La Madeleine - East Cobb Location

La Madeleine - East Cobb
4101 Roswell Rd., Ste. 812
Marietta, GA 30062

Becca and Dan had lunch at La Madeleine on 1/26/2008.

What did you order? How was your food?

We ordered a Croque Monsieur with pasta salad, and a Chicken Crepe Riviera with rice and broccoli. For dessert, we had a slice of Sacher Torte and a slice of Cheesecake. The Croque Monsieur was to die for. The bread was thick and topped with a cheesy egg layer. Swiss cheese and ham were melted with garlic sauce inside, and the sandwich was toasted perfectly. The pasta salad was also very nice.

The Chicken Crepe Riviera was good, but not quite as delicious as the Croque Monsieur. The sauce seemed a bit heavy and greasy, but had a nice, buttery flavor. The crepe's texture was right. Rice and broccoli went well with the dish.

Dessert - YUMMY! Need I say more. Well, if you've had Sacher Torte, you know it's scrumptious. This cake, a German word pronounced like "soccer," not "sachet," is a Viennese confection that was invented in 1832. It is dark chocolate cake with a layer of apricot jam in the middle. I used to think it was raspberry, but now I know. Sacher Torte is one of my favorite desserts, and going to La Madeleine for coffee and Sacher Torte is my idea of heaven. Oh yes, the cheesecake is creamy and delicious, too!

Describe your impressions of the service. Was anything exceptionally good (or bad) about the quality of service you received?

Well, La Madeleine is actually a cafeteria style restaurant. I think that the serving style adds charm to La Madeleine rather than detracting from it. I love analyzing the bakery presentation and all of the lovely salads, soups, spinach pochettes, potato galettes, croissants, etc. That's part of the fun. Also, one time I had to wait a few minutes for a takeout order, and they gave me a free chocolate croissant. C'est très sympa!

What do you think of the décor and atmosphere?

Très charmant. La Madeleine's decor is French Provincial. Stone fireplaces, tiles, hardwood floors, ceramic vessels, and paintings of french landscapes prevail. I love it!

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best), how would you rate this restaurant compared to the other restaurants you visit on a regular basis.

La Madeleine is Fine French Fast Food. It is not really comparable with a sit-down restaurant. I give it a 9.5 for bringing a little bit of France to suburban Georgia. Je l'adore!

This restaurant is best for (Choose all that apply)

• Good food • Quick bite • Family-friendly

• Outdoor • Romantic • Special occasion

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Anonymous said...

Been ordering their sacher torte since 1994. They're fantabulous!!! I used to eat breakfast at their Buckhead location while doing homework a couple of years ago. Their breakfast is also great.

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