About Les Folies Brasserie

Les Folies Brasserie is ideally located in the Parole area, minutes away from downtown Historic Annapolis. Diners enjoy an atmosphere that is both warm and inviting with the soft tones of Art nouveau decor and Etched glass dividers and Parisian street lights. Above all you will enjoy our exquisite french regional cuisine.

2552 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Basque

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Arris T Allen Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 573-0970

Website:
http://www.lesfoliesbrasserie.com/

Entertainment:
Les Folies presents special events such as Bastille Day celebration, Beaujolais nouveau event, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras, Jazz night or Broadway shows. Please check website online for updated schedules.

Catering:
Les Folies offers on-site banquet facilities, business meetings and off site catering.

Parking Details:
Valet service on weekend and special events.

Public Transit:
MTA bus stop

Executive Chef:
Jean Claude Galan

Private Party Facilities:
The award winning cuisine of Chef Jean Claude GALAN is also available for private parties.

Private Party Contact:
Alain Matrat: (410) 573-0970

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Les Folies Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for a Date (33)
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Authentic (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Romantic (27)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Business Meals (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of the iconic restaurants in the area, but more importantly a great place to have a fine meal with impeccable food and incredible wine! I have dined there for 25 years and Les Folies is one of the most reliable fine dining establishments in Annapolis and the surrounding area.

George Wilson

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Asked for a quiet table, but were seated in the middle of the restaurant - it was noisy.

However will return, but lunch would probably be quieter

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Let Follies Brasserie never ever disappoints. Great menu, fanulous service, authentic cuisine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Once again we had a first class dinner at Les Folies! It being a Monday night only a few tables were busy so we almost had a waitress to ourselves. My lamb chops were cooked perfectly, but the winner of the evening was the bouillabaisse that two members of our party ordered. The green salad appetizer was excellent as well, as was the Caesar salad. We finished with Good cups of French coffee and delightful desserts. Always an excellent, authentic, French dining experience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had Sunday evening reservations with our family. Appetizers consisted of oysters, calimari, mussels and escargot which were wonderful. The main street courses were rack of lamb, steak friet and Dover sole which was filleted table-side. The meal was enjoyed by all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Truly first class service and food! The presentation and dining create a perfect French restaurant atmosphere. We dined at the restaurant to celebrate a birthday, but anyone who wants to have an elegant night out will not be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent French food; always great service and wonderful fois gras!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I planned a Thanksgiving at Les Folies with my family and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Our waiter was attentive despite having a full section. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our Server Carol was fabulous as always.
Paulina our other server always goes above and beyond.
The food Amazing!!! The service Impeccable.
The atmosphere romantic, professional and personable.
You are truly made to feel like a guest in this Restraunt.
Highly recommend for any Occassion.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Just love it. Food exceptional. Unobtrusive service. Fabulous sole. A great muscadet. A wonderful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place ....first time find and awesome dishes

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always enjoy dinner here, great food and friendly/attentive service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a wonderful meal at Les Folies! Les moules et les frites étaient parfaites! Superb with a bit of bubbly. Les Folies never diappoints!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a lovely birthday celebration dinner. As we have come to expect, service was attentive without being intrusive, the food was well prepared and very tasty (I had the rack of lamb and the birthday girl had the Dover sole) , and we shared a souffle for dessert. We had the baked mussels before the meal and they were delicious, as well as the vegetable soup which reminded me of some delicious soups that my grandmother made in my youth.

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

I'd listened to the adds on WNAV in Annapolis and wanted to try French cooking. I saved money to to take my wife out for our 20 year wedding anniversary with high hopes knowing it was not going to be cheap. The bread and water came quick, I had to flag a waiter for a drink after 20 minuets. Overall we felt ignored like we didn't belong . Maybe because we were two and NOT a group. The greeter who was also the bartender was somewhat condescending in how I ordered my martini. The food, what little there was, was tasty but barely warm. I guess this was truly the "French"cuisine experience. I'll take the warm smile and generous portions of an average American restaurant any day. I don't mean to be so picky but when a business tries so hard to get you there and touts it's self as having such a high standards, then it should deliver. I was tempted to share our experience but that would have not been fair hard working employees behind the scene.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food wonderful as always - the Dover sole is perfection. But the service surprisingly was off - slow and forgetful. A busy Saturday night, but that's not a good excuse.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wonderful birthday celebration! Terrific food that never disappoints!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Some of the food was ok. They sit everyone on top of each other. I would not recommend this place.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

As usual, we had a great dinner. It was my birthday. They are always nice, but they were even nicer on my birthday. The food, service, and ambiance were all superb.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious and we loved our waiter who has been there for 21 years!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious and very good servers! Smiles everywhere!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fabulous food and service. Wonderful sophisticated restaurant .

