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For 2
7:00 PM
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La Chaumiere

2533 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Cozy (70)
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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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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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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.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2533 People Are Saying
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drdutch (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 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!

4.0  Dined 5 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.

Anonymous (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service, great food

vipvirginiadiner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

Gilbert (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

vipCherylB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

vipKat68 (New York Area)
4.0  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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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!

lalady (Washington DC)
5.0  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.