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L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.8
4509 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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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
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Phone number
(703) 759-3800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Jacques E. Haeringer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beach Mill Road
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Parking details
Self parking
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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!
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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

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.

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JimB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great service and enjoy the fixed price menu that varies on selection and quite a selection. Food is fantastic and well proportioned. Staff is just the right attentive and you can tell experienced

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great Alsatian restaurant. Expensive but worth it. Great ambiance for an intimate dinner.

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MaureenR 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

I've been enjoying Chez Francois since the early 90s. It's always an amazing dining experience, but this recent visit was OUTSTANDING due to the exceptional service offered by David. My husband and I were celebrating our first anniversary and David could not have been more attentive (without being overbearing) or charming--funny without being too familiar. Next time we go to Chez Francois, we will definitely be requesting David by name!

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Foodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Service could not have been more outstanding. Our waiter was patient with the five of us, two of whom were very picky diners. He was also helpful, knowledgeable, and personable.
Food was excellent, particularly the sides, desserts and breads. Our vegetarian entree (only one on the menu)was good, but nothing special; the other entrees were better.
We loved the gratis surprises: the tiny portion of split pea soup after the appetizer, the apple cider sorbet after the salad, and the chocolate truffles and anise cookies at the end of the meal.
We all agreed it was a delightful experience.

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Patience (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant is a long time favorite. When a special occasion comes along, we cannot think of another place we'd rather go.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We’ve been here many times over our 40 year marriage and the decision to come here for our 40th anniversary was an easy one.

We love this place—it’s like visiting Nana’s— and Tomy is the best among the entire terrific service staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Belated Valentine’s celebration

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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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ByronW 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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James (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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Goose (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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Nette (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vipMBM2 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Have enjoyed this restaurant for decades. Service is great as is the food.

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vipstitches (Washington DC)
3.0  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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foodsnob (Las Vegas)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, excellent wine, excellent service!

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Kitty (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food, atmosphere, and drinks were all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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NancyM (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  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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vipAnonymous (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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DevKar (Washington DC)
5.0  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?

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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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vipCDMD (Washington DC)
5.0  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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