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About La Chaumiere

La Chaumiere is as close as it gets to dining in a French country inn. Celebrating 41 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!

2813 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm –10:30pm

Cross Street:
28th St. NW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 338-1784

Website:
http://www.lachaumieredc.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking or public lot. For dinner, for $10.00, 2 hours of validated parking at Four Seasons Hotel.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Orange

Private Party Facilities:
Two private rooms: Terrace/front room seats up to 15 guests, and upstairs/2nd floor seats up to 40 guests. Customized menus available upon request.

Private Party Contact:
Martin Lumet: (202) 338-1784

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Chaumiere Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (74)
Cozy (70)
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Good for Birthdays (42)
Notable Wine List (42)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Comfort Food (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
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Worth the Drive (20)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I picked La Chaumiere for a romantic dinner, was really looking for great food and an old-Europe rustic feel. Found it at La Chaumiere, and along with a great waiter, we truly enjoyed our meal and experience. The restaurant was almost at capacity the entire Friday evening, but we never felt crowded or rushed, and always had attention of the staff without that feeling of hovering. It is not inexpensive, but we certainly got what we paid for.
Fully recommend La Chaumiere for romantic date night, or small groups of friends out for an elegant meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Highly comfortable evening meal -- excellent service (including description of specials) amid large number of diners, like us, enjoying the meal.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

La Chaumiere never fails to impress. The customer service is like family, the atmosphere is rustic French country, and the food is... well, amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

Came in from out of town and took my girlfriend on a date here. The maître d’ was, well, French. So no expectation of a warm reception, but not rude, either. We arrived during the height of the rush. The table was cozy and in an excellent location, though we had to wait a bit after our reservation time to be seated. The wait was worth it. Table setup was impeccable. Our waiter arrived promptly, the House Côte du Rhône was affordable but nice, and the food was superb. Despite the rush, wait staff was attentive, helpful, and extremely courteous. Overall, an enjoyable, warm dining experience, that I would highly recommend to anyone who loves a diverse French menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service, great food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

La Chaumiere has a wonderful French food menu. The servers are very helpful with menu and wine recommendations. We are repeat customers and have had an outstanding experience each visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I've been coming to Washington DC several times a year for nearly 20 years. I would rate this as one of the top 5 restaurants in the region. The menu is great, the food is perfectly prepared and is served without long waits and the servers are knowledgeable and willing to really discuss the food with you. The wine list is (like all DC restaurants) is overpriced, but there are a few good reasonably priced selections. I am so glad to have found La Chaumiere and I intend to go back again and again. The baked mussels, the cornish hen and the desert souffle are outrageous!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We always have a pleasant evening at La Chaumiere. The food, service and ambiance is always excellent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved the ambience of La Chaumiere, very French feeling, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great restaurant! Every dish was delicious, but the Dover Sole was exceptional. Wonderful atmosphere and great service. We will definitely be back

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We love it here! It is our second time while visiting our daughter. The food is fabulous! Fresh ingredients and delicious sauces. Our waiter was very helpful with wine choice. We plan to come back!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good food and wonderful fireplace--what we needed! The only thing was that our companions were charged for champagne, when they had requested prosecco. The (very nice) waiter may have told them that there was no prosecco, but they didn't understand this. They probably would have made another drink selection, if they had known.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a delightful dinner at La Chaumiere. The fireplace is so inviting; you feel like you are in a chalet in the Alps! The food was outstanding, especially the quenelle, which I haven't had since I was a little girl! Absolutely have to have the apple tart: Incroyable!
Will be returning for sure!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Le Chaumiere has been on the Washington scene for more than 40 years and is still a go-to restaurant! The food is typical French - both modern and old fashioned and the ambiance comfortable and cozy. My husband had the most delicious pike quenelle in lobster sauce and I had gravlax and also calf brains. Absolutely delicious! We have been many times and will definitely return!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Outstanding restaurant in all areas--food, service and atmosphere. Price was reasonable and the portions were typical of a French restaurant. We've already made reservations to return. Souffles were very good too. Parking at the Four Seasons Hotel directly across the street from the restaurant. Let the valet know that you are going to the restaurant, and he will give you a special ticket for the restaurant to validate. Parking is normally $20.00, but you pay the restaurant $15.00 (added to your dinner bill), and the restaurant validates your parking ticket.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We have been there many times. It is reliablly good, but not wonderful, traditional French cooking. The noise level is pretty high.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

