La Chaumiere

4.7
3095 reviews
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La Chaumiere is as close as it gets to dining in a French country inn. Celebrating 42 years, La Chaumiere features traditional dishes like escargots en coquille, boudin blanc, quenelles of pike, cassoulet and Grand Marnier souffle. Chef Patrick's specials reflect a modern approach to seasonal produce, seafood and game with favorites like baked oysters, Dover sole and rabbit. La Chaumiere has won the "100 Best Restaurants" award 29 times since 1978!
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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

always excellent---superb food, solid service, good value for DC.Why go anywhere else?

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TG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster bisque is the best in the world. We know. Trout amandine, apple tart are also tops. Don't ignore the biweekly specials.

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Raleigh
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a classic old school French restaurant that has been a constant for over 45 years! Inside, you could be in a French country inn. The Lobster bisque and the grand Mariner were classic and outstanding. The fois gras and the duck was fine but not stellar. Service was professional and Maitre D was very welcoming with French accent!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buen trato, servicio extraordinario.. muy buena recomendación del vino para el maridaje

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting with international guest

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CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite, charming neighborhood restaurant! The staff is so friendly and professional, the food and service are always first-rate. We return again and again!

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French food I’ve ever had in the metro DC area.

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, highly recommend this place, service was better the first time we went there, amazing souffle!!! Requested a corner table but we were give a table near the entrance. Great ambience, will we come there, yes for sure..

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seafood stew used to be my favorite until I tried the scallops. OMG, best scallops ever in the DC metro area!

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H
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Georgetown and Washington's longtime place to go for delicious classical French food. From the quenelles de brochet to the wonderful dessert omelets, with the attentive, polite informed service, and pleasant interior where there are no screaming crowds, La Chaumiere is the best.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck foie gras and calf brain was amazing!

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BD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellence is apparently what they do! Plenty of people with us in the dining area but didn't feel like it. Servers were very courteous without being overbearing. Loved it!

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J
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality gourmet restaurant with Michelin qualified grade and with personal service

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s
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They rushed us since the very beginning because it was july 3rd and obviously they wanted to leave early which we thought it was wrong since it us not a cheap restaurant. Food is good and the soufflé GREAT ( main reason of our visit) good french wines nut they could have much better wine glasses ( like Riedel).

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SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! In 20 plus years we’ve never had a poor experience! Martin and his staff are wonderful!!

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e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Very relaxing and comfortable. The food is always delicious and the soufflés are wonderful!!!!
The service is impeccable and you can really enjoy the evening without ever feeling rushed

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for birthday celebration. We always love going there.

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RT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lamb I ever had. Can't wait to go back and try something else.

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JH
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food with good presentation. Slightly rushed service, but overall a lovely experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was expecting the food to be better than what it was. We were placed in the back corner of the restaurant even thought many tables were open and I had a reservation. Overall, I thought La Chaumiere was okay but I had higher expectations. I wouldn't recommend this place to my friends.

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c
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous from start to finish-skillfully prepared French cuisine(and I am a very good French cook); excellent, professional, and friendly waiter, Rene. Charming ambience.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ambience was excellent
Service overall good. Changing of service ware a little noisy
Duck magret was salty

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OG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful for a special occasion (birthday). We really appreciated the excellent food (including great vegetables) and attentive service - warm and attentive without ever being intrusive. We’ll be back!

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j
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight

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EK
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Traditional French cuisine in a quiet setting. Nice seasonal specials where you can have calves brain.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A frequent visitor recommended your restaurant. We were very impressed. We also look forward to coming back. INDULGED ON GRAND MARNIER SOUFLEE. Very seldom have desserts but WOW.

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JA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top 30 restaurant. And I’ve been everywhere.

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r
Miami
317 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite French restaurant in the United States. Authentic, delicious, and inviting. We make a special effort to come to here whenever we are in the area.

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend for business dinner or any type of dinner. Very low noise level and it is nice hear other people and speak without yelling.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food but quite rich and filling. Ambiance and service is excellent.

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RS
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good classic old school French restaurant. Polite and attentive service, chatty neighbors, a very nice evening.

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LB
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous — our go to place for birthdays and to take guests. Would have been nice to have a little candle or something for the birthday girl, though. Merci! ❤️

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T
Pittsburgh
87 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints ! Our go to place with guests from out of town! Love the wine list, food and service !

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal pre theater. Great service. Soufflé deliciousness

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food.

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Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent, manager and owner never talked you or checked after the initial hello from entry. Never interact/touched ANY table during our dining experience observation. Tables are small giving a cramped feeling.

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PT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and welcoming and delicious French fare!

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DC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Chaumiere always comes through on the best food and service! It continues to be an enjoyable experience whether having a business meeting or catching up with friends. Very few come close to them!

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a visitor at this restaurant sine the late 1970s. It keeps getting better.
My thanks to all involved.
Steve

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From top to bottom — everything was outstanding!

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