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Permanently Closed - La Bergerie

4.3
2489 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, La Bergerie offers a cozy and relaxed setting in a historic brick warehouse. Whether it's an intimate lunch or dinner, a special occasion or business affair, La Bergerie's gracious and attentive staff will make your experience memorable.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Basque
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday/Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 683-1007
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vincent Damman
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Private party facilities
La Bergerie can accommodate up to 50 people in one of the private room. 24 in another room and 150 for the whole restaurant.
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Private party contact
Laurent Janowsky: (703) 683-1007
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Catering
Please call the restaurant for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Queen and N. Lee
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Parking details
2 Public lots accommodate up to 300 spaces.
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Public transit
King Street Metro
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Entertainment
A strolling violinist is on hand during special occassions like, Valentine's day, Easter, Mother's day, Xmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.3
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

The food was superb. I ordered lobster and my husband ordered steak. The lobster was cooked perfectly. There was more lobster meat in this dish than I have had at lobster feasts. My husband is still talking about the steak - how well it was cooked and the size of the portion.
The service was not quite up-to-par. The restaurant was full and our waiter seemed to have too many tables to oversee.

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GaillM (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Always a pleasure with a quieter ambiance, such nice service along with superb food. Their move is still delayed but we bet will be beautiful once accomplished- Stay tuned!

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Rollie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Excellent restaurant. This is our go-to place for really nice meals. Excellent food and service in an environment where people at the table can easily hear each other. We're sorry that the current location is now closed, but we look forward to its opening in 2019(?) elsewhere in Old Town.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Temp closing while relocating. A treasure in Old Town. Wonderful French dining at reasonable prices. Work back to this name to see when they reopen, probably on Washington Street. Loved the goose liver and soufle. Old world service.

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vipRed52 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

We will miss this restaurant. The last day of operation is 12/24 and it will probably be a year until it opens at its new location. We had wonderful venison. One of our friends had the roast duck and commented that it was very good.

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vipAnonymous (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

We've been going to La Bergerie forever; it's our go-to place for special occasions, traditional French food; and a lovely, elegant meal. We never tire of it, and the Grand Marnier souffle is fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Excellent as usual - cannot wait for new location on North Washington Street.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

We will miss it terribly. Our meal was outstanding. Really, one of the best ever. A real shame La Bergerie is going away.

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vipKevin (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

My favorite French Resturant, great food and service. Excellent wines. Sorry to see it closed after all these years.

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vipKevin (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

An Outstanding Resturant and our family favorite. I'm sorry they are closing their doors on 24 December 2016.

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GoodRowe (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2016

Rare to find a quiet place for special conversation and outstanding traditional french cuisine, but La Bergerie was exactly what we wanted. It was obvious that the short staffing was unexpected, so the manager and wait staff were eager to please even they were rushed and delayed. Duck L'orange was especially good.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

Unfortunately, La Bergerie is closing 24 December 2016.

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vipGranite (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

My wife and I have eaten there many times and every time we have a wonderful experience.

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vipTeco58 (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

Love this place but sorry to hear it will be closing at the end of the month. Great food and attentive service!

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L2001 (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

Best French Food I've ever tasted!! I had the onion soup, foie gras and grilled steak. The onion soup and foie gras was the best I have had. I have travelled all around the world and I have never tasted better than at La Bergerie. I have been here several times and I have never been disappointed. The employees treat you authentically like life-long friends. In such a busy area such as DC, hospitality is a rare and it was a very welcomed surprise to find in very good restaurant. I had my steak with béarnaise sauces and I wanted so much to lick the sauce dish but I instead use the fresh French bread they provide with the dinner. The crème burlee was so good with actual vanilla caviar and not vanilla extract. I also had a scallop. . .I generally do not like scallop but tasted it based on my husband's encouragement. It was like heaven with it being so light, delicate and fluffy. I recommend this place to everyone for any special occasion or treat or just because you want some really good food!!

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vipSDandBC (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

As long time residents of Alexandria we thought we would try La Bergerie with some good DC friends. We were all looking forward to a nice holiday evening in Old Town. The good news was we had a great time with our friends, with lots of time for great conversation. The bad news we had very poor and erratic service throughout the entire evening. It didn’t start well when after 10 minutes waiting for the waiter, that I finally got up from the table and requested someone at least take our wine order. Once he arrived I even had to plead for a wine recommendation. From that point on the service was very uneven, with an especially long delay between our first and main course. As mentioned at least we had plenty of time for good table conversation. The food was good with the lobster the standout dish. The tournedos de boeuf was just average and Branzino was also acceptable. Notably the most disappointing dish was the onion soup. I know from experience that often restaurants have “off nights”. Hopefully this was the case for La Bergerie. Based on our very poor service experience, while I’m hesitant to recommend we might be willing to return at sometime in the future.

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WilliamG (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

I found La Bergerie to continue a tradition of fine dining on our respective birthdays. Shortly after the making the reservation I received a communication that the restaurant was moving at the end of December. On the evening of the dinner, we arrived 15 minutes early. The place was packed and they have no bar. We were told to come back but were allowed to check our overcoats. We were a little put off as this was for a special occasion and I wanted it to be perfect. There is no place to wait inside. Fortunately there was an event going on in the lobby of the building. We wasted the time there. Upon our return we were seated. Things seemed a little calmer and the second greeting was warmer. Although we waited a bit at first, the service was attentive. Then, one of the waiters explained that the restaurant was closing and it had lost many staff. Things were a bit slower than normal. Nevertheless, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere warm and sophisticated. The dinner for two was $211 including tip. I would go there again. As we left the hostess mentioned their re-opening in a planned new location was not definite. What a shame. We understand they have been operating for 40 years. This was our first time. Even though the experience was understandably imperfect, it feels like a great loss to the area. We Wish them luck.

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vipCowgirl (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

I am just so sad that La Bergerie is closing. It was one of my favorite restaurants. They have the best steak in town!

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vipdisgusted (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

They are closing. If you are thinking of going for one last time don't bother. The staff was inadequate for a less than full restaurant. The mixed drinks were poor. The service was almost non-existent. Our water glasses were never refilled during the meal. They delivered a soufflé which was ordered at the time of our ordering our meal without ever taking the rest of our desert order. We had to literally yell at a passing waiter to put in the rest of our desert order. They have always done a nice presentation on things at tableside. That was a joke last night. We have been going there several times a year for many years for special occasions. Last night it was just sad how far they have let the quality of the place fall.

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vipgourmand (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

Satisfied with restaurant. Not happy that there were no Open Table points.

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