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La Chaumiere

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2813 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3712
+1 202-338-1784
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Washingotn DC
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional homestyle French cooking that is delivers. A cozy ( get a seat near the open fireplace) ambiance with professional service. The fish dishes in particular shine brightest but anything you order will come out well prepared The only "knock" is that the vegetables side that accompany many dishes are uninspired - an after thought really.

Thank DavidWashingtonDC
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for wife's birthday. Decent French restaurant by USA standards. Like many restaurants in the USA the food comes really quickly and so you don't get a breather between courses. 'Romantic' is very hard under such circumstances.

Thank David L
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here a number of times with large parties over the past sixteen years. They have an upstairs as well as a room off of the main area that are good for such dining. The main food is fresh, and absolutely delicious! We have never been disappointed with our food or service!

Thank traveljunkies87
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome food with great service and good value prices. A French restaurant with attentive owner making sure you are well taken care of.

Thank Sam3550
Boise, Idaho
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of dining at La Chaumiere with two friends on a recent trip to D.C. This was my first time and I will definitely be back. The character and charm are perfect for the fantastic French meals one gets here. We started with oysters and went on to French onion soup and our main course. It was... More 

Thank Cory P
Copenhagen, Denmark
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical American restaurant trying to be French. We were a group of three who had dinner here on a Tuesday evening after local recommendations. We had a table close to the fireplace, which was nice - and the restaurant was fairly busy. The fish soup was fine. One person had the liver main course, which was popular amongst the guests.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my first visit to la Chaumiere since I lived in Washington years ago. It hasn't changed. It is still one of the most pleasant dining experiences if you're looking for perfectly done french bistro fare. The atmosphere is cozy, the service is attentive, professional yet unobtrusive. The bisque is made from lobster bodies and is good as you'll... More 

Thank William D
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

New Year's Eve, we did not have reservations and they were full. But they rearranged things and gave us a table for 2 hours. They never rushed us and we felt welcome. The host and the staff chatted with us and were very attentive. The venison was outstanding and the profiterolles excellent. One of the best New Year eve dinner... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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327 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

The classics remain but Chef is talented and I tried two dishes that weren't on the menu before. There was the rock fish perfect in a creamy fennel For an appetizer there was a wonderful smoked trout and house made gravalax in a dill sauce with sweet beet strings. The grand marnier soufflé is always perfect. The ambience is always... More 

Thank Wayne N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is a lovely French bistro-style restaurant. The environment was very pleasant, the service quick and friendly, yet still relaxed so that we did not feel rushed in the slightest. Most important, the food was delicious. My wife and I both had salads, two of the evening specials, wine and desert, and we were pleased with everything. We live nearby... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2813 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3712
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighborhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-338-1784

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