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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois, Great Falls, VA

Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4.9
1663 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

Restaurants in Alsace traditionally have a formal main dining room as well as a casual dining room known locally as a weinstube or brasserie. At the brasserie, diners may enjoy traditional, hearty Alsatian dishes in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. These friendly establishments are immensely popular with Alsatians and visiting them is always the best part of my trips back to Alsace. I opened Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez François to bring the tastes and comforts of the Alsatian brasserie to Great Falls.

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Booked 63 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm
    Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
    Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 759-3800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jacques Haeringer

  • Neighborhood

    Great Falls

  • Cross street

    Beach Mill Road

  • Parking details

    There is an onsite parking lot with direct access to the brasserie.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 1,663 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. R

    Rich

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service and ambiance. Enjoyed the food but the steak au poivre a bit gristly. Desserts excellent.

  2. BF

    BarryF

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A truly perfect experience. Danny greeted us warmly. Jose made terrific cocktails. And. Sandra's service was the art of perfection. We shared a smoked salmon platter, then had mussels and lobster, followed by a wonderful dessert. We cannot wait to come back.

  3. s

    shmaud

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time, food, drinks and ambience.

  4. d

    davidk

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always wonderful!!

  5. TD

    ThomasD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service and great food. Celebrated a retirement with a personalized cake made by their own pastry chef! Fantastic!

  6. u

    unionlawyer

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We were 5 adults, a 4 year old and a baby. Restaurant staff were very accommodating and did everything possible to make the dinner a pleasant experience. Food was excellent. My only criticism is that it would have been nice if they offered some less expensive options for children.

  7. G

    Gourmande

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Loved the ambience with French overtones. Food a bit salty and greasy. Great service but rather expensive overall. Good venue for special occasions.

  8. HS

    HansS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The carry out burger we took home was ordered as medium but was well done!!

  9. VC

    VannessaC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and service. We went for our 12th anniversary and we’re treated with great hospitality from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The food is absolutely delicious. Thank you for making our evening memorable.

  10. RR

    RonaldR

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The team is always top performing. Would rather keep it a “secret” but it is outstanding in every way!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite restaurant in the entire WDC-Northern VA area. Amazing as always.

  12. B

    Beastlet

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, and the food is always wonderful. If I could mainline the savory cottage cheese they offer with the bread, I most certainly would. I love having this gem in my neighborhood. ♥️

  13. NV

    NoVAfoodlover

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This continues to be a true favorite for us. Everything is well done. The oysters, rockfish and crab cake were all superb. We are fortunate to have Jacques' Brasserie as a truly pleasant place to dine.

  14. JB

    JoeB

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food. Brasserie has same food as restaurant - different is that Brasserie is all carte as opposed to prix price multi course meal.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impromptu lunch with my husband on a rainy day. We both really enjoyed our Sunday lunch and will definitely visit again. Such a cozy and inviting space. Servers were very friendly and attentive.

  16. AM

    AnnMT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went yesterday for a 1:30 Brunch and the service was impeccable. The outdoor dining with a view of the herb garden was delightful. Everything we ate was outstanding.

  17. FR

    FredR

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The weather was brilliant so we sat outside on the lawn. As a celiac I appreciate the number of GF options so clearly identified. I had the duxelle stuffed crepe (traditional buckwheat flour) and "Papas Bouliabaise". Of course Grand Marnier souffle for dessert. Still smiling!

  18. OT

    OlgaT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The French onion soup was very disappointing

  19. LS

    LisaS

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The patio and outdoor dining area is the place to be this time of year. The grounds are gorgeous. My favorite appetizer is back on the menu. Fresh asparagus with ham and melted Gruyere cheese. A simple yet elegant dish expertly prepared. The salmon was executed perfectly to my rare request with vegetables and beurre blanc sauce. Sandra provides wonderfully attentive service. Danny always finds the perfect wines to complement each course. Always a great dining experience.

