Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

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600 reviews
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Restaurants in Alsace traditionally have a formal main dining room as well as a casual dining room known locally as a weinstube or brasserie. At the brasserie, diners may enjoy traditional, hearty Alsatian dishes in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. These friendly establishments are immensely popular with Alsatians and visiting them is always the best part of my trips back to Alsace. I opened Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez François to bring the tastes and comforts of the Alsatian brasserie to Great Falls.

Chef Jacques Haeringer
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JD
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely birthday dinner for my husband. We both loved the bread and French Onion soup appetizer. My husband ordered the trout and I ordered the salmon - both very good but not “outstanding” (perhaps a little plain?). We really enjoyed the array of vegetables served with our entrees. It was also very nice to bring a free dessert with a candle.

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jacques' Brasserie is fantastic. Quaint, yet elegant, it has wonderful ambiance. Without exception, everything served was gourmet. The staff was very accommodating and welcoming.

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c
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful evening with our good friends! The service & food were top notch! It was a little noisy at times which detracted somewhat from an otherwise wonderful evening! Would highly recommend to friends!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous

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JE
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gave my husband the bad news after we left that Jacques' Brasserie was my new favorite restaurant in Virginia!! Everything was absolutely delicious and we will definitely be back for our next special occasion!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Same outstanding quality we have come to expect from L’Auberge.

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h
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Servers were very nice, but very slow. Had to keep asking for coffee refills and they were slow despite not being busy. Never got a spoon for coffee. Pizza was served cold on a hot plate. They bright it back to kitchen to reheat, but by then we were not hungry. Had to move tables because of very “loud talker” across small room, but that was not the fault of the restaurant. Disappointing overall. Was very good did brunch downstairs in January. Winter cider mimosa no longer on menu :(.

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K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday and they went the extra mile to make me feel special. The service was amazing, food was delicious.

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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for us

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NR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to L'Auberge Chez Francois for 40 years now. My husband and I celebrate out anniversary every year since our first anniversary. Up until the past two years, we would go to the restaurant upstairs but now we enjoy the brasserie. I have brought friends for dinner for special birthdays. The service is superb and the food consistently excellent.

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, food and service
The Lobster Bisque was amazing, the trout was excellent and the desert of creme brule was heavenly

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g
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is quaint and not oppressive, the best part is by far the staff - all of them are friendly, courteous, attentive and charming, it’s worth a visit just to meet them! I ate on the lighter side and it was delicious, especially the bouillabaisse. Slightly noisier than normal owing to a birthday lunch, but this added an air of festivity and was not a distraction. But seriously, the staff are the best.

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RP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

As always stepping into the Brasserie is a pleasure, like coming home and planning on a good meal. Last visit, started with cocktails, great, shared a bucket of muscles with frites, delicious, ordered main course absolutely marvelous, finished with chez Francois's fabulous soufle for dessert. Service, Ambience and great food leaves one with sublime satisfaction.

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SH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Roquefort Salad and Bouillabaisse was fantastic as was the Seafood Pasta in Lobster Sauce.

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LV
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Had a Sat. brunch there and food was great as was the service.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service!

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EA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fantastic service fantastic on Beyonce wonderful food and wonderful drinks

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BV
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was pouring rain the day my daughter-in-law and I visited Jacques' Brasserie, but once inside we relaxed and enjoyed a leisurely lunch. It was a perfect day for hot mulled wine or spiced cider, and their delicious beef bourguignon was the ultimate comfort food. If only it included more spaetzle! Bread pudding and an opulent chocolate tart rounded out the lunch. The young server did everything right, and being able to talk in a quiet room was a treat. In terms of cost, this is the place to go if you're looking for one or two courses; if you want more, I'd opt for one of the upstairs dining rooms.

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W
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A very pleasant, informal space to enjoy a tasty, well prepared meal - the food quality and preparation each were excellent, the service a bit on the slow side, but not unacceptably so. We dined there late on a Sunday afternoon, and likely through a combination of the weather and the government shutdown, did not have to contend with a crowd - nice to have a good meal and pleasant conversation.

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m
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Great food and service

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T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Awkward, inattentive, unthoughtful service. Our worst experience at Jacques in years.

UPDATE: Jacques contacted me the day after my wife and I left this review to discuss our concerns and to get more details. I felt that he was truly concerned about our experience, took our comments to heart, and will make a change. Overall we have had very positive experiences at Jacques and so this experience was definitely surprising. We will definitely be back and look forward to next time.

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BA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the salad and burger. The salad was refreshing. The frites were very good - probably the best I've ever had. One down side - I asked for a medium burger, I think it was medium rare. Still tasty though.

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LF
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going to the Brasserie. I love being able to order individually as opposed to a price fix menu. The food and service are always excellent. I love the champagne appertif. It is always hard to choose from the menu! We are going back in Feb and I can hardly wait!

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T
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is wonderful. I continue to enjoy the Brasserie after all these years.

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a
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are long time fans of the main restaurant, this was our first time to the Brasserie. Food just as good, everything wonderful as usual. I will probably only do the main restaurant, though, as I prefer a more quiet setting, and most of the folks were VERY loud as it is more casual.

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TC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. I love the bouillabaisse and sweet breads, but the whole place is a gem.

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l
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the entire evening. Went early and was not crowded. Never felt rushed. Melissa is wonderful. It’s been a favorite spot of ours for sometime.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good for the money yet the main dining hall with more dishes included n the price of the main dish is much nicer for special occasions.

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CK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place to be for excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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JM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent as always Can't wait for next visit

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P
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect.

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L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was outstanding! Food was amazing (but smaller portions with less vegetables than the restaurant upstairs). I’d highly recommend for a date night. We’ll definitely be heading back!

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M
Washington DC
188 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great meal at Jacques. The service is always great and the food is terrific. great restaurant for a special night out.

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has always, and does, set the standards for service, excellently prepared food, wine selection, setting/ambiance, and value. The basis we use to evaluate all others.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Xmas dinner with family

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J
Sydney / NSW
56 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a great experience! The best staff and the best food in a beautiful setting. Thank you!

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S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our consistent favorites. Consistent excellent food and service.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started at the bar and Pam was our bartender. Who was wonderful. Then made our to the table for an amazing dinner. Everything was spectacular. I highly recommend the Brasserie because it didn't feel stuffy. Very relaxed and casual ambience with great service and delicious food.

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DS
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A classic in Great Falls Va known for fine dining in the restaurant and more casual fare downstairs. It’s a solid go to and if you want to visit but not make it a big expensive event I recommend Jacques downstairs. Food is good, very good for that location. DC offers plenty of options but it’s such a unique spot in Great Falls that I highly recommend going at least once.

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CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Holidays are a great time of year for dining at the Brasserie! Spectaculator ambiance, great service and very solid food.

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