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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

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (177)
Worth the Drive (145)
Romantic (145)
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Good for Anniversaries (143)
Good for Birthdays (131)
Quiet Conversation (96)
Good for a Date (95)
Fit for Foodies (94)
Authentic (81)
Great for Outdoor Dining (80)
Notable Wine List (72)
Neighborhood Gem (62)
Great for Lunch (57)
Cozy (57)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Local Ingredients (55)
Sunday Lunch (51)
Scenic View (37)
Good for Groups (32)
Fireplace (32)
Business Meals (29)
Historic (28)
Great for Brunch (25)
Seasonal (22)
Comfort Food (19)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Healthy (13)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Organic (9)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Molecular Gastronomy (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Private Room (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Family Style (3)
Casual (3)
Vegan (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Open Kitchen (1)
Wood Oven (1)
Tapas (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent romantic dinner highly recommend

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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, good service, nice wine, helpful but not pushing recommendation for meal and wine. Of course not the credit of the restaurant but gorgeous weather added to it.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Another great meal We both had the salmon and it was outstanding. Excellent service

Thanks

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Consistently outstanding. We've been patrons for about 20 years and go there about twice a year. After each visit, we say, "we should go here more." Ambiance (we ate in the garden) is wonderful, service impeccable, and food is great. Fixe price lunch is a great value.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We sat out side on the patio which is perfect when weather permits. One could not find a better ambience. The food and service were as good As inside the restaurant. Jacques is an excellent host and always is concerned that his guests have a great dinner. The food is authentic Alsace!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always the most relaxed and enjoyable dining experience around !

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

One of our most favorite places to go in the world for a dinner on a special occassion

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Enthusiastic crew, lovely details, perfect in every way.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Picked Chez Francois as a Father's Day destination and could not have been happier. Great food, super service and does not disappoint. Waiter was overly attentive and his attitude added to our pleasure. Highly recommended.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Perfect, as always! Already looking forward to our next visit.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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food5
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service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fine restaurant, but our waitress was hurried and a bit rude. Not appropriate for that level of cost and cuisine.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food4
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We've been here about once a year for the last 15 and have always thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They set the bar high for any place that wants to join the best the area has to offer.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We have been going here for years and it never disappoints for special occasions

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

What a wonderful evening to celebrate my youngest son's college graduation!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We visited L'Auberge Chez Francois for a special lunch celebrating my daughter's graduation. We had visited several times before for wedding anniversary dinners, but hadn't been there in five years. The staff was very thoughtful, and our waiter very attentive and friendly. We had a table for six, including 3 teens (our youngest is 13) and had a wonderful meal. I noted that the restaurant is kid-friendly because this was a nice experience for us all. Also, you I'll be full when you leave -- pace yourself and don't eat too much bread!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

As always, attentive service, delicious starters, hot-served food, superb desserts. The prix-fixe lunch menu is the area's best value - come hungry, there is no skimping on quantity or quality.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We had a lovely luncheon with friends. Our waiter was warm and friendly, the food was delicious, and we sat for hours without being rushed. Pricey for lunch, but well worth it.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner for my husband. Come hungry!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Everything you hear about L'Auberge Chez Francois is TRUE! The service, ambiance, and food are off the chart. My Dover Sole and my companion's Roast Duck were beautifully prepared and very tasty. Chef Jacques deserves a HIGH FIVE! Worth every penny...

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

The best.

Whenever we want to treat a friend to a fine French meal, our thought first turns to l'Auberge Chez Francois. I like to find negatives to show my review is carefully considered, but that is hard to do here. The wine list, the service, the fixed-price menu, the variety, the desserts--what can I say. Magnifique!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Splendid food and service! A great place to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Have dined at L'Auberge many times over several decades. It never fails to provide an exceptional dining experience.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Meal was excellent, service was outstanding. Nice touch with the anniversary desert. Lived the experience. Will definitely go again.

