Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois
Chef Jacques Haeringer
The service is wonderful. I continue to enjoy the Brasserie after all these years.
We are long time fans of the main restaurant, this was our first time to the Brasserie. Food just as good, everything wonderful as usual. I will probably only do the main restaurant, though, as I prefer a more quiet setting, and most of the folks were VERY loud as it is more casual.
One of our favorite restaurants. I love the bouillabaisse and sweet breads, but the whole place is a gem.
Loved the entire evening. Went early and was not crowded. Never felt rushed. Melissa is wonderful. It’s been a favorite spot of ours for sometime.
Very good for the money yet the main dining hall with more dishes included n the price of the main dish is much nicer for special occasions.
This is the place to be for excellent food, service and atmosphere.
Always excellent as always Can't wait for next visit
The staff was outstanding! Food was amazing (but smaller portions with less vegetables than the restaurant upstairs). I’d highly recommend for a date night. We’ll definitely be heading back!
As always, a great meal at Jacques. The service is always great and the food is terrific. great restaurant for a special night out.
Has always, and does, set the standards for service, excellently prepared food, wine selection, setting/ambiance, and value. The basis we use to evaluate all others.
Early Xmas dinner with family
Always such a great experience! The best staff and the best food in a beautiful setting. Thank you!
We started at the bar and Pam was our bartender. Who was wonderful. Then made our to the table for an amazing dinner. Everything was spectacular. I highly recommend the Brasserie because it didn't feel stuffy. Very relaxed and casual ambience with great service and delicious food.
A classic in Great Falls Va known for fine dining in the restaurant and more casual fare downstairs. It’s a solid go to and if you want to visit but not make it a big expensive event I recommend Jacques downstairs. Food is good, very good for that location. DC offers plenty of options but it’s such a unique spot in Great Falls that I highly recommend going at least once.
Holidays are a great time of year for dining at the Brasserie! Spectaculator ambiance, great service and very solid food.
Our group of 6 women, celebrating a special birthday for one, thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. The menu provided something excellent for everyone, including those who eat vegetarian foods only. The service was outstanding, despite the packed seating, and the service had valuable suggestions for us. We never felt rushed and felt that we had celebrated the birthday in a special way. This is the first time that I have encountered difficulty with parking at this restaurant, but the staff were most helpful in giving up their own parking spots, so that we could park conveniently.
Always a delight to dine here Cree food is delicious and authentic French country cuisine. .
Jacques' Brasserie gives you that French cafe feel in the heart of Great Falls. Highly recommend this place. Great food and service. Brunch was amazing. I would highly recommend jumping on making a reservation as soon as possible. I have honestly liked everything that I have ever tried here!!
My son in law likes it here. His steak frites and hazelnut soufflé were grand. My daughter enjoyed the trout. I was less pleased with the lobster thermidor. Excellent service throughout.
Always a pleasure being among friendly staff to enjoy delicious food in a warm atmosphere!
Outstanding food and service. Nice intimate casual setting compared to the main restaurant
Very small portions and too expensive! Same old menu — nothing new!
The experience of dining at Jacques' Chez Francois is an institution on the DC-Northern Virginia area - the quality of food, service, and ambiance is extraordinary and never disappoints. The Brasserie affords more intimate and less formal dining, with the same excellence from the kitchen. My calves liver was nothing short of sublime. Even the seasonal mulled wine was simply... special. This kind of dining and the entire experience is to be cherished.
Our first time to Jacques Brasserie and we found it very good. The food was excellent (trout and beef bourguignon), and the wine list is outstanding. Highly recommend the seafood pastry appetizer!
Service was bistro-level: nothing to complain about, and nothing exceptional. The place was totally full at 6:30 on a Friday, including every seat at the small bar (5-6 seats & two small tables in the bar area). But the whole place was mostly empty by 8:00. Plenty of parking on-site. Although Jacques Brasserie is the less expensive adjunct to the white-tablecloth Auberge Chex Francois, it is still pricey enough to be a special occasion destination for us.
Nice spot for a casual lunch.The food and service were beyond compare. I heartily recommend the bouillabaisse, the house special aperitif, and the dark chocolate tart--especially if you are a chocolate lover.
Our go to place for a casual evening or lunch.
Best meal ever, truly! A great choice for special occasions. The service was wonderful as well.
On a cold rainy night, this cozy gem was just right, from great wine to rich French onion soup, mussels et frites and a soufflé and cappuccino to end the night.
The food is exquisite and authentic and the service stellar! This is the best you’ll experience outside of France.
Bottom line - AWSOME ! We have been coming here for over 30’years. Never disappointed! During the holidays it’s a wonderful experience, all decked out for the holidays it’s hard to leave. Pam is an excellent bartender and would highly recommended all her cocktails. My wife had the Apple Mimosa and It was excellent! David is a great server and very attentive to all our needs and offers great wine recommendations. Save room for dessert , chocolate tart and Hazelnut cake out favorites. Another nice feature , is the Gluten Free options from bread at the table , many entrees and dessert.
Sadly, I would say that our meal was mediocre at best. The snails, mussels, and onion soup were good (not great). The mushroom tarte and charcuterie were not good at all.
Very disappointed- we were looking forward to it.
The service was very good and it still is a charming place but that unfortunately does not make up for the less than satisfactory food.
Overpriced dishes, service ok, taste is ok, basement atmosphere doesn’t go with the price
They should fix the acoustics. One loud table can ruin the dining experience.
I LOVE everything about Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois. I love L'Auberge Chez Francois so I love the Brasserie. The Brasserie is a little piece of heaven. It is a smaller version of L'Auberge Chez Francois. I love everyone there. Dany is wonderful. I could sit there all day with a beer and some of their garlic toast w/ cheese. On this occasion I switched things up a little. I got the onion soup which was hearty and wonderful. I got my usual of the roquefort tart which I LOVE. I ordered some frites with hollandaise and finished with my raspberry soufflé'. My husband changed things up a bit. He usually gets the sunday chicken but on this occasion he got the country ham and goat cheese omelet. I took a bite and it was so good! I also tried a new drink that was out of this world - the pumpkin white russian was AMAZING!
This is not my first time dining at the Brasserie. I asked my friends to drive over 25 miles to come meet me here as it was going to be their first visit. This time around, the management didn’t proactively work towards alleviating extremely loud and rude noise problem that came from specific patrons. Even all other patrons were staring in awe at these patrons. We had an extremely difficult time trying to 1) hear the server, 2) place our orders, 3) conversing with each other even when we were practically having to scream at each other while sitting very close to one another already, 4) enjoy our dessert (yes, we even bit the bullet to try to enjoy the dessert time).
Always worth the trip from DC to Great Falls Virginia to dine at L' Auberge Chez Francois Brasserie. The drive once off Route 7 is gorgeous and the Autumn colors make it even more spectacular. Started out with two very dry Grey Goose martinis and appetizer of salmon prepared three different ways. I had the green salad that was crisp, fresh and lightly dressed. She had the duck for an entrée and I had a most superb cassoulet. Bread provided throughout the meal was fresh and old-world style. Bottle of Saint Emillion red wine during the meal. She had espresso and I a black cup of fresh coffee. Magnificent meal and service. Already planning our next reservation!
Service is outstanding, food excellent, and just a great place to spend quality time with friends, family, or a special someone.