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Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD
Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD
Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD
Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD
Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD

Cafe Normandie

4.4
4.4
2404 Reviews
$30 and under
French
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 35 years.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 263-3382
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jean-Louis Evennou
  • 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: (410) 263-3382
  • Neighborhood
    Annapolis
  • Cross street
    Conduit Street
  • Parking details
    Public parking garage, Noah Hillman Garage.
  • Public transit
    Gotts parking garage less than 10 minute walk.<br />Can park at Stadium and take free shuttle to Main Street.<br />
  • Entertainment
    We feature a monthly Cabaret evening with featured duo, Love Story.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,404 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Food

  • Greater Annapolis

    Neighborhood gem

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for fine wines

  • Greater Annapolis

    Romantic

  • Greater Annapolis

    Good for special occasions

2,404 Reviews
  1. patthecook

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If it weren't for parking we would consider this our "local." It is charming and we felt as if we had landed at a petite bistro somewhere like Normandy. The pate were clearly homemade and lovely as were the saucisson. Nice wine list with a vast selection. The fireplace in the center of the room was a lovely touch. Our waitress took the time to answer our questions and was charming and well-informed. We are newbies to Md and the parking pay system was confusing but the fellow at the front desk and the waitress helped us out. Now on to our first dinner!

    1 person found this helpful

  2. RussellB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. The fireplace seating made for a wonderful evening.

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  3. Abster

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    If you want a wonderful dinner experience, I do not recommend that you not dine at Café Normandie. Unfortunately, the spotty service, the underwhelming food, and the high prices did not sit well with us. Our first disappointment was the seating. In my reservation, I had requested a table near the fireplace, but we were taken upstairs to an empty (only 2 dining tables) loft-like area with drafty windows on one of the coldest nights. We sat there for quite a while, before anyone noticed us. Once we were acknowledged, we then asked again if there was a table available downstairs, hopeful that it would be warmer. We were reseated at a table near the front door. Some of us had to wear our coats during our entire dinner due to the chilly temperature. At this point, we were hungry and did not want to upset the apple cart any further. But again, we waited… Once we finally had an opportunity to order, it took nearly a half an hour to receive our drinks and then, another half hour for the appetizers. Although our server was as nice as she could be, it does not excuse the lack of service. To top it off, they brought an “empty” plate with a candle with the words “Happy Birthday” to our guest celebrating his birthday (WTF?) then 15 minutes later they brought the desserts we ordered to the table, along with another empty plate with a lit candle (weird). At this point all we could do was laugh. Please note the prices online do not reflect the prices on the menu. If you want some hot water and a tea bag be prepared to pay $6. You’ll pay upwards of $30+ for entrees and an extra $4 if you want any kind of green vegetable on your plate or bread and butter. Needless to say, we will not be returning.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. JeffS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife there to celebrate Valentines. We've never been there before so did not know what to expect. What a treat. Its a beautiful cozy place, nicely decorated, and even though it was packed by the time we left, it never got noisy. The service was impeccable. The food was out of this world. For appetizers, I had the Country Pate (Delicious), my wife had a Ceaser Salad (outstanding) For mains, I had the Roast Duck (Off the hook it was so good), my wife had salmon (she loved it). The deserts were to die for - Chocolate Ecclair for me, Cheese cake for my wife. We got there early enough for their early bird special, so we considered the meal a great deal as well. Highly recommend this place, and don't pass over that Duck!

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  5. JeffS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our experience at CN when we visit Annapolis. Always consistently great food and service.

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  6. Lizd

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic experience. Food ambiance service welcoming and seated fireside a treat!!

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  7. Susa

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite. Best waitress ever. Apple cheddar omelette continues to be my go-to (although a little too sweet this time). Fire going in the fireplace on a cold day. The perfect winter lunch.

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  8. StevenR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, the wait staff was competent but could have been more informative. Still a favorite of ours.

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  9. ValleyFoodie

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, attentive service, and a cozy atmosphere. Couldn’t ask for more!

