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Normandie Farm
Normandie Farm

Normandie Farm Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.popovers.com
  • Phone: (301) 983-8838
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00am - 11:00am
    Sunday,8:00am -10:30am

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Cary G. Prokos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: “You’re Special Occasion Restaurant”

    Chef Owned and Operated, Normandie Farm Offers You Years of Experience and Dedication for Your Special Occasion! Whether your Event is Large….250 guests or Small….15 Guests, We have a room to Comfortably Accommodate Your Guests for Your Celebration. We offer Affordable Packages and No Site Charges and Plenty of Free Parking for Your Guests.

    We welcome You to Visit Us at “Popovers .com” We are Always Here To Serve You!
  • Entertainment: Margery’s Lounge Come and Enjoy the music of Barry Gurley & Friends on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 11 pm. and Dance @Potomac's only Dance Spot! We feature fine wines, spirits and ports along with a light dining menu or our traditional dinner menu . Once a month enjoy the Potomac River Jazz Club on Sunday Afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Check our event schedule @ popovers.com, for our entertainment schedule.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Democracy Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Free Parking!
A word from Normandie Farm
“Where Traditions meet Today’s Expectations”!
Enjoy fire-side dining in our distinctive and rustic Restaurant. The French Decor creates a Classic and Unforgettable Ambiance while enjoying Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch or Afternoon Tea.

And Join us for our Special Holiday Buffet Menus on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day!

A la Carte Dinner Specialties include Beef Wellington, Chilean Sea Bass, Roasted Sea Scallops, Chateaubriand, and Rack of Domestic Lamb all served with our Famous Popovers. Lobster Lovers enjoy 1 1/4lb Maine Lobsters Every Day!
Also, Dance to Live Music in the casual elegance of Margery's Lounge every Friday & Saturday Evening. Chef Owned and Operated,

We welcome you to enjoy this Unique Dining Experience! Attire is Smart Causal and we have plenty of Free Parking!

