About L'Auberge Chez Francois
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.
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
Beach Mill Road
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jacques E. Haeringer
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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.
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!
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
A quick decision led to an unexpected re ...
A quick decision led to an unexpected reservation for six at 8:30 PM. While initially seated inside we requested outside seating, if possible, which was immediately accommodated. The service was outstanding as was the food. Whatever we requested was immediately handled. Beautiful outdoor dining with a waning moon. We closed the restaurant and walked out with the waiters. Definitely a memorable evening!
I went with her friend for her birthday. ...
I went with her friend for her birthday. Last year we went for my birthday, both time we were enchanted by the service, the courtesy of the staff, the quality of the food and presentation, It wasn't noisy in a beautiful surrounding. I hope we won't wait an other birthday or year to go back. I already recommended it to my friends. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
As always, L'Auberge comes through for a ...
As always, L'Auberge comes through for a romantic evening celebrating our wedding anniversary. Wonderful service is what we come to expect and why we come back. My 2 cents worth of advice: always get the souffle! Ask for extra garlic bread! And the Caesar salad is fantastic!
We celebrated my Mom's 80th birthday at ...
We celebrated my Mom's 80th birthday at the restaurant. It was a very special place, and the service was professional, friendly (but not intrusive). One in our party has severe wine allergies and we were accommodated with grace and delicious options.
Wonderful venue, fantastic food and serv ...
Wonderful venue, fantastic food and service by this family run and owned restaurant. Service spot on. Cold libations and drinks served with care. Food out of this world. Chef even gave us a tour of his three gardens and other chefs were picking the herbs and beans to use for the next service. Just a big bravo!! Would do 6 stars if possible! Not to be missed-
The entire dining experience was excepti ...
The entire dining experience was exceptional. The waitstaff, hostess and manager were all very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent and authentic. Wonderful ambience. I was only a party of one, as I am in the area on business, but will definitely be returning soon, hopefully bringing my family with me next time.
As always the food was excellent. We co ...
As always the food was excellent. We come here two to three times a year, as we are nover disappointed with the food, the ambience, the service, and the value. It was a bit noisy on a Sunday afternoon due to people enjoying several birthdays at the same time...but it is understandable why people come here for special occasions. The only issue was the cappuccino, which was very watery. Have the expresso!
elWe have dined here several times and a ...
elWe have dined here several times and always have a good experience..great food, service and ambiance. Still confused on "dress code"...after reading some reviews... and a "dress code" is NOT stated on their website.
Top notch in every way. The service and ...
Top notch in every way. The service and food were impeccable. The dishes were timed perfectly. The only mishap was at one point the waiter misheard a drink order and brought the wrong cocktail. It was immediately corrected. The maitre d' was friendly and helpful.
My one nitpick is my date doesn't eat salad dressing, and her L'Auberge Salad was kind of a plain affair with no dressing. But that is mostly about her being a picky eater. My meal could not have been improved in any way.
Allow at least two hours for your meal, and you will enjoy every minute of it.
Wonderful and memorable experience for h ...
Wonderful and memorable experience for husband's birthday dinner! The waiter was very attentive and polite, yet relaxed. The food was out of this world! The ambiance is intimate and lovely, like being at a restaurant in the European countryside.
Caution - Show up hungry because it's a lot of food!
Our waiter was new.....but great. The s ...
Our waiter was new.....but great.
The support staff has gone down since we were last there.
I had to ask twice for them to clean our table.
Also, no butter knife. I had to use a huge knife to butter my bread.
Not the way it's done in Alcase I'm afraid.
I took my wife of 17 years on our annive ...
I took my wife of 17 years on our anniversary based on a recommendation from a work associate. From beginning to end the experience might have been the best dinning experience I have had in my life. All 6 courses were perfect and amazingly delicious. For our anniversary, we were even treated to a special "off-menu" shared small desert while we waited for our desert course. I have already recommended the restaurant to everyone I know in the area and I know I will try to go back at least one more time before I move. Simply AMAZING!
Still my favorite since the days many y ...
Still my favorite since the days many years ago when the restaurant was down on Vermont Ave. I am constantly amazed at Francois' vision when he moved out to the country. He certainly knew what he was doing! Still the best French food and service in the metro area.
Our family celebrated a special occasion ...
Our family celebrated a special occasion by having the 6-course prix fixe Sunday lunch at Chez Auberge. The food was outstanding and plentiful and served beautifully. For the entrees we had the lamb tenderloin, veal scallopini with Virginia country ham, short ribs and trout almondine - all were superb. Vegetables and salad came from the restaurant's organic garden and were wonderful. This is a pricey restaurant that is worth it for a special occasion.
This is a special place to celebrate spe ...
This is a special place to celebrate special occasions and the staff never fails to deliver. Service and the meal was excellent. L'Auberge Chez Francois is always at the top of its game. We had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday!
Overall the restaurant is excellent in a ...
Overall the restaurant is excellent in all categories, specifically Service, food, and ambience. Special thanks to our server, Yacine. He provided few good suggestions with respect to food, cocktails. He was very attentive and pleasant.
L'Auberge always makes dining there for ...
L'Auberge always makes dining there for any meal something special and magical. Service is always outstanding and the food is delectable every time. Never rushed or hurried it is a fine and relaxing dining experience hard to find anywhere else. Merci!
What can I say .....the best. I love th ...
What can I say .....the best. I love this restaurant. I love taking loved ones for special dinners.
My friend from England has been twice in less than a year. When in the USA, this will be his go to place. From England, he recommends it on Facebook. There is so much to recommend. You can't go wrong with anything you order. Everything is over the top excellent from the service to the food. It's fine dining. Ask for Fredy.
We have gone to L'Auberge chez Francois ...
We have gone to L'Auberge chez Francois for almost 30 years and always have been very satisfied. The food is fabulous, the service is impeccable and we love the atmosphere. It is our favorite restaurant even though we have to travel 50 minutes + to get to the restaurant. I would recommend it to anyone
Unfortunately, my wife's entree was not ...
Unfortunately, my wife's entree was not very good. She is a big fan of lobster, being from New England, and ordered the lobster entree. The sauce that came on the lobster was so rich that one could hardly taste the lobster through it (she shared it with me as she lost interest). Also, we were seated at a table in the corner of a second room, although the main room was wide open in terms of available tables. Since we drove from Charlottesville expressly for the dinner, I would have reservations recommending the restaurant to others down here.
We have been to CF before for special occasions. However, it has been 6 years since we were last there, and things seemed to be different, without the former ambience.
Outstanding in every way. This is our a ...
Outstanding in every way. This is our absolute favorite restaurant
in the DC Area. We returned to the area with out-of-state friends and had to dine here. The food, service, and ambiance were all excellent. We had a thoroughly memorable evening.
We were looking forward to a lovely even ...
We were looking forward to a lovely evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary! We enjoyed the food, but felt the choices were somewhat dated.
The server was almost to attentive and opinionated expressing his views on what we should have for our anniversary dinner! My major criticism was the speed at which the food was delivered and how little time we had to enjoy between courses. We have been to many amazing restaurants around the world and have been able to enjoy the ambiance of each! Sadly knowing that a 2 hour window is all we had, we won't be rushing back soon
Our lunch was exceptional. We enjoyed t ...
Our lunch was exceptional. We enjoyed the price fixed menu and everything from the appetizers to desserts were exceptional. Eating lunch in the garden was divine. I look forward to coming back soon. I have already told my friends how wonderful the restaurant is.
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