Laduree Washington DC

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43 reviews
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$30 and under
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French

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Afternoon Coffee
Afternoon Tea
This new Ladurée consists not only of a lovely boutique, but also a tea salon and restaurant.
This exclusive address will offer an exceptional character, with its own decorative ambiance, in the Ladurée style.
The restaurant is decorated with custom-made furniture and unique pieces, collected from the finest Parisian antique shops.
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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

It was lovely atmosphere and food, but service was a bit spotty. Still very worth the visit.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was for friendly food was excellent nice place to feel like you are in a nice place

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday, it was wonderful!

D
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Good food. TERRIBLE service. It was extremely slow and the waiter did not bring everyone’s order. We had to remind the manager about what we had ordered.

DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun place for a girlfriends afternoon lunch.

MR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely tea for a girls-only afternoon in the city. The tea selection was impressive and all delicious and the food did not disappoint. Of course, the macarons were the highlight of the array and were delightful. Definitely will return!

JG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I have been to Laduree in many different locations and I was actually disappointed with this one. I ordered the high tea at the Georgetown location and was excited to have a relaxing experience. Unfortunately the food just wasn't that good. The macarons were dry, as were the sandwiches. The flavors of the sweets were good, but not outstanding, and the sandwiches were lacking in flavor.

I did bring home a couple of pastries for my family members, and those were good, but my dining experience was lackluster. I will not be returning to this location--I'll save my business for New York.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect!!!!

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MM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pastries and tea food was good

CA
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delicious, staff were very nice and we had a great day. It’s a little pricey but totally worth it!

RP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my daughters 17th birthday and we had the tea time. We went during the weekday and everything was perfect. The servers were very helpful. Highly recommend!!

OT
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the afternoon tea at Ladurée. So many delicious teas and and goodies. I would recommend ordering tea and pasteries separately from the prefix High Tea menu.

P
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pastries, lovely decor and fantastic service. If you want a french experience that's where you should go.

TB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Pros: The food was fantastic and the French decor added to the experience. The staff at the counter were nice.
Cons: Our server was inattentive and the chairs were really uncomfortable.

EV
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was totally satisfied with my visit to Laduree.. everything was amazing.. from super nice waitress to delicious food and desserts with tea! I will definitely come back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

It was so cold that multiple tables had to emphatically complain. The air was turned off for a short bit but soon enough we were once again shivering. Our server was not very attentive. The main course was not great but the dessert was absolutely wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

We had 2pm reservations and waited for several minutes to sit at our table and then another 10 minutes for our server. The macaroons and pastries were great but the finger sandwiches were not edible. It was stale white bread and no flavor. The tasted like they had been sitting in the refrigerator for several days. For $39 per person I expected fresh sandwiches. We had Madeline’s at the end that tasted like frozen pancakes. I’ve had lunch at Laduree before and I expected a better tea time with my children especially given the price. It was also extremely warm in the restaurant and uncomfortable.

N
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was soo sweer and kind with smiles . Was greeted inside as well as leaving with a warm thank you. I love this place.

MM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Service was sub-par, and the dilapidated decor should be embarrassing for Laduree.

KK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and excellent food! I would definitely come back for the Tea Service again!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was slow. Very unorganized. Food was cold and not prepared well.

D
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to eat at Laduree. The staff was amazing. Overly attentive in a good way. I ordered the eggs Benedict with salmon: delicious! The interior is aesthetically breathtaking.

SC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have an afternoon tea! All of the food was incredible and the service was wonderful. Will definitely come back again!

JD
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Lovely ambiance and quiet setting, making for easy conversation, but the food other than the pastries was mediocre and the service was very slow. Nonetheless, if you want a very leisurely paced lunch or snack in a delightful setting, it's worth checking out.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We went for the tea service and let them know that we were both vegetarians, our waitress was very good about that and knew not to bring marshmallows and that we would need the cheese tea sandwiches. We got two sandwiches labeled “compte cheese” that ended up being chicken which I realized after taking a bite. Apparently all of the cheese sandwiches had been mislabeled chicken and vise versa. While the waitress was very apologetic the manager did not seem to care. They comped no portion of our tea service.

RA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French toast and croissants. It’s a really unique and comfortable place to dine; it’s more than just a cookie shop.

SK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accessible elegance in Georgetown. Laduree is decorated

B
Columbus
52 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Went for brunch/ lunch. Terrific!

SL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was delicious in a lovely setting.

RL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A delightful spot for a more informal afternoon tea, which is hared to find in the Washington area. At the back of a bakery, but the area is up one step and is its own area, with a little low fence designating the special space. Only criticism is that the tea selection is ordinary, nothing special to try here if you are a true tea lover.

FG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had to wait for an hour to get our food, other tables had the same problem..

S
Washington DC
225 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We loved the space and the decor!! Lovely. Sadly, not enough wait staff. The drafts from the door opening were frigid.
I would go again, and recommend the smoked salmon club sandwich, hold the egg. Yummy!

BN
Mobile
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply beautiful.
Felt like a special afternoon...💕

DD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

It took a very long time to get our food. And the waitress kept getting our bills incorrect until we finally gave up and said we’d straighten it out ourselves later.

i
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

slow inattentive service exemplified by prolonged lunch hour plus got eggs that were too well done, not runny as specified. Very disappointing.

AH
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service real slow

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time! Food was amazing, along with the service and the macaroons at the end. Will definitely be returning!

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was AWFUL!!! Our reservation was for 6:30pm on March 13 and we waited 20 minutes before we were seated. When we finally got seated, the waiter made us wait for another 20 minutes again. First off it's a shame when the waiter is not properly trained to prounce the menu correctly. Once he took our order he came back to tell us that the kitchen was closed already and that everything that we wanted to order wasn't available. We were so disappointed!!! Why couldn't they have told us that beforehand!!! Second, I went to use the restroom and told one of the employee that I needed toilet tissue because there wasn't any available. He specifically told me that he doesn't know where it's at!!! Wow!!! That just blew my mind!!! I've been to other Laduree and we've been very happy. It's unfortunate that we had such a bad experience.

A
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, beautiful macaroons and pastries - we loved visiting the first dc location of Laduree. The staff (management) was working hard to make sure everyone was well-attended to and had a good experience. Customer had purchased all of their croissants right when they opened on a Sat morning (we found out when my husband ordered) - they were extremely accommodating and polite in ordering. The small space is really loud - already very popular - wonderful ambiance. Clean, fresh, fun.

NK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was great, but the service was humiliating. If you want to actually have a good experience, go to Boulangerie Christophe nearby. The waiter didn't speak a full sentence to us, only grunted, throughout our entire breakfast. He forgot half our order. The manager tried to make it up by giving us some macaroons but really, she also seemed like she could care less. I didn't want to take all of the bad service reviews seriously, but they have really, truly terrible service. There are so many people they could hire to do a better job, so why aren't they?

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