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LAuberge Chez Francois

332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066
703-759-3800
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Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $75 - $75
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
Cuisines: Dessert, French, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Beach Mill Road
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!
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English first
Great Falls, VA
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Arriving in the parking lot you think you are in the French Countryside as the décor both outside and inside give you that feeling. We had excellent Lobster Bisque and Caesar Salad, with a few surprised from the chef between courses. Order the chocolate Souffle before you eat as it takes about 25 minutes to prepare, and is well worth... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Dined here with a customer on his suggestion and was thoroughly impressed by every detail; the food, the wine list, the service and the ambience. Dinner began with a cream mushroom velouté amusé bouche followed by poached skate and finally, the Alsatian delight that is "choucroute royale". Despite dodging dessert most of my life my hand was forced and thankfully... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Brasserie is better than upstairs! Upstairs menu is a lovely dinner but downstairs ambience is more relaxed and more options.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

L'Auberge is the go-to restaurant for celebration dinners in Great Falls, VA. It's a family owned and run place. The sauerkraut and choucroute garni is a signature dish, but the menu covers the entire spectrum of French cuisine. When the founder, Francois Haeringer, died a few years back his son, Jacques H., took over and, if anything, improved the place... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was our first time at L'Auberge Chez Francois. From the moment we entered we were treated first class. Our waiter (Eric B) was nothing short of Exceptional. We started with two of their signature cocktails, both of which were delicious. We then had some appetizers (Coquille and the Pates) both of which were also delicious. Next we moved to... More

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Potomac, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants - and our favorite for special occasions. We ate here last night for our anniversary - the food was excellent - from bread through desert. The service was impeccable, and the ambiance was very nice (excellent except for the loud talkers (only two women) at the table behind us- which can happen anywhere).... More

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Skaneateles, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have been coming to Chez Francoise to celebrate special occasions for more than 30 years. About 9 years ago, we moved from the DC area and have only eaten here twice since then... but very pleased to say the food and service are still exceptional. On our most recent visit (October 2014), I had Coquille de Crustaces, a light... More

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Montverde, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Had not been there for a few years having moved out of the area. Went back during a recent visit. Still a nice, quiet place in the country with great service but the food was a bit disappointing. The appetizer was good (traditional Alsatian tart) but not special and could have been warmer. One party member had salmon in puff... More

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Sarasota
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119 reviews 119 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Without question, this is the finest special occasion restaurant in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This French Country restaurant has a long history of setting the standard for quality, food and service for may years. The next generation of family members have seamlessly transformed this icon to French Country cuisine into an updated version without any loss of it's historical... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A charming French Country Inn, surrounded by a lovely garden, delicious food and excellent service by all, add up to a very satisfying experience. We have, over the years, had the opportunity to enjoy many meals at L"Auberge. It's always a delightful experience. We recently hosted a surprise 95th Birthday celebration for our Mother. Marc worked with us to personalize... More

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Additional Information about LAuberge Chez Francois

Address: 332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066
Phone Number: 703-759-3800
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Great Falls
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
Average Prices: USD 75 - 75
Cuisine: Dessert, French, Seafood

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