Le Refuge
127 North Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Map & Directions
Phone: (703) 548-4661

Hours: Open Monday thru Saturday
Lunch 11:30 to 2:30 • Dinner 5:30 to 10:00
Reservations Suggested
Today is Friday, April 18, 2014
 
PLEASE CALL ABOUT DAILY SPECIALS
 
Old Town’s Oldest French Restaurant with its Original Owners
Celebrating over 30 years of serving fine country French cuisine

Specials / Announcements
Today is Friday, April 18, 2014
Open for Easer Sunday April 20,2014!!!! Three seatings,1pm-3pm-5pm. 3 course menu. Call for more details ~SPRING SPECIALS~ Fresh Shad roe,Bouillabaisse,Frog Legs, Beef Wellington, Coq au Vin, Rack of Lamb, Cassoulet Maison,Venison, Dover Sole, Shad Roe ~BON APPETIT~

Jean Francois Chaufour was born in Beaugency, France in the Loire Valley. He came to the United States in 1976 and started working as a waiter in Washington DC with his wife Francoise.  In September of 1983, he and his wife opened Le Refuge in Alexandria, VA on N. Washington Street across from Christ Church..

Jean-Francois describes the food as “Country French.” The produce is always fresh. Some of his recommendations include:

  • Fresh Dover Sole
  • Frog Legs
  • Soft Shell Crab (in season)
  • Beef Wellington
  • Rack of Lamb
  • Bouillabaisse
  • Crème Brulee
  • Profiterolles
  • Plus wonderful seasonal specials
Spinach Salad
Dover Sole
Salmon en Croute

Let us remind you that wine is the best pairing with French food! Jean-Francois' wine list is very extensive and has wonderful wines at very reasonable prices.

Now his daughter Anne Claire works as a waitress, and her husband Hugh, who is also in the dining room and kitchen at times, will someday take over Le Refuge!

For the small and cozy restaurant we are, we give you some of the best dishes that you are not going to find anywhere else! That’s why after 30 years of business we have customers returning again and again soaking in the wonderful ambience!

Jean-Francois and his family suggest you come visit a little corner of France without paying for the airfare to enjoy an excellent country French meal and feel the excitement of a busy French Bistro!!!

Casual attire is welcome and street parking is available.

Profiterolles
Creme Brulee
Beef Wellington



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