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Cafe Normandie
Cafe Normandie

Cafe Normandie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafenormandie.com
  • Phone: (410) 263-3382
  • Hours of Operation:

    Saturday& Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30am
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Louis Evennou
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All catered events are custom-designed to accommodate your needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Up to 20 guests in private balcony area, 30-40 guests in area of main dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Suzanne Evennou (410) 263-3382
  • Entertainment: We feature a monthly Cabaret evening with featured duo, Love Story.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Conduit Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking garage, Noah Hillman Garage.
A word from Cafe Normandie
Consistently voted "Most Romantic" restaurant, Cafe Normandie combines French cuisine with local Maryland specialities. A family business, we have been located in Historic Annapolis for 26 years.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I have eaten at many French restaurants in many cities, including Paris. Cafe Normandie is very good, but not the kind of place that will wow you. Sometimes, that is fine. Hubby had the scallops and risotto. He said it was good but average. He would order it again. I had the beef bourguignon and it, too, was good but average. I must say I thought it was unusual that it was served with pasta instead of potatoes, but I would order it again. I had the early bird special and that was a good value. The service and ambiance were very good. We would dine at Cafe Normandie again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great all around place to dine. We had dinner and brunch there: great cuisine! Other than a busy Saturday night July 4th weekend, when they proceeded to see us tightly between two other pairs, thus we requested another seat which they graciously accommodated our request and escorted us upstairs, which had nice ambiance. Service was great as well! We’d go back there in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Everything was amazing! From the coffee to the baked brie appetizer to the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, everything was just delicious! We were there for lunch on a sunny Saturday and the service was great too!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had a pre-theatre dinner here Saturday night...Tried the Fixed price menu and had a pleasant meal...Ordered a New England clam chowder...a special...and it came out cold...and unremarkable...I tried the duck with raspberries and was very pleased with the choice...My lady had the flank steak and it was nicely done. Wine recommendation was stellar...Service was excellent...Coffee was exceptional"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Cafe Normandie is an Annapolis gem. The service is professional, the food is unique, the owner is present... don't miss this one."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Service was excellent! Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Had looked forward to a meeting in Annapolis and searched for a nice place to eat for Friday night. Booked the reservation 2 weeks ahead since I was eating on my own that evening. When I arrived I was seated in the corner right next to the kitchen and not given other choice. Several minutes later 2 people walked in and were given a much better table away from the kitchen noise. The initial disappointment was off set a bit by the fabulous wait staff who made good suggestions and provided attentive service. Seared tuna was excellent and wine choices good. Would not return again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was excellent; ambiance was pleasant; sound level was quiet. The four of us had a pleasant conversation with each other. The staff were friendly and professional. Definitely will go back and recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We enjoy the wine selection. Food has been good, and affordable. Decor is outdated and the resturant needs updating. Chicken Normandy, and the Roasted Chicken dishes were excellent choices. Baked mussels are very tasty."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What a wonderful treat to have an early dinner in Annapolis at the Cafe Normandie. Everything was wonderful from beginning to end. Save room for their fabulous desserts!!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had a few blah dining experiences at Cafe Normandie and so was reluctant to eat there again -- there is no shortage of alternatives in Annapolis. But I'm delighted to say that I've eaten there twice during the past year or so, and was pleasantly surprised on both occasions. The menu was creative and everything we had (Chicken Normandie and a rabbit pot pie on this go round) was very good. The service was attentive and the cost was reasonable given the quality of the meal. I think it's time to add Cafe Normandie to our regular rotation."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Cafe Normandie had been an old favorite, though we hadn't been there in quite a while. We were disappointed in the Tomato Bisque. As served here for many years, this soup had contained lots of chunks of tomatoes and other vegetables, though the base had a thick consistency, not a "traditional bisque" at all. Now, no chunks. Smooth and less flavorful. Entrees were quite good though. After we ordered desserts, a bus boy brought them and did not bring the coffees we had ordered. We held off on starting our desserts, waiting, never saw the waiter, so gave up and started eating. When we finally saw him, asked again, and finally got our coffee, we were over half way through our desserts."