Restaurants & Bars

Washington DC & Baltimore

L'Auberge Chez Francois: It's Back!

Share:

Restaurants & Bars

L'Auberge Chez Francois: It's Back!

Joe | Oct 27, 2001 05:57 PM

Thursday night six of us revisted L'Auberge for the first time since the disastrous fire. It hasn't changed a bit! Just like before there was not a single place in the parking lot at 8:00PM (this was good meaning that business hadn't suffered).
This is not meant to be a review but all of us thoroughly enjoyed the evening. A Bouilibasse (sp.) appetizer was superb, better than one I had at Le Dome in Paris one month ago (credited with Paris' best bouilibasse in Fodor's). The Grand Marnier souffle is the equal of any that I have ever had anywhere.
Overall this was a wonderful experience at a comfortable, romantic Washington institution that has been sorely missed. I believe it is still a bargain with most meals in the range of $46 to 52 for appetizer, salad, entree and dessert with several up charges for dishes (i.e. $6.00 for the souffles; but consider that a similar souffle is over $20.00 al a carte at many New York and Chicago restaurants).
With wine, tax and tip L'Auberge Chez Francois is as good of $150.00 that one can spend in a restaurant anywhere. Yes, there is better food elsewhere but you might spend double...or more...and it will not be anymore "special."

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound