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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OT
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. Excellent service, food and ambience .

IM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

L'Auberge Chez Francois is by far our favorite dining place in the Washington D.C. area. The food and service are superb and the noise level, even when the restaurant is crowded, is much more tolerable than many other places in the vicinity.
We live in Maryland, so the drive to the Auberge, particularly at night, can be a challenge, For that reason, we now tend to go for lunch, which is always excellent.

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois never disappoints! Merci beaucoup!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

WC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual! Love the restaurant! We always come here for special occasions.

GH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My wife's meal was outstanding! My lobster claws were very good the tail was so tuff could not eat.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It wasn’t crowded. Beautiful ambiance. Excellent service. Delicious food and wine. I have recommended it twice since then.

CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday dinner here. The service was perfect, the food was served beautifully and tasted amazing. A great way to celebrate a special occasion.

DG
Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to take my out-of-town sister and brother-in-law for his birthday!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was wonderful. Food was delicious, Sammy, our server was fabulous, atmosphere was warm and cozy.

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience. Will definitely be coming back.

r
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It would have received 5 stars, but for the waiter spilling wine on a guest, etc. They tried to make up for it and were partially successful, but once the wine was spilled it did spoil the special occasion a bit. Great job trying to recoup from this accident though.

P
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been able to return to L'Auberge Chez Francois several times over the past year for cooking classes as well as for lunch and dinner. We find that it is always a wonderful experience with outstanding food, high quality service, and always a memorable meal. We look forward to returning again soon.

AM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Luncheon at L'Auberge Chez Francois is a tremendous value. Our party of three enjoyed a delicious multi-course meal, with drinks, for less than $200. L'Auberge remains our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions.

CR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Samy was awesome! He was so helpful with the menu and helped me surprise my boyfriend for his birthday. My boyfriend enjoyed his birthday dinner very much. The food was perfect and the desserts.. don’t get me started on them. Sooo good!! We both left feeling like little piggies.

J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Amazing how this place is consistently great, year after year

LC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great treat!
Beautiful, relaxed setting, so warm and cozy. Outstanding service and each morsel was delicious. We come to her to celebrate our most precious occasions. The chocolate souffle is 100% perfect, and mussels are to live for, the seafood soup excellent. The blue salad was a bit to heavy on the cheese and tartness, wouldn't order again.

HM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, wonderful service. Overall lovely evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really amazing. Ask to be served by Sami, and than it will be perfect!!

EC
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as a;ways this is a great place to feel pampered and enjoy a wonderful meal. My friend and I appreciated the great service, (thanks Anjelica), great food and just sense of a special place that values us and wants our experience to be superb, which it was. We have been coming here for years, for special events and just to do something lovely.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful dining experience. Celebrated mom's 80th birthday. Jacque and his team are exceptional.

AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Enjoyed the ambience and service.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, David was terrific! The food and entire dining experience was, as usual, superb.

ES
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service and amazing ambience!

s
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great, just great. The one exception was with the Alsatian Special over sauerkraut - the whole sausage - looked like a small hot dog - was a bit rubbery.

T
Hamburg Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our total experience at Chez, for a nice Sunday lunch. The menu presents some very good choices of Country food inspired from Alsace in East France. You get to choose a multi course meal under 50 bucks, in a first class atmosphere. Our server, David was was knowledgeable and attentive. We eat downstairs in Jacques all the time, and this change up was a real treat. The whole staff is special and act like a family. Victoria finished our coffee with complementary chocolate truffles. The place is cozy and just fancy enough, but not over the top. You feel like you are out in the country for a a wonderful time.
Worth a trip out to experience this!

KA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first visit and the food and atmosphere did not disappoint. This was a truly wonderful experience!! We will definitely come back for other special occasions in the future!

SM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service. Mediocre food. Uncomfortable chairs and high prices. My wife and I were really disappointed.

DK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent over many years. Lunch is not rushed, and not crowded, and perhaps a better value than dinner.

A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was friendly and professional! We especially liked Jose, who was a terrific waiter.
An observation: I notice that all the fish entrees also contain at least one type of shellfish. I would recommend offering at least one fish choice that doesn't include shellfish. I asked for the option of substituting roasted potatoes for the crabmeat element of my dish. My request was readily granted, but shellfish allergy is fairly common and not everyone will figure out an alternative.
I enjoyed the rainbow trout!

JP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from out-of-state so we cannot get to eat here as often as we like, but we stop here each time we come for a visit. The food is great and the service outstanding.

MW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez François is delightfully bright, charming, with stain glass windows - a place of comfort in the country. Attention to detail - that's what makes it special - from the greeting to the table service. Linen table clothes, every dish is hot and delicious, portions are perfect. Menu choices are numerous and the food is perfectly french with many sauces and conversational flavors. It is a pleasant break from loud trendy modern restaurants. You can talk in a normal voice and feel relaxed. We chose the fixed price luncheon menu as we celebrated a special friend.

MT
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch for my wife's birthday and had the five course fixed priced menu. The quality of the food was excellent, as was the service, paced well and friendly but not overbearing. They also brought out a special birthday desert treat for my wife.
A very enjoyable experience

BW
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always feel at home here. The food and service are impeccable and the ambiance is hard to beat. One of, if not the most favorite restaurant I've ever eaten at.

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything. My wife’s birthday— she loved it

l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best place to catch up with old friends or celebrate a special occasion

WC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

L’Auberge is always a favorite, especially for a special celebration.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Always a pleasure to go there!

OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service impeccable, food outstanding, great ambiance what more can one want.

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