L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4970 reviews
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$50 and over
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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 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:30am – 1:30pm'
Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinner:
Tuesday – Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 7:30pm
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Phone number
(703) 759-3800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Jacques E. Haeringer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beach Mill Road
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Parking details
Self parking
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Special events & promotions
L'Auberge Chez Francois loves special events! From Cooking Demos and Lunches led by Chef Jacques Haeringer; to Wine, Champagne and Artisinal Beer Dinners with Paul and Alex, Our Garden to Table Grand Dinners on our lovely outdoor terrace; Our new music series dinners at L'Auberge events, and so many more.
See our website for a complete list of our special events, and sign up for our monthly newsletter delivered right to your inbox! Our special events sell out quickly. Here's our link.

http://laubergechezfrancois.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe/%22

Special events are always just that..special at L'Auberge Chez Francois!
We are proud to carry the honor of "Best Special Events Restaurant" voted by our diners, merci beaucoup!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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 25-100 persons.

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t
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent and food was superb. A perfect evening.

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U
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I dine here I wish I could eat here more often. Yes, it's expensive, but it's a great value in my mind because in addition to the food and atmosphere being awesome, the staff makes you feel so special and comfortable. The atmosphere was perfect - cozy fire and easy to have a conversation. I had the beef wellington which was incredible! The multi-course dinner is always too much for me, but it just means I get to enjoy the leftovers later on.

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TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Amazing food, impeccable service and relaxing atmosphere. As frugal as I am, this place is worth every penny. Don’t wait - pick a special occasion and reserve your table now.

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner here is always a wonderful evening with excellent, attentive service and delicious food. They treat us like treasured guests and present every dish in a special way. Everything is cooked to perfection. And everything on the menu is so good that I can’t recommend just 1 thing. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. We always get the soufflé for dessert (all the flavors are excellent but my favorite is Gran Marnier).

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F
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. This is a great place for special occasions. Food is terrific and service is perfect.

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MT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time customer. Very good service and great atmosphere. Most of the food was excellent. Very rich food, highly seasoned (salty) on some servings. Bread pudding dessert outstanding. Overall very satisfied and would return again.

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IM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sandra was our waitress and she was amazing! Super friendly and explained everything perfectly. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and she made it very special for her!

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S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"Go to" place for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

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JT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Always a good time. Simon was wonderful and provided excellent service.

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FM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, the entire experience was outstanding !

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SA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. This is our go to place for special occasions.

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

You should add to the above list for reasons to recommend it the following: The foreign ambience. It is like getting away to a French country inn. That feeling starts in the parking lot with the look of the exterior. France! And only minutes from my home.

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EZ
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special occasion restaurant which we adore! Normally we like to sit in a gazebo on the patio. Their garden is beautiful & the fairy lights at night make it magical. But on a cold Autumn night we sat inside. The waiter was exceptional & one of few who can take a superb photo of us! The house Raspberry appertif is delicious with the bread & cottage cheese-chive spread. Complimentary pea soup, pureed carrots were also served. I loved the warm Roquefort & apple tart followed by a house salad, then Duo of tornados w/ seared foie gras. I also enjoyed a half bottle of Cotes du Rhone. Hubby ordered the foie gras served with a glass of late harvest wine. He continued with a roquefort salad, then rack of lamb. A cheese sorbet was good but not as refreshing as the usual fruit ones. We both swooned over our souffles: Grand Marnier with sabayon sauce for me & chocolate with chocolate sauce for him. A plate of cookies & choclate truffles appeared as we awaited our Cappuccino & French press. Looking forward to another sensational feast here soon!

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NA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Great service, beautiful surroundings!

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants, good food, they do not rush you, and great service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose was just wonderful! So amazing and professional.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place for special dinner or special occoation

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T
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I have been to L'Auberge Chez Francois numerous times to celebrate special occasions over the past forty years and had never been disappointed. I'll never be able to say that again! First, I had made a reservation on Open Table six weeks prior and confirmed it the previous day. When we arrived the maître d' appeared to not have our reservation. He actually made no verbal comment at all after asking my name the second time and it appeared that he asked a head waiter to just seat us at a table that was available. (Later I did receive the Open Table points). Our waiter Richard was very pleasant and helpful when we ordered our four course meals. The first course he served was the salad. I thought that was odd as I had always received the starter before the salad. After the salad he served the sorbet and said the main courses would be right out. So I asked when we were going to receive the starters. He seemed a bit surprised, but then served the starters and another sorbet prior to bringing the main course, which looked as if it had been waiting under a heat lamp while we ate our starters. Three of the four guests at our table are food service professionals. This was just not the exquisite treat I was expecting, especially for the one person who was visiting L'Auberge Chez Francois for the first time.

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K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as always!

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly wonderful ambiance, food and service. Perfectly paced delivery of each course (but be prepared to spend at least two hours at the table). Creative and flexible, especially with the desserts.

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l
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised for first visit at the warmth of the facility and the staff. Made me feel like they did not want me to leave. Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and the live music. Terrific apple-rhum baba.

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful romantic anniversary dinner together. The beautifully decorated dining room added to the ambiance. The service was excellent, and the food delicious. We will certainly return soon.

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OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is impeccable; food is outstanding. This is s favorite of ours for very special occasions.

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LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As always the overall experience was great. My companion was there for the first time and was impressed.

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OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and great food. Would come every day if we could.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the DC area. It never disappoints.

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DO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We've dined here many times, and the food and service is outstanding. There are several rooms to the restaurant, and this last time we were seated in one of the back rooms with a high ceiling and terrible acoustics. It made dinner conversation for our party of 4 difficult, especially for my 92-year-old aunt, who is hard of hearing and wears hearing aids. Ask for a quieter room in your reservation if you're looking for a better acoustic experience.

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LK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed very much our Sunday lunch, the food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arthur was attentive to food allergies and pleasant throughout. Each course was fresh and flavorful. The atmosphere is relaxed and charming with an elegant flair. Our first time but definitely looking forward to our next dining experience here.

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FH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my husband and my favorite restaurant. We have been coming here since before it was
in Great Falls and celebrate many birthday/anniversaries here. When it came time to plan my mother-in-law's 100th birthday and our cousin's 95th birthday, we celebrated both here and they both were momentous occasions. And when we and our best friends were planning a 50th wedding anniversary meal, we came here and had a wonderful, almost 4-hour lunch on the patio.
Everything is wonderful at Chez Francois, from the ambience, to the exquisite food and drink! We look forward to celebrating many more occasions here.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing as always! Will continue to come back.

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PD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails for a special dinner out. Jacques maintains a very high standard for food and service. A real tradition in this area.

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JH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding experience. The food was fabulous as was the service.

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OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Something for everyone, beautifully prepared and presented, well-timed service. The is nothing out of date, everything is timeless.

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best food I’ve ever had. I felt like I was back in France. I highly recommend this place 10/10

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Perfect service.

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JT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was excellent, the service excellent! This is truly a wonderful place and the food is superb. We also like the face that so many of the selections are gluten free as well as the delicious bread!! We have celiac disease and really good restaurants that know how to do gluten free without cross contamination are rare. This is the very best!!!

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MC
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Auberge Chez Francois is a wonderful restaurant for any special occasion - anniversary, birthday, or just a business meal or a night on othe town. The menu is very creative, the wine list is very large, the service is attentive without being too intrusive, and the ambiance is wonderful. We truly appreciate our special occasions at L'Auberge Chez Francois.

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. We got the set menu, which had plenty of options. Very nice drink menu as well with a lot of European beers that are uncommon in the US. 10/10

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f
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service was outstanding!

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