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la Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

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1833 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703-707-0704
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 15
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for breakfast and lunch

Although we have had breakfast here in the past, our meal this time was a lunch. They have a good choice of salads and sandwiches, all made to order. They had a special salad of poached pears, bleu cheese and prosciutto that was excellent. My husband had the field greens salad with chicken, also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2012
Sheryl C
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Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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  • Families with children
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Reston, Virginia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Upon entry at the door, you are handed a menu to peruse as you queue up to the counter. Your order is hastily taken by someone standing around the queue and you better make sure that you get a number, or else it will never be processed, as I learned. Food is fairly good, but staff are noisy and there... More 

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Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Although we have had breakfast here in the past, our meal this time was a lunch. They have a good choice of salads and sandwiches, all made to order. They had a special salad of poached pears, bleu cheese and prosciutto that was excellent. My husband had the field greens salad with chicken, also very good. Service is quick and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Everytime I come to Reston, this place is a must! The tomato basil soup is to die for. Their soups, salads and sandwiches are all amazing. I've tried several pastries - some are good, some not so much (lemon tarts are yummy). My usual is the tomato soup and the 1/2 chicken parisien sandwich with pasta salad. Definitely worth the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I visited this restaurant yesterday for lunch with a friend. The restaurant was busy. However, we were greeted quickly by a person who took our order while waiting in line. We were instructed to go directly to the cashier. Everyone was kind, professional and helpful. The lunch prices were reasonable. I ordered a delicious vegetarian sandwich on homemade bread with... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

LOOOOVE IT.....their bread and jelly is perfect..best decoration and so relaxing..friendly people and fast

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Reston, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Nice menu selection and everything freshly prepared. The satff is very friendly and there is this neat little country French ambience, particularly when seated near the fireplace. The prices are very reasonable. The only slight drawback is that you have to order at the counter, and in most cases your food will be brought to your table.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Not only is the food amazing, but the enviroment is great/unique. The best part is that you can order your food, and not have to be harassed by a waiter. You can sit, enjoy a delicious meal, and read a book by the fireplace. TIP: Make sure to try their mushroom soup!

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I love their menu and their baked goods. As they were taking our order, we were informed that they were not able to make neither hot chocolates nor capuccinos !!! Their brewed coffee was awful, their "French Roast" lack flavor, aroma and had a light brew color. Disappointing

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

I love to stop here for tea and cookies and sit by the fire place. If you park across the street at the free Reston Garage, then getting in and out (particularily around the holidays) is much easier than exiting their parking lot.

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Reston, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner art the restaurant. The food quality is always consistent and good. The atmosphere is friendly. I will eat there again especially breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1833 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 703-707-0704

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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