L'Auberge Chez Francois

4.9
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5955 reviews
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$50 and over
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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 64 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.
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J
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been going to L’Auberge for over forty years, starting in DC and since, at it’s country-side location. Through father and son.

My enjoyment over the years remains a valuable constant.

CG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming here for special occasions for decades, and we celebrated my mother’s 91st birthday this time. The entire experience was impeccable, and we all look forward to returning.

TL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois is my wife and I's go to spot for our anniversary. We love everything about it.

P
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent choice for an anniversary dinner! We have been there several times and have enjoyed each time. The service was especially good and nothing was overlooked, I had the lamb and it was cooked just as requested. As it was our anniversary we were given an additional dessert. We will definitely return.

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful evening. The staff was so helpful friendly and attentive. Our server Pat ( I hope I remembered his name correctly) could given a Master Class in Service. He was knowledgeable prompt attentive. He was amazing! The food was delicious with great presentation. It was memorable ❤️

MA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazingly delicious food that reawaken our senses once again to the French menu. L'Auberge Chez Francois creates such astonishing meals for our collective palates that our family were left once again astounded. The staff delivered with superior service and an ambiance second to none.

A
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely meal! L’Auberge continues to offer a wonderful dining experience. The bay scallops and the cold lobster/crab appetizers were delicious. The chef kindly prepared stewed kidneys for my husband. LOVED the citrus lobster and crab entree as well as the lamb chops. Also appreciated the sommelier’s suggestion for a less than $50 bottle of French red wine - his expertise and demeanor was appreciated. Our waiter was attentive and respectful. My family and I highly recommend L’Auberge Chez Francois and can’t wait to return.

B
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Are six stars possible? Everything was perfect. The small extras were a great touch. Service was impeccable. Can’t believe it took me so long to back!!

JS
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

L’Auberge has remained one of the 10 best restaurants in the DC area for more than 20 years. I am amazed at the consistent excellence of both the cuisine and service. All of the traditional Alsace dishes are perfect. But so is the Bouillabaisse.

RC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous dinner for our anniversary. However I put were celebrating our anniversary but it was not acknowledged.

MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. It is our first choice for major events - such as our 43rd anniversary this past week. Thank you for keeping standards so high.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot say enough about this dining experience except perfection! My husband and I both have decided there is nothing they could have done differently to make this experience better. Highly recommend dining here.

CD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Amazing food, perfectly prepared, an outstanding wine list (thank you, Alex!) with peerless service -- always. Never disappoints.

BM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always a treat. Great food. The soufflé desert is always perfect.

RR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Valentines day

EP
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great prix fixe lunch M-Sat. Excellent food and service - a real value.

AC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal in a charming place. Excellent service.

L
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our most favorite restaurant. We try to go once every month. The food is delicious, the service is wonderful and it is always an event. The servers are so sweet and professional. We are already planning our trip there for March.

l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Thank you!

d
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

JR
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Over and over again-this is my favorite restaurant in the DC region. The ambiance is amazing with a fireplace in each room-creating an environment like you're tucked away in a little European town. The service is the ABSOLUTE best and we LOVE Sammy. I hope we have him help us every single time we visit.

JS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant. It has been my favorite special occasion celebration restaurant for as long as I can remember...

DF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I took our daughter and, at her request, our granddaughter to L'Auberge, for lunch, to celebrate her birthday. She loved it. We had duck, trout, filet mignon, and bouillabaise and everyone enjoyed their food. The service could not have been better. We have been to L'Auberge many times and always have enjoyed it immensely.

JS
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and my favorite meal of the year! Always delicious, and the best service you will ever receive! Wish we could afford to come more often because the experience is always top notch! (ALWAYS order the dessert souffles. ALWAYS!!!)

JH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, great food, superb service. Would definitely go back for anniversaries and special events.

RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and service for our anniversary.

OT
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. Excellent service, food and ambience .

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. It is expensive but I believe worth it.

IM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

L'Auberge Chez Francois is by far our favorite dining place in the Washington D.C. area. The food and service are superb and the noise level, even when the restaurant is crowded, is much more tolerable than many other places in the vicinity.
We live in Maryland, so the drive to the Auberge, particularly at night, can be a challenge, For that reason, we now tend to go for lunch, which is always excellent.

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

L'Auberge Chez Francois never disappoints! Merci beaucoup!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day

GK
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Took my wife for Valentine's Day and it couldn't have been better. She described it as, "the best meal I have ever eaten!" It's on the pricey side, but not unreasonable, and worth it!

WC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as usual! Love the restaurant! We always come here for special occasions.

GH
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

My wife's meal was outstanding! My lobster claws were very good the tail was so tuff could not eat.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines day

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It wasn’t crowded. Beautiful ambiance. Excellent service. Delicious food and wine. I have recommended it twice since then.

CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great birthday dinner here. The service was perfect, the food was served beautifully and tasted amazing. A great way to celebrate a special occasion.

DG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to take my out-of-town sister and brother-in-law for his birthday!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about the evening was wonderful. Food was delicious, Sammy, our server was fabulous, atmosphere was warm and cozy.

JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience. Will definitely be coming back.

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