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L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
4.9
7859 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 44 times today
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Private dining

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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 7,859 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Overall

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Service

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

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  1. c

    cider

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience; service and food perfect! Will return
  2. E

    Epicure

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Full meal served at lunch, including amuse bouche, appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert so quite a lot of food is offered. Amuse bouche was a bit of pea soup, and it was okay, but nothing special. Appetizers were okay. Boudin blanc probably the best of the three we tried. Salad was fresh, but uninspired. Entrees were very good, particularly the sea bass special. Desserts were well done and attractive. Service throughout was prompt and polite, but not stiff at all. High marks for the service. Restaurant decorated for the holidays and was quite pleasant. A fine place to go for a special lunch, but come hungry.
  3. GD

    GreatDane

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience every time we go…special occasions always!!!
  4. w

    wineanddine

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and ambiance. The meal was very good but I am not a vegetable eater and those on my plate were overcooked and limp. Other than that, I enjoyed the experience.
  5. j

    janice

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always this holiday luncheon was a treat. The food is always good and the service and atmosphere lovely. Highly recommend for any special occasion.
  6. J

    Judy

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as usual. Our server was excellent. Love coming to L’Auberge!
  7. JB

    JenniferB

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both out of this world. The portions were bigger than I was expecting. We walked out of there very full and satisfied.
  8. J

    Justacouple

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a disappointment, from booking to exiting the doors, another great experience.
  9. D

    Debbie

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was truly a wonderful dining experience. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious, and it was just a wonderful evening. A great way to celebrate a special occasion.
  10. RK

    ResaK

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was wonderful, definitely a special occasion location
  11. LP

    LuisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best romantic dinner, also business dinner or big celebration. Service immaculate, everything was timed perfectly, every dish was perfectly cooked. The filet mignon was like butter, could cut thru it with a dull plastic knife.
  12. e

    easterner1

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The specials were exceptional, particularly the beef Wellington. The holiday decorations were memorable. The waitstaff was terrific. Altogether, a five-star evening.
  13. TS

    TamaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This remains one of the finest restaurants in the world.
  14. E

    Enjoy

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service with great food
  15. C

    Cindy

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of 6 who used to go here regularly but we all moved away and decided to do a meet up at the restaurant - after 10 years. It did not disappoint - it was as great as when we used to go.
  16. KL

    KevinL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! A little pricy, but worth it for a special occasion.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

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

    Reston

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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.
  19. BR

    BarryR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    gloria

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

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

    TomW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were magnificent and the service was courteous and great overall. We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary there. L'Auberge is truly a special place! We had an unforgettable evening!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

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

    foodConnoisseur

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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.
  25. HP

    HariP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    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.
  26. T

    Theatre

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    TerryG

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    Gustie80

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    SusanF

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    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.
  30. BC

    BillC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    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.
  31. DC

    DCOrbiter

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    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.
  32. 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.
  33. P

    Pasquale

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 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
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. JM

    JohnM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant! Excellent food, service and ambiance
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 7859 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 44 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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