Les Folies Brasserie
Les Folies Brasserie

Les Folies Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lesfoliesbrasserie.com/
  • Phone: 4105730970
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Basque, French
  • Executive Chef: Jean Claude Galan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Les Folies offers on-site banquet facilities, business meetings and off site catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: The award winning cuisine of Chef Jean Claude GALAN is also available for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Alain Matrat 410 573 0970
  • Entertainment: Les Folies presents special events such as Bastille Day celebration, Beaujolais nouveau event, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras, Jazz night or Broadway shows. Please check website online for updated schedules.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arris T Allen Blvd.
  • Public Transit: MTA bus stop
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet service on weekend and special events.
A word from Les Folies Brasserie
Les Folies Brasserie is ideally located in the Parole area, minutes away from downtown Historic Annapolis. Diners enjoy an atmosphere that is both warm and inviting with the soft tones of Art nouveau decor and Etched glass dividers and Parisian street lights. Above all you will enjoy our exquisite french regional cuisine.
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Les Folies Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)fit for foodies (42)romantic (41)neighborhood gem (22)great for lunch (20)good for groups (17)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (7)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Very Pleasant Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Cousins of ours were visiting from out of town and we selected Les Folies because of our past dining experiences. The staff is friendly, and accommodating. Everything I have eaten here has been delicious, and prepared properly. The presentations are lovely and creative and that has always made me look forward to taking my first bite. We had French Onion Soup, Hangar Steak, Soft Crabs, Salads, all were fabulous. So far, nothing has disappointed. I have also met with people privately and they are accomodating as to where they place us so we can talk. I am also thrilled the restaurant smells good; I have a real problem eating in restaurants that don't. As long as they continue to please, I will continue to patronize.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No folly after all
    hypnosVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A gem of a restaurant, les follies offers a varied and attractive menu at reasonable expense. We were warmly received having made a reservation with open table. We were seated at a great table with a clear view of the beautiful dining room. I had a "turbo" which was a special recommended by the chef. It was excellent, fine and delicate. My friend had pasta with fruits de mer and she was very happy with her meal as well. The wine list is reasonable and offers a range of domestic and international selection for all purses. We had an excellent "vacqueras" from Bourgogne which complimented our respective meals very well. A chocolate souffle to die for capped the dinner. Indeed it is a very reasonable decision to dine at "Les Folies"
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating the French Way
    TabithaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Six of us went for dinner at Les Folies Brasserie on a rainy Friday evening and had a great evening celebrating the future arrival of a new baby to our family. Most of us had the gazpacho, then the Dover Sole. Both were outstanding! The soup was nicely cool with just the right amount of seasonings to allow us to appreciate the ripened tomatoes used. The Sole was deboned perfectly at table side and served with a dollop of white potatoes, a dollop of sweet potatoes, and a few asparagus spears. We had the house pinot noir which had a nice plum aroma. The only small negative was that two of us ordered the bread pudding and it was cold; would have been perfect slightly heated. Overall, a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tuscansun
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dined early on a Friday night with a few other tables in the lower area. The maître'd was charming and welcoming as not only sat us but was fully attentive during the evening following up where the server fell short. Each dish was flavorful delicious and presented beautifully:fois gras,softshell crabs, and paella. Our server was at our table a bit too often asking for our order. If he gave us some time to look through the menu and not read the specials for us twice off the table tent, we would have gladly give a higher rating for service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Cuisine
    FamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    After seeing the movie, "The 100 Foot Journey", we wanted to find a French restaurant that was local but most of all, prepared authentic food. When we arrived, we were advised that they had just received, that day, a shipment of Dover sole from Europe. We ordered it and it was superb. The only thing that kept it from being excellent was the plate of vegetables the fish would be placed upon. The vegetables served were almost at room temp by the time the fish was carved table side. They need to be kept warm and then brought out as the carving is complete. We also had the soufflé for dessert and while it was good, the Gran Marnier sauce was average and did not have sufficient body and lacked a complementary flavor. It is still a find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably excellent!
