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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!
Washington, DC 20007
French, Contemporary French
Hours of operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm –10:30pm
28th St. NW
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking or public lot. For dinner, for $10.00, 2 hours of validated parking at Four Seasons Hotel.
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
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Chaumiere Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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