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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 good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“macaroons” (18 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
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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
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...More

1  Thank bumper1965
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
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...More

Thank PtmcRuth
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch on a Thursday. We didn't arrive until 1:30 pm so there were few patrons. We chose to eat inside as it was very hot outside. We have purchased pastries and ficelle sandwiches to take home but had never eaten here. The...More

1  Thank StLawrencelover
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Walking in downstairs, you realise this is authentic French pastry, macaroons, chocolates; all made on site. Yummy. We buy our Buche de Noel here. Upstairs, the restaurant has nice salads, croque monsieur and madame, daily specials - and a second floor, umbrella-ed patio which catches...More

Thank MrsRehoboth
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Totally professional staff, warm greeting, and beautifully presented food. Praline is hard to beat for lunch or dinner. The crusty baguette slices are addictive, frites perfectly fried, and entrees all well thought out, seasoned and cooked as requested. Make sure to save room for something...More

Thank cke3
Reviewed 21 February 2015

This neighborhood restaurant in the Sumner area of Bethesda offers consistently high quality French classics. Last night we got a reservation at the last minute and had great soups, coq au vin & cod beurre blance--all really outstanding. Have been a number of times and...More

1  Thank Joseph S
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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