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4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572 (MacArthur Blvd)
+1 301-229-8180
08:00 - 21:30
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This yummy little spot is in the office building where I work. Their Lemon Drop cookies offer your taste buds a deliciously fresh treat. The freshly made sandwiches are a hit too. My favorite is the Chicken Salad on fresh crusty French bread. Unfortunately, other enjoy it as well. It mystifies my why they don't make more of these sandwiches... More 

Thank Robyn P
Bethesda, MD
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262 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We had four excellent meals: 2 hanger steaks, 1 duck, and one seafood entree. All were outstanding as was the Octavia Chardonnay. The desserts were great also creme brulle and two others. Also excellent French bread. Just a fine meal and we will return often.

2 Thank endjed
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

My parents have lived in condos adjacent to Pralines for years and I have been there numerous times with them over the past 15 years. I suspect the older population living nearby is their true bread and butter and the staff treat the locals very well, greeting them like family and accommodating them however they can. That being said the... More 

1 Thank EmmaPeele
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

I was much more happier "before" with a classic, solid, french cuisine that now with this "change", a change is supposed to improve something, isn't it? Anyway a bad day may arrive to everybody (once), this is why I give 2 stars today and not 1. All in all I think that the duck breast should be canceled from the... More 

Thank carloc1955
United States
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

In summer, Praline has a very nice terrace on top of the building. With his good french traditional plates and wine, having lunch in Praline is a very pleasant experience.

Thank AFV66
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Although I have been to Praline a few times for lunch and have bought many goodies from the bakery, I had not been there for dinner. Three of us dined here on a recent summer night, and we all enjoyed the experience. Our server, Andres, was attentive and helpful with directing us to specific menu options based on our questions.... More 

1 Thank maggiesueb
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111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I've eaten here twice and enjoyed it both times. As for the food, I wasn't overly fond of my chicken pot pie. I'd order something different next time. Only one of us really raved about their food (the quenelles). Small martinis, good wine list. The night we were there, wine was 25% off by the bottle. That evening the restaurant... More 

Thank FilipoBambini
Washington DC
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221 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I've been eating at Praline for years. Admittedly about 8 months ago it was looking and tasting a bit dreary. It's had a face lift, they have a new chef and a new manager from Nice. What a turn around. I've actually been 5 times since June. The new menu is delicious. Once light I had risotto with giant prawns,... More 

1 Thank bumper1965
Arlington, Virginia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Not only is the food very good, the service is excellent. While this isn't an inexpensive restaurant, the outdoor seating availability, pastries and abundant parking more than make up for prices. We all had fun and vowed to return. I recommend this restaurant highly.

Thank AndreaDines
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a surprise hidden gem in an offbeat shopping center in the Cabin John area of Md just a bit off of MacArthur Blvd close to the District. Five of us had equally great meal starting with appetizers and ending with dessert. I had delicious mushroom soup! Others had onion soup. Three of us had duck that was absolutely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
    (MacArthur Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Red Line to Friendship Heights, then Ride On Bus 23 to Sangamore Rd.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-229-8180
Praline Bakery & Bistro opened its doors on Sangamore Road in Bethesda, Maryland, in April 2006, the culmination of years of partnership and planning by co-owners Susan Limb and Patrick Musel, whose love of fine cuisine and talent for creating delectable pastries led them here. Together, they wanted to build a welcoming neighborhood place where people of all ages could gather for a good meal, a quality pastry, or coffee. Every day, we try our best to provide just that.Praline Bakery prepares pastries fresh daily, using the finest ingredients and no preservatives. Come in and taste some of our delectable breakfast pastries and cakes which include traditionally made croissants, which include butter, chocolate, and almond, and danishes, such as apple walnut, pecan raisin, and raspberry almond twists. We offer a variety of cakes that is sure to please almost any palate – from French chocolate mousse to an American carrot cake.Praline Bistro is open for lunch Monday through Saturday, dinner Monday through Sunday and Brunch on Sunday. All meals our prepared by our culinary team led by Executive Chef Christian Gautrois.

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