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LA Madeleine French Bakery

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500 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3104
+1 703-739-2854
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Today
06:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 06:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 06:30 - 21:30
Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri 06:30 - 23:30
Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came back to La Madeleine for the first time in a long time and was pleased that the laid back ambiance and excellent food haven't changed. As Old Town regulars know, the service is cafeteria style, but the setting is pleasant and the prix fixe lunch a bargain. I had the lentil and kale soup, a small salad and... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an ok place to go for coffee and pastries but look around as you can do better. Staff was nice but the place just did not feel clean. The pastries looked great but tasted average

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Thank SGK001
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best croissants anywhere! Breakfast is excellent, but they occasionally have problems getting their eggs poached to the correct degree of "runniness". Crowded on weekends, especially when there's a parade in town.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love sitting by the fireplace and enjoying a sandwitch, cake and coffee here. Almost everything on the menu is good.

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Harrisburg, PA
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything on the menu looked enticing; a bit confusing when you walk in- some people are ordering at the register; others in a buffet line- you get to choose. Got an omelette; hubby got Eggs Benedict. Both were incredible-- so were the desserts- creme brulee and a choco.torte. Got some croissants to go, which were soft, flaky and mouth-watering good.... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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542 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to this location on while doing my morning walk down king street before work. At 7:00 AM the staff was ready to serve the patrons which goes a long way in my book. The seating area was clean and prepped. The staff was pleasant and super efficient. I will come back to this location for sure the next... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good and reasonably priced. It was an enjoyable light dinner. We would definitely go back.

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United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

the advantage here is a soup and sandwich choise or a full meal, or to go lighter, the basil soup is delicious but a little salty. it has a cozy interior that is great in winter or summer.

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Thank drudol
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

French themed "bistro" perfect for light lunch and late night desserts. Visited between peak hours and reasonably priced. Good place to catch up with friends.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were excited to find a French bakery to eat at but we sadly didn't have much success with this one. First off, it's cafeteria style which was kind of weird to us- but we ordered and sat down. My friend ordered a sandwich with soup and chips, she said it was decent but not worth the price. I ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:30
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:30
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3104
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-739-2854

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