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Praline Bakery & Bistro

4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
+1 301-229-8180
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“macaroons” (16 reviews)
“quiche” (5 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
French, European
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4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Charming spot in upscale suburban shopping center with nice outdoor deck for dining weather permitting. All dishes prepared in traditional french manner. Risotto with scallops outstanding as was duck breast special. Salads overpriced and nothing special Deserts excellent but stick with pastries and cakes. Crepes...More

Thank hakccmd
Reviewed 27 May 2016

With our wives out of town, a friend and I had dinner here which was excellent. Dining outside was very pleasant and my dinner of rockfish and creme brulle just right. My friend had escargo and a huge burger, All were enough for a filling...More

Thank endjed
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I was so glad my friend suggested meeting at Praline this morning - I've never been but I've heard others rave about it. We ate upstairs (opens at 10am) and were offered outside seating. It was a beautiful morning and we were led to a...More

Thank HistoryLover2017
Reviewed 26 March 2016

A favorite in the neighborhood, Praline is nestled in among the Summer Shops in a small shopping center just north of MacArthur Blvd. A tempting array of pastries, bagels, bread, etc. makes it difficult to choose something light for breakfast. A full menu of coffee...More

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Praline has changed their menu considerably since we last dined there. What has not changed is some of their standards such as the steak friets which was as good as it has always been. They have added a series of crepe dished and I had...More

Thank endjed
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Tried to come here for brunch before starting my new job. They don't actually serve brunch until later in the morning than when we arrived. We sat down and had some croissants and coffee. It was alright.

Thank Chloe N
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Following the disengagement if the owner and departure of the chef the place keeps going down in friendliness, service and food quality. The lady greeting customers is grumpy and sometimes rude, several times until we stopped coming the food was poor and sometimes undercooked, and...More

1  Thank LaidBK
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Exquisite French pastries, quiches and macarones. Their swan shaped meringues, napoleons and cocoa dusted "urchin" cake are show stoppers. The bistro upstairs is also very good. Coffee is just OK. Compare to "Paul" patisserie or the Poupon in Georgetown.

Thank Tropicbird
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

First visit was for Christmas dinner, and we were pleasantly surprised. Wine list and stock were not in sync, but the bottle we ordered was sublime. Charcuterie offered a brief transport to a Paris bistro. Osso bucco was fork tender and flavorful, lamb stew hearty...More

Thank David P
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...More

Thank Robyn P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  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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