L'Auberge Chez Francois

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Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 64 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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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough about this dining experience except perfection! My husband and I both have decided there is nothing they could have done differently to make this experience better. Highly recommend dining here.

CD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Amazing food, perfectly prepared, an outstanding wine list (thank you, Alex!) with peerless service -- always. Never disappoints.

RR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines day

EP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prix fixe lunch M-Sat. Excellent food and service - a real value.

AC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal in a charming place. Excellent service.

l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Thank you!

d
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

JR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over and over again-this is my favorite restaurant in the DC region. The ambiance is amazing with a fireplace in each room-creating an environment like you're tucked away in a little European town. The service is the ABSOLUTE best and we LOVE Sammy. I hope we have him help us every single time we visit.

JS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. It has been my favorite special occasion celebration restaurant for as long as I can remember...

DF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I took our daughter and, at her request, our granddaughter to L'Auberge, for lunch, to celebrate her birthday. She loved it. We had duck, trout, filet mignon, and bouillabaise and everyone enjoyed their food. The service could not have been better. We have been to L'Auberge many times and always have enjoyed it immensely.

JS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and my favorite meal of the year! Always delicious, and the best service you will ever receive! Wish we could afford to come more often because the experience is always top notch! (ALWAYS order the dessert souffles. ALWAYS!!!)

JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food, superb service. Would definitely go back for anniversaries and special events.

RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service for our anniversary.

OT
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. Excellent service, food and ambience .

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. It is expensive but I believe worth it.

IM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

L'Auberge Chez Francois is by far our favorite dining place in the Washington D.C. area. The food and service are superb and the noise level, even when the restaurant is crowded, is much more tolerable than many other places in the vicinity.
We live in Maryland, so the drive to the Auberge, particularly at night, can be a challenge, For that reason, we now tend to go for lunch, which is always excellent.

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois never disappoints! Merci beaucoup!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

GK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Took my wife for Valentine's Day and it couldn't have been better. She described it as, "the best meal I have ever eaten!" It's on the pricey side, but not unreasonable, and worth it!

GH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My wife's meal was outstanding! My lobster claws were very good the tail was so tuff could not eat.

WC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual! Love the restaurant! We always come here for special occasions.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It wasn’t crowded. Beautiful ambiance. Excellent service. Delicious food and wine. I have recommended it twice since then.

CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday dinner here. The service was perfect, the food was served beautifully and tasted amazing. A great way to celebrate a special occasion.

DG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to take my out-of-town sister and brother-in-law for his birthday!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was wonderful. Food was delicious, Sammy, our server was fabulous, atmosphere was warm and cozy.

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience. Will definitely be coming back.

r
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It would have received 5 stars, but for the waiter spilling wine on a guest, etc. They tried to make up for it and were partially successful, but once the wine was spilled it did spoil the special occasion a bit. Great job trying to recoup from this accident though.

P
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been able to return to L'Auberge Chez Francois several times over the past year for cooking classes as well as for lunch and dinner. We find that it is always a wonderful experience with outstanding food, high quality service, and always a memorable meal. We look forward to returning again soon.

AM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Luncheon at L'Auberge Chez Francois is a tremendous value. Our party of three enjoyed a delicious multi-course meal, with drinks, for less than $200. L'Auberge remains our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions.

CR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Samy was awesome! He was so helpful with the menu and helped me surprise my boyfriend for his birthday. My boyfriend enjoyed his birthday dinner very much. The food was perfect and the desserts.. don’t get me started on them. Sooo good!! We both left feeling like little piggies.

J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Amazing how this place is consistently great, year after year

LC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great treat!
Beautiful, relaxed setting, so warm and cozy. Outstanding service and each morsel was delicious. We come to her to celebrate our most precious occasions. The chocolate souffle is 100% perfect, and mussels are to live for, the seafood soup excellent. The blue salad was a bit to heavy on the cheese and tartness, wouldn't order again.

HM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, wonderful service. Overall lovely evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really amazing. Ask to be served by Sami, and than it will be perfect!!

EC
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as a;ways this is a great place to feel pampered and enjoy a wonderful meal. My friend and I appreciated the great service, (thanks Anjelica), great food and just sense of a special place that values us and wants our experience to be superb, which it was. We have been coming here for years, for special events and just to do something lovely.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful dining experience. Celebrated mom's 80th birthday. Jacque and his team are exceptional.

AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Enjoyed the ambience and service.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, David was terrific! The food and entire dining experience was, as usual, superb.

ES
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service and amazing ambience!

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