Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.8
487 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Good for Birthdays
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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
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was our second trip to L'Auberge, the first time being many years ago, and it was our first time to the Brasserie. We loved it. The atmosphere was superb, the food was delicious, and the staff were warm and friendly. And, as an added pleasant surprise, we saw Danny who used to be our favorite waiter at the long gone LeCanard. We would greatly recommend this place. It certainly won't be years before we are back.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Excellent food and service were marred by a family with very young and noisy children. Though there was probably little if anything that the restaurant could do, Great Falls is too far to drive for meals that can’t be enjoyed.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2018

I was expecting more varieties of wine by the glass. The server was quite nice and brought 2 samples of red wine, but none were any good, the she called someone else who recommended another red -- having said that, I had 2 glasses of wine, one glass of white for $10 and one glass of red for $26 and both were great. The vegetables were overdone, but still good. The appetizer portions are quite big in comparison to the size of entree, and I much preferred my appetizer to the main meal which was a steak -- I have had better steaks. Maybe next time, I will order 2 appetizers.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Food and service were excellent. We are never disappointed with this restaurant

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois is amazing spot downstairs that is like a little piece of the upstairs. The service and food is as beautiful and excellent as upstairs. I love having brunch at Jacques. Dany is amazing. I enjoy seeing him every time. He knows exactly what my husband and I like to drink and eat. He is excellent. Lately I have been enjoying the outside patio for dining. I have been getting the same table outside that overlooks the conversation area and the beautiful gardens. My favorite drink at Jacques is Le Picon Bière (Amer Siedel). My husband loves the Sage Cape Cod. The garlic toast is accompanied by cottage cheese. It's wonderful. I absolutely LOVE the soups especially the split pea and my other favorite is the lentil. Beautifully prepared. On this occasion, I got the cheese omelet and potatoes. My husband got the cheese omelet with the tomato salad. The tomatoes were very fresh. For dessert I opted for the cheesecake that was so light and fluffy. My husband got the peach melba that he said was amazing. Jacques is our little piece of heaven. We always enjoy it and feel relaxed.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

L’Auberge is our favorite restaurant, the Brasserie our second favorite! Outstanding food is served in a casual atmosphere.

Our meal was perfect...with the slight exception of an entree price under-quoted by $5.00. We chose a lobster with citrus dish that we have enjoyed upstairs several times, that is not on the Brasserie menu, the waiter quoted $47.00. We were charged $52.00. Careless on the waiter’s part to quote a price, and not notice the more than 10% difference in price.

Did we ask for a refund? No. We should have, could have, but the dining room is small and I did not want to spoil an otherwise memorable evening with my wife. Were we overcharged? Don’t know!

If management is reading this, you should discuss this faux pas with the waiter.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The Brasserie is just tremendous. There really is nothing like it in Northern Va. The main reststurant is world famous. The Brasserie is so much fun.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Always excellent. Have been coming for years and will continue to go. Never had anything other than a wonderful experience.

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2.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Don’t get the burger. Its terrible. Way too much filler!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

This is a must for fine dining. Every bite of every dish we have had is extraordinarily good.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Local treasure. Amazing food quality and so delicious. The more formal Chez Francois is always incredible especially for a special occasion. Jacques Brasserie is fresh and fun - our favorite place for date night or lunch. The outdoor patio is lovely!! They never fail to deliver superior quality food!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Always a treat but would enjoy seeing more of a variety on the plate as far as side vegetables. It was a birthday dinner celebration and usually they are so attentive to that- this time they were not.
I enjoyed seeing more female staff members there !

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The Brasserie brings the same great food, quality, ambience and service as L'Auberge in a much more relaxed context and with a simpler menu...the only drawback is the small room tends to be noisy when full (most peak times)...

