Amazing (as always)
My wife and I ate here with another couple and had yet another amazing meal. It is well worth the cost of a babysitter to say the least! Our server was excellent and did a great job helping us select a perfect wine and food. The meal was amazing - from the tomato bisque to the salmon with blueberries to veal chop and creme brulee we all enjoyed the amazing food.
Best of all our server was not trying to rush us out of the place - each of the courses were well spaced and allowed us to enoy our meal and have plenty of time to talk and relax. We ended up being there close to 3 hours by the time we finally left! We love Café Normandie and can’t wait to go again!!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great celebratory dinner
Everything was just perfect: the duck pâté appetizer, the trout almondine entree, the pistachio cheesecake, and the coffee. Service was attentive without being overbearing, and knowledgable without being intimidating. This was our second visit, and we continue to be impressed.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Cafe Normandie
We dined at Cafe Normandie for a family reunion. The food and wine were superb, as was the service. The wine special of 50% off on all the Cafe's wines enabled us to drink seveal bottles of outstanding French wines. All in all, it was like eating in France without having to endure the overnight flight.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great time on the
We had a great time on the 4th of July. Finished dinner in time to walk out front to watch the 4th of July Parade. The food was great and the service very attentive.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Normandie has a nice quaint atmosphere & excellent Service staff who are friendly. The food was good and overall the experience was pleasant.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food and service
Food is always great and service is the best, can't be beat
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Normandie may have been particularly crowded due to the special Bastille Day menu. Since it was our first time there, we had no way of knowing, however, it did not get particularly noisy, nor did the wait staff seem rushed. The food was excellent and the portions were huge! I ordered Escargot and there were 12 of them! I've never gotten more than 6 at any other restaurant. And they were delicious! My husband enjoyed his L'entrecote (NY Strip) and it came out just right. We will definitely return.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and great food
We went for brunch...it was delicious and our server was fantastic. Highly recommended...
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to Take your Lady
We stopped in for a small birthday celebration for my bride of 15 years. Table was ready when we arrived and situated just inside the front door. Food was excellent, service superb and to our surprise there was live music, on a weeknight!
6 stars !!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We totally enjoyed every morsel of food at Cafe Normandie. The calamari was perfectly prepared, and the gazpacho very tasy. As main courses, we had sea bass with figs, and I had the best and tastiest soft shelled crabs ever. We were too full for dessert, but enjoyed a relaxing coffee/espresso. Never felt rushed, it was an outstanding meal in a relaxing environment.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always looking for a good brunch
We had brunch on Sun 7/28 and had a great meal. Started with Bloody Mary (nicely spicy) for my husband and mimosa for me. We started with the Charcuterie Plate (good pate) and really loved the Hot Brie with Honey. My husband then tried the Steak & Eggs with Hom Fries (served perfectly rare - neither the steak nor eggs overcookd!) I went traditional wth a lovel Ham & Cheese crepe. All told; good food, new Server, fresh baguettes and fun location. Would definitely recommend.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your typical Annapolis food
For a nice change of pace, consider Cafe Normandie, our favorite restaurant in Annapolis. It never disappoints. Great soups... creme of crab and french onion, fine entrees with substantially larger portions than expected for the price... chicken, steak au poivre, and l'entrecote are just a few of the winners. And save room for dessert, profiterole in excellent and should be shared... too much for an average person. Great place for lunch or dinner.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous French in Annapolis
This is one of the best French restaurants I've been to in the US (I used to live in Paris.) And all the better for being so reasonably priced.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed a memorable
My wife and I enjoyed a memorable evening at Cafe Norandie. We shared the escargot appetizer which had 12 on the dish and were absolutely delicious. We both had the soft shell crab entree which was a little too greasy, but nevertheless delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant and thanks to Open Table for leading us to it.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I had a great
My boyfriend and I had a great time at Cafe Normandie. I wouldn't say that the food was exceptional, but the service and the ambience made brunch here a wonderful experience.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, as usual
Our recent trip to Café Normandie was very good. We always enjoy our meals at this restaurant and have to admit we've never had a bad dinner here. This night we tried something different and ordered the big appetizer platter at $32 for the first time and it was great. While we ordered it thinking it would be appropriate for 2 to share, we were a little overwhelmed when it came and we saw all the food! It could easily serve 4. But it was very good and could also be ordered for a light, tapas-type dinner, if you wanted. We always enjoy our meals at the Café and this evening was no different.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
French Food in Downtown Annapolis!
