100 Very Best Restaurants: – L’Auberge Chez Francois

Chateaubriand for two at L'Auberge Chez Francois. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About L’Auberge Chez Francois

331 Springvale Rd
Great Falls, VA 22066

Few places cosset you like this flashback of a French/Alsatian dining room, where red-vested servers are welcoming and the cottage-like setting is inviting and warm. As you settle in, you’ll get a round of wonderfully crunchy garlic bread with herbed cottage cheese. Menus are a four-course prix fixe, centered around celebratory entrées such as a sublime crab-stuffed lobster with Sauternes sauce or a Chateaubriand for two. We kick things off with velvety lobster bisque, a boudin blanc, or a Roquefort salad, then wind things down over a Grand Marnier soufflé or baked Alaska. Very expensive.