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La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

7607 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-6123
+1 301-215-9142
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (21 reviews)
“pastry” (13 reviews)
“soups” (13 reviews)
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French, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7607 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-6123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned to Le Madeleine twice on my most recent visit on business to Bethesda. Had a three salad plate for dinner one night and enjoyed it, but then I'm a salad kind of gal. I like the décor and the freshness of the food. It's...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KmomChicago
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food. We ate breakfast both mornings of our vacation.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sheryl P
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Having had breakfast quite a few times at La Madeleine, it was a treat to have lunch there. They have a tri-part lunch special: cup of soup, one of a number of small plates, and salad, for about ten dollars. The onion soup was good--not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We have eaten here many times and been to France several times. What we appreciate most about La Madeleine is that it really has the feel of being in France. The French flair comes from the tasty looking breads and pastries on display, many of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank IllyCoffeeDrinkers
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I have gone to this restaurant from time to time for over 20 years. It provides consistently good service and excellent menu items. This week, we stopped by for coffee and pastries and got the usual welcoming service in a homey atmosphere. If you order...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NYCWWExplorer
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The food wS great even though the restaurant was incredibly busy. Had two credit cards taken out of a string wallet. Be very careful.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jaehlert2
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Good food and service, full of nice little nooks where a few people can have a quiet conversation. Parking is tight. There is apparently one garage nearby for which they validate, but I've gotten soaked twice in other nearby garages -- not sure where the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Doug S
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Stalwart cafe in the heart of Bethesda. Reliable for quiche, French toast, salads, pastry. Sandwiches have changed a bit...not quite so tasty. Dining areas and bathrooms could use a deep clean. Staff used to be a hallmark; now not all are as helpful or cheerful....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mark M
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Best tomato soup around! Good spot for large groups because everyone can get their own food and pay for it (cafeteria style), then join the group. Cozy atmosphere and delicious desserts. This location never seems to be crowded.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mariaLeoOls
Reviewed June 30, 2018

My family wanted to try this place out, and I've been to 3 different ones already BUT things have changed at La Madeleine...some stuff got better. My dad ordered the croisssant chicken salad with pasta....he loved it. My daughter got the veggie pesto pasta and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank corkscrewd
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June 9, 2018|
Response from jonathanrL8486KM | Reviewed this property |
There’s a small (8-10 car?) parking lot outside the door, and additional parking is available at a nearby garage.
August 15, 2015|
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Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
They do have gift cards. It makes a wonderful gift as atmosphere and food and service are excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-215-9142
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