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About La Chaumiere

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!

2813 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm –10:30pm

Cross Street:
28th St. NW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 338-1784

Website:
http://www.lachaumieredc.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking or public lot. For dinner, for $10.00, 2 hours of validated parking at Four Seasons Hotel.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Orange

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.

Private Party Contact:
Martin Lumet: (202) 338-1784

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Chaumiere Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (62)
Authentic (60)
Special Occasion (60)
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Romantic (58)
Cozy (58)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Notable Wine List (38)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Business Meals (23)
Comfort Food (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Great for Lunch (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
People Watching (13)
Casual (12)
Seasonal (10)
Fun (9)
Healthy (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·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 !!

Tags: Authentic, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful as usual.

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·Dined on January 5, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 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!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Been coming here for years. Timeless and always wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 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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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a lovely evening with our children, enjoyed delicious food and drank good wine. Thank you for a memorable evening.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

As always great food and service in a delightful cozy environment. It is a gem!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Rene was a great waiter.
The wine was awesome.
The food was excellent, we felt we were eating in France.
The Grand Marnier Souffle was outstanding!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Will need another visit to better judge. My first visit was harried because of a show. Tables are too close to each other. You can hear neighbors conversation even if you were not listening. My cheese soufflé was underwhelming but the day’s special couscous with harrisa was satisfying. Didn’t get a wine bottle but the list looked good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was a nice place for a nice meal. A bit small and could be organized better, as I was celebrating a birthday with my wife and would have appreciated a more intimate table - smaller tables lined the perimeter and ours had a draft from the front door. Did not think the food was exceptional or exceptionally creative, but it was satisfying, like a nice country meal. The service was great, attentive server, smooth, good recommendations. A variety of groups there, all had a good time. We enjoyed it, and it would be our pleasure to return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food3
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service must have been off based on reviews. Hopefully this was not a normal night. Felt put off

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

La Chaumiere is a Washington gem. The food is always wonderful and the atmosphere charming. We were there for Christmas Eve dinner. It was crowded, but we had only a short wait. The only thing that would make it better is a cozy bar.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My fiancé and I got engaged and it was very memorable night !!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have been to La Chaumiere a few times and always loved it. I returned the other day for a much anticipated holiday dinner. However, my visit this past Saturday left me somewhat disappointed. The lobster bisque, while tasty, was $10 for a small cup (not even a bowl?). More than the price/value, it didn't even have one piece of lobster in it (as I remembered it having in the past). I loved their baked oysters in the past, but the Oysters Chaumière - baked with ginger, sautéed spinach and hazelnuts was lackluster. My duck entree was swimming in black currant sauce, masking the flavor of the duck. The chef should definitely go easier on that sauce. The chocolate souffle was superb and definitely the best past of the meal.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great location and exceptional food; the pike dumpling was probably the best I ever had. Other dishes - Beef Wellington for example - were also excellent. We'll definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food as always. Excellent server. Only issue with restaurant is that too many tables have been squeezed into small space. This is truly unfortunate since the food and service are wonderful! Plus, beware being given the 2 person table right behind the hostess. One person has to sit out in the walkway with waiters coming by constantly with food trays. Have seen numerous people refuse to sit there (including ourselves). Plus, hostesses need to look happier.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We've come there several times and always had a pleasant, "classic French" experience. Waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Food fantastically yummy and comforting.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I've been going to La Chaumiere since 1978. The food and service is consistently very good and the ambience is lovely.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Simply amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always exceptional. The soufflés are heavenly not to mention the other dishes. The service and ambience always attentive but non intrusive. Very French and cozy. When you visit try any soufflé be it cheese, chocolate or the magnificent Grand Marnier. You will fall in love

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Organic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

La Chaumiere is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Warm, friendly, comfortable with a wonderful menu for all tastes. Favorites include the liver, sweetbreads and of course the escargots! We have been coming here for many years. Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food is really good. Must order the souffle early since they make it to order. Was a bit surprised at the bill but everything is $5 - $10 more than it should be.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and service were excellent. I thought it was very cramped (as in no space to move!) and also very noisy! But maybe this was because of the holiday season!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful experience. Food was excellent. I eat here every time I travel to DC

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