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L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4.9
7411 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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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm
    Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
    Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 759-3800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Jacques E. Haeringer

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate life's special moments, weddings, corporate luncheons or dinners, holiday parties, or just want-to-party events in one of L"Auberge Chez François warm and inviting dining rooms or outside terrace. Specializing in offering complete menus, we can accommodate groups from 10-100 persons.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Vatty, Private Events Director: (888) 353-1665

  • Neighborhood

    Great Falls

  • Cross street

    Beach Mill Road

  • Parking details

    Self parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Prix-fixe Luncheon Menu; Chef Jacques' Amuse Bouche

Appetizers

  • Onion Soup Gratinée

    • Lobster Bisque

      • Warm Roquefort Cheese Tart

        Caramelized Apples, Cinnamon & Calvados

        • Maine Rope Mussels

          with Garlic-Herb Butter

          • Boudin Blanc

            Toulouse Sausage, Bacon Wrapped Scallop on White Beans

            • Chive Crêpe

              stuffed with Duxelle of Wild Mushrooms, Tomato Concassé, Madeira Sauce

              • Trio of Norwegian Salmon*

                House-Dilled Cured, Smoked, Rillettes, Salmon Caviar, Capers

                • A House Delicacy

                  Braised Wagyu Beef Cheeks, Wild Mushrooms, Sherry Wine

                  • Snails From the Vineyards of Burgundy$10.50

                    with Garlic-Herb Butter

                    • Half Dozen Cold Oysters*$10.50

                      with Mignonette Sauce -or- Hot with Béarnaise Sauce

                      Salads

                      • Organic Mesclun Salad

                        Vinaigrette Maison

                        • Caesar Salad$9.50

                          • Roquefort Cheese Salad$9.95

                            • Grilled Carolina Shrimp Salad$14.25

                              Baby Spinach, Goat Cheese, Sesame Seeds, Vinaigrette

                              Entrées

                              • Rainbow Trout Filet$54.00

                                Toasted Almonds, Lemon Brown Butter

                                • Grilled Norwegian Salmon$55.00

                                  with Beurre Blanc Sauce

                                  • Classic Beef Bourguignon$56.00

                                    Organic Vegetables

                                    • Maine Lobster & Haricots Verts Salad$56.00

                                      Vanilla Vinaigrette

                                      • Papa's Bouillabaisse$57.00

                                        Medley of Fresh Fish & Shellfish, Saffron Broth

                                        • Grilled Organic Chicken Breast$54.00

                                          Mushrooms, Fresh Thyme

                                          • Marcho Farms Veal Scaloppini$57.00

                                            Virginia Ham, Wild Mushrooms, Crème Sauce

                                            • Medallion of Beef Tenderloin*$60.00

                                              Béarnaise Sauce, Organic Vegetables

                                              To Share

                                              $11

                                              • Haricots Verts

                                                • Roasted Herb Potatoes

                                                  • Wild Mushroom Medley

                                                    • Pommes Frites

                                                      Desserts

                                                      Selection from our Dessert Menu

                                                      • Our Assorted Hot Soufflés$9.95

                                                        Grand Marnier, Chocolate, Raspberry

                                                        Featured Drink

                                                        Please order with your meal

                                                        • Julius Meini Coffee$5.00

                                                          • Harney and Sons Fine Teas$6.00

                                                            Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                            What 7,411 people are saying

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                                                            • 4.9Ambience
                                                            • 4.5Value

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                                                              FoodandService

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              39 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              39 reviews

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Still the best! Went for a family celebration and it was outstanding!

                                                            2. S

                                                              Sunandsurf84

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              First timers and certainly not our last time! Will be back - a great place to celebrate our 38th anniversary

                                                            3. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful food and service!

                                                            4. HI

                                                              HeatherI

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                              It was for my friend’s belated birthday. She did not receive a birthday dessert. Overall a lovely evening, just disappointed no birthday candle.

                                                            5. BT

                                                              BrianT

                                                              West Virginia

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the night did not disappoint!

