Cafe Normandie
Cafe Normandie

Cafe Normandie

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


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

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

    Dinner:
    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, French, 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 4102633382
  • 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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Cafe Normandie reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (62)special occasion (56)romantic (46)notable wine list (31)great for lunch (18)good for groups (17)great for brunch (15)hot spot (10)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Charming
    Sara
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Cute restaurant located on Main Street. It has a very unique menu. I recommend the vegetable crab soup! Great, cozy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    DKNJ
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    When visiting annapolis We have a lovely tradition of going to breakfast after Sunday mass at the USNA chapel. Everything on the breakfast menu is delicious! The potatoes are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JDBerg
    JDBerg
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our party of six had terrific meals and excellent service. We arrived a few minutes early for our reservation and our table was waiting for us. Any time I can find bouillabaisse on a menu I go for it and this one did not disappoint. Three others had the risotto special and they all raved about it. We even found their simple caesar salad to exceptionally good. This is definitely a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Diana
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great food great service, waiter provided excellannt service and suggestions. Food was done to perfection. Will go back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The service was very good. The onion soup, salad and bread delicious. The crepes were so salty you could not enjoy them. The apple desert that was suppose to be warm was cold and not very tasty. I have been there before and have enjoyed the food so I was very disappointed this time. I can not recommend due to the disappointment in our main course and desert.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Excellent waiter.
    Baytoshore
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was excellent. Service by our very busy waiter was outstanding. Diners who had already eaten before us, when asked what they would recommend, said everything was excellent! Atmosphere was nice. A little cramped but fine.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BowieBillVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Cafe Normandie was a good experience. We had the bouillabaisse and the rack of lamb. Both were very tasty. No complaints at all (except parking can be a problem on weekends).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good - service horrible
    datenights
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My wife and I went for dinner - made reservation and were seated promptly after arriving. Dining room was full and very noisy. Typical bistro type atmosphere. The service was not good - we waited over ten minutes to even have a hello by staff and drink order. Our wine was then brought promptly but we were not asked for our order. When finally came back to take order, my wife asked a question about a dish which was answered, but then he immediately left. It was over half an hour to put our order in. Food came out promptly after ordering and was very good - the service just took away from the experience. After we finished our meal, we asked for our left over food - which never found its way back to us. Overall disappointing evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious breakfast!!
    DKNJ
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our group of five had breakfast at cafe normandy after church . Everyone loved their orders - particularly the pumpkin waffles with sautéed spples and maple butter!! Service was excellent! Will be back soon while the pumpkin waffles are still on the menu!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Went on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly, and all was well until a group of 10plus arrived and were slowly seating themselves right next to us. They were very loud. This is a small, intimate restaurant, and the staff was obviously embarrassed. They soon moved us away to a quieter area, and all was well. From there on, service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not Normandy, but a nice spot
    CaptTony
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Good location on Main St in Annapolis. We were initally put off by the crowd and noise, even more so when there was no greeter, and the three people behind the bar seemed intent not to make eye contact nor to assist. We had to wait a bit for our reservation and then were seated upstairs where it was quieter. We loved they had our favorite champagne, and after dinner fine Calvados and Armagnac. We stareted with onion soup which was a hit for us both. The leg of lamb for two provided a generous portion, though was cooked more done than the medium rare we ordered, but was seasoned wonderfully. The grilled vegetables accompanying were perfectly done. The tarte tartin for dessert easily serves two. Our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early bird dinner and 1/2 wine
    pmrthirdVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Ate here once before and happen to be driving by Annapolis, so decided to visit a second time (thoroughly enjoyed the first experience too). If you order before 630PM they have a three course meal for $28. The mushroom soup was fantastic. Also enjoyed the duck confit and dessert options were plenty. Great food for a great value. Mondays and Wednesdays are also half price bottle of wine night. Waiter was extremely busy all night but made sure I was taken care of by him or colleagues at all times. He also recommended a nice French wine which was very good and half price. I enjoyed the whole experience and would go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBuckVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The service is always outstanding and the food amazing. The wine is the icing on the cake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to our group
    shoregirl
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a kind of noisy group of 8 celebrating a retirement and the staff at Cafe Normandie gave us a great table upstairs; it was like we had the restaurant to ourselves! Our waiter was great!! He was respectful with a personal touch, not too pushy, but there when we needed him. The food was priced about right for the quality of the ingredients and the preparation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colf45
    Jeff
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was amazing as usual, packed with people and we enjoyed everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tedb
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful dinner as usual. Lively noise level proving that we were. It alone in enjoying our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casey
    Casey
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A return customer! We had a great meal and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost great
    DonHVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our starters, escargot and baked mussels were excellent -- the portions were large, and we should have just got one and shared. Our waitress was very good, though kept rather busy by the crowd. My wife's main course of quail was perfectly cooked and seasoned. My main course of soft-shell crab almandine was a bit disappointing, as the crabs were swimming in so much lemon and butter that I could barely taste the crab. Also, everything served was piping hot, except for my side of rice, which came at room temperature. The room is a bit tight, and also a bit noisy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem!!
    captainmike
