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La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

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7607 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-6123
301 215 9142
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was walking by La Madeleine and saw all the deserts through the window. The fruit tart caught my eye. When I went in I saw it was only $4.99 I normally pay more for a tart of that size. The taste was fantastic. All the bake goods looked good there.

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Thank lfoye
South Miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the name, Madeleine! The place is dirty, especially the floor, the staff is not enchanted. The croissants are okay. They serve a full breakfast which I didn't have and I would not have since it's not that clean. I just bought some croissants for my walk to DC.

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Damascus, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I like the cakes they serve, the cheesecake is out of this world. I love the sacher torte, but with any cake, make sure they serve it out of the window display. The ones I've received from their fridge is not fresh and kind of hard. The coconut cake is really good too.

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Thank Zareth T
Westmont, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I remember going here in Texas as a kid. Rarely do I go now unless I'm in a city and need a nearby breakfast spot outside a hotel. Tada! In Bethesda, staying in a friends apartment, no time to go to grocery yet. This is an example of a concept that should have had legs. I met the founder and... More 

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Thank Martin D
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This French inspired bakery offers a wide variety of delicious dishes, cakes, fruits and more. I always visit this place when in Betheda. Highly recommended

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silver spring, md
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Came back again with a friend and had relatively high expectations. The food met our expectations and the ambiance was also pretty good, but the person at the counter (who takes your order and money) was indifferent at best. We just wanted to have a cup of coffee before our meal, but he would not let us have cups to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The quirky part was that none of the staff seemed interested in being waitstaff or doing much of anything; however an elderly man (owner?) made a special effort to bring me a glass of water on its own saucer. But the pastry on our quiches was excellent and the bottle of rose we shared helped make the lunch very enjoyable.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Perhaps we were unlucky with the items we chose but this restaurant was not at all good. Food was bland. Little to no taste. We will not be eating there again. Sorry.

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The menu is not extensive, but the experience is good. Kind of a French fast food place only better. I eat here every time I'm in DC if my schedule allows.

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Herndon, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Three of us went here for lunch and we all enjoyed our meal. My mediterranean salad with Chicken was delicious. One person was a vegetarian and she loved her spinach pochette. A nice break from chain food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?