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Cafe Normandie

4.6
4.6
1997 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 33 years.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Saturday& Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30am Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

    We feature a monthly Cabaret evening with featured duo, Love Story.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,997 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Overall

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Food

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Value

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for Brunch

  • Greater Annapolis

    Fit for Foodies

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for Lunch

  • Greater Annapolis

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Greater Annapolis

    Romantic

  • Greater Annapolis

    Special Occasion

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  1. R

    Rugby

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It stands tall and alone as downtown’s only source of French country cooking. Close your eyes and you are in a small town from Normandy to Avignon . Bon appetit!

  2. A

    Alexandrite

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Whenever I meet for lunch in Annapolis, it's always Cafe Normandie! Good food, good service, good place to catch up with friends and enjoy the charm of the city.

  3. b

    bernardk

    Baltimore

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I had been too long since we had a chance to dine at Cafe Normandie in downtown Annapolis, and Father's Day was just the opportunity. Thank goodness they still have the spinach salad, my favorite, the rack of lame and the trout almandine, although the changing specials are never to be overlooked. Our server, Abraham, was also wonderful with a quick wit and genuinely warm personality. We look forward to coming back again soon.

  4. K

    Knhansen

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day Brunch. Pleasant greeting and nice table for 3. Waiters very busy and there was mild delay before getting water and menus. After that I thought the service was exceptional and food was great including fresh from the oven French bread. Highly recommended: we have been going here for 20 years and have never been disappointed. My husband is 1/2 French: the bread, frites, and food is authentic. 👍

  5. E

    Elin

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner at Cafe Normandie on 6/18/22 was just excellent! We were celebrating the anniversary of friends, and the service and food were outstanding. We loved the mussels, charcuterie platter, champagne -- veal francais, roast duck -- everything was delicious from appetizers through to dessert. We love Cafe Normandie -- it never disappoints. And our server (a young woman) was wonderful in helping us celebrate! Bon Appetit!!

  6. Q

    Quita

    Baltimore

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good selection, outstanding food, generous cocktails, inspired desserts. Tasteful decor, and the restaurant is quiet. A perfect dining experience.

  7. K

    Kris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food and bar drinks! Kind, friendly service team. Sharable entre portions. Tables are packed in and the noise level was similar to that of a bar. I would dine here again and I would recommend this restaurant to others.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been eating at Cafe Normandie for years. The staff is always cordial and professional, and the food is uniformly wonderful.

  9. N

    Neal

    Baltimore

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food better than average but not exceptional. My salmon was on the dry side but my wife liked the soft shell crab

  10. NY

    eatingNYC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    what a wonderful gem. we had the charcuterie plate, bone marrow, escargot, and roasted salmon with blueberries and everything was delicious. had some great drinks too. would definitely recommend.

  11. NL

    NickiL

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing! And the service was perfect. I will be coming back!

  12. R

    Rima

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Met the owner chef to give him our complement foe the amazing meal

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    After combing through reviews of Annapolis restaurants and reading lots of menus online I had booked Cafe Normandie for our first night in Annapolis. The food did not disappoint - we had delicious salads followed by entrees that were decadent and delicious. The roasted corn risotto with sea scallops was diving - sweet and creamy risotto topped with really large perfectly seared scallops. I was in heaven. My friend really liked the look of the Scallops Provencale on the menu but doesn't love scallops - she asked if they might be able to swap in shrimp with the Provencale preparation. Chef kindly accommodated and she is still raving about that dish several days later. We split the Tarte Tartin for dessert which was delicious as well. There were a lot of silk flowers both outside and in - clearly put together with a lot of care but which felt to us a bit dated. It initially made us question our choice as we entered - fearing this may be a dated or has-been restaurant. It definitely was not - the cuisine and the service were wonderful. Definitely a must-try when visiting Annapolis!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and absolutely delicious food! We will be again soon!

  15. A

    Anthony

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quaint, but robust. E cell entertainment food, service, and ambiance.

  16. N

    Nelster

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    The server was in a hurry, then brought three different items at once. We arrived exactly at our reservation time, she was surly not helpful.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    Had high hopes and wanted to love this place, but was not overly impressed. Food was so-so, service was decent (taking into consideration the fact they were under staffed). Overall just not the greatest experience.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner and drinks!

  19. p

    peej

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've been eating here for years. Incredible food and service. My favorite place in Annapolis.