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  10. DonnaL

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most authentic French cuisine in MD. Service is very good, just like any other restaurant, service slows when it gets busy. Has a very calming, relaxing atmosphere. The food is top notch. It is a little pricey but you do get what you pay for.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Salty food, slightly below average service. Ignore the menu on Open Table. The prices are not accurate or out-dated. price was over double for my plate.

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  12. Seamus

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Go to French restaurant in Annapolis. Classy, comfortable and great service.

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  13. MichaelC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Just ate at CN. We had the shrimp Provençal , Bouillabaisse and Scallops Provençal. The wait staff worked well as a team, knew their stuff and was appropriately attentive. The manager/maitre d’ was always assisting in seating, cleaning and generally making the place run like a clock. Probably the best meal I have had in Annapolis in a long time. The decor needs a bit of an update but the open kitchen layout was first class. A very country style, hence the name, French country inn. I know French food is not necessarily the younger gen’s first go to but this Annapolitan classic really delivers. Mike Cauley

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  14. MRE21

    Baltimore

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    had a lovely dinner on a quiet night; food and drinks were excellent

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  15. TheresaD

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took advantage of a special menu for early diners that included soup or salad, entree, and dessert, which was an great value. The food was wonderful, with my favorites being the cauliflower soup and the garlic roasted potatoes. My husband and I were quite inspired by all the many menu offerings and plan to return. A nice place for a dinner date.

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  16. CaptainMarc

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite spots in Annapolis, Cafe Normandie offers a wide range of French cuisine, reasonably priced and with friendly service. For Sunday brunch, we often order crepes with a side salad and a glass of wine.

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  17. ReginaR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the special menu (3 courses for a set price). I ordered a mousse pate and was not given bread with it which seems strange. We were told there is a $4 charge for bread. Beef Bourguignon was tasteless with few potatoes or carrots, although a large portion. A steak entree was very tough, seemed to be of poor quality beef. Salmon and duck were good. It was disappointing for a fine French restaurant as I remember it to be. I have dined there many times over the years. The restaurant has been in Annapolis for a very long time and seems tired at this point. Unfortunate.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our espresso martinis and Brie appetizer were both great. Our server was also wonderful. Unfortunately our entrees were completely inedible with the exception of the steak. I ordered the chicken normandie and it was so dry even the sauce couldn’t save it and my husband got the surf and turf with overcooked shrimp provencale and a tasteless crab imperial. The manager came to speak with us and instead of apologizing he argued with me and told me I was wrong about our food being overcooked. We had such high hopes and were so excited about our night out, it was a wasted $98 and wasted night out in Annapolis.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and consistent delicious food keeps us coming back.

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  20. DennisS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and ambiance were great. Service was slow as it appeared our server was way overworked - when available she was great but she was so busy she forgot to return with a couple of small asks.

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  21. Sarah

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always the perfect spot for a rainy day brunch with old friends.

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  22. PatF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have a special meal. Well worth the price.

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  23. MDShopper

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and desserts were good but service could had been better. They seemed to be short staffed, our waitress was also behind the bar making and serving drinks and it took a while for her to come to our table and take our food and desserts orders and even bring the bill.

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  24. AmyB

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu was delicious as were the settings and service

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  25. DougT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed “Early Bird” dinner which was outstanding. Had the duck mousse, duck entree, and pistachio cheesecake. They need one or two gluten free options beside the trout almondine. Wait staff efficient but short-handed

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  26. JohnC

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, and lovely restaurant. One of my favorite restaurants in Annapolis.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places. Food is always excellent, leisurely dining at a relaxed pace so you can connect with those you’re dining with, and terrific service. The perfect place for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a drink.

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  28. RoseP

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service never disappoints. First time eating the Brie with Honey. Too die for. Can’t wait to come back and enjoy the escargot with a great glass of wine.

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  29. ChristopherJ

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was closed when we got there, no prior notice, not even a sign on the door

    1 person found this helpful

  30. TeresaS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant to meet up with friends bor a birthday celebration! Wednesday was 1/2 price wine night. Great appetizer platter and waitress was very attentive.

