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“Good food, great staff, cool ambience”

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #16 of 373 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed 7 April 2012

A unique french bistro/cafeteria. They have great food and their staff are wonderful. They're very considerate of food allergies.

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Thank Aaron P
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Think of a French Panera, just with more atmosphere, a fireplace and better pastries. Good place to grab soup, quiche, pastry and coffee.

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Reviewed 9 January 2012

This restaurant is near the metro and hotels. We stumbled upon it for a late dinner. Although it is a type of place where you are supposed to give them your order in front and they bring it to your table, we were waited on by Sean.
Realizing this was our first time at the restaurant, he was very accommodating with our order and service.
We enjoyed two different soups: Tomato Basil and Potato. Both were very good.
The side pasta salad was tasty. Had the Chicken Caesar sandwich.
All of the food was good and for dessert the fruit pastry was refreshing.
I would recommend this restaurant. Nice ambience. Stop by after a long day touring Washington D.C. !!

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Reviewed 26 November 2011

I ordered a latte and a chocolate croissant - both were outstanding.

Thank jodimaca
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

We wanted to explore outside of the hotel for a nice breakfast place. The front desk suggested La Madeleine. We went and were pleasantly surprised. We were greeted in French and when I asked in French if they had café au lait, I was told yes. The food was good and the café was very good. The ambiance is wonderful! It is decorated like and rustic French country home and is quite quaint. I definitely recommend this place.

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Thank mmesylv
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