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La Chaumiere

2813 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3712 (Georgetown)
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Ranked #98 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Georgetown
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84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Frederick, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

After checking their website, arrived before 10:00 PM on a Friday night, hoping to order dinner based on their "10:30 PM closing". Told sorry, the kitchen had closed, despite other diners still being present.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Maybe it's the chocolate souffle. Maybe it's the close location to our house. Maybe it's the rustic interior which, while bordering on outdated, still comes across as charming. Maybe it's the ease of getting a table even on busy evenings. Maybe it's the chocolate souffle. Maybe it's the fact that we always get the same smiling waiter that welcomes us... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Although we were there on a Friday evening, it was early by Georgetown standards. This allowed us the opportunity to have the undivided attention of our waitress, Marie-Re. It was a delightful experience and a wonderful meal. We were seated in the small front room and the crowds only started to arrive as we were leaving. It would have been... More

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Doylestown, PA
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you love France, you will love La Chaumiere! The restaurant provides a beautiful and comfortable Country French décor and ambiance in Georgetown. We were graciously met at the restaurant’s entrance by one of the two French owners, Martin Lumet. All the servers I overheard were clearly French, as was our server, reflected in her very professional attentiveness. The owners’... More

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Charlottesville, VA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Absolutely delicious, simple French food. Every dish I tasted was perhaps the best of its kind I've ever eaten. The tarte tatin is to die for. Seating is close, so it's best to be open to exchanging friendly words with your neighbors, but that too felt very authentically French. Service was excellent.

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Portland, Oregon
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168 reviews 168 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I can not remember the first time I dined here but it was a long time ago, nothing has changed. It's still one of the "standard" French restaurants in DC to dine at. One can easily tell by looking around the dining room many familiar faces enjoying another well prepared meal I chose this to have dinner with and meet... More

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Buffalo, New York, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

La Chaumière is lovely traditional French bistro in the Georgetown area of Washington DC. It is decorated in Auberge style with a fireplace and handsome wooden beams. The menu contains a number of unusual items, such as tripe, calves liver, and sweetbreads. It also has many more familiar items. Both the tripe and the steak au poivre were excellent. We... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

After my daughter's graduation at GWU, we walked over to La Chaumiere. It was our first time there. The decor is 'old world' with many pictures on the walls. I nice fireplace is in the middle of the room, and would be nice on a cold winter's night. Service was prompt and menu items were explained well. The food as... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My family had dinner here based on the recommendation of our hotel concierge, and it was really wonderful. It is fine dining but doesn't feel pretentious. (Even when my child spilled his drink, they were consummate professionals!) The cassoulet was fabulous and worth the wait. The duck was good, although I thought the sauce was a bit tart. The wine... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were in DC for a college graduation and chose this restaurant for our night after celebration for a party of 9. We had eaten here years before and had a fine meal but the restaurant had not been busy so were a bit concerned that it was falling on hard times. We read reviews that suggested it had not... More

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