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“Fantastic meal in a wonderful setting”

LAuberge Chez Francois
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Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $75 - $75
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!
great falls
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal in a wonderful setting”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Dinner here is always a treat and you feel you have traveled to an old world setting. The food is delicious-the game feast is my husbands favorite. The service is some of the finest you will encounter. The tables near the windows are best for romantic occasions as some tables are a bit close in the center of the fist room. Enjoy!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank lstimson
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The bistro on the lowevel”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

At the back of the restaurant there is a less formal dining room called the Bistro. This dining room uses the same kitchen as its upstairs parent. The service is still world class and has the identical wine and drink menu. The only downside is that the room is tightly packed with tables and much more noisy. Additional sound deadening decor would be a great addition.

Check this out for last minute dining experience when a less formal dinner party is needed..

Visited August 2013
Thank Charles c
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of the Best!”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

One of the best restaurants I've been to. Got the French onion soup, tomato salad (picked that day from their garden), Chateaubriand, chocolate souffle, and I could not find a single flaw in any dish. The food was simply out of this world, and the service was not even the slightest bit stuffy as some previous reviews have indicated. In fact, our server was quite funny and went out of his way to ensure our friends' 7 year old boy enjoyed his French dining experience as well. I'm still thinking about this meal and I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank jsw900
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Alexandria, VA
Level 6 Contributor
1,277 reviews
601 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is a great place to eat! The food is spectacularly presented! The palate is always pleased when it leaves here. The service is impeccable and friendly. The tab is very expensive but you feel like you have been royally entertained and the value is therefore excellent.

Six of us went to lunch today. The tab with the tips was $400. We each had three course lunches. At this place there are always extras and they are unannounced and very enjoyable. The lamb main dishes are exquisite. The steaks and beef are spectacular. The three salmon appetizer is wonderful. Baked Alaska as a dessert was very good as well. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed eating here. The country inn atmosphere is pleasantly pervasive and the grounds are well maintained. You can go to chezlauberge@aol.com for a lot more information. You should get a reservation and ask for a corner table for the best views and your quieter enjoyment.

Over the last 25 years, we have been to Chez Francois about 5 or 6 times. The food quality and cuisine presentation is unvarying. The service is always friendly and superb. The family is constantly surveying and supervising. This was a going place when we started coming here and it has only gotten better. This why Chez Francois is usually at the top or in the top three of all restaurants in the great Washington DC Area!


  • Visited August 2013
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Thank VAChuck
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“It is a special place”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Hard to argue how special this place is. As with all special places you work it up so high then you start thinking it comes up a little short.


Great food. Check
Great service. Check
Great wine. Oh yes
Dessert. Great great great

If you have a special evening look hard at this very special place

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank AJ C
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