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La Chaumiere

4.7
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3411 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3411 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipJeffH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true Georgetown Gem...yes, that Is overused but it sums up this authentic Country French restaurant.

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vipJohnD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another exceptional visit to La Chaumière! Enjoyed a perfect fall afternoon lunch on their patio. We ordered and shared oysters, scallops, crab cakes, and a bottle of Sancerre. Great service, and we ended the meal with their fabulous Tarte aux Pommes. Can’t wait to return.

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BenjaminLeoDragon
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant and almost always enjoy a nice meal here!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The dover sole and beef medallions were the best we have ever had
My only disappointment was I did not realize the soufflé took 30 minutes and wish our server had told us when we ordered. In its place we had the apple tart which I actually thought was excellent
We went for a birthday and told our server however there was no acknowledgement
We will go there again

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vipJayB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food -- from the proverbial soup to nuts -- was outstanding. As was the service. What distinguishes a great restaurant from a merely good one are the incidentals -- bread, accompaniments to entrees such as vegetables, potatoes and so on. La Chaumiere qualifies as an example of the former. Highly, highly recommended!

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HenryF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very happpy with the service, food was authetic and amazing.

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vipSKDC
Washington DC
113 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting in the patio with white tablecloths was perfect. The food was as delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! My fiancé and I felt like we were back in France, where we first started dating!

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RobertB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant. I wish we could go there more often!

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vip20007diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this place...the food is excellent—you get what you would want and expect from a French restaurant. A perfect gem in Georgetown.

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Mary
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. I’ve dined here since the restaurant opened. The food, service, attention to detail has been consistent throughout the years. The owners are contentious about the virus threat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

October 2, 2020

Passing through from Westchester to Florida , we stayed in DC over nite and had a wonderful dinner at La Chaumiere. The Dover sole was beautifully presented and the pipping hot Grande Mariner soufflé was a delicious ending to a special meal ‼️🍷

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JEU123
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with great food and service for a birthday celebration. Thank you!

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vipDianeF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was superb--one of the best meals I have had in a long time. the outdoor dining area and set up was very nice. I felt like I was in a nice restaurant and not just a table on the sidewalk. the service was wonderful--there when I needed them, but not hovering. Everything about la Chaumiere has always been wonderful, , but their performance during the pandemic truly outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner. We enjoyed every aspect of our dinner and it was our first time dining here. We will definitely be back.

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Serena
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance, relaxing environment, and you are made to feel very taken care of. My server had wonderful recommendations. I would visit again and recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic, well-prepared French cuisine, featuring stalwarts like escargots, ris de veal, quenelles de Nantua and soufflés for dessert. Very drinkable wines by the glass. Thanks to CoVid, we chose to eat outdoors, and were well taken care of by the attentive staff. Portions are correct, satisfying but not excessive. Well-prepared scallops, perfectly cooked rosy duck breast, tender veal Normandy. No fireworks, just delicious, nicely prepared food— a rarity these days, and so comforting.

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, beautiful Provençal decor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening with my wife!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant provided an excellent romantic experience for our 9th year anniversary. The food, service and ambience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I went to La Chaumiere on a weekend get away trip with our daughter. It was an absolutely amazing evening from the moment we walked in until the moment we left! The staff and atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the food is to die for!.prices are also very reasonable an absolutely perfect combination for a fabulous evening! We are planning to go back with both our son and daughter very soon cannot wait!!!
TD😍👍🏽‼️

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PatrickR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place for a cozy dinner. Also, great for a first date🙂

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always an extremely pleasant experience

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vipMarscup2
Pittsburgh
39 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seeking a culinary respite during a stop-over in D.C. on our way home from the beach. Since Europe isn't welcoming Americans anytime soon, we chose this bistro as a way to pretend we were back in Paris. My husband had the duck with currants (prepared perfectly), and I had the Cocquilles St. Jacques (with tomatoes for the first time). The meals were wonderful, and the service was attentive. We're never disappointed when dining here!

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vipDinersFromDC
Washington DC
113 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional meal here and a great experience. The lobster bisque was superb, probably the best I have ever had. The lamb chops were tender and delicious as was the beef. The cassoulet was also very good. We had a bunch of appetizers and an even something nice from the chef who came out to say hello. The soufflé was amazing and the apple tart was so flavorful, it reminded us that fall was finally here. They were doing everything to assure our safety and comfort. I highly recommend this cozy French restaurant and will definitely be back.

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GeorgeC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go 3-4 times a year thinking to increase the frequency, the Michelin 1 star rating has changed nothing - not snooty or otherwise unreasonable expensive. We love the sweet breds and calves liver, don't forget the souflee Yum! Dinner for we two with bottle of wine & tip was $180. Not bad for a 'fancy night out.' Parking on the street is easy enough and a digestive Georgetown walk after refreshing.

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vipMyronL
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outside table on M Street on a beautiful night. Our main course was the soft shell crab special, which was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience from beginning to end. La Chaumiere is amazing in that the ambiance and food feels like a homemade dish but it is presented so elegantly that it is also fine dining at the same time. Highly recommend!

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vipJAYE
Washington DC
144 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superior food. Unassuming, but interesting atmosphere. Good service

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frederickP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday evening dinning outside, service and food wonderful and felt appreciated by the staff!

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JayS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful and a wonderful experience. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We were there for restaurant week. Decided on this place because of the menu and when we arrived and were ordering were advised they had run out of the two things we wanted to get for appetizer and dessert. Was very disappointed as for we decided on this place because of those menu options. Soft shell crab entree was very good and light. Veal entree had good flavor and peas were a nice tough.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is turning out the finest dishes and the robust menu made everything feel elegant and normal for an evening.

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JohnN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely restaurant! I just chose them because they were one of the few places on the August Restaurant Week lineup with an open table on Saturday night. I was delighted.
The food was delicious and the waiters were all French. And they treated us with that polite disdain that French waiters are famous for. It was the easiest and cheapest trip to France that we have ever taken.

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- so glad you’re back. Merci Beaucoup😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Very good food with excellent service.

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vipMaryS
Hong Kong
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anytime but especially during COVID. Thank you for another amazing experience.

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Foodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this little gem online when searching French restaurants in DC. True to it’s self description, it is authentic French cuisine, unpretentious. The service was outstanding. We felt safe, protected by mask-wearing service staff and socially-distant seating. Can’t say enough about the rack of lamb and chocolate soufflé. But the house salad -yes a house salad - was especially delicious. Simple, yet memorable.

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vipJeffH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true Georgetown Gem!

FAQs

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

La Chaumiere is rated 4.7 stars by 3411 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.