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Part of visiting Annapolis is enjoying the great dining experiences, & Cafe Normandie is one of our favorites! Excellent French cuisine, so artistically presented, this restaurant is a must visit! Wish we had a place comparable close to our home, because if we lived in Annapolis we would be here often..and for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From foodie to foodie: go here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    In for the boat show made reservations and wow what a great place. Was like a short trip back to Paris. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    outalot
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall a great meal and great service. we were a group of 6. The place was very crowded due to lots happening in town. While it took a little long to get our food, our server was very attentive and friendly. We all ordered different items on the menu and each of them was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annapolis Favorite
    Linda
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Bouillabaisse and Sancerre for lunch. It doesn't get much better than that!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Awesome
    Delish60
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This place is amazing. Nice location downtown, great service, and delicious, unique food! The portions were surprisingly generous for a French restaurant. I had the "Annapolis" crepe. It was stuffed with shrimp, scallops and crab in a lobster sauce. It was amazing and as I said, they did not skimp on the seafood. The service was great. One lady in our party left her sweater in the booth, and can you believe it, the server came out and found us in the mall to return the sweater. Now that is service that is above and beyond. We will definitely go back whenever we are in Annapolis!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great Hors d'oeuvres and main course. Good special wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Loud
    ChrisInMdVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a loud place, very loud. It is impossible to talk to your dining partner across the table without shouting, which is whateveryone does. We had a fine meal, but it went by without much conversation. At one point, we were even texting each other. I liked the food, but will not go back there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great French country food
    Bill
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Cafe Normandie is just a wonderful restaurant. Great french country food, ambiance, and the prices are very reasonable. French bistro style seating - you're sitting close to everyone else, but that's what you expect in such a place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable atmosphere & good food
    BC54
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Cafe Normandie is a quiet restaurant on Main Street Annapolis. We had an early lunch before most patrons arrived, and the service was outstanding. The sauteed calamari was full of flavor, and the salmon in buerre blanc sauce with blueberries was unique and delicious. The lentil soup was tasty, although not as thick as I would have liked. The pasta was fresh and cooked perfectly. We even loved the bread and butter!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasure
    Newcomer13
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We have been to Cafe Normadie a number of times and it is always consisitant in quality and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Omaha Beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great food, I can't pronounce anything on the menu but the Steak with Bordelaise sauce is incredible. The Escargot was also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant and comfortable
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Really enjoyed eating lunch at Cafe Normandie. The service was so friendly, and the food was tasty. The French onion soup was especially delicious, tons of flavor and the right balance of cheese, toast, and onions. The croque monsieur was good, though not amazing. The bread was a little too thick and buttery. Would have preferred a more compact sandwich. But the fries were incredible. Thin and perfectly cooked. I'd go back if ever I were back in Annapolis. Really friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    great ambiance and you can watch the crowd walk by on Main Street Annapolis while enjoying delicious crepes in a quiet peaceful room. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place to Meet Old Friends
    infofam
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was our second time meeting old friends at Cafe Normandie. Besides the food - which is terrific - the atmosphere is perfect for telling long stories, sharing photos and just letting the years apart melt away. Speaking of melting, everyone should have one of their dessert crepes. They are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great French restaurant
    dkw1
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had the ahi tuna and the mango sea bass, and they were both excellent. We started with cream of crab soup and bread was brought out for us. You will definitely want to order an appetizer for the pacing of the meal. The beer and Sauvignon wine were also good. We saved some room (with difficulty) for dessert, apple crepes. We are returning customers and this is a great restaurant for a special meal. We also found out that they have wine bottle specials on Wednesdays, so we will want to remember that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    werners
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great food, excellent service. I had the veal with wild mushrooms which was excellent with good portions of veal and generous mushrooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We come to Cafe Normandie whenever we sail to Annapolis and it never disappoints. We had the duck and the beef bourginon this time - both hit the spot. Both food and serivce is very consistent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Took some out of town guests to dinner. Food was great and the waiter was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paris in Annapolis
    billyfromphilly
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Terry greeted us as i was admiring 3L bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau...he told me "there is no place like Burgundy" and made an me an offer I couldn't refuse for a Chambolle-Musigny...there was a floral elegance I had never experienced...the menu becomes difficult when presented with classic french staples hard to find all together in one place, wonderful...so, it was Onion Soup for starters, but had to try the Shrimp Provencale, both beyond expectations...onto the main course of Steak Au Poire for me, and Roasted Veal & Mushrooms for my friend, perfect. They also had a special entree of White Corn Risotto...whoa, amazing. The Coup D'Etat prepared table side of Crepes Suzette NOT ON THE MENU. Jean Louis joined us for a Calvados at the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We go back-again & again & again!
    time2dine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We've been to Café Normandie for lunch and dinner whenever we are in Annapolis (at least once a year). We've never been disappointed. We think that the dinner menu is better than the lunch offering, both are exceptional. We've gone for lunch the staff has been very accommodating in serving some of the items that are on the dinner menu but not the lunch. Dinner is amazing. While always tempted to get the duck (my favorite) sometimes different dishes and specials offerings win out! The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable not only about the dishes being served but as to why they are being served as they are (sweet versus savory, the relationship between spice and sweet, etc.). Overall a fabulous experience!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent cuisine
    apennyforyourtummy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Perfect place for French cuisine this side of the Atlantic. The food is prepared excellently, the service is friendly, and the ambiance is romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    Trishd33VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    After traveling for 2 months this summer we chose Cafe Normandie as our first restaurant stop in Annapolis. We are never disappointed! It was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate