Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

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785 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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JT
Washington DC
238 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Jacques' and this was the perfect ending to our weekend. Jacques' is very special to us. My husband had a birthday this past weekend. We go a lot to Jacques especially for brunch but today we opted for a late lunch. I started with the French onion soup which was wonderful. Very bold broth. I also had one of my favorite things in life, the roquefort tart. I got the special vegetable of the day which was different and I really enjoyed it - the corn casserole which was baked with cheese. I got a side of the vegetables (carrots, potatoes and green beans), all fresh. Beautiful vegetables. My husband got the seafood pasta and ended with the raspberry soufflé. I was happy they sent over a dessert for his birthday as well. The meringue over ice cream is AMAZING! I love when someone has a birthday so I can have some. We love this restaurant.

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

Brasserie is quiet, elegant, and romantic!

j
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great French bistro food in a relaxed and casual setting on an outdoor patio. This is the more relaxed version of the white tablecloth Auberge upstairs with food just as well prepared. Great wine list

GD
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner on the patio. Both the food and the weather were great! Enjoyed the appetizers, especially the tomato salad, the seafood, and the souffles. It's great for quiet conversation.

YD
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It was a very busy Friday night with a big party outside. Service was not as attentive as we have come to appreciate. We had to inquire about our wine order which was not brought to us and had to ask for our bill which took a long time to come. Food was delicious.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, we enjoyed the amazing food, great wine and especially our gracious, friendly hosts from the maitre’ de, our waiter, the support staff and Sommelier. The Brasserie feels like our home away from home

IA
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was the same as upstairs, excellent. Plus, you could have a smaller meal because it was ala carte. However, the rathskeller decor and close proximity of the tables inside made it noisy and not very private. We had some folks at the next table who compensated by talking loudly and abrasively, which detracted from our dinner. So I would only use the covered patio, weather permitting, if you go there.

The service was generally good, but a bit slow and confused at times. However, we prenotified that this was a special occasion but there was no acknowlegement at any time when we were there.

MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant staff, service, ambiance and food are just amazing! You truly feel you stepped into a French Countryside Restaurant. A Special Treat and cannot wait to return for another Wonderful Experience!!

t
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never been disappointed

LS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the new patio!! A great spot for brunch or dinner. The food is consistently fantastic. Anything you order will arrive perfectly cooked. Right now the gardens are overflowing with perfect tomatoes. Chef is usually there running between the kitchen and the garden to serve the freshest produce grown on the premises. The service always compliments the fabulous cuisine.

k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Charming brasserie with excellent food in what seems like the middle of the country. The outdoor dining area is beautiful.

DJ
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent - we had the beef bourguignon and medallions of beef tenderloin at our table and all four of us cleaned our plates the food was so good. The service was also very good. We will definitely return and highly recommend.

D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and drink. Service was quick, polite, accurate, and very sweet.

EL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, we ate on the patio which was delightful. I had mussels which were delicious, the best I ever had. The waitress was very nice and attentive.

A
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent alternative to the more pricey L'Auberge. The Brasserie is located downstairs from the main dining room in a cozy setting. If you can dine in nice weather, I highly recommend the lovely patio area.

c
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time to Brassiere. It is a great place for casual dining. As always L'Auberge did not disappoint. Everything was first class and very reasonably priced. We'll make this a regular stop from now on.

OT
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner at Jacques on the patio. The crab cake and beef medallions were superb as usual. Thank you.

AC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My all-time favorite restaurant! I've been going to Chez Francois for many years. If you've never been, you should definitely go!

VK
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love love it!

SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

It was a very busy evening at Jacque’s which contributed to the only two negatives of the evening — a noise level that nearly precluded dinner conversation and unusually slow service. We had to wait a significant amount of before ultimately flagging down our waiter to order, an incorrect first course was brought to the table for one of our party (which was quickly corrected), and it took quite a while to get our waiter’s attention to bring the check. Our waiter was inattentive, at best, although appeared to be quite busy with tables inside and outside. We’ve dined at Jacque’s several times and this was the first poor service experience we’ve had.

