Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.8
1433 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1433 people are saying
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vipMCNguyen
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything is wonderful as always. This is our go-to nice place near our home whenever we want to treat ourselves or have something to celebrate. Most things got worse with the pandemic. This place is one that has really gotten better. And it’s all due to chef Jacques’ vision and creativity on how to survive last year and actually thrive. He kept all the staff, closed the restaurant for most of the winter to paint and renovate, did a lot of take out when they reopened in the spring and have really embraced the outdoor dining concept. Congratulations on creating a beautiful experience

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BELS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, so much that I am already planning our next reservation!!!!

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kjd5966
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We absolutely love to sit on the lawn. Wonderful ambience. The food was wonderful as usual. The service was very good as expected. The reason for four stars in that category is that empty glasses were not cleared away as usual. I had an empty cocktail glass sit on the table for most of the meal.

That was a small thing in an otherwise wonderful evening at a beautiful location. We hope to return soon.

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vipBonnie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The terrace was a perfect setting for our early Sunday dinner. I had the special, Rockfish with Beurre Blanc sauce and fresh vegetables, which was superb! My friend had the beef on the menu, which she liked. Also don’t miss the garlic bread and cottage cheese dipping sauce. Although the the bill is a bit pricey …. It’s definitely worth it, especially during Covid times. I felt perfectly comfortable and able to enjoy the experience! Will definitely go back.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been several years since we have eaten at L’Auberge Chez Francois but the food, service and atmosphere remain superior. We will be returning again for a family dinner in couple weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great classic food.

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Ctoledo
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great ambiance and excellent service. Food and drink good. Modest portions.

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vipBC1995
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as always

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vipDessy
Naples
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very romantic restaurant with beautiful gardens and excellent food and service. It lived up to its reputation!

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vipmargel
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

AA lovely French experience with great food and service by Freddy.

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Vickie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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Gerard
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit in two months, can’t wait for our next evening

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Patti
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband and our daughter’s Birthday. Everything was perfect! We love dining at Jacques, and try to get there as much as possible.

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viphappy
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live just far enough away that Jacques' is not on our usual path but we never miss a chance to dine here whenever life takes us anywhere nearby. It is always perfect; never misses.

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CVBUD12
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful reunion with good friends made better by danni, hugo and the entire staff at jacques. delicious cuisine, chilled french wine and papa’s pilsner, tomatoes from the garden and a tour of chef jacques garden by chef. bravo! 5 plus stars all around!

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vipMaryannH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, perfect meal. Never disappointed. Thank you.

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vipLisaS
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside at Jacque's is a true delight. Great views of the gardens and all the beautiful trees and foliage. Danny takes great care of everyone. Sandra and Angelica provide superlative service to complement the food that is always cooked to perfection. The tomato salad and gazpacho are straight from the garden and are mouthwatering. Soft shell crabs are exquisite. The menu is filled with delicious choices including beef tenderloin, fresh fish, and a burger that is one of the best in the DMV. Every time we go, we fall more in love with Jacque's Brasserie.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We were seated in the brasserie, a much more casual outdoor setting. Every other time we’ve gone we’ve been seated in the more elegant upstairs area, and we pictured that we would enjoy that ambiance for our anniversary.

The food and service were excellent as usual.

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vipdecomom
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

More casual alternative to Chez Francois with similar food. This is traditional country French food in a setting reminiscent of a traditional French bistro.

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trip through the countryside to Great Falls, whether to L'Auberge Chez Francois or Jacques Brasserie, is the beginning of a memorable dining experience. The outdoor setting of the Brasserie is lovely, but because of the hot afternoon we opted to eat indoors. The staff is so welcoming, the drinks (especially the raspberry aperitif) are well made, and the bread service excellent. The menu offers a wide range of different choices for starters and entrees, something for everyone. My lobster salad was delicious with a vanilla flavored dressing. Be sure to save room for dessert! The entire L'Auberge complex is stunning, including its own garden that provides many of the herbs and vegetables that are used in the dishes. The dining room is cozy and intimate. With its beamed ceiling, white walls, and mirrors it is reminiscent of an Alsace experience.

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Meriwether50
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch for a 50th Anniversary celebration. Chef sent out complimentary dessert and champagne.

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vipPAJS
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and such a cafe experience.

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LorinG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Wonderful choice of desserts.

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vipAnneW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Jacques many times and always enjoyed it. On this last occasion, my husband had a medical issue that caused him to leave the table. The staff kept his food warm, and then when I asked for it to be boxed to take with us, presented us with a newly cooked meal. Such kindness in the face of our distress. Thanks to all working that night!

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viphappy
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacques' never disappoints. The surroundings are lively, the food is always perfect, and the service is friendly and helpful. This time of year the dishes are especially enhanced by the beautiful vegetables fresh from the restaurant's own garden.

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vipJulieW
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the interior of Jacques Brasserie best. And we have always loved the food and the wines throughout. The staff could not be better or more attentive. Jorge helped me get the surprise birthday party all organized. It turned out fabulously!!
Husband was surprised and delighted!

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Greatfallz
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. service and ambience. My wife says the halibut was the best ever!

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MichaelG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good classic French offerings in a nearly bucolic setting with attentive servers.

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vipRpvsteve
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacque’s consistently provides superlative French cuisine in a casual environment. It shares the same kitchen as L’Auberge Chez Francois. One of the best dining spots in the USA!!!!!!

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vipDiscerning
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always superb

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KevinU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot, food was fantastic. Great place to celebrate an anniversary!

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wildcat
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always at Chez Francois and the Brasserie, an absolutely perfect union of excellent food, service and ambience. They never disappoint. Freddie the server is a gem and a credit to the high standards at this restaurant.

MB
vipMikeB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday lunch!

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacques never fails to disappoint when it comes to food, service and ambience.

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Roger
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first in-person at the Brasserie and we were impressed! Everything, start to finish, was amazing. We will be back!

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vipGaetanaE
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service superb and the ambience delightful.

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JanetG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience: excellent food and service and al fresco dining on one of the patios is beyond compare. It's like sitting in a garden set in a woodland clearing.

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CriticWannabe
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive waiter. Manager made sure my elderly handicapped father was well taken care of. It couldn’t have been a nicer evening

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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SeeminQ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heavenly desserts! If you only needed one reason, though food, ambiance, service are all equally good reasons :-)

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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.8 stars by 1433 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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