                                                            6. GZ

                                                              GeorgeZ

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on 13 May at the restaurant. We would, without exception, do it again! The ambience was perfect. The wait staff was exceptional. The quality of the food was off the charts. A little pricey, but considering appetizers and desserts were included and the quality of the entree, the value of the meal was very much acceptable. Can’t wait to go back for our 51st anniversary celebration! Well done!!!

                                                            7. HH

                                                              HelenH

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful dinner, great atmosphere. Perfect to celebrate a special occasion

                                                            8. CK

                                                              CharlesK

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Dining at L'Auberge is always a wonderful experience!

                                                            9. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Phoenix

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This place NEVER disappoints. The meal as always was exceptional. I always have memorable dining experiences when here. You can’t go wrong.

                                                            10. PF

                                                              PhillyFolks

                                                              Naples

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              27 reviews

                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We had a wonderful lunch on the tented patio. The food was outstanding. We particularly recommend the veal scallops and the salmon main courses. There were many creative gluten-free options. Our server Abel was helpful, courteous and efficient…a model of what an excellent server should be. We will return the next time we are in Northern Virginia.

                                                            11. B

                                                              Berries

                                                              Baltimore

                                                              25 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              25 reviews

                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Lovely restaurant out in the countryside of Virginia. Pretty ride after getting off the Beltway. Perfect for a special occasion lunch, prix fixe or at Jacques Brasserie.

                                                            12. ED

                                                              EricD

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Amazing restaurant, really worth the price for the excellent service and dining experience.

                                                            13. LR

                                                              LyndaR

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              It isn’t a meal, it’s an experience! The best meal I have ever had!

                                                            14. JV

                                                              JoelV

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food and ambiance. Service could be a bit more attentive at times to check-in, by overall it was very good. This was our 2nd time at the restaurant and it hasn't dissapointed.

                                                            15. BW

                                                              BarbaraW

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall3food4service2ambience2

                                                              Mother’s Day

                                                            16. TK

                                                              TimK

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The team at L'Auberge Chez Francois made our Mother's Day celebration special. The service and food were both excellent and they made us feel special while we were there. We enjoy this culinary treat. Thank you.

                                                            17. NY

                                                              NYCdine

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              135 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              135 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall3food4service5ambience2

                                                              Mother’s Day at L’Auberge Chez Francois was surprisingly lackluster. We dined outside on the patio near the gardens. The tables were widely spaced but devoid of any decorations. A small floral arrangement would have been nice. The patio was plain and lacked any atmosphere. Soft music would have at least helped. The “special” menu was the new daily prix fixe menu and offered no special brunch items other than crab cakes. I hate to say this but my husband’s Bouillabaisse was indeed a small dish and probably the worst Bouillabaisse he’s had in the DC area. Sorry Papa. We always celebrate new menus at our frequent restaurants but when they remove key items … steak and frites … it’s disappointing. The highlight of the day was, as always, the excellent service.

                                                            18. IC

                                                              IsabelleC

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall2food1service2ambience1

                                                              It was extremely expensive, when we book the reservation in the menu the prices were very different than when we got there and was given the Mother’s Day menu. We will not come back $800 for 4 people and a child it was an astronomical fee Will not refer or ever comeback

                                                            19. MK

                                                              MamaK

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              35 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              35 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              An absolutely lovely meal. Great service, great food!

                                                            20. A

                                                              Acel

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                              An excellent and our family's "go to" restaurant for our special dinner events.

                                                            21. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Richmond

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              As always, the atmosphere was warm and inviting and, as a nearby table said, magical. We always enjoy our meals here. It is impeccable fine dining but manages also to feel warm and welcoming and not at all pretentious. The service is wonderful and the food is outstanding. Every bite is delicious. We were celebrating our 14th anniversary. We came here for the first time just two weeks prior to our engagement and have returned many times for our anniversary. Thank you to everyone there for another wonderful meal!

