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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JH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time I have been to this, my favorite restaurant for lunch. Perfect! The only difference between lunch and dinner is chocolate truffles at the end and sorbet between one of the courses, a little quicker service between courses--oh, and the cost. Highly recommend!

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

Nice relaxing atmosphere, great service and overall terrific experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a resident in the DC area for 40 years and have been to many fine dining restaurants in the Metro area. We have been to L'Auberge many times over the years and not once have we ever been disappointed. There are very few places that have maintained the high standards of excellence like those at L'Auberge. The quality of the food is always excellent and the service is professional and unassuming, never pretentious! The menu is largely unchanged over the years in large part to the fact that their selections are very popular, however they have added some seafood dishes which my wife and I selected since we have already experienced much of the menu. Both of these dishes were fabulous. I chose the Mussels as an appetizer because it is a newer addition to the menu and I found to be delicate but very flavorful. Highly recommended! I also selected the Chocolate Souffle as a desert which is an additional $8.50 and so worth it! There is really nothing on this menu you should be cautious about selecting. You simply can't go wrong here!

If you have never been to this restaurant you are missing a truly wonderful dining experience. Warm and welcoming atmosphere, not stuffy or pretentious, and probably the best overall value for fine dining you will find in the Washington area.

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

Wonderful experience, as always. My wife and I have been dining at Chez Francois for over 30 years and every single time is sublime. You cannot go wrong.

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

Akways a great experience. Patrick as always took fantastic care of us

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m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

a late seating on sat evening food was average as it have been warmed over or left from earlier seatings. service was adequate for the prices i was disappointed.

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SJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant for a special night or anniversary celebration. Everything was perfect.

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

And old classic, as good as ever! A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

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

Excellent menu, great food and cheerful and responsive service. We are in the garden by request a d found it delightful.

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ML
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant of all time!! It's a little pricey, but for a special occasion.... worth every cent!

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MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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GD
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. It was a very pleasant 2 hours enjoying the nice ambiance and the excellent food. I had been in Paris just a few weeks before and the meal rivaled those that in Paris. Service was very good, attentive bu not pushy.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite! 💕

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove 500 miles from Michigan for dinner at L'Auberge, a special place from our past. We were not disappointed. Every course was perfectly made.

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It has been a while since we’ve been even though we live nearby. Took an out of town friend who really enjoyed their meal. My rack of lamb was terrific, but my wife’s scallops had to be sent back. While the plate was hot, the food had to warmed up. It was an easy fix, but still. Service was very good, but had some difficulty understanding the wait person. The restaurant didn’t seemed that busy for a Saturday night as we were at an 8:00 seating. That’s helped with the overall noise level. Overall the meal was fine, but not as special as we had remembered.

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BL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The servers and staff at this restaurant were top-notch, as was the food. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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l
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s as great as ever!

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JH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my all time favorite restaurant! Nothing beats it for special occasions, fabulous food, great service, lovely location, mood, etc. It is close to perfect for what it costs and you always get what you expect.

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MV
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L’Auberge Chez Francois has long been a favorite spot for our family celebrations, though we had not visited for several years. We were pleased that the food and ambiance were as inviting as ever. We will return soon!

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early lunch to celebrate a milestone birthday. Everyone was incredibly nice. The weather was stunning and when we asked to eat outside we were given a choice of tables, including the gazebos. We chose a gazebo and had a wonderful meal with incredible service. Every table was placed in a way so that all the diners had space and privacy. The gardens were stunning and provided both a beautiful backdrop and a distraction for my children. Each coarse was brought out in a timely manner, artfully arranged and was just enough food without being too much. Everything was delicious and I look forward to a return visit.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dinner! The food was fresh and delicious. Our server was very accommodating as we had some custom requests that he was able to pull off. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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SL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a reason that L'Auberge has consistently been in the top Zagat rated spots in VA - the whole experience is excellent. It is pricey, but worth it for a special occasion - would highly recommend going at least once (but more likely, several times!)

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JH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous meal. Service was extremely personal. Had a table for 6 and we were each made to feel special. Assistance with wine was spot on. Dinner was for a special occasion, and L'Auberge did not disappoint!

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RK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a special restaurant which dis not disappoint in helping us celebrate a special occasion.

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NS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire experience was amazing! We went there for my parent’s 50th anniversary and my parents were treated very special. The food. As always, delicious!!

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SB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious choices and large quantity. Fantastic service[ our waiter was Sammy]
Been coming to L’ Auberge for years and it never disappoints- it may even be getting BETTER!

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P
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food and service. We always pick L'Auberge for special occasions, and that has been the case for 33 years.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely lunch with friends. Wonderful food. Will visit again and again. (My only concern was the waiter reaching from the left in front of me to place my coffee on my right.)

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WK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A good choice for special occasions, but it is quite a drive to get there. Somewhat pricey, but you get a complete dinner including appetizer (a bit on the small side -- only 10 mussels), salad, entree, and dessert for the fixed price, which varies by entree (and there are additions for special items such as Baked Alaska). Food is very good, and the servers are helpful.

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JE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth visit, but the first in four years. It was just as wonderful as I remembered. I took a neighbor along, and he was just as impressed.

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

We've enjoyed L'Auberge Chez Francois for many years. It is always a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. The food and service are always terrific and the restaurant has an old world charm about it.

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e
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French restaurant in this region. Never been disappointed over 50 years. Not overpriced or pretentious. Everything is fresh and done just to perfection: not overdone. I recommend to anyone who asks about French restaurants. Worth the long drive from Maryland.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite French cuisine + presentation. Feels like walking into Alsace, in the middle of Northern Virginia. Pricey, but delightful.

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A
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don't go often, but when we do, we're always delighted with our evenings at L'Auberge. The food is delicious and the service engaging.

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BL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of best restaurants in the country. Perfect service, food, and ambience. Well worth a visit

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Lunch - Two hours of bliss-from the aperitifs to the Raspberry Soufflé' and the superb service, tastes, surprises in between, made our birthday celebration a truly splendid event. The portions are generous, but still presented with flair, and always taste even better than they look. The service is attentive, but never intrusive, and never rushed. There is no better restaurant in Northern Virginia. Can't wait to come back for our next special occasion - next week!!

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D
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated an 88th birthday and 30th Anniversary. We sat at a beautiful, quiet corner table by a window. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. The food was wonderful-oysters, rack of lamb and Gran marnier soufflé. A wonderful place for a special occasion.

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Starting from the bread (we could make a dinner from the bread and cottage cheese alone) to the main courses the food was heavenly. They even gave us an anniversary (34 years) dessert before bringing out the desserts chosen with our meals. We will be sure to be back for 35th.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time! Food was excellent

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CL
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining here many years and Chez Francois never disappoints. Out server, Sammy was great. We dined on the patio which was a delight. The food, as usual, was awesome.

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