L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
7246 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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JBSant
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place for a special day. Pre fixe dinner that was amazing, ambience is conducive to quiet conversation, we did not feel rushed and spacing from table to table was enough to make you feel safe.

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Brian
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent special occasion restaurant.

Food, service and ambiance was exquisite

Will definitely be back

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vipcoyote
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding! NEVER a bad meal. Always great service. Beautiful presentation and a vast array of menu options.

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GordonT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless service - gracious, polite, timely, informed.
Best beef medallion ever! Perfect cut, done to perfection, served with excellent sauces and very tasty sides.
Absolutely best Manhattan possible.

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vipWlcj
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A most enjoyable evening with friends. Food and service were outstanding.

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Nadine
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and wonderful food! It was great coming here for our first anniversary!

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MaryS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday brunch…

Online menu differed from actual menu…should be updated…dessert selection use to be 8 or 9 options, now 4 or and upgrade to soufflé….need to bring back maybe two more choices…

I know Covid has affected many things, but expectations at this restaurant are so high…need to be some additional seasonal menu choices…

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PatrickD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but won't be my last time!
Food and service was delightful and the souffle was to die for!

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vipJaneF
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous restaurant for celebrations! Food is always excellent and the service is impeccable.

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BelindaP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quaint restaurant in a residential area. a little out of the way but worth it. The wait staff are some of most professional and competent I've seen. The food is absolutely fantastic, but you do certainly pay for it. We were not in a hurry, if you are you may need to mention it up front since our Saturday lunch was about 2 hours long.

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Carol
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is plentiful, so go hungry. Everything was prepared and presented with care. Chez Francois is the best place around for a special meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey, but a phenomenal meal - amongst the best Dover soles and lobsters we have ever had. The soufflé was to die for!!

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MarkB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. One of our best meals ever.

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vipLindaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite celebration place. everything. Always a special treat. The food is amazing everytime.

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UUTHE4S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I greatly appreciate the staff's attention to detail along with the congenial atmosphere they create. An artistic dining experience without being stuffy or too self-conscious. Like enjoying dinner at your favorite uncle's house, if that uncle was a gourmet chef who lives in a spectacular house. Equally impressive is that they've managed to maintain this experience over so many years. It's at least as good now as it was 30+ years ago.

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frank
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, quite abundant, and well worth the price. Service was impeccable.

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MichaelJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Best on our area.

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Tatiana
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food ever! Delicious! Outstanding! Will be be back! Tatiana

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yummers
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for our 8th anniversary. Great service and delicious food.

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LawrenceCR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service was excellent, the food consistently good, and the surroundings in the Virginia countryside outstanding.

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vipMichaelE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service was exceptional, ambiance was very pleasant and intimate, chairs were extremely uncomfortable

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vipTucker
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still hitting on all cylinders- staff, food quality, pacing. All spectacular.
We’ve never been disappointed here.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate there many times many years ago. The food is still as good as it always was and the service superior. They make you feel as if you’re part of the family.

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Fairfax2
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an outstanding experience. A family favorite for many years. Thank you.

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MikeS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 30th there last night. Service was excellent - Patrick, a very knowledgeable and outgoing server, kept on top all night.
Had kept a review from Tom Setsima of the Wash Post, and the Dover Sole was still an entree. Can't say enough about the presentation and taste. 5 stars - at least.
Chef Jacque made the rounds and stopped by to chat.
Chez Francois is one of our favorites and we return often.

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vipSteveL
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner menu selection provides a broad range of excellent varities to choose from.

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Lotor
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my Mother's birthday. It's perfect for special occasions. Prepared for a slow well-paced meal.
Dinner is PreFix. Does have vegetarian and gluten-free options. Most of the entrees had some shellfish in them.

Everything was done right. Thank you.

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RachelN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a lovely, special occasion place like no other. For the last 20 years that I have been going the restaurant had been consistently outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service, and relaxing ambiance. Thank you for a wonderful evening and making my wife’s birthday dinner a memorable one.

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MarkK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome special occasion restaurant. The staff is professional and helpful with food and wine. The food is exceptional. The fixed price menu vs ala carte is easy to understand.

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RossM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and meal. Great menu choices and food was devine

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daniel
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want exceptional French cuisine, in a beautiful venue, with exceptional service, this is your place. They hit all marks in delivering a great experience. No matter what you pick on the menu - it will be excellent.

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RickB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to L'Auberge Chez Francois, and it lived up to its sterling reputation. it's not a restaurant for bargain diners, but for the quality of the food and experience, it it well worth the cost. We will return!

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vipBethesdaDiner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be among the very best restaurants in the area! Food and outstanding service; each of the four of us had different entrees and all were superbly prepared and presented. Great, great traditional French food! Highly recommended!!

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viprnomad
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a very busy evening they deliver the excellence for which they are known.

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DCCORRO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special New Year’s Eve dinner with colorful holiday decorations and excellent food and service. I first experienced L’Auberge Chez Francois to celebrate a high school prom in 1966 in the original site in DC and am still a loyal customer.

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AndyT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out standing as usual, the Beef Wellington was superb. It is always a pleasure to dine at L'Auberge.

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vipmoi17
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed a special early New Year’s Eve dinner. As seniors, I especially appreciate the caretaking of Patricia. I asked for seating near a window and socially distanced. When we arrived, we were ushered like royalty to a four-top round table in a corner by the window—in spite of being a twosome. It was perfect! The only disappointment was when I got home I went right to the day’s email to reserve seating for the New Year’s brunch—it was sold out already!

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Jeannie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois, is a great place to eat for special occasions! Service is great and the food is fixed to perfection. My husband and I have never been disappointed.

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L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 7246 OpenTable diners.

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