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La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

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7607 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-6123
301 215 9142
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

La Madeline does not disappoint. I've enjoyed breakfast and lunch there in the past but I'd assumed that dinner would be pricey and pretentious. It was neither. The total cost for five meals was about $40. The beef bourguignon and the quiche were exceptional. Service was cheery, definitely not pretentious. I'm looking forward to a return visit.

Thank Rambler4
Lansing, Michigan
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch with my son and girlfriend .. the bake goods are to die for, the coffee is great .. good soups, i had a sampler plate for 9.95 with a cesar salad, chicken frita type sandwich, and cream of mushroom soup... couldnt eat it all ... so many different things to try., great coffee, you kinda order... More 

Thank dmgholt
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe worked very nicely for our group of 6 that on Sunday early afternoon, post late nite party, wanted a place to visit and eat. There were 2 needing lunch, 2 needing breakfast, and 2 not sure. Each found something very tasty, a beverage they enjoyed, and a comfortable seat. We were there over long but no one commented... More 

Thank KasStL
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently met a friend here for lunch, but had frequented this restaurant years ago when working nearby. The cozy atmosphere was perfect for a rainy day. Parking lot only accommodates about twelve cars, but was lucky enough to get the last spot. Cafeteria style line with European-inspired, prepared food choices. Friend recommended the Salade Sampler option. She selected the Caesar... More 

Thank Dawn W
athens, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd rate this a 4+. Excellent salad, soup and other dishes. Reasonable. Back behind the Hyatt Regency Bethesda.

Thank Mark W
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My kids ( tween/teens) love the place (especially the bakery, of course), and I like the salads. Good place to sit and chat with kids.

Thank Julia B
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

What I like about this place is they bring your food to you after you order. The taste of the food is pretty good. It's not fabulous but for the price it's good! The tomato soup is great! The salads are pretty good too. It's also very spacious for people to spread out throughout. The mini lemon tarts at soooo... More 

Thank Libra123456
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Excellent food, great breakfast menu, delicious coffee, and oh, les croissants! Very nice French rustic decorations and outstanding service.

Thank LillyChat
bethesda, md.
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623 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this week to grab a quick lunch of quiche and soup. Excellent tasting food and friendly efficient cafeteria style line. Pick up only what you want is good when you are not sure what you want to eat. Nice seating area and free Wi-Fi in a non rushed environment. Bathroom was filthy on the day I visited.

Thank barymad
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Very nice breakfast with my siblings right after my Dad died. We were able to find a quiet spot where we could talk even though the restaurant was very busy.

Thank petertA6308OP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7607 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-6123
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301 215 9142

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