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Start with the baked brie and Bloody Mary or Kir Royale. Then have one of the brunch crepes--Annapolis crepe with seafood is fabulous! Great brunch! Eclairs for dessert, if you have room. Fabulous!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The service was excellent, and the Crepes we ordered were just great!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Although some reviewers found it romantic our party of 5 found it pretty ordinary. Two of us had potatoes that I guess were supposed to be fried or something, at least they were greasy. The best thing any of us had was the salmon with blueberries, very nice. I had quail, they served me two, way too much food! Nothing it about suggests France. We had a fine waiter but not a word of even high school French was to be heard anywhere, I guess we've been spoiled by a couple of very French restaurants in, of all places, Albuquerque, NM. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, the bread was hot and excellent!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was very good. Grabbed dinner after event with grandmother who tends to have a hard time hearing in louder "trendy" dining spots. Not a problem here. She had quail, I had the duck and both were well prepared. The chef clearly has classical French cuisine training and a well-spring of experience. Be sure to have any meat dishes prepared "as the chef would." You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "There were four of us and we all cleaned our plates. Food was delicious and we would go back. Service helpful and courteous."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Cafe Normandie and it is definitely on our list to return to. We shared a charcuterie appetizer. the cured meat was good but not extraordinary. The pate's were excellent, I particularly enjoyed the country pate and my wife enjoyed the duck mousse. I had bouillabaisse as my main course which was excellent, a very rich fish stock and lots of fish and shellfish mixed in. The only negative comment was a cheesy garlic bread that was served with it was not very appropriate. The waiter brought me more of the excellent house bread on request to soak in the broth. My wife had a a Sea bass with mango that she really enjoyed. All in all a nice, not unreasonably priced restaurant in Annapolis that prepares food with care"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was spectacular. Our waiter was very friendly professional and informative. The food was special. I had corn risotto with scallops and my husband got the soft shell crabs yummy oh and the crepes were perfect"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent – Restaurant was accommodating for children"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went to Cafe Normandie for my birthday. Got a great table next to the window and far enough away from other diners to feel intimate. Food is always exceptional, but the chefs selection was the best dish so far. Service is always impeccable and the owner loves to make sure each diner is having a good experience. Definitely one of my favorite resturants in Annapolis, especially for special occations."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "As usual, the food was lovely during our visit to Cafe Normadie, but on this particular visit, the service was abysmal. Our server neglected to promptly take our drink order, bring us bread, check on us, or EVER bring my side of vegetables. In fact, I asked him TWICE to bring out my vegetables and on the last occasion he asked did "I really even want them anymore?". Dumbfounded at his response, I honestly replied "no" because at this point we just wanted to leave! No deduction was taken from our check for the incomplete meal, and we left feeling very disappointed and even worse, disrespected. Certainly not what I expect from what is typically a quality fine-dining venue, but our experience was so poor, I'm not sure we will be returning."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our food. Just wish they served brunch on Sunday. I don't know how I missed the fact that they have distinctive breakfast and lunch menus, no brunch menu. I was looking forward to French toast and bacon. We arrived at 1230 and breakfast of course was over. The Apple and Cheddar Crepe was a nice alternative though. Will definitely try breakfast in the future and I will make my reservation for before 11 am."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Cafe Normandie. We had an early dinner and were very pleased. The food was excellent. We had a nice bottle of wine. The server, Sara, did a great job. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very nice ambience and a mixture of clearly French and local favorites on the menu. Therefore, you can't go wrong. The food was good, with an almost comfort food feel, with more than adequate portions. Waiter seemed a little rushed but he slowed down to our pace. Would definitely visit this place again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been to Café Normandie several times and enjoyed it. Their cocktails are delish and generous. The escargot is divine if you are a fan. I got the Ratatouille Crepe and for $14 I thought they were VERY stingy on the amount of ratatouille that was inside the crepe. It looked more like a small quesadilla. You couldn't even see what was inside until cutting into it. I had it a couple of years ago and remember the ratatouille pouring out of the crepe. This time I left hungry. My mom got the Veal Normandie and liked it but was not gushing about it. We were not lucky enough to be seated at a booth and sat at a 2-top that was so close to the tables on either side of us I felt like were all at the same table. I will request a booth next time."