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La Chaumiere

4.6
2545 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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 2545 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eduardo 
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, great service, great ambience... a great restaurant...! Thanks!

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vipvickiboys 
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our 3rd visit to La Chaumiere. We absolutely love this restaurant and will return again and again. Marcello is a great Waiter, very attentive even when the restaurant is busy.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

La Chaumière successfully replicates dining in a French country "inn". Its unpretentious atmosphere features a central stone fireplace, wood beams and stucco walls which create a warm and inviting escape from city life. The consistent quality of food complete the experience. It is my family's choice for special occasions and out-of-town guests.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

La Chaumiere is the kind of place you want to go when you want to have a great meal in a great environment. The food of terrific, the wait staff is professional (nobody greats you with "how are we tonight guys?") and the ambiance is cozy, charming and romantic all at once. It's not inexpensive, so be prepared to spend, but it's worth every pennuy.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

‘‘This old standby is better than it has been in several years. Classic French food prepared and served professionally. Wonderful quenelles. Excellent trout, duck, Dover sole and sweetbreads. It is that kind of place. Yet warm and friendly. We will return the next time we are in DC.

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vipDC1988 
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

A long time Washington favorite that still always delivers on delicious French cuisine! Our waiter especially made the meal even more enjoyable!

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Weezer 
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Lovely day

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Thomas 
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

I would go back anytime in DC and the only flaw was that I felt the Martini was a bit tini.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Unfortunately our lunch was not as enjoyable as we had hoped. Service was slow and sporadic, our wine order was initially confused, the appetiser, a charcuterie tray, sadly meagre and incomplete, and arrived mid-meal, and the entree, tenderloin medallions (consisting of two 50 cent piece-sized bits) was pedestrian and over-cooked despite the price. "Winter vegetables" accompanying the entree consisted of two roasted baby carrots and two small leaves of braised spinach - but the portion of frites with the entree was enormous. Dessert was a ponderous chocolate mousse in a "cookie shell" that seemed vaguely Sysco. Our great hopes for a memorable meal were left at the table.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

My very first experience I had dinner with family and I was impressed. The service was impeccable the food and wine were excellent. This was my new favorite restaurant. I ranted and raved to friends about how great it was and wanted to come back any chance I could get. My boyfriend and I had dinner last Saturday night. It was a later reservation 9 pm. We were seated upstairs which was a very different atmosphere from the first time sitting on the lower level closer to the fire. The poor waiter was running up and down the stairs trying to tend to his tables. We ordered wine and our main course while waiting for bread. When we finally received the bread it was rock hard and cold like it had been sitting out all day. Hard in could not even chew it. I asked for fresh warm bread, since the first time here everything was perfect! We got the second bread basket and still was cold not as bad as the first but by this time gave up. Quite sometime went by and we received our dinners. I ordered rack of lamb and he ordered beef Wellington both in which were cold. At this point I’m thinking to myself this is by far not anywhere close to my first experience here. In the back we could hear dishes crashing or falling so it was quite noisy. Still love this place and hope if I dine again my experience won’t be like the last.

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Spencer 
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

As always, a fantastic meal. Great service, food, and wine.

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Undercover 
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Returning after a dozen years, I found the place still charming. Even though the architectural details are largely faux, it feels somewhat like a French inn. It is very densely packed with tables, thus high noise. But it is jolly noise. And the excellent service also compensates. For a French place, the menu is understandable and the specials were impressive. Service is also rapide. Wine list is excellent (and the pages are clean, not greasy) in terms of organization and selection. But the prices too high. The not-very-good cotes du rhone I picked at $75, was probably $30 in a local store. Yes, I know where restaurants make the most money.

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vatraveler 
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food! Wonderful service. Still very crowded, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We had an excellent meal prior to seeing a show in DC. I look forward to coming back for any special occasion. The french soup was delicious!

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RoseMarie 
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in DC. We never miss a visit when we are in the Capital.

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vipSusan816y 
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

This is becoming one of my all time favorite restaurants. People watching great too! The food was delicious and the Grand Marnier souffle was delicious....so save up your calories during the day to splurge! I can't wait to get back.

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vipMaxie 
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants !! Food is always delicious - I enjoy the foie Gras , trout and especially the steak au poivre !!

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esymono 
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Beautiful dinner before going to the theatre. Waitstaff was meticulous with timing and it was most appreciated! Definitely will return for other special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Having just returned from 10 days in France, we wanted an authentic French meal in order to prolong the experience, and La Chaumiere came through perfectly. The duck breast with black currant sauce was delicious....the grand mariner soufflé for dessert was the best I have ever had. Ambience was warm and inviting and the service was gracious. Who needs France when you have La Chaumiere right in Georgetown?

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vipKira 
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

There are several good French bistros in DC, but La Chaumiere has the consistently best menu. The calves' liver here is tops in the city, and the selection of dishes varies daily, continually offering new tastes. My favorite for repeat visits.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful as usual.

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CCC1 
2.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Three of us had dinner. Two enjoyed their meal. I did not. If I needed to eat shoe leather to survive I would have stayed home. I recommended the restaurant as a favorite spot. The veal had no flavor and would have offended my dog. I will try again, but never order the veal.

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Formidable 
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

On a freezing DC night La Chaumiere was perfect. The fireplace and cozy French setting was just what we needed to warm up our bodies and spirits. And what a pleasure to be served be attentive, professional waiters, as opposed to “I’m Jim and I’ll be your server.” My house Cabernet was superb, as was my peppercorn steak and Ceasar salad. Companion’s salmon likewise. My one regret was I didn’t indulge in a grand mariner or chocolate soufflé - next time I’m going for it. Needless to say I will return soon!

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vipSKDC 
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve menu and atmosphere were superb. It was cozy with the fireplace.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I enjoy La Chaumiere each time we visit! Although we love the romance of the cozy French restaurant, it is not unusual to see large family groups (up to 10 people) also enjoying a delicious meal. For starters, you must try the escargot. Perfectly cooked and served in their own cup in cast iron dish with butter and herbs, they are absolutely delicious. For entrees, my husband and I have eaten the lamb, Dover sple, and the veal - all to our liking. However, my hands down favorite is the soft shell crab special! For dessert, the soufflé is traditional and perfect in every way, but our personal favorite is the slightly sweeter apple tart served a la mode.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. From the prompt and friendly service to the delicious wine and food, all aspects were excellent!

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vipEllen 
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for as long as it has been open. The food quality and service are very consistently very high.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great meal, amazing soufflés, perfect ambiance for a winter night.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Been coming here for years. Timeless and always wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Rene was a great server!! The food was great (we had the lamb, the venison, and our kids shared the beef tenderloins). For dessert, we shared the apple tart and the grand marnier soufflé. The soufflé was really nothing short of heaven on earth. The kids tried and liked everything in our plates as well, which was awesome. The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable. I will absolutely recommend this Georgetown gem to friends and fam who visit DC.

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