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Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD
Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD
Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD
Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD
Cafe Normandie, Annapolis, MD

Cafe Normandie

4.5
4.5
2441 Reviews
$30 and under
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 35 years.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 263-3382
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jean-Louis Evennou
  • Catering
    All catered events are custom-designed to accommodate your needs.
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Annapolis
  • Cross street
    Conduit Street
  • Parking details
    Public parking garage, Noah Hillman Garage.
  • Public transit
    Gotts parking garage less than 10 minute walk.<br />Can park at Stadium and take free shuttle to Main Street.<br />
  • Entertainment
    We feature a monthly Cabaret evening with featured duo, Love Story.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for brunch

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for fine wines

  • Greater Annapolis

    Romantic

  • Greater Annapolis

    Good for special occasions

2,442 Reviews
  1. DavidT

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food risotto was best I ever had and mushroom crab appetizer was amazing. Seating was a little to close and noise a little to high

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  2. Marty

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of a few favorite go to Annapolis restaurants when in town.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere!

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  4. Carlosd

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cafe Normandie offers a good but not overwhelming number of menu selections that set it apart from other restaurants in Annapolis. The food was great, the prices are reasonable and the staff was friendly and accomodating. We had a slight delay for one of our orders, but great communications on the part of our server helped to smooth over this minor inconvenience.

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  5. Drkr

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As locals, we have had the opportunity to become regulars at this gem, where that has come to mean once every two weeks or so. On our most recent visit, my wife had soft shelled crab almondine, and I had one of their special Normandie-style crepes, this time filled with seafood, mushrooms, in a lobster sauce. Ceasar salads for starters, and our traditional Sambuca (with coffe beans) to finish. There are good wine and drink offerings as one might desire. We already are looking forward to our next evening at Cafe Normandie.

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  6. Jeff

    Baltimore

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Cafe Normandie! Service and food were fantastic. Highly recommend!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was Ok. Main courses were not amazing, albeit desserts were good.

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  8. Lnrfla

    Baltimore

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner of Soft Shell Crab and trout…perfectly prepared. Lovely house salad. Wait staff is delightful.

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  9. jds5082

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and wine list,one of our favorite restaurants in Annapolis! Service is always friendly and professional.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed in what we thought a French Chef would be executing. The duck confit tasted almost as if it was boiled. It did not have that fall off the bone inner layer and the crisp outer layer that should have been cooked in the duck fat. The chilled pate did not have that much flavor. We were told they had no grainy mustard to accompany the pate. Ordered some old stand-bys after that. Trout almandine was ok. Pools and pools of butter are not really necessary. Veal Francaise was below average. Not at all what it should have looked like or tasted like. The beans and carrots were bland and the carrots completely raw. I thought this may be our new Monday restaurant but not now. I guess tourism makes this place survive.

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  11. Hepton

    London

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent good food and service. An Annapolis star for many years. Sound level is good even on a busy Saturday evening. Good portions and good value for money. Excellent value wines.

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  12. Mary

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Omelets were good! Service was rude. They kept justifying mistakes and arguing with us. One girl rolled her eyes when I asked for salt and pepper.

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  13. AlbrowderJr

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Already looking forward to next time

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  14. 2014AU

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the excellent meal, the swift and friendly service, and the excellent wine list. A terrific birthday celebration!

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  15. calzin

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been here many times over many years. Tonight was an off night, by comparison with prior visits. Service was slow and a bit clunky (2 orders messed up, both corrected). Food was good, but not as stellar as it has often been. Usually 4-5 stars; tonight was only 3.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was forgetting to bring us the drinks for a while. We had to remind her about it at least 3 times. Plus she was not the nicest person. She start talking about specials then left without finishing and saying anything and brought us specials. When we were asking questions about menu she was answering not that enthusiastic. Overall we love this place and we will come back since it’s the only time when we had a bad experience because waitresses that we most of the time have answering all our questions and some of them already knows our order. This experience was not the most pleasant one but we will be back)

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  17. BillC

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service in the ambience of a Parisian brasserie. Wine specials included a bottle of Sancerre Rouge at a really good price point. The charcuterie board is a classic French appetizer with authentic French bread. Our entrees were the roast half chicken & frites and the sautéed veal with mushrooms in calvados. The chicken was fall off the bone tender and the frites, well there’s a reason we call them French fries. The veal was likewise so tender and dressed in the calvados sauce. Rich and velvety with a side of potatoes and onions. Carmel was our attentive and efficient server. Food, service, ambience…as they might say in France, “Parfait”!

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  18. KeiraS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for brunch after searching for a brunch spot online and were really excited about the breakfast crepe. Upon arrival we were seated and only given a regular menu and when we asked about brunch we were met with attitude from the waitress about that day being the last day of restaurant week (even though we were not even given a restaurant week menu). She then brought us one and we did the 3 courses for $25 (a steal!). We both ordered the croque madame (croque monsieur with an egg on top), and were brought a traditional croque monsieur and then met with attitude AGAIN when we asked the waitress and were told me ordered the wrong thing and needed to have ordered an egg separately even though it did not say that anywhere. The food then all came out piping hot and we burned our tongues. The interior of the restaurant is nice and food tasted good otherwise.

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  19. RonnieH

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was restaurant week. The special menu had good choices, and everyone was happy with her/his food.

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  20. OscarV

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was full but good service. The food was delicious.

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  21. NR94

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for restaurant week: and it was amazing, as always. The trout almondine is exemplary.

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  22. CarolR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great French food and good service. We had a cozy spot by the fireplace. It does get loud in there, as it was quite full. Not sure if it is quieter upstairs.

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  23. MaryW

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Normandie is our fave in the winter especially when we get a seat by the fire. Love the caramel salted martini and the goat salad. We went last night for restaurant week and had a great time. Titian’s our server was too busy though she provided efficient and gracious service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I love to sit at the back bar area…watch the kitchen, and enjoy the sweet service. This visit was soup and trout and it was delicious….❤️

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation and were seated immediately, but then waited 20 minutes before finally giving up and flagging down the host to let them know that we still had not seen a server. It was several more minutes before we saw a server, but when the server appeared, they were polite and friendly and gave us a heads up that there was only one cook in the kitchen. We primarily ordered off the restaurant week menu, but also splurged on an order of escargot. The escargot and the warm goat cheese salad were both fantastic. The mussels were well cooked, but we both agreed that we preferred the Italian style preparation to the French preparation, which was lacking acidity and had an aftertaste of anise. The desserts were good but not great. My dining companion was rather irritated that she had ordered a creme caramel when we initially placed our order, but when it was time for dessert to come out, she was informed that they had sold out of them.  It took two hours to complete the meal, which seems excessive for a weekday lunch. All in all, it was a fairly lackluster experience, but I’d probably come back for the escargot and the warm goat cheese salad. I’ll just make sure I leave myself plenty of time.

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  26. CateB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Amanda was great but the restaurant was busy and support staff seemed very overwhelmed. There was a good 5 minutes between 3 appetizers arriving and the 4th coming out, for example. But the food offset the service delays. We still miss Les Folies, but Cafe Normandy does a good job of filling that hole.

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  27. LisaH

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit to Cafe Normandie reaffirmed how much we like this restaurant. Not only is the food delicious, but the service is impeccable. Our waitresses and the other servers had to go up and down a steep flight of stairs throughout our 2-hour stay, and they were smiling and charming the entire time. Even the hostess greeting was most pleasant and welcoming. We dined during Restaurant Week, but all the menu items are available at other times as well. The Trout Almondine was as tender as it gets. And I think Cafe Normandie has the BEST eclair anywhere. We will be back!

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  28. Kostasgal

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable. Atmosphere cozy, warm and welcoming. Sadly our food was highly disappointing. There was no flavor in the duck. The French onion soup had no depth flavor in the broth. The cheese was not guryere and had the texture of over chewed bubble gum. It was a very tasteless meal.

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  29. MarshaW

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous Restaurant Week menu! Great service and quality food!

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  30. Allie

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe Normandie is always a local favorite and love to support our local businesses especially during restaurant week. The restaurant was hopping during lunch and so service was a bit slower than normal; but pack your patience. Our server was great, always smiling and was not flustered. Starters of french onion soup, pate, and entrees included mussels and croquette monseur; all delicious and tasty.

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  31. Annam

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our restaurant lunch meal very much. The menu choices were excellent and the 3 course menu was a plus.

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  32. Bearkatz

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Always like this establishment. Sunday was busy which may be the reason that service was unusually slow and we had difficulty getting items we ordered and the attention of wait staff. Still, food was good and atmosphere excellent.

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  33. cristinap

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was nice that Cafe Normandie offered gluten free options for Restaurant Week and the server was knowledgeable about the different options.

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  34. AnnM

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner. Will be back to try other interesting menu choices! Service was great, too.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff was very attentive and clearly hard working. Overall experience was good but not enough to return.

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  36. SteveK

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant week dinner. Good options. Only negative thing is they did not provide a small enough fork to get all the escargot out of their shells….and they were very good.

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  37. Miked

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal. We "forget" about this gem and each time we return we commit to keeping it on the short-list of places to go. We were seated upstairs which is a unique atmosphere in an historic building but found that the cold air from the front door below made it uncomfortable. Also, waitress seemed less attentive as there were only 4 tables in that area. Rest of restaurant is really cozy with large fireplace centered. Menu choices were extensive which made decisions difficult. Food was perfectly prepared.

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  38. Annapolis

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend and I decided to try Cafe Normandie for restaurant week and both ordered the steak and fries; the fries were great and the steak was just okay. I also ordered soup and had to ask two times to be brought a spoon. Our server wasn’t particularly friendly but also wasn’t outright rude until she told us (not asked us) to leave 9 minutes after dropping our check because the next reservation was coming. Our reservation was at 5:30 (and we arrived on time) and we were told to leave at 7:11 and again this was only 9 minutes after the check was paid for (which we promptly paid the check as soon as it was brought to us) so it wasn’t our fault we were there over an hour and a half. I’ve worked in restaurants on and off for almost 20 years and have never told anyone to leave nor have I ever been told to leave due to another reservation, but perhaps this is commonplace there.

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  39. PatriciaY

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy the lunch, honeyed Brie was very hot, entrees were good but not outstanding. Dessert was nice. We will recommend to people at our VRBO in Cape Stclaire.

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  40. EmmaRL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was aloof. My meal had to be sent back because the order was wrong. The place is freezing.

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FAQs

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

Cafe Normandie is rated 4.5 stars by 2441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Normandie

185 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Conduit Street
  • Neighborhood
    Annapolis
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Seafood, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public parking garage, Noah Hillman Garage.
  • Public transit
    Gotts parking garage less than 10 minute walk.Can park at Stadium and take free shuttle to Main Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jean-Louis Evennou
  • Entertainment
    We feature a monthly Cabaret evening with featured duo, Love Story.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 263-3382
  • Catering
    All catered events are custom-designed to accommodate your needs.
  • 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
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