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Le Pain Quotidien

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Old Town
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701 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
+1 703-683-2273
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank ShayBelle
Huntsville, Alabama
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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314 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
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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Thank Jeanette524
Vienna, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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176 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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Thank Deb D
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

LPQ is the best place for a reliable and delicious light breakfast or lunch. We love the smoked salmon plate and Mediterranean combo plate. LPQ's bread is lovely--made w varied grains and nuts. Also try seasonal soups, salads and desserts.

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Thank ESB5
Arlington, Virginia
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have been to several Le Pain Quotidien locations in the DC area and NYC. This one has a very warm service staff. The tartines and quiches are great. I love the soft boiled eggs with toast points. What I love the most is the mint tea, with actual mint leaves. The pastries are lovely, too. It's relaxing. Enjoy!

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Thank Vanessa S
Gloucester, Virginia
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We set out looking for a little french bakery with good croissants. Bakery had a lot of goodies. But wanted basic eggs, bacon croissant. Ended up with a Parisan ham and gruyere cheese. I was a little worried about the ham but was excellent. They served with several mustards and olive spread. My friend got the Chia pudding and strawberry... More 

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Laurel, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2014

On a recent hot day while visiting Old Town, Alexandria, VA we stopped in here for refreshment. I ordered the lemonade and must admit it was the best I've ever tasted. The service was friendly. We had already eaten but noted the good, fresh looking omelets being served. The bakery items also looked tempting, We plan to return to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-683-2273

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?