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Cafe Normandie

4.5
1095 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Seafood, Contemporary French
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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
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Phone number
(410) 263-3382
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jean-Louis Evennou
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Private party facilities
Up to 20 guests in private balcony area, 30-40 guests in area of main dining room.
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Private party contact
Suzanne Evennou: (410) 263-3382
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Catering
All catered events are custom-designed to accommodate your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Conduit Street
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Parking details
Public parking garage, Noah Hillman Garage.
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Entertainment
We feature a monthly Cabaret evening with featured duo, Love Story.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1095 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My date and I both enjoy good food and a great atmosphere and this place did not disappoint in either!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of our favorite places! Extensive menu with great specials!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our meal was delicious. Our service was great. We loved the roasted chicken and roasted duck. We highly recommend doing the early special from 5:00 to 6:30. It is an inclusive meal. We ordered appetizers, salad and pate and we recommend both. We finished with the caramel flan and cheese cake and again both were delicious. The early bird menu was $30 each and well worth it. We also liked the coziness of the restaurant---it was a cold and rainy night. They have a fire in the fire place which made our dinner even more special.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As usual the food was delicious. Love the trout and they were willing to substitute a house salad for the veggies.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was a real "find" as I am not a local but do enjoy smaller places that emphasize making the food the "star". Chose Cafe Normandie as part of our "getaway" weekend. Trying to sneak into town between the end of the session and before the summer crowd, the thought of enjoying a good dining experience is what we hoped for, and were rewarded by. We shared appetizers and entrees and were not disappointed. The portabello mushroom with crab was a joint favorite. My companion was absolutely delighted by the veal as presented and my scallops were incredibly tender and flavorful. The accompanying sauces were light and kept the meals tasting fresh.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Initially, I wasn’t sure how our evening was going to turn out. We sat upstairs, which was private, but it was a warm evening and we had to have the windows open. At 6:30, Main Street was full of people and motorcycles. Lots of noise! Once it quieted down, we could at least hear each other some. Be forewarned: upstairs seating separates you only minimally from the downstairs bustle.

The food was excellent and plentiful (although I could do with a little less salt), and the service was cheerful but efficient. Emily did a great job with our table of 10. Everyone had a wonderful time!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite restaurant. Food and service always exceptional.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Super. Great food and drinks We feasted for 8 people for $50 pp including drinks tax tip for a big lunch. Just fabulous.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Haven’t been there is a long time - don’t know why!
Dinner was excellent. Lucked into early bird special. Servings were plentiful and delicious from pate, to duck to bread pudding.
Service well done.
Can’t wait to go again.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wonderful..but not worth the money. The service was ok..not great..The calamari was greasy...The roasted chicken was exellent..

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here. Thank you for the consistently good food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

With its warm ambient lighting , exposed beams ,large center fireplace, cozy eating coves, and the exceptionally friendly charming, personable and professional service provided by our waitress "KATE", Cafe Normandie rates amongst the highest dining experiences I've had yet. This is a great place for a date, a birthday a celebration or just a gathering of friends ...a very intimate setting with exceptional foods that excite the taste buds ..

If I were a professional reviewer I would rare this restaurant amongst the best kept secrets. Worthy of the trip from Bethesda MD

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent dinner - great drinks, trout, beef and cheesecake— absolutely fabulous French meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Totally satisfactory. Each and ever
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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch. Service and food was mediocre. Would not recommend for the price and lack of decent food.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very tasty, reliable & dependable service and food. I have never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife and decided to try Café Normandie on Easter. We had a wonderful breakfast. We sampled a few different items and they were all delicious and well prepared. The place was packed and the service was great. We would like to go back and order off the dinner menu.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Brunch is our favorite weekend activity. Café Normandie does it perfectly!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

There were a few flaws but the food was great: we arrived a few minutes early for a 7p Saturday night reservations were immediately told it would be a few extra minutes and would be like a glass of wine.... turned out we weren’t seated for over 30 minutes!

Apparently they took a walk-in party of 8 or 10 who promised to be done by 7. They didn’t leave until well after 8!

