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L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4.9
7843 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 66 years. L'Auberge Chez François is the ideal spot to celebrate special moments, private parties, luncheons, weddings, and cooking demonstrations. Our menu is extensive and full of the flavors of Alsace and traditional French cuisine. Excellent food and service, attention to detail, and a casually elegant atmosphere are hallmarks that have made L'Auberge Chez François a Washington favorite! We hope that you will enjoy your visit with us. Should you not see your preferred time to dine with us, please call us at 703-759-3800.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 759-3800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Jacques E. Haeringer

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate life's special moments, weddings, corporate luncheons or dinners, holiday parties, or just want-to-party events in one of L"Auberge Chez François warm and inviting dining rooms or outside terrace. Specializing in offering complete menus, we can accommodate groups from 10-100 persons.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Vatty, Private Events Director: (888) 353-1665

  • Neighborhood

    Great Falls

  • Cross street

    Beach Mill Road

  • Parking details

    Self parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,843 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Birthday Lunch absolutely exquisite. Seating, service, food and ambience.
  2. R

    Reston

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Had out of town guests in and hadn't been to L'Auberge Chez Francois in years. The restaurant is beautiful inside and out, the service was great, but unfortunately the food was not. The trout and veal were quite dry which was a disappointment.
  3. BR

    BarryR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chez Francois is our favorite special occasion restaurant. I have been going first with my parents since the 1960s to the original location and subsequently to their current location. I even took my high school prom date in 1967 for our pre prom dinner. The food has been consistently outstanding throughout the entire time. This was the first time I ever brought a bottle of wine-a 1982 Bordeaux-and they couldn’t have been more gracious in dealing with the old cork and decanting the wine.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant since the early’80’s never disappoints. Wonderful food, impeccable service and comfortable ambiance. Loved it!
  5. g

    gloria

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for many, many years. We've always had excellent experiences. We will be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Great wine list.
  7. C

    foodConnoisseur

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to dine at L'Auberge since 2019, and it was indeed wonderful. I think that they have separated the tables more or perhaps decreased the tables in the dining rooms and spread diners out over more of the space in the building. Whatever the case, the room we were in was full but very quiet and pleasant. The food was still excellent. I'm sure that we will begin to dine there more frequently again.
  8. HP

    HariP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very loud diner in the back with a voice which filled the whole dining space was a nuisance. There was a switching of the main dish between tables, corrected when pointed out. Service is a bit slow. The food, as usual, is excellent. Of course, it's not cheap. Dinner for two, with an aperitif and a glass of wine came to (with a 20% tip) several hundred dollars. The experience is for a special occasion, like Thanksgiving or a birthday. The portions are generous, and the management serves a complimentary glass of champagne.
  9. T

    Theatre

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving. The main course turkey wasn’t very good.
  10. TG

    TerryG

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect Thanksgiving dinner! The inn was decorated; the tables spaces far apart and the service was exemplary.
  11. G

    Gustie80

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous Thanksgiving at L'Auberge Chez Francois! The restaurant was beautifully decorated, the service was perfect, and the food delicious. Thank you!
  12. SF

    SusanF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant for a date or special celebration. Like everywhere, prices have gone up, but I still felt the experience was worth it. Top notch service as always.
  13. BC

    BillC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'Auberge has been a favorite for many years, particularly for special occasions. This year we celebrated our anniversary, and it lived up to expectations in making the evening special. The food, drink and service were all wonderful.
  14. DC

    DCOrbiter

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit. We celebrated a birthday with a nice lunch. Good cocktails, amazing bread with some kind of cheese mixture, and then the prix fixe menu yielded a delightful tomato basil soup as an amuse bouche, sausage and bacon wrapped scallops over beans / lobster bisque for appetizers (bisque was “best ever” and the sausage/beans were great for cold weather - the bacon wrapped scallop was a tiny little thing), beef bourguignon / salmon for entrees (beef was a huge portion and served over spaetzle, salmon tasted fresh), and chocolate soufflé desserts. It was entirely too much food and we ate every bit of it. The restaurant is charming and ambience was “meh” given sparse attendance but a few loud talkers. Service from everyone was top notch. It’s a premium experience and one for which we’ll return.
  15. S

    Sherri

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was excellent! This restaurant is definitely more about service and ambience. The food is average.
  16. P

    Pasquale

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as was the service. The ambience was perfect for a quiet evening with my wife. We will definitely return soon. It is perfect for a special occasion
  17. D

    Dontaskformuch

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not much to say for consistently one of the best restaurants in the DC area! Always well don.
  18. s

    shacker

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Alsatian restaurant. Top notch service, food, ambiance. Beautiful locale.
  19. p

    pleased

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely room with lots of light, a high ceiling, and a fireplace. Charming service and, as always, a delightful and delicious meal.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at L'Auberge was an amazing experience. Highly recommend!
  21. JM

    JohnM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant! Excellent food, service and ambiance
  22. FP

