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“Excellent service”

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #22 of 364 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Dallas, Texas
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179 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

The food comes out very fast. Staffs are very friendly. I ordered sandwich soup and salad combo. Chicken sandwich was outstanding. I really enjoyed time. The restaurant has limited number of window seats. The restaurant looks a little bit dark.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“French cafeteria style eatery”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Fast service tasty food
Especially liked the duet of half chicken salad on croissant plus choice of soup and salad great value

Visited October 2013
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Seven Corners, Virginia
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588 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Average Among Other La Madeleines”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We were hungry after work and decided on La Madeleine. So, I am mainly going to compare this particular location to other La Madeleines. It was either the one in Rockville or this one in Bethesda. Based on a traffic this one was easier to get to, but as far as the restaurant goes it wasn't the bast choice. First of all, it has very limited parking. We literally took the last spot on a narrow strip of spaces. Upon entering we noticed that the available quiches & non-desert pastries were severely limited in numbers. Mushroom soup, our favorite, was still cooking and we would end up waiting for it for another 20 minutes having consumed our 2nd course.
On the other hand, the decor is very nice and "authentically" French and staff are all very nice. I doubt that I will be returning here, as there are better choices just down the street.

  • Visited October 2013
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Oakland, California
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306 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great pastries to go”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

As usual we enjoy getting pastries here no matter the time of day. In this case we went by at 8:30 pm for some next morning pastries to do. What is nice is that there is still a good selection late in the day. Apple danish and pain au chocolat were wonderful. Combine that with friendly staff, you have a winning combination. A mainstay in downtown Bethesda.

Visited June 2013
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Wisconsin
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice Place for an Outdoor Breakfast”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

We went to this restaurant based on the reviews. It definitely fits the bill for French country cuisine. We enjoyed our outdoor breakfast. Would we come back again, probably once in a great while. It was self serve and then you place your order. They were a little confused for a Sunday morning breakfast and we had to wait for our order. We did enjoy the friendly birds outside while waiting.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Connie J
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