An old favorite, still living up to happy souvenirs.
This place is just an amazing under rated gem in DC. If you think places on 14th Street are the places to eat in DC, you've got it all wrong. Just outstanding all around!
Excellent food, nice authentic French ambiance, great service and staff.
Our favorite place in the entire DC area for good food and conversation.
Went to try this restaurant for the first time just to hang out with my good friend. We enjoyed the food very much. We for dinner on Saturday night. I had the trout and he had the NY Steak for our main course and lobster bisque and oysters on the half shelf as appetizers. The lobster bisque was ok, I wasn’t really into it but my friend enjoyed every bit of it. When our main dishes came, we were wowed by the amount of taste in every bite of out dishes. He let me try his steak and it was so succulent, I tell you it set the bar really high on steak that anything after it will have to be equally great. The trout was amazing! It had almonds on it and I wish I had asked to have them on the side. I enjoyed every bite of my trout and can’t wait to go back and have it one more time. We also shared a creme brûlée and it was so creamy and sweet I want more now! The ambiance felt a bit crowded and people were being sat so close to us we felt we could not hold a conversation. I wish that could change but I do understand that being Saturday they might have been booked! The waiter was amazing, the place even though it was full at capacity, they do not rush u. I loved the experience and can’t wait until I go back!
We spent the weekend at a hotel nearby because of power outages from the recent storm, and happened to find La Chaumiere on one of the "Best" lists for DC restaurants. Saturday evening, the restaurant was extremely full, and we noticed right away that the hosts knew many of their patrons personally. This is always a good sign! Though the main room was full we were tucked away in a corner and were very happy with our assigned table. The wait staff were clearly seasoned professionals, who never pushed along the timing of service. The lobster bisque was very much what we have tasted in the south of France: not thick and creamy, as much as so intensely flavorful that each mouthful was a taste explosion. The chef's pate was wonderfully fresh and rustic in style. I would only have appreciated a bit of whole grain mustard as an accompaniment. Entrees were the Dover Sole, perfectly prepared; tender, mild and not a single bone! The Fricassée du Pêcheur was also a wonderful dish with each element prepared with care to bring out the best in the seafood and the winter vegetable that accompanied. We finished with a wonder chocolate souffle that was "TDF". We will return again whenever we are in the DC area!
We had RSVP at 6pm. At 7:30pm, the manager came and told us he needed our table in 5 minutes. We believe that we were asked to leave because we were two Asian women, and therefore were a minority. I guess he thought we would acquiesce. Do not eat here if you are not of European-colonizing descent, because they'll just try to kick you out to make room for those who are Caucasian.Too bad!
We chose La Chaumiere to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday and she was not disappointed. My wife chose the salmon puff pastry...my daughter the braised short rib and I the venison. All said they would order again. I also had the chocolate souffle and it was very good. All in all we would happily return to try some of the other dishes.
The restaurant was very charming and the food was excellent. Very authentic. The staff was helpful.
This restaurant NEVER disappoints on food or service! It is ideal for so many occasions from making a business lunch meeting with colleagues more enjoyable with their food to a romantic dinner with my husband or a fun outing with friends.
The overall experience was lovely and quite outstanding. It’s definitely an excellent place to have a date, but more so with the person you have been with for a while and due to the intimate setting maybe not the first date. To start off, the food was great. Both the appetizers and the entree were amazing! My boyfriend and I were really blown away with the meals. The whole ambiance was nice and cozy and romantic. Our server was very kind and funny which definitely enhanced the experience and he even recommended us places to go afterwards since it was a Saturday night. It was packed so could be a little noisy at times but once it cleared out a bit it was quiet. Overall an amazing resteraunt. It was my first French resteraunt but I’ll definitely want to come back! Great place for a date with someone special (especially since its not cheap).
Food was superb, with a wide range of choices. Seating was a bit tight, but it was a Saturday night. Pretty busy place, the waiters really have to hustle. Ours was wonderful.
My favorite restaurant whenever I am in Washington. Not there often but my husband and I went for years without fail. Unfortunately, he has passed on so this time I took my two grandsons 12 and 13 and it was enjoyed by all 3 of us.
I've had a number of dinners at La Chaumiere and it has been consistently very good. This time was no exception. La Chaumiere has the feel of a 1960s Parisian restaurant, the food is well prepared and presented, and service is attentive without being overbearing. This is an excellent place to meet with friends or family. It is one of my favorites.
Great French Bistro! Food is terrific. And many typical French options.
Outstanding! Every single dish we ordered was simply amazing. We got escargot, stuffed oysters, salmon in puff pastry, roasted lamb, and of course the chocolate soufflé. We came hungry and left extremely happy. Our waiter also gave a good recommendation for wine to suit our taste.
we're long-time fans of this wonderful restaurant. return again and again. . !!!!
Awesome! Good food and service
Usual excellent food and service, warm and welcoming atmosphere. Still a gem.
I always like to come here when in town. The Dover sole however was just okay and had a lot of bones. $600 dinner tab made the experience feel overpriced.
I hate to admit this is only my 2nd time to visit La Chaumiere. We came 3 years ago to celebrate our anniversary. This place is absolutely amazing!! The service is always stellar and the food is out of this world. We had a nice cozy table by the fireplace, which was very romantic. Our daughter was in town so we decided to try ALL of her choices. We started with some fabulous foie gras and escargot. The BEST foie gras we've ever had. This alone would be worth coming in and having with a nice bottle of wine. The venison, was scrumptious, the lamb PERFECT, and the veal OUTSTANDING! We all sampled each others' dishes and were thrilled. At the end of our dinner, we shared the Grand Marnier Souffle which was truly dreamy. I should be reprimanded for waiting so long in between visits. This place IS A GEM.
Overall a good dining experience. The onion soup was somewhat bland. The waiter should let the customer know the prices of the specials. One entree was $40. Nice place.
Amazing as always. Even after 42 years in business they are still one of the best restaurants in town.
Fantastic, as always! Wonderful ambience and food.
Excellent restaurant, with classic French cuisine. Wine list a little high but wines are good.
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.
The food was underwhelming for the price. The mussels were under-done. The salmon was good but peppery which was not described in the menu as such.
This restaurant was delicious!
A great classic French restaurant with outstanding food, wine list, and service. I go there every time I am in DC. The quality of food and wine, the ambience, and the pleasant service have not changed in 10 years (and that is a good thing!).
Highly comfortable evening meal -- excellent service (including description of specials) amid large number of diners, like us, enjoying the meal.
La Chaumiere never fails to impress. The customer service is like family, the atmosphere is rustic French country, and the food is... well, amazing!
My friend and I had a very nice day-before-Valentine’s dinner. The food was fresh and flavorful, and the service was efficient and friendly. We’ll definitely go back again.
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.
Excellent service, great food
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.
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!
We always have a pleasant evening at La Chaumiere. The food, service and ambiance is always excellent.
Loved the ambience of La Chaumiere, very French feeling, and the food was delicious.
Great restaurant! Every dish was delicious, but the Dover Sole was exceptional. Wonderful atmosphere and great service. We will definitely be back
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!