Cafe Normandie

4.7
1938 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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vipSailorsall
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Table we were at was very cold. Freezing. Food was awesome as always. Clearly have staffing issue but they work really hard

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vipGeraldT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic French cuisine, good food and service but the ambiance is a bit dated.

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SusanM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Normandie never disappoints. The food was delicious as always & what better a day to have a meal there than a Monday - 1/2 price bottles of wine day?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Really like a diner in quality with low points like stale coffee, really bad soup, an inedible cheese and ham crepe but good sausage and eggs.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been frequenting Cafe Normandie for 15 years. There Cream of Crab soup is worth the visit. We have never been dissatisfied with anything on their menu!

Bon appetite!

JD
vipJD1304
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been dining here over 20 years. Last evening we had the bouillabaisse which has been my favorite on a cold winter night. Chef Jean Louis does not disappoint. A great classic French bistro.

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vipPaulB
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

we have been here many times last night was a little annoying. Our server a very pleasant nice young lady who was very good when she was at our table spent more time standing at the front host desk then servicing our table. For example We wanted for over 10 minutes after we were done eating for her to come and remove and box our entrees we thought she must be busy but then i realized she had been at the front with the i am guessing the owner/mgr. She came wrapped up our leftovers and dropped off desert menus. My wife was interested in the tart from the time we walked in and was just deciding whether to have it there or get a piece to take home. Another 10 minutes of watching her just hangout with the owner at the front before finally coming back and we were not in the mood to wait.
This did not wreck our evening as we were in no rush and we will be back but when you walking in they have put up a sign asking their guest to be patient because they are short staffed that just felt wrong.

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CarolD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a lovely find. Great French food in a traditional French-style setting. We were really impressed with the food - generous portion and reasonable prices. We'll be back.

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Delicious food and superb service.
Cafe Normandie never disappoints

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vipapennyforyourtummy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Hostess and waiters are all delightful!

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JudyF
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat next to the warm fire on a cold winter night. The french onion soup was outstanding. Seafood pasta with basil cream sauce "to die for". French cuisine @ a great value. Generous portion sizes. Highly recommend!!

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lizzie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely, friendly, cozy place with very good French bistro food.

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DinahL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Café Normandie offers French cuisine which is always prepared to perfection. You might have to wait a bit, (especially in the days of Covid) and it is not inexpensive, but very much well worth it. Do NOT miss the French onion soup. It is filled with onions and scrumptious bread and cheese cooked to perfection. Veal scallopini never disappoints, tender and juicy - we ordered bread to sop up the juices! We shared a mango/raspberry sorbet wrapped in a white chocolate shell - and even though it looks huge at the end of a fine meal, it was rapidly consumed and absolutely delicious. We spent more time than planned for lunch yesterday, but as previously stated, they are understaffed, which a sign on the door explains and begs your patience. If you've been there, you KNOW what a great experience it is, if you haven't - try it, for sure.

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MikeH
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food choices and the server was very good. Great choice for great French food.

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RebeccaG
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a late lunch on a Monday during the holidays. Many restaurants struggle with being understaffed, and while we waited a little longer to be served, our waitress was a pro, and treated us warmly. I enjoyed our lunch: the onion soup was fantastic as always. Trout with butter sauce and capers was delicious. My husband’s steak and Brie sandwich was disappointing, but we will return and stick to the classic dishes they do well! The pear tarte (of the day), served warm with an anglaise sauce was outstanding. Do not miss dessert!!

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vipsusanj
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was part of an annual December gathering to celebrate friendship. Felt really bad that there are not enough servers employed. Wait time was long (3.5 hours to complete the meal).
Servers there worked really hard.
Food order was not 100% correct but not off enough to request correction.
Steak sauce was not my favorite.
Steak my favorite restaurant on Main St.

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Leola52
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made my reservation on-line. This included a request for flowers on the table. There were none and I had to ask for them and the flowers were provided.
The door was near the front of the dining room and every-time someone went through the door, we felt the wind.
We asked to be moved and were accommodated right away/

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CarolynO
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic French restaurant in the heart of Annapolis. Friendly staff and excellent food. Intimate seating arrangements (booths or tables) with very nice ambiance.

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KimE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Waiter was excellent and gave good suggestions for entrees. Always a pleasure to come here especially for the escargots!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not bad but end of night. Tried seating us next to cold door when many tables available in a more beautiful location.

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SALeys
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, phenomenal food! I can't say enough about how much I love Cafe Normandie - this is the 3rd time I've been here and the food and service are always top-notch. I had the lobster sandwich, T'was delish!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a terrific experience!! Such a well run a delightful business. The food is amazing. A wonderful Annapolis restaurant.

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SusanM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Normandie was outstanding as always. One of my favorite places to spend time with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitress was extremely attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Annapolis

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food was excellent; atmosphere perfect

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KathyG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the most wonderful food! We come here every time we visit Annapolis:). The fake flowers need to go though!

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KIrkj
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional French Restaurant with very good food and service. Has an old tavern ambience which is romantic and warm, unlike many modern furnished French Resaurants that are cold and uninviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cute place. Food was average.

MD
MichaelD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment , excellent service, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
121 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Cafe Normandie yesterday afternoon. The food was excellent! We had ordered the seafood omelet and the lamb stew -- and both hit the spot on a chilly afternoon. I am especially glad to say that the service was outstanding. Kathleen was our primary server and she was exceptional. She was friendly, courteous, and extremely helpful -- as were all of the other servers assisting her. We always enjoy Cafe Normandie and we give it our highest recommendation!

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Hepton
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and French bistro food at this long time Annapolis restaurant.

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vipMoose
Baltimore
66 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Service was almost nonexistent except for bringing food out, the waitress checked on us once briefly. Food wasn’t all that great, bread served was day old, not fresh. Cream of crab was very runny, and there were literally four tiny pieces of crab meat in it, one including the shell. Avocado BLT was basically tasteless and dry. They were however very generous on the avocado slices and the what seemed like a half a head of iceberg lettuce. This is our second time being there, will not recommend to friends nor will we go back! I hardly ever submit bad reviews, however this was their last chance to WOW us. We weren’t wowed.

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DougM
Edinburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to enjoy a great meal. Understaffed but we were asked to be patient - which we were glad to oblige.

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vipTampagirl
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nous adorons le cuisine Française. Thé staff was very knowledgeable about the menu, and quick to bring the orders out. Our waitress checked on us regularly, but not intrusively, which made the dining experience very relaxed. We had a very nice waitperson named Tatania.

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vipCarol
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The endive salad was delicious, as was the trout. No onglette available, but the entrecotte was good, albeit a little fatty. All things considered, the service was excellent. We will definitely come again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and GOD BLESS THE STAFF. Two servers and they brought it!! Challenging times they’re working in. Great experience. Great food. Amazing workers!

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vipJoeZ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was outstanding.

JD
JudieD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great menu and cozy and welcoming ambience. Love the fire place in the center of the dining room, so romantic.

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

Cafe Normandie is rated 4.7 stars by 1938 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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