Normandie Farm

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$30 and under
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American

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Enjoy fireside dining in our distinctive and rustic Restaurant. The French Decor creates a Classic and Unforgettable Ambiance while enjoying Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch or Afternoon Tea.
And Normandie Farm is Your Holiday Dining Restaurant. Join us on Easter Sunday, Mother's Day and Father's Day for our Upgraded Buffets, Adults: $60.00, Children 12/Under:$15.00
Also, the Best Live Entertainment in the DMV. Join us & Enjoy the Awesome Talent in Margery's Lounge....PLEASE NOTE: Lounge Reservations "Are Accepted" by phone only! Online reservations are seated in the Main Dining Room, Porch or Terrace Room.
We welcome you to enjoy this Unique Dining Experience! Attire is Casual and we offer Plenty of Free Parking!
Normandie Farm....A Touch of France Right Here in Potomac!


Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00am - 11:00am
Sunday,8:00am -10:30am

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Adults: $36.00 Children: $14.00

Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 983-8838
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cary G. Prokos
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Private party facilities
Normandie Farm Restaurant..Conveniently Located in Potomac, MD, Enjoy the Unique Classic Ambiance of the Main Dining Room & Adjacent Rooms, for Your Special Occasion! Chef Owned and Operated, we Offer You Years of Experience and Dedication to make Your Event Truly Special! Parking is Complimentary
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Catering
“You’re Special Occasion Restaurant”

Chef Owned and Operated, Normandie Farm Offers You Years of Experience and Dedication for Your Special Occasion! Whether your Event is Large….250 guests or Small….15 Guests, We have a room to Comfortably Accommodate Your Guests for Your Celebration. We offer Affordable Packages and No Site Charges and Plenty of Free Parking for Your Guests.

We welcome You to Visit Us at “Popovers .com” We are Always Here To Serve You!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Democracy Blvd
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Parking details
Plenty of Free Parking!
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Entertainment
Margery’s Lounge the best in Live Entertainment in the DMV! Full or Lite Menu, Fine Wines, Spirits and Ports. Check our event schedule @ popovers.com, From the home page...click on News/Events....from the drop down....Event Calendar for Our Talented Entertainers. Please note: Lounge Reservations are not accepted on Line and must be made by phone to the restaurant, NO Exceptions
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Reviewed on October 25, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Food and variety were very good for a Sunday Brunch. Service was poor as servers disappeared half way through meal and never returned. Had to ask manager to clear table and bring fresh silver ware for deserts. Staff seemed annoyed that customers were still inh restaurant at 1:30 pm.

L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Reviewed on October 13, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Wen have eaten here 3 times and have always had a great meal! Usually there is a group of us and the food comes out all at once and is hot and great!

SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Reviewed on August 28, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

We were married here in November 1999 and return often for special family dinners and the occasional romantic evening. Still our love!

L
Washington DC
12 reviews
Reviewed on August 18, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Great Popovers. Menu selections are standard and the restaurant appears to be geared towards an older population.

d
Washington DC
23 reviews
Reviewed on July 9, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Bounteous buffet on Sunday brunch -- huge cold table with salads, fruits, pate, etc. Popovers served table side, one per diner. The hot table had many dishes (macncheese, coq au vin, fish, roast beef, etc). IMHO, food is good for mass produced buffet but not inspired -- like good cafeteria food. Strikes me as a place to eat with parents or grandparents but not a place for foodies.

P
Washington DC
32 reviews
Reviewed on June 23, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Absolutely awful food. The ambience is outstanding, and it is a quiet dining room with excellent service. I had some doubt about whether the dish they served me had even been cooking that day.

CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Reviewed on June 10, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Lovely experience for a retirement party I attended!

C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Been here for brunch before and was impressed, this visit a little disappointing. The clams and oysters did not appear to be fresh and the tasting of them confirmed this. The rest of buffet was average, but not as good as previous years. The waiter was terrible, hard time getting refills on coffee and beverages, plates were piling up on table. Had to request butter when bread was served.

S
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I hadn't been to Normandie Farm in 25 years. I went for an event and the food was very good. Returned for St. Patrick's Day. They had a great musician and very good food. I will return soon.

