L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
6141 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

Support L'Auberge Chez Francois during COVID-19

What 6141 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
J
James
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was perfectly organized safely for covid and the service and team were equipped properly to handle our safety. Food and service were excellent.

N
Newbin
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding menu coupled with outstanding, welcoming and friendly service cannot be beat. The courses were superb, especially enjoyed each course and garden fresh vegetables, straight from their garden.

c
vipcarolw
New England
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Would definitely return.

I
Indy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge was at its best and tables appropriately distanced
The tomato salad from the garden was a super seasonal touch
the garlic bread continues to be the best I have ever encountered
And nothing was diminished by the attention to Covid 19 guidelines

MJ
vipMadeleineJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was spectacular! We reserved a gazebo and the food and service were superb! We felt like we were in the French countryside.

JS
JayS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exquisite dining experience. Definitely a bucket list item for those living or working in Northern Virginia and the DC area at large. The service was perfect and the food, especially the meats and desserts, were some of the best I have ever had (and I have been to several Michelin-starred and Beard award-winning restaurants). Highly recommended!

d
vipdav1
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was one of our usual visits to Chez Francois. Everything was great except the wine which was a Virginia sauvignon blanc and not of the quality expected from Chez Francois. The lesson for me is don’t trust the sommelier.

HJ
vipHungryJack
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

It has been over 15 years since we dined here. We used to go at least one a year in the 70s, 80's and 90s. The restaurant does not now measure up to those memories. We felt rushed at times - need more time between courses to savor and discuss the food. When is the parking lot going to paved? It has been gravel since 1975.

k
kayb
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful gardens and grounds! Best place in the DC area, hands down, for outdoor socially distanced dining. In August, when the restaurant's home grown tomatoes are on offer, the gaspacho and tomato salad are to die for. And, I love, love, love the soft shell crabs stuffed with lump crabmeat.

L
Luckywashington
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt so comfortable .
They took our safety into complete consideration.
It was one of the loveliest luncheons we have had in over 35 years of going to the Auberge.
No one should hesistant in today's atmosphere to venture out to the Auberge.

DS
DianeS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, ambiance and safety measures due to covid made our experience outstanding. The only thing we missed were the chocolate truffles. We will be back as our tradition continues !

M
Mary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois, does not disappoint, fantastic food, impeccable service and wonderful outdoor seating! If you have a special person to celebrate or you wish to have a memorable meal visit L'Auberge Chez Francois.

BK
BrianK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been 8 years since we were here. It did not disappoint. Fabulous evening.

AC
AshellyC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night as always! Food, ambiance and customer service is top notch! The best of the best!

TW
TrishaW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was outstanding! Can't wait to go back.

TC
TexanCiCi
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at L'Auberge Chez Francois is like being treated royally. They take such good care of you. We always look forward to their famous cottage cheese dip to start with. They serve an amuse bouche as well. Ours was a little cup of fresh mushroom soup. If you have a choice of fresh tomato salad, order it. The tomatoes were fabulous. The prix fixe lunch menu price depends on the main dish you order. We chose the veal with Virginia ham and Madeira sauce. It was delicious. I always like the Lobster Bisque as a starter and the Chocolate Tart for dessert made with Valrhona French chocolate.

W
vip2eatWell
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Ate on the spacious outdoor patio; excellent spacing; attentive appropriate service (masks, etc). wonderful place to enjoy a meal maintaining social distancing during the current pandemic

VF
vipVirginiaFoodie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding, and we are never disappointed. It is always a wonderful treat to eat here!

L
Llight
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating under the tent was delightful. In this age of Covid the tables were well spaced. The food was delicious as usual.

R
Robert
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my mother’s birthday as she loved dining here earlier. From the ease of making reservations through “open table” to the quality service and absolutely mouth watering dining experience this is a must for anyone who wants true French cuisine.
Their wine selection is impressive and we decided on a nice pinot to compliment our meals.
The fresh bread is amazing as are the garlic toast, we had a lobster bisque and French Onion soup which were delicious. The Caesar salad was perfect. Our entrées consisted of Beef Bourguignon that was oh so tender and served with seasoned organic vegetables. The Rainbow trout fillet served with organic vegetables with toasted almonds and lemon brown butter Jawas cooked perfectly and tasted magnificent. The Grand Marnier and raspberry soufflé for dessert was perfect light airy and delicious The waitstaff also brought a small chocolate truffle desert with a candle as we were celebrating a birthday. Almost three hours later, we were finished and so happy we chose to dine here.
Unfortunately it was raining so we could not walk their garden and park like setting outside, but we will be back very soon.
Well done to everyone there!

u
uvabarry
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in a great outdoor setting under a tent. We even had a severe thunderstorm, and they were able to close in the sides and keep everyone dry. Actually was fun being outdoors in the rain!

Service is impeccable. Food is delicious. Best restaurant in the entire DC area.

K
Karla
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Safe. There is a tent for outside dining.',
',!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

LW
LouiseW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a lovely dinner celebrating our 49th Wedding Anniversary. Everything is top notch!

G
Gelato71
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service today - our server was David. He was so thorough and attentive to our needs. Food was delicious! Outside seating area was amazing even on a very hot day. Fans are blowing under the big marquee. Did not feel hot at all.

JW
vipJWAWHWDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. We really appreciate every effort that the folks at L’Auberge made in order to create a safe dining experience! We sat outside under the tent. It was lovely. And very comfortable with the fans. My first experience at a restaurant in five months due to COVID. It was a treat!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing

S
S2stacey
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations are best at L’Auberge

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service. Staff allows your experience to be an event...much more than a meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Even in a pandemic, Chez Francois manages to shine bright. The menu was limited, but should be expected during these times. Perhaps so much abundance has been taken for granted in the past. Cheers! Looking forward to another fabulous visit soon.

d
vipdpdc
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains a top 10 DC place -- the food, the service, and the atmosphere are superb -- proved to be a wonderful place to break from the quarantine in a serious and gracious manner.

W
vipWallace
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal and excellentservice. Glad to be back at our favorite restaurant.

JP
vipJenniferP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first meal at a restaurant since the COVID lockdown began and it has set a very high bar. I had a late outdoor dinner here last night and it was amazing. The service was impeccable, as usual. I’ve been several times in the past and this meal was the best (get the tenderloin!). A large high-ceiling tent has been set up which seems to cover the whole patio. It rained throughout the meal, but we didn’t even notice. Tables were spaced widely apart and they’re set in from the edges so no rain is dripping or blowing on you. It was so nice to have so much space between tables so you could easily have a quiet conversation.

SG
SusanGary1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 50th anniversary and the staff were unaware until dessert arrived and our neighbors had a gift card delivered to our table. The staff then delivered champagne to our table. It was a lovely evening

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very warm, friendly service. This is the ideal place for a special occasion.

DC
vipDCfoodlover
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants anywhere, and one of the most welcoming. For us, it has been the “go-to” special occasion restaurant for decades.

P
vipPete
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with wonderful service. Fixed Price menu on paper due to COVID, but no loss in their excellent cousine.

JO
JamesO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal even in world wide pandemic, service was excellent and food was great

PS
PamelaS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special dinner at L'Auberge. Excellent food and service!

WI
WILLIAMN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly special meal. We went for our anniversary during COVID season and sat outside. The food was exquisite. The service was impeccable. The setting was delightful. And they were COVID-safe. We had a 3-hour lunch that we will always remember.

e
estock
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go for fine food and peaceful meal with great service.

FAQs

L'Auberge Chez Francois is rated 4.9 stars by 6141 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

Tweets by L'Auberge Chez Francois