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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.8
420 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.

Chef Jacques Haeringer
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:30am – 1:30 pm
Sunday: Open all day from 11:00am – 7:30 pm

Dinner:
Tuesday – Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm – 7:30pm

Brunch:
Saturday: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 759-3800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jacques Haeringer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beach Mill Road
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Parking details
There is an onsite parking lot with direct access to the brasserie.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 420 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The Brasserie noise is a real non- starter. The noise level of a sports bar. I would never recommend it to anyone who wanted to have a conversation. I will never dine there, only the main dining room which is delightful.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food wonderful like there classic restaurant.had the mushroom crepe appetizer, the gorgonzola tart (which was the best) and a tuna tartar special for apps. All great. Nice drink menu. Bouillabaisse and veal scaloppini were wonderful, as was a sea bass special. Dessert and coffee superb as well. A little too noisy for my taste, but a cute space below L'Auberge, and you don't need to really dress up.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always a wonderful evening with service, food and ambiance second to none in the Washington, DC area.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Have been to the Brasserie many times - love the alternative to a 5 course meal!
The seats can get uncomfortable - but I guess they don’t want you to tarry :-)

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food and amazing service. Could not recommend more

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent service and consistently good food. Authentic Alsacian ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

It was a gorgeous day and we elected to eat on the patio. The scenery, the food, the service were all excellent. Wonderful way to share time with friends.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Overall we had a great experience. We loved the cozy atmosphere and would definitely come back. Food was wonderful, bartenders were kind and attentive. *One thing that could of been better explained/handled was our special request for our Anniversary. During the online reservation setup, I was asked for any special requests. We requested to have a few fresh flowers put on the table. I got no call or email stating that this would be a problem or if any prior arrangement needed to be setup. When I asked the server about my request he said he would look into it and that we'd have to pay for the flowers (which I assumed from the get go). After coming back to the table, he mentioned that they could not do the request and that "We are not a florist". This was extremely rude and unprofessional. I would have liked a prior call or email stating our request could not be honored or that special arrangements needed to be made with a local florist.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

First date

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food , courteous and attentive service, friendly wait staff. This is one place you need on your list for good dining experience

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This is a review of the happy hour only - we were two couples, and went for the happy hour only. This was a great way to get a taste of the menu!

The food was excellent (and great prices on the happy hour menu) and the service was excellent.

But be aware that the happy hour menu is available only in the bar area, and the bar area is tiny.

Two small two-seat tables, and maybe 6 seats at the bar. That's it. and it is wedged into a corner of the room, so if the seats are filled, there's really not much room to stand, without spilling into the dining area itself.

In short, its a great happy hour and a great opportunity to experience the food of L'auberge Chez Francois at very reasonable prices, as long as you're one of the 10 or so people who can fit into the bar area.

if not, then you're out of luck, or you can sit at table in the dining room (and pay full price for the privilege)

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Intimate setting. Tiny space but food was delicious! Exactly what you’d expect from a brasserie! Will come back!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Our waiter was delightful, they knew how to make my favorite cocktail, our food was excellent, the atmosphere was warm and it was a very good value.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Terrific service and declicous lunch. A hidden gem in beautiful Great Falls!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Lovely evening ... be aware there are no table cloths here and the small area with plates clanging on the tables can be loud...add children and parties of >2, it can be hard to hear.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois is amazing. We are regulars. You get all the sophistication of L'Auberge Chez Francois with a more casual and relaxed feel. The menu is just as large and a' la carte. When I have friends in town I take them to L'Auberge Chez Francois. But when I just want to throw a pair of jeans on and have a great meal with drinks and maybe even sit at the bar, I go to Jacques'. I could stay there all day. I take my time when I go and soak up the special feel of the whole building. You can go upstairs and look at the beautiful desserts, go out to view Jacques' gorgeous gardens full of the beautiful veggies you eat in the restaurant and it's great people watching. Jacques loves his restaurants whether upstairs or down, you will see him walk through. He loves his customers and always thanks them for coming in. He is very personable. Now to the food - amazing - on this visit I had the best pea soup of my life. My favorites are the lentil and the pea. I always get the roquefort tart. I never tire of it. I always ask for more garlic toast and cheese. I always get the raspberry souffle' for dessert. Although I love when I have a birthday because I also get the meringue with ice cream. My husband got the chicken on this visit. He decided to change up from the hamburger that he always gets which by the way is rated one of the best hamburgers in the metro area. The chicken he got was beautiful. It was white chicken shredded with beautiful mushrooms and the best cream sauce stuffed into a puff pastry. Veggies accompanied it. I don't eat chicken but he gave me a bite of the mushrooms with the cream sauce and puff pastry, it was heaven. He scrapped the plate. The drinks are always wonderful. I always get the Le Picon Biere which is 1664 beer and picon. My husband loves trying the cocktails and usually gets an after dinner wine. The service is the best. As my English friend says "it's proper service".

