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“Delightful Wine Tasting & Lunch”

LAuberge Chez Francois
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Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$75 - US$75
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, 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!
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We used to come here regularly, then didn't for almost ten years when other restaurants in the DC area took precedence. We returned today for a special wine tasting and four course lunch and were so very very happy to be back.

The wine tasting was generous and delicious, but the four course lunch was superlative. had the chive crepe and my husband had the beef cheeks. While his was just a smidge salty the cheeks were delicious and the mushrooms accompanying my crepe were divinely rich and satisfying. Salades for next course, lovely. Cassoulet for his main course and sole for mine. Both superb. And our two souffle desserts were absolutely delicious.

Whatever has kept us away for over a year will do so no longer, and we'll be back again soon. An absolutely delightful afternoon of food and drink.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I were so tired of spending a lot of money on mediocre NY eve dinners. I was fortunate to have dinner at L’Auberge in early December. I was so impressed with the service and very fortunate to get in for NY Eve. We arrived a bit early and were immediately seated. Andrew was our server and he was amazing. We never had to ask for anything. We could not tell they were booked at full capacity. The food was outstanding. Chez François greeted guests and even signed my cookbook. It was an amazing evening and well worth the money that was spent. The tradition continues. Can’t wait to return.

1  Thank lcrunk
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch to celebrate our Anniversary. Could not get in for dinner until too late (8:30 PM).after being seated at a window table, we were offered a small glass of a really delicious split pea soup. A very nice gesture. I had the triple salmon appetizer, Caesar Salad, Bouillabasse, and a Baked Alaska dessert. All were just superb. The bouillabasse had shrimp, scallops, mussels, salmon, and potato. They were all tender and in a very tasty sauce.
What my wife had, according to her, was equally as good.
L’Auberge Chez Francois is my favorite special occasion restaurant. The service is always fast and discreet. The setting and ambiance are second to none. The food is delicious and beautifully presented.This was the four course fixed price lunch. It is $44/person but with a surcharge for the Baked Alaska. Not inexpensive, but worth the price in my opinion.
If you have a special occasion give it a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

1  Thank Vaster1
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Few words are needed when a dining experience is so close to perfection. Venue, service, atmosphere... but above all the food! Undoubtedly, the best French Restaurant in the area, with no concessions to experimentalism or prevailing fashions. Consistent over the years, always a memorable experience.

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1  Thank Paolo L
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Awesome food, service and ambiance. That's why it has been rated #1 in the Washingtonian magazine for years.

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1  Thank Scott H
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