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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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4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My family used to eat dinner here often but stopped after a few bland experiences. We visited again after we heard it was operating under new management and we’re so glad we did. The menu has been completely redone and they have a new chef...More

Thank Hank H
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Great service (although the help seems to be very shy, undecised), not much of an ambiance for a Bistro on a Saturday evening, but quiet. The food was good, but not your typical Bistro special taste. The chicken pot pie was good and copious for...More

Thank Maryvonne M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Had brunch lunch.asked for black breakfast tea and they only had fruity/flowery types which do not make for good tea with milk. The milk for tea was soured/floating lumps in my hot water, the quiche as under heated (cheese was still lumped) sour filling with...More

Thank Celia D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 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 22 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 30 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 30 November 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 30 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
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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, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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