B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Most excellent in every way. Always a treat

JT
Washington DC
238 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a treat, always delicious. We always enjoy Jacques' especially the service. It is a beautiful setting. Feels like you are eating at a Inn on a countryside and really you are. Great Falls is the perfect setting for L'Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques' Brasserie. My favorite items at Jacques is the roquefort tart, lentil soup, split pea soup, beef bourguignon and of course the soufflé's. They are amazing. My husband loves the Sunday chicken special which is puff pastry with a delicious sauce, veggies and of course chicken. I always ask for a bite. He loves the seafood pasta as well. Everything is very good.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were fortunate to eat in the garden under an umbrella. The atmosphere was lovely. Service fantastic. Food delicious. I had mussels as appetizer, salmon with dill sauce, and plum tarte.

g
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

NV
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food and ambiance was as good as always but the service was really not at their normal level. Our table appeared to be the only one our server had in doors and the rest were outside. This means our server was never around and she was slow to take our order and then the Maitre'D got our wine for us. Clearly if the outdoors is the preferred option due to lovely weather, the wait staff should not be split between inside and out.

g
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant. It's a slice of a European vacation for one day or night.

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal on the beautiful patio area overlooking the garden. Can’t wait to go back!

AS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. Food and service.

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

Delightful sitting outside enjoying cocktails and a wonderful dinner.

KG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This review is more about the service we received and less about the food, which was as delicious as usual. My wife and I are regulars and this was our 2-year-old daughter's third time visiting Jacques' Brasserie. It was my wife's birthday, so we were celebrating by dining "al fresco" under the newly installed red canopy when a strong summer storm swiftly came rolling through. It was exciting, with the thunder and lightning and driving rain, but the water found its way to us so we relocated to an inside table. The frequenters dining next to us helped us with our bags and the waiters helped bring in our glasses of wine and bread plates. We resumed dinner in the lively atmosphere of our fellow patrons. All in all, we were extremely pleased with our dining experience and, because of the unexpected weather, the waitstaff made the extra effort to ensure this was a treat; it will not be soon forgotten. Bon appetite!

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I went to Jacques’Brasserie for the second time in 4 years to celebrate some good news I received on August 1st. My friend had to cancel on me, and I was 10 minutes late (but I called 25 minutes ahead of time to notify I was running 10 minutes late).
It was a great experience regardless of being alone.

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous garlic bread and trout.

j
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Always solid French bistro menu. Service and greeting is top notch. We have been there multiple times and have never been disappointed. We sat outside under the new covered awning and it couldn’t be better. What a place and it’s understandably crowded every night

JT
Washington DC
238 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You can read my long list of reviews for possibly my favorite restaurant. I love Jacques' Brasserie. It is downstairs at L'Auberge Chez Francois. It is a lovely, cozy restaurant that has a beautiful bar. I make sure that I don't rush anything when I'm at Jacques'. I want to enjoy it and take my time. On this visit, we brought our dear friend from Louisiana. He comes from a French family so we were excited to bring him "downstairs". He has been to L'Auberge on another visit but we wanted him to get the Jacques' Brasserie experience. Just like us, he loved the garlic toast and cottage cheese spread. He started with a roquefort salad, I started with the roquefort tart. I was very excited to find out they had the pea soup that evening. I love it so much. It is a beautiful soup, creamy and smooth. I could easily have this soup any time of the year as well as the lentil soup. Amazing soups. Both my husband and friend got the Lobster Thermidor which is on the menus on Friday nights. It is rich and elegant. A lobster that is poached in butter then put back in the shell with cheese and sauce then broiled. It is sweet. I always have a bite of my husbands. To me it taste like sweet langostinos. Fresh vegetables from the garden accompany the lobster. I always get my own plate of veggies. They are so delicious especially the carrots. We all got raspberry soufflé's to end our meal. If you get a mixed drink, try the Sage Cape Cod. My husband loves them. I love everyone at Jacques'. Chef Jacques and Carol are amazing people who care about their patrons and thank them. Danny is amazing. Danny knows exactly what we eat, drink and where we like to sit. He is one of the kindest people too. There is nothing like Jacques' in the area. I highly recommend it as well as L'Auberge Chez Francois. You will go back again and soon become a regular.

LC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy this restaurant... We choose it for several of our special occasions, food and service are excellent!!!

JS
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been going here for years. It's a beautiful venue, with great food. Just a wonderful place for a special lunch or dinner. The service is excellent.

RP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always experiencing chez Francois is a delight. Starting with the greeting upon entering finishing the meal with their soufflé makes for a wonderful evening

CT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time I have visited Jacques', the service and food have been excellent. I don't know the name of the Maitre d who works in Jacques', but he has been there every time I've gone and he has always been wonderful.

J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've written many reviews for Jacques'. Always special and always delicious

AM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant that is attached to one of the truly outstanding restaurants and a Washington DC area landmark.

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