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About La Chaumiere

La Chaumiere is as close as it gets to dining in a French country inn. Celebrating 41 years, La Chaumiere features traditional dishes like escargots en coquille, boudin blanc, quenelles of pike, cassoulet and Grand Marnier souffle. Chef Patrick's specials reflect a modern approach to seasonal produce, seafood and game with favorites like baked oysters, Dover sole and rabbit. La Chaumiere has won the "100 Best Restaurants" award 29 times since 1978!

2813 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm –10:30pm

Cross street:
28th St. NW

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 338-1784

Website:
http://www.lachaumieredc.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking or public lot. For dinner, for $10.00, 2 hours of validated parking at Four Seasons Hotel.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Orange

Private Party Facilities:
Two private rooms: Terrace/front room seats up to 15 guests, and upstairs/2nd floor seats up to 40 guests. Customized menus available upon request.

Private Party Contact:
Martin Lumet: (202) 338-1784

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Chaumiere Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (31)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Comfort Food (13)
Lunch (10)
Casual (9)
Group Bookings (8)
People Watching (7)
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Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
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Sunday Lunch (4)
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Afternoon Coffee (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

LaChaumiere always satisfies with its classic French provincial cuisine. Ambiance is is fine--altho the chairs are too narrow: edges tend to cut into your legs. Doesn't try to be trendy , which is fine by me. Service is excellent: alert, but not intrusive. Interesting to watch the (upscale) clientele. I always come here when I'm in Washington.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and excellent staff. We will be back. My guest loved it

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful, French ambiance; and food that matched. Definitely will add this to the top of the list for future trips to DC & Georgetown.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Been eating there for ten years and it is still my favorite restaurant in the DC area when I am in town.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

had not been here for awhile, but it was good to go back. Service was attentive, place was lively but not too noisy, food was good. Nice place to catch up with friends and have more traditional French cuisine. portions were good but not too large.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was absolutely outstanding; as was the service and ambiance; a wonderful and charming restaurant in the heart of Georgetown at a time when so many restaurants are loud, psuedo-fast food, and little if any ambiance at all

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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Food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Oysters Chaumiere superb. Will order for sure the next time we dine there
Quenelles also superb
We had an excellent bottle of Sancerre
Split a Grand Marnier souffle. Enough for my wife and I
Very French atmosphere much to our liking

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Our meal was nothing short of delicious - French food prepared beautifully, outstanding service in charming bistro environment. We had been there 10 years ago, and it was just as we remembered.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Disappointed that they didn’t recognize we were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary as had been indicated on our reservation. Food was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Lovely country French ambiance with half timbered walls, etc. nothing annoying except tables very close together; nice clientele that weekday evening ... waiter warm and helpful, no at all not snooty ... venison was very good; could have used more bok choy for good nutrition... apple tart with caramel sauce was tasty enough but the vanilla "ice cream" topping wasn't rich enough; more like ice-milk. Yes, I would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

amazing and over the top ! classic DC resident in the heart of Georgetown !

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 October 2017

This dining spot renewed my faith in the often disappointing Washington dining scene. The food was exquisite. The staff on the spot. If there was a flaw it was a less than adequate red wine that was the most expensive wine by the glass. The soufflés were amazing. The sweetbreads were a gem. And you heard enough French spoken by diners to realize that people who knew French cooking accepted the authenticity of this spot’s cuisine.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

A bit noisy but we had a great evening. Great food and good service, a memorable evening with friends

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 October 2017

One of my many return visits to La Chaumiere in Washington DC's Georgetown neighborhood is one of my favorite French restaurants. The food is authentically prepared. I love it! This visit for our first course we had the French Onion Soup with a thick layer of cheese and the pork terrine. We had the same main course of Veal Scaloppini in a creamy mushroom sauce. It was all so very delicious. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

The duck foie gras was simply one of the best things I've eaten all year. My friends loved their beef medallions (with a perfect, classic bordelaise) and the scallops were amazing. But I definitely "won" with the rack of lamb. It was so tender, seasoned perfectly, and the accompaniments were perfection as well. Our waiter was fun and engaging. We had a cozy, corner table for four. Can't wait to go back.

