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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

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4.8

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4.4

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (154)
Special Occasion (138)
Good for Anniversaries (136)
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Worth the Drive (105)
Good for Birthdays (97)
Good for a Date (92)
Authentic (91)
Quiet Conversation (87)
Fit for Foodies (80)
Creative Cuisine (64)
Cozy (63)
Notable Wine List (61)
Local Ingredients (57)
Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
Great for Lunch (48)
Sunday Lunch (42)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Business Meals (37)
Scenic View (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Great for Brunch (25)
Seasonal (21)
Comfort Food (17)
Tasting Menu (16)
Healthy (14)
Disabled Access (14)
Fun (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Organic (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Best french restaurant in DC and N.VA. best gourmet food, excellent service and attention to your special needs. a great experience for every occasion, business and for family events.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We've been going to L'Auberge Chez Francois since 1984, and it's become our favorite restaurant. Service and food are outstanding. A beautiful setting. Can't say enough good things about it. Now our next generation of family members is counting it among their favorite occasion restaurant. You cannot get wonderful regional French food like this anywhere else in the area. I hope it's around for another 60 years.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful as always.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic restaurant especially during the holidays.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We continue to enjoy our experience as long time fans of L'Auberge Chez Francois. Wonderful menu with plates well presented. Always a special atmosphere and absolutely no pressure to move quickly. Our favorite.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful evening on a snowy night. Festive decorations and fab food. You don’t leave hungry. Great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband I were married at Chez in 2005. We thought our visit on Saturday was possibly our best ever. Mark greeted us warmly and as a party of 6, we felt so welcome. James served us and could not have been more ideal. He embodied the Chez values perfectly. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and wonderful service. Restaurant has a charming atmosphere and well worth the drive to Great Falls.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Have kidney as an entree. Ordered double kidney appetizers for my entree.
Have a kidney with mustard sauce as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A lovely dining experience, there was nothing that was not perfect. A very special treat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

For us this is a special occasion restaurant. Celebrated our son's 30th birthday dinner there recently. Food was great, service excellent. Long but pretty drive for us to get there. My only caveat is the prix fixe structure. Would like to be able to order less of the admittedly excellent courses. I simply do not have the appetite for that much food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been going to Chez Francois since it was located in DC, and it is always excellent. I think it's one of the most special restaurants in our area, and I am never disappointed. It's one of a kind.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great restaurant! The service is attentive yet not overwhelming. The food is always prepared well and delivered with a very appealing ambiance. We truly enjoy dining at this elegant restaurant

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in the country (USA) - always outstanding in service and quality of food! They make the evening feel special. We love Pat - our waiter and friend for 27 years!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always wonderful! My favorite restaurant!!! The service is impeccable and the food is always delicious, regardless of what you order. Try the specials, you will be happy you did.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

One son had the roast duck. He is the foodie in the family and he thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Our other son had the deer and quail offering. He was delighted with the flavors and the presentation. My wife and I had the veal at a friend’s suggestion. My wife is of Italian heritage so she I’d a veal aficionado. We will be back!

Melissa is new to the restaurant and a welcome addition.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

For decades, this has been one of the finest French restaurants in America. That has not changed. Everything about it is superb -- service, ambiance, menu. It is not the spot for a quick meal, as everything is prepared to order from fresh ingredients. Though not stuffy, it is a tad formal and may not be to everyone's taste, but we have been coming here for years and have never had anything less than a great meal with outstanding service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful food by Chef Jacques Haeringer and his team

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My family and I have been dining at Chez and Jacques Brasserie for years and absolutely LOVE them both. It is a wonderful evening when it is filled with dining at Chez! We will continue to come back for many years!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food, service and ambiance was amazing. The server suggested that we come back after Thanksgiving to see the amazing holiday decorations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My wife fell backwards while trying to move her chair back. the staff was very concerned and helped her up and expressed concern about any injury. She was fine. Waiter was very attentive.
food was superb. Dining room was very cozy with the table near a fireplace.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A wonderful culinary experience. Our waiter, Freddy, made us feel like royalty. The food was cooked to our specifications and tasted heavenly. I can't wait until we can go there again and enjoy the culinary delights of this fabulous resturant.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