    Spikes
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Living in Annapolis these past 17 years, Les Folies Brasserie has always been our "go to" restaurant for fine dining on special occassions/celebrations. Every visit has afforded excellent food and service, with the addition of a fine presentation and cordial staff. Yes, it's expensive, but the food is always beyond excellent, served at the right temperature and spiced/garnished perfectly. Portions are appropriate and served in a timely manner, with the service staff responsive to any needs or special request. It is a delight to dine at this restaurant, indeed!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Have been going to Les Follies for then ten years. Always great service; always great food; just consistently one of the best restaurants in Annapolis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't judge by the exterior
    London92
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have lived in the Annapolis area for over 12 years and have driven by Les Folies on many occasions. The exterior is nondescript, but don't be fooled. Once inside, it's another story. Oozing the ambiance of Paris, with an outstanding menu, Les Folies is absolutely spectacular. We had the calamari as an appetizer - cooked just right and sweet tasting. For entrees, we both had mussels and frites. Again, these were perfect. We had the apricot crepe soufflé for desert, which was the perfect ending.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great full french menu
    girlsnightout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    this is definitely a special occasion place...... large french menu with great house champagne and special service, not the least of which is the owner who welcomes all guests and walks around to check that all is well...... definitely would return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 2Geezers
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Owner actively present; perfect service; two outstanding meals.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UrbanGuyXX
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My friends and I dined at Les Folies on a Saturday night and overall were impressed with the experience. This place is "old school" and that is a good thing. It works on many levels. The only drawback was two of the appetizers, the escargots and in particular the mussels, while adequate in quantity, were very small in individual size. The strengths of the three entrees, however, were readily apparent and the service was attentive yet refined and unobtrusive. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a touch of French class
    Frenchie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The staff and delicious French cuisine make for an unforgettable experience at the brasserie "Les Follies". The list of wines is worthy of a wine connoisseur n excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Omnivore
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We dined on a quiet evening, but the food was excellent, the service was attentive and we felt comfortable and appreciated. Les Folies does not disappoint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special treat
    LizVH
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Les Folies is the place I go for special events that require excellent food. Their food is the best of any restaurant in this area as far as I am concerned. The service is gentle, sometimes a little slow, but extremely pleasant and courteous. My special dish is La Soupe des Poissons. My husband loves their salmon dishes. The wine selection is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    titoVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    we are still newbies to Les Folies, but we are always made feel welcomed. Food and service can't be beat, attentive but not obtrusive, you can have your conversation and when you need help, just look up and there it is. Wife love the baked snails and I am partial to the pate... if you haven't been there and near Annapolis, check it out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really Good Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Went with friends who had been there before, we had no negatives at all. Service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing, food was very good, atmosphere was quiet and and the restaurant was comfortable and well styled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soft Crabs & Oysters
    BillT
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I had the soft crab special of the day, and it was outstanding. 4 soft crabs perfectly cooked in butter and lemon, with no breading, just the way I like them. The Malpeque oysters on the half-shell were also excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Dining Experience
    Raleighguy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a very nice meal at les Folies Brasserie. The decor was dark and a little dated, but the food was very good and the service was excellent. Our oysters were very freehand the dessert soufflé was light and intensely chocolate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Restaurant
    GoRavensVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Had a great meal. Food was fantastic and the service was interestingly good. House made pate was really good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding dinner
    DRT1
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The restaurant was very flexible to accommodate our big group (14 guests) and our many changes in our reservation. I have been in many French restaurants in the United States. Les Folies is certainly one of the best one. The menu is very diverse. The quality of the ingredients is unbelievable. They even have Belon oysters (from Maine) ! one of the best French oysters. The service was extremely professional. Finally the price was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amy29
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This fabulous restaurant deserves its high ratings. The food was delicious , the seafood fresh, and the menu choices both traditional mixed with unique. The outside was a touch deceiving. We felt it looked a bit like a catering hall , but once inside we were pleasantly surprised to be greeted with such a warm and cozy inviting ambiance. Our dinner at Les Folies Brasserie was the perfect place to dine to celebrate our daughters college graduation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding and wonderful
    4specialplaces
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We go to Les Folies for special occasions--anniversaries, birthdays, other. The food and service is always wonderful and truly a special experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • little far for us
    titoVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    but never a dissapointed dinner. great food and service. all I can said, keep up the good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Very relaxing atmosphere. We had 4 different entrees and everyone was very pleased. Service was attentive and professional. Nice restaurant to spend the evening.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old World Charm
    dinnertyme
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    A great little french Restaurant conveniently located off route 50 in Annapolis. Service is great and the ambience is out of the past. Don't forget to order your Souffle with you meal since it takes time to prepare.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Antoine
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Really fine food and service. Price is right. Saves you a trip to Paris.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    TnDT
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Our Dover Sole and the veal with mushroom sauce was were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This place has absolutely marvelous, tasty and well prepared cuisine. The food is consistently good. If you want to dine in a friendly, and romantic setting, go to this restaurant. We have never been disappointed. We've celebrated three birthdays there. We plan to continue going. Delicious, delicious, delicious! Yummy food. I highly recommend this place. Even my grandsons liked the soft shell crabs. They have the best food in the area. We've dined around the world and this is at the top of the list next to one in Venice, Italy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 627 reviews are from the Les Folies Brasserie reviews archive.
