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L'Auberge Chez Francois

332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066-3213
+1 703-759-3800
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“souffle” (46 reviews)
“salad” (67 reviews)
“lobster” (32 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066-3213
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

L’Auberge Chez François If you are looking for phrases such as “delicious,” “only the freshest ingredients,” or “lovingly prepared,” read no further. You will not find them here. Individuals ignorant of what constitutes good food carelessly spray these trite descriptors about for lack of anything...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

The service is attentive, Menu is presented in a way to protect check averages, I'm not a fan of being forced by a system to spend the money the outlet wants from me. Food was good, but nothing I would rush back to experience, The...More

Thank ahsd
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

L'Auberge always deliver an excellent dining experience. Provincial French food, generous portions and unique entrees, appetizers and the Soufflé is worth saving the room for!! Allow 2.5 hours to relax, enjoy great food and friendship. Bon Appetite!!

1  Thank HMitch08
Reviewed 11 April 2015

My wife and I dined at Chez Francois last night for my 67th birthday. The setting, the food and the service were fabulous. This resturant is expensive, no doubt about it, but not as expensive as some others in the area. The setting is traditional...More

1  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I am such a Francophile it's very difficult for me to find a French restaurant that I don't love. And the same is true of L'Auberge Chez Francois. It's a pretty restaurant with great ambience. We had no problems with the food as it was...More

1  Thank ArtColorado
Reviewed 27 March 2015

a bit of a drive if you have drinks and wine would suggest UBER service if planning alcohol with dinner. Always A+ service and Food....most reliable, consistently top end dinners year after year.

Thank KC O
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This places cares about their clientele, and it shows. Perfect place for a special occasion... Everything I've had there has been delicious and the staff is genuinely friendly and kind.

Thank MikeNova44
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I have been dining at Chez Francois since I was a little girl! This wonderful, charming restaurant gives you the feeling of being in Alsace, the region in France that was the founders' home. The four-course prix-fixe menu offers a myriad of delicious choices, from...More

1  Thank lynnzie513
Reviewed 17 March 2015

A truly great experience in every way. Start your journey with a drive through Great Falls, VA, one of the nation’s wealthiest zip codes where you will pass majestic homes, open fields with horses on a winding two lane road leading you to a colorful...More

1  Thank PX4
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, family run. Perfect for special dinner or perfect for friends luncheon. Staff is very accommodating! One of my favorites!

1  Thank diamondjack960
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Is there a dress code? I'm going to be visiting downtown DC most of the day and won't really have a place to change.
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
Is it still run by the family Haeringer? Is the current chef a member of the family Haeringer or is he/she trained by M. Haeringer. I have eaten at your restaurant perhaps 6-10 times over the past 20-25 years and I think it is indeed a splendid venue for superb food. However, I have upcoming a major date in my life and plan a family dinner chez vous on November 11th. I would like to be certain that things are still as they were when M. Haeringer reigned supreme!
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
Is it still run by the family Haeringer? Is the current chef a family member of M. Haeringer or is he/she trained by M. Haeringer. Finally, I note that in the past 25 years I have probably dined at your restaurant 6-10 times and I have been overjoyed with the food on each occasion. Now, I am planning to have a very major dinner chez nous on November 11th (our 50th wedding anniversary is there next day) and i want to be sure that nothing has changed very much in the way of the excellence of food preparation! Thank you for your kind and earnest reply! Stephen N. Rous
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
USD 75 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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!