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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

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4.8

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4.8

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4.5

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98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (143)
Special Occasion (135)
Good for Anniversaries (130)
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Worth the Drive (100)
Good for Birthdays (89)
Good for a Date (83)
Authentic (79)
Quiet Conversation (79)
Fit for Foodies (75)
Notable Wine List (60)
Cozy (59)
Creative Cuisine (53)
Local Ingredients (47)
Great for Lunch (44)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Sunday Lunch (37)
Scenic View (33)
Business Meals (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Seasonal (22)
Comfort Food (18)
Tasting Menu (16)
Healthy (13)
Fun (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Organic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Casual (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

L’Auberge was fantastic - no superlative is good enough- once again as always. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed a special family dinner outing and had a magnificent time. L'Auberge chez Francois is consistently outstanding for fine dining, ambience and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

L’Auberge continues to impress in every way. We’re lucky its here and will visit Jacque’s Brassiere when the warm weather returns. Merci bien, Chef!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

I’d heard this place was excellent and he did not disappoint. The ingredients were fresh and delicious, each dish perfectly seasoned and balanced and prepared to perfection. Stand outs were the escargot, a garlic shrimp and baby spinach salad (a special that night), the lobster in a light cream sauce, and the soufflé. Truly outstanding. The service was also excellent...genuinely friendly and helpful. Although this is an elegant high-end restaurant, it was unpretentious. You need not worry if your French isn’t up to par or you go for the wrong utensil. The staff clearly wants you to enjoy being there and eating delicious good. Will definitely be back, what a treat!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We had heard exceptional things about the restaurant and it did not disappoint. Exceptional food, exceptional service and exceptional ambiance. Could not have found a better place for our anniversary.
We will use this as our "Go To" restaurant when we want to impress out of town guests!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We went here for lunch. A fixed price menu for about $40 includes a wide choice of appetizers, salad, entrees, dessert, PLUS a galls of wine or beer, Same food as dinner, but for much less.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

A throwback to a gentler era, with delicious French comfort food, in a lovely setting....have LOVED the Tarte Aux Quetsches for 30years!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful place, the service, the food, the wine, everything about our meal was phenomenal! The ambience was beautiful, definitely a must try!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Fantastic experience for our Anniversary ! We were seated by the fireplace as requested with no issues. Great value for the price ... the food and service were incredible. Will definitely be going back !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

This was our 4th visit and I enjoyed it more than ever. We were treated as honored guests. The food was wonderful as always and the atmosphere is still so quaint and romantic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Another fabulous lunch at our favorite restaurant. Working my way through the great menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful gastronomic experience! Warm welcome, consistently attentive but never intrusive service, outstanding food, lovely dining room. For our anniversary they discreetly brought a delicious extra dessert (meringue with raspberry coulis) with candle, and unobtrusively added champagne and truffles when they discovered it was our 50th. Truly outstanding visit. Especially impressive to maintain such high standards after all these years.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic food, excellent service, great attention to detail.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The four course meal and intervening fennel soup amuse bouche and palate cleansing apricot sorbet were all a delight. The charm of the setting and easy pace of the extended meal made it a very lovely experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Never fails to amaze. One could not find a better restaurant to celebrate a special occasion such as birthday or anniversary. Service is impeccable and they never rush you. Food is consistently outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful food, great service, beautiful setting :)

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Disabled Access
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

This is always my go to place for nice romantic evening. So consistently welcoming, with wonderful service and great food. The ambiance is worth the price even without eating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I have been to Chez Francois on numerous occasions over the years and the food and service are always excellent. I brought my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday and she had never been to the restaurant before. She enjoyed it very much and would like to return in the future

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My daughter ‘s wish to eat here before she heads back to college. Great meal. Thanks!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Eating at Chez Francois is always memorable. I have menu favorites. This time I decided to try the Salmon with Béarnaise sauce. I enjoyed the salmon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The service and food never disappoint. A true dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been going to Chez Francois for the last 40 years and it never disappoint us. Love it for a romantic or holiday event. Perfect for a date and Jacques is a hoot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Five course meal over two plus hours. Celebrated our 36rh wedding anniversary and it could not have been better.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My favorite "special" restaurant. I love the food and the atmosphere. Makes me feel like I am in France again. I would recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food, service ,and ambience were excellent to celebrate our anniversary and birthday! Auberge Chez Francois is a treasure!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best lunch is the area!!!! Lemon sole and beef medallion were both superb and service as usual was outstanding!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Another wonderful lunch at the best restaurant, got to say hello to all of our favorite waiters

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Charming and delicious, as usual. Family lunch to celebrate my mother's birthday. Food was excellent. Service was impeccable. Pleasing to all in our party from age 20 to age 90! This classic is always a winner!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and service in a wonderful atmosphere. Would highly recommend for special or any occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

As always, Service and food were impeccable. This is the best place we have found in Northern Virginia for fine French dining.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant and we have patronized it for many years. We recently moved and our travel time is now three hours, but it still remains our first choice to celebrate Birthdays and anniversaries. The only difficulty we encounter is selecting from the menu, as all entries are consistently excellent and the Pomme-Frites are absolutely the best we've ever encountered!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fabulous as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We enjoyed the cozy, comfortable atmosphere and especially loved all Christmas lights and decorations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere. We will return again as always. The best restaurant around.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

80th birthday celebration for parents

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was wonderful, as always. It isn't Christmas until you've been here

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Every little detail is always key to delivering the best experience

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 (London)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My husband and I hadn't been to L'Auberge in ages. Our dinner just before Christmas was as wonderful as we recalled past meals. Service impeccable, beautiful decorations for the holidays. Truly a special meal and evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Still wonderful and fabulous after all these years! It's decorated beautifully for the holidays. Fixed-price lunch is a bargain at $44. Will definitely come here again.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We go to l’Auberge Chez Francois once a year around the holidays. It’s a charming place with a fire in the fireplace and decorated with Christmas lights. The menu never changes but neither does the quality of service and food and the cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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