Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

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French
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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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BD
Washington DC
263 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome lobster thermador! Great service! Lost Rhino IPA on tap! Love the atmosphere!

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m
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Jacque’s Brasserie! We have been there numerous times...especially sitting in the lovely garden for lunch and dinner with family and relatives. The French food is delicious good and the service is excellent!!! We can’t wait to come back and introduce to our DC friends in 2 weeks...

Our kids love their birthday cakes dessert from the restaurant! Thank you !!!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food wonderful as always and service very good

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VK
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time dining under the new umbrella. It was a spectacular night. Is there a way to close the umbrellas on such a beautiful evening???

Excellent service food bartender Pam and everything else

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B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most excellent in every way.

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w
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are in the mood for classic french cooking in a more relaxed atmosphere than Chez Francois (above), then the brasserie is a great bet. You can enjoy many of the same dishes and same great service. It is a little noisy at times but this more casual and intimate off shoot of the age old and well respected L'Auberge is a nice option for dinner or happy hour.

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a perfect evening to sit in the garden. The food was delicious, the wine superb and the waiters moved without being noticed.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Twins birthday. We had a wonderful time and a delicious lunch.

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g
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service but should have sat outside because it was very loud inside and tough to have conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect experience start to finish. Sat outdoors on a beautiful night. We were there for 4 hours and all good.

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DH
Houston
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant with divine food and superb ambiance. We've been going to L'Auberge since 1981 and have never once been disappointed. We are thrilled every time we go. Perfect for special occasions and just a phenomenal meal.

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M
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Definitely going back, over all experience very positive. Food was great and a great wine selection
Thank you

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CG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, low key and casual version of the upstairs dining. Always fantastic and top notch service.

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BG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The brasserie was excellent and the food was very similar to the main dining area where I have eaten numerous times. Service was great and the choice of food was very good. The only negative point I would make is you now you have to make a reservation to eat in the Brasserie where before you did not need to.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, unique French meal in the heart of beautiful great falls; only down side is the expense.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful evening for my wife’s birthday. Took breaks between appetizers and main course to enjoy drinks outside on the garden patio. Perfect night!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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V
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food, service and ambiance! This is a wonderful choice for foodies.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in NOrethern Virginia! Eating outside is a real treat not available anywhere else.

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MG
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

While the food at Jacques' Brasserie is not the same as at the main restaurant, the combination of the location, ambiance, service, and price makes it a great place.

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T
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was Excellent!!! Great tenderloin burgers, bouillabaisse, and tenderloin medallions with bernaise sauce. The souflle's for dessert are a really great way to top off a meal. Beautiful surroundings, nice outdoor seating --be sure to look at the garden.

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DM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow best softshell crab again this year. As always greal meal and service.

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V
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

This is a Great Falls institution for good reason and the food does not disappoint! However, this is the first time we have experienced less-than-excellent service. It seemed that no one was responsible for our table and after waiting 10+ minutes, we had to ask to order drinks. Then two different waiters came to take our brunch orders. There were other examples too - all minor things, but they suggest that the A Team was not running the Brasserie that morning.

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T
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

We feel like we are regulars at Jacques and booked for Saturday noon. Upon arrival all the outdoor tables were full so we ate inside. We asked the maitre d Gorge, to see if we could move outside if a table became available. We saw more guests come and were seated outside while we were the only guests inside. We finished the meal and dessert inside while several tables outside were vacant. I guess I did not communicate my desire to be seated outside clearly to Jorge. Our waiter Sandra was very good and the food was consistent fine French Alsace.

I felt like Jorge did not really care about us as guests and this was a big disappointment. He got us seated inside and we remained inside and had the place to ourselves. This is unusual at Jacques where we always feel at home. If I was in charge I would have acknowledged the inconvenience and at least offered some complementary gesture. I would have for sure asked if we wanted to relocate outside once a table opened up, Instead of being mechanical and processing our party of 4 indoors on a beautiful day.

We will be back, and I am sure we will do better next time. This place is a gem.

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SB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were seated outside on a lovely patio facing the trees and the vegetable garden. Service was wonderful and the food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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RC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, food was excellent except the bread and garlic toast were all dry and hard compared to usual...

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JG
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, beautiful setting, indoor and outdoor casual dining. Great food, great people.

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r
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, and a warm, intimate environment. They make you feel comfortable and spoiled.

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LS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal thanks to the fabulous food, great service and comfortable ambiance. If you go for brunch, don't miss the croissant. You will feel transported to France. The patio is lovely to enjoy brunch or dinner. There are daily specials and Chef Jacque makes a fabulous burger. Northern Virginia is lucky to have a consistently great French restaurant.

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H
Tallahassee
21 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

L'Auberge never disappoints whether it is the Brasserie or the main dining room. It is nice to have this casual alternative with the same fantastic food and service as the main dining room.

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, relaxing dinner at Jacques. Consistently excellent food, wine list, service and atmosphere. It’s a cozy, welcoming restaurant. Can’t say enough good things!! Great for special occasions, or just an ordinary weeknight meal.

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NH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great birthday celebration location! Food and drinks were delicious.

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VB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As much as we love the restaurant, we’re particularly fond of the Brasserie. Food is wonderful, service is always great and Jacques has a friendly, comfortable vibe. Outdoor patio is lovely and indoor dining is in a charming, French country inn ambience. Overall, a great spot for a special location or everyday dining.

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RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We haven’t been back for several years because we were disappointed. The food was much improved this time and will be back at least one more time.

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R
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobster salad with orange, grapefruit and vanilla was incredible!

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DP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always warm hospitality, best food in town and European ambience! When I am at L’Auberge I always feel transported to a European experience. The wait staff is exceptionally professional, warm and not stuffy!! It’s a wonderful experience!

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We hadn't been for lunch in a long time and it is well worth the trip. The food is consistently good with very professional staff. Jacques is a very pleasant and quiet room downstairs that gets good sunlight.

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v
Jackson Hole
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great dinner with wonderful service and delicious food. The wait staff is professional and friendly and the service is not rushed. The food is consistently fantastic. Highly recommend!

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PM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Chez Francois formula for dining applied in a more casual setting. The food is unchanged in decades (still excellent) so quite predictable. Some may say this is a bug, I say it's a feature. The Haeringer family has been doing what they do the only way they know how to do it for decades, and it shows. It's like finding your favorite old pair of jeans in the back of the closet, putting them on and finding they still fit perfectly.

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OT
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an enjoyable dining experience! Great menu and outstanding service.

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