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L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4.9
7994 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


Booked 42 times today
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Private dining

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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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What 7,994 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. KC

    KellyC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our son’s 21st birthday, and L’Auberge helped us celebrate in style. Everything was perfection, and our waiter Mohammed was wonderful, and went above and beyond to ensure we all had a superb meal and a memorable time together.
  2. RH

    RebeccaH

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was the best part of the evening. Impeccable from the moment we entered to the gentleman at the coat check to our waiter and the sommelier. The first courses were outstanding. I had the cheese and apple tart which was heavenly. The salads weren’t anything special- my husband got the extra Roquefort selection and it was ok. Our mains were tasty. My husband had the pepper TBone and requested it medium. It came med rare. I had the two medallions and they were very tiny and thin. For the price ol they were a bit underwhelming. The deserts were excellent- they brought us a special dessert for our anniversary and we also had the soufflé and the crème bruelle. The wine the sommelier recommended was lovely. The ambience was homey with a fire burning. The table location was ok… not what I requested as we were in one of the back rooms near the entrance for the servers. The menu is comprehensive. The actual menu was poor … for an establishment such as this a bit of an embarrassment. they were cheap plastic with paper inserts that kept falling out. Not at all classy. Not sure I will go back any time soon as the price was very high and I’ve been other places where the food and ambiance was ever bit as good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated an early Valentine’s Day last night and the food and service were amazing. I would definitely recommend to friends for a special occasion celebration.
  4. AA

    AmirAHS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exquisite, the atmosphere romantic and the service royal. They treated my toddler as a princess and made her smile all the way till the end. An important remark: our toddler is used to restaurants and is very well behaved. There is a reason they DESERVE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was as I expected it would be. Attentive, knowledgeable staff who seem to really enjoy their work and ensuring patrons have a great experience. We will be back. Often.
  6. T

    Trixie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect and consistent. It’s always a pleasure to dine there.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience all around.
  8. HE

    HELENAG

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service , ambiance , decor and food !
  9. T

    8Track

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Enoyable meal overall. The service was excellent in general, but for a peculiar qurik -- it is all Pris Fixe, and there is a supplement for the dessert souffle of $12.95 above the already expensive total. You are asked to order it right away and not informed of any other dessert options. so you proceed to order it. Then, after finishing the meal, you are given a separate dessert menu. Had that been provided earlier, one might not select the souffle at all. The food was good but not great, at least not at the price point charged. The sommelier and attention was excellent.
  10. RE

    REFVA

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening with exceptional service.
  11. LC

    LindaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional.
  12. BB

    BobB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old-world charm with extraordinary food and impeccable service. One of our all-time favorites.
  13. RM

    RobertM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall our dinner was excellent. However, at the end, while we were waiting for our check, our waiter engaged in an extended conversation with the folks at the table next to us, delaying the preparation of our check.
  14. KB

    KarenB

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a fantastic old school restaurant. Atmosphere is always wonderful, service was fantastic and the food was great. Wine selections were perfect for the meal we had. Definitely recommend for a special occasion.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food is good, but not worth the price tag.
  16. R

    Raquel

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Our bar was perhaps set too high after having been in France and Spain less than three months ago. The quality of ingredients ranged from average to fairly good. The execution/result also ranged from average to fairly good, depending on the dish - house salad 12/20, beef cheeks 14/20, sea bass 15/20, vegetable plate 11-12/20, bread 11-12/20, desserts 14/20. Considering the low standards in the US, it was a reasonably decent experience, over all 12/20. We would not have been pleased in Europe, Japan, New York or San Francisco. The use of better quality ingredients, if nothing else were changed, would improve the gustatory experience. The staff was attentive and kind.
  17. BA

    BrAC

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic Restaurant with impeccable service. Have been going there since 1980 and will continue to go.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Perfect service. Perfect food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Best tasting food and the service is always accommodating and too notch. Still the best restaurant in the Washington DC metro area.
  20. SB

    SandraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing amazing service, food was incredible. we left there so happy and full and it was so worth the price point. not your average corporate chain experience. cannot wait to go back again!
  21. RT

    RichardT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable evening. The service was outstanding We enjoyed the specials.
  22. H

    Happydiner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday at L’Auberge. Our meal was delicious, service was excellent, and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. All-around special experience. Thank you for making the day so special.
  23. LF

    LeeF

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every respect for a first visit. Like being back in Alsace.
  24. LM

    LindaM

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure visiting Chez Francois - it never disappoints! Our meals were amazing and the service we received from Freddie and Arthur was superb!
  25. KA

    KasA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy restaurant with great food and top notch services
  26. JS

    JamesS

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a birthday lunch for my French born friend. As usual, the food was great, and the service was very professional. The tables are nicely spaced, and the room was quiet. The pricing of the menu was very sensible.
  27. A

    Andy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have very restrictive diets and everyone gave our concerns the special attention you can only hope for and it made the experience just as nice as when we had no restrictions and the whole experience & evening was superb. Can't wait to go back.
  28. W

    Wayne

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire experience was amazing! We will definitely be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful. Every time we visit, the food, service and atmosphere is incredible and impeccable.
  30. LL

    LynnL

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m always amazed at how consistently wonderful the dining experience is here. From the warm, welcoming staff and ambience, to a server who was personable, knowledgeable (great wine recommendation) and attentive, to the fabulous food (escargot, blue cheese salad, veal scallopini, and of course chocolate soufflé), this is one of my absolute favorite all time restaurants.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best
  32. P

    Panda

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Candidly, the restaurant is just overpriced. At our table of four, two entrees were very good-the lobster and the steak-and two were fair-the scallops and the trout. The house salads were terrible. I don't know how you can charge over 100 dollars for fix price dinner and serve a salad that could come out of a bag and be overdressed and soggy. The service was attentive, although a little confused-they tried to serve us some food that was not ours, but that was not a big deal. Bottom line, if I am going to pay over $800 for dinner for four, with one bottle of wine and one cocktail a piece, I want to go home thinking I have just had the best meal of my life. I did not.
  33. A

    Andrei

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter we had was extremely helpful and charismatic. The food with the exception of the dill crab in one of the appetizers was spectacular. Overall it was a great place to celebrate a anniversary.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s bday
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary
  36. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had, as we have here on many occasions over the years, a wonderful and delicious family birthday supper, with everyone (ages 8 to 74) thoroughly enjoying the food, drink and attentive but not intrusive service.
  37. C

    Craig

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service and a wonderful experience. From the moment we walked in we were treated really well and it made it special. Yes it's a little on the expensive side but worth it in my opinion.
  38. M

    Michael818

    Washington DC

    213 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    213 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to eat at this restaurant. From the moment you step through the door you’re treated like a special guest. The waitstaff is superb and the wine list is top notch. The food is always good and there are no bad choices. It is not inexpensive it it is a special place.
  39. m

    masterpiece

    Atlantic City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding . A memorable experience.
  40. PC

    PhilC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always

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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 7994 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


Booked 42 times today
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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