Cafe Normandie

4.7
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1731 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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vipMRE21
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful dinner celebrating my parents' anniversary, look forward to our next visit

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vipElizabeth
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Awesome food! Seemed to be understaffed; service was very brusque and rushed

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SusanM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Normandie is one of our favorite restaurants and we went there this time to celebrate our daughter's birthday. As always the food was very good...so many wonderful choices it was hard to decide what to order. We loved the booth we requested by the fireplace. The outdoor ambience with the lights and space heaters looked lovely too. We will be back again soon!

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JohnB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Melbourne was great

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vipPetunia
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the esthetic of the restaurant. The food is delicious and authentic. Great wine. Café Normandie consistently over delivers for an amazing value.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated 35th Wedding Anniversary on Oct 12, 2020. We wanted French food and took the recommendation of a friend to try here. Probably the best recommendation I have ever received. Escargot, French Onion Soup, Chef Jean Louis Special, Crepe Normandie and Brandy soaked Cherries over Vanilla Ice Cream. Great bottle of wine and glass of champagne for a toast to 35 more years. The food was cooked perfectly and the service was impeccable. If you do not eat here, you are missing a wonderful experience. My wife and I give it 5 stars all the way around.

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vipBrenna
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved everything we ate and the portion sizes were very generous! Our server was busy, so she wasn't as attentive as we would have liked, but overall we very much enjoyed ourselves and will be back next time we are in Annapolis.

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DougC
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous menu of delicious french-inspired food! Difficult to choose which appetizers or entrees to order since they all look wonderful. A real pleasure :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for a date night and this place did not disappoint. The steak my boyfriend had was delicious and my scalloped linguine was perfectly splendid! Will definitely come back here the next time we visit Annapolis!

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Brad
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants

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vipGinaP
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!!

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vipGinaP
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot day enough! Amazing meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I’ve been to this restaurant a few times with friends, so I suggested it to my boyfriend as a nice spot for date night. I didn’t expect them to be that busy on a Wednesday night so I neglected to make a reservation, although it seems it wouldn’t have mattered if I had anyway, given the experience we had. We arrived at 6:30 and were told all the tables inside were full (Covid 50% capacity) and we could wait for a table to dine outside. I declined because I was chilly and asked if we could wait to dine inside, and was told the tables were all reserved for the night. I assumed some of those tables were ones posted here on Open Table waiting to actually be reserved, so I checked my app and reserved one available for 7:30. We left and waited the hour, and arrived back to be told our table wasn’t available yet because people were having dessert. The hostess suggested sitting at the bar “to get started” and we agreed. Several minutes passed sitting at the bar (directly in front of the open kitchen) watching waitstaff frantically run around and we hadn’t even been asked a drink order. All of this could’ve been overlooked, had we been seated within 20 minutes or so, but we sat at the bar until 8:15 until I finally said something. At this point, we only had waters, no bread, food and drink orders had been taken, no soup yet. We saw a table near the bar finish and get cleaned off so we wondered about that table for us. The hostess explained she “did not know” when our table would be available and that particular table was “already reserved”. But how is that possible if our table was reserved for 7:30 and it’s nearly 8:30 now? I also ordered a drink, but was told they were missing two ingredients. So I order another, missing the main ingredient in that as well. I settled with what my server suggested and eventually we were sat and had everything brought to us at once. This was the first time I’ve had such a negative experience here and my boyfriend and I were both disappointed

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KristinG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, I go for the escargot 🐌

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Nahhhhh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great and explained everything . We didn’t have a bite leftover

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SusN
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in Annapolis. Food & menu choices, service, atmosphere & prices are worth many times visits. I've enjoyed breakfast, lunch & dinner & Cafe Normandie does not disappoint.

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vipJopyxis127
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food, outstanding service. It was half-price wine day so we also enjoyed a full bottle of French wine for $27. Lovely.. highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
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.

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 1731 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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