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La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

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7607 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
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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Damascus, Maryland
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Zareth T
Westmont, Illinois
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167 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Martin D
Oslo, Norway
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank 283arned
silver spring, md
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455 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Janlett
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Paula J
Muskogee, Oklahoma
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

Thank you3o8
Herndon, VA
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177 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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.

Thank webbuzzard
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on the last day of a business trip. I had the chicken la Madeleine and it was excellent. I would definitely eat there again if I am in the area.

Thank Sarah W
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I always come here whenever I am in town. There is not one thing I have gotten on the menu that I wouldn't order again. The Tomato Basil Soup is one of the best, and their fruit tart is worth the extra calories.

Thank MariaS4511J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
  • 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?