Le Vieux Logis

4.5
504 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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About

Welcome to Le Vieux Logis! A long time Bethesda favorite, Le Vieux Logis offers a newly inspired French menu and wine list, perfect for intimate dinners, cozy nights out and quiet conversation with friends and colleagues and please ask about our new lunch menu.

The kitchen showcases flavorful French recipes that change slightly with the season and the availability of locally sourced ingredients. Authentically French, the restaurant has the feel of a bistro with a French country flavor. Joyful colors on crisp white tablecloths feel warm and yet curious.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Wednesday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Dinner:

Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm


Closed: Mondays
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Phone number
(301) 652-6816
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christian Gautrois
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Cross street
Auburn Ave.
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Complimentary valet for dinner guest.
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service!!!!! Food was good - we could actually hear ourselves talk!!!

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P
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Gem of a neighborhood restaurant. Great service. Would love some French music, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznouvor, etc.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect setting for a reunion of old friends. Excellent food and service. Quiet for conversation.

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WF
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food. Quiet fine dining.

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MP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service is always wonderful here. My Cousins’s birthday dessert came with a candle which was a great touch. Easy and reliable. We love it here.

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j
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Maybe the big plus of this restaurant is that it's very quiet. Perhaps because few dinners were present when we were there from 7:30 to 9:00 on father's day. The traditional French fare is well prepared and nicely plated and thus should attract anyone for well considered and old favorites like coquille saint jacques. The service was friendly and attentive. The downside of the place is the decor which could use an update.

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C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancee and I dine here regularly and love the food, the service.

The staff is excellent, the food comes out promptly, the desserts are marvelous.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I enjoyed our meal there very much. Only criticism would be that there was a smell as you entered the restaurant that was of a kind of like an old room, sort of musty and not pleasant. It went away as we stayed there and it was fine but upon entering, it is not a good experience. The decor needed serious updating. I think they can still maintain the French feel, but it needs a cleaner more inviting look. It just came across as a place that was aging and everything along with it. Too bad because the food was good and I think they could have a much more thriving business if they would give the place a smell and facelift.

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w
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding! As good as Paris. We used to go to a French restaurant in Annapolis, and now, that's not going to happen again. We shared the potato waffle smoked salmon appetizer and they could have just given me a bowl of the sauce. I had the liver from the everyday menu, medium rare, and it was fork tender and delicious. My wife had the kidneys from the daily menu, and it was better than mine. What a way to be introduced to this variety meat. I cannot wait to see if they ever serve sweetbreads or stark tartar.

To me the wine list is a little California-centric but there were some very nice choices. We had a really nice 2014 Bordeaux at a very nice price. The entire wine list is very reasonably priced.

Apparently new ownership but this is a keeper.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic old style white-table--cloth French restaurant, with traditional dishes, fine nuanced cooking, and engaging staff - worth going to again and again. Less homey than some, but far better than bistro ambiance. A real neighborhood and destination gem.

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L
Washington DC
118 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always appreciate the chef's willingness to meet special dietary requests and he beautifully prepared and presented soft shell crabs without salt. What a wonderful birthday celebration with friends in a quiet restaurant with gracious and caring service......not to mentions the delectable bread!

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G
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with warm ambience. Food and service were wonderful.
Our choice for special occasions.

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good service. Great food. Very good wines.
This was our third time here and we really enjoyed.

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OT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four old friends with different palates got togetherfor dinner and everyone left happy. Best part was uninterrupted conversation at normal voice level while capable servers brought excellent food in the correct order and the correct temperature. Our pickiest member called it the best meal he’s had in years.

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DE
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Charming with wonderful food. Has never disappointed us.

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S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you want amazing food -- from classic French to modern elegance -- this is the place to go. There is a regular menu and then a list of daily specials featuring whatever is fresh in the market place that day. Attentive service adds to the feeling of being pampered and treated as someone special. It is my go to place for special celebrations and for times when I just want an elegant meal.

