L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
6684 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 66 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

Come join us for your Mother's day celebrations with a great Dinner menu and specialty cocktails.

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Moira
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very memorable dining experience. The food was absolutely perfect - every single dish was a big hit. The staff is very gracious and makes you feel special and cared for. The tasting menu is a great value for this level of quality.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our friend’s 40th birthday. The service was great. The food was amazing. I had the halibut. It was a special. Very fresh. The hazelnut soufflé was fantastic. Love this restaurant.

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vipSteve
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Traditional French cooking. And menu is prix fixe, so you get 4 courses, which was a lot of food for us. Outstanding food (trout, wild halibut) suggests L’Auberge is particularly adept at fish. Plum tart was superb. And delicious bread to start was a major plus. Interesting spirits and wine list. Service was friendly, attentive. But ambience is lacking. Dingy red carpet, bare-bones tables. Nothing intimate about this experience. Outdoor dining (which is offered) might be more fun.

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vipMarkL
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out for fine dining in over a year. They have shifted their processes, and the results are excellent. We remarked that the reduced number of diners added to the experience, and it was very private. Prices do seem to have risen significantly, but the quality of everything from food to service was top notch. The increased prices may reduce the number of visits, but will definitely not prevent us from visiting from time to time for a true dining experience.

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JuanMarioR
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The server seemed a bit off but the wine specialist was very professional.

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easterner1
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We have been here many times. L’Auberge is our go-to high end restaurant. Unlike past visits, though, the table service was obtrusive, we were asked too many times if the waitstaff could remove our plates, and the service was occasionally duplicated. It appears to us that new persons were getting introduced. The food was splendid all around, the ambiance lovely, and the experience top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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josephM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal in a Resturant in 14 mos. My wife and I knew that Chez Francois
Would have a safe environment but still be a great occasion. And it was. Bravo
Chez Francois! PS, it was worth the wait.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez continues to outdo themselves. Fantastic food and service that can’t be best!

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Paulawala
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

alway a delight to dine here. Jacques knows how to keep it consistently delicious with our being to stuffy

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dinning was a little cold due to the wind, but the food and service was fantastic

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MartinS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special occasion and the Inn laid on one for us. We asked about Shad Roe, which wasn't on the menu, and which is only in season for a week or two, and it was miraculously produced. Our waiter was never hovering but always just there at the right time. Thank you.

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vipLAuberge
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for lunch and the tables were very nicely arranged due to covid. Our waiters were friendly and excellent in their service, while the food choices were plenty as were the portions. What we liked especially that we were 'not rushed' out because our group (4) had not been together for a year, so it was a lovely afternoon getting updated with each other. We definitely look forward to returning to L'Auberge real soon. Thank You.

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JasonH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food, as always.

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Buckmeister
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A dinner worthy of some Michelin stars. Made reservations for outside dining, but after requesting an inside table because if the outside coolness, we were promptly accommodated. It was our first inside dining in 13 months and we felt very safe with the distancing of the tables and the masked employees.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. Large spaces between tables. A view out the windows. Magnificent food. Very attentive service. Made a wonderful return to indoor dining now that we are vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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DiningDon
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. A great "special occasion" experience.

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TerriR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a special occasion whether it is lunch or dinner.

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Bernie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was very good. We asked the waiter for three separate checks but we received one. We provided our credit cards and got the separate but equal bills. That was not what we asked for. Minor issue but I wanted to pointed out. Thanks.

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KimC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect special occasion dinner. We enjoyed our wonderful table, waiter, and the delicious food. The ambiance can't be beat. Everything we ordered was prepared to perfection. Looking forward to going again for the next celebration.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and our first post-COVID restaurant visit at L'Auberge. We couldn't have picked a better place. Everything was outstanding, the quality of food was over the top, and the service was professional and friendly. It was a great experience that we will do again sooner rather than later. Our compliments to the chef.

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BillK
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was excellent. It's the perfect place for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Exquisite!! Merci

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BestPlaceEver
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here for our special events for years and, again, they did not disappoint.

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AndreaC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Chez never disappoints!!! It’s always consistently wonderful,-from service to food to pleasant servers and NOW with social distant dining at its best! We dined in the garden! They have done a wonderful Job making this a Beautiful dining room with plenty of space between tables! We happened to be there on a night when the weather was gorgeous, but the tent with sturdy walls/flaps will be a great asset if it had been raining. I wish more restaurants would take Chez Francois lead in distance dining!

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vipHollybirch
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you want to go to a truly special restaurant that is not only a local but national gem, L'Auberge Chez Fraincois is the place to go. It is our go-to place for special occasions and it never disappoints. We sat outside in their lovely outside setting and enjoyed the setting sun while tasting dish after dish of outstanding cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular in every way.

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Vanna
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now fully vaccinated and comfortable going in public (while still taking precautions) I had the chance to go to this amazing french auberge, I tried escargot for the first time. The ambiance was so warm and elegant. The staff was attentive and professional. I got to try veal! I also FINALLY had a souffle, grand marnier flavor. Lot of firsts here and so glad it was at a quality place that knows what they're doing. The food was divine, dinner was amazing and I'll definitely be going back for brunch sometime.

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vipMaggieS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know you're going to be getting an excellent meal and outstanding service when you dine at Chez Francois

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vipMiriamN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in over a year. We sat outside on the terrace on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Food was wonderful as always, service was impeccable, and all protocols for safety were being observed. It was delightful!

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JoseD
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Francois has the best French food that I have tasted in the United States! It rivals the best restaurants I've eaten at in France. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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JulieG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience! The staff was amazing, the patio dining area was so relaxing, and the pre fix lunch was delicious. Would highly recommend for special occasions....or just because ;-)

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LaurieW
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Francois never disappoints!! Great food and service. The very BEST!!

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific meal at L'Auberge! We ate outside on the patio under the tent. Tables were spaced well and we were quite comfortable with the covid precautions. The food was outstanding, as usual. We had several dishes we've loved for years, including the wild mushroom crepe (anything with wild mushrooms and the tomato concasse is usually wonderful) and the incredible bouillabaisse (I could smell the saffron even though the casserole lid was on and I was wearing a mask!)! We also had the outstanding pan sauteed halibut with a beurre blanc sauce, which came with an assortment of perfectly prepared vegetables. And of course we had the plum tart for dessert. You can even indicate on the reservation whether it's a special occasion. Merci bien, L'Auberge!!

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vipEdithC
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a friend from out of town to one of our favorite spots. She loved it as we knew she would. Loved the service from Anna and the food was delicious. So glad to be back.

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JeanW
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous time with superb food beautifully prepared and served. Excellent service.

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TerriA
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a hit! Been going since 1983 and is always special. Thanks Jacque et al!!

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LuisQ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fix price menu. Excellent, friendly service and staff

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Fairfax
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and elegant service as always. Tables were spaced far apart and waiters were gloved and masked. We were very appreciative of their Covid safety precautions which they managed without sacrificing any of the atmosphere at all. A truly outstanding dining experience!

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vipRachelF
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attention paid to every little detail. Just a relaxing and totally amazing experience. This is my go-to place when I want that perfect dining experience. 😃

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L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 6684 OpenTable diners.

L'Auberge Chez Francois does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/gift-certificates/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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