Permanently Closed - La Bergerie

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2489 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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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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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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c
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

GM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

R
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

A
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

JK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

K
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

K
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Unfortunately, La Bergerie is closing 24 December 2016.

G
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

L
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

SD
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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.

WG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

C
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

d
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

g
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

K
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding Resturant, great food and service. Excellent selection of wines.

c
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was fantastic except they were short staffed. The food was the best as usual. There are very few places that you can carry on a conversation without yelling. This is one of them. We can't wait until their next restaurant opens.

E
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend took me to La Bergerie this past weekend to toast a special occasion. This was our first time at the restaurant and we were thoroughly impressed with the cuisine. It was a very authentic French dining experience. The portions were ample, and the wait staff were very professional. We look forward to frequenting their bistro in the Del Ray neighborhood.

c
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This classic French restaurant closes on 12/24. It has been a favorite for decades and we look forward to the opening of their B&B, when the time comes!

AF
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cried a little because this was our last meal at our favorite French restaurant. They are closing in a few weeks and won't reopen at their new location for at least a year. Hurry there before it's too late.

EM
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely and memorable dinner with friends at one of my most favorite restaurants!

S
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for any event.....with excellent food and great service!
Thanks again.

LB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the experience from beginning to end. Service was superb, food delicious, wine list very impressive, ambience was great, chairs were comfortable -- Old Town dining at its absolute finest.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After finding La Bergerie on a business trip last year, we all looked forward to returning on our annual trip. This restaurant is truly an amazing dining experience. Laurent and his team provide first class food in a beautiful setting. This is by far our favorite restaurant in the DC area.

h
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went there for my Brother in Laws bd. I had the Le Bergerie salad, shrimp cocktail and the Lamb trifecta for my entrée. I should have gotten my meat prepared medium well and brought a salt and pepper shaker. The food was poorly seasoned but that may be by designed for the cuisine. I have the chocolate lava dessert and it was ok. This spot was nothing to write home about the wait staff was fairly attentive. There is no reason to go back...

F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bergerie is my favorite restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. Always quiet and condusive to conversation. Great food and classy service

S
Washington DC
211 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our office staff enjoyed a fabulous evening at La Bergerie! Carlos and his assistants took very good care of us, and the service was as outstanding as the meals. Lobster Thermidor, Duck a L'Orange, and Beef Tenderloin were among the many highlights.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is elegant without being stuffy and wait staff are well trained. As an older woman dining alone, I was treated with respect and shown to a prime table. My venison entree was perfectly prepared and the flavors were excellent. Although the prices are on the higher side, I felt that the quality of the meal and overall experience was well worth the cost. I would certainly return again when in Alexandria. It was the finest meal I had during a five day stay.

LL
Washington DC
260 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Varied and unique menu choices with a la cart; 3 course fixed price; or 4 course fixed price. The smoked trout appetizer was delicious as was the duck confit. Desserts were especially delightful. Service was professional, efficient, and flawless.

MM
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner with a treasured friend. La Bergerie is the last among the great Washington DC restaurants of the old days.

B
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While a very nice restaurant with polite service, the food is nothing special. If you are nearby, it is worth it, but I would not travel too far to get there. The food was tasty but unremarkable. The wine list was way out of reach. The markups on wine were far more than at comparable restaurants and we had to keep asking to get our glasses refilled. Overall, not worth a repeat visit.

OT
Baltimore
95 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We fell in love only to learn they were closing their doors. Would love to hear that they reopen in a new location. The table side prep is always a winner with us and the soufflés were the the biggest and best I've ever had... including ones in France!

R
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has wonderful wine dinners. At this one the elk tenderloin was truly outstanding.

P
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent wine dinner-- so sad that you will be closing. Don't give up the fight d come back to us!!

MG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent, romantic, sophisticate quite expensive but for a high value night the price was right