Cafe Normandie

4.7
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1714 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food experience

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DavidC67
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb French cuisine and a very European atmosphere sitting outside.

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rayb
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is absolutely amazing. Everything is presented perfectly looks and tastes amazing. Food was hot and perfectly prepared. This restaurant is my favorite at any price.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and friendly service coupled with fantastic food - beef bourguignon and lobster ravioli!!!

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tomatopaste
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Glad we decided to sit inside. Some of the cars going by on Main had custom exhaust systems. Food was great as always. Half price wine on Mondays!

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vipOptimistic
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always we had a delightful dining experience at Cafe Normandie. The service and the food met all of our expectations. The only drawback (and this is NOT a complaint) is that it was a bit hard to understand our server through her mask. She was very sweet about it and repeated herself until we understood what she was saying. This will not stop us from going back!

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RaoulT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice day exploring Annapolis. Walked by Cafe Normandie and thought it looked good, and we weren’t disappointed. Totally impromptu visit and glad we stopped in

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JeffersonS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were tremendous. Highly recommend.

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EmilyK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to dine outdoors during covid. Cafe Normandie exercised additional precautions, like adding planters so people couldn’t walk between the tables. We felt super safe and they added adorable touches to make it feel like we weren’t just eating in the street. The food and service was wonderful, as always.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Normandie is a fantastic french cuisine dining option that is practically our primary goto when in Annapolis. We enjoyed a fantastic brunch enjoying an incredibly priced bottle french sparkling rose'. Always on our list to visit again whenever we are in town.

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vipEKZoo
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy our dining experience here, escargot, veal & quail. All is delicious. We were to full for desert.

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vipAliceS
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel and I definitely will return. The Halibut was amazing and showing up for 1/2 price wine night was a real treat ! We both enjoyed our meal, however, I would not order the grilled artichoke again. Service was great

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AnnapolisResident
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and exceptional wait staff! Going back again and again

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Enophile
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good service. very nice location.

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vipJenniferM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The restaurant has always been a favorite. The food and service are consistently excellent. I visit family in northeastern France regularly, and the meals at cafe Normandie always take me right back.

I do think that the artificial floral decoration looks a bit dated. The exposed timber & plaster could be beautiful on its own.

Also... maybe have a good hard cider on tap? I’ve never been to a restaurant in Normandy that didn’t offer carafes of cider for the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The experience was good, but not memorable. I would eat here again, but it is not at the top of my list. This is a very similar restaurant and atmosphere to La Chaumiere in Washington, DC, but that’s where the comparison stops.

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Cata2y
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! The lamb chops were cooked to perfection as was the Ossobuco. I strongly recommend Café Normandie for a special night out.

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GlennA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable evening with no rush from the staff.

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WhitneyF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in Annapolis for the weekend and kept hearing about this place. It was fantastic. I will come back when in Annapolis.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had just gotten engaged that day and wanted to go somewhere nice, with good food.

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the way we were greeted to the absolutely delectable appetizers and meal were way above the bar. I was extremely impressed. I was not surprised by what we experienced based on the wonderful reviews by everyone we spoke to before we dined ourselves. Our evening could not have been better. The only thing that I can critique is the eclair that was tasty but kind of soggy like it was previously frozen. Great restaurant. I will be recommending it widely to anyone And everyone coming through Annapolis!!!! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Service is so friendly and food is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! Everything was lovely and felt very safe with COVID compliance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is fantastic! I ordered the mussels, and they were amazing! I never had mussels that big before and the presentation was beautiful. My family and I enjoyed our experience there and we are looking forward to going back! Authentic French cuisine at its best!

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vipBBuck
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was outstanding, service was fantastic and I will go again and again

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ProHistorian
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anna, our server did an excellent job during this difficult time. We have been dining at Cafe Normandy for decades and (ordinarily) love the quaint cozy charm of this small restaurant. We were a bit hesitant to come back so soon given the size of the space, but they have limited indoor seating and expanded the outdoor area. We were well spaced out from the other diners. What COVID has changed here is the excellent food and wine at reasonable prices. It is now the only placee in Annapolis where one can get classic French appetizers such as escargot and bone marrow, and dishes like quail and duck. Their goal is to provide a leisurely paced European dining experience and not just turn the table as quickly as possible. We very much appreciate this approach, but if you are they type of diner who wants to get in and out in under an hour, you should mention it.

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CandaceW
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant in Annapolis. The calamari and blueberry salmon were outstanding!!!

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vipLeeB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and superb cuisine. We’re never disappointed with this French gen

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vipEKZoo
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for an early dinner & everything was great. We ate inside so they’re were few dinners due to covid 19.
Hope for a recovery soon & we will be back again.

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EvelynM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A provincial French restaurant with pleasant ambiance, excellent food, and friendly staff. We loved our experience

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BarbraM
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here will be a must do for our family from now on!

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Gary
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were able to have a table out front on the sidewalk. Servers were attentive and the food was delicious. The total cost of dinner for the two of us with tip was less than $125 so this is a great value for the money.

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ChristiB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food (CALAMARI!)....and the service! Excited about the new back bar and will try it next time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent! Best escargot I ever had. Every dish was delicious! We are planning our next date here!

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Amos
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first dining experience with Cafe Normandie. Atmosphere was pleasant although very tight quarters with seating arrangement. Staff was all friendly but service was a little slow. Food was very good until the desserts came. We were extremely underwhelmed. Both our desserts had little to no taste and seemed like they were defrosted from a box of something you could find at Costco or Sams. I would recommend this restaurant...just skip dessert

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DavidS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We are frequent visitors. Highly recommend.

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CaraD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice location, the ambiance is quite romantic and cozy. The food was just okay though - I had the baked brie, salmon and fruit tart. The baked brie was good (not amazing but good), salmon was delicious - not overcooked though the side of somewhat bitter vegetables didn’t go with the rice with carrots and peas. Also the fruit tart which I was looking forward to more than anything had a bitter taste. Not good. Our server was quite busy so not as attentive or quick as he could have been. Overall - meh.

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vipGoody
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Classic restaurant in Annapolis. Have not been there in about 5 years. The decor is very homie, has not been changed in a while. Food was very good as well was the service. We were there for restaurant week so yes it was a good value.

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GlennisC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The appetizer and entrée were very good. The bread served with the meal was outstanding.

FAQs

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

Cafe Normandie is rated 4.7 stars by 1714 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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