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About L'Auberge Chez Francois

Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 60 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.

332 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:30am – 1:30pm'
Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinner:
Tuesday – Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 7:30pm

Cross Street:
Beach Mill Road

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 759-3800

Website:
http://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/

Parking Details:
Self parking

Executive Chef:
Jacques E. Haeringer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
L'Auberge Chez Francois loves special events! From Cooking Demos and Lunches led by Chef Jacques Haeringer; to Wine, Champagne and Artisinal Beer Dinners with Paul and Alex, Our Garden to Table Grand Dinners on our lovely outdoor terrace; Our new music series dinners at L'Auberge events, and so many more.
See our website for a complete list of our special events, and sign up for our monthly newsletter delivered right to your inbox! Our special events sell out quickly. Here's our link.

http://laubergechezfrancois.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe/%22

Special events are always just that..special at L'Auberge Chez Francois!
We are proud to carry the honor of "Best Special Events Restaurant" voted by our diners, merci beaucoup!

Private Dining

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 25-100 persons.

L'Auberge Chez Francois Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

service

4.8

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4.8

value

4.4

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (165)
Special Occasion (153)
Good for Anniversaries (142)
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Worth the Drive (113)
Good for Birthdays (106)
Authentic (97)
Good for a Date (97)
Quiet Conversation (94)
Fit for Foodies (81)
Great for Outdoor Dining (71)
Creative Cuisine (70)
Notable Wine List (67)
Local Ingredients (67)
Cozy (66)
Great for Lunch (49)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Business Meals (41)
Sunday Lunch (41)
Scenic View (39)
Good for Groups (35)
Great for Brunch (27)
Seasonal (23)
Tasting Menu (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Organic (15)
Healthy (15)
Disabled Access (13)
Fun (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always great service and delicious food. On a weeknight, pleasantly quiet. Perfect for a special anniversary celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We have been coming to L'Auberge Chez Francois for many years. It's always outstanding. This time we were lucky to have a beautiful day, so we sat outside. Perfect!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fabulous! Great meal for a special occasion. Worth the money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Over the many years we have been dining at Chez Francois we have never had any negative experience. The same high standard that has been their hallmark coupled with beautiful, peaceful location makes any visit a memorable experience.

We will return again and again especially when we can introduce a new guest to this lovely restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We recently had a great dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Great food and atmosphere. I have probably been here at least 50 times, but until last week, not in the past 10 yrs. It’s still a great place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant. The ambiance, the service, and most of all the food make it well worth the drive and the cost. Five stars--absolutely.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service,price is fair.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been dining @ L'Auberge Chez Francois for 30 years. Our passion is dinner on the patio in a gazebo. We had a wonderful wait staff & sommelier. The raspberry aperitif was a lovely beginning, along with the garlic toast & addictive cottage cheese & chive spread. The house salad is excellent & hubby loved his tuna martini. The orange sorbet was a nice palette cleanser. We both ordered seafood entrees & a half bottle of Viognier. Loved the lobster, crab, citrus & beurre blanc one I had. The chef sent over a terrific corn soufflé side dish. We always order dessert souffles in advance. My Grand Marnier w/ sabayon sauce was perfect! Barry's chocolate souffle will be even better next time when they give him a dark chocolate sauce! The Cappuccinos are perfection, especially when the chef sends over cookies & chocolate truffles. Spoil yourself! Make a reservation here soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a lovely meal outside in the patio and the service as the food was perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed every minute of this dining experience. It exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

As always, the food and service were impeccable. The daily specials are always outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I have dined hear several times, primarily for the fixed price lunch. The food is always exceptional as is the service, our go to for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our favorite place for a special occasion. This time was for my husbands birthday. Chocolate soufflé is always our favorite treat

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This is an exceptional French restaurant The food is superb. The service is equally superb

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Celebrated my 63rd birthday and everything was excellent! Never had a Cesar salad as unique as the one that I had at this restaurant. My lobster dish and my husband's snails were also excellent! Looking forward to eating there again very soon!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very good food and service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Never disappoints! Yes, it is quite a drive to this restaurant, but it is always well worth the trip. The menu standards, such as the bouillabaisse, Dover sole and plum tart, are consistently superb and new menu items are just as fantastic - perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. Service is impeccable yet relaxed, a combination rarely achieved in restaurants offering this caliber of dining. The wine list is not a tomb (thank goodness) and instead provides a superb selection of wines by region that range from affordable to special occasion. We're truly fortunate to have this restaurant in our area!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Thank you so much for an outstanding service. Live the food and the service