  20. FL

    FoodLoverinMD

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another outstanding meal from Jean-Louis and his team. The catch of the day - SeaBass was enjoyed to different ways by our group as well as the duck which never disappoints. And I enjoyed soft shell crab almondine. Absolutely superb. And never go here without starting with the cream of crab soup. Thanks for a great evening!!

  21. ML

    MaryLow

    New York Area

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    If you have 5-6, as for the window table. If not, a both will be comfortable. The early dinning menu is good value and plenty of food

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family get together Food is always spot on and wonderful.

  23. RA

    RoxanneA

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The crepes were lovely and tasty with a perfect texture. Cappuccino was amazing. Ice cream dessert with brandy and cherries was to die for! Service was very attentive but not pushy at all. What a great find!

  24. DD

    DeniseD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of my favorites. Absolutely, delicious as always!

  25. P

    Penzee

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I were visiting Annapolis for the day. We wanted some place special for lunch. Cafe Normandie was the perfect place! The menu selections, the quality of the food and the service staff couldn’t have been better.

  26. KC

    KimberlyC

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the first time I tried this restaurant. The food and the service were so awesome that I will definitely be going back soon.

  27. L

    Localfoodie

    Naples

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service, ambiance and FOOD! Quite delicious & authentic- also fantastic bread!

  28. DF

    DavidF

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure, we go to Cafe Normandie regularly. Jean-Louis puts a lot of personal effort in making this an authentic French experience. His cuisine is very comparable to good restaurants in France (where I lived for many years.)

  29. TT

    TastyTravels

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was next level delicious! We had scallops and softshell crabs. Totally divine!! I order scallops almost everywhere I go, they are my favorite, and these were perfectly accompanied by the corn risotto. It was creamy and fresh. Can’t stop thinking about this dish!

  30. AM

    AmandaM

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Enjoyed a nice lunch with a friend on a Saturday. The restaurant was not very crowded when we arrived at 12:30 but did fill up a bit more by the time we left at 2:00. My only complaint is that it took a LONG time for our main courses to come out. We did have an appetizer that came out ahead of time, so we weren't starving. We were there for an hour and half, which was a longer lunch than we had wanted, as we were hoping for some more time to look around in the cute shops afterwards. Having said that, the food was very good and our server was very nice. We understand that restaurants are short staffed right now and are doing their best to provide a good experience. Definitely pack some patience, order an appetizer, and enjoy an extra glass of wine. Its worth it! I'll definitely be going back to Cafe Normandie to enjoy a leisurely lunch :)

  31. L

    Lizzy

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always!

  32. RN

    RobN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Classy decor, quality food, cozy atmosphere. Located in a quaint tourist row a few hundred yards from the water - a great area to take a scenic stroll before or after your scrumptious brunch!

  33. CA

    CAtravel

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The food, especially the Scallops were poorly prepared. The inside of the scallop was fine, but the outside was soaked in fish oil. Searing the scallop in butter would have been better.

  34. d

    dlreb

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderfully old fashioned. Cafe Normandie is an old fashioned restaurant in the best sense of the term.. The food is traditional, hearty and tasty. Never had a bad meal here. Top quality food. . Great service. Beautiful atmosphere. Nothing not to like

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    The fresh pasta was not fresh made, but is advertised as fresh made . The food was over salted. Bread had absolutely no flavor. Overpriced items compared to the value. Will not return. Service was mediocre. There are many better places to eat in Annapolis.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious lunch with excellent service from Tatiana

  37. J

    J123

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a delicious meal at Cafe Normandie!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It was an okay night. The calamari was good, seafood crepes just ok, my dad enjoyed the Osso bucco. I totally understand how overwhelmed the staff must be from the shortage everywhere, but I was slightly saddened that none of the staff acknowledged that I had written it was a birthday celebration for both my mother and father (April 3&5).

  39. k

    ktbadd

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Our food was very good. And I know that they are short stages but we day for 20 min before water was dropped off. Our apps that needed bread (baked brie, escargot) were delivered without bread and had to wait 10 min to eat so we could grab our server riding by to get the bread. The scallops and risotto was excellent. We will definitely be back for that and hourly they will have more help.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love when we get a chance to have a wonderful meal at Cafe Normandie. The food, service and welcome is always wonderful. Can’t wait to eat our yummy leftovers

FAQs

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

Cafe Normandie is rated 4.6 stars by 1997 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Cafe Normandie

185 Main St Annapolis, MD 21401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Conduit Street

  • Neighborhood

    Annapolis

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Saturday& Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30am Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public parking garage, Noah Hillman Garage.

  • 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, Beer, Cafe, 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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