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend the restaurant and definitely return when I visit Annapolis again."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Having lived in area for dozens of years, it was my first experience at your cafe. I loved the quiet of the evening and the early bird special pricing. I have to say i was disappointed in the food, however. The trout almondine was good, but not marvelous and the eclaire i am positive was stale. It's filling was fine, but the shell was really tough to bite through. The rice and veggies were fine. The waiter Travis was very pleasant and helpful. The bathroom downstairs had the French male sign, but the ladies ' rest room with a picture rather than Madame frankly threw me off.. i'd suggest either a picture of a man on the Gentlemen's room to match... OR words in French or English for both bathrooms. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The duck was uninspiring: the meat was too tough and the skin was not crisp."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had lunch there with our niece. Got seated quickly. Ordered their Brie appetizer immediately. It was delicious. We ordered the rest of our food shortly afterward but it took sometime to come out after we had completed the appetizer. It was not as noticeable since we were having a great conversation. The ratouille buckwheat crepe was good, the lobster ravioli with crabmeat my husband loved, and my niece's warm goat cheese salad was nice. Would go back."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have been eating at this GEM for many years. The food is and has always been outstanding. Glad the gazpacho is on the menu again for the summer. Love this place!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We were seated at 5:50 and did not get out until 8:30. The food was outstanding and the presentation was excellent, but we waited a very long time for our food. I don't know what the problem was and the waitress never apologized or made any comments."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Celebrated our son's 21st birthday here two nights ago (his restaurant choice). We have always enjoyed our visits to this restaurant. Full menu with lots of choices, plus daily specials. On Wednesday evenings wine by the bottle is half-price. We had a party of 7 and the service was warm and attentive."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I always plan to visit Cafe whenever in Annapolis, and it was exceptional as usual."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience we had at Cafe Normandie. We were treated like royalty and the food was exquisite. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming here every so often for the last four years. We really enjoy some of their food. Usually we visit in the winter when it is dark outside and the old decor gives it a certain je ne sais quoi. This last time we went for a late dinner and had an enjoyable experience. The wine list had a great range of styles and price points, and the menu had some new items to try. However, I will say, the place needs to be repainted, and the remodeled bathrooms don't seem like they were completed. This neighborhood gem needs a good overhaul to reinvigorate its purpose. I know the owner/chef has owned the resturant for some time, and maybe he is getting a little tired? The plating of the food needs to be improved."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Everything was good. We had escargot, baked mussels, soup, and two wonderful entres - duck and troup almondine. This was as close to Paris as you will find in the US. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We went there with a party of six on Mother's Day at 9AM. They took us promptly and seated us at a quiet table with a nice view. The menu was special for Mother's Day but it was quite comprehensive - not shortened as some do. We all found breakfast we loved and the service was professional. My croissant was truly exceptional. Just like you might expect in a fine French place in Paris. By the way, this is a French place throughout. I am big on ambiance and fully enjoyed this restaurant's decor, and quiet setting."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Too bad the service was horrible because the food was really good. Waiter was very snobbish and would just ignore us when walking by our table! Had to yell out to get recognized just for water drinks to be re-filled during our dinner! Never once checked to see if our dinners were OK. Spent alot of time waiting for anykind of service throughout the meal! They were not fully packed and had plenty of employees, therefore, there is no excuse for such poor service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a wonderful brunch at Cafe Normandie on Mother's Day. The food was excellent, the service was very good, and the ambiance was charming. We sat in the loft with the windows open and a lovely breeze drifting in. It was charming. Will definitely do this again!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014