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2813 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3712 (Georgetown)
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Ranked #198 of 2,722 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Georgetown
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
washington dc
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great 'old establish' french restaurant. The food has always been superb and the staff to match. Tonight i had the tenderloins with lobster bisque. Both were excellent. My daughter had the peppercorn steak and vegetable soup. The apple tart with ice cream was a perfect ending to the meal.

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Rockville, Maryland
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited on New Years Eve for a pre theater dinner. It was the second year in a row. The food and service, especially the server, were excellent. The negative which affected the meal was the hostess. For a second year she was rude and unpleasant. If she owns the place, she is a permanent fixture, if not send her to... More 

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Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

La Chaumiere was the favourite dining spot of the esteemed Julia Child. After years of absence, my husband and I from Toronto and my sister and brother-in-law from Boston discovered that the food, the staff, the ambience and the service have not changed a pea. The evening outside was nippy but inside there was a glorious wood fire burning. It... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Looking for classic quenelles in lobster sauce? Choucroute? Dessert soufflés? Head to La Chaumiere, in Georgetown. It's one of the only places in DC where you can still get quenelles, and here they're like clouds of fish in a lobster sauce, served still bubbling from the oven. The choucroute and traditional cassoulet are available only on certain days (check the... More 

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Washington DC
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

OK, so there are newer French restaurants in the DC area, but this place is still great. And there is a better chance of snagging a reservation at the last minute. And there is discounted ($10 + tip) valet parking at the Four Seasons Hotel across the street. We had a delightful dinner there and look forward to going back... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

On a night out in Georgetown decided to make reservations last minute online for a late dinner.Rustic decor ,very cozy with a fireplace in the middle of the restaurant. Expansive wine selection. I highly recommend the baked oysters and fish stew. Typical of french restaurants food took some time to be prepared but the wait is well worth it. Loved... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Early Tuesday evening plenty of tables available. The special was the seafood crepes. Very good. Combined with a nice Pino Grigio and the gran marinier soufflé prove to be an excellent meal.

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Arlington, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Decided to do this 'classic' joint for a Saturday night date night. Food was pretty good, but just pretty good. My wife had oysters then tenderloin which was "Good. Very good." I had the lobster bisque which is done in the french style which I liked very much and the lamb that was prepared perfectly...but not very specially. The flour-less... More 

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New York City
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Bustling and warm on a cold Saturday night. Great food and wine and very efficient service. Our first time here but it will not be the last. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had dinner on Monday night before Verteran's Day and the place was packed. The food was excellent. The best French onion soup I ever had and the house special sausage were quite delicious. The whole meal was great from appetizers to the chocolate soufflé. Would definitely recommend this place. The place can be a bit noisy however.

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Additional Information about La Chaumiere

Address: 2813 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3712
Phone Number: 202-338-1784
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: French

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