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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.**
During the summer, there is no lunch service on Saturdays. 
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 


Join us on select concert nights for our Party on the Patio, featuring food and drink specials. The party start 1.5 hours before showtime unless otherwise noted.
Party on the Patio Dates:
July 10, 20, 24
August 1, 2 (Party begins 2 hours before showtime)
August 16, 30 
Café Lunch Specials:  Week of August 18 - 22

Prelude Café Monday
~  Omeletes
Variety of Meats, Cheeses & Vegetables
Fresh Fruit
Garden Salad
~  Fried Chicken
Zucchini & Squash
Rice Pilaf
Macaroni & Cheese
~  Super Salads
Variety of Meats, Cheeses & Vegetables
Variety of Greens & Vegetables
Assorted Healthy Toppings

~ Pitas
Variety of Meats & Vegetables
Moroccan Cous Cous
~ Fiesta Friday
Burrito Bowls
Assorted Meats & Toppings
Black Beans
$5.66 Per meal plus tax
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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 August 2014
From the Carvery:
Roast Black Angus Prime Rib, Horseradish Sauce, Red Wine Sauce

Herb Grilled Salmon with Roasted Corn Chow-Chow
Chili-Lime Rubbed 1/2 Chicken with Charred Tomato & Cucumber
Tagatelli Pasta with Arugula, Roasted Pepper & Mushroom Cream
Dinner prices include two sides
Grilled Asparagus with Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Herbs
Sauteed Zucchini, Yellow Squash & Peppers
Yukon Mashed Potatoes
Tomato Salad with Queso Fresco, Red Onion & Lemon Vinaigrette


All-Natural Beef Burger with Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Muenster Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & Dill Pickles on a Brioche Bun
Garden Veggie Burger
Includes two sides of your choice

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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