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Praline Bakery & Bistro

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4611-O Sangamore Rd., Bethesda, MD 20816 (MacArthur Blvd)
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Rockville, Maryland
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This combination bakery and restaurant is located in a mall. The bakery is downstairs, and you have to climb some pretty steep stairs to get to the second level where the restaurant is located. I think you might be able to access the restaurant from the upper level, which connects to a parking garage for an attached set of offices,... More 

Thank MarylandAnglophile
Kensington, MD
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222 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't get enough of Praline's upstairs terrace and i can't get enough of their Omelette of the day. Yesterday I met a longtime friend at Praline's - she lives in the neighborhood - and we had breakfast on the deck. Again, the sun, the umbrella tables and the flowers were wonderful. We were there for 2 hours and it... More 

Thank Beverly F
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This visit was my second time eating at the upstairs restaurant and I was really looking forward to it, as the food was really "genuine French bistro food". However, this recent experience was somewhat different. I ordered what sounded like a delicious salmon dish, and my guest ordered the chicken stew. The salmon was dry and the ratatouille was warm... More 

Thank Greekchick2016
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Walk up one flight from the bakery and find a sunny/shady level (indoors also an option) perfect for a fresh June day! Our waitress, Vanessa, was the model of warm efficiency and helped make our lunch visit memorable. My only regret is not ordering dessert (the lemon crepe looked delicious!)

Thank shamrockSeattle
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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157 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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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213 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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

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Kensington, MD
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222 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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 

Thank Beverly F
Alexandria, VA
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660 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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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179 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 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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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
French, European
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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-O Sangamore Rd., Bethesda, MD 20816
    (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: 3012298180
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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