    FreddyPIII

    Washington DC

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Always love visiting Chez François, service was wonderful. We had a few wonderful dishes and some lacked flavor and were cold when arrived. The onion soup was really disappointing and the beef Wellington was soggy and cold although the meat itself was tender and cooked perfectly. The French fries were wonderful. The bouillabaisse was full of seafood but the broth had little flavor. I loved the cottage cheese and garlic bread. The soufflé was the best I have ever had I just wish the sauces were warm. The chocolate at the end were rich and delicious. I wish the espresso maker was working because it would have been a great end to the meal. I always feel a Caesars salad should use romaine. And the blue cheese salad had very little flavor with the dressing and for the up charge should have had more blue cheese. We had a wonderful night. Thank you.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for years, always mostly for dinner, sometimes for wine events or brunch events. This was the first time we had lunch and for the first time we felt as if our courses were rushed. Still, the food and service were great and we will return, just not for lunch.
  24. K

    Kitty

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I asked my tenderloin was cooked with no pink. It was medium rare. I don’t blame the server, but something went wrong there. It makes me sick to see the pink, so very important NOT to do that to me. My husband ate most of it though, and to him it was good. I would not mention it here, but chefs need to know….sometimes there is a real reason for no pink.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! L’auberge Chez Francois!!! The most incredible French restaurant I’ve ever been to. The food here is indescribably delicious, the service impeccable, and the atmosphere like a warm hug. My new favorite place. Be assured that I will be returning many more times.
  26. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was great! The food is fantastic! Can’t wait to go again
  27. L

    Luvtogoout

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love Chez Francois. We try to go every month or so. Food is wonderful and the servers are so attentive and professional. We already have a reservations for December.
  28. f

    fallschurchmom

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a lovely birthday lunch celebrating my mom’s 80th! Excellent, attentive but not intrusive service. Very enjoyable experience.
  29. RM

    RobertM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For the past 30 years, L'Auberge Chez Francois has been the restaurant for our special celebrations. The service is impeccable, the food exceeds all expectations, and you always leave better than you arrived. Tucked in a small neighborhood in Great Falls, you would be hard pressed to find a more secluded and romantic spot for such an exquisite dining experience. Not only is this one of the best restaurants I have ever visited, but it is the consummate DC dining experience. Chateaubriand for two, escargot, seafood, Alsatian dishes....L'Auberge creates each dish with precision, expertly seasoned and perfectly cooked. The beef literally melts in your mouth, and the seafood is always fresh. The meal is an experience, taking place is a cozy dining room heated by fireplaces and subtlety decorated to make you feel like you have arrived in a French Alsatian home. You are comfortable, well served and definitely well fed. Without doubt, L'Auberge would get six stars from me, if Yelp would allow. While it is a pricey meal, you will not regret your investment in this amazing culinary journey. If you haven't been to L'Auberge Chez Francois, it is time to make your reservation now! I mean right now.... Bon appétit !!
  30. FC

    FoodieCY

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat! Food and service was outstanding. Samy, our server, was amazing!
  31. AK

    AmyK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Made for a perfect place to celebrate a birthday.
  32. LK

    LisaK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about our dining experience. It had been years since we had dined here but we won’t wait that long for the next time! We had chateau briand for two. It was fabulous. We also appreciated the sommelier’s recommendation for a wine that complimented everyone’s meal choices. Really great choice.
  33. CM

    CarolineM

    Boise

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a treat. This recent lunch was better than ever.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  35. v

    vadiner14

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best food in town, even for lunch, L'Auberge Chez Francois is simply exquisite. It's the perfect place for a special occasion or just to get together with good friends.
  36. JA

    JAMESM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. The wine was even better. Very much enjoyed our 51st anniversary dinner.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in DC. Everyone is always so nice and I love going to a french inn for dinner. I highly recommend.
  38. AA

    AshrafA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aside from the excellent food & food choices, I especially liked the quite atmosphere where you can enjoy a pleasant conversation with the folks at the table. So many restaurants these days offer excellent food & service but are way too noisy! Bravo L’ Auberge Chez François I had a wonderful time!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like stepping into Europe. Light and elegant food that is prepared well and doled out expertly by genuinely happy and helpful people.
  40. C

    Chester

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Food, ambiance, service - all tops! Entire staff professional and courteous - all at our service. Our group had a round corner table, and because the restaurant was not noisy, we were able to enjoy conversations across the table. A most memorable and happy time to celebrate our special occasions. Highly recommend L'Auberge Chez Francois!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 7843 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for L'Auberge Chez Francois

332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, VA 22066

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Beach Mill Road

  • Neighborhood

    Great Falls

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–1:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Self parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jacques E. Haeringer

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 759-3800

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate life's special moments, weddings, corporate luncheons or dinners, holiday parties, or just want-to-party events in one of L"Auberge Chez François warm and inviting dining rooms or outside terrace. Specializing in offering complete menus, we can accommodate groups from 10-100 persons.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Vatty, Private Events Director: (888) 353-1665

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