Details

Praline

4611 Sangamore Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20816

301-229-8180

Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo

Cuisines: French, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Bakery open Monday through Friday 8 to 8, Saturday and Sunday 8 to 7. Bistro open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11 to 2:30. Open for dinner daily, 5 to 9:30. Open for brunch Sunday 10 to 3.

Nearby Metro Stops: Friendship Heights

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.praline-bakery.com

Best Dishes:
In the bistro: Gazpacho; duck confit; pan-sauteed cod; chicken pot pie; coq au vin; seafood fricassee; New York strip au poivre; chocolate mousse; frozen honey-nougat cream. In the bakery: framboisine; macaroons.

Price Details:
Bistro starters, $5.50 to $18; main courses, $10 to $32.

Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Praline

Better known as a French bistro, Praline also has an inviting first-floor cafe with a gas fireplace, free wi-fi, and delicious pastries, cappuccinos, and lattes to go. Try a plate of pastel macaroons (95 cents each), a crisp, buttery raspberry framboisine ($3.15), or a pumpkin muffin studded with pumpkin seeds ($2.85).

Fancier creations such as rustic apple tarts ($3.95), chocolate éclairs ($3.50), and apricot-filled chocolates ($1.15 each) beckon in the glass case. There’s light fare, too—soups such as potato-leek or asparagus ($4.95), a red-onion-flecked chicken salad over greens ($4.75), and to-go meals ($6 to $8.95) such as duck confit with cabbage or salmon with green beans. Open Monday through Friday 8 to 8, Saturday and Sunday 8 to 7.

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