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About L'Auberge Chez Francois

Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 60 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.

332 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:30am – 1:30pm'
Sunday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Dinner:
Tuesday – Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 7:30pm

Cross Street:
Beach Mill Road

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 759-3800

Website:
http://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/

Parking Details:
Self parking

Executive Chef:
Jacques E. Haeringer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
L'Auberge Chez Francois loves special events! From Cooking Demos and Lunches led by Chef Jacques Haeringer; to Wine, Champagne and Artisinal Beer Dinners with Paul and Alex, Our Garden to Table Grand Dinners on our lovely outdoor terrace; Our new music series dinners at L'Auberge events, and so many more.
See our website for a complete list of our special events, and sign up for our monthly newsletter delivered right to your inbox! Our special events sell out quickly. Here's our link.

http://laubergechezfrancois.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe/%22

Special events are always just that..special at L'Auberge Chez Francois!
We are proud to carry the honor of "Best Special Events Restaurant" voted by our diners, merci beaucoup!

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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Treat your mom in your life to a special meal at one of the 100 Best Restaurants in America!

Private Dining

Celebrate life's special moments, weddings, corporate luncheons or dinners, holiday parties or "just want-to-party" events in one of L'Auberge Chez François warm and inviting dining rooms or outside terrace. Specializing in offering complete menus, we can accommodate groups from 25-100 persons.

L'Auberge Chez Francois Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (158)
Good for Anniversaries (131)
Worth the Drive (128)
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Romantic (122)
Good for Birthdays (101)
Good for a Date (84)
Quiet Conversation (78)
Authentic (77)
Fit for Foodies (76)
Notable Wine List (58)
Cozy (57)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Fireplace (49)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Sunday Lunch (41)
Historic (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Great for Lunch (35)
Business Meals (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Great for Brunch (26)
Scenic View (23)
Good for Groups (21)
Outstanding Value (19)
Seasonal (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Fun (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Private Room (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Organic (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Molecular Gastronomy (4)
Family Style (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Wood Oven (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Open Kitchen (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Service, food, surroundings are just plain outstanding

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

What can I say? The place is perfect and has been for decades. I still have no idea how their servers can be so simultaneously friendly without being overly familiar and who know just when you need something without hovering over you. The food is wonderful. Everything about it is special. I hope they last even longer than I do.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2017

A wonderful lunch to celebrate our anniversary. We hadn't been there in 15 years and it was as good as we remembered. We're gluten free so we were thrilled to see the whole menu was labeled, and there were tons of options including bread and crepes!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Went for Easter dinner with family. Menu is filled with lots of savory dishes and extensive wine list. Our waiter was very attentive, knowledgeable and gave us good suggestions. Food was delicious and masterfully cooked. We all had a great time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Historic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

L'auberge, which has been our special treat restaurant since 1989, never disappoints. The food service and ambience is always superior. As befits a quality French restaurant the wine list is regional and deep, and there are always a number of delicious bottles in the $40 range. Exactly as you'd expect from an authentic French restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We have been coming to L'Auberge Chez Francois for many years. We've always had an excellent experience. We are lucky to have them here!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Lovely rustic setting with beautiful garden and outstanding service. The food itself was a gourmet experience, and also highly appeciated was the warm and attentive service with a great personal touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Have dined at L'Auberge since the late 1970's when it first opened. Had not been back in a number of years, but was more than pleasantly surprised by the first class cuisine, preparation and impeccable service. Dined on the patio for lunch on a Spring day and was in heaven.

Highly Recommended

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2017

This was a fabulous place to celebrate an anniversary! The food and service were wonderful.

Tags: Historic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Always a solid choice. Excellant food. Superb wait staff. Pricel but worth it.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

L'Auberge Chez Francois was incredible as always. The filet of Dover Sole and the Filet Mignon were both great, with the typical complement of fresh vegetables. My wife's oyster appetizer was delicious as well and the souffle ended the meal perfectly. I have never had a less than excellent meal at this restaurant in 32 years.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Excellent French cuisine in an authentic French-style country home. We had a fantastic meal and were pampered by the wait staff. Atmosphere is warm, cozy, very special.

Tags: Historic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

This was probably my 20th time at Chez Francois and it was as perfect as it has always been. I have enjoyed it at all seasons, holidays and special occassions and it never disappoints. I no longer live in VA but always make a point when I visit to enjoy another experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Perfect Sunday lunch for four! The occasion was my mother's 89th birthday. We were seated at a quiet window table with a view to the garden. Service and attention to detail were exceptional. Our waiter made Mom feel like a queen. My filet mignon was cooked to medium-rare perfection. Everyone was pleased with their food and we tried everything from trout to duck to lamb. Then what a surprise! Mom was presented with a big beautiful chocolate/meringue/whipped cream dessert, complete with lighted candle which she blew out after we all oohed and ahh'd. Terrific, unhurried, and all-around special meal that we will all remember. We'll be back for Mom's 90th!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

excellent!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 9, 2017

VERY Good as usual!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the souffles (not to be missed), the Dover Sole and Duck. Attentive service, informed and helpful somellier and very nice, unobtrusive special birthday cake acknowledgement. One of our favorite places in N. Virginia!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Refer to my friend and his friend took him for dinner on his birthday!!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

As always the food and service
Were excellent. 3 of us had lamb, one fish and the other bouillabase. Thhe key lime pie was superb too. The tables are spaced well apart and the 5 of us could actually talk without yelling, Not common today in restaurants.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

As always, L'Auberge Chez Francois excelled at providing a wonderful dining experience. Excellent food, superb service, and great beverage choices made our anniversary meal perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Absolutely the best meal we have had in years! The service was fabulous; very attentive and yet knew when to leave us to dine at our leisure. Every course including cocktails was prepared and tasted excellent. They have an extensive wine section and the wine we were recommended was a perfect companion to the meal we selected. We will return soon.