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I wanted to take my wife out for her Birthday and I decided on Normandie Farms. We have been there before and twice this year. It is always quiet and refined and seems to cater to the over 50 crowd. The waiters are always helpful and pleasant. I had the sole aldondine and it was very good, it came with whipped sweet potatoes, two petite broiled tomato halves and some broccolini. I also had their wonderful onion soup. Each diner also gets a fresh out of the oven popover. We had a wonderful and relaxing meal."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Always great and consistent. Out favorite restaurants. We love the Classic menu."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Normandy Farm has been our favorite neighborhood restaurants for many years. It is consistent in its menu and tasty. We expect to continue to patronize Normandy Farm on a regular basis."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We were impressed with the variety of foods and the presentation of over 30 different brunch items. Too bad we could not sample all of them!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Best brunch EVER! Great wait staff, management is extremely accommodating with changing tables, adding chairs, etc. A wonderful place for any occasion!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Normandie Farm is great for a special occasion; this time we went because we felt like it and hadn't been there for a while. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The food was very good, as always. They are reliable, tasty dishes without being off-the-wall creative. We'll definitely be back...sooner next time!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good food and extraordinary service in a really nice Scene."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This elegant restaurant is probably my favorite dining destination in Montgomery County. Normandie Farm is a gem! The food is delicious, the dining room is charming, the staff is professional. This place is one of a kind. The brunch is awesome, and it's a great spot for lunch or a "special occasion" dinner, too. Don't ever change, Normandie Farm!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food is very good and the price is reasonable. Some years ago the waiteres were dressed as farmers in Normandie but now they have an olive green uniform."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We decided to celebrate my daughter's birthday at the restaurant as I had read it is kid friendly. It is indeed, and not only that - they serve very generous kids portions. We all enjoyed the food and atmosphere, and the service was excellent. The only thing I would recommend is to avoid is their hot chocolate, which is made of some law quality powder."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The specials for Bastille Day were surprisingly good and very ample. The restaurant was a very pleasant surprise."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Quiet environment, great service, food is always wonderful. Great place for special occasion."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Has always been a winner for Sunday brunch and has not lost any of its delights over the years"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I have known this place for years. It is always good. One of the things I have a problem with now is the lack of fresh waffles--they used to have an iron, now they have a covered tray. It just was not AS good. Still, I highly recommend the place. The omelet cook has been there for as long as I can remember."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Have been going to Normandie Farm for the last 16 years on my anniversary or wife's birthday! She loves the popovers which are large and freshly baked! I had the prime rib. It was very good. Can't say the same for the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail! The shrimp were actually tough...a new experience for me! The wife had the usual beef dish which was excellent as usual. The wait staff was very friendly...when they showed up. Although the restaurant was not crowded at all on a Tuesday night, I had to wait several minutes to get my waitresses attention several times! I have noticed the prices have risen a lot over the years which is why we only come here for special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of the best in general, has been so for over 50 years. I moved farther away from it and forgot about it for ten years or so but when my sister came into town for a visit we were looking for a place for brunch and remembered it. She was very impressed with the service but especially the food. The brunch is one of the best ever and is a breakfast, lunch or dinner type, highly recommended!! Also, it had not changed one bit in the ten year span, pretty amazing in these days of restaurant failures. It is back on my radar now!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I had brunch at Normandie Farm on Sunday June 22nd. I had a reservation via open table. When I arrived I stood in the entry way waiting for someone to come over and greet us and take us to our table. When the manager arrived he did not apologize for making us wait. He simply said oh I was taking care of something. It wasn’t the most positive start to our brunch. I do love going to Normandie Farm so I was a little surprised by the lack of care for having customers waiting."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The entries (Lobster and halibut) were too cooked. Also we had to ask twice for bread. Finally when we asked for a knife the waiter took it on another table and "threw" it on our table."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food there has always been good and the service is excellent. The mashed sweet potatoes were good, if you enjoy a good sweet potato, and the soups were very good. The beef Wellington is a regular with my friends. Normandie Farms has been a landmark my entire life, and has not changed much since I was a kid."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "the food was fair. the porkchop was dry, the duck was tough. we had to send back the steak because it was overcooked."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "They did a pretty good job keeping the buffet filled but $45 + tax & Tip per person - really? For "buffet food"????? Definitely not up to this foodies standards. Typical buffet items - beef stroganoff, coq au vin, something marsala - all the meats were overcooked / dry but Sauces had good flavor. Eggs Benedict were only slightly over cooked & yummy. I wouldn't mind the price if the food was better."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The only thing "special" about the Father's Day brunch was the over inflated price. There was no omelets made to order instead you had a choice of 2 pre set omelets. This restaurant is no longer something special and is looking quite worn. Our waiter was not attentive. We had to ask for items several times. We asked for a refill of coffee and water and despite the carafes sitting on the bar a few feet away, it took 15 minutes. The next go round, we just helped ourselves. They upped the price for Father's Day and warehoused the guests. We will not return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "If I could give this restaurant zero stars, I would done so. I had great expectations. I took my family here for breakfast because it has such great reviews. I had a bad feeling since the moment I stepped in. The place was huge but it was completely empty! The server was very polite and attentive...well, of course, we were the only ones. I am not sure who wrote the other reviews, but they definitely have VERY LOW expectations! Food was less than mediocre. My pancakes tasted exactly like a pancake mix. None of the food we ordered had flavor. Popovers? Those were burned and with zero flavor. I ordered french toast for my daughter, which were soggy and flavorless. I am not sure how they can afford to keep this restaurant open!