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Le Palais

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304 main streen, Gaithersburg, MD
+1 301-947-4051
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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113 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

My wife and I have dined here many times, but we ALWAYS come here on New Year's Eve. We enjoy the solitude and quietness of this small, very pretty, very elegantly decorated truly French restaurant. Joe and his son David are an excellent combination, with Joe usually in the kitchen and David usually serving. However, last night, Joe did both.... More 

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Thank TomR233
Maryland USA
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

This tiny restaurant is a too well-hidden gem in the midst of the bustling Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, MD. There are many nice restaurants in the area, but this one is perfect for a special occasion. One must get a reservation (by phone; it's not on Open Table) with the proprietor who is a delightful gentleman and chef from the... More 

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1 Thank TheWeids
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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158 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

I have been a regular diner here for years. The food and service have always been excellent. The prices are comparable to other French restaurants with comparable food. I can strongly recommend the cassoulet, French onion soup, escargot, and the duck. The wine list is very good for the area and is fairly price. We have friends who drive from... More 

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Thank charlie525
Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

Le Palais on Main St. Gaithersburg is Heaven on Earth. I've had French cuisine before but the food at Le Palais was MARVELOUS. The escargots with a touch of garlic and parsely just melted in my mouth. The filet mignon with truffle sauce and mushrooms was fantastic. The Chef cooked the meat exactly to my taste preference. And of course... More 

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1 Thank Nasijan B
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Excellent French food in a lovely intimate setting. Service is impeccable. We highly recommend both the salmon & the tournedos. The chocolate dessert was my favorite but the crime brûlée was a first runner up.

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1 Thank Susan C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Fabulous authentic French cuisine - our orders varied from seafood gratin to two different chicken dishes, a lamb dish and amazing salmon dish. Even the bread was great (not so easy to say outside of France!)...each course was outstanding, cooked perfectly with rich flavorful sauces. Great wine list, Excellent service. was a great dinner and we intend to go back.... More 

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2 Thank KNK2011
Maryland
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

We went out to dinner with some friends on new year's day and were very pleasantly surprised by this oasis of calm in the Kentlands neighbourhood of Gaithersburg. The food was excellent, atmosphere nice and quiet, with a very knowledgeable (French) chef. We have been back several times since then and we LOVE this place.

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1 Thank Paul1236
Laytonsville, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

Egaad! We can only hope your experience is better ... and this place can last long enough to change my first impression. A true francophile myself an have french cuisine as my favorite was most pleased to see another french restaurant close to our Gaithersburg home address (another is Mannequin Pis, Olney... Belgian). It was my birthday and the wife... More 

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Washington, DC
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

Le Palais is a little neighborhood restaurant in Kentlands which I would never expected to find such really good French food! The place is small and only open for dinner. The chef actually calls to confirm the reservation himself so they operate on a very small scale. It adds a great personal touch and charm to the place but without... More 

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1 Thank TVK2009
Gaithersburg, MD
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

Le Palais is located in the the Kentlands neighborhood of Gaithersburg. It is a small and kind of cozy restaurant (maybe 20 tables). While there is view of the street they had the shades set in a way that doesn't really allow any view in or out from the front window. The restaurant is in a quaint little section of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 main streen, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-947-4051
Description
The restaurant is in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?