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About Cafe Normandie

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 26 years.

185 Main St
Annapolis, MD 21401
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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

Cross Street:
Conduit Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 263-3382

Website:
http://www.cafenormandie.com/

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

Catering:
All catered events are custom-designed to accommodate your needs.

Parking Details:
Public parking garage, Noah Hillman Garage.

Executive Chef:
Jean-Louis Evennou

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

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

Cafe Normandie Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Authentic (27)
Good for a Date (27)
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Neighborhood Gem (24)
Cozy (24)
Romantic (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Business Meals (11)
Casual (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Slow slow service ... never got some of the things we ordered ... waiter seemed nice but overwhelmed ... terrible service .

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Wonderful table by the front window; waitress was outstanding and accommodating. Cream of Crab soup was delicious as always as were the main courses of veal scallopini and the trout. We’ll definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place is great. There's a reason it has been around so long. Fantastic French country food in a cozy old-world setting. Very good value for the money as well.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I had dinner there for our 36th anniversary. I contacted the restaurant and asked for a nice romantic booth. The manager responded back to me and assured me that she would take care of my request. We arrived on time and the table wasn't ready so my wife and I were given complimentary glasses of wine. The meal and ambiance was great. We enjoyed it so much that we are coming back in three weeks with our family! Great place!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful meal and lovely wines. Tables are a little tight.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the appetizers entrees and desserts. The service was spot on.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lovely restaurant cozy atmosphere however the food was good but I didn’t think it was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fabulous experience! Good, service were impeccable.

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 (Toledo)·Dined on November 5, 2017

30th birthday dinner. Very good food and service but noise level was high.
Overall very nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was a birthday celebration for my wife. Food and service was excellent. I wish they had a small cake to offer.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Cafe Normandie is an authentic French restaurant with a casual but elegant vibe in Downtown Annapolis. Not pretentious but lovely - fireplace in middle of restaurant makes for a lovely fall/winter dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We came for brunch and the food here was delicious and the service was good.
I kind the waffles, which I felt were a bit pricey based on the accompaniments, but very tasty!
My friend had the eggs benedict, which she said was delicious.
I would return to try out their dinner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The meal was fine; however, the bill had hidden charges -- each of the drink orders were inflated where one became two, two became three or four. Thus, the overall bill was about $70 higher than it should have been. When we questioned the waiter, he quickly said he must have made a mistake. Suspicious!! We wondered whether he was trying to put something over on a lively group of six friends. Beware!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Lunch as good as dinner

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food is great and we would recommend it to anyone who likes French cooking.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful food, as always. We had lunch with a friend visiting from Europe, and she exclaimed that she felt like she was eating in France!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food, great service and a very nice ambiance. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

One of our go to restaurants in Annapolis. Great food, great service, fantastic European type ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and service is consistently the best. Reservations necessary weekends.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always consistent in quality and taste, the Cafe is a joy to experience. An extensive menu becomes all the more memorable when everything on it lives up to expectations. The service is attentive and unobtrusive and the atmosphere is convivial. We have dined there for many years and have never had a bad experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went with my sis for her 60th...lovely, relaxing afternoon. Felt we were welcome to linger as long as we wanted. Food was perfect, except for the fries...not so much! The pear martini was fabulous, as was our service! The location is right in the hub of downtown Annapolis...perfect!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Simply amazing food from start to finish!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great venue, great food, and overall a great time! Will be returning soon!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Party of 6, at the round table. We had great food, very nice service... and delicious meals.
Jean-Louis, the chef and owner (always a good sign) worked really hard (with boat show season) to make sure all meals were on time and perfectly prepared
The wine also was very nice.
Excellent address in Annapolis!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, our waitress was lovely. I advised of an onion allergy. I questioned onion content in the meal I ordered. The server checked The kitchen and came back and said there were no onions in the ma il. When the mail came to the table there were shallots in the sauce and the entire plate was garnished and chives. When I sent it back the mail that returned was a simply grilled breast of chicken. Had I known that I would’ve ordered something else.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Terrific! Food was great, service excellent. Been going here for about 37 years. Still terrific!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love this restaurant but last night, a Saturday, it got mixed reviews. The featured Provence Rose was very nice — and a good value. Our starter, Calamari Provençal, was well prepared and tasty. Entrees were trout and crab cakes. The trout was well prepared but not exceptional. The crab cakes, though, were extraordinary! All lump crab—stuck together mysteriously. Crispy, browned edges. Amazing taste. Just as good as could be. Missing though was our server. Too busy they said to serve the wine himself. Missing when we needed salt. Absent when he should have asked if everything was ok. Not around when he needed a water refill. But he showed up to toss the check on the table without a comment. No question about dessert or coffee. No thank you. Too busy, it seemed, to focus on diners . A 10% tip was we thought quite generous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were in town for the boat show. (There was also a Navy football game that day.) taking both into consideration, the restaurant did a good job keeping up with the demand. The appetizers were fantastic; the escargot tender and garlicky. The table next to us had the Brie and French onion soup; not a morsel left. My husband had the bouillabaisse and thought is was okay. I asked for the filet to be pepper crusted. The meat was very tender. I asked for medium rare and it came out rare; but very good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great ambience and food. Interesting pairings of flavor. Creative. Server was a bit green thys lacked attention to the requisite details.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was as usual a wonderful experience in the heart of Annapolis. Service was prompt and polite. We had made a particular coffee request for our arrival and there it was right on time....simply great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great as always. Very busy Saturday night. I had the Surf and turf...crab imperial, shrimp provencal, and filet. Cooked perfectly. Daughter had veal francais...perfect. Mom had the special, halibut with figs. Lovely presentation, great flavor and texture.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always good, Cafe Normandie is one of those restaurants that seems to get better with age. Excellent French country cuisine. Tender and tasty veal, outstanding trout and duck and very good beef. Try it and you'll see for yourself.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service and food have always been great at affordable prices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A place to go for an outstanding evening---excellent food ,nice wine list and the staff makes you feel like its worth the expense. I will make it a destination restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Attentive, efficient service and excellent food including crab cakes, halibut for the fish special, and crepe Annapolis with seafood filling.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We were first brought upstairs to a small, unattractive room even though we had elderly members of our group. We refused this table, asking for a round table downstairs. Told that was for 6, while we had 4 . Waitress was not familiar with the special menu, forgot our coffees, forgot to split the bill as we requested. We have dined here often over the years. Beef was tough, artichoke barely edible, crepe caramel tasteless. On leaving we noted the round table had 4 people seated. You have lost us!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Café Normandie is always an excellent choice for authentic French cuisine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lovely; easy to access while shopping; friendly; excellent menu; careful staff; looking forward to dining there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

So delicious!!! Try the specials and the escargot

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 (London)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very interesting. Arrived and waited 10 minutes to just check in. Squabble got going between two hostesses. Not pleasant. Apparently someone that had no reservations Thoughts they did. One walked out and quit. Got to table. No menus. Waited long time for basics. Drinks were so bad we sent back. Steak knife? Had to ask. Good waiter but he was slammed. Not sure will return.

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