Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

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677 reviews
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Restaurants in Alsace traditionally have a formal main dining room as well as a casual dining room known locally as a weinstube or brasserie. At the brasserie, diners may enjoy traditional, hearty Alsatian dishes in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. These friendly establishments are immensely popular with Alsatians and visiting them is always the best part of my trips back to Alsace. I opened Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez François to bring the tastes and comforts of the Alsatian brasserie to Great Falls.

Chef Jacques Haeringer
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VB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As much as we love the restaurant, we’re particularly fond of the Brasserie. Food is wonderful, service is always great and Jacques has a friendly, comfortable vibe. Outdoor patio is lovely and indoor dining is in a charming, French country inn ambience. Overall, a great spot for a special location or everyday dining.

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RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We haven’t been back for several years because we were disappointed. The food was much improved this time and will be back at least one more time.

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R
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster salad with orange, grapefruit and vanilla was incredible!

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DP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always warm hospitality, best food in town and European ambience! When I am at L’Auberge I always feel transported to a European experience. The wait staff is exceptionally professional, warm and not stuffy!! It’s a wonderful experience!

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OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We hadn't been for lunch in a long time and it is well worth the trip. The food is consistently good with very professional staff. Jacques is a very pleasant and quiet room downstairs that gets good sunlight.

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v
Jackson Hole
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinner with wonderful service and delicious food. The wait staff is professional and friendly and the service is not rushed. The food is consistently fantastic. Highly recommend!

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PM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Chez Francois formula for dining applied in a more casual setting. The food is unchanged in decades (still excellent) so quite predictable. Some may say this is a bug, I say it's a feature. The Haeringer family has been doing what they do the only way they know how to do it for decades, and it shows. It's like finding your favorite old pair of jeans in the back of the closet, putting them on and finding they still fit perfectly.

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OT
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable dining experience! Great menu and outstanding service.

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w
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels were delicious, garlicy and served up on a nice platter. For dinner, I was very much looking forward to the Beef Bourguignon and it definitely did not disappoint! Finally, the raspberry soufflé was light, fluffy, and the raspberry coulis sauce that was served with, over, and in it was very good as well! The Service was efficient but they didn't make us feel rushed in any way! The Brasserie has an almost Victorian feel to it, with the small bar area outfitted in Red Wallpaper, and mini chandelier's above and across the bar area. We really enjoyed our experience and look forward to returning again!

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent as always!

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MZ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visit to the brasserie. The service is always a joy. The food Is always very well prepared and arrives at the right temperature for the food . You always know you will be very pleased with your whole dining experience

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GL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was super good and prepared to perfection. Our waiter was super nice and personable. The only (little) negative thing was we were sitting beside a table with 3 kids what made it a bit noisy. The kid were very well behaved . But kids will be kids. so no big deal

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JG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great intimate Alsatian garden for happy hour and outdoor dining.

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N
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place feels like you are out in French country side, tucked away from the city hustle and bustle. Their food and service is outstanding

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic—as always

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E
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Inexperienced waitress, small servings
Will need to go upstairs for what you’d expect at Chez Francois
Learned you can order ala carte upstairs which was why we chose downstairs at Brasserie
Maybe Tues is Jacques’ evening off
Patio available on beautiful night which is fine, just off putting to have whimpering babies and men in sweat pants /shorts

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OT
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dining outside. As always, a pleasure to dine at Jacques.

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LV
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Great place to celebrate my birthday!

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JM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great as always - the only issue was there was a table of six in the middle of the room that was incredibly loud. They spoke very loud so others needed to speak loud and the room was the loudest we had seen it before. This was not the restaurants fault in any way and once that group finished, it was much more enjoyable.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The relaxed feel and caring service make this a wonderful place to enjoy a weeknight out. The burger was spectacular as always!

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R
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience at Jacques is always excellent. Sitting outside when the weather is nice is a treat. Their garden is very quaint and well done. Jacques has become our go-to spot! Highly recommend!!!

