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
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, impeccable food, as always. One of my very favorite restaurants!

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ME
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My family loves this restaurant because they have been so important to my Dad, who always wants to go with any of his children who are available. We ALL celebrated his 100th birthday last January and the experience was superb. Food, service, ambiance were perfect. We will keep going to this wonderful place!

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

We came here when we got engaged last year. To celebrate our first anniversary we returned and had another fabulous memorable meal. Our server Fatima was awesome. The food was delicious and we were stuffed by the time dessert came. Overall a special time. We will not wait another year to return.

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

Food, service, and atmosphere were terrific. It’s a delicious splurge.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine wine, amazing dinner, and incredible service. Always the best in the region.

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

Amazing from start to finish! Lovely evening that started with drinks on the patio and ended with an amazing dinner and desserts. I forgot what a gem this restaurant is!

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LR
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff and atmosphere are wonderful. We have been many times.

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RV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at L'Auberge was excellent. The bouillabaisse was excellently flavorful, the cottage cheese spread on garlic bread was creamy, and the main course of meats and lobster was perfectly cooked. I especially enjoy the friendly waiter and the little extras provided throughout the meal, such as passion fruit sorbet to cleanse the palate. I let them know in advance that we were celebrating our anniversary, and they gave us an excellent meringue better than any I've had before, over a lovely chocolate gelato. It is an extremely expensive meal, so I could not go regularly, but it was worth the money and a great experience.

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

Best restaurant in the area—great food, service—my #1 place to go for special occasion or any occasion

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HW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place. We were there on a weekday evening and it was nice and quiet. Our server was very attentive--just what we expect. The food--well, just what we expected--very good/excellent. It's a great "special occasion" restaurant, and we have been coming here for a long time to celebrate our special occasions.

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

Wonderful setting for a special occasion.

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L
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place. It is great for any occasion or any season. I just would not want to drive there at night in the rain.

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JD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. We loved the chateaubriand - very few places to get that these days. They could do better w the cheese platter.

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SN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L’auberge is our anniversary tradition. We have never been disappointed. Wonderful place.

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JH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
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 on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice relaxing atmosphere, great service and overall terrific experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
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 on June 16, 2019
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 on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at LAuberge Chez Francois makes any holiday more festive!

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m
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
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 on June 15, 2019
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 on June 15, 2019
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
72 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
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 on June 15, 2019
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
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
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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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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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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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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