  20. M

    Melissa

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely, covered outdoor experience. Excellent, thoughtful service and presentation of high quality, authentic Alsatian meal. Merci!

  21. RP

    RichardP

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Intimate indoor seating or beautiful outdoor seating.

  22. M

    Marco

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience in all respects. Food, service and ambiance were all top notch. And maybe the best cheesecake I’ve ever had.

  23. F

    Food1

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a superb experience; food and service exceptional! Best food of any restaurant we've eaten at anywhere in the world.

  24. V

    Vaylo

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It has been a while since we had dined at the Bistro and it was outstanding in every way possible. The food was incredible and service impeccable. Loved the new outdoor area! The energy of the staff and clientele made this a true dining experience

  25. v

    virginiadiner14

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Seafood Pasta entree was over cooked and white sauce was sweet. Not very good. Other food was very good. Lovely outdoor seating in a beautiful day!

  26. SB

    SpencerB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The day was cool but not cold, the sun was out but not in our faces, the service was excellent but not intrusive and the food was excellent as always. Who could ask for more?

  27. DW

    DoriW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous evening. Beautiful night outside. Great service. Marvelous food.

  28. DG

    DGrayS

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a lovely and uniquely charming restaurant that takes many of its cuisine and hospitality cues from its older sibling and next-door neighbor (the legendary L'Auberge Chez Francois). The Brasserie's venue is beautifully but simply appointed; the vibe is somehow both casual and elegant at once; the food is exquisite, and the wait staff are warm and intent upon making a diners' experience excellent and memorable. I look forward to returning soon ... particularly since one can only try so many dishes at a single sitting!

  29. TV

    TerriV

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous Easter meal! Started off with a passionfruit martini which was outstanding then moved on to our main courses which consisted of the filet and lobster. Our main dishes were amazing! For dessert we got the opera cake and chocolate tart which was also fantastic. Excellent service as well!

  30. J

    Jennifer

    Washington DC

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoor seating venue for amazingly prepared food. Always delicious, great service and a lovely wine and cocktail list.

  31. GC

    GregoryC

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a wonderful evening - as always at Jacques Brasserie. The staff is great. The place catapults you to the French countryside. The food was excellent. For the first time, I tried the Steak Poivre - it was truly excellent and perfectly prepared. Also, the asparagus/ham appetizer was quite tasty. All in all, a very good evening.

  32. LB

    LisbethB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect way to spend my 60th birthday! Food and service were top notch! Will definitely be back!

  33. NV

    NoVaGS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We were here to celebrate 3 April birthdays, one of which was last night. I made note of that in the comments when I booked the reservation. In the past when we’ve come for an occasion, some recognition was given for the event but not this time. No “happy birthday” greeting, no candle in our soufflé dessert, no special birthday dessert (which we’ve received in the past). Very disappointed since one of the birthdays was the guest we brought. Guess we’ll have to find a different special occasion place for next time!

  34. v

    vadiner14

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best French food in the DC area. Everything is always perfect. The staff is amazing. Try a soufflé!

  35. m

    morgan46

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely classic location--would return in a heartbeat--just a couple of concerns--the lobster salad was decidedly underwhelming --a rather meager amount --I would add something beyond the verts and improve the lettuce used --burgers were excellent and the ambiance first rate however

  36. PB

    PetradB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive but not overbearing service. Great location. Wonderful outdoor seating options. Lovely, quiet place for a warm Spring day. Good food.

  37. EY

    EdwardY

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, delicious food, great service, wonderful ambience. Highly recommended.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a perfect experience.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot as always.

  40. v

    vadiner14

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best French food in the DC area, It's as good as it gets.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 1663 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

332 Springvale Road Great Falls, VA 22066

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Beach Mill Road

  • Neighborhood

    Great Falls

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm
    Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
    Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is an onsite parking lot with direct access to the brasserie.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jacques Haeringer

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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