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Lunch Specials

Special/Monthly Food Events 

Dinner Menu 

Wine Bar 

 
 Operated by      

Restaurant Associates
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 - 3PM
(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 

 

 
Mother's Day Brunch
May 11 at 11AM & 1PM
 
Menu 
 
Morning Sweets and Savories

Assortment of mini pastries 
Croissants, muffins, and bagels
Whipped butter, fresh preserves, and cream cheese
 
Salad and Anti Pasta Buffet

Fresh fruit and berries
Selection of grilled and roasted seasonal vegetables
Imported and domestic artesian cheeses
Garden salad with tomato, avocado, and cucumber
Caesar salad
Seaweed salad with cucumbers
Potato salad with eggs
 
Chef's Seafood Table

Shrimp Cocktail
Oysters
 
Hot Buffet

Smoked salmon filet with red onion, capers, and lemon
Brioche French toast, berries, whipped cream, and maple syrup
Eggs Benedict on brioche with Hollandaise sauce
Applewood bacon
Chicken and apple sausage
Chesapeake potato hash
 
Omelet Bar

Made-to-order omelets, whole or egg whites with all the fillings
 
Carving Station 
 
Black pepper and salt crusted prime rib
Red wine au jus
Horseradish sauce
 
Desserts

Assortment of mini pastries
Brownies and cookies 
 
Café Lunch Specials:  Week of April 14 - 18



 
Prelude Café Monday
~  Brunch
French toast
Cheese omelets
Bacon and sausage
Fresh fruit
Children's meal: Chicken fingers and chips 
Tuesday
~  Chicken and dumplings
Zucchini and squash
Wild rice pilaf
Children's meal: Turkey sandwiches 
Wednesday
~  Dawg House
Build your own hot dog or bratwurst
Cole slaw
Macaroni and cheese 

Thursday
~  Pasta station
Assorted meats and vegetables
Alfredo or marinara sauce
Garlic bread
Garden salad
Children's meal: Penne with marinara
Friday
~  Taco Friday
Burrito bowls
Assortment of meats and vegetables
Spanish rice
Sour cream and salsa 

$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 April 2014
 
ENTREE
From the Carvery:
Black pepper & salt crusted prime rib with au jus and horseradish sauce
PRICE

$24.00
Potato-crusted cod with tomato-artichoke butter
Half roasted chicken with shallots and a shitake mushroom sauce
Asparagus-mushroom and goat cheese tart 
Dinner prices include two sides
$19.95
$17.00
$13.50
A LA CARTE SIDES
Grilled asparagus with garlic and herbs
Glazed red and golden beets with red onion and rosemary
Yukon mashed potatoes with chives
Baby lettuce with feta cheese, eggs, asparagus, and oregano dressing 

$4.50
$4.50
$4.50
$4.50

THE ALLEGRO BURGER
All natural burger or veggie burger with applewood smoked bacon, muenster cheese, field greens, tomato, and pickles on a brioche roll
Includes two sides of your choice
 
$17.00
DESSERTS
Beautifully made nightly desserts

$5.00 each
 


 
 
 
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 $19.95. 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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