L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
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6301 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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4.9
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vipFoodie
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful 50th anniversary dinner! The food, wines and service were all fantastic. During Covid, we felt very safe. Everyone was in gloves and masks, tables were very far apart, plexiglass was in certain areas and a new filter system has been installed. What a fabulous evening!

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vipGreatFalls
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for dinner. Always. Looking forward to dining again.

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ahaas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!
Excellent service , food and ambient !
Not cheep but worth experience.

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Rick
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food service. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back again.

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BillM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One wrong entrée was wrong, but was corrected. Server had to be reminded of a side order. One diner's beverage never appeared. Food was delicious.

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LindseyW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual. Service and the food were outstanding.

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ArlingtonFamily
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge has been our traditional family celebration restaurant for a couple of decades, and we had so many delayed celebrations backed up that we couldn't wait any longer.

The most noticeable aspect of our dinner was, of course, the semi-sparseness of the tables; the atmosphere was somewhat less jolly & bustling than usual. And the menu seemed to be slightly limited. But all that is understandable in these precarious times.

Even given these limitations, the food was delicious as usual (we LOVE those dessert soufflés), and the service was impeccable.

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DanahM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love L’Aurberge. We very much appreciated
the distance between
Tables. We will return for TG and Xmas eve.

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JessH
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our 5th anniversary dinner here at Chez Francois. It was absolutely amazing. Worth every penny to enjoy the meal.

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vipHollren
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurant experiences I have had. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipamoore
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, beautiful location and property, excellent food. Can't say enough good about this restaurant!

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BaoV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very laid back European style dining. Everything was delicious!

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vipLuckylady
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to celebrate a birthday lunch in a beautiful location with proper self distancing! Great job. This has always been a favorite of ours pre-Covid and did not disappoint Saturday.

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AnniversaryCouple
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside due to COVID, and it was beautiful! The setting, the food, the service, all was perfect from beginning to end, without exception. And the price was quite reasonable for what you get. We have paid more for less multiple times.

So go to L'Auberge Chez Francois. Even the drive from the DC area is nice.

You won't get better food, ambience or service anywhere else.

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DorisC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside seating is excellent! The country environment is very good. Food is amazing and the service is courteous. Very memorable lunch experience!

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Angelina
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like this restaurant very much and we have dined there many times.

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elboyo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was divine, the service unobtrusive yet efficient and friendly. We had not visited for far too long. This experience at Auberge was as good as I ever remember.

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loulou20151
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been for several years but the food was just as delicious as we remembered. We had the Chateaubriand for two (just like we always do because it is SO amazing).
Service was impeccable. We felt very safe. They seem to be taking excellent precautions to prevent COVID spread. It was our first dinner "out" since the pandemic started and it was a beautiful, memorable evening.

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viplunchpatron
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner celebrating my wife’s birthday! The service and food were excellent!

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Jeff
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love L'Auberge Chez Francois for anniversaries, birtdays and family dining. Wonderful food, impeccable service and lunch is more affordable than dinner

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Foodfreak
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous outdoor dining at this wonderful French restaurant. Beautiful garden setting with fountain, flowers, tent, spaced tables, masked and gloved waiters. The food is stunning -- a slice of France!

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Chili3
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special occasion must try! What a great restaurant. Price point puts it in the special occasion category for most....but well worth it. Beautiful location, flawless service, and delicious, carefully prepared food. We can't wait to go back!

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, amazing food and beautiful setting. We will definitely be back!

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in the DC metro area! Love it!

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BillB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’Auberge, as usual, started with outstanding service at our prix fixe lunch. The food was delicious, the ambiance outside was perfect and the wine and desserts were excellent. We can’t wait for another special occasion to return to our favorite restaurant.

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vip2eatWell
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleague got a great new job

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BrandiB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, and we loved it. We decided this is our new go-to for special occasions.

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ArtO
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant— great place for my birthday dinner.

Art

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ShaneC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a nice quiet romantic setting. Servers were extremely friendly.

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vipEnteringNicknameisSilly
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy L'Auberge, and the first restaurant I've eaten inside since February. Very safe, tables distanced (had hoped for outside seating but they're booked well in advance). Service always top notch and engaging. Food is good, not over the top good, but solid and fulfilling. Could do more to improve presentation. Since Covid, prices have gone up quite a bit, but we understand why. Souffles excellent. Price for value ratio is slightly out of kilter, but it makes for a lovely evening out. You leave happy.

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vipHeatherFeather
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration on the patio. Perfect evening! Fabulous food! Excellent service!

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KSmithb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all respects.

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EileenB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent service amazing food to include desserts and drinks. Definitely a favorite. Thanks to all who make it so special.

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BruceC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in the entire metro area, by far.

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vipgloria
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had the pleasure of coming here for many, many years - and we have always been more than satisfied with the outstanding food, service, ambiance, etc. We hope to continue visiting L'auberge Chez Francois for many years to come.

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vipGourmetLunch
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine with my husband for fantastic food and easy conversation. Don't have to shout, and the service is always great.

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Mary
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved having a table in the quiet corner since some of our guests are Seniors and have difficulty hearing if they are surrounded by lots of noise. It was a great experience and we hope to be back with you before very long. Thanks!

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vipFoodLover
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

It’s obviously a well known French restaurant that’s been around for many years but honestly the Chateaubriand for two was not worth $190. Very overpriced.

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JimH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Appreciate the attentiveness of our waiters!

JJ
JeffJ
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and great service. Usually only go on a special occasion, but have never been disappointed. It expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 6301 OpenTable diners.

L'Auberge Chez Francois does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/gift-certificates/.

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