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We had a wonderful birthday lunch outside on the patio for my daughter’s birthday. It could not have been more delicious or lovely!!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Our favorite. Same excellent food served upstairs, but less formal.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We look forward to working our way through the menu. So many delicious dishes to choose from.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Lovely dinner outside in celebration of mine and my Mom’s birthdays. The weather, service, food, ambiance were top notch, as always!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

It’s always a fabulous experience! Perfect!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

L'Auberge and Jacques Brasserie are so consistently great, we have been going regularly for years. If you like French cuisine, this is the best you can get in DC. The outdoor patio is a little slice of Provence, when the weather is nice there's no better place to enjoy your meal! I don't have favorites on the menu, because every single item is wonderful. If you've never visited, you should go. If you have, go back soon!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Best night of the Summer La Fresco. Great food, casual elegance and, service supreme.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Went for wife's birthday. Great food, excellent service, wonderful ambiance. Would highly recommend it for lunch or dinner. The Brasserie is more casual than upstairs.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food was delicious and our server was very professional and friendly, although a bit hurried. However, the staff forgot one of the most important yet basic table manners - plates are not to be cleared while people are still eating. For the type of restaurant this is and for the amount of money spent on a meal, the staff should know better.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Consistently excellent. I have been going to Chez Francois for 38 years and always havev a wonderful experience. Jacques is equally wonderful but more casual. Looking forward to dining here again soon.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Sunday evening at 7:30 - volume was overwhelming as we walked in. Small room and tables are very close. We were a party of 4. It really was not easy nor pleasant to talk until some tables began to clear out. This was not our first time, and won't be our last, but we usually just go as a pair. Aside from that... lovely venue, fantastic food, and amazing service.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food and service were excellent. Only problem was that, since there was a major rain storm outside, the restaurant lost power and couldn’t run credit cards. They took credit card number and phone number and promised to call the next day with info on the total charge before charging the credit card. The credit card was charged but no one called. Put a bit of a damper (no pun intended) on the evening. Restaurants should follow up as promised.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

I had lunch with a friend on the patio. Beautiful day; not too hot and the ambience was perfect. My friend had medallions of beef, salad and roasted vegetables; I had escargot(sooooooo delicious, tender and sweet; not too garlicky). All vegggies from their onsite garden! And for dessert we shared a very wonderfully decadent chocolate torte- a MUST if you are a chocolate lover! Service was friendly and attentive. I have eaten dinner upstairs before, but this was my first time at The Brassiere. Up or down, you will have a diners delight!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

A spectacular meal on the lower Patio. The weather was perfect

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We had a great time and the chef really made our daughter’s birthday special by sending her a special dessert on the house!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Awesome as always...lovely dining experience!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Love this place. Wonderful authentic French food. Absolutely delicious. Soufflé to die for! Great service.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Beautiful! This is one of my favorite places to be. I love it. We sat outside this time. It was a beautiful day with a beautiful setting/view. We looked at the gardens as we enjoyed our food and drinks. I got my favorite drink - Le Picon Bière (Amer Siedel). My husband got his - Sage Cape Cod. I could eat the cottage cheese and garlic toast all day. I got my Warm Roquefort Tart which is so delicious. It is light while being hearty if that makes sense. I opted for something a little different this time for another course - Chive Crepe Stuffed with Duxelle Wild Mushrooms. It was so good. My husband always gets the Sunday Chicken - Classic Vol au Vent. I don't eat meat but I always take a bite. The sauce is heaven. I wrapped up my meal with what I always get the raspberry souffle. Beautiful and dreamy. I love the hot raspberry sauce. As we were paying I overheard some of my favorite words ever - the soup of the evening is Split Pea. I got a bowl to go. It was my lunch the next day. I cannot tell you how much I love the Split Pea soup. The other soup I love that he makes is the Lentil Soup. I could have those soups all the time.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Awesome! Everything was fantastic!

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was outstanding as always. The service was a bit inattentive.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Outstanding food and service as always! Celebrated a birthday and as always, a great choice for the occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Always a great meal with Chef Jacques. We like the French-themed atmosphere and the ability to get fresh vegetables grown in the garden at the meal. The garlic bread with cottage cheese, house aperitifs, escargots, mesclun salad, and excellent French wines and desserts are always a highlight. We imagine that we are in a wonderful French bistro across the ocean and just catch up on what is going on in our lives.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Outstanding food and service, great drinks, and all for a very reasonable cost.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

As always, the menu and food was excellent and their service superb!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Excellent food, wine, ambiance/charm/decor, and service, for a very reasonable price. Overall - excellent!

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