Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

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French
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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OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful ambience for catching up with friends!

P
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten before upstairs, but this was the first time in the Brasserie, wanting a more casual experience. The food is the same (except for the hamburger and Alsatian "pizza"), the service is the same, the wine is the same. In fact, it's as superb as upstairs, except it's a la carte and the atmosphere is breezy, a little loud, but otherwise warm and cozy. Our 80+ year old parents loved it and so did we. We're already looking forward to our return.

BD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very responsive and sensitive to our needs and the food was delicious. It was an excellent way to have a quiet conversation and a great meal in a pleasant environment.

OT
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service

D
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always please. The food is outstanding as is the service. Love this gem.

LT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dinner at the Brasserie is always a nice evening out! Pam, the bartender, is awesome and the wait staff is superb. Always consistently delicious!

EH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the cozy environment

OT
Washington DC
139 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine a Jacques. Always, great food and service.

D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Francois has been a family destination for 25 years, but the Brasserie is perfect for those nice luncheons with friends and family. My daughter and I celebrate the day after Christmas here and it never disappoints!

DW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to deliver - we enjoyed another delicious meal at the Brasserie Jacques.

CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Friday special, Lobster Thermidor. It was outstanding.

j
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a wonderful treat to dine at Chez François up or downstairs.

CC
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A holiday delight to have dinner in this cozy french bistro. Attentive service and delicious food. Go early if you need to be able to have a conversation. When the place fills up, it is pretty loud in there.
A great place to celebrate!

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely go to spot for our family milestones! Service is impeccable!

ES
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at the Brasserie! Was there with a friend this time, but go often with my husband. It is our favorite place!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is truly outstanding. They could use better chairs.

N
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You were very crowded Sunday, which undoubtedly made things a bit slow but your staff is so attentive and warm normally that we would not criticize. I would say the omelets were a bit under-whelming. Not as flavorful as hoped. But frankly nothing could dampen my enthusiasm for your restaurant.

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was a wonderful experience, fine dining, fine service and great memories. Highly recommend.

EY
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a DYNAMITE RESTAURANT. hIGHLY RERCOMMENDED. Much more affordable than the upstairs L"Auberge Chez Francois.

DE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very cozy, nice restaurant with outstanding service and very good food.

CF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting a new school for my daughter

F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, food superb and service excellent!

BL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This birthday dinner was a five-star plus experience. My friend and I enjoyed THE BEST salmon dish we have ever eaten. The vegetables were perfect - cooked just to perfection. The garlic toast with the cottage cheese spread was wonderful to start our meal. (I wish I had the recipe.) The wine was perfect and the piece d'resistance was the meringue birthday delight, shared. Our server, Pat, could not have been nicer - so professional and gracious.
We had a WONDERFUL time and will be back!

N
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Though the establishment is a neighborhood fixture. Seems like the patrons and ambiance are all outdated. Felt like a nursing home rec room holiday party. The service was just okay. A clear difference between upstairs restaurant and downstairs bistro personnel. And worst of all the food was awful terrible and so overpriced for awful worse than diner food.

CD
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacques' Brasserie is just like a cafe in Alsace. Food is as good as the restaurant upstairs, and you don't have to order a five course meal. Highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Picked the brasserie because we had other plans that night and didn’t feel like spending 3 hours doing the full 4-5 course dinner at l’auberge chez Francois.
Still had very high expectations for the place. Food was average at best, presentation of it was very bad. Place was very loud, you definitely had to be close to yelling to hear the person across the table. Maybe the old drunk people next to us were the main reason but a couple behind us with a new born baby crying didn’t help either.
Also felt very rushed out of there, check was given while still eating dessert and attempted to take it 2 minutes later at which point I never had a chance to even look at it.
Overall very disappointed with the experience we had, we will have to give it another try upstairs and hope it’s better than Jacques brasserie.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

HL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quieter downstairs than Auberge and alacarte menu is a great choice!

J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th Wedding Anniversary!
Even though my husband and I were in NYC for the weekend to celebrate, our special occasion would not be the same without sharing it with L’Auberge. Our first anniversary was celebrated with you, all, Ana many, many more to follow.
Thanks for another meaningful memory!

Gratefully,
Lisa Jeanneret

GC
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great and delicious meal at the Brasserie! We always appreciate the high level of service and seeing our favorite servers again and again.

KH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and amazing food. One of my favorite places!

M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is excellent, from food to drinks to the service. A great experience!

TR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An extraordinary restaurant with really excellent food. Its expensive, but not ridiculously so. The ambiance is cozy and nice, but my biggest gripe is the noise. Jacques is a smaller space with tile floor and the noise of diners talking sometimes just builds on itself. Hard to hear the waiter and my wife. That is the only reason I did not give it five stars. That said - GO! - its worth the time and effort to get out to Great Falls.

JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to Jacques' Brasserie for years and it's always five stars. Wonderfully consistent, delicious french food and attentive staff. Just the best. We always leave happy.

K
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doesn't matter if you like a certain type of food or not, you WILL love it here! Everything is perfect!! -the wait staff, the management, the atmosphere, and of course the FOOD.......Will be back again and again!

T
Hamburg Area
37 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crew really works to provide a nice cozy experience in the Brasserie. Danny the Maitre d, is always welcoming and personable. The food is authentic French Alsace, fresh from local vendors or Jacques garden. We love the outside patios in season, and on medium cold days they have been trying out a new covered space on the patio. You may be very close to the hustle of Northern Virginia, but this feels like you have been transported to a French country inn!

Upstairs at L Auberges, one should check out special events like wine tasting or New Years Eve.

JH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been going to Chez Francois for over 30 years. It is my favorite restaurant and is always consistently outstanding. Jacques Brasserie stays true to the tradition of great food, outstanding service and excellent value. The atmosphere is warm and you are treated like your a real friend of the family. I always recommend both venues to my friends.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent!

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HM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yes would recommend t o friends, in fact take friends there quite often. Always a great evening. Thank you.

K
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and welcoming. Good food and great service. A place to linger, to converse, to enjoy dining as social experience.

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