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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for a Date (27)
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Special Occasion (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Cozy (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Romantic (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Business Meals (12)
Casual (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Fun (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Went there for our anniversary. We greeted well enough, but our waiter pretty much ignored us. Our appetizer came out, but I had to hunt someone down to get bread. Food took a long time to come out. Overall very disappointing service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was problematic. Sat and sat and sat after hostess brought us to the table. No one came by. After some time I went up to the bar and asked for some service.
Our server did apologize and said she just missed us. Uh, we sat across and down a few feet from a table she was just at. Dommage!Place was not busy at all—approx 5:30pm on Sunday.
The roast chicken and liver dishes were excellent. Soup of the day (Black bean with lamb) was excellent. Desert (fruit tarte) was excellent. Service just wasn’t on a par with prior visits.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We thought the food was excellent but the hostess and wait staff were brisk - perhaps overworked. No one checked on us until we were done and I couldn't get a water refill. Noisy space.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Portion sizes were generous, If you go before 6:30 there is an "early dining menu" where you can get 3 courses for $30. There are a lot of different options to choose from, portion sizes are fairly large for some dishes, moderate for others.

Service was meh, took a long time to get drinks and waitress wasn't super attentive. But overall a pretty good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Had the early dinner special $30.
We enjoyed it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Very nice menu. Food preparation exceptional. Service was very poor. Attention to detail lacking. Basic things like supplying a spoon with soup, small plates with appetizer platter and steak knife with entrecôte. Ruins the whole experience. Unfortunate.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely , food is great!!

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 4, 2017

outstanding food-fine wine-just a wonderful dinner

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The place is darling and conveniently located. Service for Sunday lunch was terrible. Drinks forgotten, food cold and incredibly over priced. I would not recommend to anyone.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was excellent, very fresh and really prepared the way it is supposed to be. Congratulations to the chef! The service was pleasant and overall, it was a very nice experience and I would return with great pleasure!
Thank you!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We hav been to this restaurant many times over the years. It was disappointing this time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a great lunch at Cafe Normandie the other day. My coq au vin was delicious, as was my wife's grilled halibut sandwich. They offer a very nice selection of French wines by the glass that provided each of us the opportunity to create a perfect pairing. Our server was friendly and efficient. Always one of our favorite spots whenever we are in Annapolis!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I always like my experience at Cafe Normandie, it is one of my favorite places downtown. I always get escargot and the roasted duck even though I always mention that next time I am trying the scallops. I finally saw the scallops, and I have to make an effort to try those next time. That particular dish looked divine! I always go to the roast duck, it’s superb. The raspberry sauce is a perfect compliment to the duck. It’s a brilliant place and it’s a great place to gather with close friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been eating hear for several years. Always a good meal. We went back Saturday morning for breakfast, eggs Benedict was very good. Croissants we're underwhelming.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Have eaten here a few times , breakfast, lunch and dinner service and food is great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food!

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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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 (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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Lunch as good as dinner

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 (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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