La Chaumiere

4.9
3462 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
La Chaumiere is as close as it gets to dining in a French country inn. Celebrating 44 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! We are now serving dinner al fresco on our patio. As of December 23rd we will no longer be offering indoor dining by order of the DC government. We will also be completely closed beginning Near Year's Day until January 14th.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 3462 people are saying
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JayP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Chaumiere was wonderful. I had a hard time choosing an entre because there were so many delicious dishes to choose from. The service was great as well! I would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food amazing. The service recomandation great. Although the music could have been a little different everything was awesome. Thank you for a great time for our special occasion.
Bon courage!!!

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Julie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,service, and atmosphere!

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vipMikeS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always! We'll keep coming back as we have for the past 30+ years.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat!!

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Willynill
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant deserves its high praise. Fine dining, romantic atmosphere, delicious food and exceptional service!

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vipFrequentdiner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to return to La Chaumiere after a long time away because of Covid-19, now that indoor dining is allowed again at 25% capacity, etc. It was a happy experience to be there. Starting with perfect cocktails, then to lovely oysters, Dover Sole and Rack of Lamb. It couldn't have been a better experience. We will return soon with continuing enthusiasm and appreciation for a delightful evening to partly make up for such a dark time.

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ElizabethF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining here for over 30 years. The service is wonderful and the food is delicious!! Traditional French food done beautifully.

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vipLeon
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding authentic french food, will go back every time I’m in DC.

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Jojo132009
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ng food and service.. as always

JP
vipJPAshburn
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite French restaurant in the DMV. Authentic, with a nice wine list, and a great carte. Everything seemed to be made at the restaurant, with the possible exception of the berry tart's dough.

Highly recommended are the apple pie, the veal scaloppini, and the trout.

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vipchops
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and pleasant evening dinner. Veal and calf’s liver were done to perfection. Dessert soufflé was light and also done to perfection, definitely a great way to end your meal.

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bobk
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cesar salad supreme!
Dover sole sublime!
Apple tart scrumptious!

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vipTechfoodie
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The mussel appetizer in garlic butter was boring and the mussels themselves were microscopic. The venison was disappointing. Although correctly cooked medium rare, it was tough and coarse in taste. The sweet sauce accompanying it did not provide a sufficient counterpoint to create that “melt in your mouth” experience. The trout with almonds was overcooked.

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vipRBBJr
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service & ambience.
Truly: Creme de la Creme”!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, wine wonderful, service fantastic!

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vipAndyW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very romantic well priced french restaurant. Food very good, but would like to return and try more of their options. Very good wine list and very fair prices.

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vipDinersFromDC
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has gotten better and better, the new owner/chef is highly skilled and his preparations are fantastic. The best lobster bisque I have ever had, succulent chops and delicate and delicious salads. Just excellent!

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Mary
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant! I've been dining at Le Chaumerie since I moved to Washington, DC in 1997. The restaurant always provides delicious meals, great service and a lovely ambience. We love this restaurant!

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Buzz
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This little gem is an opportunity to savor real French cooking served traditionally. The fire place is a delight.

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LeRoyB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Chaumiere never disappoints. We try to visit a few times a year, but you'll always find us there to celebrate our wedding anniversary each year. The staff is always very welcoming, service is top notch, and the food phenomenal. If you're in the neighborhood, a visit is always worthwhile.

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vipKarinG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was incredible. The atmosphere is authentic, warm and cozy. Peter our waiter and all of the staff were very warm, welcoming, and gracious. Every dish was outstanding, the flavors in preparation amazing. We definitely will return!

JH
vipJeffH
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martin and Paul and the entire staff know how to provide the best food and service, and have proven they can handle social distancing to make for a safe, enjoyable dining experience. Sad that the District of Columbia is closing restaurants Dec 24-Jan 15. DC should reward the ones like La Chaumiere that handle Covid protocols properly. This Georgetown institution does everything right.

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love LaChaumiere and the entire team, Martin, Peter, everyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect !!!

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vipEllenH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Chaumeire has always been a favorite special occasion restaurant for us. This time celebrating a birthday. The service and experience was wonderful and the food was excellent. We sat near a nice fireplace which was very nice. We had rack of lamb, a scallop and shrimp dish and steak and all were cooked to perfection. The baked oysters app was wonderful - nice plump oysters in yummy spinach sauce. Very nice cocktails and wine selection. Also, amazing chocolate soufflé and apple tart made fresh to order. In all, a 5 star evening. Loved it - will definitely be coming back!

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, perfect service (you cannot beat Martin anywhere else in DC!), the best food and ambiance that makes you feel like you are in France.

JH
vipJeffH
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine there for dinner, but my first lunch at this Georgetown classic was excellent!

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vipLawrenceB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Will return often

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
185 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the extra spacing this favorite place is still the perfect cozy winter spot to enjoy a meal. We were by the fireplace, without anyone else close to us, and the service continues to be warm and polished, even behind a mask.
My lobster bisque was full of flavor and the smoked salmon continues to be my husband's favorite anywhere. Even though I am a chocoholic, I always pre-order the apple tart with ice cream and drizzled caramel -- the perfect dessert after delicious trout almondine!

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mariaa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to enjoy a great menu with friends and family. I would strongly recommend. The size of dish is big, so you can easily share it. I would definetely come back for a great celebration

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Buzz
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful way to experience French cuisine. One of my favorites

BM
BintiM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Excellent service
Friendly staff
Easily accessible

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding - a must go!

KL
vipKathyL
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating daughters bday

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MeganS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was incredible, and overall above-and-beyond experience!

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vipsacooperdc
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Although the restaurant has been around for 45 years, this was our first visit. We loved the food and the experience and will definitely be going back!

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ShaunS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very tasty and service is good. The atmosphere is cozy.

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Carlos
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had in years in DC. Made sure to eat outside due to pandemic.

NM
NickyM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great Service and great food. Sweetbreads were fenomenal. The foie gras terrine great.

FAQs

La Chaumiere offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 338-1784.

La Chaumiere is rated 4.9 stars by 3462 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.