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  31. JoyceB

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    A charming spot in the heart of Annapolis. The food was good. On this visit, the restaurant was apparently short-staffed in the front of house so service was somewhat abrupt. 10/10 recommend the strawberry crepe for dessert!

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  32. MomB

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    When I called a few months back I was told they had many gluten-free options including crepes. Menu did not indicate which items are GF, which means extended discussion with the waitress, who tried to push me into items I wasn't interested in. But, in fact, it was very limited as far as GF because the more tempting items, such as seafood crepes, had a sauce made with wheat flour. It's really not that hard to use corn starch and rice flour to thicken sauces and soups. Finally settled on ham and cheese crepe which was dry and bland. Ambiance?? It is crowded, noisy and lacks the charm I expected. The ladies room had peeling paint and toilets that needed to be replaced, plus no towel dispenser, just rolls of stiff brown paper in a basket--tacky. The biggest irritant was the frigid breeze/wind that ran over us each time the entrance door opened. Couldn't wait to leave.

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  33. Tintagel69

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, wine list, and ambiance: always wonderful! I have rarely found a restaurant that has Sancerre Rouge by the glass. We have been coming here for over 30 years and will continue. Consistently excellent!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal as always. Sea Bass with Tequila Mango was excellent as the scallops were also. Creme Brulee tasted like France. Nice wine selection. The service was excellent. It was our anniversary, and they treated us well. They even gave us a desert plate with happy anniversary written on it.

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  35. Annapolisfoodie

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This is one of our favorite restaurants and we always go there for special occasions. It was my birthday and we looked forward to nice dinner. I know that there had been problems with them understaffed, but I thought it had been overcome. We tried to be patient, but it was hard. We waited for our drinks and food while others who came in after us enjoyed their drinks and dinner before us. We also requested an additional side and bread, but it never came. Also , we informed them of our celebration. Nothing was acknowledged as it had been in the past. Why indicate the event if it's not going to be acknowledged? The food was outstanding as always, and we will be back but maybe not on a Sunday evening.

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  36. MichaelM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Extensive menu. Interesting specials. For dessert, the profiteroles are very good and HUGE. Very shareable.

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  37. SamEagle

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Normandie has amazing food and drinks and the best customer service ethic in downtown Annapolis. They’re friendly and welcoming and the ambiance is terrific. And did I mention the food? And the drinks? This was our third consecutive new year’s eve dinner at Cafe Normandie. I try to book them for all my important events. Truth be told I should try to go there more often for “normal” meals too, because I never leave disappointed.

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  38. MarkC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice atmosphere, but if I were to return on a cold evening, I would want to be seated fireside. Service was swell. French onion soup (for which there was an upcharge) and Caesar salad were quite tasty, and my wife enjoyed her crepe very much. I was less impressed with my "Entrecote" French-cut ribeye, which did not look, cut, or taste like a $46.00 cut of meat. The fries that accompanied my steak were top notch and were sans upcharge.

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  39. KPREats

    Baltimore

    240 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    240 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It had been a long time since we have visited Cafe Normandie and my wife decided to it was where she wanted to go for her birthday. Everything was very good and as expected, they were busy on a Saturday night. The service from Tatiana was very good and all the dishes were spaced out properly. We are going to have to visit more often, especially when there are less tourists in town.

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  40. KentS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service from female server was not good. She never smiled and acted like she didn’t want to serve.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Cafe Normandie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 263-3382.

Cafe Normandie is rated 4.4 stars by 2404 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Normandie

185 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Conduit Street
  • Neighborhood
    Annapolis
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public parking garage, Noah Hillman Garage.
  • Public transit
    Gotts parking garage less than 10 minute walk.Can park at Stadium and take free shuttle to Main Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jean-Louis Evennou
  • Entertainment
    We feature a monthly Cabaret evening with featured duo, Love Story.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 263-3382
  • 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: (410) 263-3382
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