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La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

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7607 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-215-9142
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Bethesda, Maryland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love their soup and sandwich options. Tomato basil soup coupled with a croque monsieur is a great combo. They have a new rendition on a croque --- open face french bread and tomato covered in cheese and bacon. It was "lighter" than the traditional croque monsieur. Their food is delicious, but their service is a little disorganized. Even so, still... More 

Thank TORC12p16
San Antonio, TX
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124 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Color me shocked when I realized La Madeleine was a chain. We have them in San Antonio, but Maryland??? It was great and felt like home. The food is always superb, from the salads and soups, to the sandwiches and quiche, and on to the fantastic desserts and breads....oh yum just thinking about it. The coffee is fantastic, the ice... More 

Thank AuntBec
Silver Spring, Maryland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped twice in 2 weeks for an afternoon treat. I was not well attended. I stayed waiting at the counter for minutes before someone would show up to help me. Yes, I just wanted a coffee and a small treat.. but I am a client! The staff was no friendly at all. The place was not clean and I... More 

Thank florence R
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cafeteria style restaurant with ample cozy seating with many quiet nooks. Fountain drinks are self serve and so are the slices of French bread (with little cups of jelly). Both the jelly and the bread were amazing. I was very impressed with the tomato basil soup-it tasted just as good as it looked and was perfect comfort... More 

Thank Pentaburks
Navarre, Florida
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215 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The macaroons are light creamy in the inside and crispy on the outside! Chocolate croissant is average. Baguette is pretty good. Commonly priced per item like all French bakeries.

Thank dkorwood
silver spring, md
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546 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This little French bistro is really good and the prices are quite low. While it is in essence a cafeteria, the ambiance is quite nice with a gas fireplace to keep you warm on a cold winter's day. Came here for brunch and had an omelet (with my choice of fillings) and a delightful croissant (really fresh and flaky); the... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Another average place in Bethesda. If you've been to one La Madeleine, you've been to them all. This one is a little dark and dingy, with no interior windows once you pass the register. The wifi is spotty throughout. With all of the development in the area, I'm surprised that this building hasn't been knocked over and replaced. I think... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The place is ideal for a light meal. Excellent combo dish including salad, small soup and something baked. Quality is average, price is good. A little exceeding in the paradigm "french"="buttery" but overall food quality was OK. Service quality depending on the personnel.

Thank Ast838
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

La Madeleine on Old Georgetown Road is one of my favorite places for Sunday brunch in Bethesda. Delicious omelettes, croissants, quiche and salads served in a warm and friendly atmosphere and moderately priced. And for dessert - great french pastries!

Thank Barbara M
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Happened upon this cafe and bakery by chance early Saturday morning. The food was very good, all cooked to order. The service was excellent and the atmosphere is very charming.

Thank Maura T

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7607 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-215-9142

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