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This is our go-to for incredible food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Always wonderful. Loved our server and the food is consistently delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois was a wonderful dining experience, as it has been every time! An intimate room, fine food and drink, exceptional service. Once plums are back in season, all aspects of the food will reach outstanding heights. Regular menu entrees and specials are all special! An excellent 'foodie' destination.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This wonderful restaurant deserves every accolade it receives. I have been eating at Chez François for decades and it has improved (if that is possible - hard to improve on perfection). The food is simply prepared, fresh, and delicious. If you are looking for a pretentious "carrot essence" type of restaurant you might want to consider another place. But, you would be missing out on beautiful surroundings, excellent service, and great old world style food prepared with care by a real chef using fresh ingredients. In season, "local" means produce from the huge garden on the restaurant grounds.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Always a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing!!! The Brasserie is just spectacular food and top notch service. Thank you for making my husband's birthday memorable.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. I would recommend to anyone looking for good food in a relaxed atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As always, loved it- esp outside for lunch on the first warm day this spring. Was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The Patio at Jacques is a wonderful dining experience. If you want to really relax and enjoy those you are with as well as authentic, top notch food and service, come out to Jacques.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

While I love dining at L'Auberge Chez-Francois, which is upstairs, I was really thrilled to try Jacques' Brasserie for a less formal experience. The food was up to the high standards of the shared kitchen and the service was excellent. My friend and I enjoyed a long casual dinner and never were rushed. I totally loved the excellent bouillabaisse - its fragrant broth still makes my mouth water. Be assured I will make this a regular dining spot.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Cozy intimate old world!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Love L'Auberge!! The food, atmosphere and service is beyond excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food is as good as upstairs at the main restaurant. The atmosphere is casual but the menu is extensive and the service is impeccable.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great Falls finest! Great menu, service and food. Love it!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Magnifique !

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Surprisingly good! As a guy who prefers casual dining WITHOUT neckties and plenty of good food, I entered this establishment with the expectation that I would pay too much for too little and go home hungry. But, hey, as long as my wife has a good time then what the heck, right? I am happy to report that I had a really excellent meal...not even kidding. My wife was very happy with the meal and we had a great time. I recommend you give this place a try. It was really good.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We have been to L'Auberge many, many times, both upstairs and at the Brasserie and this was the very first time I was disappointed. Nothing major, just some annoyances. We ordered cocktails first. I ordered mine on the rocks, but it came straight up. Not a big deal, and easily remedied.

The real problem was with my food order. I ordered the lobster and asparagus salad which normally comes with a vanilla vinaigrette dressing. I asked instead to have it with a regular vinaigrette as I do not like the sweet taste of the vanilla. When my salad arrived, it was covered with vanilla vinaigrette so, of course, I sent it back expecting they would remake the salad. So the salad arrived and it became immediately clear that rather than remaking the salad, they had just wiped off the vanilla dressing and added regular vinaigrette. I could still taste the vanilla. Not the attention to detail we usually experience. We will be back, but surprised to have this experience.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Jacques is our “go to” spot for good reason. Authentic, comfortable, with great attention to the diners. Jacques is a personable and professional restauranteur.

This is unique vs very capable places where the face at the place is working for a remote owner/boss. If you want a great dining experience, Chez Francois/ Jacques Brasserie, is a good choice.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Wonderful ambience, food and service, a pleasure to visit and eat here, as always!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always a wonderful time - and sometimes we cannot resist the wonderful over-the-top burgers

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We've eaten upstairs dozens of times over the years...and have never been disappointed. Because we live in Reston, you are very convenient to us. We have always loved your food, service, ambience, care in presentation and sincerity in wanting our party to be completely satisfied. You've achieved the same high standards at Jacques. We had a wonderful meal and loved every minute of our evening with you. We're already planning our next time together. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent food, with super service, in a lovely and quiet atmosphere. A bit of a hike from our home in Maryland, but always worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We always enjoy it and this occasion was no exception. Good food, great service.

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