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Review of La Madeleine

La Madeleine
Ranked #264 of 767 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: French
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This place is not too visible in the Kingstowne Plaza mall area but is worth looking for some nice French style food. My test for any French restaurant is the French Onion soup and this is very good in this restaurant. There is ample portion of onions in the dark soup with plenty of grated cheese spread over the top and nice bread in the center. It is not too salty or spicy for my taste. Was a good choice. There are plenty of items on the menu and the dessert select is very good. I was in a hurry so only had the onion soup and a creme brulee cheesecake. The creme brulee cheesecake was nice and refreshing after the onion soup. Made for a nice quick lunch. There are a lot of salads, sandwiches, crepes, pastas and other dishes as well that look very inviting and reasonably priced. I was surprised at the breakfast menu as well and this would be good place to start the day. The dining area is quite open, large tables, and good atmosphere created in the area. There is outside table area as well and this would be very nice for a warm fall day. Unfortunately, there is much of a view from the tables other than a KFC and Taco Bell. Overall a nice place and well worth returning to try more of the dishes that are offered.

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Thank Glen W
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Attended Grand Opening a couple of years ago, terrific few months and I was a regular and am a local. This operation could be kicking it, but the poor service began and remains and I mean SLOW and inefficient from the moment you walk in. Dishwasher needs to be replaced, silverware unclean, no sense of urgency towards any job in the place. Excuses for months when I politely addressed the long waits and the nasty dishes and silverware. Many employees left that were part of original crew due to no changes being addressed. I went back this past month and no change at all.

1  Thank Kelli O
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Place your order at the counter, then go sit down -- they'll bring it out to you. Good selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, hot entrees, pastries. Lots of meals around 600 calories or less (not including pastry, of course). Good basic preparation from quality ingredients.

1  Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

From the apple caramel danish, bran muffin, lemon madeleines and heart shaped jam cookies!! Miss the Georgetown DC location, but Kingstowne VA is convenient. If you like macarones, they are available late November.

Thank Meredith F
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a fun attempt at being French. Nice food and reasonably priced. Solid French white sauce and quiche. We like it as an informal date night especially when the farmers market is running. Enjoy it for what it is. And enjoy Gus. He makes it worthwhile. BTW, the potato soup is killer.

Thank grumpyvet
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