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La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

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7607 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
301 215 9142
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quick but good French cafe

Very nice lunch offerings, cafeteria style so it is fast. Great coffee at breakfast with traditional French bakery items.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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New York City, New York
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348 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very nice lunch offerings, cafeteria style so it is fast. Great coffee at breakfast with traditional French bakery items.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We are fortunate to have la Madeleine close by. It's across from he Metro station. They have a wonderful selection of quick eats from their French chefs. Basically it's a self-serve cafe. Delicious, excellent quality soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. OMG, the desserts are marvelous, delicious, beautiful, reasonably priced. Definitely worth a visit, even though they have a tiny parking... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ate at a charming quick serve French restaurant. Loved the homey, mix match interior. The tomato basil soup and bread were very good. Would definitely recommend!

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Marietta, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I like to make this shop my one place I must stop in to when I am in the area. Staff sometimes needs to be a bit more outgoing and explain amenities and how things work but the food is good . Will be looking forward to a Napoleon with strawberries soon.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I eat here every few months. I went to La Madeleine with a friend this particular time, and the restaurant didn't disappoint. Everything was delicious. If they make you a salad, for instance, and it isn't to your liking, they don't hesitate to make you a new one. In all the times I've been there, I have never seen any... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Met some friends here, 7 of us altogether. Interesting variety of dishes, food was decent, not great. Parking is terrible. About 8 parking spaces, everyone else looking for street parking. And the restroom.... I walked in, and it smelled like day old piss. Come on, at least hose it down twice a day. Bad ending to a decent meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were visiting from out of town and staying at the Hyatt. We decided to try La Madeleine, because the continental breakfast at the Hotel seemed pricey. We ended up spending more than $40 for 2 adults and one child for breakfast. We missed the menus upon entering, and most of our food came from the pre-made items. All were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Second visit here both times for breakfast I ordered a bowl of fresh fruit & a chocolate almond croissant, I got both off the self serve line & had I stopped first at the bakery counter where the calories are listed I would have put back the pastry (610 calories oo la la!) but it was very good, my companion... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

La Madeleine's is reliably good. There is a nice variety of main courses and good desserts. Very good for breakfast and lunch.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The breakfast was very good. We went there the night before for dessert that really hit the spot and decided to go there for breakfast the next morning. We were not disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7607 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301 215 9142

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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