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LAuberge Chez Francois

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332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066 (Beach Mill Road)
703-759-3800
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11:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Travellers in the beautiful Alsatian countryside, seek out...
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 Francois, 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 50 years. L'Auberge Chez Francois 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 Francois a Washington favorite. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy your visit with us. Jacques Brasserie at L'Auberge is open Tues-Sat,5-9:00PM,Sunday 3-7:30PM. Reservations for Jacques' Brasserie via phone only!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A beautiful, warm restaurant!

Wonderful food, special service, gorgeous warm restaurant. Particularly special in winter with Alsatian decor and working fireplaces. Always wonderful experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lorraine T
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Great Falls, Virginia
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Great Falls, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful food, special service, gorgeous warm restaurant. Particularly special in winter with Alsatian decor and working fireplaces. Always wonderful experience.

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Thank Lorraine T
Fairfax County, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Auberge is worthy of one Michelin star, although I would be tempted to withhold the star based on their sense of self importance. It is, indeed, good. But, the management and staff, while very competent, are not in that unique class that makes a dining establishment unique. If you like really good French cuisine, go there. If you have eaten... More 

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Thank John S
Washington, DC
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let this French restaurant scare you - it's not stuffy, a lot of fun, great food and atmosphere. Take a walk and take a look at their garden. The downstairs pub and outdoor area is fantastic!

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Thank shmaud
Clifton, Virginia, Usa
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Another fine dining at Chez Francoise,with our son from San Diego with us. We had our favorite waiter,Tommy. Enjoyed my favorite garlic cottage cheese with toasted garlic bread. Had salmon for appetizer,smoked salmon not too salty,reminded me of gravad lax.Excellent fish main dish and ice creams tulip dessert.

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1 Thank Fredlacuna
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every year in January six of us try to enjoy a post- holiday dinner at Chez Francois . We have never had disappointing meal and the entire evening is just a wonderful , enjoyable experience. That was true of our dinner a few weeks ago- exceptional service , excellent food, and ambience that is difficult to beat. Chez Francois has... More 

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1 Thank Richard P
Bloomington, Minnesota
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch the day before New Years. Very good food, great service, nice wine pairing. Hope to go back on our next visit East to see our children and grandchildren. Classic experience.

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Thank Gary S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a favorite nice or special occasion spot. The food is always good, the wine list is nice, and the service is impeccable. Real country-French atmosphere and flavor. A true favorite!

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Thank L H
Kensington, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How does a reviewer rate a restaurant which has offered superlative French/Alsatian cuisine for more than 60 years? Fifty years ago I took dates to Chez Francois when it was downtown. When it moved to Great Falls, Va., I continued to frequent the expanded restaurant in the countryside of northern Virginia. Now, the restaurant remains long after most of its... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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311 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Had an early dinner in the Brasserie of L'Auberge Chez Francois and was blown away by the authentic French bistro food, friendly service and charming atmosphere. Stunning array of dishes available - from cassoulet to traditional filet with frites and a wonderful veal schnitzel, and, always, a terrific catch of the day - last night it was a fantastic lemon... More 

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Thank J H H
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

LACF is one of our favorite restaurants, and we save it for special occasions - like Christmas Eve. We've been going there almost 20 years, and next year will be no exception. On Christmas Eve, professional Carolers roam from room to room, and the restaurant - both inside & outside is decorated to a "T". For appetizers, we had escargot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066
    (Beach Mill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Great Falls
  • Phone Number: 703-759-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 75 - 75
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

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 Francois, 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 50 years. L'Auberge Chez Francois 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 Francois a Washington favorite. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy your visit with us. Jacques Brasserie at L'Auberge is open Tues-Sat,5-9:00PM,Sunday 3-7:30PM. Reservations for Jacques' Brasserie via phone only!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?