A nice lunch with a good atmosphere to carry conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service for Restaurant Week 2019. Food good as usual. Noisy in main room for hearing impaired. Lots of extra charges for Restaurant Week menu!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Consistent from year to year. If I ate there every week I might want more changes, but several times a year it feels just right to settle in to the comfortable Georgetown crowd and choose between authentic French dishes with modern notes. The only change is on the menu where they now list the perfectly prepared Dover Sole instead of having to ask for it off the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We eat at the restaurant frequently but this was first time for Restaurant Week. The menu was fantastic. We are pleased to recommend the restaurant to our friends and take guests there.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent. We went for Restaurant Week and were surprised to find that several options in each category had a two to three dollar extra charge for that choice. We had not seen that on other Restaurant Week offerings.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was authentic and I would definitely go back. This was my first visit. I had the mussels, rainbow trout and chocolate mousse (Restaurant Week menu) and all were delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I went there for the restaurant week. The food was amazing. We had a calf liver steak and a salmon croute: BEST EVER. I would love to visit again. Thanks to the R.week. If not, i wouldn’t have gone. Now it is ine of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I wasn't too impressed, and I think our waiter was overwhelmed. He forgot to take one of our orders (there were 4 of us) and never apologized, and instead blamed his manager for rushing him; He forgot to take up my appetizer plate before my entree came out, but took up the other three. It seemed to be crowded for lunch, so maybe he was not used to that many people at once. I don't think he was the only waiter there, and it was probably about 30 people in the restaurant. the appetizer was really good, but the entree was just so-so, and the portions were small, and i was hungry again soon, but I am sure, that's the French way!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Charming and delicious. Superb waitstaff

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We love La Chaumiere, it is our go-to restaurant in Georgetown for 20 plus years, but we were disappointed on Thursday. The food was good as alwys but the service was sub-standard - forgot dressing on two salads, forgot one entrée, took forever to bring the second bottle of wine, etc. We mentioned it to the manager on the way out and he apologized but it was Restaurant Week (we had not taken that into account) and they were just not up to it. To bad our favorite server Marie left a few years ago, this would not have happened. I am sure they will return to their previous standards but a word to the wise - DO NOT GO THERE DURING RESTAURANT WEEK.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went during restaurant week so the restaurant was very crowded and they had to turn over tables as quickly as possible. The service was impeccable and the food delicious and serve very quickly. A table near the fireplace was delightful. We had calves liver which was tender and very appetizing. The noise level was animated. We definitely will return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Went here for Restaurant Week. Tried the fixed menu and was pleased with the options. The food was very good and service was excellent...was especially impressed with the service at a time when there were no open tables.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My friend and I had dinner during the restaurant week. The food wasn't all that great. Had trout with way too much butter (even for French) and almond. The dessert was something I can just slap on together. Roasting pear and covered it with choc. syrup. Plus, I guess for restaurant week customers only get a half a pear. Who has my bottom?

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I hadn’t been there in years but still did not disappoint, good spot to go!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This was the ideal restaurant week experience - an affordable meal at a storied restaurant I might otherwise not consider, that hooked me into planning to come back. The ambience is a rustic French cottage with a hearth, and is very charming and absorbing. The service is very attentive and polite. The food was delicious at every course, sometimes exceedingly so. The entire meal was lovely.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Ever a favorite with great French fare, good wines, impeccable service and cozy atmosphere!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Restaurant week visit. Requested a table in front of the fireplace but it was reserved unfortunately.
$35 advertised price on the restaurant week menu did not include a few extra $$ for the courses we chose. Why advertise a price and then charge more?
Like this restaurant-but not the way they advertised

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant, although I would have preferred if they had changed the menu from last year's restaurant week.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant. The service was friendly, attentive and timely i.e. perfect. We had salmon and trout. Both were delicious. The salmon had a beautiful presentation. The ambiance is warm, French country decor. The 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed our restaurant week dinner out!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

From the food to the friendly service, I couldn’t ask for anything more, will be a must every-time I’m in Georgetown !

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went to enjoy Restaurant Week and was pleasantly surprised with a delicious menu.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Charming restaurant with a lovely and most welcome open fireplace in the center. The food is French and satisfying and the service impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was great and the service even better! Located right in the heart of Georgetown but very low key and easy to miss. I really enjoyed the food and will go back very soon.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent service and food. Have dined there for wedding anniversary starting in 1983.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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