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Praline Bakery & Bistro

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4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572 (MacArthur Blvd)
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Germantown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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 service towards patrons with kids. I believe her name is "Francoise". When we first arrived;... More 

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Deerfield Beach
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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 a sweet pickup such as brownies, cookies or pastries. Service is good as well.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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 it would be a shame to miss that. For a bottle of wine with friends,... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

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Kensington, MD
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261 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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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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!)

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

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Bethesda, MD
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185 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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261 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups
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 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: 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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