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“Overpriced, quality marginal, service? What service”
Review of French Bakery Novotel - CLOSED

French Bakery Novotel
Price range: US$4 - US$7
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Overpriced, quality marginal, service? What service”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Staff that don't care, and apparently an owner who doesn't either. Food is indifferently prepared, don't have half of the menu. Prices high for what you get, value low.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank mlahm
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79 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful dining in an intimate setting”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

My friend and I had a delightful meal at the French Bakery. It was located a few blocks from our hotel and came highly recommended by the hotel staff. We had a wonderful meal and were assisted by staff who had only our experience on their minds.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Mike C
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great French food!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

If you want to go to a French Bakery pick the one next to Athenee Palace! Location is great, prices are very good considering a French restaurant and desert is absolutely great! I have tried all their deserts dishes and moelleux au chocolat is their best (I noticed is slightly different than the one they make in the Old City French Bakery). Food is very consistent, but of course, typical French, small portions.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank 10Viviana
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Nashville
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food; excellent price”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is a quiet little bistro a couple blocks from Athenee Palace hotel. We found it quite by accident one afternoon and decided to try it for dinner and it was a smart choice. Food and service was great and the value for the price was excellent.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank reallyrosieNashville
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
345 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Nice coffee stop”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

The French Bakery is next to the Opera Romana and it has free wifi. I stopped off when it was relatively empty so I had all the attention of the two guy staff of the bakery who were really nice and spoke good English. They helped to explain how to get to the places I wanted to go to and I just sat with a good cup of coffee and browsed the net using their free wifi.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank AKWShix
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