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very bad experience.... Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.....Very bad experience.... Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.....Very bad experience.... Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed.Cold Food - Poor Food Selection Very bad experience.... Had not been there in 30 years. Was very disapointed....."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Normandie Farm's table was good, not great. I was underwhelmed by the food and the selection. It was solid, delicious, and traditional; no surprises either pleasant or unpleasant here. The wine list is superb and the table service is really attentive, professional and fantastic. The ambience will please the grannies. Price was reasonable for the amount and quality of the food, $170 for four entrees, four salads/soups (a la carte, of course, which always makes me feel a little nickel-and-dimed no matter the calibre of the restaurant), two appetizers and the puff pastries for which they are known."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Had not been there for years. It was a lovely experience, with a nice birthday special treat for my tow guests, both of whom had birthdays on that day."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "If the food and service are superb, I always make a note of it on my bill. In this case I wrote, "Great food, Great Service!" And I never say it if it isn't true. Managers and owners need to hear it when the kitchen staff and waiters (male and female) impress customers. The ambiance, however, was so-so, but not bad. And it would be a mistake to try to remodel your restaurant, because customers, while they may like improvements, tend to dislike new menus with new prices. By the way, one thing I'd love to see on your menu is onion rings. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Always look forward to a Normandie Farm Sunday brunch! A great selection on the buffet line. Food is pretty good for a buffet. (No matter where you go, it can never be quite the same as ordering individually). It is never too noisy, even when there are large groups present, which is most of the time. There is a large staff of waiters & bussers so if you need coffee, another popover or whatever, they are on the spot. The drive out there is pleasant, there's plenty of parking, and it retains a very "out in the country" vibe inside & out, which is a nice change from the overdevelopment in closer-in suburbs."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Appetizers were fabulous, paricularly the scallops. Soft crab entre was quite good. However, the duck confit, rather than being succulent, was dry and tough. Next time I would opt for the regular duck entree instead. Birthday desset was a Truly decadent chocolate cake...great!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience. Our party was celebrating our daughter's graduation. Very memorable."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This was our fourth trip to Normandie Farm - twice for lunch and our second time for dinner. We spent some time in France this year and really enjoyed the lamb that so wanted to try the entrée here. There were two lamb selections and I convinced my boyfriend to order the Roast Rack of Lamb. Of all the lamb we had in Europe, this was by the far the absolute best! It was very tender and a great flavor and the garlic au jus was amazing. It was "carved tableside" which they really should play that whole thing up more as it was somewhat uneventful in the presentation, but the flavor certainly made up for it. I had the soft shelled crabs which were also good, but the Lamb was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Topnotch service for a group of 9, & excellent food with many choices. Pasta, meat (prime rib) & seafood dishes all equally good. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The restaurant is ver good, the lobster was wonderful, but the popoveres a littled overcooked. Ths service is good ann may be is better on day hours becuase in the night it was almost empty."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I was celebrating with some customers that we had sold their house and we were all thrilled with our meals and I love it that the tables are not jammed together. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Normandie Farm was the perfect setting to meet with friends whom we had not seen for quite some time. The ambiance and attentive service made for a relaxed evening during which we could catch up with each others' lives. The food was very good and, of course, the popovers were a special treat as always."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food and service are good but not really special. Nice seafood menu. We were seated in the bar area since there was a wedding dinner in the main dinning room. The bar is very bland with no ambiance. If you make a reservation be sure that you will be seated in the main dinning room. I would return to the restaurant but would not rush back since there are far too many other options in the area."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Normandie Farm for years and decided to give it a try for my family for Mother's Day. I checked the menu online, and it looked good. However, when we arrived at the restaurant, we learned that on holidays, dining is buffet style, and the regular menu is unavailable. Unfortunately, while there was a modest (but not insignificant) selection of dishes, the quality and taste of the food was uniformly mediocre. Not a single item was good enough to warrant returning. And the buffet was pricey ($52 per person), particularly given the lack of quality of the cuisine."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our family attended Normande's annual Mither's Day buffet and enjoyed our time there. Their popovers are fantastic, the appetizer, salad and desert tables offered fantastic selections. The entree table meeds some work. The lamb was cold, the Mac and cheese disappointing and the rest good but not up to customary standards with the exception of the carved meats which were as expected. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We discovered NF for Christmas dinner 2012 while visiting the DC area - since we have moved here we did it again in 2013 and now Mothers Day 2014. The buffet style is perfect for us as we have teenage kids who are very different in their likes and they find more than something every time we have eaten here. Reservations are a must as it is very popular and when we arrived we were seated within 5 min of our time. Table staff was very attentive for drinks and removing plates so we could go back to the food tables when we wanted. You have to love a brunch that had caviar and waffles."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Plenty of blah food. Not worth the cost on Mothers Day"
    Dined on 5/11/2014