After 20 years we're still regularly going back to La Ferme. It isn't just memories; it's consistently good food and service for all that time. I've eaten at restaurants all over the world and I've never felt more comfortable and well served than at La Ferme. The restaurant is in a beautiful old country house in downtown Chevy Chase. The wonderful atrium has beautiful porcelain statues of roosters and geese, great paintings, tables with generous spacing, and a great pianist who will play any tune you ask for. Over the past two decades the food has had an occasional up and down, but right now it's outstanding. Service is very good and prices are reasonable for the quality. A recent meal included a trio of salmon preparations (smoked, tartar, and terrine), a very flavorful oyster stew, shrimp with an excellent risotto, and beautiful done sweatbreads in a pastry crust. The food isn't super inventive, just very well done and well presented, classic French with some modern twists. The bar pours a very good martini and the wine list is well chosen with some good choices in the under $30 range. Desserts include classics like creme brulee and souffles, all very well done. The place has some real history; just check out the picture of Eleanor Roosevelt lunching with a local women's group. The restaurant was first a girl's school in the 1920's and then became the Brook Farm Restaurant in the 1930's. It's recently been beautifully renovated. If I want a comfortable and excellent dining experience I go to La Ferme.
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