  • Last of several good meals
    Crocpinot
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Very familiar with this restaurant, I've always found the food scrupulously prepared and the service impeccable and friendly. Even though I'm not a favorite of the owner/boss (for telling him that his wine list was not notable), his service women always greet me as though they knew me well and were eager to please. This time I lunched with two old friends from out of town who arrived at 1.30 and who wanted to talk so intently that we didn't leave until well after 3 – the last patrons to leave the place. The staff took the delay with encouraging charm.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sertorius
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The absolutely best filet mignon available in the Annapolis area. The service is excellent and we have never been disappointed with any of the appetizers, entrees or desserts. This is the best dining experience in Annapolis hands down. It is pricey but you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience.
    luv2travel
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Have been going to Les Folies for years. Always a pleasurable experience. The wait staff is excellent, the cruisine meets and exceeds high expectations. A nice restaurant for a true dining experience. Be sure to order your souffle when ordering dinner. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Find in Annapolis
    baycruiser0829
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    A friend gave my wife and I a gift certificate to Les Follies in Annapolis. We have lived here about nine years and have passed by the restaurant many times but never visited. We chose to go for a special occasion (our anniversary) and it was simply outstanding. We had an appetizer of shrimp in tomato sauce with black olives and anchovies that was excellent. For our entree, we both chose a veal in mushroom cream sauce. The veal was lightly breaded and fork tender. The sauce was delicious with a generous covering of small sliced mushrooms. The flavor of the sauce and the tenderness of the veal was like nothing I had ever experienced before. Simply exquisite. We will definitely be returning to Les Follies Brasserie.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good French Food
    Namret
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Enjoyed my lunch there....loved the coq au vin! Good selection of wines too. Attractive dining room.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasure
    MikeandMala
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Very delicious and beautifully served. Even more impressive, though, is the cheerful and attentive staff. They made this elegant dining experience so enjoyable. Well done.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    LizVH
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    When we arrived at our table, there were sparkles spread on the table cloth in recognition of our 52nd anniversary dinner. Les Folies is a very special place. The wine was just right, the food excellent. I had muscles and salad. The muscles were extremely good, better than I have ever had. We had wonderful chocolate moose desert. The service was just right - helpful but not intrusive. We will come back as often as we can. Three cheers for Les Folies!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Takes us back to France
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We love the welcoming atmosphere, old world charm, and knowledgeable wait staff! Fantastic French wines reasonably priced, delicious meals that keep us coming back. The first courses are all so delicious-the country pate, duck salad, and shrimp in tomato, that is is difficult to choose. The veal is amazing, and hubby wants to order it everytime! He branched out this time and tried the bouillabaisse, and has a new fav!! The frois gras is my absolute fav! Do not miss the chocolate soufflé!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Afternoon Dinner
    Freeman
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Me and a guest went for dinner an everything was exquisite. They even gave me my requested seat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely loved It
    klipbruno
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Food was fabulous. We are from out of state but felt like we were a regular! The staff was wonderful the food delicious. Would come back again if we are in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon Appetit
    Kristina
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Les Folies is outstanding with a varied menu and notable wine list. We always enjoy it whether it's a lunch of soup and salad or a four course dinner. And the service is always impeccable, the staff has been there for a long time and it shows. They really know what they are doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem!
    NoThanksVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We've NEVER been disappointed. Never. Very reasonably priced for the quality of food. We both ordered off the regular menu .. she got the grilled salmon over ratatouille and I the grilled marinated whole fish (beheaded and deboned tableside). They were both ample and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate