About L'Auberge Chez Francois

332 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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Travellers in the beautiful Alsatian countryside, seek out "auberge", the little family inns that dot the roadsides, to eat well and enjoy the scenery. They know they will find fine food and glowing spirits, at an excellent value. Welcome to L"Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital, nestled among lush woods and fragrant gardens, 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 sincerely hope that you will enjoy your visit with us. Reservations for Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge can be made through Open Table at L'Auberge Chez Francois-Jacques' Brasserie.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
L'AUBERGE CHEZ FRANÇOIS:
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
JACQUES' BRASSERIE AT L'AUBERGE and BAR ROUGE:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM; 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM; 4:30 PM - 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:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, 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.

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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!

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Cheesecake
Chocolate Tarte
Chocolate  Soufflé
Iles Flotantes
Chocolate Souflé
Sweetbreads
Escargot
Plum Tart
Pâté
Duck Foie Gras
Oysters with mignonette
Foie Gras
Duck Breast Salad
House Salad
Le Saute Gourmande Papa Ernest
Tomato Salad
Key Lime Tart
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Champagne Appertif
Maine Lobster & Lump Crab W/Sauternes Butter
Garlic Bread & Alsacien Cheese Spread
Le Picon Biere
Beef Bourguignon
Souflé De Grand Marnier
Sweetbreads With Foie Gras

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

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4.8

value

4.4

noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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The excellence continues. Flawless fo ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 3 days ago

The excellence continues. Flawless for 60 years! Worth the drive to the far burbs to dine in the relaxed country/auberge setting. 5 course pre fixe with wonderful options in each course plus extras. Souffles are terrific. Plum tart is classic and always good. Service is outstanding. in good weather, dining on the large patio is a special treat.

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One of the few places that you can get s ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 3 days ago

One of the few places that you can get sweet breads in northern Virginia. They were delicious. The lobster bisque, veal, and trout were very good. Leave yourself plenty of time for dinner and dessert as the pace is relaxed. A wonderful place for conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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Fantastic meal and service! Great for s ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic meal and service! Great for special occasions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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We use to go here 7 to 8 times a year. T ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 4 days ago

We use to go here 7 to 8 times a year. That was up until we stopped 15 years ago because the lack of service and the food was no longer the same quality. For our 50th wedding anniversary I decided to go back for old times sake . The food quality was back close to where it was those many years ago but the service wasn't close. There were lot of help that that did not have the experience it takes to put this back to 5 star rating. It still is a nice romantic setting.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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Mom and Dad date. I found this place by ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 5 days ago

Mom and Dad date.

I found this place by chance while riding my motorcycle around Great Falls. I knew my wife would love it, it has the right looks and tastes that any french restaurant should have. The service was friendly and professional, the recommendations hit the spot, and the price was great for the amount of food that we got.

The fixed price lunch menu is the way to go .............enjoy

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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Absolutely the finest: environment, cuis ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely the finest: environment, cuisine and service in the DC Metro area. We used to reserve L'Auberge for special occasions due to it exemplary everything; but now we go for our "date night" as often as possible. My wife and I love L'Auberge. And the love is returned by the staff who has served us over too many years.

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The dinner, service ,and ambiance was wo ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined 6 days ago

The dinner, service ,and ambiance was wonderful as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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I love that place and I love the food an ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 16, 2016

I love that place and I love the food and the setting.

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It was a marvelous dining experience. T ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 16, 2016

It was a marvelous dining experience. The best soft crabs ever. Megan, our server, was just amazing. She made our dining experience even better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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A relaxed and delightful Sunday luncheon ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

A relaxed and delightful Sunday luncheon. Excellent service to meet all the customer's needs. Wonderful variety of food and wine choices pleasing even foodie friends. Every trip is a treat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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Service was superb. It's a little price ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 13, 2016

Service was superb. It's a little pricey, but we knew that going in. We had a nice time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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As always, L'Auberge Chez Francois is an ...

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 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 13, 2016

As always, L'Auberge Chez Francois is an excellent dining experience. The service was impeccable, the bread is excellent and each course was a delight.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Always excellent for any occasion. We v ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 13, 2016

Always excellent for any occasion.

We visit this restaurant as often as we can and we are never disappointed. We got married there and had reception , our son got engaged just recently at L'Auberge Chez Francois and everything is always perfect. We love this place for any occasion.

The people who work here are very professional and bend over with excellence .

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic
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WONDERFUL experience!! Our waiter was li ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 13, 2016

WONDERFUL experience!! Our waiter was like having an old friend. The food was divine and the decor was beautiful. I can't wait to go again! Early afternoon (we booked a 1200 reservation) was perfect to get all the attention from the wait staff, avoid the crowd and noise level and enjoy lower prices with the same quality of food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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Friends from out of town joined us for l ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 13, 2016

Friends from out of town joined us for lunch. Such a lovely setting, the server was amiable, knowledgeable and friendly without any touch of "snootiness". The food was memorable. Not sure how far in advance one would have to make dinner reservations but lunch was about a week before. What a neighborhood gem!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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Food and service were both merely good, ...

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 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 12, 2016

Food and service were both merely good, which was disappointing for the price. I don't understand how this restaurant gets such stellar reviews. I don't plan to go back.

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Service was impeccable...while still war ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 11, 2016

Service was impeccable...while still warm and friendly.

Gracious greeting by all staff.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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Chez Francois did not disappoint. Hadn' ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 9, 2016

Chez Francois did not disappoint. Hadn't been there for several years, but was very pleased with the attentive service, meal recommendations and the dinner in general.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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Lunch on the veranda ... A beautiful set ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 9, 2016

Lunch on the veranda ... A beautiful setting ... Delicious food ... French ambiance ... Perfect afternoon!

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Amazing food, wine and service. We felt ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 6, 2016

Amazing food, wine and service. We felt pampered and attended to all of our questions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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It was perfect

vip
 (New England)
·Dined on August 6, 2016

It was perfect

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A spectacular lunch experience as always ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 6, 2016

A spectacular lunch experience as always. The service is impeccable. Not to much, not to little, just right.

The food exquisite. I come here often both to impress my business customers and my personal friends/romantic interest.

The Lunch experience is a huge value and one you ought to partake in if you are new and if the dinner prices look daunting. Regardless, go soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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One of the best restaurant we have been ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 6, 2016

One of the best restaurant we have been to. Amazing food and service.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 5, 2016

My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary for a second time at L'Auberge Chez Francois. Fine dinning without the attitude.

We'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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Special occasion. Do I order an old fav ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 5, 2016

Special occasion. Do I order an old favorite or try something new?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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Outstanding in every way! We live 7 hou ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 5, 2016

Outstanding in every way! We live 7 hours away but we are already planning and looking forward to our next visit. Thank you, L'ACF, a wonderful experience. Russ and Dottie Guthrie

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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Our server Ari was outstanding. He was a ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on August 3, 2016

Our server Ari was outstanding. He was attentive but not intrusive, very friendly, helpful and accommodating. A very pleasant evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Our visits to L'Auberge Chez Francois ha ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

Our visits to L'Auberge Chez Francois have also proved memorable and this one was no exception.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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Wonderful sunday brunch to celebrate an ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

Wonderful sunday brunch to celebrate an 80th birthday. Was perfect !

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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Very good French food, a true gem in Ver ...

 
 (Cleveland)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

Very good French food, a true gem in Vermillion, OH!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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There is a word I have for this restaura ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

There is a word I have for this restaurant - Special. This is the most special restaurant. The service is grand. It's what service used to be and should be everywhere. When you look at the staff, you see a happy staff of people that seem like family. The food is unbelievable. It is course after course of lovely food that you crave later. It is always a special night and I look forward to my next reservation.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Historic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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Outstanding food, service and ambience. ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

Outstanding food, service and ambience. Romantic. It's a special place and our #1 spot for special occasions.

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This was an incredibly disappointing mea ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

This was an incredibly disappointing meal, considering the price and reputation of this restaurant. While the staff is great, very friendly, very considerate and we had a wonderful waiter, I have nothing to say about the boring and sometimes simply awful food. From the microwaved appetizer tart with the chewy pastry shell, to a uninspired salad drowned in Roquefort (which we had to pay more for, because the only a mixed green is an option on the 'six courses' they advertised), to oversalted trio of meats that had pretty much the same sauce splattered all over - it was all edible, but something I'd expect to get at a third tier establishment on the verge of shutting down. The souffles were the biggest disappointment of all, pure mush and blander than cardboard - both. Altogether a very poor experience. I give the place a two because the staff is good.

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Great (& witty) service from our waiter, ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 29, 2016

Great (& witty) service from our waiter, David. Food, as always, was stunning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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SUPERIOR ambiance and culinary skills! H ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 29, 2016

SUPERIOR ambiance and culinary skills!

Highly recommended for a romantic get-a-way, as well as a lunch/dinner in honor of a colleague.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Always a superb lunch or dinner. We had ...

vip
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 29, 2016

Always a superb lunch or dinner.

We had halibut and the filet which were cooked perfectly with delicious sauces. And this time of the year you can not beat their superb home grown tomato salad-what a treat!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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Awesome restaurant for special occasions ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 28, 2016

Awesome restaurant for special occasions. Pricey, but worth it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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A very nice, classy restaurant to go for ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 28, 2016

A very nice, classy restaurant to go for special occasions since it is a little bit expensive but

the food and the ambiance is superb!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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excellent experience as always. it is on ...

 
 (Washington DC)
·Dined on July 27, 2016

excellent experience as always. it is one of the few places where you can feel special based on service and food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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Never Disappoints. A long time favorite ...

 
 (San Diego)
·Dined on July 27, 2016

Never Disappoints. A long time favorite, this time we went for lunch. All the special features that we love about Chez Francois as well, the price for lunch at a very affordable price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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