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Praline Bakery & Bistro

4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
+1 301-229-8180
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“macaroons” (17 reviews)
“baguette” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4611 Sangamore Rd Ste O, Bethesda, MD 20816-2572
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upstairs of its delightful bakery, a hidden cafe offers delicious food including daily specials (cold pea soup), Niçoise and Frisée salads, and hearty dishes, indoors or out on a patio. Close your eyes and you can pretend you are eating at Laduree Paris, and take...More

Thank riley_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times for lunch with friends and co-workers. They have a nice selection of sandwiches and entree crepes. The desert crepes are very good as well. I like to try the specials which are always interesting and delicious. If you want...More

Thank Clifferat
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Tucked away in the Little Falls Mall is the Praline Bistro. The menu was enticing from fancy with rack of lamb to comfort food of chicken pot pie. Service was a bit slow in the beginning. Once we were served the waiters tried to take...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We had the crab cakes and the Rack Of Lamb with a nice bottle of Pinot Noir along with a platter of meats, Charcuterie Platter, with a dessert of Chocolate Mousse Napoleon. Everything was excellent. The service was superb. They were very sweet about a...More

Thank Pat G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We recently moved to the area and Praline has become our family's neighborhood favorite. Great food, casual and nice, delicious desserts and good wine list!

Thank Julie B
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

The first thing to note about Praline is the quality of its bread. It is honestly the best baguette in the area. Close your eyes and you can sort of imagine you're in France. Coffee drinks and pastries are first-rate. The croissants also pass muster...More

Thank John B
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch before viewing nearby Kenwood Cherry blossoms. Won’t go back! My grilled chicken was cold and over cooked, french fries were limp. My friend eggs and bacon were very greasy. The price was way to high for the quality we were both...More

Thank line1155
Reviewed January 28, 2018

As Washingtonians say when they are disappointed (you never tell your true feelings here): "I guess it is OK!". We went for lunch on a Saturday because a friend, who is a gourmet and a good cook, had recommended the place to us. After a...More

Thank pecheurdetruite
Reviewed January 19, 2018

Located in shopping center, bakery is on first floor, and dining area is on second floor. Very attentive service. Excellent French bistro fare. Good for any meal - brunch, lunch or dinner. Baguettes are to die for! Enjoy.

Thank mungie2014
Reviewed November 3, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
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)  >  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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