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Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
11:30 PM
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La Chaumiere

4.7
2609 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
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  • Authentic
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm –10:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 338-1784
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Patrick Orange
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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.
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Private party contact
Martin Lumet: (202) 338-1784
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
28th St. NW
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Parking details
Street parking or public lot. For dinner, for $10.00, 2 hours of validated parking at Four Seasons Hotel.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2609 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. Good value for quality.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We love food in this restaurant, especially, soufflé; out of this world!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was excellent and our waiter was absolutely wonderful. We also loved the décor and menu selections. We will definitely go again when we are in town!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Teriffic. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service friendly staff, good food at a reasonable price. Nice atmosphere too

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

La Chaumiere provides a reliably excellent, traditional French dining experience. It has a very comfortable atmosphere and is usually packed with Georgetown regulars. The service is professional, the food is well prepared and presented, and the wine list is well chosen and good value. If traffic and parking were not so difficult, we would be regulars, too!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great wine list. Superb night!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Second time there. I think it is my new favorite restaurant in DC. Had the mussels again and was disappointed that they weren't as big as last time - I think the smaller mussels ended up being overcooked. The Duck L'Orange was perfect. Reasonable prices for delicious wine.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

La Chaumiere never disappoints on anything! Food & service are always wonderful. Every new person I bring there loves it!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

A wonderful quaint French restaurant in the heart of Georgetown! The soft shell crab appetizer was outstanding and the quenelle was as good as those in Lyon! Service was impeccable! What a find!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A wonderful night. Our waiter was excellent. We started with the Emmenthal Cheese Soufflé worth the wait and so delicious. I had the Medaillons de Venaison and my date had the Pork Chop dish, both prepared perfectly. For dessert we tried the Chocolate Soufflé, devine! I can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Meal and ambiance were very authentic. Service was wonderful. Never felt rushed and food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Best soft shells in town!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Have eaten there while a medical resident at George Washington and for the last 35 years. I could eat there every night. A GEM of a French bistro. Food and servise are unbeatable. I live in Baltimore and come with friends every time we come to DC for a show. The sweetbreads and Dover sole are the best I have ever had. Love your bistro!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Calf's brain not up tp par
Busy week...short of staff
3 hour meal

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My husband and I were visiting DC to see the cherry blossoms and decided to treat ourselves to French cuisine. I had dined at La Chaumiere several years ago and loved the atmosphere, so we booked a table. Wow. It was everything I remembered -- charming elegance, great service, and excellent food and wine. We enjoyed our experience so much that we just recommended La Chaumiere to our neighbors!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Only complaint is tables are all very close together!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in all of DC. We are from out of town, but we make it a point to come here every time we are in town. Dinner is absolutely perfect every time. Great atmosphere, great service, and great food. I'd give it six stars out of five.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My second visit and it was just delicious, delightful and wonderful! The quenelles are very special, as is the entire menu. Have to return to try everything else!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Very nice!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

As soon as I walked up to the host's station, La Chaumiere's French country vibe helped me shed my work-day mood and prepared me for the relaxed, cozy and almost like being in Southern France dining experience that Chaumiere imparts. A waiter appeared at the table almost as soon as the four of us were seated. His welcome was warm and friendly yet very professional, He knew his menu and made excellent suggestions for appetizers that complemented our entrees. I started with fresh oysters served with a tomato based cocktail sauce. The hint of horseradish and garlic balanced perfectly against the light, freshness of the oysters. I completed my seafood themed meal with La Chaumiere's exquisitely prepared sea scallops. The chef seared their outsides golden brown and kept their meat moist and full of flavor. I started looking forward to my next meal at La Chaumiere before I finished my exquisite chocolate moose.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My favorite place in DC

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

La Chaumiere was wonderful! My step-daughter and I were enjoying 5 days together in DC and this was the perfect place to enjoy our last evening in the city. We had early reservations because of a play that night so the restaurant might have been a touch quieter than it would have bee at 8:00.
The ambiance reminded us of Paris except, fortunately, there was more space between tables! The food was excellent and reasonably priced by DC standards and the service was delightful. We both made a note in our phones that this restaurant was a winner and we will go back the next time we are in DC.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food here is fantastic. The seating is cozy. If you’re going to be seated at a table with your back to the wall, you might want to visit the restroom before getting settled. Service was generally very good, but we did wait a bit for our check. Standouts from this visit were the steak au poivre and the baked oyster special dish.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent food and service

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I had lunch here with an old friend. Food and service were excellent, and the restaurant was quiet enough to allow easy conversation. Menu and specials offer several traditional French specialties.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Best escargot ever! And best desserts! Totally enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Second time I've been there. Experience is great! Great wine selection. Terrific food and service. Look forward to going again when back in DC.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service and good food. Very accommodating for small children on a Saturday night by using upstairs seating area.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was very good and the ambiance was very nice, perfect for a quiet birthday celebratory dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Exceeded expectations in every way. A great spot for a date night.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful everything. Classic French cuisine. Delicious. Impecable service. Charming atmosphere. Imagine yourself in France.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had an enjoyable evening--great ambiance--but it is a loud place when crowded. We were there on a Thursday night and it was packed. We had a cheese plate as an appetizer--it was just OK. The serving could have been bit a bit more generous... Each of us really liked our entrees. Two of our party had the cassoulet (sp?) and I had the beef brisket. However, we shared a chocolate souflee for dessert and were all very disappointed. The worst we had ever had in a restaurant... And the service was somewhat slow due to the crowd I guess...

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great, as always. Our favorite restaurant in DC!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Always a pleasure as the food is very good and the service excellent- quick and good!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Martin was very super nice
The service outstanding
The food very well prepared
Calf liver cooked to perfection
Halibut superb
And my rack of lamb was succulent
Will return
Chef Patrick you are one of the best French chef in DC
Good job
Robert Weinrob

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our 2nd visit and La Chaumiere does not disappoint! We were celebrating our daughter's quarter century birthday (!) and everything was perfect! The food was splendid and sitting by the fire so very special! Merci infiniment Mariel! A la prochaine fois!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We were traveling to Georgetown and La Chaumiere was recommended by a friend of mine. The food was excellent - Trout Almadine was outstanding as was the Duck. A friend who had the Calves Liver said it was the best she had had. Wait staff is very professional - takes good care of you. The only non positive thing is the tables are extremely close but we had nice tables mates around us so it was not an issue. It has a very European flair. Would high rec if you wanted excellent French food!!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A Georgetown standby for decades, very cozy. Classic French cuisine, a little heavy in the old style, but well-executed. Wine list has a good selection, but no real bargains. The two of us had a very pleasant evening. Will go back.

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