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LAuberge Chez Francois

332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066-3213
+1 703-759-3800
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066-3213
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

My husband and daughter took me to celebrate my birthday. I had the delightful soft-shell crabs. The wait staff is particularly attentive. I have a wine allergy and the waiter checked with the Chef to confirm that everything I ordered was wine-free. The attention to...More

Thank nlo627
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Always a fantastic and romantic meal. Set in the Virginia countryside you can't go wrong choosing this restaurant for a special meal of celebration.All seasons provide great dining but I really enjoy the Winter with a roaring fire and great Alsatian food!

Thank William S
Reviewed 29 June 2015

For those of us that need to follow a gluten free diet, a meal at L' Auberge Chez Francois is an absolute delight. You will not feel deprived because there are numerous imaginative gluten free options for appetizers, main courses and desserts. The warm asparagus...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We have gone here once a year for special occasions for several years, most recently this month. The whole experience is a delight--the ambiance, the menu, the attentive wait staff. The prix fixe menu includes many choices of appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert, plus a...More

Thank TravelingMom454
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This restaurant is the best place for a special meal. It is a 6 course dining experience for $85pp. We moved away from this area years ago, & just came back for a wedding. This restaurant was a must during our visit back to N....More

Thank _JB2SanDiego_
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Our old favorite restaurant closed down last year and we decided to try Chez Francois. We were not disappointed and have come back at least 3 more times including their Sunday brunch. The service has been top notch on every visit. Food has been excellent...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I have dined at Chez Francois many times since the 1980's, but my most recent visit is the first in five years because we relocated to Florida in 2010. I understand that the folks who ran the restaurant for decades retired and now the next...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Finished a 3 hour hike. Got lost while leaving the park. There was this darling place so we decided to go in and try it. We had no idea it is one of the best places to eat in the DC area. One of my...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

You can do the seven course thing upstairs. But the hidden gem if you don't want all that food is the Brasserie downstairs. In the summer you can sit outside. The food comes from the same kitchen, as do the wait staff. And the food...More

1  Thank apiescoa
Reviewed 14 May 2015

My title sums up the experience I had here this month. I reserved for a lunchtime meeting with colleagues and all 6 of us were completely happy with the 4-course lunch for $42. I loved the country setting down a long rolling road - we...More

Thank francetravel
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1 February 2017|
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Response from macgf | Reviewed this property |
Dressy casual will be ok. You will see most men in sports coats. It is not a pretentious place but the clientele tend to dress out of tradition and respect for quality of the place
29 August 2016|
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Response from VevayTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Unfortunately, I do know know whether the establishment is still run by the Haeringer family. I can only say that my last two experiences dining there (over the past two years) have been exceptional. I wish I could... More
29 August 2016|
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Response from Muldoon72 | Reviewed this property |
We had a not so great evening. It was mainly our server and the situation was taken care of. It was an anomaly I'm sure. Jacque is the son of the original owner. I'm sure celebrating a big event at Chez Francois will be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 75 - US$ 75
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066-3213
    (Beach Mill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Great Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 703-759-3800
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!
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