Saturday. We enjoyed the asparagus soup, the veal kidneys, and the roasted shrimp. Everything was just delicious! We had baked Alaska and chocolate terrine for dessert and both were excellent. The service was also excellent. The restaurant was busier than I've ever seen it - I think the word has gotten out about how good the new chef/owner is. This restaurant has made a huge change for the better. We look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We thought the restaurant had closed. When we saw the Post review a few weeks ago, we knew it was still there, under new management The review was quite favorable too. The food, the service, the ambiance were just what we expected - excellent, maybe a tad better than before. The Baked Alaska was a real treat!
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  • Keeps getting better!
    BethesdaVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had been here in December prior to the change in ownership and were underwhelmed. We had little incentive to come back, but when we heard that the ownership and chef changed (and hearing that Christian Gautrois had taken over), we knew we had to come back. The menu has been updated, but some of the favorites remain. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The calves liver is divine and the Dover sole is just wonderful. The soups that this chef makes are phenomenal and the oysters on the half shell are delicious. The souffles were excellent as well. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great night out... The new ownership is wonderful
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great memories!!
    DCEatsVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Ate at Le Vieux Logis on Friday evening with a group of friends and co-workers. We had just accomplished a great task and so were set to celebrate and the wait staff and chefs at Le Vieux Logis did not disappoint! I had eaten here in the past on many occasions and was disappointed to hear that the service and quality of the established had decline in recent years, but with the new ownership and staff the restaurant is again a five star experience for me. My party and I could not have been treated more hospitably and warmly as we were that evening. Each course was presented with flair and creativity, and the taste was superb and highly inspiring! Thank you very much for making this special occasion much more memorable and excellent!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • legrandClaude
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Nice dinner experience. Good food great servive Pleasant atmosphere
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New management, better than ever
    Kiddoc
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    New chef owner has upgraded an old favorite. People will still recognized the basic menu, but with new additions and some familiar items prepared differently. Wine list is not large, but great variety and priced very fairly. Single wine pours are more than generous. The escargot was beyond wonderful. Nice specials add to what is already a very good menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    BethesdaVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was our second time dining at Le Vieux Logis since the new chef took over. We were fans of his from when he was at Praline. The our main courses were absolutely delicious. We ordered the skatefish and the lamb shank. Both were excellent- this chef really knows his stuff. The dishes were so nicely seasoned and the sauces were so light and delicate. We started with oysters, which were good and we ordered a souffle of exotic fruits, which was an unexpected treat. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent food
    BillVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Consistently excellent food and service. Charming environment. Best restaurant in Bethesda!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a Disappointment
    gfwareagleVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We went based upon positive reviews. This would have been an ok meal at half the price. Paper placemats with a Seasons Greeting theme the first week of February was out first clue. Onion soup was weak and undistinguished. Service was hit or miss. I ordered a second glass of wine mid way through the meal, never received it, but was charged for it. Food was mediocre at best. My guess is that the owner is selling and has lost interest in pleasing his / her clientele.
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  • Le Vieux Logis is slipping
    Sabrina2
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    This is a quiet restaurant, nice for those of us who wish to talk with our companions rather than dine in deafening silence. It also used to have very fine food. Recent meals have been an attempt at the 'foodie' style of serving dinner as if it were an architectural structure, with everything piled on top of everything else. Tastes are smooshed, not blended, and nothing is as good as it was. Not likely to return.
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  • Perfect Ambience
    ChrisP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our dining experience was truly fantastic. The food, service, and atmosphere provided a perfect opprtunity a delicious, satisfying, romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy bistro
    MarksFriend
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Owners make you feel like you are their special guests--very personalized service. It was clear many in the restaurant were regulars. Great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.