                                                            22. G

                                                              Garrett

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Truly an exceptional experience in every sense of the word. What an experience. Thank you.

                                                            23. F

                                                              Foodie

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              60 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              60 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful meal as always! Our server was outstanding! An excellent evening!

                                                            24. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Thank you so much!We were so happy.Meal was delicious and workers so polite🫶🏼We will come again.

                                                            25. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Worth every penny. Food was excellent and the sommelier was very helpful. Appetizers, main course and desserts all excellent.

                                                            26. B

                                                              Barried

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              32 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              32 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                              My rockfish, and my wife's trout with almonds, were very good but not as special as last time. Sorry but we cannot be more specific. We were thrilled that the maple leaf crust, with ice cream, dessert was back on the menu.

                                                            27. DE

                                                              DEWAYNEL

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Absolutely fantastic meal, atmosphere and the food and service was impeccable.

                                                            28. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Everyone was “welcoming”. Service and the dinner was great!

                                                            29. T

                                                              Tla5

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The staff was very attentive without being intrusive.

                                                            30. L

                                                              Leesburgite

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              69 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              69 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              L'Auberge Chez Francois does not disappoint - lovely dining experience for romantic dinner or celebrating a special event with family and friends. Impeccable service from start to finish.

                                                            31. NS

                                                              NanaSusan

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We have had dinner at L’Auberge Chez François at least a dozen times. We have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is elegant and warm, the food is absolutely delicious, and the service is flawless. It will continue to be our go-to place for special occasions.

                                                            32. MS

                                                              MacSabri

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Excellent experience. Food and service were exceptional. As nice as the place was, it was too warm. Maybe the AC was not working. The wine and liqueurs prices were higher than expected, but the sommelier makes up for that for his perfect recommendations. Definitely coming back in the future.

                                                            33. EK

                                                              EllenK

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              A perfect place for a wedding anniversary

                                                            34. DS

                                                              DianeS

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The evening was lovely, we sat outside under the tent, which was great as it had just finished raining. The service was friendly and the pace was relaxed. The only issue I had, there were no heaters in the tent so we were a bit chilly. Other than that excellent.

                                                            35. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Birthday and Wedding Anniversary.

                                                            36. B

                                                              Basil

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              What a delightful birthday celebration and outstanding food in each course. The thoughtful preparation, piping hot food, elegant setting, and attentive service made this another wonderful family evening at L'Auberge.

                                                            37. S

                                                              Spdavis5

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The perfect place for a special occasion. Expensive, but still a very good value for what you receive. The staff is especially welcoming and efficient. The food is superb. Come with a good appetite.

                                                            38. AH

                                                              AvidHiker

                                                              New York Area

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was exceptional as always

                                                            39. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food and service. Great value and experience as well, 100% would go back.

                                                            40. m

                                                              marinaman

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We have been going there almost every year for our anniversary now celebrating number 37 and it was excellent as always

                                                            Safety precautions

                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                              • 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
                                                            • Screening

                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                              • Staff temperature check required
                                                              • Contact tracing information collected

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                                                            L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 7411 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Booked 63 times today
                                                            Google Map for L'Auberge Chez Francois

                                                            332 Springvale Road Great Falls, VA 22066

                                                            Dining areas

                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Cross street

                                                              Beach Mill Road

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Great Falls

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Lunch
                                                              Wed–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm
                                                              Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
                                                              Dinner
                                                              Wed–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
                                                              Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
                                                              Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              French

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Fine Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Jacket Preferred

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              Self parking

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive chef

                                                              Jacques E. Haeringer

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                            • Phone number

                                                              (703) 759-3800

                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                              Celebrate life's special moments, weddings, corporate luncheons or dinners, holiday parties, or just want-to-party events in one of L"Auberge Chez François warm and inviting dining rooms or outside terrace. Specializing in offering complete menus, we can accommodate groups from 10-100 persons.

                                                            • Private party contact

                                                              Elizabeth Vatty, Private Events Director: (888) 353-1665

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