Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

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621 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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience in a cozy atmosphere.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I am from France and this place is the closest I have had to true French food. I will go back for sure. Only negative point is $9 for a double espresso is just pure rip off.

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WS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was fantastic! We look forward to a return visit soon. Merci!

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WG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danny is the best. He always make our time at Jacques so special. Thanks again.

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JP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice casual alternative to the main restaurant at L'Auberge Chez Francois. Excellent food. Great service.

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MA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

GREAT food, but very overpriced. Example : over 25 dollars for a bowl of beef stew. French restaurants in Annapolis MD 30 to 50 percent less expensive, with comparable quality.

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KE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around fantastic! The food and service were top notch and we ended our lovely afternoon sitting by the fire pit enjoying a glass of wine. Can’t wait to go back!

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DK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance were perfect. We tried the soufflés for dessert and they were melt in your mouth delicious. Overall, a superb experience.

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t
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance of a French auberge
Service and good are excellent

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LR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was wonderful as always and this is definitely a wonderful place for a special occasion but the server was definitely below the standard expected for this caliper of restaurant. He was completely unfamiliar with the menu and we had to point on the menu for everything we ordered. We ordered champagne (had to show him on the menu for Vueve Cliquot) and he brought out wine glasses instead of champagne flutes. Luckily, someone else on the wait staff caught it and corrected it before he started to pour.

All and all, we will be back as L'Auberge is a wonderful restaurant and I am remain a fan!

Update - 3/09/19 - I received a call from Jacques himself in response to this review. He apologized and let me know he had addressed the issue with the waiter promptly and that is not the level of quality of his restaurant. He was very clear that this was important to him and he was pleased that I took the time to write the review. After our conversation (which lasted more than 20 minutes), I received a call from his office manager who asked for my address so Jacque could send something to me in response to my review. I am traveling and away from home so I don't yet know what he sent but that was definitely an above and beyond response to an overall positive review. I will definitely be back!

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BE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to 2 events at L'Auberge in the last few days...one a private wine tasting reception, and one a Birthday Bruch in the Brasserie...both (in their own way) were superb! Excellent food and service, and a very welcoming host. Thank you to all...

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v
Jackson Hole
8 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful evening with warm service and delicious food. Highly recommend!

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VK
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always!!!!! Absolutely our very favorite place in Northern Virginia. Friendly, scrumptious, and overall fantastic.

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M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food; great service. same menu as "upstairs" in an a la carte mode;

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l
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First time trying the crab cake. Delicious. 👍 Love the Grand Marnier soufflé.

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FA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, service and ambience in town! We have been going there for several years and it never disappoints. We take clients, friends and family there and its always fabulous food, personal service and a welcoming ambience. It is truly a one of kind gem right here in Great Falls, VA.

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SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Greeted with a welcoming feeling, service was amazing. We were there for brunch but we’re not rushed through our meal. Food was excellent would definitely return.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent drinks and meal, wonderful service we had a great time!

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C
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined in the brasserie. Quality of the Cuisine was excellent. Our server was wonderful & and had many excellent suggestions for us. My chair was very uncomfortable and I eventually asked for a pad for the chair. The desert which was the special of the day was excellent.

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JD
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely birthday dinner for my husband. We both loved the bread and French Onion soup appetizer. My husband ordered the trout and I ordered the salmon - both very good but not “outstanding” (perhaps a little plain?). We really enjoyed the array of vegetables served with our entrees. It was also very nice to bring a free dessert with a candle.

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jacques' Brasserie is fantastic. Quaint, yet elegant, it has wonderful ambiance. Without exception, everything served was gourmet. The staff was very accommodating and welcoming.

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LF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, food excellent. Great spot for my moms birthday. Must have the grand marnier soufflé

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c
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful evening with our good friends! The service & food were top notch! It was a little noisy at times which detracted somewhat from an otherwise wonderful evening! Would highly recommend to friends!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous

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JE
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gave my husband the bad news after we left that Jacques' Brasserie was my new favorite restaurant in Virginia!! Everything was absolutely delicious and we will definitely be back for our next special occasion!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Same outstanding quality we have come to expect from L’Auberge.

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h
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Servers were very nice, but very slow. Had to keep asking for coffee refills and they were slow despite not being busy. Never got a spoon for coffee. Pizza was served cold on a hot plate. They bright it back to kitchen to reheat, but by then we were not hungry. Had to move tables because of very “loud talker” across small room, but that was not the fault of the restaurant. Disappointing overall. Was very good did brunch downstairs in January. Winter cider mimosa no longer on menu :(.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and they went the extra mile to make me feel special. The service was amazing, food was delicious.

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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for us

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NR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to L'Auberge Chez Francois for 40 years now. My husband and I celebrate out anniversary every year since our first anniversary. Up until the past two years, we would go to the restaurant upstairs but now we enjoy the brasserie. I have brought friends for dinner for special birthdays. The service is superb and the food consistently excellent.

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, food and service
The Lobster Bisque was amazing, the trout was excellent and the desert of creme brule was heavenly

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g
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is quaint and not oppressive, the best part is by far the staff - all of them are friendly, courteous, attentive and charming, it’s worth a visit just to meet them! I ate on the lighter side and it was delicious, especially the bouillabaisse. Slightly noisier than normal owing to a birthday lunch, but this added an air of festivity and was not a distraction. But seriously, the staff are the best.

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RP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

As always stepping into the Brasserie is a pleasure, like coming home and planning on a good meal. Last visit, started with cocktails, great, shared a bucket of muscles with frites, delicious, ordered main course absolutely marvelous, finished with chez Francois's fabulous soufle for dessert. Service, Ambience and great food leaves one with sublime satisfaction.

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SH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Roquefort Salad and Bouillabaisse was fantastic as was the Seafood Pasta in Lobster Sauce.

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LV
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Had a Sat. brunch there and food was great as was the service.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service!

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EA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fantastic service fantastic on Beyonce wonderful food and wonderful drinks

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BV
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was pouring rain the day my daughter-in-law and I visited Jacques' Brasserie, but once inside we relaxed and enjoyed a leisurely lunch. It was a perfect day for hot mulled wine or spiced cider, and their delicious beef bourguignon was the ultimate comfort food. If only it included more spaetzle! Bread pudding and an opulent chocolate tart rounded out the lunch. The young server did everything right, and being able to talk in a quiet room was a treat. In terms of cost, this is the place to go if you're looking for one or two courses; if you want more, I'd opt for one of the upstairs dining rooms.

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W
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A very pleasant, informal space to enjoy a tasty, well prepared meal - the food quality and preparation each were excellent, the service a bit on the slow side, but not unacceptably so. We dined there late on a Sunday afternoon, and likely through a combination of the weather and the government shutdown, did not have to contend with a crowd - nice to have a good meal and pleasant conversation.

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m
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Great food and service

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