Then it took the server a good 10 minutes to even make it to the table. Once the food arrived things got better. Veal Normandie and grilled scallops w roasted corn risotto were both on point

I own a B&B in town and I will recommend other places for now.... could have a bad decision in taking this large party

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wait staff got my guest’s order completely wrong. Bus staff brought our Brie appetizer out without baguette. Took far too long to get the check.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Ambiance is wonderful. Warm, rustic setting is perfect for a romantic meal. Staff was okay, not as attentive as one would expect, but informative regarding ingredients. Menu was extensive, food was prepared in an aesthetically pleasing way, but a couple of dishes lacked proper seasoning. Being this was our first visit, we will offer a do-over.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Cassoulet was amazing! Put it in the menu.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had a very lovely dinner. The pistachio cheesecake was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Had another wonderful meal at Cafe Normandie after a long snow day at home. Fantastic food and a nice atmosphere. Great for a quiet evening date night.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Love the cozy French-country-inn atmosphere, excellent scallops Provençal, Maryland crab soup. Spinach mushroom crepe needed a little extra seasoning. Server was lovely, solicitous without being annoying. And really good house-made profiteroles (next rome I’m asking for extra chocolate sauce on the side).

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

All our appetizers and entrees were delicious! The Annapolis crepe while very tasty was skimpy on the seafood and mushrooms. A lot of gravy but little seafood. I was disappointed. The same could be said for the desert crepe... skimpy on the apples and caramel sauce.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great meal & service. We’ll ask for a booth next time; the table next to us had some distracting conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were very lucky that it was a not so busy night. Our grilled bronzino was superior, and crepes, to die for.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very good food but service was very bad. Our poor waiter had too many tables!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food every time, service a bit slow but manageable

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent gourmet dining with specialty food that most restaurants don’t offer. Food is excellent as is the service, and wine offerings. A little on the tight side and a bit noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Third visit to CN. Becoming a local favorite. Kate, our server, was professional and charming. Made the evening more enjoyable for our entire group.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is one of my favorite French restaurants. I was however disappointed in the wait staff. We were completely ignored in favor of an obvious frequent customer. When asked if the table they chose was good ( squeezed in next to another couple when many other tables were available) We suggested another next to the fire place, the waiter was clearly annoyed stating that he had to check first to see it was open -it was of course!
I loved the food, always top notch!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Went during restaurant week. Dinner for 4 on a Saturday night. I have not been there for dinner in many years although have been a fan of Sunday breakfast/brunch for years. Our drinks were great. Girls had a champagne cocktail (champagne and elderflower liquor). It was very nice. The guys had a gin martini and vodka martini. I have it on good authority that the gin martini was made exactly to specifications and the portion size was appropriately healthy.
We all ordered from the restaurant week menu. I had a goat cheese tart starter. I didn't pay close attention to the ingredients but it was quiche-like and had a round of goat cheese embedded. The cheese was soft and melty and it was so good I ate every bite even though it was a larger than I expected for a starter. It came with a small side salad that was excellent as well. My pork osso bucco was amazing. Portion was large and I couldn't eat it all after my goat cheese tart. I took it home and shared the remains for dinner the next day. Our servers were very attentive and not intrusive. Wonderful service, wonderful meal. Wonderful company.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Met friends here for breakfast. The food was excellent and everyone enjoyed their dishes. I had the seafood omelet and it was a good sized portion with plenty of seafood and a light lobster sauce (like a bisque). The garlic roasted potatoes were delicious and light on the garlic. Service was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Cafe Normandie offered a great menu for Annapolis Restaurant Week. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the staff treated us very well.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

As authentic French as you could find in Maryland.
We had a nice dinner, but the restaurant needs more service staff to keep up at peak time.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Went for restaurant week. It was fine and we were given a very good table. Disappointingly, the croque madam does not come with egg and the creme brulee is actually a creme caramel. Was good value for restaurant week though.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Wonderful lunch for Restaurant Week with a girlfriend. Food and service beyond reproach. Trout Almondine was fantastic! While we didn't have the mussels, the table close to us did, and they looked incredible. BONUS: Mondays and Wednesday are 1/2 price Wine by the Bottle days...

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