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L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4.9
7496 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
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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

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What 7,496 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Service

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

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  1. T

    Tebk

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the delicious food and the very attentive service when we eat at this restaurant for a special treat.
  2. B

    Bettina

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  3. w

    wegimental

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my third visit to L'Auberge Ches Francois. The other 2 visits were pre-Covid. The restaurant was very nice and quiet. It is definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Wait staff was an example of high efficiency. Food was beyond compare. I was a bit dismayed that at this price and quality point I was still charged $4.00 for each of the 3 Diet Colas I ordered. Maybe that comes along with the $103.00 steak. I can afford it - no problem, but it just seemed a little overkill.
  4. HF

    HappyFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Great place for romantic experience. The food was outstanding!
  5. G

    Goodfood

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely date night for me and my husband! The ambiance was wonderful, the food outstanding, and the service perfectly paced! Cannot wait to return!
  6. MK

    MichelleK

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints as a place to celebrate special occasions!!
  7. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, romantic setting with excellent French cuisine, and great service.
  8. L

    Looda

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal at an outstanding restaurant ! Continues to be a special place to celebrate any event!
  9. A

    April

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food & service were wonderful. I absolutely love to come and eat here.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Varied menu with gluten free options. My companion had trout and loved it. I had filet ordered Bleu. It was cooked perfectly and the quality of the meat was outstanding.
  11. j

    jayk

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We invited friends to join us for lunch on Sunday, and we were provided a fixed 3- course menu with excellent offerings. My wife had a chicken dish, I had beef and our guests had fish/shell fish. All were well cooked and delicious. Deserts were soufflés and cheese cake which were awesome. Service was wonderful. Although the restaurant is a bit pricey, I believe this venue has excellent value.
  12. CR

    CathR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The only real issue is there is no veggie friendly entree option. They provided a veggie plate of steamed veggies but it feels like an after thought to a very thoughtful menu.
  13. B

    Brian

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience and always do when we dine here!
  14. EC

    ECNAV

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service! Loved it!
  15. B

    Barry

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Bill, was an especially terrific guy. Felt like we were old friends. What an excellent fellow!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Outstanding staffs, and so beautiful! Thanks for everything ~ love the food~ very authentic French~
  17. TM

    TeresaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely anniversary dinner, but we missed having Grandmother's Bread Pudding and the Plum Kuchen on the dessert menu! Please bring them back!
  18. M

    Medved

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'Auberge remains our favorite place for special occasions. Took my sister for her Birthday. Everything was perfect. Seems their computer remembers our favorite table on the patio. Weather was perfect for outdoors. Our waiter, Tommy, is a gem. Friendly, helpful and willing to put in the extra effort to make the occasion special. Some parts of the menu seemed more abbreviated than their usual for seasonal changes. Explanation is supply chain problems, which have halted delivery of some ingredients. Rather than trying to find inferior substitutes, L'Auberge insists on doing it right or not serving the dish. Hardly a reason to complain. There are more than enough lovely options.
  19. SM

    ShabellaM

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love L'Auberge Chez Francois! Our yearly Birthday lunch is always amazing and memorable.
  20. AA

    AADD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious and service was impeccable.
  21. MD

    MadelineD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant anywhere. We love the garden patio for an outdoor experience. We celebrate big events by treating ourselves to L'Auberge Chez Francois.
  22. S

    walterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have gone there for years. It is always excellent.
  23. BA

    BruceA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service with all staff very hospitable without hovering. We ways enjoy their food.
  24. d

    donp

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, ambiance, and food. Our waiter, Bill, took the trouble to ask the kitchen about an item not normally offered on the lunch menu and was able to make it happen. Beautiful setting, as always.
  25. HH

    HelenaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even on a rainy night, sitting inside the tent was so romantic! And the food and wine were outstanding!
  26. b

    bant

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could not have asked for a more perfect evening. Our service was the best I’ve had in years. Our meals were shear perfection and the little added touches enhanced a fantastic dinner. We can’t wait to come again
  27. DP

    DoctorPhyl

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was impeccable and the service even more outstanding than usual !!
  28. JH

    JoeH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable and professional waitstaff, exceptional food and a great ambiance leads to a wonderful experience. It's definitely a "must visit" restaurant!
  29. J

    lisaJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Father’s Day celebration could not have been any better! It is truly a blessing to be in such marvelous company, enjoying exquisite food and drink, being served by such an excellent wait staff in a place that I would love to call home! Thank you so very much, L’Auberge Chez Francois and may you continue in good health and know the difference that you make🥂
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Our server was absolutely amazing
  31. BR

    BarryR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having been going to eat at Chez Francois, either downtown or in Great Falls, for more than 60 years now, I always can rely on the consistency of its excellent food and service. Tables are spaced well apart and I don’t remember ever eating in a restaurant with a noise level that was so appreciably low.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Soufflé in town, period! Also on my must have list, escargot in shells, Foie Gras, Calf Liver, Beef Stew 👍👍 Two Thumbs Up & Highly Recommend
  33. BO

    BotOt

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Father’s Day
  34. K

    Kamva55

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever, L’Auberge Chez Francois maintains its place as one of our favorite restaurants. We had Father’s Day brunch outside on the patio and felt like we were the only diners on property (we were definitely not, the parking lot was full!). Service was excellent - well-timed but not rushed, attentive but unobtrusive. We love having the option to eat outside under the tent - even watched a doe and her fawn grazing between the gardens. Thanks to Jacques and his staff for another special day.
  35. DR

    DonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really nice anniversary celebration!! The service and the food was outstanding!! The restaurant is the best for celebrating special occasions
  36. OT

    OTvipNdc

    Washington DC

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delayed Mother’s Day
  37. P

    Peach

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. Wait staff was attentive but not overly. Lovely atmosphere.
  38. D

    David

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'Auberge Chez Francois isn't inexpensive and doesn't pretend to try to be. The food, beverages, and service are first-rate, but lunch can run close to $100 per seat and dinner twice that. If you're in the mood to spend those sums on a delightful meal, this is an establishment you should consider.
  39. L

    Luv2eat

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with great service.
  40. J

    Jenn

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L’Auberge always provides the best quality experience in dining in Northern VA!!!

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

FAQs

L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 7496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 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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