L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.8
5007 reviews
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$50 and over
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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 64 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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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!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, 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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KA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at L'Auberge Chez Francois for 20+ years and continue to love it. It had been a while since my friends and I had been there and we were not disappointed. I have to admit that the Roquefort-apple appetizer tart was not as delicious as I remember but I have no complaints. The seafood medley entree was perfectly prepared and the chocolate souffle divine.

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except we were seated near a couple of large groups, so the noise level was high until they left.

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AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Great service and food!!!

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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and service were excellent. Did they really have to charge extra for the expresso? The price was a little bit high all said and done. Also, I wish some of the customers were a little more dressed up for a Saturday evening dinner ( jackets for men please and no tennis shoes). Still, a great experience. I was not dissapointed.

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AM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed a wonderful early dinner at Auberge Chez Francois on Saturday evening with my son and his fiancee. We were seated promptly at a very nice table, next to a window. The tables are well spaced so that the conversations of other diners are not overheard. Our service was excellent, and we never felt rushed.

We all enjoyed our selections of French onion soup, escargots and coquilles for starters, and Beef Wellington, veal scallopine and lamb chops for our entrees. Desserts of cheesecake, creme brulee and Buche de Noel were also yummy. I highly recommend Auberge Chez Francois for an elegant dining experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement

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SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This review is based on my friends that dined there. I unfortunately was sick and unable to attend. However, they said that they had an outstanding time and I missed a wonderful meal. Once I'm better, we'll be making another reservation in the near future and I can't wait.

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KK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a very special birthday and loved our dinner. Great service, wonderful food, and terrific ambiance.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The waiter was great and attentive without being intrusive. The only problem was that he had a thick accent and we had a hard time understanding him and had to ask him to repeat what he was saying several times. The food was excellent as always.

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great evening and remarkable service and food

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CS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as incredible as ever. The ambiance is wonderful. There were a few little slip ups with the service, they forgot a few things we ordered.

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a great lunch and enjoyed to ambiance very much. We have not found any restaurant that we enjoy more.

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HS
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious, wonderful, and very French dinner on our 46th wedding anniversary. Always like to come for a romantic dinner with attentive service.

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful place!

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GB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit L'Auberge at Christmastime every year to enjoy the decorations and the superb atmosphere of this wonderful restaurant. They never fail to provide outstanding food and service that sets thevtone for the holiday season.

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ML
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Auberge Chez Francois never disappoints. My husband and I eat there 4-5 a year and it is consistently excellent. Great range of menu choices (don't miss the soufflés for dessert) and the service is top notch - they always make the diners feel special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant, love to have special occasions here, and always give a gift certificate to any fundraiser my organizations are having. It’s always a best seller.

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MA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Auberge Chez Francois is always my "go to" place for fine dine with my husband and/or friends. The staff always makes me feel so very special! Thank you for making my sister's special birthday that more special, too. It was her first time dining with you and she enjoyed every moment and every morsel!

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B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Have been going to Chez Francois since they had the restaurant on Connecticut Ave.
I was late, they were gracious.
The escargot seemed "old"
The duck breast was undercooked -- on the light side of Medium rare; I had asked for medium.
I will go back, and I continue to recommend to rich friends.

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L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with quality, ambiance and taste. Mohammad our server is excellent and friendly

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great evening at L’Auberge

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!! Food was amazing and ate all of it!! Great experience!!!!

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w
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to L'Auberge for special meals intermittently these last forty years. The experience was wonderful, as always. The holiday lights were up and reflected in the windows throughout, lending a festive atmosphere. We were dining with another couple, which allowed us to taste a wide variety of dishes. The rack of lamb and lobster are worth special mention. There are many courses, you need to be very hungry upon arrival, and there is no a la carte option. If you are not in for a splurge in the amount of food and price, try the Brasserie. Merci Beaucoup!

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For decades now they provided among the best meals you're fine anywhere in the world. Each dish with perfectly prepared. The service was impeccable. Just an amazing great experience

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JM
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We dine here about once a year and every time we visit it is a great meal, great service, and a very pleasant evening. Our teenage children joined us for the first time and loved the experience and the food. The menu definitely has something for everyone. The cost is on the high end, but the service and food quality lives up to the cost of the meal.

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DA
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is consistently our favorite restaurant. They remember how to do fine dining exceptionally well. I thank them for putting cushions on their cane seat chairs. The sommeliers will always give you great suggestions to pair with your meal. And, don’t overlook the “house apperatif “! —a glass of champagne ( although they can’t call it that because it comes from the Alsace region and not the Official French Champagne region) with a fresh raspberry. Start your dinner off right with one of these!

Enjoy your evening. On our first anniversary, I wore white tie and tails and my wife wore her evening gown that she wore for our wedding. It made everyone smile and felt like a Downton Abbey event. What fun we always have when we dine here!

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is reliably wonderful (food, ambiance, service).

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SR
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere. Fantastic service. Superb food. We were all entirely enchanted by this restaurant. Expensive, but well worth the cost for my husband’s 60th birthday. Will return for my 60th!

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L
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!

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SL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best French restaurants or all restaurants!! Excellent ambiance, service, and food was just outstanding!! Very special. It was my husband's birthday and he was so happy that I picked this one.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fish was great.

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IB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I had a lovely time and the food and service was exceptional.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect choice for any special occasion. Good food, great service.

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A
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

If you want to discover the "Alsacienne" cuisine this is the place you must to go and try the alsacienne feast
Excellent as usual!

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t
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent and food was superb. A perfect evening.

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U
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I dine here I wish I could eat here more often. Yes, it's expensive, but it's a great value in my mind because in addition to the food and atmosphere being awesome, the staff makes you feel so special and comfortable. The atmosphere was perfect - cozy fire and easy to have a conversation. I had the beef wellington which was incredible! The multi-course dinner is always too much for me, but it just means I get to enjoy the leftovers later on.

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TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Amazing food, impeccable service and relaxing atmosphere. As frugal as I am, this place is worth every penny. Don’t wait - pick a special occasion and reserve your table now.

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S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner here is always a wonderful evening with excellent, attentive service and delicious food. They treat us like treasured guests and present every dish in a special way. Everything is cooked to perfection. And everything on the menu is so good that I can’t recommend just 1 thing. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. We always get the soufflé for dessert (all the flavors are excellent but my favorite is Gran Marnier).

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RD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One table next to my wife and me was noisy and distracting. It wasn't as quiet as I had experienced before.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent as always! Will be returning frequently.

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