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“Oblivious”

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #16 of 169 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 20
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I walked into La Madeleline, there were a few people waiting for service. I headed straight to the to-go area and waited. A bunch of staff were scurrying about, but they didn't seem to see the people waiting in line or me waiting for service. Finally one of them noticed me and made a beeline to help me. I picked my desserts from the display case, paid and headed home. The coconut cake was very moist and wasn't overly sweet. The cookie was massive with lots of white chocolate chips and the lemon flavor was't overwhelming. Better experience than at the La Madeleline in Tyson's but could have been better.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I meet a friend here every 6 months or so and they never fuss when we stay 3 hours.

It's a pay at the counter/deliver to your table kind of place. Soups and salads are poured or assembled while you watch so you can take them with you to the table.

Their menu is long and varied. It all looks and tastes good.

Drinks are help-yourself. They also have sliced bread and jam for you to take.

A medium French onion soup, fruit salad and a drink were $14. A little pricey but, with the nice environment, worth it.

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Ma Madeleine continues being a cozy restaurant whose interior feels like a cozy and inviting house or inn from a long time ago, complete with a fireplace and old pots and pans hanging form the walls. Food is pretty good. Recommend the French Onion Soup and the various quiches.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

My last visit at the la Madeleine in Reston, VA, during mid-June of 2018 reminded me of my first visit at the la Madeleine restaurant in San Antonio, TX, during the early 1990s. Nothing seems to change! Everything is just right including the floor layout, the ambiance defined by the fireplace and the decor,and, of course, the excellent menu!

Recommend the fresh breads, butter, jams; French dip; and the chicken friand. Mushroom sauce comes with the friand. Suggest ordering it "on the side" so you can enjoy the best of both worlds -- flaky crust with or without mushroom sauce!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast here yesterday. First I will say the food was excellent. However a better job could be done to help first time diners through the process. There are two areas to order and apparently each area is for a specific thing. Would be good to know. While the staff is friendly enough they should be able to understand enough English to handle the order properly. Husband had issues getting his coffee order correct. Then I had to pull out my high school Spanish to find the eating utensils.

Thank Barbara F
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