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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IE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. My wife and I went to celebrate her 40th birthday.

T
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderfully memorable dining experience. It met every expectation and then some.

KR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy l’Auberge.

w
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. In fact the 10 of us have agreed to make this a quarterly event.

David Berry is an excellent and attentive waiter. We will always ask for him, even if it means changing the date.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, incredible food- one of the best outings this year!

E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have dined there many times. We have always had a great evening. Our server this time was very thoughtful, I had a little problem understanding him, probably due to my poor hearing more than his accent. We had, as always, a very enjoyable evening.

RM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was superb. The waiter was exceptional. I do not know his name, but he was excellent.

L
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been dining at Chez Francois since it was located down town, and am never disappointed. I love the food, the service, and the atmosphere. It's not stuffy, and lots of fun. I always enjoy going there with my friends for special occasions.

MJ
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are elderly and this restaurant is a very long drive away from our DC home. But we have such happy memories of coming here over the years for different occasions, including those with our two children when each of them comes from out of town. I was inspired to return and despite the long drive it was so rewarding. From the moment we arrived and were treated with a big welcome and seated at the table of our choice to the attentive Waiter, to the excellent meal and desserts and wine, it could not have been better. I hope to return perhaps in the spring.

CU
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at this restaurant is outstanding. The wait staff knows the menu and will be very helpful with suggestions if you ask. The pre-fix menu is not cheap, but is a great value for what amounts to a five course meal.

h
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant; very authentic. It achieves something truly hard: get the exact same flavors and ambiance that you would get in a small French town--as certified by my French girlfriend. Still, I think the prices are a little too high.

VW
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best special occasion, very fine dining restaurant in the area

RZ
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful, except one: It was too cold. To be fair, most restaurants are, particularly in the fall and winter, but that doesn't make dining any more pleasant. The Inn at Little Washington's "policy" is 72 degrees. That should be sufficient, but it felt more the high 60s at L'Auberge.

g
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to L'Auberge Chez Francois for many years and have always enjoyed it. It's certainly one of our very favorites. We will be back!!

LJ
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at L'Auberge for more than 20 years and have never been disappointed

w
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have been coming to L'Auberge even when it was located in downtown DC. It is a special experience! We love the ambiance and the entire experience. It is our go to place for special occasions and even for an evening out. This time was my birthday and there was appropriate fussing with a meringue and raspberry sauce dessert which we all shared. Disappointment came with our entrees--I have had the rainbow trout several times and it always exceeded expectation. This time it was not great--a bit dry and the sauce was not so good. My son and husband had the Maine lobster dish and both felt it was a bit of a small portion, though it was tasty. Please go and enjoy an evening in Alsace!

JK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at L’Auberge! First time we’ve been for lunch and it’s a really great meal at a good price for the quality. Even comes with an included glass of wine.

R
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacques treats everyone wi

A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious! They made us feel special for our anniversary and we can not wait to go back.

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! Great place for a special occasion or a romantic dinner out . It's not an inexpensive place to eat, but the food, wine, wait staff, and customer service are phenomenal. One of the best and most consistent restaurants in the area. My husband and I have been going there for special occasions on and off for 20 years. Fantastic!

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our British visitors here for special birthday and to experience Thanksgiving absolutely enjoyed meal ,service and your beautiful restaurant so much they want to come again.

S
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was spectacular. The food was amazing. It was for my birthday. I can’t believe it took me this long to go there. I can’t wait to go back. My grandmother was Alsatian so it was a very special evening.

CM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and an all-around enjoyable experience celebrating a 50th birthday. Thank you for making it very special!

AL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love to celebrate our wedding anniversary at L’Auberge Chez Francois. It is a special place to celebrate. The location, facility and food are wonderful!

SB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved the place and the food is the best we ever had. It's a gem. If you want to impress a person or celebrate a family tradition, this is the place. For the quality of the food, ambiance, and service, the price is right. Complimentary dessert with candle for our birthday celebration.

NP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We would absolutely recommend this restaurant for all occasions. Hands down the best!,,

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous experience and would come back again.

CM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have ever eaten in a restaurant - the luncheon Prix fixe meal at lunch.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! The service was impeccable, the food delicious, and the ambiance just lovely. I would definitely recommend and look forward to the next time I can dine here!

PH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Trip in a time machine back to where Old World food & service were lavished in abundance. Since moving away from Washington DC more than a decade ago, we had held a happy memory of this place in our hearts. On a cold damp Sunday in November it charmed us all over again with its warm welcome. The 6 course dinner did not overwhelm, but unfolded in easy stages designed to entertain as well as nourish. We were surrounded by happy people enjoying a special occasion rare in a hectic modern milieu.

KM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impeccable service, food and ambiance. We will be back for sure! Especially appreciated the call in advance asking if our reservation for 8 was for a special occasion.

E
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I had asked my meat pink but it was overcooked so we had to wait for a new order; somewhat disappointing for a restaurant of this class.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful trip to France this was! Ohh my I adored this restaurant! It is everything french cuisine! I would come here more often but my wallet wouldn’t allow it! Still worth the celebration though! I love getting dressed up and treating myself!

AC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A beautiful restaurant with fabulous food. A little pricey but worth a visit or two

K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Eduardo was wonderful!

AA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to love this place for date nights, special occasions, and anything in between. Consistent food/service/quality every single time.

KR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy L’Auberge Chez Francois. Beautiful restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated her birthday. As usual, both the food and the service were fantastic. The soufflé was the best dessert ever!

J
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

La Auberge remains the gem it’s been for oh so many years. Jacque has done his father proud and a great honor by the way he has carried on the family tradition.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday celebration.

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