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful dinner experience. Everything was excellent from the ambiance to the food to the service- exceptional. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

First time , great food and service, will go back in the future...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience! Les Folies always exceeds expectations in all areas. My absolute favorite French restaurant. My friend had beef tenderloin and I had the mussels and frites. Delicious! Am already looking forward to returning.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We visit this restaurant three or four times a year and it is alway very good. We both had veal dishes that were excellent and prepared as requested. We shared a bottle of Cote du Rhône Rose that was more sweet than I prefer, I did not expect that for a French Rose and it had a fresh “grape” aftertaste. There scalloped potatoes were not memorable.

For desert we had a Grand Mariner soufflé that was excellent and truly delicious! We shared it along with Tarte tatin which was lacking that absolutely wonder taste that we had previously, it might not have been freshly baked that day, disappointing.

The overall dining experience was calm, adult, and charming. Our waitress was tops.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Free valet parking was available and very convenient. We were greeted kindly at the host stand and our table was ready even though we were about 15 minutes early. Our drink order was taken upon being seated and arrived while we discussed the menu. The menu offered choices for all palates. Courses were presented at a pleasant pace allowing enjoyment of each course with time to enjoy conversations. All of our seven entrees were enjoyed. The ambiance of the room was pleasant with an appropriate noise level. We enjoyed our time at Less Folies and look forward to returning to enjoy some more selections from there menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The four of us each had a splendid meal with excellent wine and ambience. Truly delicious and beautifully presented French cuisine. Always a pleasure to eat at Les Folies!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Authentic French food. The people at the next table were actually French. Very nicely prepared food. Good service and the owner greets the patrons, which is very nice and considerate.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always excellent. Special favorite are the liver & onions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always, we had a wonderful time and delicious food. Delightful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Staff was exceptional. We were celebrating two Birthdays and an Anniversary. Food was great and everyone was most accommodating. Our 3yo grandson became ill shortly after ordering . Mom and child had to leave. The staff never showed annoyance and was most gracious especially our waiter. The food is always great and this is a favorite restaurant for us.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We returned to this wonderful Brasserie to meet up with old work colleagues and to meet the new babies and grandchild...The staff could not have been more helpful and understanding. The food was 'out of this world' and even the 4 year old had a soft crab all by her self !! The Dover sole and oysters were wonderful.Everyone had a wonderful time "catching up" and holding 6 month old twins.
Thanks Les Folies Brasserie for being so helpful...you all are the best!

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary so I was looking for something different than our usual choices. I am a big fan of classical French cuisine and a friend recommended Les Folies. As soon as I saw that one of the specials was Beef Wellington, I knew I had chosen well. The Beef Wellington was superb. Every aspect of the dish was wonderful. And we had one each of the chocolate and raspberry soufflés, which were also executed perfectly. This was our first time at Les Folies, but we will not wait for a special occasion before returning. Our waitress Carol also helped make this a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Fantastic French offerings that never disappoint. Very friendly and efficient staff. Great place to celebrate any occasion or just for great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Les Folies Brasserie has officially become my favorite local restaurant. The service is always amazing, the food is so flavorful and delicious, and the atmosphere is so cozy. Its a great place to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or a quiet and romantic date night. Every aspect of my dining experiences has been nothing less than exceptional. There is absolutely nothing negative I could say about this place.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very pleasant for my wife and me to celebrate our birthdays. Good food in an elegant atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Les Folies continues to be a wonderful place for great French cooking and attentive service; it is one of our favorites.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was my wife's birthday and she loves French food. I told the restaurant that it was her birthday way ahead of time when I made the reservation. When we got there, it was just as if I never said anything. Nobody did anything special for my wife at all. The food was superb, my compliments to the chef, but unfortunately the waitress was not. The woman had absolutely no knowledge of French, I ordered “La Bouillabaisse des Pecheurs,” but ended up having to tell her in English because she was completely clueless. So, I waited until the end to see if they would offer a dessert, a piece of cake, or something for my wife’s birthday, well, no nothing, nada! She brought us the bill and that was the end of it. I have dined at hundreds of restaurants here in the US and overseas, and I baffled by the poor judgment of not making this a special occasion for a first time customer. They definitely lost my business.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Walked in to see and old friend the maître d' Jean MICHEL reception food service five star plus it does not get any better

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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