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 (Naples)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Wonderful food, ambiance and service. Leasurely dining with several courses for an all- inclusive meal. Come here every year with my friend to celebrate our friendship.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We dine at L'Auberge probably twice a year, given that's our budgetary limit. It is a fine place, a clear cut above most restaurants overall, in terms of cuisine, service and ambiance. We've been going there for decades now. We should have a frequent-eater card!!! It's fun and worthwhile!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 10, 2017

First visit in 25 years since leaving the area. Still an exceptional experience of food and service.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great meal, great ambiance, and great service. L'Auberge doesn't disappoint for a special occasion.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always perfect!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

this great restaurant continues to deliver on the quality of food and service that has made it special into the second generation. Always enjoy the main dinning, wine dinners and cafe experience.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Food was amazing as was the service. we went for lunch... 4 courses plus a glass of wine for $43.00 each. I had the mussels with garlic butter for an appetizer and the calf's liver for my lunch. Both were to die for. This place may be the best value for your money in all of DC. Our waiter (Eric) was very pleasant & attentive. I asked for a tour of the kitchen and they were thrilled to accommodate me. We will definitely be back on our next trip to DC.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We dined in the garden and the loudest noise was the sound of the fountain next to us. It was beautiful and romantic. A perfect way to celebrate an anniversary. L'Auberge never disappoints. Outstanding!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

A bit of a trip for us, but L'Auberge Chez Francoise never disappoints! The cuisine is in no way pretentious; just well prepared, using good ingredients, thus providing an experience that satisfies on several levels. It was a perfect choice for our 59th wedding anniversary.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

L'Auberge is a gem. The food was exquisitely prepared. Andrew, our waiter, was incredible; polished, professional and accommodating. The restaurant is pin-perfect clean and organized. An A+ dinner.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great spot for an outdoor meal that is very special for friends.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Everything was perfect as it always is here. The ONLy thing that I would have negative to say is that we were sitting in the front room and we could hear the dot matrix printer printing. I assume it's the kitchen printer but we could definitely hear it and both commented on it. I've sat in that room on prior visits and have never heard it so maybe it was an anomaly. Chez Francois is the best value for your money in fine dining that I have ever experienced. I love it there. We are very thankful we love so close.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

A charming restaurant that brings back memories of many happy times in the Alsasce

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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service4
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 2, 2017

L'Auberge Chez Francois is an exceptional restaurant. I had lunch there twice this year and once last year. Each time the food was delicious, the service was fantastic, and the ambience was amazing. I could only marvel at the perfect preparation of each dish. The service was attentive and resulted in hot foods delivered to the table piping hot, despite the fact that we dined in the beautiful outdoor garden on a breezy day. Most recently (June 2, 2017), I enjoyed the boulliabaise for my main course, which had wonderful flavor and lots of seafood, and my husband savored his cassoulet. We shared the salmon plate and the caramelized onion/bacon tart, which were both fantastic appetizers. Our desserts consisted of a beautiful plum tart and a wonderul chocolate tart, each delicious and served with home-made ice cream. The four-course meal included a salad and a glass of wine for $43, plus a small unexpected course of cream-of-asparagus soup to begin the meal. The menu includes many choices of appetizers, main courses, and desserts for this price. I rarely leave a restaurant feeling that the meal was worth every penny, but it truly was each time I have had lunch at L'Auberge. The place is a gem!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2017

It was perfect as always. This has long been my Mom's favorite restaurant and is a solid tradition for the two of us to go there to celebrate her birthday every year. We used to go a lot more often but lunches are easier for her now. The prix fixed lunch is a terrific value, the service is always impeccable, and the food is divine. We were lucky this year that the weather was Perfect for sitting in the garden. Thank you, as always, for the entire staff for making her birthday wonderful, yet again.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Wonderful, delicious, great experience. Highly recommend!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Our lunch for my husband's birthday was delightful. We invited our 17 year old son at the last minute. We wanted him to have the same experience as I did growing up. My father, who recently died at age 84, loved to bring us to your restaurant to celebrate special occasions. He wanted his three children to experience a fine dining atmosphere, from the food to the ambiance to the wait staff. I am forever grateful to him for doing this. I wish he were still here to continue enjoying this experience. Our family will continue to share our memories with you with family and friends. We look forward to dining with you again.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
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