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“Wonderful Wine Tasting Luncheon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of LAuberge Chez Francois

LAuberge Chez Francois
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Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $75 - $75
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Reston, Virginia
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159 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful Wine Tasting Luncheon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

We enjoyed another special meal at L'Auberge Chez Francois on Saturday February 1st for one of Jacque's wine tasting luncheons. It was a gorgeous day to drive out the country inn for a really education mostly domestic winery tasting. The wine vendors had three table set up with mostly American and some French wines. There were several outstanding Cabernet blends from California and Washington State. We retired to the dining room for a wonderful that started with Half dozen oysters with hot with Bearnaise sauce, Beef Bourguignon with spaëtzles and mushrooms, Cassoulet Toulousain duck confit, pork, sausages on white beans and a glasses of Pinot Blanc. Wow was it wonderfully delicious - especially the warm oysters!

It is always a treat to enjoy L'Auberge Chez Francois and the impeccable service and fabulous cuisine. Bon Appetite

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Extraordinary Dinner and Surprising Wine Tasting Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

LAuberge Chez Francois is a go-to place for birthdays and special occasions. Most recently we attending a Louis Jadot wine tasting with food pairings at the restaurant and were overwhelmed at how good was the food and the wine. Service was excellent throughout the evening, commentary from Jaques Herringer (head chef) and observations by Jadot rep were impressive. It was our first after 40 years of being patrons of the restaurant and we highly recommend it. Food, service, value are always tops.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helotes, Texas
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Best restaurant in D.C. area. The lobster bisque cannot be beat. We prefer Jacques’ Brasserie at the garden level of L’Auberge--a traditional Alsatian-style brasserie. You cannot go wrong here. Great atmosphere and food.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore MD
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Once in a lifetime meal - because we won't go back”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

With apologies to lovers of this restaurant, my wife and I had a disappointing $125/person meal. This is a fancy French restaurant from your grandmother's hey-day. Foodies be forewarned: there won't be any "party in your mouth" with any of the dishes. You will get very attentive service and a lot of food, but you'd be better off buying some nice ingredients and cooking at home considering these prices. Dinner started with some garlic bread and homemade cottage cheese. For us, that was the highlight and only notable item. Taking the bold route, my wife ordered the beef cheeks for an appetizer which was served in a mini Dutch oven. It had a dull, pot-roast taste. I had the salmon trio which included lox, salmon mousse and a salmon-cream filled pastry shell - all of which were fine and which you could get at any good Jewish deli. I was excited to order the beef Wellington for an entree, but sadly disappointed at the result: the beef was a bit overcooked, the fois grois flavorless, wrapped in a band of pastry shell. My wife had a selection of seafood that was broiled in a goopy cream sauce. Very old school menu selections, with equally mundane taste. You won't find this cuisine in many places - because most people won't eat it. I know a lot of locals have been going here for special occasions over generations - the food here won't likely won't challenge those memories of how it used to taste (except for the price).

  • Visited January 2014
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hard to beat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have our annual "adult family" dinner at Chez Francois last evening. As we have come to expect ,everything was simply wonderful- the ambience, the service, and the food. The amazing thing about this restaurant is its consistency. It delivers a truly enjoyable dining experience. As my wife is fond of saying : "expensive but worth it"!

Visited January 2014
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