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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.

7101 Brookville road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Taylor

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 986-5255

Website:
http://www.lafermerestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Carlton Saunders, our pianist, plays for your enjoyement

Catering:
Catering is offered on some occasion, assuming that we can "deliver" what is expected. Each demand is considered individually.

Parking Details:
Our lot can accommodate 85 cars.
No charge, no valet.

Public Transit:
Closest metro station is located 1.5 miles away. Bus stop 3 blocks away.

Executive Chef:
Scott Chambers

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Romantic (52)
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Neighborhood Gem (51)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Good for a Date (44)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Authentic (30)
Cozy (29)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Live Music (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Business Meals (16)
Seasonal (15)
Great for Brunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (8)
Fun (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Always amazing! There are a few menu items that are difficult to find at other DC area restaurants and even more difficult to find well prepared. La Ferme gets it right every time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely delicious!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall a lovely place. Would definitely come back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was a little rushed until we pushed back the second time. Sole with shrimp mousse was good but a bit under seasoned. Salads were excellent. Great table; love the fireplace and live piano playing. Always a good experience overall.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The piano music was not dinner music but just added noise.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service as well as the food were delicious. I plan on returning and would highly recommend La Ferme.

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have not heard of anyone who was disappointed by a special meal at La Ferme, unless they dislike French cuisine. The staff made us feel like special guests from start to finish, and the food and service were perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went to Brunch. The food was great and the service was perfect. I will be back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was great as was the food. La Ferme Lived up to expectations!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

An old-fashioned delightful place to spend a cozy evening

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

A lovely respite, with an appealing menu, reasonable prices, and affable staff. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Our lunch at La Ferme was most enjoyable. The staff was welcoming, the food was tasty, and the ambiance was pleasant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Classic in every way. If that is what you want LA Ferme delivers on all points.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Enjoyed birthday with company and very nice châteaubriand.....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

My friend and I could See NO access for wheelchairs... although there was a ramp up to the entrance, there was no visible access to the ding rooms?

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday lunch. Good food, professional waiter, quiet dining room so we could enjoy the conversation. Hit all the right notes.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent service and food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed the uniqueness of food selections as well as the people we met!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Outstanding food and service as ever, love this place, so relaxing

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The minute we walked through the door everything was fabulous. The host was perfect and took polite control and made us so welcomed. Everything that followed was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

La Ferme never disappoints. We had three courses -- all different and everything was delicious. We asked for a quiet table and we were able to have a quiet conversation although the restaurant was fairly full.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

A classic ! Always warm and comfortable. Love this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I went twice in a week. Our dinner was superb but our lunch entrees were a big disappointment.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Neighborhood gem, relaxed but professional, great value.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I love Le Ferme regardless, even the private feeling of the outdoor eating space. Restaurant week menu definitely limited my choices-- but it was still a meal of things I loved. They did a lovely job. My companions enjoyed the chocolate souffle as always.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I love La Ferme and always recommend it. This time it wasn't quite up to snuff, but still enjoyable. We enjoyed talking to our waiter, newly arrived from France.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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