L'Auberge Chez Francois

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5178 reviews
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
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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4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect as always. Unobtrusive and helpful waitstaff. The sommelier was charming and gave us a perfect recommendation. L’Auberge will always be my special occasion restaurant.

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MC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always. Food, service, ambiance....all outstanding. Always a special place for special occasions.

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C
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was exceptional as were the appetizers. The main course was very good (we had Bouillabaisse and Trout). My companion loved her souffle for desert. I had the bread pudding which was good but anticlimactic. We plan to go back.

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MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience and worth the splurge.

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B
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love it here. The Alsatian plum tart is ridiculous!

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GR
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a lovely place to go for a special occasion. The dining rooms have a nice feel, although the chairs are somewhat uncomfortable. The service and the food are always excellent and you can speak without having to raise your voice

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MS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience - the Dover Sole and Lobster dishes food were outstanding. The service was Impeccable.

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M
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the prefixed lunch and everything was wonderful. If you have never been to L'Augerge Chez Froncois, I would highly recommend that anyone give them a try. The prefixed menu is $45 per person which includes, appetizer, salad, main course, dessert and a glass of wine. Great value, and wonderful food.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful lunch for our anniversary. This is our favorite restaurant and it always exceeds our expectations

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

Great food and great service. Always a treat for a special occasion.

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d
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As per normal, EXCEPTIONAL in every way. The best restaurant in this area bar none.

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LR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is our go to celebration restaurant always! Great food, great service, great ambience...it never fails!

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K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Valeentine

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BA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have always enjoyed this restaurant and their superb efforts to do their very best.

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RM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the experience tremendously. My wife was a French teacher and loves everything French, so this was a special treat for her. I enjoyed it very much also, with the food, service and ambiance all top notch. We even had a nice chat with a neighboring table which was an extra bonus.

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ML
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely the finest dining experience in terms of selection, quality, ambience, and service. Chez Francois never disappoints with its regular items and the specials are uniformly excellent and worth a try. Do not miss a soufflé at the end. And you will never find a better chocolate truffle to finish off your dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and the portions were surprisingly plentiful. Excellent value!

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JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very nice anniversary luncheon at L'Auberge -- the selections on the prix fixe menu were ample, the food was delicious and plentiful, the service was attentive but not hovering, the ambience was wonderful, and the prices were reasonable. This is definitely a "go to" restaurant for special occasions, especially if you like traditional French/Alsatian cuisine.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Reliably outstanding service, lovely ambiance and delicious food. A special place indeed!

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F
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything from the food, the wine, the service and the ambiance was exquisite, as always!

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ML
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, L'Auberge Chez Francois does not disappoint. Everything was excellent.

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j
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I had another of our many dinners at L'Auberge. As usual, the food was outstanding (we shared the Chateaubriand for two). The many courses in the complete dinner were all impressively prepared. I've never had an entree I haven't liked... we have tried them all from fish to steak, lamb and duck. The service was excellent (we were surprised that the restaurant was not filled to the usual near capacity, but it was a Sunday night). It still has the quaint and unique French country restaurant feel. The tables are well spaced to allow for private conversation. We treasure that L'Auberge Chez Francois is a great change of pace from the downtown restaurants where the tables are usually packed tight with sometimes excessive noise.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely the best,can't go wrong here. Great for special occasions

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P
8 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably my 6th or 7th visit. always outstanding! The service is welcoming, professional and attentive. The food is always prepared perfectly. This restaurant takes a great deal of pride in tradition and what they do. One of my favorite restaurants for sure.

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1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

L'Auberge Chez Francois is an absolutely fabulous dining experience. From the moment you step in the door until you take the last scrumptious bite and down the last drop of beverage you will not regret one moment of this amazing dining experience

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BA
11 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

service is always impeccable and the food very tasty but not overly rich

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v
39 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delicious Sunday luncheon to celebrate a birthday. The lobster bisque and salad appetizers were a perfect preview of the tasty main dishes of trout filets, cassoulet and boeuf bourguignon. The birthday “boy” was honored with a special dessert, while the rest of us enjoyed soufflés and cake. This pleasant dining experience was punctuated by the competent and friendly server who was attentive to our requests and queries. We are looking forward to our next Auberge event.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a special treat! The chocolate souffle as always was the highlight. The lemon sole was a bit overcooked and the filet mignon was superb.

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F
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! I simply can't say enough good things about our evening. Ambiance, service, food, wine list...exceptional. We can't wait for another "excuse" to go back.

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LA
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at L’Auberge!!! Our favorite place to go celebrate!

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LF
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An excellent experience at a DC establishment. We were treated like it was a very special time for them to serve us. And the food was excellent.

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SP
10 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing amazing amazing
My fiancé is a trained classical French chef From the culinary Institute of America and has worked at a number five star Michelin French restaurant as well as the fountainbleu in Miami. He was blown away from the presentation, to the flavors to the service. We loved the French onion soup and the Caesar salad. The meats were prepared to perfection and the seafood was flavorful and fresh. Most of all our waiter who was new was accommodating, professional and wonderful!! He made sure our every needs were met. You have to get the soufflé! The bouillabaisse and meat sampler platter were delicious. We celebrated his birthday and we’re so impressed with everything. We can’t wait to bring our friends back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal and great service!

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MW
39 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took friends who had never been to this restaurant. They thoroughly enjoyed it. The lobster entrée was delicious. As was the mixed meats entrée and beef Wellington special. We found a very reasonable Chateauneuf du Pape on the wine list. If you’re looking for a special old world dining experience, this is the place.

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M
15 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This fabulous restaurant is our favorite, by far. The staff goes above and beyond to make your experience with them the best. The food will never be a disappointment! We go to L’Auberge Chex Francois for very special occasions. If the prices were lower we’d go more often, but for now it is saved for special events. We’ve also been to some cooking demos which are informative, entertaining, with an enjoyable meal to top it off.

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O
78 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it's not just a meal, it's an experience. 4 courses plus an amuse-bouche, palette cleanser and after dinner treats. We were there for 3 hours. Certainly not because they are slow, but because it is an experience to savor, slowly. We sat next to a lovely fireplace, the atmosphere is so french country inn perfect. So many appetizers and main course choices, and ALL sound amazing. We had the Chateaubriand de L’Auberge, it was perfectly prepared, so tender and incredible. We also had the soufflé and L’omelette norvégienne (baked alaska), both were to die for. Mind you, this is NOT a cheap place to go to every week, it's expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for, and more. For special occasions, and special nights out, I'm not sure if there is a better restaurant in all of Northern VA. They always rank at the top of every restaurant list for this area.

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5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my go-to restaurant whenever I want to splurge or celebrate. The food is outstanding. I love this place. Last time, had the lobster and it was exquisite.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the city. Bar none.

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrate my Birthday! We enjoyed dinner and atmosphere. Food is excellent.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was perfection upon dishware, but it was the welcoming demeanor and genuine warmth of Chez Francois' impeccable staff that made our evening extra-special. From the moment we walked through the front door we felt like we were being welcomed into a beautiful home and treated as honored guests. A special shout-out to our server, David, who anticipated our every wish and need and, to quote Charles II of England, was "never in the way and never out of the way."

I now understand that fine food is only half of the equation for a special dining experience. Seasoned, friendly, attentive, and sincere staff can take an extraordinary meal and turn it into a magnificent, unforgettable event. Many thanks to all at Chez Francois who continue to maintain L'Auberge as the treasured, one-of-a-kind place that it is.

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