Tags: Historic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Chez Francois has been a part of our lives and special occasions for years! This time we were there to mark our 53rd anniversary and all the while, I kept musing when we would be back and whom we would invite! It's civilized dining at its best. Our waiter, Bashir, was personable, polished, and nearly invisibly attentive. Indeed, when you go to Chez Francois, you will begin to recognize the wait staff, proud professionals who've been there for years, honing their skills.
Sitting there, I thought about the occasions we'd celebrated at those tables, including sweet, significant times with family now passed.
This is one of those perfect decision icons.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Excellent cuisine and service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Our waiter was attentive, friendly, professional and extremely welcoming and helpful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Historic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was excellent food, and the service outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Chez Francois. The food was delicious as always and the service was impeccable. I tried a new dessert ( lime pie) that was okay but not as good as others I've ordered n the past. Overall, it was wonderful and we will continue to celebrate special occasions there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This was my wife and my second visit. My step daughters birthday on this visit. We love this place, best fine dinning experience in the north Virginia area by far.
Wish there was more vegetarian options as there are only three. Maybe a alternate chefs choice menu meat free?
We will be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2017

I loved the Alsatian onion and cheese tart, the lentil soup and the cottage cheese spread are all divine!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 30, 2017

We have been dining at Chez Francois 40 years. It is reliably a special place to have authentic French food in an elegant surrounding with impeccable service. When we moved from Reston to Warrenton we made the decision to continue to visit our favorite in spite of the drive. We have never been disappointed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2017

My wife and I thought it was a little pricey for what they delivered. We ordered a side dish with our main course. The main course came but I had to remind the waiter about the side item which he brought a little later. While we were waiting for desert we noticed other tables getting a small portion of sherbet as a palate cleanser. We never received that. For a $250 meal they could have paid more attention to the details.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Service was wonderful as usual. The meal was good+, but not really worth the cost if the service was not wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 28, 2017

I haven't been to L'Auberge in years, but it still rates as one of the highlights of the Washington food scene. It's traditional Alcace/French, with food that melts in your mouth and is memorable. The service was appropriately laid back, allowing us to talk without having the waiter hover over us. When we left we told the waiter that we appreciated this, and he smiled and said he enjoyed watching us together (we were there for three hours!) It was well worth the $43 price fixed four course menu (with lots of choices and souffles, and included a small glass of wine).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fireplace, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Well worth the higher price! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a gastronomic delight.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fireplace
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

L'Auberge Chez Francois has received very positive reviews online and from our friends. As we made plans to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we desired a unique dining experience. We specifically selected L'Auberge Chez Francois to celebrate our 7th Wedding Anniversary! Our dining experience was exquisite from the time we arrived until the time we left. The level of service we received is second to none. Our cuisine was very carefully prepared and truly delicious. We enjoyed the range of flavors in the appetizer, salad, soup, chef inspired selections, main entree and our dessert. We absolutely recommend L'Auberge Chez Francois for special occasions and discerning taste. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Chez Francois never disappoints. The service is unbeatable, the food is beyond belief and, while a bit pricey, I believe you get bang for your buck, and the drive is a bit much. We love it for special occasions and dine there at least twice a year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Mother visiting DC

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 24, 2017

L'Auberge is our favorite "special occasion" restaurant, and it never fails to deliver. The food is outstanding, and the service/ambiance one of a kind. But this time, they went above and beyond. My 86-year old father is on a pureed/soft food diet due to swallowing issues, and I thought a souffle would be just the thing for him. Easy to eat, lots of calories (he needs them), and delicious. But he's not up and about these days, and he eats promptly at six. So I asked the folks at L'Auberge if, instead of having my souffle after my 7pm dinner, I could pick it up at 6pm, take it to my dad, and come back for my 7pm dinner. They said sure. It was ready when I got there, and piping hot. I took it to my dad, and returned with the empty dish an hour later. It worked out great. What a great restaurant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

I can always count on all the folks to make a special occasion even more so, If you are a fan of Pinot Noir, I highly suggest the Pommard. We had 2 bottles and I have been looking for more ever since.
Thank you Jacques Haeringer, magnificent as always my friend.
I will be looking forward to your videos & postings on Facebook , Cheers ,
Parris Pleger
President
Interstate Auto Lenders, Llc

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Wonderful meal and outstanding service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Last of a dying breed. A restaurant that maintains order and pays homage to its Alsatian roots. In a world of cucumber foam and molecular gastronomy, L'auberge chez Francois must be recorded for posterity. Will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

We went for a special family birthday, fabulous dinner, great service, elegant

Tags: Historic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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