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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.8
437 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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
What 437 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent location for a delicious lunch on a lovely spring day.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was perfect weather to sit outdoors and the setting wonderful. Service and food were exceptional. With a group of friends and service not intrusive but attentive. Will go back!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

You can not go wrong with this restaurant. Casual, great food, friendly service as well as elegant. They go the extra mile to ensure your dinning experience is relaxed and enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

As always a wonderful dining experience. Great food and Jacque and his staff treat customers like they are family and very special people. A real treat.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Outside seating was lovely and quiet.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great special event venue .Fabulous food; great service.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

It was a beautiful day so we ate outside on the patio. Wonderful meal shared with special friends.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Decent food -
But the ambiance is very disappearing. Dark and enclosed.
Also, tried to make a reservation for 6 pm, but Open Table only let me book for 5 or 7. The restaurant was absolutely empty at 5 and by 6, only a few tables were taken.

Very disappointed in the experience - food was good, but for the ambiance, I honestly can't recommend it.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Always an exceptional experience! The Brasserie is a wonderful venue for long lunches with good friends and/or "date nights"! :-)

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Jacques is one of our local favorite places for a great meal with great service. Just casual enough to not worry about what we wear. The bouillabaisse is out of this work with flavor and tender seafood. We also like their fish special of the day.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

One of our favorites. The food is great. Same as the main restaurant but a la carts.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Staff went out of their way to enhance our birthday celebration - this restaurant is always a favorite for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Service was a bit slow - don't know if they were short-staffed that night, but our waiter was slammed. Servers were not as "on top of things" as they usually are.

Soft shell crabs were superb!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Alsatian dishes prepared and served to a very high standard. Ambiance is extraordinary. A special dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Fabulous, as always! Grabbed a late lunch on Sunday with a bunch of girlfriends. Sat outside as it was such a nice day. Food and atmosphere were both amazing! After eating, we took a little stroll and looked at the gardens.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We love Jacques. Service is the best! Manny makes sure everything is ship shape and up to par. He knows what my husband and I drink and eat. Today we had Edwin. He was excellent. We saw Jacques. You will never see an owner/Chef more involved in their restaurant. He cares so much for his customers. He cares about every detail. Just another reason to love this restaurant. I changed up what I usually get. I had the best omelet with pomme frites and hollandaise. I love the raspberry soufflé and get it each time. My husband got the Sunday chicken which is lovely. It has a beautiful cream sauce and puff pastry. Jacques is a relaxing little piece of heaven.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The Brasserie noise is a real non- starter. The noise level of a sports bar. I would never recommend it to anyone who wanted to have a conversation. I will never dine there, only the main dining room which is delightful.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food wonderful like there classic restaurant.had the mushroom crepe appetizer, the gorgonzola tart (which was the best) and a tuna tartar special for apps. All great. Nice drink menu. Bouillabaisse and veal scaloppini were wonderful, as was a sea bass special. Dessert and coffee superb as well. A little too noisy for my taste, but a cute space below L'Auberge, and you don't need to really dress up.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

As always a wonderful evening with service, food and ambiance second to none in the Washington, DC area.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Have been to the Brasserie many times - love the alternative to a 5 course meal!
The seats can get uncomfortable - but I guess they don’t want you to tarry :-)

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food and amazing service. Could not recommend more

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent service and consistently good food. Authentic Alsacian ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

It was a gorgeous day and we elected to eat on the patio. The scenery, the food, the service were all excellent. Wonderful way to share time with friends.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Always a delightful evening. Service, menu and ambiance is always wonderful.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Overall we had a great experience. We loved the cozy atmosphere and would definitely come back. Food was wonderful, bartenders were kind and attentive. *One thing that could of been better explained/handled was our special request for our Anniversary. During the online reservation setup, I was asked for any special requests. We requested to have a few fresh flowers put on the table. I got no call or email stating that this would be a problem or if any prior arrangement needed to be setup. When I asked the server about my request he said he would look into it and that we'd have to pay for the flowers (which I assumed from the get go). After coming back to the table, he mentioned that they could not do the request and that "We are not a florist". This was extremely rude and unprofessional. I would have liked a prior call or email stating our request could not be honored or that special arrangements needed to be made with a local florist.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

First date

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food , courteous and attentive service, friendly wait staff. This is one place you need on your list for good dining experience

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This is a review of the happy hour only - we were two couples, and went for the happy hour only. This was a great way to get a taste of the menu!

