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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NK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance here is wonderful. The food is also great. The price is a bit higher compared to restaurants of similar quality and service in the area. Two people will cost around $200 quite easily. This is a great place for dates and special events.

LA
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal...great birthday celebration!
Thanks for making it so special!

OT
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, Service and Company.
Just a Brunch with Friends but with Sanda an excellent Server.

KC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal, service, and experience at this restaurant is always outstanding.

GN
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was devine. I just closed my eyes and savored the flavors. In between courses they brought out small sweet desert type dishes, chocolate truffles, sorbet, etc...That staff was very attentive. My new favorite restaurant.

CO
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Dining here has always been a special pleasure. The setting is quaint and secluded. Two people in our party enjoyed the Dover sole, a dish not often on menus, I had the rack of lamb which was perfectly prepared. Special touches like the amuse bouche, a mushroom soup which made you sorry when there wasn’t more, and the dark chocolate tart were delectable. We always promise ourselves we’ll return soon.

D
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Auberge is a long time favorite that over many years never disappoints--what a wonderful restaurant to have in the DC area.

CL
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our granddaughters birthday. Chez Francois provides a great experience every time we dine there. The food was great and our server, Sammy provided outstanding service.

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambiance, and of course the food....all excellent.

PB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service is always a notch above all others. I am never disappointed.

MF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge always comes through. We celebrated a big birthday, and the atmosphere, food, and service could not have been more perfect. Thank you!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with Friends. Food and service are always outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing experience as usual. Always a special place for our family!

DJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband brought me to L'Auberge Chez Francois to celebrate my birthday. From the moment we walked in to the front door, until the moment we left, the service, food, ambiance was impeccable. Our waiter was extremely friendly, offering suggestions when we were stuck with decision making and ensured our water cups were consistently filled. He didn't rush our evening but rather perfectly timed all of our courses. They brought out a special dessert for my birthday, which was greatly appreciated. The food...the food was delicious. Savory. Flavorful. Perfectly portioned. I could go on. The management was visible, stopping by to ensure we were enjoying our evening and told us about the history of the restaurant as this was our first visit. It's pricey but so is going to Capital Grill where everything is a la cart and the food quality/service has declined considerably. I'd rather spend my money here and enjoy my evening. We will definitely be back.

MR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and outstanding service. So many options for each course. It was very relaxing to sit and enjoy the meal without being rushed.

B
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The sole was delicious!! Lovely experience as usual!

MC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, great service, great ambiance. It’s our favorite restaurant!

c
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is, quite simply, no other restaurant that continues to provide a consistently elegant dining experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and dining experience, as always

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. A true surprise for a last-minute reservation on a Sunday night. Great place for a special occasion

MA
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dined for special occasions at this restaurant since 1978, we have never been disappointed. Yes, it is pricey but the value and memories make it worth it. Enjoy the total experience.

MS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my birthday lunch great! Food and service were spectacular and management was very understanding and helpful.

L
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a great treat to eat and be served here

JW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent--as always. This is our third time dining at L'Auberge Chez Francois. Every time has been a special event (anniversaries, a birthday) and every time we not only had a meal worthy of going but a memorable event.

RK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge has been my go-to restaurant for special occasions for more than 20 years, and my most recent meal on February 29 yet again reconfirmed this long-held view. Incomparable food, service, and ambience at less than half the cost of many competitors.

OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois has been my favorite restaurant for many years. I escaped from Northern Virginia 25 years ago but still return several times a year. Pat and Freddie are our favorites waiters who make the dining experience so special. The food is always exceptional!

BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is always a special treat. My only issue would be the anise flavored sorbet and cookie. It is a strong taste that many don't prefer.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing!

TH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fabulous. The staff is so wonderful and friendly.
Our waiter Erik was wonderful. He is such a awesome waiter we request him when we make reservations.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and they gave a free birthday dessert with candle!

SM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all areas. Like the lunch option very much. First dinner was when restaurant was still in DC.

TS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always ! Staff accommodated last minute change from 4 to 2 persons. And sent home a birthday cake slice for missing birthday guest- very thoughtful. Thanks.

R
Washington DC
136 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything everyone had was delicious
My wife especially enjoyed her veal dish.

R
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Everything turned out alright
Service was good and food enjoyable!

OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic! Always amazing service and food.

J
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to L’Auberge for over forty years, starting in DC and since, at it’s country-side location. Through father and son.

My enjoyment over the years remains a valuable constant.

CG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for special occasions for decades, and we celebrated my mother’s 91st birthday this time. The entire experience was impeccable, and we all look forward to returning.

TL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois is my wife and I's go to spot for our anniversary. We love everything about it.

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

Excellent choice for an anniversary dinner! We have been there several times and have enjoyed each time. The service was especially good and nothing was overlooked, I had the lamb and it was cooked just as requested. As it was our anniversary we were given an additional dessert. We will definitely return.

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