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L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4.9
8860 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

9:30 PM


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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: (703) 759-3800
  • 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

What 8,860 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Overall

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Service

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Romantic

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Good for special occasions

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

8,860 Reviews
  1. PeterJ

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner and superb service to celebrate our Anniversary!

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  2. GaryT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Superb food, impeccable service. We had a wonderful time.

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  3. dcfoodie

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’Auberge Chez Francois continues to stand out for its extensive menu, beautiful setting and absolutely superb wait staff. A special destination for any occasion, this restaurant will please even the most discerning foodie. Special requests are honored whenever possible, and you leave feeling not only well satisfied by the food but also well pleased by the attentiveness and professionalism of the staff.

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  4. GreatPlaceToEat

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    L’Auberge never disappoints. Wonderful everything - food, service, ambience. Been going here for special occasions for 20 years and will continue!

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  5. Farnbody

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the restaurant never fails to disappoint in terms of quality of food and service, it has become increasingly expensive to eat there.

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  6. Charlie

    Washington DC

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diner and service was outstanding!! Everyone’s meal, and there were 7 people, was perfection. The sommelier pick perfect wines to go with a mixed meat and seafood selection. And, our server Andrew was beyond compare, Perfectly informative and pleasant. We could not been taken care of any better. Luckily the restaurant is mid way between each of our 7 friends, as we come from Maryland, DC and Virginia. It’s a long ways but well worth the trip. CONGRATS ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY AND ALL THE YEARS OF EXCELLENCE YOU’VE BEEN PRESENTING TO YOUR PATRONS. BRAVO !

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  7. barrydrucker012153

    Washington DC

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolutely superb ding experience! The food and service and ambience are all exceptional!

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  8. PaulB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating there and loved it! Food was amazing!! The server was so friendly and seemed to read our minds…we didn’t have to ask for anything. Would highly recommend and look forward to going back soon!

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  9. PaulaS

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not been here in decades. We came to celebrate my birthday. The whole experience was SO great. The food is delicious. I had Dover sole and it was very tasty. Actually, everything was tasty: bread, lobster bisque, salad, plum tart! Our server brought ice cream and whipped cream with a candle which made the celebration special. Hopefully, I’ll be back next year.

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  10. courtneyp

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time attending and it was amazing. The food was phenomenal, the service impeccable. My son did receive something other than what he ordered, but he may not have been clear when he ordered; there was a bit of a language barrier. Regardless, he loved his meal and was perfectly happy with it. The setting the beautiful, too.

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  11. DaMacBigV

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best food that my wife and I had at a restaurant in a long while. The food is great! The ambiance was amazing. Definitely a great place to go for a special occasion. It is very pricey, but it was worth every penny!

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  12. Shadowman

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just Fabulous! Just Fabulous! Just Fabulous! Just Fabulous! Just Fabulous!

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  13. MissMary

    Philadelphia

    192 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My office celebrated an Easter luncheon here. Per usual, it was par excellence! Everyone enjoyed their meal from beginning to end. L'Auberge is charming, consistent and delicious, doing a wonderful homage to its heritage, especially as it celebrates is 70th year anniversary. Cheers to many more!

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  14. Jacksonholeforever

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Luncheon menu is superb and very reasonably priced. I shouldn’t have been, but I was surprised at the luncheon crowd…not crowded but busy all the same. Service was impeccable…food outstanding. I had the special of sole wrapped around fresh spinach and a lemon butter sauce. My husband had the liver (since I refuse to make it at home) and he said it was the best he’s ever had! It had been several years since we’d been there but it will now be on my favorites list.

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  15. KarolS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place for special occasions and our last dinner here for the foreseeable future as we are moving to CA in two days.

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  16. Alwxva

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the DC metro area's finest restaurants. A very special place.

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  17. Sbc34

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service! Great place to dine.

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  18. Leesburgite

    Washington DC

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was impeccable and food was delicious. The staff work like an intricate dance ensuring guests are tended to. Enjoy the proverbial "Old World Charm." My only recurring issue is how woefully uncomfortable the chairs are - oh for a more padded seat or thicker cushion. Thank you ~

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  19. MariaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was another delectable meal and fantastic dining experience at L’Auberge Chez Francois! We will be going back. Not once have I have a bad dining experience here, they consistently serve amazing food with stellar service. It’s worth every penny!!

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  20. SKumar

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best and never let you down from overall experience.

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  21. LisaK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. I have been going here since the 90s and it never disappoints me. The quality and the service cannot be beat. I had the beef wellington last night and it was so tender I could cut it with a butter knife. So good!

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  22. Phyllis

    Washington DC

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful dining experience, the ambiance, the food and most importantly the service. A beautiful place for a celebration.

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  23. AlyssaK

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dining experience! The food and the service was fantastic.

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  24. Mikey

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant in the DC area. Super in all categories. Our waiter was extremely competent and friendly.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was adorable, service was impeccable, and food was amazing! Only wish we knew we didn’t have to get the prefix meal (they don’t skimp on portion size and my husband and I could’ve shared just an appetizer, salad, main course and dessert between the two of us.) Two of each was definitely overkill- but all super yummy!

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  26. BetsyM

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beyond exceptional! We were celebrating my mother‘s 89th birthday at one of her favorite restaurants of all time. L’Auberge did not disappoint. Our waiter Eric was attentive and went above and beyond to truly make this a truly special evening.

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  27. SteveJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Before moving from Virginia five years ago, this was our go-to place for special occasions. So, when planning our first visit back, making a reservation at L'Auberge Chez Francois was a must. They did not disappoint! As we remembered, the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Our server, Soufiane, was gracious, courteous, and professional. We especially appreciated the great history lesson he provided on the restaurant and the owners.

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  28. Jenn

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a magical experience, our favorite restaurant in the world!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service, magnificent experience overall. Will bring family or friends here again.

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  30. Birthday

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed celebrating my wife's birthday...AGAIN...Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. We were greeted warmly and seated near the window with a view of the sunset and the garden. They explained the menu, brought every course promptly, and made us feel at home.

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  31. GlennP

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service as usual - really outstanding and enjoyable. Our entrees were beef tenderloin and rockfish (a special) - both cooked to perfection and delicious! Only minor concern: we requested a window table in the main dining room, but we didn't get it. Had a great time in any case!

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  32. ChristalO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really lovely experience at L'Auberge. It was my mentors birthday, and I wanted to celebrate her, and get her to meet my Mom for the first time. It was a lovely luncheon filled with conversation, good food, good drinks, in the charming backdrop of L'Auberge.

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  33. Deni

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice service and excellent food. Would like to go back and try the more casual setting.

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  34. BamJ

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the best! Atmosphere, Service, Food excellent. High standards worth paying for. Thanks

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  35. Lp68

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’Auberge Chez Francois was everything it promised to be. Quaint setting, quality (and tasty) food, and attentive staff. What we thought would be an overpriced meal was actually also a great value since we had 4full courses plus an amuse bouche between them. We got the chocolate soufflé at the end and it was well worth it.

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  36. Susana

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and services. All my guests were delighted

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Continues to be a great and consistent restaurant with amazing food and great service

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  38. passionfish

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent as always but service was not nearly as good as in the past. Our waiter constantly came back and asked to confirm what we ordered. Once was fine but it happened throughout dinner. The overall service was not up to par or as expected.

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  39. robertz

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great experience in all aspects. Explains it’s longevity!

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  40. Mickey

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the appetizer foie gras—the most delicious thing I’ve ever had in my life.

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FAQs

L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 8860 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 50 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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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: (703) 759-3800
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