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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

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (138)
Special Occasion (133)
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Notable Wine List (53)
Cozy (51)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Great for Lunch (46)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Local Ingredients (35)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
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Good for Groups (26)
Scenic View (25)
Great for Brunch (22)
Business Meals (21)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2013

Eating at L'Auberge Chez Francois is the next best thing to actually eating in France. The food and service were wonderful. The atmosphere was cozy and friendly. We loved the little extras; like a demitasse of fresh tomato soup between courses, and the delicious lemon sorbet to cleanse ones palette before the main course. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2013

Each item presented at our table was wonderfully plated and filled with perfect flavor. The service was excellent and attentive without being intrusive. While we chose a table inside, we could see hummingbirds in the patio dining area dancing in the air. A wonderful way to spend our 30th wedding anniversary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2013

I will keep it brief: I have eaten in highly-rated restaurants throughout the world. This is my absolute favorite. End of story.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2013

Been to L'Auberge several times over the past 15 years, and it never fails to impress. Service and food are both impeccable. The menu hasn't changed much, but they do mix in a few new dishes now and then, and why mess with perfection anyway? It was a bit loud, so conversation wasn't as easy as it could have been, but that's what happens when everyone in the room is having a good time. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2013

This restaurant has been a favorite place to celebrate special moments in our lives and never disappoints. The food is delicious and the little extra touches always make us feel special. The staff is attentive and seem to genuinely want to make our experience a happy one.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2013

We had a great anniversary dinner. Each course was delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2013

The food and atmosphere were exquisite. The sauces were sumptuous. The steak was cooked perfect. The chocolate soufflé alone is sufficient reason to return. The waiter was excellent with a positive attitude, a great smile, good nature and a sense of humor. We will definitely go back and have already told our friends of the adventure, including sending photos. Thank you. It was our 40th anniversary and we've decided to remain married for one more year just to relive the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 16, 2013

We're enjoyed our dinner immensely; however, the portions are quite large. We were overfed by dessert. Next time we'll have dessert to-go. The soft shell crabs were delectable. Our waitstaff was very personable and attentive. We were pleasantly attended to by other staff, as well. Diners away for August missed fantastic evening weather for al fresco dining in an exceptional venue. Although there were other guests on the terrace, it seemed as if we dined by ourselves.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2013

... before the move from Washington. No other can even come close to your beautiful surroundings and friendly service. We and our friends always choose the price fixe menu and love everything. Must mention the apple tart appetizer and all of the seafood selections! And desserts!
This was our first time to dine al fresco (on a very rare clear and mild August day) and we were delighted to be seated on the patio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2013

This was an anniversary for us, so we needed something special. We got it! The food is outstanding. We loved the quiet atmosphere that made it comfortable to carry on a conversation. (We have never gone back to a restaurant that was too noisy. Sometimes it is loud music. We don't want to raise our voices to talk at a table.)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2013

Not my favorite place to eat but the food is awesome. It is very expensive but worth it once in a while.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2013

Wonderful food served graciously in a beautiful, sunlit dining room. Everyone in our party of 7 enjoyed their meal -- from the assortment of fresh-baked breads to the lobster bisque to the grilled lamb to the chocolate & lime custard tarts! A few minutes on the beautiful patio afterwards capped a special afternoon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 11, 2013

Beautiful country setting, extensive menu, excellent meal and terrific service, highly recommend for 'special' romantic evening for two

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2013

Excellent experience - picked it for our anniversary, and would highly recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2013

Excellent service and superb food. The evening reminded us of some memorable evenings in Europe. Thanks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2013

I took my husband here as a surprise for his 35th Birthday. The food, ambiance and service was impeccable. Everything from the amuse bouche to the dessert was delicious and beautifully presented. SUPER expensive, but for a special occasion, it's worth the splurge.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 11, 2013

This was our umpteenth time having dined at L'Auberge Chez Francois. We began coming her probably in 1080 or so and have celebrated our Anniversary here probably 20 times. You could find a restaurant that combines wonderful food, excellent service, friendly staff, value, and ambiance. Cest magnifique.
Russell James

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 11, 2013

This restaurant never disappoints!! I celebrated my birthday here with my family and it couldn't have been better. I have dined all across the US in some of the finest 5 star restaurants and this one is at the top of my list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 10, 2013

The food, ambiance and service were outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant for any type of special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2013

Its worth in gold, best place for birthday

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2013

When my husband and I lived in DC more than 25 years ago, we went to Chez Auberge on CT. Ave. Last week, 26 years later, we celebrated our 38th anniversary there with our son and his finance. The experiece was just as enjoyable as when we'd last eaten there. Our waiter, who was from El Salvador, was extremely friendly and knowledgable. THe lamb and beef dishes were superb as were the starters of mussels and lobster bisque. THe trout was cooked in a bit too much butter but still tasty. A 4 course set price lunch was $40, including a glass of wine. We will return again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 10, 2013

