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“Skip Meals at the Hyatt, and Eat Here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe
7607 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
301 215 9142
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Ranked #14 of 301 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
Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Skip Meals at the Hyatt, and Eat Here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

While at the Malice Domestic convention at the Bethesda Hyatt, we made the mistake of eating at the Daily Grill (see my review), and attending the awards dinner in the ballroom. Forget both, and, when possible, get your meals here. The food is better, the sevice is quicker, and the prices are reasonable. The food was freshly made, and tasted good. The pastries were delicious. The ambiance was pleasant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has many locations - ate at this one while staying at a local hotel. I love their food (of course it is a little more than McDonalds but then they have a much better choice of menu). Pastries are wonderful, soups and salads are excellent and atmosphere is warm and inviting. Staff was friendly although I'm sometimes confused by what portion of the meal is ordered at which point in the line. They helped me through it and brought some ordered items to our table so all was well. Great meal! (Try the tomato basil soup with crispy onion fries)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Warm place to spend a relaxed meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

la Madeleine is a quaint French Country Kitchen with yummy soups and sandwiches and other French foods like quiches and croissants. They have a pleasant staff willing to help with your selection. The decor is constructed of wood, lighting is low and the noise level also low, nice for a conversation. They also have outdoor seating. They are opening on in Silver Spring, Md and I await this with great anticipation.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis Metro
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Just ok”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

It certainly had a nice variety of food which was average quality, but the staff were generally rude or dismissive. The flow of the location itself is difficult to understand, and the cashier didn't say a word to me. No total given, nothing. We had to find some things on our own...like the drink cups we paid for. There was one young gentleman who was very helpful, which was refreshing after the seriously shaky start.

Visited April 2013
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Hampton
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Il est merveilleux”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The food is very good, and the pastries are the best! Grab a goody and wander to the back for a seat by the fireplace. The lemon white chocolate cookie is yummy.

Visited April 2013
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