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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Travellers in the beautiful Alsatian countryside, seek out "auberge", the...
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
Treated like royalty while in Nike running gear

Finished a 3 hour hike. Got lost while leaving the park. There was this darling place so we decided to go in and try it. We had no idea it is one of the best places to eat in the DC area. One of my top choices for dining. We cannot wait to come back. There goes the diet!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Shelly M
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Pasco, Washington
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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395 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pasco, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Finished a 3 hour hike. Got lost while leaving the park. There was this darling place so we decided to go in and try it. We had no idea it is one of the best places to eat in the DC area. One of my top choices for dining. We cannot wait to come back. There goes the diet!!!!

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can do the seven course thing upstairs. But the hidden gem if you don't want all that food is the Brasserie downstairs. In the summer you can sit outside. The food comes from the same kitchen, as do the wait staff. And the food is great. If you like mussels, try the mussels appetizer which comes on a neat... More 

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harrisburg, PA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My title sums up the experience I had here this month. I reserved for a lunchtime meeting with colleagues and all 6 of us were completely happy with the 4-course lunch for $42. I loved the country setting down a long rolling road - we at first thought our GPS had lead us astray but then all of a sudden... More 

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Washington, DC
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142 reviews 142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I have been visiting Chez Francois since the 1970s. Indeed, as a young man I was taken to their downtown DC location in the mid-1970s. It was the best French meal any American 25 year old every had. Since the 1980s, we come at least twice a year and starting in the 1990s through the 2000s, Chez... More 

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USAFret
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136 reviews 136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We came for a birthday celebration and had a wonderful time. From first course through dessert it could not have been nicer. The tables are spacious and well spaced in a nice Alsatian type decor. The speciality cocktails are a great way to start. The menu is quite extensive with something for every taste. Everything is so appealing you want... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a place for a leisurely, turn the cell phones off, and enjoy lunch. If you don't take 2 hours, you have rushed. It has a wonderful atmosphere and great service. The food is very good, the atmosphere is even better. Downside, it is a bit pricey. Lunch for two from the fixed price menu was $108 before tip.... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

L’Auberge Chez François If you are looking for phrases such as “delicious,” “only the freshest ingredients,” or “lovingly prepared,” read no further. You will not find them here. Individuals ignorant of what constitutes good food carelessly spray these trite descriptors about for lack of anything more profound to say. The connoisseur, however, would recognize the fact that care and quality... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The service is attentive, Menu is presented in a way to protect check averages, I'm not a fan of being forced by a system to spend the money the outlet wants from me. Food was good, but nothing I would rush back to experience, The Outlet is nice, it's old school style dining, not my preference, Beauty is in the... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

L'Auberge always deliver an excellent dining experience. Provincial French food, generous portions and unique entrees, appetizers and the Soufflé is worth saving the room for!! Allow 2.5 hours to relax, enjoy great food and friendship. Bon Appetite!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I dined at Chez Francois last night for my 67th birthday. The setting, the food and the service were fabulous. This resturant is expensive, no doubt about it, but not as expensive as some others in the area. The setting is traditional Alsacs Lorraine. I must confess we did have a $100 bottle of wine but our... 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, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?