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not a big restaurant so it’s best for 1 or 2 couples !

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JT
Washington DC
220 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got up this morning and thought today is a good day for Jacques' Brasserie. Any day is. I could spend hours there. I already had planned in my head what I was going to get. Jacques' is beautiful, cozy and welcoming. We walked in to a greeting from Danny, we adore him. He already knew our drinks, the Pumpkin Spiced White Russian for me. I'm so happy they added this drink to the menu. My husband loves the Sage Cape Cod. We cannot get enough of the cottage cheese spread with garlic toast. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted but today I changed it up. I got the French toast and I'm happy I did. It had almost a burlee texture. It had fresh berries and Virginia maple syrup. My husband got one of his favorite things, the omelet with country ham, spinach and goat cheese. The food is always wonderful. The couple next to us picked Jacques' Brasserie to celebrate their 68th anniversary. It is a perfect place to celebrate.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Never fails to exceed expectations, and the place I go for all my special dinner occasions.

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A
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and food was delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed! Our absolute favorite restaurant in northern Virginia.

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D
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The restaurant is so noisy I would hesitate going back

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JL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is excellent. The portions are decent without being overwhelming. The waiters are well trained. There is a garden which appears to be pleasant, but a bit too cold on the night we were there. My guest wanted to eat inside.

We ate early at 6pm on a Sunday. The noise level was subtle at first. However, by the time a rather small and crowded dining room cellar filled after appetizers and drinks, you had to strain to hear a guest speak who sat across from you. Keep this in mind, if you are trying to dine quietly.

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T
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well. What can you say about the Brasserie. It was a beautiful day. The service is alway tremendous. The food is consistently great.
I almost hate to tell everyone how special it is....you might make it difficult for me to get a table. It’s why we go at least once a month.

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RP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As always Chez Francois will meet expectations for any diner. Food, Service, Atmosphere are wrapped into a neat bundle of satisfaction. Yesterdays lunch of their filet mignon burger with frites topped off with a world class souffle was pure joy.

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CF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, as always. Magnefique

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Jacques's Brasserie for dinner this week. Having only been to L'Auberge Chez Francois previously, we were pleasantly rewarded with the cozy, rustic charm of the surroundings and delicious culinary offerings from the kitchen. The house special was savory and left just enough room for a cup of coffee with Jacques's grand mere's bread pudding, a mouth watering treat. the sirloin was cooked to perfection and paired well with Lost Rhino IPA, followed by an old-time favorite Grand Marnier souffle. Of course, the dining experience would be nothing without the welcoming, attentive service of the staff, including Jacques, who made us feel like personal guests in their own home. We will definitely return.

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a
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always! Love the bread assortment with the ricotta cheese. Standout dishes are the charcuterie board, French onion soup (best ever), escargot, sweetbread; the trout, beef tenderloin, choucroute. For me, the veal scallopini with ham was a tad too salty.
We always order the plum tart, which is the perfect combination of fruit, crust, cinnamon ice cream and whipped cream. Also highly recommend the bread pudding.
Service is always attentive, professional and competent.

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K
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants for consistently excellent food and outstanding service. Jacques' is reminiscent of our favorite Alsatian restaurants. Great place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Jacques’ Brasserie for brunch. It especially nice, when weather is permitting, to sit outside on the terrace. Staff is always friendly and service is always above par.

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h
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful meal. We were not rushed. We were assisted with wine options and I was able to order the duck off of the upstairs menu thankfully. It would be great if duck confit were on the regular menu all the time. It looks like it is a Wednesday special downstairs. It would be nice to be able to try more of the wines to make a more informed choice. Everyone was very nice. We live this enchanted location in the Virginia woods.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the same. Great service and amazing menu.

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DW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a lovely meal with impeccable service.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the best restaurant to go to in our area! The food, servers and atmosphere are outstanding!

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a welcoming place to enjoy fabulous food on our anniversary!

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