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Prelude Café

Located in the Gazette Promenade in the Music Center at Strathmore 

Chef's Grill ~ Espresso Bar ~ Gourmet Sandwiches ~ Salads ~ Soups

For questions, please call (301) 581-5223

Prelude Café Hours
**Please Note: The Café is only open for dinner on Music Center performance nights.**
Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday
LUNCH Open 11AM - 3PM
(Hot Station Closes at 2 PM)
Pre-Concert Dining Open two hours prior to performance start time, only when performances are held in the main Concert Hall.
LUNCH Open 11AM - 2PM
(Hot Station Closed)

Pre-Concert Dining Open two hours prior to performance start time, only when performances are held in the Concert Hall
**Open two hours prior only when performances are held in the Concert Hall 


Valentine's Day Menu 2015
Saturday, February 14
The Mansion at Strathmore
You and your loved one enjoy a four-course dinner with a complimentary glass of champagne or wine. To reserve, call (301) 581-5220.
Amuse Bouche
Pan Seared Diver Scallops over Mushroom Spoon Bread, Smoked Apple & Fennel Marmalade Sauce
Salad Course
Grilled Jumbo Asparagus with Artichoke Vinaigrette, Chopped Egg, Grana Cheese & Capers
Entrees - Choice Of
Shiraz Braised Veal Osso Bucco with Baby Root Vegetables, Spaertzle & a Natural Reduction
Pan Roasted Sea Bass with English Peas, Arugula, Golden Beets, Cauliflower Puree & Tarragon Citrus Sauce
Truffled Beet Risotto with English Peas, Crispy Shallots & Pecorino Romano
Chocolate Trio
Chocolate Pot de Creme, Brandied Cherry Truffle, Mini Chocolate Souffle with Creme Anglaise 
Café Lunch Specials:  Week of February 2 - 6

Prelude Café Monday
~  Pita Pockets
Choice of Beef, Chicken, or Falafel
Variety of Vegetables
Hummus, Tabbouleh & Yogurt Sauce 
~  Red Wine Braised Beef
Mashed Potatoes
Egg Noodles
Glazed Carrots 
~  Bulgogi
Choice of Beef or Chicken
Dipping Sauces, Hot Peppers & Kimchi
Sticky Rice 
~ Pizza
Margherita Pizza
Vegetable Pizza
Meat Pizza
Garden Salad 
~ Crispy Beer Battered Fish
Blackened Chicken
Rice Pilaf
Sauteed Spinach & Garlic 
$5.66 Per meal plus tax
We appreciate your feedback! Please fill out a suggestion/comment card when dining with us.

Prelude Café Dinner Menus


 Along with its normal fare of hot entrees, sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts, the cafe offers hot dinner options that are each served with the choice of two sides.  Entree options often include carved meat, seafood, and poultry selection.  
Chef offers one additional seasonal special of an entrée and side item.  Menu items are subject to change.   

Prelude Café does not take reservations and seating is limited, so please plan to arrive early.  

 Dinner Menus February 2015
Black Angus Burger Muenster, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & Pickles
Pulled Pork Shoulder Topped with Cole Slaw & Maple BBQ
Mole Chicken Sandwich with Smoked Gouda & Pineapple-Jicama Slaw
All served with Boardwalk French Fries

Mozzarella Tortellini with Cremini Mushrooms, Sweet Cherry peppers, Basil Leaves & Roasted Garlic Cream
Grilled Mahi Mahi with Celeriac-Cauliflower Puree, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Squash & a Sherry Butter Sauce 

Salt & Pepper Crusted Prime Rib
Juniper-Thyme Crusted Pork Loin with Apple Compote

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Kabocha Squash, Red Onions & Nutmeg
Spinach Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Radish, Feta Cheese & Shiraz Vinaigrette
Wild & Brown Rice Pilaf

Beautifully made nightly desserts


Featured Wines: 
~Wines Around the World~ 

Tilia Chardonnay (Argentina)
Red Diamond Merlot (Washington State)
$7 per glass / $32 per bottle

Callia Torrontes (Argentina)
Penny Wise Pinot Noir (California)
$9 per glass/$38 per bottle

Bodega Del Genio Viognier (Argentina)
Bogle Petit Sirah (California)
$11 per glass / $44 per bottle

Black Market Bistro
Reservations Suggested
A Charming Bistro at the Victorian Style Post Office located in Garrett Park Maryland. Chef Dane Sewlall prepares modern American cuisine that features the freshest ingredients from local farmers. The dinner menu includes favorites like Cornmeal Crusted Oysters, Mussels, Herb Roasted Chicken, Italian Style Pizzas and more. Our delicious pastries and breads are made in house by Pastry Chef Jacquie Castaldo. Please join us Monday through Saturday for lunch, Sunday for brunch, and dinner each night beginning at 5PM.
4600 Waverly Avenue
Garrett Park, Maryland 20852
(301) 933-3000

Oakville Grille & Wine Bar
Reservations Suggested
Located just minutes from Strathmore in Wildwood Shopping Center, Oakville Grille and Wine Bar was created with a vision of bringing a sample of the Oakville wine producing area of Napa, California to Bethesda.  Featuring contemporary American cuisine, our menu is both stylish and luxurious, complimented by a full array of more than 155 wines by the bottle, including a reserve bottle list and 20 wines by the glass - most of which are from the West Coast of the United States.
10257 Old Georgetown Road
Wildwood Shopping Center
Bethesda, MD
(301) 897-9100

Gepetto Restaurant
Located just minutes from Strathmore, Gepetto Restaurant is known for its house made pastas and pizza. Geppetto has been a Bethesda tradition since 1976.
10257 Old Georgetown Road
Wildwood Shopping Center
Bethesda, MD
(301) 493-9230

Timpano Italian Chophouse
Reminiscent of the classic restaurants and clubs of Chicago and New York, Timpano Italian Chophouse revives the big city dining experience with big flavor steaks, chops, and pasta in a sophisticated setting while intimate torch songs and ballads play in the background.  Timpano offers a menu that marries the All-American flavor of char-grilled steaks with the classic bold Italian influences.  It's the perfect complement to an evening at Strathmore.
12021 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-6939  
Seasons 52
Seasons 52 offers, as they put it, "seasonally-inspired dining choices expertly designed to excite and surprise the palate." Their extensive, award-winning wine list and friendly atmosphere make Seasons 52 an ideal pre- or post-concert dining option.
11414 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 984-5252
Chef Geoff's Rockville
The newest Chef Geoff's restaurant is the go-to destination on the Pike. Located across from Montrose Crossing, Chef Geoff's Rockville is the perfect spot for a business lunch or family dinner in a friendly and energetic atmosphere. Only minutes from the Strathmore, it's the perfect location for pre-concert dining. A three course Sunset Special is offered daily from 4:30-6:30pm for $23.95. Need a break from work? There is no better place than their newly renovated bar for all-day happy hour Monday and Tuesday. Have a case of the Mondays? They have the solution with ½ price bottles of wine every Monday. "We're excited to finally be a part of your neighborhood and hope that you will come join us soon. Cheers!" - Chef Geoff
12256 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
(240) 621-3090
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