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Le Vieux Logis

4.4
460 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
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 460 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KiranP (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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vipJayCee (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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vipTraveler (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 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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JulieK (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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Dinner (Washington DC)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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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vipseahull (Washington DC)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipluvfood2eat (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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Chief (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipJanet (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipPJMJ (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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vipOpolis (Washington DC)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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

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vipNobodySpecial (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipGreek1 (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Years dinner!

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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vipfoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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Lunalovegood (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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Margot (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

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vipDeCe (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  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!

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vipGrandpa (Washington DC)
4.0  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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vipSachy (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipBelugui (Caribbean)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  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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