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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

4.8

value

4.4

noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (183)
Romantic (156)
Worth the Drive (152)
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Good for Anniversaries (147)
Good for Birthdays (126)
Good for a Date (107)
Quiet Conversation (103)
Fit for Foodies (95)
Great for Outdoor Dining (91)
Authentic (86)
Notable Wine List (73)
Cozy (63)
Great for Lunch (60)
Sunday Lunch (57)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Local Ingredients (55)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Scenic View (43)
Good for Groups (42)
Great for Brunch (25)
Business Meals (24)
Seasonal (24)
Fun (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Historic (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Fireplace (14)
Healthy (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Organic (11)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Casual (5)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Molecular Gastronomy (4)
Vegan (4)
People Watching (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Private Room (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Tapas (1)
Family Style (1)
Open Kitchen (1)
Live Music (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding, as always! The service, meal and ambience are superb!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a multiple birthday celebration last Tuesday. We all love coming to Chez François. It's especially good for me as I am gluten free. There are so many choices, it's wonderful. We are 12 women and the waiters are wonderful! It's not easy dealing with a dozen women!

Thank you for providing a wonderful dining experience,

Regina Grant

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice place,oustanding service and crew from the welcome greating to the departure ,tasty food ,good price ...will go back for sure...

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Our food was beautiful and delicious. Everyone was so friendly and nice. Our server David was awesome. He made us at ease and catered to our every need. Even showing my nephew how to remove snails from their shell. Thea Bastille day race was also fun!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food and service was phenomenal. Wonderful place for more than a dinner; a complete experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We have been going to L'Auberge Chez Francois for over 35 years and have never been disappointed. This time, we were celebrating our 50th anniversary with our kids and their spouses (two of whom are professional chefs). Four of us had the lobster-- it was delicious. Abel, our server, was very attentive and helped make out evening memorable. Thanks for a great evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Wonderful as usual. The 28th birthday/anniversary dinner there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The quality of food was much less than expected from French Restaurant

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Take a delightful vacation sans passport. Such a setting, such well trained staff, no pretension, just good food and a beautiful well-kept surrounding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

My wife and I visit L'Auberge Chez Francois from time to time, usually on special occasions. This one was no exception. The food was awesome, the service impeccable, and the ambiance always welcoming and comforting. In all the years we have enjoyed L'Auberge, we have never once been even slightly disappointed.

Currently we are considering a large gathering of friends (about 16), and spoke with the staff about possible accommodations. As always, they assured us that this would not be a problem, and took the time to show us the "where" and the "how."

L'Auberge Chez Francois -- Not to be missed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on July 9, 2017

As usual the service was excellent and the food perfect

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Excellent service and wonderfully-prepared food, as always. L'Auberge has always been out "go-to" place for special occasions. The food and service never disappoint!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We have been going for years...in fact we just went a few months ago! My only complaint this time was the plates were extraordinarily hot. I also burned my tongue on the soup-this tells it might have been sitting for a bit. Our waiter was very kind and pleasant, but not the usual. We were very impressed with the GF options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

They are totally phoning it in. This place used to be good (and at one time, great). But it is a shell of its former self. The food was poorly prepared, super super salty and just slapped on plates, which were slapped onto the table. Cracked wine glass, dirty silverware, shrugged off by apathetic waiters. Never again

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Lovely lunch on a beautiful day. The extensive menu offers a variety of options for vegetarians, pescatarians, and meat eaters alike. The wine selection was great, as was the service. I highly recommend dining at this well-established gem.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The atmosphere, menu and service are all a five star experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

One of the best restaurants in the Washington DC area, it never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Our server Jay was excellent orchestrating a wonderful dining experience as always. Can not wait to come back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Always Perfect. We have been dining at Chez Francois for over twenty years. Every time is special and Spectacular, The food is amazing, and the service is welcoming and warm. Never fails to impress.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 6, 2017

The food and service was wonderful. My only complaint was the bill contained errors that were discovered after we returned home. Everyone in our party had the price fixe luncheon menu, which by the way is a great bargain. Several of the courses offer special upgrades for an additional cost. We were charged the ala carte price for the upgrades instead of the lower upgrade price published on the price fixe menu. Next time we will examine the bill more carefully. Despite the billing errors, the meal was worth the price!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

