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 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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vipgeril
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice for a meal on the patio. But I'd probably go to Jacques Brasserie next time for lunch.

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Yinmetyang
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary - it was wonderful! We enjoyed ourselves completely! Service was perfect, great wine and great meal.

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vipNYCdine
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening dining on the Chez Francois patio. It felt so good to be back enjoying the delicious food, the exceptional service and the beautiful scenery.

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JohnM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is the place we celebrate our anniversaries with another couple. That got postponed due to the Covd-19, but the service is excellent and even more so this time. The staff seemed genuinely glad to see us. The food also was excellent, but it is service that makes the overall evening outstanding.

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ArtA
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The same wonderful restaurant it has been for more than 60 years!

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SparkleP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first restaurant dining experience since the quarantine. We were welcome at the door like old friends coming home after a holiday. Ambiance & service were excellent. We recognized some faces behind the mask including Jacques who waved between courses. Desserts are outstanding but my “little campers in garlic” (snails) brought back great memories. Merci K&B

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PaulineT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We miss the foods when the father, Monsieur Francois, was the master Chef .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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vip4grands
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipCatilana
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding modifications to outside dining due to Covid. Could not have been more comfortable.

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HeinzS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

L'Auberge has recovered from the Corona Virus food and service restrictions to a large decree. The food quality is good again, although the menu is still somewhat restricted. Outdoors they now have a big tent, which is open on the sides. The wine menu is back to normal, which means excellent.

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DAVIDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The management and staff have done a wonderful job re-opening in a way that makes you feel comfortable and safe. We dined inside due to thunderstorms. Lovely evening.

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BudD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often visit L'Auberge for special occasions. Today was my wife's 85th birthday. Despite the restrictions caused by the coronavirus, the wait staff was very attentive and the table spacing was sufficient to provide social distancing separation.

As usual, the food was outstanding although the usual small glass of wine has disappeared as part of the fixed price luncheon menu. Not a big thing, but a recognition that things are gradually changing.

We look forward to a return visit in August to celebrate our anniversary. If we can find friends or relatives to share the event, we surely will.

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JanetB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the great experiences in life that is highly recommended

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vipCarol5
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are sooo glad that L'Auberge has reopened, as the patio seating always transports us to France somewhere for a couple of hours. The outstanding quality and service is as we remember --before the pandemic!! Thank you to all the staff!!

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vipJenn
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to a restaurant in 3 months, but we wanted to celebrate our anniversary. As always, L’Auberge was superb! We felt safe with other tables at a good distance, and the waiters wore masks and gloves. The food is as spectacular as ever in a beautiful setting.

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RobertK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the entire Washington DC area and has been for many years. We are anxiously waiting the reopening we just occurred. Our dining experience was great. The dinner portions were more than adequate And the quality of the food was impeccable. This restaurant will never disappoint and is Where you want to hold a very important event such as an anniversary or birthday or engagement. We give this restaurant five stars.

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vipLisaS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back at our favorite place. Great safety precautions utilized. The food was as fabulous as ever. We loved the special blueberry tart with homemade cinnamon ice cream. Service was close to perfect. Eric did a wonderful job. Sitting on the patio on a gorgeous day was the ideal complement to a fantastic dining experience. The entire team made sure we felt pampered and safe.

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Steve
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as before Convid-19. All necessary steps taken.

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ThomasH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant to go to, particularly to celebrate important events and when you can sit outside and enjoy the garden and ambience. We always go here for birthdays and our anniversaries and are never disappointed.

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NoVaGS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor tented area with tables spaced apart for social distancing. All staff were wearing masks and kept their distance as much as possible. Paper/disposable menus. Waiting area inside did get a bit close, but our name was called as we were heading outside to wait. A few items were already sold out when we arrived and the menu was more limited than usual, but many of our favorites were available - we all enjoyed our selections and can't wait to return!

