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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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97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (142)
Special Occasion (135)
Good for Anniversaries (121)
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Worth the Drive (103)
Good for Birthdays (91)
Good for a Date (87)
Authentic (73)
Quiet Conversation (71)
Fit for Foodies (69)
Cozy (56)
Notable Wine List (56)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Great for Lunch (47)
Local Ingredients (39)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for Groups (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Scenic View (28)
Great for Brunch (24)
Business Meals (22)
Seasonal (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Healthy (12)
Disabled Access (10)
Fun (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (5)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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

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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 (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 10, 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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·Dined on February 9, 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 9, 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 8, 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 4, 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 4, 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 3, 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 3, 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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·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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·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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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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants if not my absolute favorite. The food is amazing and it is so refreshing sitting down to a meal where you aren’t rushed out the door to seat the next table. Always spectacular!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fabulous, as usual. Have been here for an anniversary dinner in June (sat outside), and with friends for a birthday dinner (January, sat inside). Impressive on both occasions. Would like to go back and try the Brasserie!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary with a quiet, fancy lunch and were very happy with the experience. Extensive wine list; delightful selections of French cuisine; and truly outstanding service made this a special event for us.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

My longtime friend and I enjoyed dinner this week. Upon arrival , we were greeted warmly and seated promptly in the main dining room- where the ambience was exactly as I had recalled from prior visits- warm, cozy and inviting- elegant without pretension.

Our server, Melissa, was attentive without being intrusive throughout our dining experience- following up on each request without making a fuss. All courses of the meal were wonderful, including the thoughtful accompanying amuse bouches.

It’s these little touches, retained over my several years of visits, that keep me returning. I’m already looking forward to another wonderful experience next time I am in the area. In the meantime, I’ll content myself with the restaurant’s weekly email updates!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

For us, this is a destination restaurant that we have been going to once or twice a year for decades. In 2018 we went for lunch in the main dining room on my wife's 82nd birthday, a Tuesday in January, when the restaurant was almost empty and wonderfully quiet. The lunch menu is a subset of the dinner menu, with lower prices. Everything was cooked to perfection or nearly so: my lamb was to be medium but I'd call it medium-well. It was fine the way it was. We will be back for an anniversary (#59 coming up!) or birthday.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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