Never been here before and did not know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised by greeting outside and service continued to be outstanding. My waiter was Nathan, who for being a recent high school grad, provided excellent customer service, personality and enthusiasm with his job and the food he served! He could easily do laps around more tenured employees! He made great recommendations and I was pleased to get a pre fixxe early bird special including appetizer, entrée and dessert! I never eat dessert unless it comes with it and the chocolate cheesecake was amazing. I tried new things like country patte and was pleasantly surprised. Last, it was half price wine night (Wednesday) which was an added plus!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb dining experience
The roasted duck was excellent! Everything about the experience was superb.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Memories of good French food
Went with my wife for a special occasion. Everything we had was fantastic. The sampler was a little too much for 2 people as an appetizer, but well worth the sampling. My wife commented about how much I smiled from the first bite to the last. Definitely a place where you want to sit and enjoy your meal.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance was on the money; from the reservationist greeting to the seating there was nothing to complain of. My wife and I were celebrating our 2nd anniversary and the staff was in no mood to say no to our requests. Extensive wine list (even though it was pricey) had a wine that was supremely flavorful and rich. The Côtes-du-Rhône wine serving per glass was a bit small, but still excellent. We ordered an additional entre to go and left satisfied and filled.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, but the noise level was entirely too loud for a good dinner. I would go back for the food though. Excellent escargots.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
We have been dining at Café Normandie for many years and have never had any complaints. The food is always excellent and the service superb.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
An old favorite stays that way
I've been coming to Cafe Normandie off and on for nearly 20 years. Found it on my first trip to Annapolis and have come back regular, now that I'm resident nearby. The food is always good, the atmosphere is that of a French country inn, and the service is always friendly and competent.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our must visit restaurants when we visit Annapolis. Food is absolutely outstanding.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love it!
We go to Cafe Normandie every few months. As always the food and wine were amazing and the service was friendly and attentive but always slow enough you don't feel rushed or bothered. For those who are not used to European style service that means your server actually gives you time to enjoy the meal without bothering you every 5 minutes or hovering over your table. Great place for a date or a group of friends looking to enjoy some amazing food and some time to talk.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best French bread ever!
We went to Annapolis for the power boat show and as is usual for us on weekend jaunts, we made a lunch reservation in town. We are not "grab a hot dog at the show" kind of people. Lunch has to involve cloth napkins and wine. We had never been to Cafe Normandie and really liked it. The french bread was amazing! I even purchased a baguette for home. I had a very nice gazpacho with crab meat and a prosciutto/tomato/mozarella sandwich on the same great bread. My husband had a goat cheese tart - that was one of the best things we've ever had - and a soft shell crab special. The atmosphere was a little dated and the bench seating was not particularly comfortable, but we would definitely go back. Skip the side salad.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved everything about Cafe Normandie - waiter was awesome!! We will be back!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
could not be better
we came with a party of 8 and everyone was happy to have dinner here. The very nice young server was outstanding, the boullaibaise was like we had it in south of france and the fresh bread was like a baguette in Paris! Thanks to the whole team there!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding in Every Way!
We were in Annapolis to attend the Sailboat Show and were staying in town for 3 nights. For our last night of the boat show we chose to dine here at Cafe Normandie, as we really enjoy French restaurants. What an amazing experience! Love the atmosphere inside of the historic building. Our table was a very room yet cozy and comfortable booth. Our server, and I remember him by name because he was outstanding, was Nathan. A young man with the professionalism of a very polished and experienced server. His knowledge of the menu choices was outstanding, and he helped us in choosing from a variety of dishes. Our food was amazingly delicious! All in all our evening at this restaurant was a very very memorable experience. 5 stars!!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good time and good food
Had lunch with a friend, and it for the first time there, I found cafe to be friendly, informal and good food. The staff was welcoming and made good suggestions. Had the salmon which was fresh and well prepared. Good place to have a casual lunch and enjoy friends. Creme Brulee dessert was the only downfall. Not great. Too chunky (expected smooth).
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE came here for a special occasion dinner. We had been here before & enjoy it very much. The prix fixe dinner option is a very good deal, with lots to choose from.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter, boyfriend and I celebrated my birthday here. The food was great, the waiter (I think from France) great fun, and the food delicious. With a little imagination, I could pretend that France, and not Annapolis was outside of the restaurant entry way. I've visited France three times now and look forward to visiting again some day.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything but good lighting
We had a great experience but had to put a napkin over the bright white light on the wall behind my wife. Once I dimmed the light, everything was good. Upon dimming the light, the ajoining five tables did the same thing and complained the light was too bright. I got a big ovation from the patrons for solving the problem. They need to fix this, it's not that hard or expensive.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Age at Cafe Normandie
Food was very good and the atmosphere pleasant and welcoming. The front of house team do a great job of looking after you and making you feel comfortable. I would happily recommend this to anybody looking for a great evening with good food, wine and a comfortable welcoming environment.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a birthday party for one of our group so five "little, some old, ladies" went out for a good time and were welcomed with smiles, good humor, wonderful food and drinks, and excellent service. There was a wide selection of food and drinks from which our picky eaters as well as adventurers could find something special. The selected items met or exceeded individual expectations. We had such a wonderful time that we immediately made reservations for our next birthday party in December. It appears we have found "our place" and as a bonus, it's in an excellent location for before or after adventure.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
Cafe Normandie is our "go to" place downtown--for brunch, lunch and dinner. While restaurants come and go, Cafe Normandie is consistent and dependable. Very good food, attentive service and cozy ambiance. In numerous visits over more than 25 years, I can recall only one disappointment. How many restaurants can claim that?
