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La Chaumiere, Washington, DC

La Chaumiere

4.9
4.9
4645 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
La Chaumière is as close as it gets to dining in a French country inn. Celebrating 47 years, La Chaumière features traditional dishes like escargots en coquille, boudin blanc, quenelles of pike, cassoulet and Grand Marnier souffle. Chef Patrick's specials reflect a modern approach to seasonal produce, seafood and game with favorites like baked oysters, Dover sole and rabbit. La Chaumière has won the 100 Best Restaurants award 29 times since 1978! We will be serving Al fresco as soon as the weather permits, please reserve, outdoor space is limited. Parking is available at the Four Seasons Hotel for $20 with validation stamp.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 338-1784
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Javier Rincon
  • Private party facilities
    Two private rooms: Terrace/front room seats up to 15 guests, and upstairs/2nd floor seats up to 40 guests. Customized menus available upon request.
  • Neighbourhood
    Georgetown
  • Cross Street
    28th St. NW
  • Parking Details
    Street parking. We offer valet parking at the Four Seasons Hotel for $20 when you bring your valet check to us at your lunch or dinner.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,645 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • District of Columbia

    Best Food

  • District of Columbia

    Great for fine wines

  • District of Columbia

    French

4,645 Reviews
  1. mor2eatinNola

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are some wonderful things on the menu that you see rarely these days in France. They do chocolate and Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert. Order them when you sit down. They are worth the calories. They also have a very rare dish Quenelles de Brochet sauce Homard It’s very light, almost a soufflé de quenelles It’s a wonderful starter. This restaurant is a treasure

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  2. pericles

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am never disappointed at La Chaumiere and have dined here for years. It’s traditional French; food and service are top notch.

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  3. LordArlington

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You'll recognize many of the French classic dishes (Parisian and du Sud). It'll up your wine game too. Everything done well and friendly if busy staff. It's France in Georgetown.

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  4. SusanL

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful expetience for family!! We will be back for sure!

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  5. jongilmartin

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, food, ambience and service!! We had an amazing evening!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy we found this gem. Great wine list, excellent service and incredible food.

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  7. JohnT

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, and drink, great service! Perfect in every way. . And delicious soufflés for dessert! Can’t ask for more. Thank you, thank you! John

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  8. SteveL

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous from the greeting at the door to the time we left. The waiter was excellent, the food was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic French restaurant experience in every sense of the word. Excellent food and service that hasn’t gotten stale despite the many years that this establishment has been open. They have really managed to keep it relevant.

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  10. CherylB

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. The delicious food, great service and ambiance are excellent.

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  11. michaelh

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a bit of an impromptu dinner here, but no regrets. Food, service, and ambiance were very good. We would absolutely return.

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  12. PhilipB

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at La Chaumiere. DC has a lot of great French restaurants these days, but it’s nice to visit one that has been great for a long time. We enjoyed our dinner very much. Don’t overlook ordering a soufflé for dessert. Grand Marnier is my favorite flavor.

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  13. Eddie

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    La Chaumiere never disappoints, and the tournedos was outstanding!!! Peter was a pleasure and everything was just right. You can't go wrong once you enter the doors of La Chaumiere!!!

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  14. TheDoctorOfLaws

    Atlanta Metro

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just perfect. Boudin. Au Poivre. Grand Marnier Soufflé! Parfais!

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  15. Luv2dine

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun ambience, fabulous food and Phillipe was a great waiter! Park at Four Seasons and the restaurant will validate ticket and parking is free!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner. May be the best French Onion soup that I have eating. The baked oyster were also very nice, as were our entrees of duck and venison. My husband was very happy with this apple tart dessert. My only criticism was that my Grand Marnier soufflé was lacking in flavor with just a strong “egg” taste. We will return, but next time I will try the chocolate or raspberry soufflé.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Meh. Salmon overdone. Other apps and entree just ok. Expected more.

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  18. AlanJ

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exquisite. The staff was friendly and attentive throughout our entire experience, from our greeting from our host t through the entire wait staff. We were made to feel at home from the start and that attention and care never dwindled. The food was excellent and dessert amazing! This is a DC must for dining. We can’t wait to return!

