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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
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate croque-monsieur and a roast beef sandwich for lunch. The croque-monsieur is fabulous!! For dessert we had crème brûlée and éclair! Wonderful! We'll come back soon for sure!

Thank Janira N
Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast was fine but nothing special, not even the croissant. The men's restroom has never been clean at any time that I've been there. Today, though, was a new low.

Thank Birdy509
Florence, Oregon
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't mind a cafeteria style restaurant and can get by with standing in line to order, take the time to enjoy the quaint family style dining area. The mushroom soup was delicious as was the Shrimp Crepe Florentine. The only bad thing was the restrooms, they were disgusting.

Thank lwall55
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

What a big surprised that the menu has changed. It was on Ash Wednesday, I wanted a tomato basil soup and a tuna salad croissanwich but there is NO fish. They no longer serve fish. Nothing on the menu look appealing to me. I ended up with a shrimp pasta "Pasta la Madeleine", well it was mediocre to my liking.... More 

Thank 11tt
Liberty, South Carolina
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This bakery is situated near some friends of ours and they introduced us. The bakery options are wonderful, reminding us of the bakeries back in the U.K., and Europe. Wish there was a bakery like this in our area of South Carolina. Our friends raved over the soup, but we did not get chance to savor it, but we were... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 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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237 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 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

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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 20814-6123
  • 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?