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La Chaumiere

4.7
2670 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Romantic
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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 2670 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. An attractive dining room. Waiter recommended an great Red Burgundy.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This was our second visit. I love the atmosphere.....intimate. Our waiter (Henry) was excellent. After several trips to France, we felt right at home.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Quaint restaurant but seating fairly crowded so moderately noisy, and very bright. The house pate was very good as was the duck. However, we felt very rushed. Our food came out so quickly, we were out the door in under one hour. Not what we had in mind for a romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Henri was awesome. Fantastic service. Really nice venue.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding, in every respect, as always. Professional service that is not disengenous, exceptional food that is not “trendy”. Each visit confirms their continued exellence.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great French restaurant, superb service. They should change where they buy the mussels. Everything else was superb.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

An exquisite dining experience with a professional and knowledgeable waitstaff, lot of class, and an upscale yet amicable ambiance. Would recommend, and I will certainly be back for another visit

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Lovely experience

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The soufflés are wonder!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My husband and I always plan a trip here when we are in Washington. We have never been disappointed.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My wife and I have been coming to La Chaumiere for over thirty years. Although the place hasn't really changed, in our view it has become somewhat stale; too crowded, too noisy, rushed service. Time for a change!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Waiter was excellent, liked having proper tablecloths, only down side were the embarrassingly terrible escargots especially served in a French restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This restaurant has been delivering on excellent food and service for years. After a few years away, I was happy to see that it still is!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

A very pleasant lunch with our friend Merry.
Delicious food. Good Champagne. Loved the Fruits and Sabayon dessert.
Will be back soon with other friends.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Family get-together

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Our family of four enjoyed our dinner to celebrate a special occasion. The wine list was extensive, but we just had a glass of the house champagne which was good. The menu options were terrific, and we enjoyed beef, duck, lamb and chicken dishes, all very well prepared and delicious, plus two appetizers, and split the apple tart and chocolate soufflé for dessert, which have to be ordered at the beginning of the meal. Our servers were always at the ready, very professional and extremely courteous. The decor and ambiance were more suited to a dark fall/winter evening when you might be looking for a cozy and warm establishment. As this was a beautiful, sunny, early summer day, it felt a little dreary as a result of the season. It was also a bit worn and dated inside, which again would have been less noticed if it were a dark, blustery evening. The prices were high for our family budget, but commensurate with the level of quality of food, the Georgetown location, and the attentive service at a well-regarded and reliable restaurant. We enjoyed our experience there and would recommend for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I loved everything about it! Great Dover soul and incredible French wine :)

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

La Chaumiere has been our favorite French restarant in the DC area for over 30 years. It’s the only place for quenelles - my husband’s all-time favorite starter, which he followed with a succulent pepper steak. I had a delicious mozzarella and artechoke salad followed by duck with red currant sauce, which was superb! We ended the meal on a high note with outstanding Grand Marnier soufflés. The only slight complaint we had was that our red wine was served too cold! When we mentioned it we were told that that was impossible because the wine was kept at 60 degrees. But it was definitely chilled and that’s incorrect for red wine!! Just a slight downer to an otherwise perfect meal!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

wonderful, excellent restaurant. Best in Georgetown.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

La Chaumiere is a comfortable, friendly place to truly enjoy very good French cuisine.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Old School French everything (food, bread,waiter,wine) done well. Nothing 'nouvelle' about the place and we all loved it. Extensive and excellent wine list with some reasonable options.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Have been eating here for over 20 years and never had a bad experience. Food, service and atmosphere are exemplary!

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

If you are not a regular expect a mediocre experience. Told us they were giving us a special table as they sat us at atable right in front of the kitchen. Host was unfriendly Did not make our anniversary at all special.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

4th time is as good as ever! We love this place. The food is unreal.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Ah. We travel the US and Europe. Would you believe that this is our favourite restaurant for French food anywhere in the world? Great classic food, casual atmosphere, wonderful service. We always look forward to being in Washington and eating here. Love it!

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Enjoyed it as much as ever. I love the French ambience.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

La Chaumiere was a great place to dine! My wife and I went there for our anniversary. She had Duck and I had Venison Medallions and everything was cooked just right! The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

I do not live in D.C. but every time I visit I make a point to go here to eat. The restaurant is among my favorites in the U.S.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Excelente, como siempre, Elliott
Excelente, como siempre, Elliott
Excelente, como siempre, Elliott
Excelente, como siempre, Elliott

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

I have all positive things to say, but if I HAD to put one negative it would be the music choice. Was on the 70's channel which didn't really match with the restaurant.
GREAT salmon stuffed pastry, tho! YUM!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Lovely place for great French food in a cozy and authentic setting

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

No bar to sit at for a drink before. We got there early before our entire party was present and they would not sit us at the table and we couldn't sit at a bar to wait. It was expensive too.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

As always, excellent food and service. Enjoyable step back in time.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

La Chaumiere never disappoints. The food is excellent, particularly the baked oysters. THe ambiance is buzzing and you usually see people you know. My only complaint was the the waiter was covering too many tables. He's a real professional but was overstretched and it was hard to get his attention. As usual they are slow to take orders, but it's worth the wait.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Authentic French food! Absolutely excellent, experienced service. Delicious
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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very nice venue for dinner for a Mother’s Day celebration. We were seated in the back of the restaurant which was relatively quiet though a little cramped. Our waiter seemed knowledgeable and was generally attentive, though we had to ask a number of times for water refills. I had the Dover Sole which was disappointingly dry and flavorless for what I thought was a hefty price ($42). My husband had the fish stew, which he said was good, but seemed to have a lot of vegetables added in as filler. The wine list was decent, and had a number of well-priced selections. We decided to treat ourselves and ordered both the Chocolate Soufflé as well as the Grand Marnier one. They were served with a custard sauce on the side, which was yummy, but we found both soufflés rather eggy and tough — not the light as air confection we had hoped for. All in a perfectly nice evening, though the food could definitely have been better.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Dependably excellent -- great food, great service, lovely atmosphere. They never disappoint

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We come to la chaumiere every time we visit dc from nyc. It always delivers; good quality food, in a great ambiance. The menu is diverse, well thought and executed. We will come again, for sure.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We were attracted to Chaumiere based on reviews we'd read. The menu was varied, service attentive, atmosphere like a classic French bistro. The only complaint I'd have was that my meal, which was one of their signature dishes, Dover sole with a butter/parsley sauce, was rather bland and highly priced for the quality of the fish and just a little serving of delicious mashed potatoes which accompanied it ($42). As a signature dish, I'd expected more flavor, and perhaps a more tender and flaky filet than the one I received, and a bit more generosity on the serving size of the veggies.

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