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La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

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7607 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-6123
+1 301-215-9142
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Annandale, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 4 weeks ago

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.

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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!

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Thank Barbara M
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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Thank Maura T
Yorktown Heights, New York
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had later dinner and was very enjoyable. Had a turkey and Brie on baguette and husband had croques monseur which was delicious. Took home pastry excellent . The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Can't wait to go back

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Kansas City, Missouri
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

La Madeline does not disappoint. I've enjoyed breakfast and lunch there in the past but I'd assumed that dinner would be pricey and pretentious. It was neither. The total cost for five meals was about $40. The beef bourguignon and the quiche were exceptional. Service was cheery, definitely not pretentious. I'm looking forward to a return visit.

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Lansing, Michigan
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went here for lunch with my son and girlfriend .. the bake goods are to die for, the coffee is great .. good soups, i had a sampler plate for 9.95 with a cesar salad, chicken frita type sandwich, and cream of mushroom soup... couldnt eat it all ... so many different things to try., great coffee, you kinda order... More 

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Thank dmgholt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This cafe worked very nicely for our group of 6 that on Sunday early afternoon, post late nite party, wanted a place to visit and eat. There were 2 needing lunch, 2 needing breakfast, and 2 not sure. Each found something very tasty, a beverage they enjoyed, and a comfortable seat. We were there over long but no one commented... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Recently met a friend here for lunch, but had frequented this restaurant years ago when working nearby. The cozy atmosphere was perfect for a rainy day. Parking lot only accommodates about twelve cars, but was lucky enough to get the last spot. Cafeteria style line with European-inspired, prepared food choices. Friend recommended the Salade Sampler option. She selected the Caesar... More 

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athens, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We'd rate this a 4+. Excellent salad, soup and other dishes. Reasonable. Back behind the Hyatt Regency Bethesda.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7607 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-6123
  • 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?