Details

L'Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie

332 Springvale Rd.
Great Falls, VA 22066

703-759-3800

Neighborhood: Great Falls

Cuisines: French

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday through Friday 11:30 to 1:30 and 5 to 9, Saturday 11:30 to 1:30 and 4:30 to 9:30, Sunday noon to 7:30.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range: Very expensive

Dress: Formal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Required

Website: http://www.laubergechezfrancois.com/

Best Dishes:
Onion soup light on cheese and heavy on stock; crepe with chives, mushrooms, and Madeira-truffle sauce; grapefruit-mint sorbet; choucroute; chicken braised in Riesling with jus and haricots verts; broccoli purée; hazelnut soufflé; plum tart with cinnamon

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Party Space, Outdoor Seating

Scene: Outdoor Seating, Upscale

Happy Hour Details:
Tuesday through Friday 5 to 6:30, Sunday 3 to 4.

Happy Hour Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays

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Only a handful of places can summon the aura of grand occasion that this Alsatian restaurant brings to a celebration. Formal old-world service, antique-filled dining rooms, and a prix fixe menu with amuse-bouches and other extras make dinners here special.

On a hilly country lane, the half-timbered cottage is a favored spot for family groups who are longtime fans along with empty-nesters and a smattering of younger couples. Jacques' Brasserie, with its own entrance, draws a more casual crowd (L'Auberge requests jackets for men), with an à la carte menu that zeroes in on some of the kitchen's greatest hits.

What to get: At L'Auberge: lobster bisque; choucroute with sausages, duck confit, and foie gras; lobster in Sauternes-butter sauce; hazelnut and Grand Marnier soufflés; plum tart with cinnamon ice cream. At Jacques': simpler versions of choucroute; Alsatian tart with bacon; chicken in Riesling sauce.

L'Auberge open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Jacques' open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. L'Auberge very expensive; Jacques' expensive.