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CO
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the deans of the Bethesda restaurant scene, Le Veux Logis survives the turnover of lesser restaurants with an authentic French experience. The higher average check price is worth the food and service quality at this smaller dining room that stays quiet enough to hear your table mates converse. Evening specials give regulars a different choice than the standard menu, but the standards deliver for anyone seeking a fine French classic menu. Wine choices are plentiful and available by the glass so as to leave room for the price of desserts - both in dollars as well as tasty calories. Not an everyday choice, but special occasions should be celebrated here.

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DC
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

French food the way an older generation of Americans remembers it--lobster bisque, duck à l'orange, roasted crevettes, vacherin. Competently done. The salad of asparagus and goat cheese showed a touch of originality. Overall a comfortable place, far from downtown Bethesda's hustle and bustle; conversation was easy even when almost all tables were occupied.

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ON
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect choice for an 70th birthday party for a Parisian expat - classic french food with classic french songs quietly playing on the stereo. Excellent meal and service.

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JP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation at 7PM. The table was not ready. We waited another 15 minutes after arriving. After being seated we waited another 10 minutes before the waiter asked for a drink order. We ordered champagne by the glass. One of the glasses of champagne brought to the table had food in it. The restaurant replaced the glass of champagne. The water glasses were not clean. One had food on it.
I ordered sea bass and the order was initially accepted. It took another 10 minutes for the waiter to tell me that none was left.
The food was ordinary especially when paying 60 dollars for the three course price fixed meal.
The experience for mother's day was a big disappointment. We do not plan to return.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were not aware of the special Mother’s Day pricing of $62 per person.

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C
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner, including the best beef bourguignon we've ever eaten. Excellent, friendly service. The $30 prix fixe is an incredible bargain, too. We'll definitely be back!

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit on a date and it was so nice for that. It was easy to converse and the service was excellent. It's a old school , white napkin, French restaurant where the waiters are professionals. Some of our menu choices weren't available but what we ordered was very good.

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French cuisine in a quiet atmosphere.; tables far enough apart for privacy and good conversation.

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j
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came particularly for the Dover Sole, which they didn’t offer last night. Food and service were fine but I couldn’t fully recover from dashed plans for snails, soup and sole.

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RB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is outstanding! Service was a bit slow, especially the wait for dessert and coffee.

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BM
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous dinner with friends. Our appetizers, entrees and desserts were all exceptional, as was the service. We will return soon.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful, as always

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GT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Le Vieux Logis for her birthday. It was outstanding in every way. The food was superb and the service was top notch and very friendly. A very pretty place. We had a great time!

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A delicious lunch with authentic French cooking. Very pleasant atmosphere.

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WP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Le Vieux is our favorite restaurant in Bethesda. We lived nearby some years ago and returned on vacation to find it still the best. Great rack of lamb, superb wine list, wonderful service.

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R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good location with adjacent parking lot. An attractive French cottage type structure. Menu is French oriented but not with anticipated results. Wine list is meager as to quality. Service is very good and management seems orientated to success.

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JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Le Vieux Logis is great, especially if you like French food. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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EG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French cuisine, well prepared and served. Prix fixe is particularly worthwhile.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect venue. Great food and great service!! We had a great time with a group of friends.

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V
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoy Vieux Logis. Dependably good.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful old-fashioned elegance, great service, delicious country French food. Everything you hope it would be. Can’t believe we’ve never been here before, but we’ll be back.

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RR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have driven by this restaurant for years but ate there for the first time this past weekend with my fiancée. What a great surprise. Fabulous food, superb service and cozy, romantic atmosphere. We will definitely make this one if our regular spots.

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JR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Authentic feeling French bistro with a ton of wonderful ambience. Professional and courteous staff, terrific Bethesda neighborhood location. Good, fairly priced French cuisine in a throwback bistro ambiance. Can be romantic or comfortable for good friends looking for an above average meal in an excellent setting.

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w
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Reports of this restaurant's revitalization are fake news. The dishes that came from the kitchen were lackluster. The owner spent our meal arguing loudly with her bank over the telephone from a few tables over. The wine we ordered was not in stock. So sad.

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