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Cafe Normandie

4.5
4.5
2126 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 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 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

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What 2,126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Overall

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Food

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Value

  • Greater Annapolis

    Good for business meals

  • Greater Annapolis

    Innovative

  • Greater Annapolis

    Healthy

  • Greater Annapolis

    Neighborhood gem

  • Greater Annapolis

    Romantic

  • Greater Annapolis

    Good for special occasions

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  1. S

    Survivorgirl

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is my favorite brunch spot and one of my favorite dinner spots. The service and food are always way above average. The ambiance and music are nice, the only con is a big one: the tables I often get are so small and the overall space cramped, my boyfriend's shoulder actually hit the wall, and the table legs prevented him from moving a little, movement would have encroached on a neighboring table.
  2. MM

    MartiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting and lived it. Delicious food and wine!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Crepe was salty and unpleasing. 2 hours for a simple Meal. Horrible experience and wont be going back. This was my favorite french restaurant.
  4. CT

    CaptTony

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We don’t pick French cuisine frequently but when we do, Cafe Normandie is our “go-to” place, and always brings out our fond memories of Paris. This time we celebrated my wife’s birthday and they sat us next to the fireplace as requested. Service was a little slow to start but we were in no hurry and our server Tatiana was a delight. We always get and love the escargot. The roast duck and the scallops with pasta dishes were top notch. Profiteroles to share for dessert was a perfect choice. My wife agreed we need to add this place to our favorites list and make it here more often.
  5. CC

    ConnieC

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service with Abraham Delicious Best table Atmosphere Happiest day celebrating friend’s retirement My favorite restaurant always in Annapolis 5 stars
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch. Warm and inviting. Excellent wait staff.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was a very important business dinner. This was hands down the worst dining experience. Extremely unprofessional. Nightmare.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent escargot appetizer!
  9. MA

    MichaelA

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Cafe Normandie’s food and service never disappoints. The noise level, highly unusual, was quite elevated. Maybe Annapolis’s unusually warm January weather brought people out.
  10. HL

    HonoluluLocal

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Another great meal. Lots of restaurants in downtown Annapolis, but few serve such consistently delicious food. Sautéed calamari, french onion soup and salads were all tasty appetizers. Veal Normandie, crab cakes, steak au poivre and other entrees were each perfectly prepared and presented. Staff is clearly still stretched a bit thin, as in many restaurants, but they are enthusiastic and helpful. Pear clafouti and creme brulee were especially popular desserts. We were glad to be sitting near the circular fire - added ambiance on a very enjoyable evening. 20% gratuity added for party of 5...ultimately ~$80/per person.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and great service
  12. SM

    StaceyM

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good! Service was fantastic, especially since our server had to come all the way upstairs and serve a table of 6 that had no room for her to move around. The chocolate bar dessert is a must and the Boef Bourguignon!
  13. s

    singingblue

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding! I just loved me crepe with spinach and mushrooms. The Brie was terrific, as was our dessert. I can’t wait to return.
  14. G

    George

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, have lived in Annapolis for 30+ years and have never visited. Headed back next week!!! Had Roasted corn and scallops, my wife had the duck. We shared with each other. Wonderful food!
  15. DM

    DeniseM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was divine as always & Amanda was amazing!
  16. SS

    StephanieS

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere, and service was excellent. The staff worked extremely hard to accommodate the holiday rush even when short staffed. The servers were pleasant and professional. Loved the Rosemary Chicken and ratatouille crepe was excellent.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    hostess ignored us when we walked in, they never refilled our waters and they served us the wrong food. over priced and not worth it in comparison to other places in annapolis
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My daughter and I love having girls lunch there.
  19. DM

    DeniseM

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional in every way from personable, knowledgeable server to divine Michelin star food! We were SO lucky Jean Louis was in the kitchen & he made a few moments at end of the evening to stop by our table & chat which is always a highlight to us, locals but extra special to our visiting guests! Divine evening!
  20. M

    Marylanddiner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s one of my favorite restaurants!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience1
    The food is amazing here, the scallops risotto was outstanding. Just make sure to ask for a better seat, we were stuck in the back with what felt like a spotlight and the loud kitchen.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Mediocre food. Good service. Hostess told us we had to leave as we were waiting for our check as they needed table for other reservation. Hello? Bizarre. Would not eat here again. It was only restaurant we researched that was not booked on Saturday and now know why. Owner in Canada. Maybe he needs to pay attention to what is happening in his restaurant.
  23. a

    av11

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    lovely favorite Annapolis cafe
  24. S

    Sim24

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent food and service! It really delicious meal
  25. MC

    MikeC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and excellent service for the four of us. All enjoyed the experience immensely.
  26. SE

    SamEagle

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't come here nearly as often as I should. Tremendous food, excellent service and ambiance.
  27. DD

    DougD

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have always loved Cafe Normandy. We are all sympathetic with the Waite staff currently……even was greeted with a sign in front asking to be patient with them……we saw the staff, although working very hard, we’re all very attentive and doing their job to the fullest. They did a great job!!!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Friendly, and never rushed service with impeccably great tasting food.
  29. EA

    ElaineA

    Key West

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous all around. Has been my favorite place for over 40 years.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    The waiter couldn’t take our appetizers orders until we we’re ready to order our full meal course. Meanwhile, we sat waiting for one of our party to arrive. He finally came back after 30 minutes to take our orders for appetizers. He came with our soups without a spoons. We ordered the escargot and couldn’t get 3 out of there shells. It was my second time there, the food was average. I didn’t care for the dressing that came with the Cesar salad, mild flavor. The onion soup and Brie cheese appetizers were our favorites.
  31. KR

    KeithR

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a couple, we were one of many local groups last evening (the day after Christmas) enjoying our favoraite Annapolis restaurant.
  32. MH

    MeganH

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved the French food menu. Drinks were good, food was very tasty! The soup was so delicious! I loved the large fireplace on a cold winter day!
  33. LC

    LClocal

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience1
    The food was delicious. Disappointed we could not get the featured drink (hot mulled wine). The atmosphere is not nearly as nice as it used to be. Used to be a nice cozy atmosphere, tablecloths on tables. Some remodeling has done away with that. It’s too bright, there are too many tables squashed together, and our table was wobbly. Bread plates are these tiny 2x3 inch squares that don’t even fit a piece of bread. Although the food was good, half the reason for going was for the ambiance. Slipped down a few notches in my list of favorites.
  34. PE

    PatE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites in Annapolis for sure. Highly recommend the Bouillabaisse!
  35. MC

    MCeats

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must-visit restaurant in Annapolis that never disappoints.
  36. CW

    CarynW

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening in every way. Wonderful Server. Fantastic Food & Wine. Terrific Ambiance.
  37. t

    tomm

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    No comment No comment No comment No comment No comment.
  38. A

    Aimee

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ladies brunch before shopping at the holiday market. Good food, great fireplace. Only needs a heavy velvet curtain across the front door during winter.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for holiday lunch with friends. Everything delicious & excellent perfect! Excellent martinis
  40. MB

    MarkB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for Sunday brunch. Great location right on main street. Excellent food! The seafood omelette and seafood crepes were delicious with a ton of super fresh seafood.

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 4.5 stars by 2126 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 23 times today
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 Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • 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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