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Les Folies Brasserie
Les Folies Brasserie

Les Folies Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lesfoliesbrasserie.com
  • Phone: (410) 573-0970
  • 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: French, Basque
  • 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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""
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Owner actively present; perfect service; two outstanding meals."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had a great meal. Food was fantastic and the service was interestingly good. House made pate was really good!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • " 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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We go to Les Folies for special occasions--anniversaries, birthdays, other. The food and service is always wonderful and truly a special experience."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "but never a dissapointed dinner. great food and service. all I can said, keep up the good service."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Really fine food and service. Price is right. Saves you a trip to Paris."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • " Our Dover Sole and the veal with mushroom sauce was were superb. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Enjoyed my lunch there....loved the coq au vin! Good selection of wines too. Attractive dining room."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Me and a guest went for dinner an everything was exquisite. They even gave me my requested seat."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for a special occasion. It is expensive so I wouldn't recommend it for every day but great way to celebrate."
    Dined on 3/28/2014