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L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4.9
7608 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


Private dining

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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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

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place NEVER disappoints. The meal as always was exceptional. I always have memorable dining experiences when here. You can’t go wrong.
  2. PF

    PhillyFolks

    Naples

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    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.
  3. B

    Berries

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. JV

    JoelV

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  7. BW

    BarbaraW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Mother’s Day
  8. TK

    TimK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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.
  9. NY

    NYCdine

    Washington DC

    140 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    140 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food as always.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal as always! Our server was outstanding! An excellent evening!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. B

    Barried

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. T

    Tla5

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was very attentive without being intrusive.
  23. L

    Leesburgite

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. EK

    EllenK

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect place for a wedding anniversary
  27. 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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and Wedding Anniversary.
  29. B

    Basil

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 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.
  30. 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.
  31. AH

    AvidHiker

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional as always
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. KT

    KandT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come prepared to eat! The Wagyu Beef cheeks appetizer was superb! Kudos to the garlic bread too!! Salad was light and tasty, which worked out because the main course was fantastic (ordered the beef tenderloin pair with potatoes and veggies)! My wife had the NY Strip. The meet was cooked to perfection! Everything was delicious! Service was excellent!
  35. OD

    OccasionalDiner

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor seating was perfect!! The food and service were outstanding as always.
  36. MQ

    MikeQ

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday 🎂 it was wonderful! The staff treated us like family, everything was great. The service was excellent, each course was paced not to fast or to slow. The food was fresh and prepared with care. Very happy with this restaurant!
  37. TE

    TimE

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L’Auberge Chez Francois remains the number one dining experience in DC because every detail of the fine four course meal is exceptional! Never disappointed! This French cuisine is best in DC and the restaurant is nestled in the horse farm country of Great Falls Virginia.
  38. P

    Praguegal

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable start to finish… prix fixe menu outstanding… loved our waiter…. He was VERY good!! Can’t wait to go back!
  39. JM

    JustinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'Auberge Chez Francois is the perfect spot for the celebration of a major event. It is costly, but you do get what you pay for. The quality of the food and service cannot be beat. I visited for the first time recently and was very impressed. Everything about the food was fantastic. Put it this way, if the chef's veggies were on order at your house, you would never have a problem getting the children to eat them. I love this place and need to save up so that I can visit again.
  40. DK

    DKfoodlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very professional serving. Delicious foods. Beautiful garden. I add this restaurant on the frequent visit list.

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
  • 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 7608 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


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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