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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M
Washington DC
199 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, this restaurant doesn’t disappoint. The old school ambiance and attention to detail makes every meal feel special. The wait staff is excellent and well trained. The food is always well prepared and the selection expansive. The wine list is wonderful. I highly recommend dining here to experience what old style dining is about.

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

For both couples celebrating anniversaries, everything was outstanding, especially the food and the service by Arthur. We’ll be back.

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

We returned to L’Auberge Chez Francois for our anniversary dinner, and were extremely glad we did. The food, service and attention paid to the diners was outstanding. Although our first experience was not what we had expected, this one more than made up for that. We wish to thank everyone for making it a memorable evening and cannot wait to return again!

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

We go for our anniversary almost every year. Wonderful dinner! Great service!

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

We are never disappointed going to this restaurant -- great service and food. Makes your evening special by paying attention to every detail.

GM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a meal! Served by an excellent waiter in a authentic inn environment with fellow diners who appreciate a quiet place to eat and talk.

m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Francois never fails to deliver an extraordinary dining experience on every level. First of all, the menu selections are many, and each is prepared to perfection. The service is simply incomparable. And the beauty of the restaurant, both inside and outside is impossible to ignore. Chez Francois is simply my favorite restaurant in the DC area, and has been for decades.

MC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had Sunday lunch at L'Auberge. For the price of the entree you get an appetizer, salad, and desert included. It is a Lot to eat! perhaps a bit too much as they brought in addition to the above, a complementary soup tasting and a complementary creamed corn dish. The food was well-prepared but the quantity was kinda over-the top. We did enjoy though. Will return.

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

We had an absolutely amazing time. It was the best food we've ever had and the experience was amazing. Our server brought everything with perfect timing and we ended up being there for 3 hours when it felt like 1. I will absolutely be back.

CT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent, rich in flavor, a lot of butter but not greasy. Service is hardy to find in hospitality business, well done.

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside in the garden and it was lovely. The wait staff and food were perfect.

L
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu and outstanding service. We love to sit outside on the patio. Beautiful quiet setting. Service is very attentive. Great wine selection.

LL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service was superb. Ordered the Chateaubriand and La Bouilliabaisse and the Salade de Crevettes. Heavenly flavor. Can't wait to come back next time!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can not wait to go back

r
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most romantic restaurant and dining experience ever .
Been there 3 times already and is a must for me and wife when visit DC area.

R
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellently Service. Well organized management.

D
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday lunch enjoyed by all. Highly recommend lunch as then not too full to sleep well :). As always, the service and the food was impeccable. So happy to have such a lovely restaurant for special occasions.

M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Dinner was a pleasant experience. Food was good, service was excellent. I wish they had other menu options rather than only the pre fixe four course option, with a high price tag. The seafood dinners we considered were between $82-$86 . You get appetizer, salad, entree and dessert for that price. I can’t eat that much in one sitting, so it’s a lot of waste for me. 2 bites of soup, 2 bites of salad, 1/2 of my fish entre, and barely a bite of my dessert. I could decline the soup, salad and dessert, but then I would be paying $82 for a fish entree. While this is a pleasant dining experience, I can’t justify the price for me. I hope they expand the menu- or at least, make their appetizers and salads available separately and that would have made me very happy. If I could have ordered the soup and salad, it would have been a great dining experience. Try the blueberry mojito- it’s fantastic.

d
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, except for the man 2 tables away who kept conducting business on the phone.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went above and beyond with service. Food was great.

CK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to L'Auberge Chez Francois for many years and we can always count on the best all-around experience. It is a very special place for all occasions.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was delicious. Oysters were fresh and the duck was well served. The year of the wine’s choice did not correspond to the wine list. The sommelier came to our table and when we explained the discrepancy he went back to see if he had any left. He came back to say that they did not and that was it. It should have been handled differently.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for our daughters birthday. The food as always was superb. We had lobster, duck, and beef medallions all which were excellent. The cinnamon ice cream my wife and I had were especially noteworthy. By the way I’d love to get a copy of the 1954 dinner menu that they have posted downstairs. It’s an eye opener

JR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding dining experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, as always. NEVER disappoints.

f
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our 4th visit to this restaurant so obviously we've been happy there. This time we weren't quite as ecstatic with the food. The miniscallops in lobster sauce, while quite ok, weren't fantastic. Not⁰ very lobstery. My husband ordered a special for his main meal, soft shell crab, and also felt it was only ok, almost a bit boring and hard to eat. My main lobster dish was great. My son was really happy with his steak.

MN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been to L'Auberge in years, but this visit did not disappoint. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We won't wait long to go back!

MW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as fantastic as ever- thank you for another fabulous culinary experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough about the outstanding evening we had and it was made extra special by several staff persons. Days Before the reservation the restaurant phoned me and I was given the name of a florist that delivered waiting at our table a beautiful floral arrangement. The food all the very attentive staff made a memory not to be forgotten. Such a very special place.

JH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sets the standard of excellence in the Washington DC / northern Virginia area. We have been going to L'Auberge for over 20 years, and it is always consistent : extensive menu, genuinely superb food with a strong emphasis on local sourcing, great wine list and highly knowledgeable Sommelier, and impeccable service. Simply no other restaurant in the area does better!

L
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! We sat outside and had a wonderful lunch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for lunch here and 4 courses for $45 left us feeling like we got the bargain of the year! Serving sizes were generous, not the tiny little dollops that one often gets at upscale restaurants. I brought home half of my entree and could have added half of my soufflé, but I didn’t think that would travel well. Food and service were excellent. We enjoyed strolling around the grounds and visiting the impressive vegetable gardens after we dined.

A quiet dining experience can be hard to come by in the DC area, but our lunch was delightfully peaceful. We arrived at noon on a Thursday, and there was only one other table occupied in our dining room. By 1:30, things had picked up and the room was full (though still pretty quiet). If you’re like us and relish peace and harmony, plan to dine early.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and meal were excellent! Tommy was our waiter...he is the BEST! It was a beautiful day, we sat out on the patio!

CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes - wonderful venue to share with friends. I highly recommend L'Auberge

a
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always, very consistent. The Chateaubriand is phenominal and the seasonal sides and cocktails keep it varied since we always order the same main dish. The four course dinner will last you about 3 hours and make for a fine evening out. A true area staple.

SL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Auberge Chez Francois is an outstanding French restaurant, and is especially great for a special occasion.

BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we go there and the food is still exceptional. The ambiance is nice and the service more than great.
The outdoor patio is a must do in Summer

JF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time going to this Washington area institution and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, the portions generous, and the pre fixed menu was a very good value. The service was attentive but not overwhelming and the setting is charming. I definitely plan to go back.

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy ourselves at L’Auberge. We like to go there on special occasions and with friends.

j
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

the restaurant is nice, welcoming. the food is OK.

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