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Praline Bakery & Bistro

4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
+1 301-229-8180
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“macarons” (9 reviews)
“creme brulle” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:30All hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 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 25 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 30 September 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
Reviewed 28 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
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...More

1  Thank EmmaPeele
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank carloc1955
Reviewed 8 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
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,...More

1  Thank maggiesueb
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank FilipoBambini
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, 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)  >  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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