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Le Vieux Logis

4.6
496 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
What 496 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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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