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  19. IdaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We've been here many times over the years. This time was very disappointing. Tables are on top of one another; we had to ask the people at the next table to lower their voices. Service was sketchy--we had to basiclly wave down a server to get more water. What saved the dinner from being a disaster was the Dover Sole and the souffle.The baked mussels looked as though they had been prepared well before dinner and were heated up--tasteless and unappealing. My husband looked forward to having sweet brads but they came out in little pieces,not up to what one would expecct in a high end restaurant. The restaurant seems to be relying on past reputation, but thre are too any other excellent choices in the Washingto area and we won't be returning.

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  20. JeffreyH

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here. Was very impressed with the ambiance, the service, and the FOOD. It felt like dining in a French Inn. Will definitely go back.

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  21. desireec

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb on every level!! The duck and soufflé were bucketlist worthy!

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  22. AlexandraM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service. Menu extensive. Foi Gras was especially great

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  23. ErnestK

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic French food in a very charming setting. Good wine list to choose French wines from. Parking can be a challenge especially for out of towners. The lobster bisque is the best that I have ever tasted. This is the only place I know where quenelles are available and you can have them either as an hors d’oeuvres or an entree - highly recommend them.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, wine was outstanding and the service was on point and never missed a beat! This is a must visit spot for those who love excellent food and wine!

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  25. DouglasF

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this was our first time back to our beloved la chaumiere since its management/ownership change - - and we were not disappointed. in fact, it may be even better than it was before. every dish was superb: caesar salad; celery root soup; pike quenelles; and, the chef's shrimp special; and chocolate mousse. the wine paired well. parking is easy, just across the street at the four seasons hotel and subsidized by a sticker from the restaurant. it was a very special night and we will be back.

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  26. Buddy

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic escargot and venison medallions. Quiet, professional service.

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  27. MeganG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always know La Chaumiere will deliver perfectly prepared, authentic French dishes with friendly, professional service. Lunch this week was no exception. Four friends ordered classic house salads and fabulous cheese souffles, followed by cappochino, espresso and a shared fruit gratinee of berries. It was a delightful meal.

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  28. KarenA

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. I had baked oysters. The oysters were plump/moist cooked perfectly—the best ever!! Rack of lamb Chocolate soufflé Everything was perfect. My favorite country French restaurant in the world.

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  29. KarenA

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. I had baked oysters, sole and soufflé

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  30. Dave

    Baltimore

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As it always is, our service was exceptional from the maitre d’ greeting us to the professional wait staff. One can just tell the difference having a seasoned career waiter. Food is always good here too.

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  31. KarenP

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorites. Enjoy introducing friends to the restaurant.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Amazing atmosphere and attention to detail

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  33. RuthT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This lovely place is a longstanding favorite in DC and with good reason. It never disappoints!

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  34. DistantTraveler

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were really looking forward to dining here and were very disappointed in the food and service. Completely lacked in flavor. Looked pretty but not enjoyable and felt for the price point it should have been an exceptional not a lack luster meal. Also our waiter wasn’t attentive at all. We had to ask for water, plates to be removed when finished and finally the check. There are better options for a French dining experience in DC.

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  35. Mike

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in DC. Wonderful dining experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cheese soufflé is so good. So is the chocolate for dessert. Its a sweet place to visit. Nice atmosphere. A friend of mine that was a DC local recommended it to me.

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  37. Alberti

    New Orleans

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience Need to have more affordable wine options

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  38. BetsyF

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meal and service as always. Such a standout to actually listen to your customer's requests. We loved our table for flow of conversation and ease of hearing. We loved every minute there and the food was above and beyond expectations. We eagerly add your place into our dining out rotations! thank you!

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  39. Gypsyjms

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Whenever I am in DC this is always a must visit and never disappoints. Thank you.

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  40. Suzy

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Chaumiere is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Every time we are in DC we make a point to visit this small restaurant. Everything I have had there is excellent but the Quenelles are incredible. Soufflés are Magnifique! Rene is an excellent waiter Love it!

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FAQs

La Chaumiere offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 338-1784.

La Chaumiere is rated 4.9 stars by 4645 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Chaumiere

2813 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    28th St. NW
  • Neighbourhood
    Georgetown
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking. We offer valet parking at the Four Seasons Hotel for $20 when you bring your valet check to us at your lunch or dinner.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Javier Rincon
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 338-1784
  • Private party facilities
    Two private rooms: Terrace/front room seats up to 15 guests, and upstairs/2nd floor seats up to 40 guests. Customized menus available upon request.
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