""Fresh!"" is the first word that comes to mind when I think of La Madeleine. Atmosphere? Lovely. First time there? Make sure you take a moment to peruse the menu. One of my *very* favorite restaurants of all time! Only one disappointment ever, probably due to the speed in which it was prepared - the ""Chicken La Madeleine"" (Breast of chicken strips with mushroom sauce and broccoli florets - the chicken was rather tough with no signs of grilling, the pasta was extremely ""Al dente"", and the broccoli florets were raw). Otherwise, always a flawless meal. Particularily excellent choices: the enormous - even if the ""small"" size -""Wild Field Salade"" with Caesar or vinaigrette dressing ($3.99), the homemade cup of ""Tomato Basil Soup"" ($2.79) (Bowl-$3.89), and my very favorite entree: the ""Portabello Poulet Crepes"" (Chicken with Portobello mushrooms and broccoli florets wrapped in a crepe, topped with mushroom sauce).
Pros: Ever-freshly prepared, Fabulous ambiance!, Nice staff;great chef
Cons: , Pick up a menu first, Pick crepes-not pasta