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La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

7607 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
301 215 9142
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Ranked #13 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
silver spring, md
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226 reviews 226 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is, essentially, a cafeteria with a French twist, so there is not much in the way of ambiance or service. Ate breakfast here with a friend. My friend had an omelet and I had my favorite - eggs Benedict. We both thought the food was very good. However, the line to place orders was long and moved very... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Had a good dinner here with the family. It was rather confusing at first as it looks like it is cafeteria style but they also have table service. You can choose from what is on display or order from the menu. I had one of the signature dishes Chicken la Madeleine which was wonderful, my husband had Beef Bourguignon which... More

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Midland City, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I think I enjoyed this La Madeleine better than the one in Houston. We felt it was more authentic like here. The pricing was a bit higher, but they so a good job & the end product sits well in your stomach on a busy day. Crepes Romanoff are very nice along with the run of the mill breakfasts. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited in July and sat inside. You order and pay at the counter. They give you a number and bring the food to your table. (They do not have a Waite Staff.) We ordered the cinnamon french toast - which came with fresh fruit on top and maple syrup. Very yummy! Also, the county fresh breakfast with eggs over... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We came here for a quick bite to eat before my wife's conference and this looked like a great place -- rustic wooden tables and decor and plenty of baked goods to eat. I loved the croissants here -- they were extremely flavorful and had a nice crisp texture to them. My sandwich had nicely done egg with bits of... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The breakfast options were broad which was nice, and the food was tasty. Also in a range of prices. Good for a business meeting or breakfast on vacation. Be warned: very tempting dessert display!

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bethesda, md.
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152 reviews 152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

While I am patial to the tomato and mushroom soups here...you cant go wrong any time of day. Superb breakfast choices and terrific salads and pastas all day. Reasonable pricing and a quick in and out when time is short. Dont miss the French pastries and croisants up front.

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I am sad to report that the quality of food has dropped. The bread they boast about was stale. If you have a tiny appetite this would be a bargain. The food is sold ala carte. The atmosphere is still charming. If you are a foodie, avoid this chain

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Bixby, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My family found this not far from the metro station. This inside of this place is quaint and all the food was awesome. The pastries are exquisite! Highly recommend!

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Anderson, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A large and cozy example of the brand. Great food, great service and worth a visit. Parking can be tricky but they will validate if you park in the right garage. Tables and chairs provide space for coffee and office work or casual meeting in a meaningful corner. Breakfast was a tour-de-force of French goodness.

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