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All 650 Alexandria Restaurants

Le Pain Quotidien

701 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
+1 703-683-2273
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English first
Isle of Wight, England
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Despite its name this is actually an import from the UK, and remains faithful to the concept that started in London - good bread and croissants, communal tables with jars of jam, coffee served in bowls and a laid-back ambience. The staff were friendly but service a little slow - certainly not a fast food place. Good for breakfast or... More 

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North Carolina
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321 reviews 321 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The food is fresh, very tasty, and reasonably priced. The restaurant menu is varied and accommodates all food preferences/allergies. Service is personable but not as prompt as it should be. I will keep going back for the food and the very quiet place on a busy street.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I always dislike when people at a french named place use an accent. The food is expensive but very good. Just prepare yourself for the small sizes. I guess one way they make up for this if they have a very good deal for a coffee and a croissant, I think it like 2 bucks.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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126 reviews 126 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The guy manning the cash register and taking orders gave me the distinct impression that he was doing me a huge favor by selling me a cup of coffee and a croissant. He was brusque and unfriendly. The staff seemed unhappy and depressed. Few of the staff seemed able to speak English. The croissant was pretty good, but the coffee... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I ordered a toasted sandwich and it looked very nice but I took one bite and it tasted liked burnt bread. So flip it over and the whole underside of my sandwich was completely black. I was like....for $13.50 I guess we can't get any quality control. I would have fired a cook for pushing crap like that into the... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The restaurant itself was quaint and the service wasn't bad. The table was too small for our plates and coffee cups which made us do a balancing act. The FOOD wasn't good AT ALL!!! We weren't anti-organic when we walked in -- but we were when we walked out. Everything just tasted off and we definitely won't return.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had breakfast there recently and of course it reminded us of a European restaurant. We sat upstairs which is very nice (but a bit chilly). We sat at the communal table but most folks sat at the individual tables. I had the scrambled eggs. They were served with two types of bread, and a salad. I had seen that... More 

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Bridgeport, CT
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210 reviews 210 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Staff is pleasant and the choices are adventurous and healthy. I tried the French toast with strawberries and it was quite enjoyable.

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is a solid FIVE stars! From what I've read, the majority of lower stars is due to the price of the food, but sometimes you need to pay for unique experiences, and this is one that is worth to add to your list of things to do around Alexandria, VA. My best friend told me about this place... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped by this restaurant wanting to see the community table they have. They had a good case of pastries but we were looking for oatmeal. We ordered one for each (my husband plain with blueberries and myself with bananas, walnuts, and maple syrup). It hit the spot along with the espresso and hot tea. We also had a side... More 

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Additional Information about Le Pain Quotidien

Address: 701 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: +1 703-683-2273
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Bakery

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