Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

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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
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary experience!

MN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jacques is always a great experience. It was particularly nice on a Sunday night where it was more quiet than usual. Food, service, and ambiance were as good as always.

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

Another perfect evening at Jacques'. The service and food are always impeccable, never rushed and always gracious. We're regulars.

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

It's always a pleasure to come to this place. We love it. It was our 5th time (french people living in DC)

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

Danny and his Brasserie team do an outstanding job!! Thank you!!

LK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. Will return soon. Proud of my Alsatian heritage, I enjoy the pleasurable taste of my
Grandfather's youth.

L
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a 5-star restaurant all round! Delicious food, great setting, and superb service.

s
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb brunch! Love the new expansion of their outdoor patio. What a beautiful setting.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Lots of kids running around patio today - not bad kids just noise and running around detracted from the peaceful ambience you normally get on the outside patio.

Still a great experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful. Gorgeous setting for outside dining. Very French. Everything is delicious and made with love. Staff are outstanding.

N
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The usual excellent food for value( crowded, noisy, but it was a Saturday night. Service missed a beat on dessert menus/ordering, but it was busy and apologies accepted.

BJ
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner recently to celebrate a birthday at Jacques' Brasserie in Great Falls. The setting is lovely, especially the intimate brasserie seating and pleasant outdoor area, though the high temps and humidity kept us indoors on this visit. Service was professional and courteous, without being intrusive. L'Auberge and its Brasserie focus on locally sourced ingredients, with this season's sweet tomatoes the offering du jour. I had the tomato soup that was rich, velvety, and filled with flavor without the need for a cream base. My husband added chunks of fresh tomatoes grown on L'Auberge's property to his garden salad. My rainbow trout was served in perfectly prepared filets accompanied by vegetables braised to perfection. My husband's chicken dish was also a hit. Desserts included one of the Brasserie's signature soufflés and a seasonal tarte aux pommes. We dined early, which proved to be advantageous as the noise volume increased as the table filled to the point where we had to join the rest of the throng in shouting across the table to be heard. It was definitely a fine place to celebrate the occasion.

N
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, as always, on the patio.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely! Outdoor on a perfect day, great waiter, great food, casual setting. Loved it!

FV
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new outdoor patio at the Brasserie is beautiful!

m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our neighborhood restaurant and our favorite. Now there are more options for dining, from very relaxed to more formal. Love the changes outside on the patio and can't get any fresher than the robust garden.

JN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You would have to be a fool to pick the noisy, overpriced, overcrowded and overvalued chain restaurants in Reston Town Center when you have this jewel of a restaurant with an unbeatable location, amazing food, top notch wine list and the most competent and friendly wait staff in the region. And all at the same or better price than most of the Reston Town Center.

T
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for a charming atmosphere and excellent food. Excellent find in country setting.

N
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of life has gone up another notch or more since Jacques' Brasserie came along a few years ago. We have a consistently excellent Parisian experience at our doorstep. The food is superb -- don't think of missing Papa's Bouillabaisse -- the service professional and welcoming; the dining room warm and cheery; and the grounds lovely. Indeed the whole setting is full of charm.

JG
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

There was a customer smoking in the parking lot close to our table. That was annoying.

The curcieture appetizer should have been served with toast. It was not. Waiter should have brought bread with the curcieture. He did not.

GO
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a fantastic meal, as usual, on the patio. The food, service, and weather were all fantastic!

j
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Jacques about ten times and it never fails. Food is great. Knowledgeable servers and wonderful drinks/wine. Creative and well prepared French bistro cooking. We will be back many times to come

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Too crowded but excellent

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great birthday dinner here. Ordered the Roquefort salad, chicken breast, and plum tart. All were delicious. My husband loved his salmon and onion soup. I enjoyed it as much as a dinner upstairs at Le Auberge Chez Francois, although it is a much more casual experience of course.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It will become our tradition to delicious dining out in the peaceful wonderful garden atmosphere.

ML
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location for birthday lunch Excellent food, service and ambiance Love the new awning over patio

Thanks for the birthday pavlova

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience on the patio in the evening is wonderful!

JT
Washington DC
239 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Jacques' and this was the perfect ending to our weekend. Jacques' is very special to us. My husband had a birthday this past weekend. We go a lot to Jacques especially for brunch but today we opted for a late lunch. I started with the French onion soup which was wonderful. Very bold broth. I also had one of my favorite things in life, the roquefort tart. I got the special vegetable of the day which was different and I really enjoyed it - the corn casserole which was baked with cheese. I got a side of the vegetables (carrots, potatoes and green beans), all fresh. Beautiful vegetables. My husband got the seafood pasta and ended with the raspberry soufflé. I was happy they sent over a dessert for his birthday as well. The meringue over ice cream is AMAZING! I love when someone has a birthday so I can have some. We love this restaurant.

J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brasserie is quiet, elegant, and romantic!

j
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great French bistro food in a relaxed and casual setting on an outdoor patio. This is the more relaxed version of the white tablecloth Auberge upstairs with food just as well prepared. Great wine list

GO
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner on the patio. Both the food and the weather were great! Enjoyed the appetizers, especially the tomato salad, the seafood, and the souffles. It's great for quiet conversation.

YD
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was a very busy Friday night with a big party outside. Service was not as attentive as we have come to appreciate. We had to inquire about our wine order which was not brought to us and had to ask for our bill which took a long time to come. Food was delicious.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we enjoyed the amazing food, great wine and especially our gracious, friendly hosts from the maitre’ de, our waiter, the support staff and Sommelier. The Brasserie feels like our home away from home

IA
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was the same as upstairs, excellent. Plus, you could have a smaller meal because it was ala carte. However, the rathskeller decor and close proximity of the tables inside made it noisy and not very private. We had some folks at the next table who compensated by talking loudly and abrasively, which detracted from our dinner. So I would only use the covered patio, weather permitting, if you go there.

The service was generally good, but a bit slow and confused at times. However, we prenotified that this was a special occasion but there was no acknowlegement at any time when we were there.

MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant staff, service, ambiance and food are just amazing! You truly feel you stepped into a French Countryside Restaurant. A Special Treat and cannot wait to return for another Wonderful Experience!!

t
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been disappointed

LS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the new patio!! A great spot for brunch or dinner. The food is consistently fantastic. Anything you order will arrive perfectly cooked. Right now the gardens are overflowing with perfect tomatoes. Chef is usually there running between the kitchen and the garden to serve the freshest produce grown on the premises. The service always compliments the fabulous cuisine.

k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Charming brasserie with excellent food in what seems like the middle of the country. The outdoor dining area is beautiful.

DJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent - we had the beef bourguignon and medallions of beef tenderloin at our table and all four of us cleaned our plates the food was so good. The service was also very good. We will definitely return and highly recommend.

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