JM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. we all thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. Normandie Farm is a special place to celebrate events. We love Marjorie's as well. Thank you to everyone who made our daughters birthday special.

LB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The best part about my brunch was the oysters and the smoked salmon. The rest of the food tasted ok but who wants cold eggs benidect? Ok room temp. All the hot food was room temp. I asked for coffee and never received it. Our table was situated so that when the front door opened it blew outside air right on us. That will be the last time I go.

G
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The place is less charming then it was years ago. Foot and selecton was not at the level of expectstion. Appetizers with exception of one were all see food based or fish. Should be a better balance.

m
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner! Wonderful service from our waiter Tuirdad! Love this place

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday brunch was fantastic! Many breakfast options including omelet station, breakfast meats & potatoes as well as pancakes & waffles. Lunch foods included beef stroganoff, veal Marsala, coq au vain, and multiple carving stations. The raw bar, salads, and breakfast breads were also popular. So many choices on the dessert bar-our favorite was the trifle & lemon cake! We are surely stuffed.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we were extremely impressed. Very classy restaurant and the food is exceptional. The service was fit for the ultra-rich. But the prices didn't require you to be ultra-rich. Not inexpensive, but equivalent prices to other "nice" restaurants that are of less quality. Not a family restaurant - we were glad we left our kids at home. We'll definitely be back.

JA
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a marvelous meal at Normandie Farm. The Beef Wellington was cooked perfectly, and Normandie Farm is one of the few places where it is available in the DC area. My wife ordered the swordfish special, and again it was cooked to perfection. The popovers were fresh and steaming hot (delicious). Our server, Mike, was attentive, but not overly so. He made sure everything went smoothly

k
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I would recommend it just because I'm hoping we had a less than average experience. My steak was overcooked, and the second one was tough. My husband fish was "ok". Not bad and not a wow. The appetizers were nice. The server was great, and we loved the space. We will try it one more time before ruling officially. :)

G
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Classic french farm food served in an interesting setting.

TL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Charming as always!

VA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Normandie Farm is a cozy, relaxing place to have a meal. The food is delicious, and there are lots of choices (even for vegetarians). The popovers just out of the oven are still as delicious as ever. The staff was attentive but not overly hovering over us. I would certainly come back again, especially to celebrate a special occasion or even as a "pick-me-up."

H
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Normandie Farms of today is heartbreaking if you know it's history. I hadn't been there in ten years. It doesn't look like a penny has been invested in the building. The hostess/owners wore sweatshirts at the hostess stand!! What?! While you still get your popover, the buffet was a cheap imitation of what used to be high end splendor. With a stale crust on the deviled eggs, there is no way I was trusting raw oysters. If you go regularly, then maybe the slow decline hasn't been noticeable. If you're returning after some time...you will be crestfallen.

JK
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Based on the reviews we thought this restaurant would be a no brainer but our experience was very different. The biggest issue was the intense competing noise levels from different music groups. In one section of the restaurant there was loud opera music and in our section there was a Jazz Quartet that was playing too loud for dinner music. It was impossible to have a conversation in what we were expecting to be a relaxing dinner. The food was okay not spectacular as the reviews suggested. Part of the problem could have been the poor environment. The host was clueless on how to control or lessen the noise level. One of the other guests got up and addressed the situation by closing the door leading into our section but the section where the opera music was blaring still had its doors wide open the entire time.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great staff, great food. Highly recommended.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Reservation went well, everything was on time, our table extra small, my wife was freezing they placed us next to the kitchen entrance, I sat looking to that curtain during my dinner so my wife could get a better view. Food was excelente though as well as service.

LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’ve been going to this place for over 20 years and was in shock with the horrible experience. I know that it was a busy day, but man, they where bad. The only decent service we received was from the hostess.
We arrived about 10 min early and where sat with in a few minutes. But where never given menus. We waited for 15 minutes at the table before even being greeted. And that’s after I flagged someone down. Omar, our waiter was kind of cold and really showed no interest in serving us. I had to ask him again for monies and a wine list. I ordered a $35 dollar bottle of wine, that came warm to the table and it shouldn’t have been. We even had to ask them for a chiller. Ordered a lobster bisque that was also cold. Got our food fairly quick from the limited menu, which was odd. We ate our entire meal without even being checked on. I realized half way through the bottle of wine that it was the wrong year, it was a 2017 versus the 2014 we ordered. One of the managers was walking around , but never stopped in to check on us. Anyway, I had to voice my opinion to them about our experience, in which they did comp the wine, but never even apologized. I won’t even go in to details of the rest of the evening at the piano bar.... long story short never again will we go back, which is a shame sine the brunch menu is usually very good. That being said this kind of service appears to be more common these days at any given establishment.

j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We like this restaurant a lot. The menu and ambience is a bit of a throwback. But it is quite wonderful. The food is especially very very good. the smaller side rooms can be cozy but also can be hot or cold depending upon the weather.

f
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Brunch

BB
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant exceeded our expectations. It is a traditional American high quality restaurant that has been there in one form or another since the 1930s. The focus is on great classic recipes done exceptionally well. I think it would be hard to go wrong with any choice. We had the clams casino & escargot to start with crab imperial & beef wellington entrees. Each dish was just right, including the large popovers that arrived ahead of the appetizers. We regret waiting so long to check this place out. We will return many times! Great for all occasions.

B
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to keep returning! Menu specials are terrific and staff is very helpful knowing the menu well.
Be back soon.

OJ
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience. Old world ambiance. Able to converse with fellow diners in a regular voice. Food prepared excellently. Can't wait to return.

SM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s still the best special occasion restaurant anywhere - have been celebrating there since I was a child.

S
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was average, but the service was very poor. The bathrooms are an embarrassment; they are 40 to 50 years old. The bin that was supposed to be used to dispose of the used paper towels was full and guests were obliged to throw the used paper towels on the floor near the bin.

Anthony Bourdain once said that "if the bathrooms in a restaurant are a disaster, the kitchen is likely similar".

PA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Gazpacho came without the listed avocado slices. Chickes was so dry it did not "stay together" when cut.

CD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to place starting with breakfast and ending with dinner. The popovers are divine. Chef Carey and waiters, Tony and Noel make me feel at home yet treat me like royalty. I brought hundreds of people here and all loved it.

C
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very accommodating wait staff, great food, amazing popovers.

EB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on a snowy evening, so it was not very busy. We were given a table next to one of the fireplaces, as were most of the guests that evening. The food was great and the staff attentive, but not in the way. Warm popovers were a welcome starter. Our entrees came with grilled vegetables which were crisp and tasty. The flank steak was delicious as well.

This is a great place for special occasions. They have plenty of room for larger groups as well.

KK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was pretty good but not the quality you would expect for the price you pay. Individual sodas are 3.50 each-no refills. Very quiet restaurant.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. Will definitely return!

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very good restaurant. We have been enjoying the last 10 years

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! Best high quality Brunch BUFFET I've had in decades! Lots of food options and all are DELICIOUS FOODS! I recently found out Normandie Farms did a Sunday brunch buffet!!! Heard they had many options of high quality offerings and that they would offer an even more extensive array of foods for New Years Day Brunch. I hear that their usual Sunday brunch price is a bit less than the special holiday New Year's brunch price, yet it was well worth it.
NORMANDIE FARMS DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!!

My husband and I celebrated our 2019 New Year's Day 26th Anniversary there and LOVED the Foodie experience! Equally impressive was their friendly and very attentive (yet not intrusive) staff. There were many patrons, yet you felt like they wait staff was fully aware of you...your main water and 2 other wait staff members pleasantly refilled water, drinks, coffee timely and unobtrusively.

The restaurant has a nice quaint French provincial intimate home several rooms all separated by wide connecting doors allowing an open airy feel but low noise. They can accommodate a large amount of people and it was full for New Year's Day brunch, yet still a nice mellow ambiance that allowed for private conversations and an intimate dining experience to go with the delectable food. Now that we know of its greatness, we'll definitely be going back there for Sunday brunches!