L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
6525 Reviews
$50 and over
French
A NOTE FROM CHEF JACQUES: Given the situation at hand, the uncertainty of the winter months ahead, and with an abundance of caution in mind for our dedicated team and loyal patrons, we have decided to make the difficult decision to hibernate and temporarily pause operations until spring.

Reservations are available until January 17th and will resume March 10, 2021

Merci Beaucoup and Stay Safe!

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. 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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6525 people are saying
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JoseM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’d been looking forward to visiting for years but couldn’t afford it. Our experience did not disappoint. Will return for special occasions!

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GeorgeF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you dine here the only thing you need concern yourself with are your dining companions. The restaurant has already taken care of everything else. All items on the menu, which varies to keep it fresh, are outstanding. There are no bad choices. The service is gracious and very knowledgeable. The dining areas are warm and welcoming. You are able to have a normal conversation without raising your voice. This restaurant is truly an experience and a great place to celebrate something special.

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Jamie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance. Perfect attention by the wait staff. Exceptional meal choices. No place better for a romantic evening.

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GeorgeB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food but a bit pricey, lovely atmosphere, excellent attentive service. Great for special occasions

JB
vipJosephB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Chez never disappoint. Even though it was the last day before they take a hiatus for a few weeks, everything was fabulous.

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PetitFromage
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful meal. The sauces, the flavors, the perfectly cooked... everything.

MM
vipMissMary
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my parents to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday. They had never dined at L'Auberge Chez Francois before -- they loved it (as I knew she would). Thank you for making everything so special, from sitting by the fireplace to the birthday dessert!

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summernights
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, authentic French food. I love the ambiance, service, food and cocktails. Perfect for a celebration. I was there for my birthday celebration in 2017 and 2021.

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JohnE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Chez Francois is always fantastic. From the time you walk in the door they make sure you are well taken care of. The food is as good as I’had anywhere in the world. It is a special treat every time I go.

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vipWallace
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. We were extra happy that we were able to get the Alsatian Plum Tart for dessert...always a winner!

JH
JimH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall.. very good service and very good food.

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vipCybrchef
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, we had the prefixe and soufflé...

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vipTVYS
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host and Hostess at the entrance are very polite with friendly smile. Foods are so good as always and service was amazing. Our server was so friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. We really enjoyed our lunch here today.

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vipLaurenW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service and atmosphere. We love it here every time we go. They go above and beyond every time!!

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TerriH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Everything was wonderful !! My husband and I Love going to L’Auberge Chez Francois !!! We can’t wait to go back !!!

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JSchultz
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect french food and a wonderful country inn vibe.

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RuizPartyof6
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Allan
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at your wonderful establishment! Tried the cheese cake this time. A nice surprise.

JM
JeffM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fantastic! Our family has come to this restaurant for years to celebrate family events/milestones big and small.

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FrankN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to L'Auberge Chez Francois approximately 25 times over the last 30 years. It is an epicurean delight. Every visit is as good or better than the last.

The food is above excellent. I travel all over the east coast and I've never had a better experience.

The owner and managers are to be commended. Excellence for 30+ years.

Thank you.

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DUKEB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 49th anniversary on Friday. Dining here was such a pleasure and reflected the richness we have shared in our life together. The dinner was a great way to culminate our celebration.

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vipSwitzerland
Washington DC
219 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James provided superb service. The bouillabaisse and the rockfish special were both phenomenal. The amuse bouche was split pea soup, and I just wish it had been on the menu1

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DannyD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emphatic praise to this outstanding French restaurant. Chef Jacques and his team do a terrific job
Our meal was wonderful!!
Highly recommend, but it is expensive

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BevJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely marvelous experience celebrating our 26th Anniversary! Every detail was perfect, from our romantic and cozy table, to premier cocktails, to gourmet cuisine (with so many gluten-free options), to exquisite desserts and superb service. We also just loved the sparkle of the holiday decorations. Thank you for an enchanting and delicious evening together!

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Cassy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I am editing my review after speaking with Mr. Jacques.
Mr. Jacques made multiple attempts to speak with me to resolve the issue my boyfriend and I had experienced while dining at L’Auberge chez Francois. I found his gesture very professional. Mr. Jacques truly cares about your experience. Mr. Jacques, I did enjoy my dinner. As I mentioned before, the food was absolutely amazing; and Arthur, our server was fun, polite, and very professional; he was extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Thank you very much for contacting me to resolve the misunderstanding Mr. Jacques. I am definitely will dine again at l'Auberge Chez Francois

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner experience.

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vipMoonbeamMcSwine
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the perfect place to go for a special (romantic) celebration. Everything is perfectly done.

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CoriA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around experience from ambiance to service and food. Did not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
233 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our anniversary. We love the relaxed feel of this place – so we return again and again. We always order one souffle which is always amazing. Service was well-timed and friendly which is why we return to l'auberge.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the staff was attentive and made sure every need was taken care of. The food was delicious and perfectly paced. A lovely way to celebrate the dawn of new year.

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MAAYEDD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, every dish we ordered was perfectly cooked and served!

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JudyC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious, well prepared and came with some extra surprises and added additions. Every employee or staffer was gracious and friendly, and we never felt rushed. Very relaxing afternoon.

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vipremop
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to L'Auberge for New Year's Eve-Eve was like visited an old friend. Amazing Service and Great Food. One minor complaint, the Beef Wellington is actually a "Slice" of Beef Wellington not an individually wrapped Beef Wellington. Just a 1/2" slice of a much larger Beef Wellington. It tasted great but it was not as expected. I was told that "The regulars know", which does not seem like the right answer. I would suggest that the description include the word "Slice". The blood-orange intermezzo stood out as incredibly flavorful and the Lentil Amuse Bouche was lovely. I also respect that the restaurant abides by the 10pm curfew on alcohol to protect the spread of COVID19.

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MichaelM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great choice for celebrations. Excellent choices on the French menu.

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Timoteus
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, good service and same classic location. We will go back!

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vipCharlesK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois is always superb! They make the best Kir outside of France -- perhaps the best in the world, and their lobster in Sauternes butter is extraordinary.

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CulinaryVP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here 3 times and EVERY time is simply amazing! From impeccable service to French cuisine cooked with the ultimate finesse. Truly a meal to remember!

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vipDoubleHoya
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely post-holiday dinner in gorgeously decorated room. The soufflé was excellent as was the service. Their wine list is very accessible.

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KarenR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We were made to feel special though they were busy and there were only two of us.

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vipTeresa
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fancy restaurant with impeccable food, great service, and warm ambiance. Perfect for a special occasion.

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L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 6525 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.

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