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Praline Bakery & Bistro

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4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572 (MacArthur Blvd)
+1 301-229-8180
08:00 - 21:30
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 were doughy and not worth ordering. Wines on the pricey side.

Thank hakccmd
Bethesda, MD
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262 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 dinner

Thank endjed
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357 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 lovely deck with umbrella tables and beautiful plants and flowers. It was perfect. We were... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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808 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 options added to something from the bakery makes a terrific breakfast. Spartan interior but a... More 

Thank jeffl499
Bethesda, MD
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218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the one with seafood which was excellent as was their creme brule. A very nice... More 

Thank endjed
Silver Spring, Maryland
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 the service in bakery is just not there. We used to come here twice or... More 

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Washington D.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bethesda, Maryland
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and rustic. Bùche Nöel among the best I've had. Service is friendly and attentive without... More 

Thank David P
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 enjoy it as well. It mystifies my why they don't make more of these sandwiches... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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)  >  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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