La Chaumiere

4.6
2941 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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S
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Rerun visit with an out-of-town colleague. Food, as always, represents standard/ classic French cuisine accurately prepared and served. The Grand Narnier soufflé was perfect - golden on top moist in the middle and wonderful with creme anglais. The location at the Easter edge of Georgetown makes it convenient to hotels on the eastern side of the bridge over Rock Creek. All in - reliable. Finally the noise level is conducive to conversation and diners are not rushed.

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

Excellent and reliable. Wonderful food, great service and still a hidden gem in a sea of Georgetown restaurants that are often not as good or consistent. Perfect bistro food.

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G
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a special place to celebrate Valentine’s Day/our 3 year anniversary. We never had French cuisine before and decided to give La Chaumiere a try after reading the glowing reviews. The restaurant had a cozy atmosphere that was perfect for a romantic evening. The servers were nice and attentive to water refills. The food was outstanding. We had a delicious meal with decent sized portions. (Not the famously small portions fine dining is known for). Everything we ordered tasted wonderful. Our favorite was the dessert soufflé! I would highly recommend La achamiere to others!

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A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and great location for Valentine’s Day. As well, I loved the aesthetic look of the place, super cute!

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LQ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has stayed strong while so many went out of business due to the high quality and service. Highly recommend it

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FJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance is beautiful, though we didn’t feel very welcoming. Also the food is average, I’ve been in franchise chain restaurants that have better flavor, for the price, the value is less than average.

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentin dinner. Outstanding restaurant in every way. 5hats why we always go back.

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day date night. Excellent menu, service and ambiance. Our first visit and a real gem. It is expensive, but on a par with other quality restaurants. We’ll definitely return.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! So cozy and definitely a relaxing experience

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RV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! Going back soon!
Food, wine and service great!

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TF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, unforgettable time! One of my favorites!

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BH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE love Chaumiere... the ambiance, the food, the service ..

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CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant lunch. The wine was excellent. The scallops were superior. The dessert, too.
My friend and I felt relaxed and we enjoyed our meal.

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PC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

While the years have taken a bit of the "glow" off some things at this restaurant, for ambiance, it is still a winner. We had lunch on a cold, rainy, Monday ... the perfect time to head to La Chaumiere and their lovely fireplace! VERY low turnout for lunch service, but it was Monday, after all. My dining partner had the Caesar Salad -good, but average. He followed that with the Fricassee du Pecheur (fish stew), which he REALLY enjoyed. I had started with the Bisque de Homard (Lobster Bisque), and was disappointed. Basically all I could taste was the pepper in the dish. I followed with the entree of Boudin Blanc, which was still a winner from this traditional menu. Delicate little sausages with apple - a pleasure to eat. W had decided to split a Grand Marnier Souffle, and ended up disappointed. Unfortunately, the finished product was overly "eggy". Perhaps we should have ordered something else ....

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AF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Warm and inviting relaxed environment with waiters who dont pester but are available. Food was excellent though some items were cold, like soup and coffee, and needed to be sent back. Overall delicious and fun for special occasions.

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KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the perfect corner table up front; thank you

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m
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is one of two GOTO French restaurants in the city. I will always return to La Chaumiere

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d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our overall favorite French restaurant in DC. Dined there 2/9/19. Never disappoints. Veal chop and the red beet and goat cheese Napoleon from the dinner specials were great. The Dover sole was perfectly done. The atmosphere is cozy and charming and accurately reflect the restaurant's name. You can't go wrong for a special evening out.

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J
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here frequently and are never disappointed. The food was cooked to order and delicious.

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing Food, Great drinks, very professional staff, the inside id a bit dated but adds to the charm and history of the place. The Rack of lamb was cook perfect, we will be returning.

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c
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at La Chaumiere is always a wonderful experience but is especially memorable on a cold winter evening. The cozy, warm atmosphere is the result of far more than the gas fireplace at the center of the dining room and the friendly, professional service. Their famous quenelle is only one of a wide choice of flavorful, traditional French menu items. And their extensive, well-selected, well-priced wine list goes far beyond the excellent featured and house wines. For my wife and me, this Georgetown institution earns its reputation with every meal.

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G
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful

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G
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous!

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v
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful! best food and service in DC! Fantastic!

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BH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful food and ambiance. Many thanks for giving us the table in front of the fire place.

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EK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great restaurant for classic French favorite dishes. Best liver in town! And in the summer the best soft shell crabs.

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CN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steak.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French meal I’ve had in a decade. Especially loved the delicate and authentic quenelles de brochet. Thank you for a lovely dinner experience

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! Noise was minimal from patrons and popular night for a Monday! I took my daughter and she loved it! Food ambiance and service were outstanding. We will be back again!

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N
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Until last Saturday this has long been our favorite restaurant in Washington. However, with an 8:30 reservation (because 8:00 wasn't available), we weren't seated until 9:00 and not served until almost 9:30. Unbelievably crowded and noisy. The food is consistently good, but by then most of us had pretty much lost our appetite. Won't be going back there any time soon, but no loss to them, as they are too popular for their (and our) own good!

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n
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, atmosphere and the food was superb. One if the best, if not the best restaurants I have been to in the DMV.

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S
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is an old favorite, hadn't been there in w while. It's very cozy and comfortable for a winter dinner. The food was very good, as expected, especially their specialty Grandmarnier souffle. The tables are packed together, and the place was packed on a Friday night, so it was noisy, and conversation had to be shouted until it cleared out a bit. Overall, a nice experience, lovely that it hasn't changed and continues to have really good food and ambiance.

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d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, it was outstanding. Never had a bad meal.

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C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great soufflés and wine list

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R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A good friend and I celebrated her 81st birthday here last week, on a bitterly cold day, and enjoyed sitting by the cozy fireplace. We had a glass of champagne each, then moved on to salad and brains (for her) and quenelles de crochet for me, two things hard to find in DC. We shared a soufflé grand mariner for dessert. It was blissfully quiet. A wonderful, old-fashioned place with classic French cuisine.

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RK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Cozy French restaurant in Georgetown. Visiting DC from Maine. Great food. Waiter wasn't on top of our attention. Might be loud at busy times. Do give them a try

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S
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Food, service, noise level. So glad la Chaumiere is still here!!

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CK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been coming to LaChaumiere for years. The food, service and ambience cannot be beat... all have been consistently outstanding over the years. Just wonderful!

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our twin's birthday party with 12 people. It was wonderful from the food to the service to our location - upstairs. Highly recommend this restaurant!!

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EH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Except for our lovely waiter, all the restaurant staff was very rude and the food was mediocre. We waited for thirty minutes to get to our reserved table while there was an empty table open.

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