It’s so wonderful to have excellent service and food! The service was exemplary as was the food.The desert soufflé was “perfect”. The veal chop, outstanding. The ambiance is a little dated and if full, could be very loud. But we really loved it. It’s obvious they cater to their regulars. I would say to the wait staff, “smile”.
Excellent food and service. Hope to return soon!
I would recommend La Chaumiere to a friend but to go when it is not restaurant week. The offerings were good and the place is lovely but because we were there Restaurant Week the service seemed very rushed and the waiter seemed unhappy that we were ordering from the special menu. To be fair it is probably more work and lower tips for this week, but maybe the place would have been less full without this incentive. I noted the reservation that it was our anniversary but no notice by anyone seemed to have been taken. No congratulations or glass of champagne was offered. Maybe they are better with this at less crowded times.
Busy but great service and food during restaurant week. Will happily visit again.
This felt very European and the food was phenomenal. Definitely sitting in very close proximity to other diners but it was surprisingly not very loud in there
Outstanding traditional French food, in a warm, non-fussy atmosphere.
Good atmosphere. Service was outstanding and professional. Caesar salad dressing non discript. Liver good but overcooked. Very thin. Sauce and vegetables good. Bread pudding good. Creme anglaise fantastic. Wife said salmon was excellent and profiteroles likewise. Wine was very good. Disappointed that wife's birthday was not acknowledged with at the least a candle
Never have had a bad experience here. Food is always delicious and service is great.
It was tasty
I had a lovely lunch with a lovely friend. It is a very welcoming establishment, comfortable to all. With children, for business, a date, or with friends, you will enjoy!
The food is still good. We visited La Chaumiere during restaurant week-has been 20 years since our last dinner there. My only complaint is that during restaurant week all lunches on the limited menu are advertised to be $22. However, La Chaumiere felt the need to nickel and dime us by adding $2-$3 extra next to most of their Restaurant week listed items - because they plate the food with garnishes that you are charged for. No indication you can opt out of the additional plating cost. So the cost of the meal was more than advertised.
Great restaurant! wonderful food and service!! could not ask for more!
perfect restaurant experience. excellent food, value, service. i would highly recommend.
This was during restaurant week. The food was mediocre at best. The waiter never once asked how we enjoyed our dishes and was very inattentive. Plus they had surcharges for many of their limited restaurant week options. I would never go back.
Superb! You shouldn’t miss this 3 course meal deal during DC restaurant week. The mussels were excellent; even my italian friend was convinced that it was beyond the level. The calf liver was amazingly good w/ red wine sauce. The dessert was good, felt plain compared to the previous 2 courses. Overall, I highly recommend La Chaumiere for you!
Excellent food and service yet again. A favorite restaurant to visit when we are in DC.
Excellent service and food
I showed up 10 minutes before my reservation time . The maitre insisted on seating after my party arrived . They were 5 minutes late . I have never been in a restaurant of this reputation where a lady does not get seated and offered something to drink while waiting for her guests. Terrible attitude too !!!
La Chaumiere for many years was a wonderful restaurant --excellent food, charming environment and excellent service. This past week, we decided to celebrate Adrian's mother's birthday at La Chaumiere. Her appetite is light, so she enjoyed the Lobster Bisque and French bread. Adrian had Bouillabaisse; he said it was good, but nothing to rave about. I ordered St. Jacques Provencale. It was completely bland. I don't think that the chef brought the garlic and herbs within 2 feet of the scallops while preparing the dish. So very disappointing. The House recommended red wine was ordinary. A truly disappointing experience.
Excellent food and service.
Outstanding anniversary dinner. Enjoyed the Tuesday special- Crabmeat enchemise!
We will be back
Although it was very noisy, my friend’s and I loved this experience. The food was classic French prepared exquisitely from the appetizer to the dessert.
Always a great experience. A must dine whenever we are in DC
After they realized I'd pay their prices they appeared more friendly. The kids loved the trout. The wife's scallops tasted good but were undercooked, only seared on a single side. My salmon pastry was mainly pastry, the salmon loin was maybe 3oz total. I'd try it again if I'm willing to deal the quality versus price.
Everything was delicious today for our anniversary lunch. We had French onion soup; green salad with warm goat cheese on bruschetta, raspberries, and raspberry vinaigrette; Alaskan halibut; veal scalopini Normandy; apple tart; and chocolate souffle. We particularly enjoyed the wine with our meal.
Very good wait staff. Great food!
Food was good - not great
Pate appetizer not good
Fish entree was very good
Service was good
We never had a bad meal. The service is professional, and friendly. It is our go to restaurant before the theater.
A consistently great dining experience - for decades!
Some may find this review unfair. Everyone loves this restaurant. This was my first visit. While I agree service and hospitality are wonderful and ambiance nice, the food for me was not memorable. I lived in France for 5 years, my meal wasn't remotely comparable. It was expensive for the quality as well as my entree being lukewarm and pretty bland. I only send food back when it is unbearable so I ate it. I can only speak with regard to my experience. My dining companion was happy with their entree.
Walk through the doors of La Chaumiere and you step into a cultural icon of DC. The ambiance is warm and inviting with just the right amount of energy buzzing around you from enthusiastic eaters to the waiters carrying delicious hot soufflés. I started my meal with a fresh green salad garnished with fresh peaches followed by the mouth watering Tuesday evening special: crepes with lump crabmeat. This dish goes beyond the feeling of outstanding comfort food and I will order it every Tuesday I’m there. We ended the evening by sharing a chocolate soufflé among three of us; however, we decided next time that each of us has to order our own because it was too delicious to share. Bon appetit!
Excellent dining experience! The valet parking online information was just a little confusing.
My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at this fine restaurant. Service was perfect and the food was very good. We sat in the corner of small front room away from the larger crowd. It was cozy and romantic. Just what we were looking for in Georgetown.
always excellent---superb food, solid service, good value for DC.Why go anywhere else?
The lobster bisque is the best in the world. We know. Trout amandine, apple tart are also tops. Don't ignore the biweekly specials.
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!
While I am not usually inclined to review a restaurant, I feel compelled to say something about La Chaumiere. Recently discovered, we were ecstatic to have found this venue. Not since the closing of our favorite, Chez Andre, in Alexandria, had we been able to find a restaurant that served sweetbreads (an absolute favorite of mine). Our initial experience was a wonderful evening. We were greeted warmly by the hostess, Marielle(sp), seated at a nice table, and our server couldn't have been more delightful throughout the entire meal with suggestions, checking back on us, etc. In an enjoyable conversation with Marielle, who checked on us periodically during our meal, she had remembered my name from a reservation the week before that we had to miss due to the overrun of a performance at the Kennedy Center. All in all, that evening was truly delightful.
Now we come to our experience the evening of July 17th, 2019. We were greeted and seated at another nice table, by a host who gave the impression of being disinterested in our being there. Our greeting was nothing like that of Marielle's. It was awhile before our server approached us and took our cocktail order. He did tell us that they were already out of one of the specials for that evening, but did not detail any others that might have been available. Our appetizers came after an appropriate waiting time, however, my salad seemed to have been forgotten, which it had been, and the server admitted to that error when he finally brought it to the table. I was not even halfway through my salad when our entrees were brought to the table. The table being rather small, I had the server take my salad away since it would not have fit on the table. After we had finished with our entrees, the wait began. The server obviously was more interested in, I would say, more affluent and recognized patrons, than to us. It was the same with a nice young couple who were seated adjacent to us. The host was of no use!
Muy buen trato, servicio extraordinario.. muy buena recomendación del vino para el maridaje
Visiting with international guest
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!