La Chaumiere

4.9
3522 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 3522 people are saying
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vipMadame
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at La Chaumiere on many, many occasions and ALWAYS with such delight! Yesterday's lunch was no exception. The service is always outstanding and the food never fails one. On the menu yesterday were soft shelled crabs. They were "out of this world"! I can hardly wait to go back for more. Another favorite is the liver! One can always count on being pleased with his/her choice!

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tsegaye
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time visiting this establishment. I found this place through Google. I wanted to take my friend for her birthday someplace nice. I am glad I did. Food was delicious, servers was attentive and ambience was intimate and pleasant.

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vipHopeP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the fabulous swordfish dinner special and the octopus salad appetizer. Food is spectacular as always

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tedm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine and service was wonderful.

It still has its magic of being one of our favorite restaurants.

Well managed and friendly

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French food at a convenient location in Georgetown. I try to visit every time I’m in Washington.

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vipjll600
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise in Georgetown. French country dining that is delicious in an an environment that is so cute, authentic and relaxing. I think this restaurant is a gem and will definitely be returning again soon. There were many other items on the menu That I’m sure are wonderful as well but will have to sample on future visits. Service was excellent, attentive. A Georgetown treasure. Don’t miss this place. It’s amazing

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RichardS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Fantastic French food with truly professional service.

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Redhouse3
New England
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love French food, and La Chaumière provides it at its best. We are particularly fond of the quenelles de crochet, and I think this is the only restaurant in DC that has them. The dessert soufflés are to die for - 3 of us chose grand mariner and one chose chocolate.
A very pleasant evening - first time back at this restaurant since before the Pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal as always. It was great to be back to enjoy this lovely restaurant!

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JoelH
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We especially enjoyed the Dover sole meunière, the asparagus vichyssoise, and the grand mariner and chocolate soufflés.

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Collin
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! We had a reservation for right when the dinner service started and we were quickly seated promptly at our reserved time. Great selection of wine, both by the glass or bottle. I had the beef medallions and they had great flavor and I would definitely order it again. My girlfriend ordered veal and it also tasted great. The desserts we ordered (creme brûlée and chocolate mousse) were great as well.

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AllisonE
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LaChaumiere is consistently delicious French food with seasonal specials served with impeccable service. Our birthday dinner included a scallop special and beef medallions... both were incredible. The chocolate soufflé for dessert was divine! Ambiance is romantic but tends to be quiet and a slightly older clientele perhaps because it’s a bit of a splurge. You will find any French classics on the menu and you won’t be disappointed. They’re trying to whether the challenges of Covid. Support this restaurant which has served wonderful food for over 20 years.

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WilliamH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We prioritize a trip to La Chaumiere when we are in DC. The Oysters Chaumiere are a favorite and we love the Cheese Soufflé. Martin and his staff are great!

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BertrandT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for a romantic dinner for her birthday. It did not disappoint.

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vipMichaelW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Always consistent. Outstanding service. Attention to detail

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida es deliciosa, las mesas son pequeñas pero como en paris! Todo delicioso

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vipEileenS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The waiters are so well trained in terms of the food, service and matching wines with the food.

In Julia Child's book, she wrote about how sole meuniere changed her life......maybe she ate at La Chaumiere!

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vipHudat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect for date night. I had the sweetbreads as my entree which the server said was the best dish in the house. I couldn’t finish them and they did super well as leftovers. The server was knowledgeable and great in terms of service.

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FieldingY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought the entire experience was delightful. Service and food were very good and having parking available at the Four Seasons across the street was a big help.

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FrancescoP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent et authentique cuisine française. A ne pas rater!

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vippdewitz
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French food elegantly presented. The steak was perfect and the rockfish special was even better.

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vipdpdc
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb classical French food beautifully prepared and professionally served. A restaurant worth the expense both for the food and for the experience. A welcome mini escape to Paris until one can travel once again.

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vipAnneC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent, as always, and totally enjoyable evening.

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FrancisfromVirginia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The charming environment of a French farmhouse with delicious cuisine, reasonably priced , and a very attentive set of servers

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vipvickiboys
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to La Chaumiere in Georgetown now for many years! An ICONIC great place to dine for the best in french dishes! Chef Patrick never disappoints! Marcello is our favorite Server, and he has been working here for many years. He takes great care in servicing your dining needs. Although the atmosphere inside La Chaumiere has slowed considerably since the Pandemic, there are now tables set outside so you never have to miss another wonderful dining experience. In all the years we've been coming here for lunch or dinner, we have always had a incredible experience. This last stop was no exception, my husband enjoyed the Shad Roe for an appetizer and then Sweetbreads for his main course. I too had an entree special, Rockfish and all 3 dishes were absolutely spot on! Wonderful wine selections and alcoholic beverages... Peter, such a gem, he is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your beverage selections. Already looking forward to another experience!

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Chaumiere
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Wonderful ambiance, in the heart of Georgetown.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food in a cozy, elegant environment. Expensive, but worth it.

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DianeZ
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family enjoyed a thoroughly enjoyable eating experience at La Chaumière. The food was excellent and the service impeccable.

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vipwestender
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood place to go

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ceciliav
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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JCN1
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food exceptional and attention to detail impeccable. Highly recommend for individuals who seek exceptional cuisine.

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SimonL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed myself. My 4th time at this restaurant. Would be better if the portion is bigger

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vipDavidM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always relaxing and delicious. Impeccable service.

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DCDrew
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It's been a year since I dined in at La Chaumiere and I was glad to see the food and ambiance have not changed. The service was slow as the fewer wait staff are now spread out amongst the entire restaurant and outdoor seating. Hopefully when COVID restrictions are lifted this will not be an issue. I can't wait to go back and try some of my favorites.

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! It is an intimate setting with good ambiance. Everything on the menu sounded great and the few things my husband and I had were delicious. I will definitely be returning to this restaurant in the future.

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vipWendyS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. We will be back!!

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Rudy
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special place. It is everything they say. A French country inn feel with great food, incredible service and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Is could not have been better unless your wanted a more upscale feel. The food would have still been on po8nt but the decor would have to be more eclectic. We will be back, this is a great operation.

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WendyP
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious meal. It was the perfect spot for a birthday celebration for two people that adore French cousine.

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vipWalter
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Old French cooking remains! Delicious French onion soup, shad roe with anchovy butter,pike dumplings and shuffle for dessert.

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vipCashman
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time as always. Great food service and atmosphere

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 3522 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.