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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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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

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Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (131)
Special Occasion (127)
Good for Anniversaries (112)
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Worth the Drive (98)
Good for Birthdays (85)
Good for a Date (82)
Quiet Conversation (69)
Authentic (68)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Notable Wine List (52)
Cozy (51)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Great for Lunch (46)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Local Ingredients (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Good for Groups (25)
Scenic View (23)
Great for Brunch (21)
Business Meals (20)
Tasting Menu (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Seasonal (13)
Fun (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing as always and we will be back again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything up to through the appetizers was wonderful but my entree, the duck canard, was very disappointing. Bland and odd texture and finish, almost like liver. They did offer a different entree and I went with the veal scallopini which was better but not outstanding. Wife was very happy with her lobster thermidor and I thought it was good as well. Overall the entrees seemed very hit or miss. Cocktails were very dated or overly sweet so disappointing there as well. We will try it again but given its reputation as the finest French cuisine in DC, I was very disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely wonderful!
I can still taste the grandmanier souffle!
Surely one of the best desserts ever!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We had an enjoyable time. We were well treated and the food was excellent. Our only disappointment was that we ordered from the prix fixe luncheon menu, but asked them to withhold serving one of the four courses (salad or appetizer) because we didn't want that much food. They readily complied with this request, but pointed out that if we did not consume all four courses we would be charged a la carte prices for the items we did order. We didn't make a fuss over this seemingly illogical policy because we didn't want to detract from our otherwise good mood for a friendly luncheon experience. However, we will certainly remember L'Auberge Chez Francois as a business that is opportunistic about its pricing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

For years, Chez Francois has offered excellence in all phases of dining. The Price Fixe lunch is a very good value with great quality and quantity. It is filling enough to last until the next morning! Decade after decade, CF remains at the top of DC area restaurants.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

It was awesome as usual! Always love to see Victoria And Hasan! Always a lovely experience here!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely stunning in all ways!! Nothing else said!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Just not impressive. Really bad service. If you have any experience with fine dining, you won’t like it. Sure, tons of waiters running around in red vests, but none are coming to your table. And I really appreciated the water person using the water on someone else’s table to fill my glass (each table had its own water pitcher). It just seemed odd. Food was ok. Appetizers were good, entrees were uninspiring. I almost feel like the chef couldn’t make the cut in France and moved to the US because he knew silly Americans wouldn’t know the difference. I expected more. And don’t go if you want to converse with your date. Sooooo loud. Wow. It felt like Olive Garden. And if you have a “sommelier”, he should be pouring the good wine. Lastly, get a valet. You have a huge hilly, rocky parking lot that fills for dinner service obviously, don’t have a guy in a raincoat tell me to park on the street, take care of your customers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a pleasure to come here. We always reserve this for special events - so it feels like a reward for the family. Excellent service and atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was my second time at Chez Francois. I love it. The quality of the food is consistent. The menu is authentic French from Alsace Lorraine. It's intimate, rustique and with a great focus on high quality food. It's not a quick bite. You go here to sit and enjoy for the evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding venue for celebrating special occasions with friends and loved ones--quality of food, presentation and service are top-notch.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, excellent wine, excellent service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always fabulous and the service is impeccable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food, atmosphere, and drinks were all amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

L'Auberge Chez Francois never disappoints. My husband took me here for my birthday. I absolutely love the food and the service. Our waiter Hugo was phenomenal, so attentive and helpful. He even figured out it was my birthday. Bon appetit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is one of the few spots in Northern Virginia where you can take care of your cravings for authentic French cuisine without the useless gimmicks and feeling pretentious. We highly recommend this place for special occasions and romantic dates.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I'd heard of this restaurant for many years, but had never been. I was afraid the quality might have slipped since I first heard about it, but that was not the case. We loved the house aperitif. All of the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Even the simple house salad was unusually good, with a particularly tasty vinaigrette. The pictured Norwegian salmon in pastry tasted as good as it looked. The only disappointment was the coffee, which was weak (we had regular drip coffee; maybe they do a better job with espresso). I look forward to going again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great “French” restaurant, good price, good food...over all I had a great time. My wife is too picky when It comes to dining out but she approved L’auberge hands down.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We came here to celebrate a birthday and it was fantastic. The ambiance is wonderful. It is charming and warm and quiet enough so you can speak with the other people in your party. The service was great. Mohammad was very attentive and kind. He gave us space, but also made sure that our glasses were never empty. The food was, of course, delicious. Everything we ate was amazing, from the appetizers to the entrees to dessert. Although it is pricey, I believe it is worth the cost, especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

If you are looking for superb French food, look no further. We enjoy our lunch and dinner at L’Auberge every time we go there. The staff are very friendly and the service is excellent. With great food and wonderful
ambience, what more can we ask for?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Birthday dinner for Mom on Sunday afternoon. It was extraordinary as usual and always top-notch. One of my all time favorite places to enjoy a fine meal in what is perhaps one of the most private restaurants around.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have celebrating all our special occasions in life and even the occasional just need a wonderful evening out at
L' Auberge Chez Francois for over 20 years. We had the Chateaubriand which came with 6 vegetables. It had a black pepper crust and came with a light gravy and a bernaise sauce. It was expertly prepared and served. My husband said it was better than the filet mignon he has had at other restaurants.

The dark chocolate tarte is decadently delicious and just as good the day after.

As always, the service is impeccable from the time you are shown to your seat to the time you are given a warm smile good bye.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another amazing meal from our goto restaurant. Food, service, ambiance perfection. We even received an offer from our waiter to take us home and not have to wait for an uber. Just another reason we love L’Auberge.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I love this restaurant. The food is always great. We loved our meal. Such a treat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, excellent service, great food and a very friendly and comfortable ambience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another wonderful experience. Thami “Tommy” Fadissi was amazing as always. He makes each visit that much better.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Disappointing dinner due to the lack of consistency .
some dishes were outstanding while others were subpar.
Our special occasion experience did not meet the high expectations we had based on our previous visits.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good atmosphere, quiet
And relaxing
Good selection of foods and drinks

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had! The service and kindnesses that were extended were above and beyond compare!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had a lovely dinner to celebrate our son's birthday. Nice pace to service. Food presentation and taste excellent. Much improved from the last time we were ther. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It has been a few years since driving out to Chez Francois. Once again, we found the trip worth the effort. The sole was perfect, the bread off the page and the bread pudding to die for. Will just have to make this more of a regular stop. Wish we lived closer!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Server and somalier were excellent and friendly.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My guests had never gone for lunch and were thrilled with the experience!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a delightful Sunday afternoon lunch here recently. It met or exceeded expectations in every respect. One hint regarding the house salad: Watch out for the garlic in the crouton. The waiter did give us a heads up, but it was startling nonetheless. Very good though!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Enjoyed the food and service very much. Looking forward to return and try new dishes.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic food and experience. I've never had a meal like it.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

AMAZING FOOD!!! This place is out of this world!!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been coming to L'Auberge for many years and have always enjoyed the food and ambiance. My children have been coming to L'Augerge since they were each six years old and now that they are adults they still look forward to your wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always, L’Auberge is such a special place to spend the evening. Beautiful restaurant, great service, awesome food. What more is there to say??

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a great restaurant that always exceeds expectations. Food and service are outstanding with great ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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