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About La Ferme
Located in the heart of the Chevy Chase villages, a mile away from busy Bethesda and a few blocks North of the District of Columbia, La Ferme has been serving Contemporary French food since 1985. Our heated and covered patio can be used for dining or a private function (All year long). Romantic setting with lots of private tables (including 2 balcony tables for 2). "Cognac le bar at la Ferme" is our newest addition and a great neighborhood gathering.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Carlton Saunders, our pianist, plays for your enjoyement
Catering is offered on some occasion, assuming that we can "deliver" what is expected. Each demand is considered individually.
Our lot can accommodate 85 cars.
No charge, no valet.
Closest metro station is located 1.5 miles away. Bus stop 3 blocks away.
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Open for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year Eve, Valentines day, Easter Sunday and Mothers day.
Located in the heart of the Chevy Chase Villages, with ample free parking, La Ferme has been serving its loyal clientele since 1985.
La Ferme Ratings and Reviews
First and last time there. Went for Valentine's Day dinner. They substituted the regular menu for a fixed menu, as I anticipated, but it was extremely over priced and a major disappointment in terms of what was offered. They should have kept the regular menu and just tripled the prices. There would have been a better selection. As it was, the appetizer, a crab cake was mediocre, the dessert, assorted miniature pastries a joke and tasteless. My entree, seafood fricassee was tasty but you didn't get very much seafood. Overall very disappointed. Will not return.
La Ferme is a pleasant French restaurant w nice ambiance. Lunch menu is varied, offering several fish options and specials. Tables have white tablecloths and a small vase of fresh flowers which is nice. Seating on the porch is very pleasant in the warmer months. Have enjoyed lunch here several times recently, and the food and service have been consistently good.
Le Ferme was a great place to celebrate our V Day dinner. To our surprise we were taken upstairs to a table for two behind closed doors on a balcony setting overlooking the restaurant. It was cozy and private as the doors were closed the whole time. The menu was authentic and they also had a superb wine list. My wife and I had the chateaubriand for two. Cooked to perfection and the potato au gratin was creamy and delicious. Even though we had a potato side with dinner, you just have to order the truffle parmesan fries. Dessert.... the soufflé was out of this world with four different flavors offered. As for the service, we were well taken care of by various servers whom kept the wine flowing. We look forward to going back.
This is a nice, quiet restaurant for cozy dining with excellent food and service. The price is slightly on the high side but I come here at least once a year and up to three times, mainly for special occasions. There is live piano playing (at least for the Friday evening we were there) playing soft music and accepting requests. The ambiance is quite nice. I would recommend wearing a jacket, pants and perhaps a tie however there are some individuals (who I deem as lower class) wearing jeans -- I do believe in dressing for the occasion.
The below picture is of swordfish steak over mashed potatoes covered with a socatash. Our two dinners and a bottle of wine and one dessert to share was approximately $120 without tip.
All in all, the brunch deal is good with a selection of classic French dishes. Unfortunately, the service was just dire. Our waiter wasn't remotely interested in us and it took a good 10 minutes before we were greeted by our water. The food preparation was really good, e.g. the French Onion soup and the Steak Frites. The soup had a generous amount of cheese but what disappointed was the actual soup itself. Likewise, the steak came out medium rare, as I wanted it but the Bordelaise sauce was not so flavorful.
This restaurant was recommended and I would like to give this restaurant another chance. Perhaps an evening meal.
Wife's birthday brunch. Interesting and calorie-laden menu, reasonably priced for the pre-fix brunch. Fireplace and somewhat cozy atmosphere. Corner table was a little tight for the servings, but the waiter noticed and moved an adjacent table to ours, allowing for a more expansive brunch. Wife said she had been there for lunch recently and wanted to return.
Charming old school French restaurant with live music. The pianist was quite talented and the music added to the ambiance.
The food was quite tasty, not fussy but the classics. The souflee!!!! They aren’t exaggerating when they say it’s the best dessert in town!
Though my husband and I were the youngest by a decade or two, we quite enjoyed this restaurant. They have a new bar area inside, a lovely seasonal outdoor patio and a private room upstairs with room for 16.
We will definitely be back!
We had come here for restaurant week and the group enjoyed the onion soup and trout almondine but fish was cited as slightly dry and the Mahi Mahi with root vegetables was excellent the steak frites was good and the three sorbets was excellent . Again the pastry was slightly dry. The waitser also corrected us on the incorrect placement OFthe bread and selection thereof . We also enjoyed the house salad.
Wine was good but waiter had it remotely placed acrosss the rooom so when depleted glasses were not refilled quickly
Overall we will definitely come back bit like any good thing you have to be vigilant of any slippage but we enjoyed it
I don’t know why There are such long gaps between my La Ferme visits. I always have wonderful meals there—most recently, pecan-crusted trout and, since it was a friend’s birthday, a fantastic Grand Marniere soufflé. With a roaring fire in the lovely dining room, it just right for a winter lunch.
This was a birthday dinner . I didn't know it was Restaurant week so there was a prix-fixe menu, three courses for $40. It was a fantastic value. Delicious mushroom soup, tasty smoked trout to start, followed by pork medallions and salmon en croute. The salmon wasn't quite the best, which is why I'm only giving four stars. The pork was really good. Chocolate mousse was so good I wish I could have had two. The apple almond tart came with a candle in a strawberry for the birthday person, accompanied by "Happy Birthday" from the pianist. Many kudos to our waiter who was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was full, with a couple of large groups, so wasn't as quiet as it might otherwise be outside Restaurant week. The ambiance was cozy and attractive. It was our first visit there and I'm sure we'll be back.
It was my first time eating at La Ferme. French Food is one of my favorite cuisine. I was quite disappointed. The Fricassee d'Escargot Provençale was salty. The entrée Mahi Mahi was overcooked. Couldn't even finished the dish. I had better souffle somewhere else. However the service is good but I do care more for the food.
We visit La Ferme once or twice a year for special occasions and has never failed to deliver. If you are looking for ”traditional” romantic atmosphere, this is a great place, especially mid-week when it is not very busy. I’ve always been impressed with their menu and the way they execute it, and their good selection of wines. The staff are friendly and attentive, but not unduly so.
I met 4 other colleagues to discuss business. It was such a relief to find a place with such good food and service and quiet enough for us to hear each other without shouting. The service was so professional that they brought our food and cleared up without disturbing us.
The service was incredibly slow. It took over half an hour to get our coffee, and over an hour after sitting down before we even received our bread basket! The waiter was unapologetic about the delay. My entree of crepes was covered in gloppy, oily cheese and accompanied by limp, shriveled vegetables. I could not believe how much we were paying for this clearly re-heated, extremely delayed meal.
A well-served table near the fireplace in this homey French restaurant is the perfect place to dine on a bitterly cold January evening. The food was excellent and authentic, from French onion soup to venison chops, and it was accompanied by something that is increasingly rare -- a conversation in which you could hear your table-mates speaking in their normal voices, notwithstanding an accomplished live pianist nearby. When the server brought our birthday celebrant a delicious fruit and cream treat with a lit candle -- despite the fact that we had explained we had dessert waiting at home -- I was persuaded to award the fifth star.
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