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vipMikeS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about L'Auberge Chez Francois is exceptional! We were seated upon arrival and the restaurant is taking great care to ensure cleanliness and is very careful about social distancing and observing all of the current safety requirements. The food was wonderful, Chef Jacques stopped by to visit with us, from a distance of course, and we could not have been more pleased. Service was excellent and everyone is especially warm and friendly. We had a 6:45 PM reservation and arrived right on time, but stayed until around 10:00 PM as we were having such a lovely evening. We'll be back soon!

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vipElizabethW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience to dine here, but now it was as good as going on a week long vacation! After being at home due to the COVID-19 precautions for 3 months, it was such a treat to be at L'Auberge Chez Francois. We ate on their patio under a huge tent criss-crossed with lights, small fans blowing a light breeze. Tables were about 12' apart, making us feel 100% safe. The waiters all wore face masks and gloves and brought our silverware and paper menus after we were seated. The food of course was perfection as usual - I had the lobster and crab, my husband and son-in-law had the Chateaubriand - but honestly it was the atmosphere that let us relax that really made the evening!

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Kate
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. They were able to provide the same excellent service and food as always even with the covid-19 restrictions.

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janieh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always perfect dining experience, food was delicious, not rushed, menu was somewhat limited, like most of the restaurants just opening, but ample choices.

Waiter was delightful, relaxed any fears we had of our first dining in experience during the pandemic. The waiter wore mask and was considerate of social distancing.

We both ordered the lobster special, our favorite, was amazing as expected. Look forward to returning again soon.

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vipEllie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside and it was lovely. The food was great!

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Susie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect night. We ate outside under a large tent with festive lights and a cool fan. The tables were far apart and large for a small group of 3. I felt very comfortable eating there even during a pandemic! It was the perfect way to celebrate Father's Day!

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vipDebbieV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to L'Auberge Chez Francois many times over the past 20 years. I believe it just gets better every time. Not sure how that is possible since I rate it a 10 every time. The food is amazing and the staff are top notch!

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vipBrianT
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful!! Food and service could not be beat!

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patriciaC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food not up to par, salad mediocre only some wilted greens no tomato, ran out of mussels for appetizer and our reservation was 12 noon you were only open 1/2 hour. Veal was very tough. Waiter not attentive with drinks

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JonL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois hasn't missed a beat with their successful re-opening. We tried the Sunday brunch menu which has a wonderful selection of appetizers (including oysters), a wide array of main courses (I'd recommend the veal with Virginia ham) and an ample selection of desserts and the best Cheesecake I've ever had. The service is always spot on and the indoor and outdoor seating is very comfortable and a great get away for a Sunday afternoon.

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vipJudithD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois has been our family's most favorite dining experience ever. We have gone there for many years for ALL occasions. The food and ambiance is incredible. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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Jaaay
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they are open and made it through the coronavirus shutdown. Food and service above all are still great and it's always an experience, whether grabbing a quick lunch or enjoying dinner over several hours.

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robertz
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always despite the difficulty of Covid!

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katieCG
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE L'Auberge Chez Francois and have been going there for over 20 years. Every single time we go the food, service, atmosphere is absolutely perfect. As soon as they re-opened we went and ate outdoors. Everyone there is 100% careful with face masks, social distancing and all efforts to keep everyone safe. They have a large tent with cooling fans for those who want to eat outdoors, beautiful gardens, flowers to see. We will go back next month for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipMichaelC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants because of their awesome service, food, and relaxing atmosphere. They encourage guests to enjoy their dining experience.

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JimB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time back since L'Auberge Chez Francois re-opened, and the restaurant fully lived up to its expectations. We dined outside for lunch, and the rains came just as e arrived. Thanks to the new tent, we were very comfortable and dry. This was just the second day since the restaurant re-opened, and service was just a bit slower than usual. But that's to be expected after a three-month closure period. The lobster bisque, salad, beef tenderloin and key lime pie were all just as we had remembered them: excellent. A meal at Chez Francois isn't just a meal, it is a delicious experience.

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patricia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful 50th anniversary dinner!! the service and food was a perfect 10.
We are so happy they have reopened and Happy 44th anniversary Chez!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice as always.

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