L'Auberge Chez Francois
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Chateaubriand de L'Auberge*
Roasted beef tenderloin, seasonal vegetables, Béarnaise, truffle sauce
with rockfish, salmon, smoked salmon and trout
fresh fish and shellfish in a saffron aromatic broth
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Come join us for your Mother's day celebrations with a great Dinner menu and specialty cocktails.
Wonderful meal...as always...and outstanding service!
We felt very comfortable eating outside under the clear tent.
Great food and a terrific experience, would go back again in a heartbeat!
Really love the newly tent set-up and distance of tables. Felt really comfortable that other tables are not too near us
We'd waited nearly 1 1/2 years to use a gift certificate we'd received for Chez Francois. Brought friends with us. The dining experience, food, ambiance were truly memorable. Adding to that, our server, Eric, made it a really fun time. His attention, excellent service, and delightful sense of humor were an added bonus.
It was as I remember from previous visits. Fond memories an an excellent way to celebrate an Anniversary.
I love introducing my friends to restaurants I've been to before, and my family and I used to go to L'Auberge for our birthday dinners. The food has been consistently wonderful for at least 20 years, the service excellent, and the environment quaint and conducive to speaking with your table mates without having to raise your voice. Happy to say L'Auberge has emerged from its pandemic woes wonderfully.
There is no other restaurant that combines such excellent service with such incredible food and beautiful, cozy surroundings. Every meal here is a special occasion!
Always delicious and charming especially for a special occasion. We love celebrating our birthdays and our anniversary with them.
Of the many fantastic dinning options in the Washington region, L'Auberge long has been among the very best. And so it was such a joy after 15 months of pandemic uncertainties, to return here on a perfect Sunday in early May for an ideal, outdoor lunch with friends. The atmosphere was as romantic as ever; every single staff member was perhaps even just a bit more friendly than always; the choices of menu items -- including cocktails, wine and beer -- were just as extensive and well chosen; and the execution of it all was truly flawless...as always. My tasty halibut was fresh and flakey, my wife's bouillabaisse was rich and varied, and our guests were extremely pleased with their entrees of crab cake and trout. We had a long, relaxed, delicious and well-attended meal in the garden. Of course, we will return very soon.
It is always such a treat to celebrate a special occasion at L’Auberge Chez Francois. The food, service and atmosphere made our anniversary memorable and we will continue to return for an outstanding dinner experience every year.
Chez Francois was excellent as always! Our meals were great, I had the filet and we always enjoy the grand mariner soufflé. Cannot recommend enough!
Everything was great except they forgot the reason we had dinner there. It was my wife's birthday and they never acknowledged it. What made it worse was I had actually called the day before to remind them AND the couple at the table across from us got a candle on their dessert.
We have been coming to Chez Francois for many years on special occasions. It has never failed us. Francois’s son Jacques who took over the restaurant after his fathers death has a deft touch. He manages to maintain the best of the traditions of his father—the wonderful menu, the exceptional service, and the lovely ambiance. But he also recognizes that changing time requires some alterations such as a luncheon service, several charming outdoor venues , and a more casual bistro. Chez Francois is a Northern Virginia treasure.
An outside dinner
One the first in over a year
Great birthday dinner!
This is an outstanding restaurant that we have been going to for over 40 years. Because of Covid, we had not been there for awhile, but the food quality and service were as good as ever. Would highly recommend.
This is hands down the best French restaurant in northern Virginia! Everyone should eat here at least once!
Always a special experience. They treat everyone as if they are a celebrity.
Great food, great service. Good outdoor set up for Covid-wary patrons
Great as it has been every time we've gone. Had lobster and rack of lamb - both excellent
Food was great as was service. We ate too much bread at the outset and ended up taking a lot of our meal home with us.
Very romantic environment. Top notch service. Awesome food!
So wonderful to return once again for a fine lunch in beautiful surroundings.
We had a great anniversary dinner at L’Auberge. The food was top notch, as usual, as was the wine and service. We sat under a tent on the patio. It was a perfect night.
