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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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, ambience and service. Since they have a prix fix menu concept, charging a few $s extra for certain appetizers and desserts makes no sense. I am ok to pay few $s more for the main course and have any desert/appetizer included.

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GS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend L'Auberge Chez Francois. My one concern was that it was a bit loud and the four of us were seated at a very large table that made it difficult for us to hear each other frequently.

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

Celebrate my friends Birthday each year at your restaurant and always a marvelous experience.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and food was fantastic. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Will definitely visit again.

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LH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waist staff did a great job shielding us from the noon sun while we ate el plein air. The boullabaisse was delicious, the sea bass was nicely prepared. The souffle was wonderful and the blueberry tart was perfect. Thank you for a lovely lunch.

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GB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner for our 45th anniversary. The Chateaubriand was excellent. Would love to get the recipe for the pea soup. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the dinner.

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RE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfection, as usual. Food was excellent and service outstanding. We are looking forward to outside dining when the weather cools.

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

good food always great service and a wonderful wonderful beautiful place to have a happy birthday party for my wife

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J
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and our recent visit was excellent, excellent, excellent. In a party of 5 we had two gluten free and 2 vegetarians and the menu easily accommodated everyone. The food was excellent without exception with many choices for any taste / the atmosphere is warm and welcoming of a French country inn - we ate in a corner room with lovely views of the garden on a beautiful summer evening / our waiter (Edwin) was exceptional - - helpful and attentive without being intrusive. The menu is pre-fix with most entrees around $80, so the evening is a little pricey, but is absolutely a value for the outstanding quality of the evening in every aspect. Our outing was a special family event with our traditional gathering at Chez Francois and it was perfect.

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L
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez François is our most favorite dining spot. They always make you feel special and out is an event. The service is professional and the food is wonderful!

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LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence, with everything done to perfection!!! Synergistic teamwork at its best!!! Perfect truffles from heaven.

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TC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a birthday, and it was perfect. The food is truly delicious and the meal is slow-paced. You have time to really enjoy yourself as no one is trying to rush you. The rack of lamb was cooked to specifications, and perfection (which is rare in most restaurants). The seafood medley appetizer was great, and the onion soup well-balanced (not too much cheese, just really pleasant). As for dessert, I would go back for the souffle. A definite must. Enjoy the excellent service, the wine list is great. What can I say, it was not our first time celebrating a special event there, and it won't be the last. MERCI, L'Auberge...

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here for my husband’s birthday and we had a great time. The food was delicious, authentic, and the staff was helpful and friendly.

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food, as always (we have been to L'Auberge Chez Francois many times) was outstanding. Ambiance was wonderful as well. This is our favorite restaurant in DC.

Service seemed a little slow, especially considering this was a Sunday night with relatively few diners.

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AL
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only been there a few times but each time is perfection. The food is fantastic, the staff all very friendly and attentive without getting in the way, the ambiance is lovely; it's quiet, with flowers everywhere, and beautiful views to the gardens. We always leave full, with smiles on our faces, looking forward to the next time. Great value for all the food you get. I highly recommend it!

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MO
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding. I highly recommend the Chateaubriand! Perfectly cooked and melts in your mouth. The service is outstanding and everyone is welcoming and friendly. Great ambience too, of course.

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SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch is an excellent deal for great food and ambiance

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I enjoy dining at L’Auberge Chez Francois because the staff are well trained and make your dining experience exceptional. They don’t hover, but are there when you need something. One thing that we really like is that your plates are not taken off the table until everyone is finished so you don’t feel rushed. Every course is spaced perfectly so you have time to enjoy each selection with out having the next course waiting on the table. Our waiter this time, Eric, was personable and knowledgeable about the menu and we appreciated his input about menu items. We had the special of the day, lemon sole and it was excellent! The fresh blueberry tart for dessert was extremely yummy and completed our meal.

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FC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent celebration dinner at L'Auberge, have been going here for years and it is as good as ever

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent and the food was pretty good. Our experience was marred by a rude and obnoxious table nearby, and flies were hovering over our inside table constantly.

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BG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. There is no other. Best dinner in Washington DC metro area - by far. A classic.

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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined at L'Auberge Chez Francois several time over the years and the great thing is, the standards have never declined in any way.

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CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here today for an anniversary brunch and we were very pleased with the food and service! This is one of the most outstanding restaurants in the Greater Washington DC area. We had salmon and a filet Mignon that were both very much enjoyed. The starters were also part of a fixed price luncheon. We enjoyed a choice of a great variety of appetizers, a tossed salad, and a dessert to go with our main dishes. The service was friendly and perfect in all respects. This is our 10th visit to this outstanding restaurant and it won't be our last! Oh yes, the restaurant throws in lots of freebees as part of the lunch, including samples of soups, side dishes, sorbets and more.

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

Anniversary

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OT
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Auberge Chez Francois is a delight! Excellent food, ambience is lovely, a rare find!
Heartily recommend!

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F
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! We couldn't be happier.

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TM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, very nice. We appreciated the fact that the server was amenable when we asked to be able to order one course at a time.

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E
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience- from the many welcomes at the door to Jacques table visit to our walk around as we left, we felt special. The service was exemplary - everyone we encountered was polite, professional and friendly. The courses were served seamlessly. We were not rushed nor did it take too long - it felt so relaxing. The food was superb. Everything was so fresh, cooked to perfection and beautifully plated. All 5 in our party absolutely loved their meals. The extra touches- lentil soup, sorbet, dessert goodies and birthday dessert were a super nice touch. Compliments to everyone who made our visit something we will remember- we’ll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, impeccable service, great atmosphere; it is an elegant treat without the stuffiness of some high-end restaurants.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in area! Both the quality and variety of the food and drink make this a superb restaurant.

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to restaurant for special occasions. Wonderful experience. Always a treat, no matter the occasion.

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RV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great dining out experience each time we go. Always a friendly welcome.

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JR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was good. Desserts were marvelous. Atmosphere is a bit dated but pleasant and quiet. Strongly suggest Ubering.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chairs could be more comfortable, but otherwise this is always a unique experience...

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PD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Ford. Great service.

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JH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, impeccable food, as always. One of my very favorite restaurants!

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ME
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My family loves this restaurant because they have been so important to my Dad, who always wants to go with any of his children who are available. We ALL celebrated his 100th birthday last January and the experience was superb. Food, service, ambiance were perfect. We will keep going to this wonderful place!

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p
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here when we got engaged last year. To celebrate our first anniversary we returned and had another fabulous memorable meal. Our server Fatima was awesome. The food was delicious and we were stuffed by the time dessert came. Overall a special time. We will not wait another year to return.

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KL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and atmosphere were terrific. It’s a delicious splurge.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine wine, amazing dinner, and incredible service. Always the best in the region.

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