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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n
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Wait staff was distracted. Wine glass soiled, liver full of gristle (not able to cut), brought wrong desert, etc. on balance, very good.

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SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We gathered for my mother’s 79th birthday, an epicurean that is hard to please. French food being her preference she can be very judgmental. The good news we ALL enjoyed our lovely dining experience, and though Mom had a few “suggestions “. Her plates were all spotless for each course ! Wonderful variety to choose from, attentive staff, impeccable prepared - Thank you, we will come back again and again !

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F
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a treasure in northern Virginia. Classic French dining in the country. Fantastic food and service. The Sunday lunch pre fix is a bargain. This remains a favorite.

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c
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our recent Sunday brunch for seven was even more remarkable than our usual meals at L'Auberge with fewer people. They were patient with us during the booking as some guests were uncertain to attend until the last minute and yet we were met with the usual, very friendly greeting and offered our preferred table. Wine orders were flawlessly taken, decanted and served. The menu was clearly explained for first-timers and each dish was outstanding and served at proper temperature.
Everyone had a wonderful meal and a most enjoyable experience.

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a superb experience. Thank you!

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B
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Our 7th year celebrating birthday

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R
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience. Sammy, our waiter, took wonderful care of us. His recommendations were spot on. We were celebrating a birthday and he made the whole experience very special. Highly recommend.

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BB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST!!!!! Always a pleasure to eat here...never an issue of any kind....food - excellent, staff could not be better

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AN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is our "go to" place for special occasions. We always have a wonderful meal with great service. It's a beautiful restaurant.

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VJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Will definitely be back!

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p
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service for two women dining. We got a great table and lots of appropriate attention. Food was wonderful.

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N
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for staying a consistently excellent!
We enjoyed our meal .
xoxoxo
Bruce and Nancy
PS order the soufflé:)

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D
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited for my husband's birthday- the food was excellent and the service was generally very good. In particular, the souffle was excellent.

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p
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It's always nice to come back to eat here and each time I wonder why it took us so long to return. I've been trying to expand my horizons and try other restaurants in NOVA and DC that appear to merit a try but when it comes to french food this is still my favorite place to eat! Well worth the trip for the food as I try and eat something different each time and everything has been delicious. The staff is always very attentive and polite.

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DW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful food. A lovely bucolic setting.

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BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always feel "royal" whenever we dine at L'Auberge Chez Francois. The service is impeccable and the food maintains its consistent excellent quality.
It makes celebrating our special occasions so much more special.

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My neighbor’s birthday. This is her favorite restaurant. It is always just perfect.

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B
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. A very pleasant experience!

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CK
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best overall dining experience, attention is paid to all details. Our family favorite.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointing bite! Just perfection!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, no problems, but French onion soup needs more cheese.

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BS
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food, service, setting and ambiance. This is a perennial Washington favorite that always maintains the highest level of excellence. It is always a memorable experience.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprise gathering for my husband and exactly the celebration I hoped it would be! The staff knew exactly how to facilitate the meal - not intrusive yet attentive. Meal was wonderful. Ambiance delightful. Auberge Chez Francois never disappoints!

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JJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a special day and the restaurant was the perfect setting. It is a lovely place, the foods were superb and the service was outstanding. We had a lovely evening out. Thank you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the door we felt special. The service was exceptional. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was friendly and comfortable, not at all pretentious and stuffy. Wonderful!! Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this restaurant. I have lunch there as often as possible.

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HK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant. Food is perfect, service excellent, value for money. A nice outing.

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e
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The usual menu - always good but it would be nice to see some new things

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GN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a treat. Our favorite place for fine dining during special occasions. Food is always exquisite but honestly, we miss the old wait staff who were simply pros at what they do. The newer, younger servers really need more professional training.

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JL
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and outstanding service and glorious food!

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal as always.❤❤❤ Excellent good, service, ambiance....a true event.

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D
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scrumptious food! We tried so many dishes—lobster bisque, lobster salad, mussels, Jeff Burgoyne—and the plum tart for dessert—all exquisite!
Been coming to this place for 40 years!!
I unbeatable!!

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love L’Aurbeg. We have celebrated many occasions there. It is our favorite restaurant. We will be celebrating our anniversary in April at L’Aurbeg.

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MR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. This is our go to for special occasions.

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to Chez Francois for years and I was so pleased to learn that it is as gracious and delightful as I remembered. The food was excellent and the service exquisite. I will not wait so long to return, even though it is quite a drive to get there for me.

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, L'Auberge Chez Francois delivers excellently! We've been dining there for all these years and their food, service, ambiance far excel each visit we have. The server we had on our last visit was tremendously the best! He never fails to give us his undivided attention every time he we have him assigned to our table. We've been highly recommending L'Auberge Chez Francois to our friends and relatives, and each one of them had positive dining experiences.We hope they continue to be the best in their craft.

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

Exceptional food, service and atmosphere. Their timing is perfect and guests are treated as if they are there every night. A wonderful restaurant.

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CD
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chateaubriand for two continues to be our favorite. Soft, delicious steak that comes with a small sampling of green beans, carrots, potatoes, turnip, mushrooms and bernaise sauce and a au jus sauce. The dark chocolate torte with ice cream is wonderful. I have the ice cream at the restaurant then we enjoy the cold torte for dessert the next night.

Still our favorite restaurant!

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GP
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. The only issue we experienced was towards the end of our evening; another diner was seated near us and the cologne ( or aftershave) that he was wearing was overpowering. Not sure how any restaurant can handle something like this tactfully, but perhaps, if seating arrangements allow, finding a spot for individuals who use a lot of fragrances to be seated at a little distance from others. That being said, we plan to go back.

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FB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food with surprisingly good size portions. Service and ambiance was very good. Very consistent experience

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