Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
1162 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
A NOTE FROM CHEF JACQUES: Given the situation at hand, the uncertainty of the winter months ahead, and with an abundance of caution in mind for our dedicated team and loyal patrons, we have decided to make the difficult decision to hibernate and temporarily pause operations until spring.

Reservations are available until January 17th and will resume March 10, 2021

Merci Beaucoup and Stay Safe!

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
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vipCozyDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous Alsatian French food, which is why we return again and again!

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BrianP
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice weekend drive to get out of DC and pretend you’re in France. Consistently good service and excellent food. Both an excellent food and wine menu.

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CraigT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Jacque’s Brasserie several times and it has never disappointed. I don’t know the name of the Maitre de who covers the Brasserie - he’s been there every time I’ve been and is always fantastic. The food and service were great - my date was impressed

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DianeH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine. Food is excellent and the wait staff is the best

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love each visit we make to Jacques- it is always a treat and so delicious. It’s the best part of our month.

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vipHeather
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely lunch and was so impressed with their food and service. I can't wait to go back after Covid.

I was disappointed that a man sat down while I was enjoying my soufflé and recounted very loudly to his lunch companion how his mother-in-law who is 92 and lives with him and his wife came down with Covid and was admitted to Reston Hospital the day before with covid and pneumonia. I quickly pulled on my mask and motioned the waiter to let me pay from far away. It is absolutely not the restaurants fault, but I was astonished that this happened.

The waiter brought the check and was truly professional about the situation (sympathetic, offered to wrap up the soufflé, asked about the rest of my meal, etc.).

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EugeneS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going there since the 70s. I have never, never ever had a bad experience of any type at this landmark restaurant. Looking forward to returning in March!!!!

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FrankK
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to Chez Francios relatively often. But I must say, this was one of the best meals that we have ever had there. They keep getting better and better. Can wait to see them again in the spring.

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NorthernVirginians
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Jacques’ Brasserie. Part of it is the location away from the maddening crowd in the countryside. The food is always delicious. The service is great but not fussy. And the value is amazing.

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FlakK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been customers since they were on 17th Street. We love this place!! It has a great ambiance, the food is superb and the service is excellent. We're certainly going to miss it during the closing months. Looking forward to their opening in April.

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vipP7070
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Family New Years Eve Dinner (delayed) on Jan. 10 at Jacques Brasserie. The food and service was wonderful as usual. We were able to sit outside on the patio with a heat lamp which was lovely with a view of the gardens and the roaring fire pit. It is amazing to have this French Country Inn right in our backyard!

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SHARONS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating inside of a tent with heaters. Quite comfortable with tables spaced far apart. They also have seating by a firepit, which looked lovely! but cold.
Smaller version of L'Auberge menu, with dinner available as well as apps. Wagu tongue wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening.

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vipAllisonL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Sat outside by the fire pit with one other table also out there. It was in the low 30s, but they tended to the fire throughout the evening, so we never got too cold. Service was fantastic - again, as always.

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vipCozyDeliciousDinner
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice cozy dinner on a cold night, so the French onion soup was perfect as an appetizer. The waiters were very helpful and seemed to anticipate our needs before we could even ask.

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rachaele
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday. Everything we had was phenomenal and the waitstaff was incredibly attentive and sweet. All around wonderful experience. Can't wait to go back.

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PRVA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal! The French Onion Soup is simple perfection. I have dreams about the chive and mushroom crepes...There is something about the fine texture of the filling combined with the tomatoes and truffle sauce which is addictively delectable! The filet mignon is prepared perfectly every time and melts in the mouth. Service is persistently attentive, yet never overbearing. There is a genuine desire for all guests enjoy themselves and Chez Francois never disappoints!

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happyhourguy
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special place. Everyone is so attentive and friendly. On a rainy cold Sunday Jacques is the perfect place to put you in a great mood. Too rainy for the outside fire - normally a favorite stopping place for an before or after dinner cocktail. But the haddock special was cooked perfectly and came with a beautiful array of vegetables. Just a terribly relaxing time with good food - a wonderful setting to spend time with my beautiful partner.

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geetas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny and his team outdid themselves! the Chef did a great job on all the dishes! Salmon was excellent!

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vipkayb
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Jacques’ Brassiere is amazingly accommodating and attentive. We had lunch outside on a warmish sunny winter’s day and it was delightful. Mulled wine and French onion soup helped warm us up from the inside out.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelltfood, service, and atmosphere.

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vipP7070
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely New Years Eve dinner at Jacques Brasserie, sitting outdoors on the patio with heaters. We were surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights and in full view of a roaring firepit. The food was delicious and the service prompt and efficient as always. We already have reservations to return next week for a family Sunday dinner!

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familyman4
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Loved the atmosphere.

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VC44
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always have an amazing meal. We had Papa’s bouillabaisse and it was delicious!

Tables are set apart and we sat outside in a tented area and felt safe.

Ambience is so nice too. You feel like you are in French country inn.

Highly Recommend!

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JamesP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Atmosphere and food are clearly reminiscent of a good brasserie in one of the more upscale arrondissment of Paris. We had the special - grilled halibut with roasted veggies. The Loire sauvignon blanc was a perfect accompanist. Started with some excellent local raw oysters. I finished with my fave - the Grand Marnier souffle. My wife had the Bouche de Noel. Classic holiday dessert. Tasty but really, really rich. Overall, another great experience at this restaurant. Note - you get what you pay for at places like this!

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vipArunieC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brasserie is in a beautiful, well appointed location. It’s cozy downstairs, and the food and service are always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doesn’t get better than this place.

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vipTomt
Hamburg Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 4 eating outside. Jacques has a nice outside area including a heated covered area with good ventilation. I think it is about as safe as it gets eating out. Staff is attentive but mindful of the anxieties covid brings with it. The dining experience from food to service is exceptional. With Danny and Hassan working the front and dedicated people like Jose , Jefferson and Sandra working the bar and tables, it could not be better. They always try and provide a nice experience at Jacques. I would also complement how extensively they can assist those with food allergies like Gluten Free. They also have a friendly online ordering internet site for take away. Please support this great establishment.

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vipYvonneG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual! The fire pit outside was a nice bonus!

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The outdoor seating at the Brasserie is perfect, and I’m sure the fire pit is inviting when it’s lit.
The meal was exceptional as it usually is there.

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vipMoonbeamMcSwine
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is cozy in winter, but is always a special place to go. Food and service are always excellent.

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vipolderfoodie
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given, the pandemic, the outside dining in the tent was very well done. Food and service was excellent. It is getting cold and the flaps on the tent were closed, but the door to the tent was opened somewhat frequently, which made us feel more comfortable in our efforts to avoid eating under indoor conditions for the present.

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catherinea
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were eating outside due to Covid. It was a very windy day. The food and service were amazing.

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vipYvonneG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration, wonderful food and service.

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vipCowboyGirl
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love a visit to Jacques’ Brasserie! The food and service never disappoint and they are doing a great job complying with COVID restrictions! Love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The waiter brought me the wrong dish
It wasn’t what I wanted & it was $20 more

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McDillon
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during Covid, L'Auberge excels. Well worth the drive to Great Falls.

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BeatrizO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third visit in the past few months as I now live closer. I will definitely patronize the Brasserie more often as it is more casual than the L’Auberge however still offering excellent service. 🤩

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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 1162 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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