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la Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

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1833 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703-707-0704
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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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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

I meet here with work colleagues frequently and sometimes take friends here as well. The food is good, dependable, a good value. The atmosphere is charming -- cozy near the fireplace in the winter, pleasant out on the patio in the spring and fall. The menu selection is somewhat limited, but I don't mind repeating my favorites over and over.... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

I adore the warm intimate atmosphere of this La Madeleine. The food is reliably good. Definitely try the coconut cake. It is so moist and scrumptious.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

The old-world ambiance is pleasant, and the food is tasty. The soups offered are noteworthy and so are the salads. A pleasant place all-in-all.

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Thank Michael C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

The food is tasty, portion just right, and price affordable. This is French country, not Parisian, cuisine, so don't expect meager morsels for portions. The best thing about this restaurant, especially the Reston location, is its cozy ambiance, especially the fireplace during cold weather. I feel like I'm eating in someone's home instead of a restaurant. Save room for dessert...not... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia, United States
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This is really a nice place to step out of the routine and try something different. I like their variety, and how they keep their dishes on the light side. Also a great place for sweets. If you are looking for a nice place to spend some time with family or friends in an informal and yet testy environment, I... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Perfect place to sip a cup of coffee and have some baked delights at the end of the day. The decor is like that of a French cottage - fireplace, bookshelves and comfortable chairs. There are quite a few vegetarian options and the soup is always good. All in all, a good place to visit on a day you need... More 

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Gibraleón, Andalucia, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My wife had the chicken. It was very dry and not really edible. I had the Pasta and it was very tasty. Overall a little disappointed

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Thank Colin C
Germantown, Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food was great as usual, especially their omelets. The quaint intimate atmosphere is great for solo dining and getting some work done.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Wanted in line under the sign listing specialty coffees for over 20 minutes - absolutely no one acknowledged me. Finally a waitress came over and I decided I was not going to give them my money - I asked for the manager and he simply said "I am sorry". We to another established next door and noticed a family of... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Nice premise and some of the menu items reminded me of France but if you really want the French experience go elsewhere. I had the ham and cheese charcuterie but they didn't have any seeded mustard - a true feature of the French version. Much of the food items look leftover. On the good side, there really nothing wrong with... More 

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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: 1833 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 703-707-0704

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