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

perfectly prepared food, excellent service. outstanding wine selection.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Very nice restaurant with beautifully decorated garden, perfect service;
Price is quite expensive, 100-150$/person

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Our dinner was exceptionally good and lovely and the service was superb. It is a treat to eat at a really fine restaurant where you are made to feel very much at home.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A classic, did not disappoint. It had been many years since our last visit, and our first in the Jacques era. It's a full-meal menu, with the price based on your entree, with a choice of starter, salad, and dessert, with a few items at an additional charge. These can very well be worth it, such as dessert souffles. There are many great choices including fish and vegetarian. We had a mushroom crepe and roquefort tart, then halibut and lobster, ending with Grand Marnier souffle and cheese plate. The opening amuse-bouche was a warm tomato soup from the garden, and the palate cleanser was an orange-herb sorbet. We went on a Sunday - the dining room was peaceful and the service impeccable. If we only lived closer...

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times over the year. I did not like it initially when I visited it about 10 years ago. Then a couple of years ago, I was there on several occasions and really enjoyed the meals. My recent visit was a disappointment. It seems like the quality of this restaurant goes in cycles, and currently it is in a down cycle. The salads were flat, probably from sitting around too long, and steaks were not cooked to proper temperature. Everything else spoke of average quality. I son said he had better meals at Outback Steak House. And I agree with that assessment.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is the best restaurant in the DC area. The food, service, and ambiance are all top class. We've never been disappointed in over 40 years of dining here. It is not cheap, but you get great value for the money. There are always nice little surprises that are not on the menu...this time it was a small cup of tomato bisque soup (with fresh tomatoes from their own garden), cookies, and truffles. Marvelous dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

This restaurant is a staple for special family occasions and occasional fine dining. My wife and I have been going there annually for about 20 years and thoroughly enjoy experience each and every time. The food and service are excellent, and the prices are fair.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything was delicious from start to finish. Would highly recommend getting the soufflé as a desert. We also noticed a down stairs bar area for food and drinks. We will definitely try that next time.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We just had the most lovely evening at L'Auberge Chez Francois. The service was excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We are never disappointed when we go to this restaurant. The food is always spectacular along with the service and ambience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was a little slow in the beginning. Wine list could be more extensive. Server could have been more enthusiastic about the food.

Food was very good. Not too salty or rich.

Solidly good. Best for special occasion once every couple years.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Our waiter Tommy (along with the rest of the staff) was great, he attended to our every need and was easily the most polite server that we had ever had. The scene was nice for a relaxing evening outside with light music and the food was absolutely delicious!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2017

What a civilized experience to have lunch at L'Auberge! Quiet, delicious, prix-fixe lunch menu includes all courses and a mini glass of wine! A lovely treat occasionally...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This was our go-to restaurant for special occasions when we lived in Maryland. We went back 15 years later to celebrate an anniversary and it was just as special as we remembered it. Wonderful food and service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

As always, everything is always impeccable!!!!! Have been dining here since the early eighties. Always the best.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

This place is great for a special occasion. If you're looking for an entire dining experience (we were there for 3 hours) with amazing and classic French food, wonderful service and a great atmosphere, this is the place to go!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The service, food and ambiance were all outstanding. It's in a pretty setting, perfect for a special occasion. The menu is varied so there is something for everyone. I will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The very best dining experience in the area. 5 stars all around.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our party of 6 had a remarkable dining experience and overall wonderful evening at L'Auberge. It was a 75th birthday and I can't think of a more outstanding way to celebrate the occasion. The service was impeccable, the food was interesting and so flavorful. The wild mushroom crepe and the soft shell crabs were outstanding, but then, so was pretty much everything else. I loved the ambience, including the gardens and floral arrangements. The only suggestion I would make is that the menu is very limited for vegetarian and vegan options. Three of our party were vegetarians and they really only had one choice on the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

It has been a while between visits, but our experience and the food were as excellent as we remembered.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Such a lovely setting for outdoor dining at lunch! Just gorgeous!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Overall, it was excellent. The only glitch was our initial waiter, who seemed to want to rush us through ordering of appetizer, salad and main course. After a brief word with the maitre d' the problem was solved.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View
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