C’est Magnifique. L’au Never disappoints. I’ve been going there for many years, quite simply... it’s a gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We recently visited L'Auberge Chez Francois for our anniversary dinner. We had never been there before, but had heard good things about it and understood that it would be pricey. We thought the food was good, the service was just ok, the noise levels were high, and the value was questionable.

We ordered the Prix-Fixe offerings - the menu does not present a la carte as an option.

The Pros:

My dinner companion is the most awesome woman in the world!

All of the food we ordered was very good. My wife ordered Onion Soup, Shrimp/Spinach Salad, Duck Breast, and a Grand Marier Soufflé. I ordered Bay Scallops/Mushroom appetizer, house salad, Beef Tenderloins, and the Grand Marnier Soufflé. We were offered many extras - a sampling of lentil soup, sorbet, a special Anniversary dessert and a sample of cookies and chocolates.

Even though the food was great, it was no more notable than many other good French restaurants we have visited.

The Cons:

We were seated for at least 5 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. We were not provided menus and were left to wait for someone to visit our table. Then we were given water and it was probably another 5 minutes before we were given menus and asked if we would like to order any drinks. The process felt very pro forma - they went through the routine and at the end we paid the money.

Charging extra for the spinach salad when you are already paying $80+ per person seemed unnecessary.

While we are all about not being rushed, it was 1 1/2 hours into our evening before the salad course was complete and we were awaiting our meals.

There is just way too much food. While everything was tasty, it was a ridiculous barrage of food. We were both nearly full before our entrées arrived. We only ate half our meals to save some room to at least taste the soufflés.

So... Two people for dinner. Good food, but no a la carte offering. OK, not great service. $320 with tip. Just too much money for what you get.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

They make you feel special - even if you only go once in a while. The food is superlative and the ambiance is charming and relaxing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always a treat. Nothing else like around here; authentic French country cuisine. Don't miss the souffle.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was my favorite restaurant when I lived in Northern Virginia 1974-1990. I had not been back since moving to Texas. Chez Francois is still outstanding - a special treat!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Another great meal, celebrating my wife's birthday. My son and daughter-in-law were able to join us, and it was a special treat. Back next year, but long beore that just for the great food and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, great food. Always a special place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have patronized L'Auberge Chez Francois over 20 years and have never been disappointed, the food is superb, the ambiance wonderful and the service is always top notch. It is by far our favorite restaurant even though we have to drive 50 minutes to get there.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The definition of consistent. Always meets expectations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Chez François has been my parents’ favorite since they opened. Took Mom for her birthday. Tommy treated her like a queen! We had lunch. We had the pate appetizer and the crepes with duxelles. Superb! Their pates are the best. We were served split pea soup with our breads. So nice on a cool day. Mom was full, I had the Lemon Sole special - terrific. We had ordered Mom’s favorite , Gran Marnier soufflé. They surprised Mom with another dessert. Needless to say, we devoured both! I love the ambience, food and service here.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent Service, Creative & Well Prepared Food, and Romantic atmosphere. Plan on at least 2 hours for a wonderfully relaxing meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Seats are very uncomfortable for long sitting. Cushions need to be thicker on the chairs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was a quiet weeknight but we were well served. They were sweet to bring a treat for the birthday girl!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great meal, terrific service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful anniversary dinner. The multi-course meal was timed perfectly without us feeling rushed and able to enjoy every bite

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always amazing - food is beyond delicious. Our favorite restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Outstanding dinner and service. We will continue our tradition of wedding anniversary dinners at L'Auberge. Cannot imagine celebrating anywhere else.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very special restaurant for authentic French cuisine.

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