Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
1321 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 1321 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CeciliaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special in most every way! From the curb appeal to the last mouth watering bite of the chocolate torte desert, this was a top 10 dinning experience. My wife and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and we are so happy to have enjoyed this experience.

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zippymd
Pinehurst
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful meal in a beautiful country setting overlooking gardens. Pace of service allows diners to enjoy the occasion of fine dining.

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StuartE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is truly a treasure that we are privileged to have in our area. Everything is top notch. We look forward to going here.

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Dahlia
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner and our waitress enhanced the evening. Thanks

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KKAnniversary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an Excellent meal and evening out. The new outdoor dining area is charming.

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MargaretK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, and even though one person had strict diet restrictions the staff was wonderful in accommodating her. We were treated with utmost respect and made to feel welcomed as if we were family members.

Thank you for continuing to be there for us. We wouldn’t go anywhere else for French food.

Margaret

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JimH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is rare to find perfection in a dining experience—every dish was outstanding. The service was the best I have ever had! It is great to have a more casual atmosphere to experience food this elegant and fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Restaurant didn't honor our open table reservation. Said we didn't have a reservation they did get us a table but it wasn't for the outside table we reserved

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JamesH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fredy did a great job as our waiter! Jacques' Brasserie continues the great tradition of L'Auberge

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tantrimmer
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most beautiful lunch outside at the Bistro. Lunch was really good--we started with the caesar salad which was excellent! Two diners in our group had hamburgers and fries and they were wonderful...another had the trout, and I had the salmon. We all had a special day--we were celebrating a birthday.

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vipCapitolHill
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on the lawn at Chez Francois is always a great treat.

Terrific food. Well spaced tables.

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vipRobertF
Washington DC
175 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful dining experience in beautiful surroundings. Thank you.

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leos
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the Brasserie.
We celebrated an anniversary as we have done in the past at the upstairs restaurant.
Would highly recommend either dining experience.
Understanding that you are still recovering from the COVID crisis, we did find the menu limited but were able to choose options

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Server gave us a very well-timed experience and nice recommendations. Food and cocktails were superb. The violet gimlet tasted like summer in a glass.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening on the back stone patio of the Brasserie! Danny and his team do a wonderful job! Highly recommend for any sort of evening!

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viphappyhappyjoyjoy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, perfect ambiance

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PaulT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb “old World” atmosphere. Great Service and delicious food.

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Carly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent presentation, meals cooked perfectly. Interesting flavor combinations, such as basil margarita and coffee beans in Sambuca. Attentive, well-trained wait staff. Entire experience made for a very special evening for our family.

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PaulW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is really a very special place, with perfectly prepared and interesting food, outstanding service in a hospitable setting.

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vipCaroline
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent (escargot, seafood appetizer, mushroom crepe, onion soup, chocolate torte, veal entree). Greens comes from their own garden and things like ice cream are made from scratch. Wish there was a little bigger menu/choices or more periodic changes because we end up having a few items over and over again as we prefer Jacques Brasserie to the more formal L'Auberge upstairs. Whether eating cosy inside or outside, the ambience is lovely.

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Marty
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic French. Excellent and unusual gluten free options for a person with Celiac’s in our party.

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vipInconsistent
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

L’Auberge excels at hospitality. Warm greetings, measured and professional service. Beautifully prepared food.

The Brasserie was not busy (ie “full”), but the members of a large party were loud, disconcertingly loud!

My wife and I each had the citrus lobster entree, not on the Brasserie menu, available as an entree since it is on the L’Auberge menu. Other than the very firm and unripe kiwi, the entree was wonderful. We each had the Grand Marnier soufflé, and they were excellent.

The only disappointment was the organic mixed green salad. The portion was disappointedly small for the price. One ounce of baby greens, one crouton and the dressing. Overpriced and to be avoided!

More often than not our meals at L’Auberge are 5-star events. We always anticipate a memorable dining experience and we always leave with a smile.

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vipMomAJA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful location to celebrate a birthday and being fully vaccinated! Food and drinks were perfection!

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vipDiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Mediocre at best. Portions are very small and not worth the price tag. Service was ok but rushed even though place was empty.

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TommyL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and the setting is very romantic....

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Suzanne
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok. I hoped for more. The table was small and the area was loud next to the bar. The snails were ok, not great. The fish was pretty good.

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vipTanyaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the D.C./VA area.

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vipFifali
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipKate
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacques' Brasserie upholds all of the wonderful characteristics of the original Chez Francois (yes, some of us who enjoyed Francois' cuisine on Connecticut Avenue are still around)! The food was excellent, the service fabulous. And the outdoor setting is delightful. So happy to be visiting again!!

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StephenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, lovely service in a quiet cozy setting

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vipAwful
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We love chez Francois and the brasserie. However, this visit was a disappointment. With all the work done recently they overlooked the tile table tops. Missing and discolored grout is not appealing. The seat cushions were probably there since it opened. The veal scallopini was great. The oysters were not up to the usual fabulous standard. They were dirty and full of tiny shells. The shrimp were small and tasteless with the over powering tomato sauced risotto. The waiter was hard to understand and he was not up to the job

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the very kind waiters! Made my friend feel special for her birthday!

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vipJmc4152
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service food and ambiance were very good. And we will return. One suggestion: we were sitting by a window, a lovely table, but the window sill needs attention as there were at least 2 dead flies on the sill. The staff needs to pay attention to those small things.

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SallyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional evening!

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vipRose
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect French food at a lovely country location! We love to come to both the upstairs dining and the downstairs Brasserie that has the same food but a la carte. Enjoy!

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vipDesignComfort
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent at L'Auberge. Can't go wrong. One of the best restaurants in greater DC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lobster thermador in NOVA.
Chef Jacques is always in too of his game

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MargaretB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always outstanding which is why we keep coming back.

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vipJSchultz
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time here! Beautiful dining, inside and out. Perfect French cuisine and impeccable service.

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ParI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always the best. Never disappoints. I have been going there for over 30 years.

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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 1321 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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