L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
6964 reviews
$50 and over
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6964 People Are Saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cfhorn
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a special experience when we visit. Thank you!

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Jerome
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

True to itself. Consistent. Probably the best French in the country. We will be back.

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vipThomas
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECT as always!

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LindaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining in their garden is always a treat. They now have a semi-permanent tent set up so you are completely shaded. The menu is an abbreviated version of the dinner menu, but is significantly cheaper. The food is wonderful as it has always been.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my birthday and it was wonderful. First time there and will go back. Lots of friends have recommended it and it proved to be as great as they claim

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PeggyN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing better than eating on the patio on a beautiful day.

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michelec
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a great place to celebrate something special, look no further than Auberge. With amazing food and outstanding service, there is nothing better. The prix fixe luncheon menu has great value for the food you receive. Make your reservations now!

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vipRobK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way—oysters, tuna tartare, halibut,Dover sole, soufflés. Ate in garden which was very tranquil despite full tables. A fun time. Gracious staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously cooked food and amazing ambiance and service.

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Kathie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our drinks and food was outstanding.....and our waiter was fabulous along with the room staff. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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vipgerrys
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful the service was peerless.Highly recommended 5 stars.

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DawnB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous!
French cuisine.
4 courses included in price.
About )95-$99 per person.
Wonderful place to go for a special occasion.

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StevenS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal food, service, and experience. Magnifique!

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ginger
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was spectacular but there was a loud, rowdy party next to us which made it almost impossible to carry on a conversation or hear the waiter.

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vipdiner
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue for a reunion lunch with my long-ago staff.

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Golfer
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh, my goodness. It was wonderful! Service was very attentive, helpful, and excellent. The food was outstanding, including the wonderful meringue w. caramel, etc. Overall, I had a terrific dining experience. But then, I always do at L'Auberge! It's a good thing that I have to drive a distance as otherwise, I would be there weekly. Smile

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dcfoodie18
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love L'Auberge Chez Francois. It is an absolutely wonderful place to celebrate a milestone ... and Sunday did not disappoint! We are pleased with the restaurant's attention to detail, spacing and safety during Covid and hope to come back soon!

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YairN
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. I highly recommend this establishment. The food and deserts were delicious. My girlfriend had a great birthday, we will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Experience was fantastic. Food and ambiance all very impressive. Would recommend.

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Chas
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Go hungry, you will receive a lot of enjoyable courses!

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none
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal - great food, great service... can't beat this place.

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DelightedDiner
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. You step into a world of traditional European cuisine and service, and a very good value for the experience.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Francois never fails. Superb food, a nice comfortable dining room when it’s too hot or cold to eat outside, and, best of all, warm, friendly, attentive, and prompt service. It is our go to place to celebrate special events. Last night we did two birthdays. And both special guests got a free serving of delicious birthday cake.

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Ryan
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome - food was outstanding, service was excellent, and the garden seating outside had a great feel to it.

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vipMichelleL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The level of excellence at L'Auberge Chez François never varies. The menu and selections and outstanding and the service is unparalleled. It has long been and continues to be our choice for the very best in French cuisine served in a beautiful setting. Merci beaucoup à tous.

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RinSilverSpring
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This remains our favorite restaurant in the DC metropolitan area. We willingly fight the traffic on the Beltway and American Legion Bridge--which absolutely, positively must be replaced in the next five years (kudos to Gov. Hogan; boos to MontCo council members)--to get to Chez Francois! Outstanding service, wonderful cuisine, comfortable ambiance. It's always our "go to" place for fine dining.

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vipGerryN
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to L’Auberge Chez Francois once or twice every year to celebrate special occasions like our anniversary. We’re always pleased with the food, service, & ambience. I typically order the Chateaubriand which is heavenly & since my husband became vegan 5 years ago, he asks the kitchen to just “whip up” something for him. The veggie medley they did for him was quite lackluster & unimaginative. For the $$$$ we paid for the meal, we would have expected something more substantial.

I also noticed two dishes notably absent from the menu- the duck & rockfish. I sure hope they bring those dishes back at some point & offer better options for vegan/vegetarians. Other than those, I still look forward to coming to this place for special occasions.

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vipLEET
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are fantastic. We came for a special occasion and dined outdoors in an absolutely beautiful setting. We highly recommend it.

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TomL
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The most excellent lamb chops I have ever eaten. And my wife's halibut was also outstanding. We had what appeared to us to be a new-is waitress. She was very polite and competent but will need a bit more experience (e.g., she forgot to ask us if we wanted coffee or an after-dinner drink). But all-in-all, it was a great meal. And we will return!!!

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BDub
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! This is one of our favorite places!!

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RosemarieD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was attentive & wonderful.

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vipRover
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Chateau l"Auberge was the best we have had it year and the oysters! The waiter seemed a little inclined to go home but service was still good, just not the outstanding we have had in to past. We have been here for the past 11 years on our anniversary and highly recommend it.

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LandL
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for special anniversary dinner. The long drive for us and expense was well worth it. Exquisite food, including a pleasantly surprising amuse-bouche, was a party for the taste buds. We had the prixe-fix dinner. Very attentive and considerate service, especially regarding a food allergy.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recognized our anniversary w/a desert. Thank you

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AmyM
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to celebrate our anniversary. The whole meal and service was amazing. The server gave us an extra complimentary dessert which was very nice. Every course along with the soup and sorbet palette cleanser was delicious. We hope to go back again and try the bistro. The ambiance was lovely as we sat outside for the evening. You definitely get what you pay for.

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KarynR
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant with terrific food and service.

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HuntA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Samee, was an excellent host! The food was fantastic!!

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Victor
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had for many years. Good menu selection, wonderful presentation and service. Expensive meal, but I can say that you actually get here what you pay for. Absolutely excellent in all aspects. In other words I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly!

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vipEvelyn
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Iced tea tasted metallic- not fresh
Plum tart for dessert looked and tasted leftover
Lobster salad delicious but ala carte $32

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magoe99
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was fine except for another patron seated near us who was carrying on a very loud phone conversation. After this had continued for about five minutes and no one from the restaurant intervened, my daughter very politely asked her to stop, whereupon my daughter was called several four letter words. It would have been nice if we had not been put in that position and restaurant management had taken care of it.

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L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 6964 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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