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Praline Bakery & Bistro

4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
+1 301-229-8180
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“pralines” (42 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
French, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spending an hour on a pleasanr day upstairs and outside on their patio is a wonderful experience. You can have an omelet, crepes, or lunch specials. All are tasty. But take out a croissant for a special treat. Best in town.

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This restaurant is amazing. It is quiet and has outdoor seating. The bakery is full of delight. The waiters are very nice and the food is to die for. The serve great food all day. It is perfect for a snow day or a hot...More

Thank TravelingHIPPO101
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I've been here a couple of times with coworkers and everything I've had has been great. For a Bethesda bistro (not in downtown Bethesda) they have a diverse selection and daily specials. The summer months at the outdoor seating area make for a good lunch...More

1  Thank FredoftheWorld
Reviewed 31 March 2017

had a business lunch on monday. Food and service was good and quiet atmosphere worked well for business conversation. order the turkey and cranberry sandwich. Bake goods on first floor is a "can't miss" enjoy the pumpkin cookies

Thank Wesley M
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Came in for some Parisian macarons, the friend I was visiting said they were the best in town. As a French man (and a cook) I must admit they tasted as good as the ones back home. I was surprised by all the different cakes...More

Thank LucienH25
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Praline Bistro's special dinner menu convinced our family to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. We were delighted by everything we tasted : the roasted turkey galantine was moist and flavorful, the sautéed rockfish was delicious with its mango sauce. And what a rack of lamb !...More

Thank carolinegallina1118
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Don't let the tight parking lot stop you. We visited on a Saturday afternoon right after the lunch rush and parking was still very limited. Once in, the bakery smelled awesome downstairs and we climbed the stairs to The Bistro upstairs. Once seated we were...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Pastries/bakery items are heinnnn....OK!...I've had A LOT better from other French bakeries in the area. I would definitely come back again for their dinner offerings. The rest of my review content speaks to the hostess upstairs. The hostess certainly needs to be retrained on customer...More

Thank Thetruth225
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a lovely white tablecloth restaurant which is quiet, intimate and where the food is very good. You can become engaged in conversation or actually get engaged to be married here, especially out on the terrace. The downstairs bakery is great for coffee and...More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The bakery and cafe at street level has enough sandwiches and French pastries and cozy atmosphere that it is enough to sit near the fireplace (lit or not) and talk or if alone to read a book. But upstairs is the restaurant and patio and...More

Thank TacyTelego
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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