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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Special Occasion (36)
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Authentic (32)
Romantic (32)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Cozy (15)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

Everything was wonderful. Our waitress was very attentive and so sweet. We had the duck confit, rack of lamb and salmon. For dessert we had beignets with ice cream and chocolate mousse cake - delicious! My husband and I can’t wait to come back and try something new!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Always exceptionally good. Classic French - it’s the closest you will come to dining in France. A real gem.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Without a doubt the best fillet I’ve ever had. The Caesar salad is fantastic and you have to get a soufflé.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Made our reservations through Open Table but when we arrived, the reservation had not been added to the restaurant reservation list. After a very awkward discussion, we were seated in an overflow area with less ambiance than the rest of the restaurant. We have eaten here often and have always enjoyed the wonderful food — this was no exception BUT we will never make a reservation there again through Open Table, we will call the restaurant.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Fresh and delicious Bronzino. Good snails, onion soup. Delicious desserts too. Even the carrots tasted special!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Took my wife for her birthday. Very nice restaurant designed to look like a european outdoor patio experience. Food was very good. The chocolate souffle was amazing. Our waiter was very "old school" professional. We had an amazing experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been here many times. Food without fail never disappoints...Wine list is nice and reasonably priced. This occasion, we had the most arrogant waiter I have ever experienced. Truthfully, he was snobbish, obnoxious, and felt serving us was far beneath him...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Authentic. Excellent quality food. Easy access/parking.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We celebrated 2 birthdays and had a great time. Our server was very personable and made it a fun experience

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding value !!! Great French food... always check out the daily specials

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Les Folies has been a favorite of mine for years. The food is always good and well prepared. The owner of the house greets everyone like they are family. There is no rush. Les Folies is terrific for a special occasion at dinner. Lunch also is always delightful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Les Folies has terrific french food and, unlike many Annapolis-area restaurants, is quiet enough for easy conversation. Great for business meetings, quiet dates, or any other occasion where a calm quiet atmosphere will facilitate conversation.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic food, service was out of this world. I would definitely recommend this establishment for a romantic evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As usual, the food was excellent and the service impeccable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We are tourists in Annapolis and came to this suburban restaurant because of high ratings on Zagat, TripAdvisor and open table. We accordingly had high hopes but were disappointed. The ambience and service were pleasant enough but the food was only adequate. Not bad but nothing that would rate a return visit. My supposedly dry wine was too sweet and I left off drinking after a few sips. The dessert tart, while prettily presented, was poor in that the crust was not fully cooked. I scooped out the fruit filling and left the rest. All those rave reviews did not translate into a memorable evening for us, alas.

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·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great experience as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Exquisite food. Wonderful menu selections. Appetizers lovely. Desserts home made and really tasty. Elegant settling. Only downside for us was the waiter. He seemed preoccupied and not personally interested in us. Moderately friendly. B minus for the Waiter, alhto the service was B plus.
L.S.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was good. Had a great meal, service was impeccable

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This is my second time visiting in three weeks....delicious trout almondine last visit and perfect ris de veau....a rare delight in Annapolis. Perfectly cooked, lovely sauce and great cappuccino. I want to go again and again!

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

If you can't get to Paris for dinner anytime soon, Les Follies may be your next best option. Classic French cuisine is impeccably prepared and thoughtfully served in a charming, Arte Nouveau setting. This little bistro is a neighborhood gem, intimate, romantic and perfect for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The New Year's Eve dinner was perfect. A well informed wait staff and prompt service without rushing us made a very nice evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food never disappointed in the menu or service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent!

The parking was easy and convenient.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have enjoyed meals at Les Folies many times. My husband and I have eaten dinner on New year's Eve for many years. We enjoy going earlier before parties begin. A quiet dinner is what we desire on New Year's. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Staff very attentive to repeat customers. Our waiter somewhat cold

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went here for my husbands birthday...his choice. It was our 1st time. We had a 6pm dinner reservation on a Saturday, but it wasn't crowded at all. The waitress was very attentive and helpful and was knowledgeable about the menu items. We had escargot and calamari which was pretty good. I had crab cakes which I did not love, but they were ok. My husband enjoyed his duck and our older daughter enjoyed veal. Our younger daughter didn't love the beef tenderloins, but she said it was ok. I had a french martini recommended by the waitress, which was delicious...I had 2. The bread pudding was good, creme brule was just ok and the apple tart was ok.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

our middle school daughter started French lessons and has been asking to be taken to a "fancy French restaurant" we decided that lunch here would be part of her Christmas present. She passed on the French inspired fare, (not us) but we all had amazing meals. DH and I will be back for a romantic dinner on date night soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Waiter carried between rudely arrogant and cold. When I asked about preparation of beef Wellington, he quipped that they had been practicing and knew how to prepare it. When it arrvied, it was still refrigerator cold inside. He had to take it to be repeated but no apology, and thereafter was curt. Food was adequate but nothing special. Wine list was expensive and not impressive.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My daughter and I have always enjoyed Les Folies for special occasions over the years. This past Christmas Eve, while our menu selections were wonderful, our server was very obviously wishing she was somewhere else. It took her nearly 15 minutes to take our wine order, and then it was at least half an hour until another server brought the bottle to the table, opened and poured. Our server had walked by many times with individual cups of coffee to nearby tables, without even acknowledging us still patiently waiting. Our apps and entrees met our high expectations, however, we did not see our server throughout, and so did not feel inclined to order dessert or coffee, as we always have in the past. Payment was made using cash and a Visa Gift Card. She brought back the gift card , thinking it was a credit card and kept asking how much I wanted to charge on it. I explained twice, that it was a Gift Card , counted it out for her, inlcluding her tip. At this point, my daughter and I figured she had been celebrating early. It was annoying and took too much time. She was unapologetic at any point in the evening.
We left feeling very disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always, Fabulous Creative Food, Fantastic Service, cant say enough about the ever wonderful
Professional Server Paulina. Who Always remember s your name and has your favorite drink ready for you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lovely place with great ambience and delicious food… So glad to be back there after many years away from Annapolis… Still one of my favorites

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food and service were great. The place is overpriced, but the ambience is very nice. However, I told the restaurant in advance, TWICE, that we would be celebrating a birthday. Having been assured, TWICE, that it would be taken care of, turns out it was not. The birthday was ignored and forgotten. When brought to the manager's attention, he sent a slice of chocolate truffle to the table. A charge of $8.50 was added to the bill to cover the chocolate truffle. Pretty shabby treatment from a supposedly high-end restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service and the food was excellent. Has become a regular for us

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed the meal and atmosphere a lot. A bit different because you need to ask for your check when you're ready to leave. They don't give it to you - they let you relax as long as you want. Food was good - a tad more expensive than the Google places rating, but it was very well prepared - and you can access the menus online so it was no surprise.

Get the Escargot. So good.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Les Folies can be relied on for excellent food and pleasant professional service. In addition to the regular menu, there are usually a few specials offered. We enjoyed fresh anchovies with small fingerling potatoes and Dover sole on our last visit. The wine list is reasonably priced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

What a great place to go for more than just good food. It makes you feel good also!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wonderful authentic French bistro fare. Great atmosphere and service.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 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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