About Le Vieux Logis

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.

7925 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:

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

Dinner:

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


Closed: Mondays

Cross Street:
Auburn Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 652-6816

Website:
http://levieuxlogisrestaurantmd.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet for dinner guest.

Executive Chef:
Christian Gautrois

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Le Vieux Logis Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Special Occasion (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (21)
Authentic (20)
Cozy (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (8)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 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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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great New Years dinner!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We ordered from the prefix menu and every thing was tasty, well prepared, and well worth the price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was my second holiday visit in as many years, and while some staff has changed, the food and service were still superb. The atmosphere is quiet and the clientele is generally older. We enjoyed the pork shanks, the crispy duck orange, and the sole meuniere as well as hearty onion soups and delicious and decadent desserts. The staff is quietly attentive and thankfully does not question if you are enjoying your meal - it goes without saying that you are!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Only complaint was fixed price menu was priced at $68 per person, which we thought was a bit pricey.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We hadn't been there in years. It was better than I remembered it before, the dining room, although full, was pleasantly quiet, the service was excellent. The food was great, especially the Lobster Bisque. I wish they would pay slightly closer attention to the request for "low salt" on the entrees, but other than that, it was really great and we will return soon!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had the Prix Fixe lunch and were very satisfied. There were several choices and we made different selections. Each of the courses were nicely prepared, and nicely flavored or spiced, so the kitchen did an overall good job and produced a very satisfying meal and was great value for money.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Traditional French cooking and service. The food is excellent -- and the staff is outstanding. I always feed special when I go to this restaurant. In addition to the regular menu there is a prix fixe menu and a daily special menu.
Whether it is a celebration or just an evening to treat yourself well, this is the place to go.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Exquisite and authentic French food! Service was slow, but the quality of the food made everything worth waiting for. Good wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We have dined here since 1980 and through several changes in ownership. The decor is lovely, the tables are widely spaced and the formal white table cloth settings set the proper tone.

The food is classically French and well done. The boudin blanc and the choucroute are wonderful winter meals. The duck confit was excellent, but the lobster bisque was bland. The desserts are very appealing and done with real artistry.

The service was attentive but not intrusive. It was so nice to dine in a refined location where one could have a quiet conversation with table partners.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

A disappointment. Salmon was almost inedible. Salmon! Hard to ruin! Almost impossible to get the bill after 2 hours at restaurant. Even after we pointed out that our parking meter was about to expire. Prices far too high for mediocre quality.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious butternut soup with mushrooms and delectable chicken, seasoned to pass Tom Sietsima's palate!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is an old gem hidden in an old neighborhood. Authentic French cooking with an old French decor. Love all the dishes that include from appetizer to dessert. The fixed price lunch and dinner is worth trying. Happy to have found a neat French restaurant nearby and will revisit this quaint place again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were delighted with our dining experience. We have been coming to this restaurant for many years, and although it has changed hands the overall quality has not suffered.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I love Le Vieux Logis. The food, service and ambiance are always good. This past Saturday was no exception. My husband had the fried oysters and the lobster fricassee and I had the duck terrine and the red snapper. All of the food was delicious! It was a warm and cozy meal on a cold night - perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I dined here with my 89 year old father-in-law. It was very easily accessible for a walker or wheelchair. The ambiance was very sweet and cozy. The staff were very attentive, polite and caring. Very old school charm. The food was deliscious. I loved that there was parking available. I appreciated the coat check. I give it 4.5 stars...

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent French restaurant. Best onion soup in the city. I have been taking my grandchildren (they are well-behaved) there for years and they now love French food (escargots!).

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great hospitality from everyone from start to finish. Quiet and comfortable. You don't have to yell when having a conversation. Food was good along with a good wine selection. A little expensive. Seem to have a lot of regulars.
Will go again, enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was excellent. However, our waitress never smiled. The woman manager was friendly and organized. It is a wonderful charming country French restaurant . Try the pate for an appetizer. The liver and snapper entrees are fabulous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was my birthday and since my husband is a rather picky eater, I checked out Le Vieux Logis and noted they have the real Dover sole. That was a sure hit for my husband. The food is excellent and very authentically French.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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