Sometimes you just are not in the mood for trendy. Sometimes you simply want delicious food, service that is solicitous but not in the way, a pretty but not splashy dining room, and tables set enough apart to allow for private conversation. La Chaumiere is the answer. A “grown-up” restaurant in Georgetown that’s been around for over 40 years, it pleases with its French country decor, its white tablecloth-covered tables, and rush-bottom chairs arranged around the large center hearth, where a fire crackles in winter. Le Chaumiere’s menu is a joy for lovers of French classics, like French onion soup, lobster bisque, steak au poivre, and St. Jacques a la Provençale (sea scallops with garlic and tomatoes). The clientele usually skews older, but young couples, families, and business people are among the grateful patrons, too.
Washington, D.C.› Restaurant
2813 M St. NW (at 28th St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Georgetown Hours Mon–Fri 11:30am–2:30pm; Mon–Sat 5:30–10:30pm. Reservations accepted Phone 202/338-1784 Prices Main courses lunch $17–$24; dinner $20–$38 (most under $30) Cuisine Type French Web site La Chaumiere