The food was excellent (and great prices on the happy hour menu) and the service was excellent.

But be aware that the happy hour menu is available only in the bar area, and the bar area is tiny.

Two small two-seat tables, and maybe 6 seats at the bar. That's it. and it is wedged into a corner of the room, so if the seats are filled, there's really not much room to stand, without spilling into the dining area itself.

In short, its a great happy hour and a great opportunity to experience the food of L'auberge Chez Francois at very reasonable prices, as long as you're one of the 10 or so people who can fit into the bar area.

if not, then you're out of luck, or you can sit at table in the dining room (and pay full price for the privilege)

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Intimate setting. Tiny space but food was delicious! Exactly what you’d expect from a brasserie! Will come back!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Our waiter was delightful, they knew how to make my favorite cocktail, our food was excellent, the atmosphere was warm and it was a very good value.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Terrific service and declicous lunch. A hidden gem in beautiful Great Falls!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Lovely evening ... be aware there are no table cloths here and the small area with plates clanging on the tables can be loud...add children and parties of >2, it can be hard to hear.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois is amazing. We are regulars. You get all the sophistication of L'Auberge Chez Francois with a more casual and relaxed feel. The menu is just as large and a' la carte. When I have friends in town I take them to L'Auberge Chez Francois. But when I just want to throw a pair of jeans on and have a great meal with drinks and maybe even sit at the bar, I go to Jacques'. I could stay there all day. I take my time when I go and soak up the special feel of the whole building. You can go upstairs and look at the beautiful desserts, go out to view Jacques' gorgeous gardens full of the beautiful veggies you eat in the restaurant and it's great people watching. Jacques loves his restaurants whether upstairs or down, you will see him walk through. He loves his customers and always thanks them for coming in. He is very personable. Now to the food - amazing - on this visit I had the best pea soup of my life. My favorites are the lentil and the pea. I always get the roquefort tart. I never tire of it. I always ask for more garlic toast and cheese. I always get the raspberry souffle' for dessert. Although I love when I have a birthday because I also get the meringue with ice cream. My husband got the chicken on this visit. He decided to change up from the hamburger that he always gets which by the way is rated one of the best hamburgers in the metro area. The chicken he got was beautiful. It was white chicken shredded with beautiful mushrooms and the best cream sauce stuffed into a puff pastry. Veggies accompanied it. I don't eat chicken but he gave me a bite of the mushrooms with the cream sauce and puff pastry, it was heaven. He scrapped the plate. The drinks are always wonderful. I always get the Le Picon Biere which is 1664 beer and picon. My husband loves trying the cocktails and usually gets an after dinner wine. The service is the best. As my English friend says "it's proper service".

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This is our go-to for incredible food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Always wonderful. Loved our server and the food is consistently delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois was a wonderful dining experience, as it has been every time! An intimate room, fine food and drink, exceptional service. Once plums are back in season, all aspects of the food will reach outstanding heights. Regular menu entrees and specials are all special! An excellent 'foodie' destination.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This wonderful restaurant deserves every accolade it receives. I have been eating at Chez François for decades and it has improved (if that is possible - hard to improve on perfection). The food is simply prepared, fresh, and delicious. If you are looking for a pretentious "carrot essence" type of restaurant you might want to consider another place. But, you would be missing out on beautiful surroundings, excellent service, and great old world style food prepared with care by a real chef using fresh ingredients. In season, "local" means produce from the huge garden on the restaurant grounds.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Always a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing!!! The Brasserie is just spectacular food and top notch service. Thank you for making my husband's birthday memorable.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. I would recommend to anyone looking for good food in a relaxed atmosphere

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