“I cannot thank you and chef and helpers enough for making Sunday the loveliest anniversary that Joe and I have shared in your restaurant (and we know – we have celebrated all 14 there). I think that was certainly one of the MOST DIVINELY, DELICIOUS meals we have ever enjoyed…”
Karen, Online, November 6, 2007
“Thanks so much for everything you and the restaurant staff did to make Saturday night special for Sue and all the guests. Everyone had a great time. The food and the service were both excellent…” Lynn, Online, October 15, 2007
“Words cannot express the exceptional service and amazing cuisine that you and your exemplary staff provided for my brother’s rehearsal dinner. Merci mille fois!” Karen, New York, NY, July 13, 2007
“Thank you so much for making Jennifer’s birthday and our engagement such a memorable event. It is so rare to find such considerate people like you and your staff. You helped me make the night perfect and I could not have done it without you. The romantic and elegant atmosphere that you provided will be remembered forever. THANK YOU SO MUCH!” Frank, Alexandria, VA, June 12, 2007
“A million thanks for being so great to we ‘old broads’ last Friday. The menu was wonderful, the food delicious, and the whole evening was lovely. We had a grand reunion – lots of fun and laughs.” Joyce, Mt. Vernon, VA, June 7, 2007
"My girlfriend and I have been talking about our experience all week. Your attention to detail and thoughtfulness were outstanding. The birthday dessert and picture were just the icing on the cake!" Wyatt, Washington, DC, December 21, 2006
"You are the perfect combination of fine-tuned precision and gracious hospitality. Preparing for 20 people is no small feat and you did it with great style and ease. This Christmas gathering has become a tradition at La Bergerie, and is one we all anticipate with much joy."
Rev. Warder, Alexandria, VA, December 6, 2006
"Never yet have I found such a place other than this which captures emotion through the senses of smell, taste, sight and sound. We will continue to travel to the place where all the senses reside together."
Sam, Salisbury, MD, September 15, 2006
"Thanks to you and your staff our Anniversay was truly memorable. La Bergerie is the best!"
Bob, August 3, 2006
"Thank you! You made us feel very special on our 15th Anniversary. You were incredibly sincere and attentive. The food at your restaurant is absolutely perfect." Paul & Kendra, June 20, 2006
"What a delightful evening my quests and I had on March 22. Your staff was delightfully attentive and the food was, as usual, wonderful. I look forward to more lunches and dinners ahead."
Allison, April 3, 2006
"Many thanks for all you did to make my retirement dinner such a wonderful event! The dinner was just as I'd hoped--personal, warm & memorable."
Joye, April 3, 2006
"Thank you for the opportunity to host our DC Holiday Luncheon at La Bergerie. We received wonderful feedback and recommendations to use your restaurant for future meetings and events."
Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, December 14, 2005
"A ROMANTIC EVENING: Few places are more romantic than Alexandria's La Bergerie. Waiters provide elegant tableside service, whether it's preparing an excellent Caesar salad or boning a Dover sole. The food is classic without being stodgy: oysters, sweetbreads, foie gras, duck, lamb and vegetarian options. Dinner isn't complete without a towering soufflé for dessert. All that--along with the upholstered booths, the crystal chandeliers and the attentive service--make this a perfect place for romance, or just a special treat during a very bad week."
The Washington Post
Two Stars! "This fine Provincial French restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and shows no signs of slowing down...Its dining room is one of the area's most comfortable and romantic. Service by the experienced staff is conscientious... The cooking is neither bound by tradition nor over the cutting edge of modernity... The wine list is very good, and the wine service is up to the restaurant's standards."
"Formal yet comfortable", this "understated" Old Town grande dame continues to "beautifully present" "refined" Classic French cuisine in a "timeless" setting; the menu is as "outstanding" as ever, but now it's been "enlivened" with some modern updates (don't worry, the "wonderful soufflés" are still available), while the "attentive", "professional" staff still tends to all details; long cherished by Alexandria's "old guard", it has been discovered in recent years by their offspring as a "sophisticated" way to "impress a date."
"Foodies-in-the-know know where to go to get French fare in Old Town Alexandria - they make a beeline to La Bergerie for award-winning French cuisine – The menu reads like a food lover's wish list."
"The atmosphere is elegant yet far from stuffy and makes for a perfect intimate dining experience, but it's the food that will have you rolling your eyes with pleasure."
Northern Virginia Living Magazine
"La Bergerie is a restaurant you can abandon yourself to without postmodern guilt, or preservatives."
The Washington Post
Three Stars! "A historic brick warehouse is the setting for this restaurant that is a local favorite."
Mobil Travel Guide
"Alexandria's most formal restaurant features French and Basque specialties in a fittingly provincial setting, with crystal chandeliers, oil paintings of the Pyrenees countryside on exposed-brick walls, and big booths private enough for proposing marriage."
Frommer's, 6th Edition
Award of Excellence! "There is no greater honor, nor emblem of quality, to restaurants of distinction than the Award."
Distinguished Restaurants of North America,
"Wine Spectator Award of Excellence"
The Wine Spectator, 2002-2012
"International Wine Award of Excellence"
Restaurant & Hospitality Rating Bureau, 2003