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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!

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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4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (163)
Special Occasion (160)
Good for Anniversaries (151)
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Worth the Drive (127)
Good for Birthdays (107)
Good for a Date (106)
Quiet Conversation (106)
Authentic (101)
Fit for Foodies (85)
Great for Outdoor Dining (84)
Cozy (70)
Notable Wine List (68)
Local Ingredients (68)
Creative Cuisine (64)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Great for Lunch (49)
Sunday Lunch (46)
Business Meals (39)
Good for Groups (39)
Scenic View (38)
Seasonal (27)
Great for Brunch (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Fun (16)
Organic (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Healthy (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was wonderful! I first took my husband there for his 40th birthday. On Sunday we celebrated his 75th birthday. We have been celebrating special occasionals there for over 40 years. We love your restaurant and most especially your food and service. Thank you so much!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a wonderful dining experience at L'Auberge Chez Francois. The food was delicious and the ambiance couldn't be beat. The dining room was lovely, the service was unrushed and friendly, and we could actually hear each other speak - a real rarity these days.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

A lovely dining experience in charming old world surroundings!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful service and delicious food. Elegant and old school service. Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful flavors and a lot of good. With so many good restaurants in the area, it's had to compare. We could probably have had a meal almost as delicious for far less money, but... It's was a good experience and I'm glad we went.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

L’auberge never disappoints.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Phenomenal service, atmosphere, food and enjoyed walking outside on the patio and looking at the garden. An oasis of civility in tumultuous times.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

What a fantastic first dining experience at Chez Francois. My wife and I celebrated our five-year anniversary last week and I could not have wished for a better experience. I had the lobster bisque, seasonal duck salad, seafood and raspberry beignets. She tried the Roquefort salad, lobster thermador and souffle.

Not a single criticism. Amazing meal. Great cocktails. Epic service. Will do this one again, any day of the year.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Still our favorite occasion restaurant. Every room is beautiful, cozy and romantic and every anniversary we've celebrated here has been delightful. Sumptuous food, attentive service and a relaxed and unrushed meal make even non-occasions feel special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Superb as always - impeccable food, excellent service and charming ambiance. Other faves come and go, the L'Auberge is consistently among the top choices.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

A delightful lunch, the food and service are always special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had a terrific Anniversary dinner here. Although Bothe my husband & I have lived in the area for over 30 years, it was the first time we had dinner there. Food was OUTSTANDING, waitstaff very gracious, making us feel like we were in someone's home. When they piled the desserts on us, we could eat no more! Highly recommended for its excellent cuisine and atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Prefect birthday lunch for my wife. We had a great time and the food was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Why don't we have more meals here?! What a special place to eat and enjoy the ambience! The food was superb! Our waiter could not have been more attentive and friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fabulous food & service! A favorite of mine for years to celebrate birthdays & anniversaries as well as entertain out of town company!

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went there for our anniversary on a Sunday night, easily got a reservation on open table. The food and service were both great and the french ambiance was just right. The wine list offers a great selection of wines at fair prices. You can easily spend $100 each and we believe it is worth the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

As always the food here is superb and the ambiance is second to none.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Perfect restaurant to celebrate our 20th anniversary. From the time we were seated until we left it was a wonderful experience: from server, to drinks, to food, to ambience- it was exceptional.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was delicious and the waiter so kind.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of the best meals I have had this past year anywhere in the world. Everything was great about the experience. try the lobster and the tornedos. better yet create your own surf and turf by sharing both with a partner

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been coming here for over 30 years - Consistently outstanding food and service!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always great service and delicious food. On a weeknight, pleasantly quiet. Perfect for a special anniversary celebration.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We have been coming to L'Auberge Chez Francois for many years. It's always outstanding. This time we were lucky to have a beautiful day, so we sat outside. Perfect!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fabulous! Great meal for a special occasion. Worth the money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Over the many years we have been dining at Chez Francois we have never had any negative experience. The same high standard that has been their hallmark coupled with beautiful, peaceful location makes any visit a memorable experience.

We will return again and again especially when we can introduce a new guest to this lovely restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We recently had a great dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Great food and atmosphere. I have probably been here at least 50 times, but until last week, not in the past 10 yrs. It’s still a great place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant. The ambiance, the service, and most of all the food make it well worth the drive and the cost. Five stars--absolutely.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service,price is fair.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been dining @ L'Auberge Chez Francois for 30 years. Our passion is dinner on the patio in a gazebo. We had a wonderful wait staff & sommelier. The raspberry aperitif was a lovely beginning, along with the garlic toast & addictive cottage cheese & chive spread. The house salad is excellent & hubby loved his tuna martini. The orange sorbet was a nice palette cleanser. We both ordered seafood entrees & a half bottle of Viognier. Loved the lobster, crab, citrus & beurre blanc one I had. The chef sent over a terrific corn soufflé side dish. We always order dessert souffles in advance. My Grand Marnier w/ sabayon sauce was perfect! Barry's chocolate souffle will be even better next time when they give him a dark chocolate sauce! The Cappuccinos are perfection, especially when the chef sends over cookies & chocolate truffles. Spoil yourself! Make a reservation here soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a lovely meal outside in the patio and the service as the food was perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed every minute of this dining experience. It exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

As always, the food and service were impeccable. The daily specials are always outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

I have dined hear several times, primarily for the fixed price lunch. The food is always exceptional as is the service, our go to for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our favorite place for a special occasion. This time was for my husbands birthday. Chocolate soufflé is always our favorite treat

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This is an exceptional French restaurant The food is superb. The service is equally superb

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Celebrated my 63rd birthday and everything was excellent! Never had a Cesar salad as unique as the one that I had at this restaurant. My lobster dish and my husband's snails were also excellent! Looking forward to eating there again very soon!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very good food and service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Never disappoints! Yes, it is quite a drive to this restaurant, but it is always well worth the trip. The menu standards, such as the bouillabaisse, Dover sole and plum tart, are consistently superb and new menu items are just as fantastic - perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. Service is impeccable yet relaxed, a combination rarely achieved in restaurants offering this caliber of dining. The wine list is not a tomb (thank goodness) and instead provides a superb selection of wines by region that range from affordable to special occasion. We're truly fortunate to have this restaurant in our area!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Thank you so much for an outstanding service. Live the food and the service

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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