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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AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner. Overall, service was very good, but we did have to ask for bread plates and missing silverware. However, the entire wait staff was professional and accommodating. The food was excellent. My party could talk comfortably, without shouting to be heard. This was a full dinner, with appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. I felt it was well worth the cost. We will be back.

BE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place for a wonderful meal! We love the food and the ambiance!

DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep returning to L'Auberge because the food is always excellent and the service the best we have experienced anywhere. David took superb care of our group of seven, to include four having birthday celebrations! The wine was perfect for the meal and the deserts were to die for...! It is an hour's drive however can't wait for our next opportunity to return for another sublime meal.

SW
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Chef Francois and staff provided the best experience in fine dining together with enjoyable and attentive service. Not too close, but always anticipating our desires. The best.

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

It was a wonderful experience! The location and the restaurant are exceptional. The food is fantastic. The wait staff are wonderful and make you feel like an old friend.

VJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening. Food delicious. Most portions just right but for mixed seafood dish in lobster cognac sauce portions of fish seemed skimpy compared to previous years. However, over all it was s great night and we were delighted.

BH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding. Took family for my wife’s birthday and we were not disappointed!

JS
Miami
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and prepared to perfection! The garden-fresh vegetables and tomatoes were a special treat.

FL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

KT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Only problems: loud conversation from nearby table. Could have been seated a bit further away. Why not? Bigger problem is loud-mouthed American diners. Couldn’t get their conversation out of our heads. Other problem was non-native English of servers was not easy to understand. And in some instances, servers did not accurately understand what was said to them. But the food and drink were top notch.

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

Superb dinner, exceeding our high expectations. Professional and friendly service.

AE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, delicious food, left more than full, and never rushed. Worth every dollar.

RC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Honestly for the price I'd be hard pressed to sincerely recommend. Although the food was very good it was far from outstanding and a fixed price steak dinner for $85 was a little more than what I feel was worth the entire experience. Again very good but not great.

CO
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the perfect restaurant for a celebration whether it be a birthday, anniversary or family reunion. It's difficult to choose my favorite dish but this time it was the rack of lamb with a side of pureed carrot. I feel fortunate to have such a special place so close to home.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food but offering a four course prix fixe menu for lunch was an unpleasant surprise. None of our party of four wanted that much food and two of the party do not drink wine. Thus we were paying for excellent food we could not eat as well as wine that was unnecessary. We have been coming to this restaurant for years but may have to find another venue for our celebrations as this approach to the menu was a disappointment.

OT
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Just the way fine dining should be. The best restaurant in Northern Virginia!

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always L'Auberge is a wonderful experience. While I have gone on multiple occasions this was a first for my guest (it was also her birthday) she had a wonderful experience and I appreciate all the service and attention to making this a great evening for her.

AP
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have always had great service and food here. Francess, our hostess, was excellent. She was attentive and accommodating. The stock in my bouillabaisse and my wife's mussels were a little bland. The soufflé was fantastic. Overall, we were very satisfied.

c
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch in the garden on a cool summer afternoon was wonderful. With butterflies and hummingbirds nearby and the vegetable garden at a short distance, even the always excellent service, food and wine seemed somehow just a little better than usual.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening on the Patio! Sami was awesome as usual! And Chef Jacques’ tomatoes are amazing!

CD
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite dining dining restaurant in the world. Always a delicious, outstanding experience for 25 years of celebrating there.

OD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were joined by another couple for an early Saturday night dinner. Cocktails before and fixed price menu resulted in an excellent multi hour meal. The bottom line is that we all said we would order our meals again. Entrees included soft shell crabs stuffed with lump crab, trout with crab and almonds, mixed grill, and a halibut dish. Pricy until you factor in the tasty food and a special evening with friends.

TC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an anniversary lunch, and the service was, as always, outstanding. I didn't like the "Sea Bass" on the daily special. It looked more like a trout filet and didn't have an ocean taste. Whenever I have had sea bass, it's always a nice, thick chunk of fish with large flakes. Otherwise, everything was great. My husband swears L'Auberge's bouillabaisse is the best he's ever had.

J
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Truly amazing experience! Food was spectacular with a special touch on every dish that came out. My girlfriend and I enjoyed it so much! Service was great, Thank you folks for making our day so special .. we will definitely be returning back soon!

DZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and "white glove" service. Don't expect a quick lunch, this is a place for relaxing and enjoying your lunch mates

P
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having read all of the glowing reviews, we decided to celebrate a important event and it called for something extraordinary. L’Auberge was all that and more. From the moment we arrived until we walked out the door 3 hours later, we were enthralled and pampered. The food, the wine, the service and, just as important, the ambiance - casually elegant — was all as promised. Already planning our return.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

And if I’m able to give more than 5stars I would’ve. Everything was impeccable, from the moment we were seated until we left. The service is fantastic.. Edmond and Wilbert were so accommodating, friendly and helpful- they made our experience even better. The food: literally everything we tasted was amazing, and the chef’s amouse bouches were delicious.
We walked around the garden and the farmed area. The setting is so pretty, the place feels like Europe.
First time there but definitely won’t be the last!
Thank you for a memorable evening!

MW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have been the best in the DMV and they still hold the crown! The food was fantastic and the service impeccable. Lots of amazing choices for every course. They make every meal a special occasion.

T
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Chez Francois is always a treat. The ambience is lovely, the food is delicious, the service is exceptional. A lovely dining experience.

SK
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, a wine list with excellent and hard-to-find regional wines, and attentive service. This is not not high-style French or nouvelle cuisine, this is the comfort food you never knew you needed from the Alsatian grandma you never knew you had.

H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and always unmatched flavors and service!

OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At lease once a year, my wife and I go to L'Auberge Chez Francois (for our anniversary). The staff is great and the food is fantastic. Every time they treat us in such an outstanding manner.

We will be back - hopefully sooner rather than later!

M&M

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastique!!!

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S
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food, Service, Ambiance... Perfect spot for a special ocassion

BE
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful family celebration...thank you to all the staff, and kudos to M Haeringer...

OS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming and attentive servers and delicious food--what more could one ask for, in a delightful setting? Nothing more. This was a wonderful experience!

DU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A simply delightful dining experience. Our server, David, really helped with choices that brought out the best of each of our selections.

V
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still superb after all these years. Fine classic dining. A pleasant change from loud, trendy places and small plates. We particularly love the dignified pace of the dining experience. We received water, bread, and a cocktail menu instantly upon being seated. Then we were left alone to enjoy our drinks for 10 minutes or more. Then the server brought menus, discussed the night's specials, and gave us a decent amount of time to make up our minds. In all, dinner for two ran well over 2 hours, which was exactly want we wanted. We will return.

RM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. The food, service and ambience makes this a 5 star restaurant. Because we live a distance away, we only go on special occasions. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for the best.

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