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la Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

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1833 Fountain Dr, Reston, VA 20190-3326
+1 703-707-0704
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Washington DC
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have good coffee and order to prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner entries. Fresh bread is freely available.

Thank BlueOceanSurf
Herndon, Virginia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I really like the easy pace of this restaurant... Casually kibitz over the custom salad made while you wait & watch. There are always interesting main courses, but I also give in to my favorite, Croque Monsieur, made perfectly. As often as not, we'll have a cup of the tomato soup in the fall and winter. I take my wife... More 

Thank Chris_n_Robin
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Stopped for breakfast- had Omelette, 'rosti' potatoes. It was all ok - average. Not the best, but would go back again. Food was quick to be served as well. Cheap (based on a non-US person's view)

Thank Paulio911
Reston VA
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I love the idea of accessible French food, but I find Madeleine to be a little chaotic - it's difficult to tell how and when to order. The food tends to be salty, and their chairs are not particularly comfortable. But the atmosphere is great, and the sweets are nice.

Thank Qarqour
Greater London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great friendly staff, with freshly prepared food, huge portion sizes, fruit was yummy as anything. Omelette was just as I want it, ambience was great with the fire in the corner. Thank you for a great visit.

Thank Osman M
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Needed a quick snack while waiting to pick up my wife. Found this on TripAdvisor and thought I would check it out. I am glad I did. I had an almond croissant with a latte. The croissant was light and fluffy with excellent flavor and the latte was made perfectly. I thought it was reasonably priced at $6.97 for both.

Thank Brent M
Reston, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great menu and great cooking. Furnished with old French furniture. Easy to have a quiet conversation with dinner. Always a pleasure to eat there, will feel like you are in Europe. Also, easy to park close by.

Thank CyndiRick
Herndon, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stopped in because of the advertised special. There were posters, menu, and other signs about their big holiday special. They had run out. All that advertising and not enough food. Pretty disappointing. We left without trying anything else as we were drawn in because of the advertisement. We live in the area, so we might stop by again in... More 

Thank CatherineMorenoGamez
Reston, Virginia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have been to this little Bistro a few times, I have always had delicious, French fare. You can also get a glass of house wine to make it even better. Great weekend brunch place too.

Thank wine4more
Denver, Colorado
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143 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I recently stopped here based on my wife's recommendation when I was out in the Reston area by myself. I tried the French onion soup, the Croque Monsieur, and the Strawberries Romanoff. All were very good. This place is an order at the counter (you get some of the meal immediately) and someone brings the entree to you. I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 1833 Fountain Dr, Reston, VA 20190-3326
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-707-0704

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?