This is elegance! This restaurant has proper service. You will not leave hungry. You will later crave what ever you ate or took a bite of whether from your plate or someone at your table. I have been wanting to try the crepe as a starter but I have always stayed loyal and true to what I order on every visit. Thankfully my friend ordered it and it was lovely. It was light while also being hearty from the mushrooms, you could taste a little sweetness. I was craving it later. My usual has never failed me. I always get the roquefort tart, roquefort salad, beef bourguignon and the raspberry souffle'. We take my friend from England to L'Auberge Chez Francois every year when he visits. We were happy that he fell in love with a restaurant we are so passionate about. If you enjoy beer, you must try Le Picon Biere. It is my favorite. Picon is very hard to find and thankfully Jacques spoils his customers with it. It is made with Kronebourg 1664 and Picon Amer with a twist of lemon. I'm in love with it as well as the garlic toast with cottage cheese. I could have it every day. This restaurant is very special. You will travel back in time when service and food mattered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant, period. I love the food, the service is spectacular and the raspberry soufflé is my favorite dessert. I start thinking about this meal weeks before we go!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Overall best restaurant I have ever tried. The food was excellent, the service impeccable and the little things were just outstanding. There is no down side and we had an amazing experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Always a classic, superb service and great food. The experience is pricey, not your weekly outing for dinner but well worth the occasional splurge.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

My husband and I went for our anniversary. Everything was spectacular. The service, the food the ambiance. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We love L'Auberge: good food, pleasant ambience, charming and efficient service.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Service and food were superb. Andrew, our server, was a delight and very personable. Would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. You can't go wrong!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It is always a joy to drive over to Great Falls for an al fresco dinner in the garden. The red accents are evident in the waiters' uniforms, furniture & flowers. As the summer heat subsided & the fairy lights brightened, we relaxed with a Kir Royale & appetizer of garlic toast & chive-cottage cheese spread. First courses were the soft shell crab stuffed w/ lump crab meat and searded Canadian foie gras w/ a glass of Sauternes. Palette cleansing orange sorbet was perfect. The sommelier recommended a wonderful Gruner Veltiner to accompany my lobster & Barry's seafood feast. We pre-ordered dessert souffles: Grand Marnier for me & chocolate for Barry. Cappuccinos & sweets followed. Service was excellent & personal. This is a "must do" destination!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I had known L'Auberge Chefz Francois for more than 24 years. It used be a unique place with the chef's special touch on every plate. It doesn't seem to have the high standard any longer. While the service is still magnificent, the dishes are not the master piece that they used to be. I wouldn't want to pay such high price for an ordinary dish even if it turns out to be 5 courses. Wish they had kept the bar high for their food quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience; top flight French cuisine, exemplary service and lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Always superb food and service. The ambiance is always pleasant and you can talk and hear the person your with. My wife and I have been going to your restaurant many times over the past 20 years and you are consistently consistent. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent and service impeccable. Setting is very pretty and cozy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

What a pleasant evening. We were celebrating a significant birthday. Everything was lovely, as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great evening. We brought our dear French friends here to celebrate our joint anniversaries. The staff took great care of us. My friend and I shared the chateaubriand for 2 with bernaise sauce and truffle sauce. Fabulous! Still one of the classiest restaurants in the DC area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Wonderful as usual ......if anything "too much food".

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Seasonal, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Always superb! Excellent food, outstanding service. Ate outside I need a glorious day. Just perfect!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We came to L'Auberge Chez Francois for the first time, at the recommendation of other family, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our experience was first-rate and we plan to return to share our experience with others.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Brought a friend here for a weekday lunch to celebrate her birthday and lucked into temperate weather that allowed us to enjoy lunch al fresco, which greatly contributed to our enjoyment. While the food was basically good, there were a few mis-steps: no salmon caviar on the salmon appetizer; pommes frites that seemed to have been made earlier; but, worst of all, an "Alsatian-style tart" that bore no relationship to what used to be served here as an amuse and was simply barely sautéed onions and bacon over pot cheese served on a crumbly matzoh-like cracker (horrible) -- like something from California Pizza Kitchen. Mercifully, main courses and soufflés were up to usual standards and the birthday guest was treated to a baked Alaska of her own which delighted her. Service was perfect in every respect. We had never tried lunch here before and, although it seems like a good value, the level of care and cooking may not be the same as evenings.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I had forgotten how dreadfully expensive this place is. Although the food was wonderful, there is no way it was worth an average of $150/pp. Also when we were 1st seated, it was quite a long time before anyone remembered to bring us menus. Overall, I was underwhelmed with the service and overwhelmed with the expense. Won't be going there again.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary here and it was lovely. The restaurant made an effort to make it special for us...and it was.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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