La Chaumiere

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French
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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JA
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top 30 restaurant. And I’ve been everywhere.

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r
Miami
309 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
50 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
85 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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F
Baltimore
5 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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BK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food was amazing. Henri our waiter was awesome. Wine he recommended was so good and went well with food. Now one of our favorite places.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in DC. Period. Quality of cooking is fantastic and old school service pitch perfect.

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Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was very good as was the service but the tables were so close together and the space was so cramped. We were seated where everyone who passed by us hit our chairs throughout the entire meal which was extremely annoying.

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a
Houston
100 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never miss out on the chance to eat at La Chaumiere when in Washington. You must try the cheese soufflé appetizer, sliced duck breast, Grand Marnier soufflé dessert. So many great country French dishes to choose, in a beautiful environment that takes you out of urban Georgetown to a house in the French countryside. Yum!

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RU
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service outstanding The waiter offered suggestions for food and wine

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C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

just ok. Not great Not bad

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We go to La Chaumiere every time we are in Georgetown, we have been doing this for more than 15 years, and it has never disappointed. The food is perfectly cooked, with specials of the day as nice surprises, the staff is knowledgeable , the wine list perfectly chosen and the owners are great hosts. We simply hope that it will continue to deliver the same quality for many years to come.

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with excellent attentive service—even on a busy Friday night on Georgetown and GW graduation weekend. My friend and I were not part of these celebrations but we’re not bothered by the happy graduates and their families.
The soft shelled crabs are the best in town and the veal chop was perfect.

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g
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went because they had soft shell crabs as a special and they were delicious, meaty and tender. Had special appetizers as well and both were excellent, salmon rillettes and grilled octopus salad. As always, they had great wine choices by the glass and we enjoyed both a Sancerre and a French Pinot. The restaurant remains a great choice for a traditional French meal and one of the top choices in Georgetown.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is superior! Service at a very high standard and with a smile. Food is superlative. This was a repeat visit. Anytime I come to DC I will be back.

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TP
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

the restaurant was crowded we felt rushed and fairly ignored

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LB
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Chaumiere consistently provides an excellent meal, in a quiet, welcoming ambience. I took a friend for a birthday lunch and it was the perfect venue. We could talk and hear the other person, while enjoying a superb meal, wine, and soufflé. With many thanks to all.

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MW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful birthday dinner here. The food was wonderful and the service was warm and professional without the overbearing "friendliness" that some restaurants insist on now. We would happily go back! Both the soufflee and the tarte qux pommes took a few extra minutes (which we were told beforehand) and were well worth it! Both of our entrees were fabulous.

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k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Chaumiere remains one of our favorite restaurants! The food, service and ambience are all outstanding.

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C
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wouldn't have asked for less when I read the reviews on line. It was a very pleasant evening and very good food!!
Caveat, very impatient to take people in and out, you can feel the pressure to order and to be done there.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy La Chaumiere; everything is very good.

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JF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been back to La Chaumiere in years. Very pleased to discover that it remains unchanged: delicious food, beautifully prepared and served by attentive professionals.

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GF
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

LaChaumiere continues to be rewarding experience with outstanding tradition as l smd updated French food, gracious European service and real sense of community on a French country restaurant.

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GF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Whilst my wife’s oysters followed by sole was perfectly fine the slab of pate I started with was pretty tasteless and was worthy of any general store purchase. The way it was served was pretty unrefined and if I’d been served it up in France it would have gone straight back to the kitchen. If you’re going to serve French food at least make it a passing imitation of it.

My fricasee was ok but again,the presentation left much to be desired.

The service was fairly humourless as well and the food came so quickly - never a good sign as it means much of it is precooked - we were in and out in an hour.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was poor, food mediocre. Lobster bisque had no lobster and was like a broth soup. Experience disappointing and expensive.

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a
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was sensational and the staff friendly and kind

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LV
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Everything works the way you want it to without any drama. The kind of place where you would want to be a regular.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French restaurant on the east coast.

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DB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine were outstanding and our waiter superb!

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