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L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4.9
8790 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 66 years. L'Auberge Chez François is the ideal spot to celebrate special moments, private parties, luncheons, weddings, and cooking demonstrations. Our menu is extensive and full of the flavors of Alsace and traditional French cuisine. Excellent food and service, attention to detail, and a casually elegant atmosphere are hallmarks that have made L'Auberge Chez François a Washington favorite! We hope that you will enjoy your visit with us. Should you not see your preferred time to dine with us, please call us at 703-759-3800.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 759-3800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Executive chef
    Jacques E. Haeringer
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate life's special moments, weddings, corporate luncheons or dinners, holiday parties, or just want-to-party events in one of L"Auberge Chez François warm and inviting dining rooms or outside terrace. Specializing in offering complete menus, we can accommodate groups from 10-100 persons.
  • Private party contact
    Elizabeth Vatty, Private Events Director: (703) 759-3800
  • Neighborhood
    Great Falls
  • Cross street
    Beach Mill Road
  • Parking details
    Self parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,790 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Overall

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Food

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Service

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Good for special occasions

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

8,775 Reviews
  1. JoeBeets

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the pix fixe meals were stellar. the foie appetizer was heavenly, the roquefort salad was wonderfully assertive, and the tournedos were like butter. and the Bordeaux by the glass was a perfect match. The surprise of the meal was the lentil soup. That could be on the regular menu. Nothing like getting to relive a Truly Fine Dinner.

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  2. WilliamC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service as usual. We look forward to our yearly visit now that we are out of state.

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  3. MichelleM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience at Chez Francois! Celebrated my dad's birthday there last night, and it was amazing as always, we come here every year for his birthday. The food was amazing, and the service was impeccable. Can't wait to go back! Five stars!

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  4. Harry

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The noise level in the first room in which we were seated was extremely high and I asked to change rooms. The second room was much quieter and allowed us to have a lovely conversation with our guests. The waiter talked in whispers and was somewhat difficulty to understand. Overall - great food. Wonderful meal.

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  5. Paddy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent dinning experience. Certainly would recommend it friends and family. a little pricey for normal dinning, but a superb choice for that special event.

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  6. cwmndc

    Washington DC

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L'Auberge has continued to consistently provide the same exceptional dining experience even as many other fine dining restaurants have struggled in the recent years of difficulties. Our recent Sunday brunch again was excellent in every way: cozy, friendly atmosphere, ample, highly professional and courteous service, wide choice of favorite French dishes, cocktails and wines and, above all, outstanding tasty meals. As others cut corners, we will return to L'Auberge even more often.

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  7. BillyJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection is difficult to find….service, food presentation, atmosphere…check all those boxes. It was birthday for my wife and every, every single part of the dinner was leisurely, unrushed and gracious. The Beef Wellington, the Strip Steak au Poivre were extraordinary; we had almost forgotten how good a meal could be. Capped off with a chocolate filled meringue shell as a birthday salute! Never miss an opportunity to celebrate a special occasion; the memory will be unforgettable.

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  8. jamakem

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service for my daughter's birthday celebration!

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  9. KevinW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic. First-timers. Wait staff was fantastic without being doting. Food selection was incredible. Atmosphere was rustic and quiet enough to hold a conversation. It is a hike to get there, but was definitely worth it!! Highly recommend.

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  10. Foodie1023

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food expertly prepared in a quaint country inn atmosphere.

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  11. Guillermo

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very enjoyable lunch with friends. Many thanks, Guillermo Schultz

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  12. Wanda

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the Chateaubriand and it was fabulous. Between the wait staff and the food, we could not have asked for a more pleasant evening and with amazing food.

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  13. NormL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food, and great service, All staff were very attentive.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience and food as always! Service is the best!

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  15. Chowskip

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a very good restaurant. My main dislike was that there was way too much food. It was a fixed price menu with extra cost items. I didn’t want the appetizer or the dessert but since they were paid for I did. I called them the next day and found out they had an a la carte menu!!! That would have been nice to know.

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  16. Aspiringfoodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic Alsatian-French, old school in the best possible way. I plan to go back regularly.

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  17. ItalianinVA

    Washington DC

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L'Auberge Chez Francois is always excellent. Great service, great ambiance and great food. The Prix Fix menu is worth it for the total experience. The waiter was busy so the service was a little spotty. But he made up for it in the end. They were out of the special, Beef Wellington :-( but the seafood bouillabaisse was an excellent substitute. The medium well tenderloins were more like medium but still excellent. Appetizers were perfectly prepared and were excellent. We skipped the souffles this time, The chocolate tart was a little dry but perfectly paired with a dollop of ice cream. The plum tart was not my fav (skin was tough) but the cinnamon ice cream and whipped cream made up for it. We'll be back.

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  18. JohnC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elite at every level, one of the best restaurants in the DMV

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite french restaurant in the DMV area. Service is impeccable and food is always amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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  20. LeticiaG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, this restaurant is absolutely amazing! The food and service here are just incredible. The cocktails they serve are simply perfect, mixed with so much skill and attention to detail. And let me tell you about our server, Ana. She is not only attentive and knowledgeable, but also super friendly. She made us feel so welcome, always greeting us with a warm smile.