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Visitor
We were visiting Annapolis with a large family group and were looking for nice place to gather for a Sunday brunch. Café Normandie fit the bill perfectly. Exquisite breakfast offerings, with good, prompt, friendly service. We couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. Looking forward to future visits.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends were Wowed!
Café Normandie consistently delivers great food and service! After a terrific evening of touring historic homes in Annapolis, my friends and I could not wait to sit and enjoy a wonderful evening. The restaurant is vibrant and has a very warm feeling. The service was terrific and our entrees were delicious. My friends thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience and commented they would return again.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Food In Annapolis
We go to a lot of restaurants in the Annapolis area and this was one of the best we've been to. The food was outstanding, from the soups to the entrees and dessert. Portion size was perfect. I'm a stickler for the food being seasoned well and this is the first time I've been to a restaraunt in recent memory that I did not need any additional salt or pepper. The only slightly downside is that the tables for two are pretty close together putting a bit of damper on the romantic aspect. However, the acoustics were great as I never heard the people at the table next to us. Ambience was quaint and reminded be of years gone by in Europe. The waiter we had was spot on and helpful.
Overall, Outstanding restaurant - we'll definitely be going back.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Soup de Jour was clam chowder and it was the best I have ever had. Not too thick, but very tasty! Nice on a cold afternoon. The featured wine was delicious. Everyone had a fine experience overall.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very pleasant surprise !
We were quite late for our reservation time on a busy Friday night. The hostess was very accommodating and completely gracious, making us feel welcome and secure. We then were located at a nice table. The steady din of restaurant business was a great background behind the classical music. We had a wonderful waiter who helped us select through the menu to experience some really delightful food of France brilliantly prepared.
We had a lovely visit and I would recommend this establishment to anyone, and I will be back myself. Thank you Cafe' Normandie !! Thank You !!! The ice cream with the Brandy soaked cherries was out of this world !!!!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very positive experience. Service was excellent--everyone there was friendly, prompt, and helpful. Would definitely go back when in Annapolis!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We absolutely love this place.
We absolutely love this place. The staff is wonderful and the food is great. I would suggest ordering off the specials page, you can't go wrong.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Reunions
When we wanted to meet old friends for lunch in Annapolis there was only one restaurant in the running, the Cafe Normandie. Over the years it's become one of our favorites and the quality is still the same high level. We lingered over several traditional courses, enjoyed good but not snobbish wine, and were served with a smile. It made our visit with friends even more enjoyable.
I highly recommend this charming restaurant.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best value in Annapolis is the 3-course lunch for $14. Tomato Bisque, Quarter Roast Chicken, Eclair for dessert. I look forward to coming back!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were three for lunch,
There were three for lunch, had eggs florentine, mussels & frittes, and bouillabaisse. All were very good. A real french bistro experience
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafe Normandie is one of ou favorites in Annapolis. Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. We eat there often
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find, one flaw
You'll remember this gem, right in the heart of things. Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. The reason I didn't give the service five stars was the dissapointment I had upon arriving. The hostess never looked at the request I had made on Open Table asking for a romantic table on the first floor where my date and I could sit either side-by-side or on a corner (I sometimes have difficulty hearing.) She steered us to a tiny two-top where we'd sit across from one another. Its not as if it was too crowded - it wasn't - she just ignored the request; plus, but we passed a number of tables with "reserved" signs on them. Where was mine? I felt like a second class citizen. Why was I left to twist awkwardly, explaining myself at the door?
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't know how I've missed this delightful place tucked on main st. Great food, excellent service and reasonable prices. I had Veal Francais and the French onion soup and both were wonderful. The wine list is not extensive, but is reasonably priced with wines you can drink without sticker shock. We had the cherries over vanilla ice cream for dessert which was killer.... Overall ... Fantastic!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the cozy atmosphere here.
Love the cozy atmosphere here. it was our family thanksgiving dinner and I had requested a seat by the fire, a wish which staff honored so we had a nice, private booth right in front of the fire! (privacy is sometimes an issue here as tables are close together). waiter knew it was a special occasion for us and made a personal greeting. he did not hover, but was available when needed, im gluten-free so it is difficult to find too much to eat on the menu so I had steak which was good. food is good at café normandie, not especially inspired but not bad, either. overall, I always love going there especially in winter.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM