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“A lovely French brunch!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Praline Bakery & Bistro

Praline Bakery & Bistro
4611-O Sangamore Rd., Bethesda, MD 20816
3012298180
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Ranked #22 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: MacArthur Blvd
Transit: Metro Red Line to Friendship Heights, then Ride On Bus 23 to Sangamore Rd.
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.
Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A lovely French brunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Yesterday I treated a good friend to brunch at the Praline Bistro. The decor was cheerful (although a little worn). The eggs Benedict with salmon were delicious. The trout was tasty--but the presentation a little off. The service is excellent. I took home a very good individual goat cheese and sun dried tomato quiche. Plenty of free parking is a bonus. I will definitely go back to try the other specialities!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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“The Bakery has cookies and pastries to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The ginger cookie with some kind of light lemon, barely there, glaze will make you swoon. Actually everything in the bakery will. I am not a huge french food lover so for me the resturant is just ok, but that has more to do with my tastes than therr food.

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC
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127 reviews 127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Great place for a relaxed dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I went to Praline for dinner for the first time this past Monday and the party of 5 sat outside. The menu was consice, but everyone (including one confirmed foodie) found things they liked. I was really impressed with my halibut, a special, and tasted another person's scallops with risoto. The food is very clean, straight forward and well prepared. Sort of french bistro with American seasonal. Really a great surprise (although the lunches were always great). If you haven't been and you live in the area..you need to go.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Live right next to it...love going here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We have been here several times and it has never disappointed. The food is great and the service is outstanding. The restaurant manager is reason enough to continue coming back...he's a great guy who always makes sure we are well taken care of and he makes the entire meal entertaining and fun. We actually used Praline as for our rehearsal dinner for our wedding and it was an ideal choice for our group of 15. Hard to say enough good things about what they have done for us over all of our meals here.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, MD
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A real bistro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Authentic-tasting French and some skillfully prepared American favorites. Friendly, comfortable setting and pleasant staff. We use it for a range of occasions, from a relaxed night out to a family birthday dinner, and it has never disappointed.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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