Phantastic place for a special event! We celebrated our 30th anniversary at your restaurant and had a most wonderful time’
As usual it was lovely. Hope that as weather improves they will open the tent to feel more open air.
Beautiful setting, amazing service
Fabulous experience all around!!
L'Auberge Chez Francois is ALWAYS a fantastic culinary experience from start to finish. It is our very favorite place to dine. The food, wait service, ambiance and elegance is world class in every respect!
Perfect in every way - food, service, setting and ambiance! The fixed price lunch is fabulous and an excellent value. Have been coming to L’Auberge Chez Francois for decades, and will continue to be a loyal patron in the years ahead.
Chez Francois is a first class operation, as it has been for so many years. Service is excellent and the food is delicious. It is the perfect special occasion restaurant and for any other time one wants to dine exceptionally well.
L'Auberge is excellent as it always has been -- still a special place for special occasions. The service was terrific and cheerfully accommodated small changes. We came for our favorites - chateaubriand for two and chocolate souffle, both of which were superb. Interestingly, due to the pandemic they prepared and plated the chateaubriand in the kitchen instead of at the table, which of course made no difference, only required us to make some mental adjustment. It was a leisurely, wonderful evening.
L’Auberge never disappoints us. Our anniversary dinner was delicious and delightful. Danah McGrath
Our meal in the garden room for lunch on a Sunday was a celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary. We have not been to L'Auberge Chez Francois for many years, but decided that it would be a perfect place to celebrate in a safe way during the covid restrictions on dining. We were not disappointed! From the bread and house special cottage cheese spread at the start of the meal to the last scrumptious bite of dessert, we were treated to delicious cooking. Our starters were snails with garlic-herb butter and chive crepe stuffed with duxelles of wild mushrooms, tomato concasse and Madeira sauce. We had the house salad and for the entree my husband chose the medallion of beef tenderloin and I had Papa's bouillabaisse. The dessert memu choice was difficult to make. We finally settled on the tarte au chocolat and the kougelhopf en neige -- soft caramelized meringue with kirsch and vanilla sauce. The house complimented us with yet another dessert -- chocolate ice cream surrounded by meringue with cream and chocolate sauce. We walked in the garden or rather waddled there after this truly wonderful meal.
The entire party enjoyed the experience at L'auberge. Classical beautifully presented French food and wonderful ambience. Terrific socially distanced protocols.
Excellent as always! Fixed price menu was scrumptious: lagniappe of asparagus soup, Roquefort tarte, Lobster-and- crabmeat with haricot vert and citrus in a thin Newberg sauce, simple salad, and plum tarte. The only minor detraction was the ambiance being affected by required table spacing, which was appreciated for health safety. Will certainly be back.
We were treated to a lovely surprise dessert for our anniversary celebration
L‘Auberge Chez Francois was the perfect spot for family members coming from different areas of the country to gather (the first in a year and a half) and truly enjoy each other‘s company, all the while sharing in the most delectable treats. Only praise for the chefs, kitchen staff, and wait staff! My sister—in—law and husband who are true francophiles, said it was the closest thing to being in France (they visit every year). Myself, I had one of your specials, the haddock, and raved about it all the way home. And I must tell you, my eleven year old grand daughter was the perfect young lady, loving her first five-course dining experience, eating most of everything she ordered, sampling new items from others‘ plates, and of course, eyeing and trying the beautiful assortment of desserts. You helped create quite a memory for all of us. We’re looking forward to our next meeting!
Yes, all was very nice. Very special occasion for our family.
This is a first class restaurant with excellent service and unique, upscale food that is very attractively presented. The dinnerware was beautiful and unusual, and the service was outstanding. Be prepared to spend $100 per person plus drinks, but it is great for special occasions. The only suggestion I would have for diners is do not get the house salad unless you like it to be only various greens with one crouton. We found it bitter and could not eat it. We suggest you order a different salad, but there is an upcharge for doing that.
L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 6733 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.