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  21. Luvtogoout

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chez Francois has been my family’s favorite for years. The food is consistently good. The servers are amazing. I really appreciate the caring people that work there. Yesterday was bittersweet as a memorial to my husband but everyone was so kind and caring. Thank you so much.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelin quality cooking. The best food in the area.

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  23. AlexandraB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought my husband's parents for my Mother-in-Law's birthday and it couldn't have been more special! Throughout the meal, we were treated with such courtesy and friendliness, and never felt like we were being rushed through the meal by our wonderful waiter (who made my MIL feel like a queen!). The food was absolutely outstanding. I can't imagine a better place to celebrate a special occasion, there is just no place better.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little pricey but everything was sooo good! Service, food and atmosphere really impressed us!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience as always! 7 courses upstairs never disappoints, but be ready for a lot of food! Beef Wellington was absolutely the best I’ve ever had!

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  26. JoshUS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for a late Valentine's dinner and were just delighted. Excellent food, spectacular service. Definitely lived up to it's continued high rating. And don't miss the grand marnier souffle.

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  27. John51

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always. Never disappoints. THE most wonderful place for a romantic meal.

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  28. Tony

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it. Been going there for 40 years. Still great food and service. One of our favorites.

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  29. PapaG

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had 6 dining her for a birthday celebration. You don't come here for a "culinary adventure," as the menu is traditional Alsatian / French. But the ingredients are very fresh and the dessert soufflés are a treat. Where Chez Francois excels is the service and the ambiance. We had excellent wait staff and our sommelier was also very helpful. I was pleasantly surprised at his wine choices and some of the prices. We had a bottle of Cremant (sparking wine) that was only $44 and an excellent Cabernet Franc for $88. Usually in fine dining restaurants, they make you feel like if you don't order a $500 wine you are "bourgeois". So overall, this is still a great place to go, especially to celebrate special occasions. I suspect coming here for a bistro style lunch is an even better value, as we did once on Bastille Day.

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  30. Jazzybrunette

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food was excellent, cooked to perfection. The service was impeccable as well. The atmosphere was warm and cozy, as if you're right in the French Alps. A true 5-star fine dining experience!

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  31. Rich

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've dined at Chez Francoise many times over 30 years and always feel is the top of our dining experiences. I would add only that we wish the wine pricing was more moderate so that those with limited means--we are retirees--could more fully enjoy the wine selection. Thanks for a wonderful dinner.

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  32. MargieM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and romantic restaurant, The waiter was wonderful, food outstanding. We were well cared for.

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  33. KeithM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife for a Valentine’s Day lunch date and we were very happy with our trip! The service was excellent, the food was amazingly delicious and the whole atmosphere of the restaurant was fun to be in! Had a very romantic meal and will be going back again!

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  34. Colby1

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A visit to L’Auberge is always an experience whether for lunch or dinner. The experience created is one of not simply eating a meal but true dining. The pace of each dining experience creates a relaxed feeling of being well cared for and not rushed. Our server was delightful and attentive and seemed genuinely happy when we complimented each phase of the meal. When dining at Chez Francois a meal becomes a memory.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was as expected! Service was top notch, food absolutely perfect, ambience was very romantic! Highly recommend L’auberge! Although expensive, it’s worth every cent

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  36. CARLS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND BECAUSE SERVICE, FOOD, AND VALUE ARE OUTSTANDING!

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  37. SplendidNinja

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentines Day experience. Food delicious, services professional and flexible, and great ambiance. Would recommend for anyone considering high-end dining and especially if you don't want to deal with DC traffic.

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  38. Aubrey

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiters were highly professional, the atmosphere quaint, and the setting warm. And most of all, the chefs' touch to their food was delicious. Highly recommend for a pre-Valentine's day dinner with your love to spare the rush and noise of the actual Valentine's Day crowd.

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  39. Goli

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we were greeted until our last goodbye, the service was flawless. The staff went above and beyond to ensure our evening was flawless, striking the perfect balance between professionalism and personal attention. Their recommendations were spot on, making our dining experience seamless and enjoyable. The sweet gesture of a complimentary dessert to mark Valentine's Day added a personal touch that made our celebration even more special.

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  40. RobertT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly remarkable place. Worth every penny and consistently great since I started going in the 1980's

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 8790 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for L'Auberge Chez Francois

332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, VA 22066

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Beach Mill Road
  • Neighborhood
    Great Falls
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking details
    Self parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jacques E. Haeringer
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (703) 759-3800
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate life's special moments, weddings, corporate luncheons or dinners, holiday parties, or just want-to-party events in one of L"Auberge Chez François warm and inviting dining rooms or outside terrace. Specializing in offering complete menus, we can accommodate groups from 10-100 persons.
  • Private party contact
    Elizabeth Vatty, Private Events Director: (703) 759-3800
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