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Food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Anniversary Dinner
Drinks: Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
Appetizers: Escargot and cheese plate
Entrees: Venison and Halibut
Dessert: Chocolate Soufflé and Crème Brûlée
All excellent!!!

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 6 October 2017

We've been going to this restaurant since 1994 and always leave very satisfied.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 5 October 2017

La Chaumiere in Georgetown's area of Washington DC is one of the best French restaurants I have visited. I always make sure I dine here during my DC visits. The individual cheese soufflé was delicious and very cheesy. Thursday night's special is their wonderful Cassoulet which is a specialty of SW France. It is baked with lamb, poultry, sausage, white beans, & garlic. I love it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on 3 October 2017

The food was excellent. We were visiting DC and found this restaurant near us. It was an extremely enjoyable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Over the years, have consistently had wonderful meals. Consider it a special occasion when we go there. However, the noise level is just too high for it to qualify as "fine dining"

Tags: Authentic
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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 26 September 2017

We eat at La Chaumiere often because the food is good, service is outstanding and it is so charmingly comfortable. New on the menu is a warmed pear with a dollop of melted goat cheese as an appetizer. My wife and I both ordered it and would do it again as it was light and very tasty. We also both ordered the organic roasted chicken dish. Also, new to the menu. Loved it. Wish we asked for more of the sauce that it came with as it was the star of the plate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Our favorite restaurant. Always fantastic. Food and service great. Feel like your in France.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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Food4
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on 17 September 2017

The skill of the waiter.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

It was our first time in this restaurant - very good impression. Good food, service, great wine and desert. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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Food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Everything was great except my sweetbreads--a major disappointment which was my main course

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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Awesome place, great staff and incredible food..".............................. Loved it always have

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 September 2017

Excellent, as usual. We have been going there over 20 years and we are never disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 September 2017

Always excellent

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 September 2017

All four of us were highly satisfied with our service and food. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 September 2017

If you have a craving for old world authentic French cuisine, reminiscent of La Caravelle in New York many years ago, this is your restaurant
With so many restaurants consumed with "farm to table" or "farm to belly", here you find a refined and classy gem with great food, service, and charm
Just look around and spot the guests dining there - obviously local Georgetown residents who know what they have in their neighborhood
Even the attentive waiters don't miss a beat
My rack of lamb coupled with chambolle musigny and finished with one of the best gran marnier soufflé 's ever will not soon be forgotten I shall return

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food2
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·Dined on 6 September 2017

We were disappointed by our lunch experience. The food was unexciting and expensive. However service was good an friendly.

As a main course I had the " fish of the day". At $22 I expected a quality dish. The serving of fish was small, overcooked and probably defrozen. The butter based sauce was quite tasty but did not save the dish. It was a poor effort. My wife had soft shell crab as a main course. That was ok. But her first course salad was uninspiring and uninteresting. It was a bad start.

At $107 for two people the cost was excessive for what we ate.

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Why one of the local restaurant reviewers is so sold on Le Diplomate when La Chauxmiere is so much better and more authentic is beyond me. The quenelles here are every bit as good as those we've had in Lyon, and that is really good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

Great little place in Georgetown. Enjoyed the escargot. Very small place, fills up quickly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 August 2017

Excellent, as always. Authentic French food that you cannot find elsewhere in DC, including quenelles, venison, dover sole . Great souffles.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 22 August 2017

This is an old favorite of ours. The food is French comfort and we always feel comforted when we have had an evening at Chaumiere. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service good. One of the best things is that they still make a very good martini. Not an "in" restaurant but a very nice "old" favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 August 2017

Amazingly our first time here. Wonderful setting, service and food. Good value for high quality.

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·Dined on 19 August 2017

Great meal, fantastic restaurant. Repeat and do again, and again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 19 August 2017

My favorite restaurant in Washington DC. I have been coming to this restaurant since I was young, around 15 years. If you want authentic French cuisine you must go to La Chaumiere.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 August 2017

Always Perfect! Wonderful mussels, salmon and pear dessert. Thank you very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 August 2017

We have been several times now. We like traditional French fare and they do this well including Quenelles which are not commonly offered around here. Not five star French but well worth a trip in our opinion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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