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Le Vieux Logis

4.5
478 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
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:

Resevations -- Wednesday - Friday 11:30 - 3:00pm

Dinner:

Resevations -- Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


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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Parking details
Complimentary valet for dinner guest.
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Mother's Day at Le Vieux Logis: We will be serving a seasonal 3-course menu with choices designed by Executive Chef Christian from 11:30 am to 8:45 pm for $62 per person and children 12 years and under $30.00
Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 478 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful, as always

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We enjoy Vieux Logis. Dependably good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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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2.0Dined on March 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wonderful spot with authentic food. More casual than formal atmosphere - but GOOD food! Always wonderful service. Will be back, as usual...

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Food was superb, service a little slow. Great location. Overall very good experience, will go again.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Went on a quiet weekday night. Excellent service, excellent food, very quiet. Snails, Artisan salad, duck and mango vacherine were all superb as was the Pinot Noir. Would recommend to friends. And, they did not nudge us out even though we were the last to leave.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Greetings were good. We were looking forward to an excellent evening but we’re disappointed after we got our appetizer before our drinks. We had to remind the waiter that we ordered drink. That was upsetting but after the drink mishap things went smooth. Food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine's Day. The food was excellent but the service was a little slow.
Nice ambiance with quiet live music in the background.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyable. Booth seating not that comfortable for an above average height male.

Not as quaint as I thought but will definitely return

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Open table is sending this email to the wrong person. My name is not katzen

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Dinner was very good. The dover sole was our first choice but priced at $54 it was too $.
We waited patiently to order dessert and when we finally did we found out that selection was no longer offered and should not have been on the menu - very disappointing! All in all it was excellent though!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and a very comfortable setting in which to eat it. I heartily endorse Le Vieux Logis.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant was very disorganized. We ordered drinks and they never came. We had to remind the waiter. We had several waiters who all seemed very disinterested from beginning to end, and it hard to get their attention. The plates were served to the wrong people. We will not go back again.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great French cuisine adapted to American taste here and there! Talented chef!

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was just fair. Lobster bisque soup was very disappointing and the salmon was just ok. Corner seating is weird as person in one corner looks right at people at next table.

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Poor service at a mediocre place. I went here for my Wedding Anniversary with my wife and two teenage daughters, during Bethesda Restaurant Week, and we all had the Prix Fixe menu. The food might have been OK, but was delivered haphazardly and cold. 2 hours and 45 minutes to get out, and my wife gave up on waiting for the last of our dessert and walked out (some anniversary?), while I waited a miserable 40 minutes more to get out of that place.

Flavors in my Salmon Croustillant (Crepe) were good, but the texture was bad - the crepe was dry and tough, and difficult to cut. And once cut, the salmon inside had been squeezed out like a yoghurt tube. And did I say cold and overcooked... Other food was OK, although my blue cheese (Stilton, Gorgonzola, Cambozola) loving daughter rejected the Camembert terrine, as it tasted like cream cheese. And what was up with canned olives plated with the Patê?

The dessert was a fiasco. Three of us received dessert about 20 minutes after the man course was cleared, which was already a long wait considering we ordered the desserts with our meal. But my daughters Crepe Suzette was missing for another 30 minutes after that - 50 minutes after our last plate had been cleared. And it was horrible - cold crepe with lukewarm sauce on a plate that was burning hot - clearly they put the cold plate on a gas burner after finding it sitting in the kitchen somewhere. Very bitter flavor and again a tough (and cold) crepe meant this was a complete disaster - and half our party gave up before delivery. Complete antithesis of a Crepe Suzette - which should be finished preparation (with flaming sauce) at the table, and eaten immediately.

In case you are wondering, although this was a Friday night, the place was only half occupied, so that's not a reason for the poor service.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We met friends for lunch and were pleasantly surprised to see it was Bethesda Restaurant Week that made the $25 three course meal amazing--both for price AND taste. We had delicious food and good service. Stayed two hours and no one asked us to leave. We enjoy this restaurant that is totally pleasant and comfortable.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Noise was not a problem here. Easy to talk to my party. It was a Thursday night, restaurant week, not packed. Food artistically presented and tasted very good.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Went there for Bethesda Magazine restaurant wee. A great selection. Had not been there in many many years but will return again.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

We had an outstanding lunch during Restaurant Week - great classic French cuisine. They offer fantastic value and the menu was varied and interesting. Also the service is professional and unobtrusive.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My wife and I have been talking about Le Vieux Logis for some time and finally went for the first time. My wife really enjoys French food and we were not disappointed. The meal was delicious -- including appetizer, salad, fish soup and our two entrees, duck and chicken breast. The service on the other hand was spotty and very so/so, beginning with the coat check "boy" and inattentive waiter. The ambiance was very nice and conducive to quiet conversation.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

First time back since it changed owners. Food was the same-passable but nothing special. The service was terrible. The waitstaff spends a lot of time talking with each other, huddled up by the “bar” and pay little attention to the customers. No one inquired if we were satisfied with the food. The hostess (owner?) disappeared and perhaps the staff left to their own devices aren’t professional enough to work without supervision. Or perhaps the new owner just lets them do what they want. They were all older men, maybe long time employees who have gotten slow and lazy. When we went out to the valet for the car, we had to describe it since he doesn’t give a ticket like everywhere else. It was raining and we stood without cover in the rain awhile he brought the wrong car. Then he realized ours was in a lot across the street. We grabbed the key and ran for it. Won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

a lovely dinner. We shared appetizers and desserts around wonderful entrees.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

I love this place. The staff are quiet and professional, the food is authentic and delicious. We had a wonderful 3-hour dinner, with no pressure, no pushing us out the door, just a lovely French meal and time to chat. Thanks again to the staff and management, who obviously care about what they do.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

We went here on NYE for our anniversary. The food was solid. Vegetarian options were sparse that night ( we emailed and called ahead) but it was NYE. We understood it would be a plate of what was a limited menu that night.

Cozy atmosphere, nice for a special date. The music (violin but w/ amp) was just a bit too much for this intimate space that night. If you’re not a vegetarian or vegan we recommend it without reservation and we plan to go again. Very good food and wine list and personable/attentive service without being intrusive.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Years dinner!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Chef is a genius. Warm and friendly. Huge drinks. Fantastic night out.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and ambiance for New Years Eve. Food was a pre fix menu and delicious. I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Love the quiet, cozy, intimate ambiance and the food never disappoints.

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