...food highly overrated and overpriced...glacial service...disappointing overall...have eaten there or the Chez Francois of 50 years ago in NW DC, and I have steadily watched the food and service erode.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2013

L'Auberge never disappoints. My favorite restaurant and has been for years!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2013

The menu offers a number of very appealing starters, entrees and desserts--it's difficult to choose. The food is delicious and features many fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden. The wine list is excellent and very reasonable. The ambience is charming and inviting, and the waiter or waitress provides great advice and service unobtrusively. It's a tremendous experience for a special evening!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2013

Food was very good, borderline excellent. Service was also very good. Ambiance was a bit more rustic than expected especially given the online warnings about dress code. The chairs could use cushions as a 5 course dinner takes a while and it started getting a tad hard on the bottom. I will go back but only on special occasions and I would probably try somewhere new first. There are only so many times you want to drop a car payment for dinner and while I was happy with the experience, I'm not dying to return. My only recommendation for improvement would be to have the bar be more generous with the cocktails as I felt the prices were overly high given the quantity/quality/appearance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2013

Always a perfect place to dine with loved ones.....

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2013

Excellent food. Too much of it. Six-course dinner. But that is our fault. It was Friday, you could hardly park, but it didn't look overcrowded inside.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2013

We have not been to this restaurant for at least 15 years. Went there with visiting parents in mid 1980s for the first time and have been back for special occasions as a couple. This time we celebrated a family birthday and were able to introduce one of our adult children to the restaurant, just as my parents introduced us to it in 1985.

The restaurant is expensive, but a genuinely enjoyable culinary experience every time, along with excellent service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2013

Superb dining as usual. Grand Marnier souffle is awesome. Though, last Thursday night's chef needs to keep the lamb chops on the bone. My favorite dish here is the Papa Ernest.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2013

I really enjoyed the Fixed Price menu $70-90 per person includes appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert and coffee. I'm not a big fan of al a carte dining. We had a birthday party of 8 adults and the food, atmosphere, and evening was wonderful. After dining, we were sent an email with an offer for a free soufflé when we came back. That was a nice touch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2013

Excellent service and the food was superb – very filling.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2013

While the food is sensational, it is the service that puts this place over the top. Seriously, the best service I have ever had.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2013

It's been at least 10 years since I last dined here, because it really is a special occasion restaurant and with the pre-fixe menu (no a la carte) you really have to plan to eat a lot! The price (next to the entree listing) includes a soup or appetizer, salad, main course w/vegatables, dessert, amouse bouche (a tiny cup of tomato basil soup) and fresh sorbet as a "palate cleanser" between courses. Higher priced appetizers or souffles are available for a small surcharge. I wasn't paying, so I didn't see the wine list, but my date (a wine collector) was impressed. Service was impeccable. We both had duck breast, since this is an item you don't find in too many restaurants.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2013

L'Auberge never fails to deliver good food and wonderful service in a lovely "country" setting. Summer time dining offers hand picked fruits and vegetables from the restaurant's garden. Tomatoes dressed in a simple salad were the best of the season. Dining here is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2013

This was a ladies get together and included one young lady (11), and the service was the best. They were always there to refresh your water, ice tea, whatever, but you never really noticed them. Timing of all the courses was perfect and the food was fantastic. They have a tomato salad that is just wonderful and they grow their own tomatoes right there on the property. You can even to and see them. The place is just charming and we could not have had a better ladies luncheon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2013

A guest and I were there for Sunday lunch -- her first time and several times for me. The lunch menu featured a choice of soup or salad, an entree, and dessert. We both agreed each course was oh-my-goodness delicious; the service was impeccable; and the restaurant is like a beautiful French chalet. We will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2013

L'Auberge Chez Francois is our family's
special Restaurant where we love to eat
and enjoy the company of our best
friends..
The high standard of great service
combined with the Chef's perfect
production of each course along with the
artistic presentation of the food has
been why we love to come back for 40yrs

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2013

This was our second visit as a couple, my fourth alone and it has been wonderful every time. The is always great, the service perfect, and atmosphere memorable. We have always used this location to celebrate special events and will continue to do so. Thank you for another perfect evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Fabulous place to celebrate any special occasion - wonderful food, drink, ambiance and service.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 2, 2013

This restaurant continues to carry on the fine tradition of relaxed fine dining. The service is exceptional and the locally grown produce (some in theor own garden) is presented in ways that I only wish I could recreate at home. While there, I had a chance to note that they have opened a more casual dining option (same menu a la carte) downstais called the Brassiere. I made a mental note to come back before too long for that experience as well.

This continues to be one of the most special and welcoming restaurants that my husband and I go to. We come back every year to celebrate our anniversary - and are always delighted.

Rachel

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