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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

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Romantic (53)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
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Neighborhood Gem (47)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Good for a Date (36)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Authentic (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Live Music (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Cozy (19)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Seasonal (11)
Great for Brunch (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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food5
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service5
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·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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

This is my local favorite for years when it comes to French food, but I’d been disappointed on previous visit. This time, for a business luncheon, they were back up to top performance. My French onion soup was perfect as could be with lots of grilled cheese on top. Tenderloin of beef slices in a peppercorn mushroom cream sauce was also beautifully prepared and tender. The accompanying French fries were worth the calories. No room for dessert this time. My companions similarly enjoyed their meals.

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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One of our favorites in the area. Great place for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service left much to be desired, particularly for the price point. the first thing the waiter said was "what do you want to drink". no hello or welcome. no smile. this continued for the rest of the dinner. we were made to feel like at best that he was bored and at worst that we were inconveniencing him. While some dishes were good - the stuffed salmon. Others like the Caesar salad and sweetbreads were not well executed. It was a very noisy restaurant.

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food2
ambience3
service1
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is always a great restaurant but especially perfect, warm and cozy on a frigid December evening!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

If I could give more stars I would. Made my date perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lovely quiet atmosphere with piano player, attentive service. I often get the calves liver, which I don't make myself, and it was done perfectly a la francaise. A pleasant way to celebrate my birthday.-+

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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food4
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Delightful French environment with excellent true bourgeois cuisine. Attentive, professional service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Waited for our 6:30 reservation for over 25 minutes. But it was Christmas Eve. Food was not as good as I recall from the last.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Older crowd here. Everything on the service and food side was great, however there was a rancid oil smell emanating from their oil burning candles that made the experience a little sour, especially for the prices we paid.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Never disappointed. Lovely restaurant. Christmas decor classy & so beautiful. Personable, warm service. Bartender even came over to make sure beer & wine were good. My wife's favorite for food, service & ambience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Live Music
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good!

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food4
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

A dining room where you can have a reasonable conversation even with the background live piano. An atmosphere of fine dining with food to match.

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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was our 35th wedding anniversary and La Ferme made it special for us!

Tags: Special Occasion
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ambience4
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful experience! Our first time there and, hopefully, not our last. I highly recommend. Beautiful inside and out, quickly seated with reservations, attentive staff, delicious food, timely-served, etc.. Everything a restaurant experience should be.

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food5
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Lovely dinner. Service was a bit unattentive but after all it's a french restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were four friends celebrating the holidays with lunch. We have been to La Ferme before, and have always enjoyed our meals. This time, however, the service was not very good, with long waits to order, receive our food and clean up the plates, order dessert and get the final checks. We were surprised, given that the restaurant was not full. The food, however, was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always, but always, excellent. We’ve gone for 20 years.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was delicious. Service was rather slow and unsmiling. Noise level was painful.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have been here multiple times and unfortunately this was not as good of an experience as usual. We normally go during the week and this being a Saturday they were very busy and our usual excellent experience was not in the cards for us this time.
We will go back but not on a busy night. Service was mediocre as well as the filets normally both are great . One bad night does not ruin a restaurant. I hope next time will be up to their normal standard.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I drive 4 hours to get to this restaurant. I have been doing this drive for 20 years! It is my favorite restaurant in America.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent service by Mr. Dhammika. Keep up the good work. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Occasion was a holiday luncheon for five former high school classmates. We could not have chosen a better venue. The service and wait staff were impeccable....easily available but not hovering. The menu and specials were varied, and each menu item we ordered was prepared perfectly and the food portions appropriate. The holiday décor was a nice added touch, and the quiet efficiency and atmosphere made it easy to converse. In fact, we enjoyed recounting past "special family occasions" that each of us has attended at La Ferme.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I took my mom there for her birthday and she liked it! She’s so grateful that the pianist played “Happy Birthday” (and more than once) and everyone sang along! She had a good time

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a wonderful meal in a lovely atmosphere. Nothing can top their chocolate soufflé!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very traditional restaurant, no surprises, food is good nothing creative or inventive. Wish the waitstaff was not so surly, maybe they have been doing this too long and are burnt out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A classy restaurant, jacket and tie not absolutly necessary, but you might feel underdressed without them. At the same time, there is a homey feel, as of many people are regulars there. The ambiance is lovely. The food and service are excellent. We sat near the piano player, who was terrific, very accomplished, friendly, and not too loud. Make sure to save room for a soufflée for dessert.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The amaretto soufflé was fabulous! I will definitely pre-order it again next time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Le Ferme (The Rooster) is more than a classic. Dinner was terrific. Pureed Vegetable Soup was a highlight as well as the snapper and the angus beef. All good..

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We've eaten at La Ferme many times before. This was probably the busiest we've seen it, and it did take away from the atmosphere. In the past, we've had very dedicated service. The service wasn't bad, it was just average. And we don't go to La Ferme for average.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was excellent but the waiter was not engaging. Very confused about our very simple cocktails

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food, reasonable portions, excellent service. A little noisy but the general ambience is reminiscent of expensive restaurants of the 50s and early 60s.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place for a special celebrations. great food for someone who eats meat, not so much for a vegetarian, I love how cozy and romantic the place looks, tables are kinda close, I don’t like how big the chairs are because if you are little, you definitely feel and look smaller sitting in those chairs.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ladies at lunch. When booking, asked for quiet table in corner- which we got, and separate checks, which we did not. The waiter said that we needed to ask him, which implies they do not have access to, or read, the requests. ( We ended up asking him to split the check 4 ways, which he was willing to do.)

The atmosphere is very cozy and the food was good. the lunch menu is quite diverse and well priced for DC. La Ferme has been in this neighborhood for years. The lunch crowd appeared to be mostly seniors enjoying leisurely lunch and companionship. Doesn't seem to be a trendy spot for millennials at all.

Would like to try the outdoor covered patio in warmer weather.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was great as normal but service was lousy. There was no reason for the poor service since the diningroom was far from filled and other waiters were standing around

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

A very lovely restaurant that is elegant yet cozy. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. An extremely pleasant experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great country French cuisine, great neighborhood place. Highly recommend for a relaxed and quality dinner.

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