Normandie Farm

4.3
1863 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Enjoy fire-side 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 Dinning Restaurant. Join us on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Day for our Upgraded Buffets from 10:30 -7:00 pm, Adults: $56.00, 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 Causal and we offer Plenty of Free Parking! Normandie Farm....A Touch of France Right Here in Potomac!


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Private dining
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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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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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
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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

Private Dining

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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D
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Wonderful seating and ambiance. We were there for a birthday celebration, but have been many times for non-special dining.

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C
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Requested a quiet table. Relatively few guests in the restaurant, but we were seated between two large parties. The service was okay, but not exemplary. We began with the asparagus, alleged to be accompanied by balsamic vinegar. There may have been some, but it was elusive. The Beef Wellington was interesting - the pastry was well prepared, but the beef varied between medium well done and raw (we requested medium rare). It was also nearly tasteless.
All in all, an interesting experience, but not one we would ever repeat.

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TK
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've dined here several times and it's always great. The food is superb and the service is what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant. I recommend the sea scallops. They were among the best I've ever had.

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Normandie Farm because of the quiet elegance of the restaurant, staff and the great food. Very special place that we rely on for special occasions and for just plain lunch or dinner.

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MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every year for an anniversary brunch. We can’t wait to return!

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is very good! Fresh oysters, fresh vegetables, etc. The taste is good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Service sub par. Food was bland- taste nonexistent

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DW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Normandie Farms is a staple of the community and consistently delivers in offering delicious food, excellent options for all food preferences, and fabulous service. With all these positives combined with the ability to park and to enjoy a meal at a leisurely pace, our only recommendation would be to update the dining room and bathrooms to freshen up the decor.

Lovely evening! Delicious food!

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JO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Crab cakes had a little too much filling. Other than that, things were fine.

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MJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

At times the service could be a little better. The two of us felt as though we weren't as important as the larger parties of 10/12 and 6 sitting near us. We felt like it might have something to do with how much tip the wait staff thought they would get. Maybe we were just a little frustrated. The staff is pleasant enough to say the least and once you have their attention, they are absolutely on top of things. The food is as awesome as it was last year when we were there for our last anniversary. It was just as great as I remember from my childhood too. We also were asking about the popovers only to receive two fresh ones that I brought to my aging Father who can't get out anymore....how great was that! Thanks for a great anniversary brunch.

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The serving staff was very attentive and management compensated for an error in our food order by offering drinks. The crab cakes did not measure up to our expectations. The lump crab had too much filling. But everything was served hot and the aesthetics were wonderful. We will definitely return for another meal.

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KC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was abysmal. Had three different waiters in the course of a meal that took nearly two hours, when it should have taken half that time. The food, however, was terrific.

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HS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Das Restaurant entspricht in Ausstattung und Anspruch einer "Normandie Form. Die Speisenkarte ist reichhaltig, jedoch nicht überladen. Das Vorspeisengebäck als luftige Weißbrotkonstruktion ist witzig und schmackhaft. Mein Essen mit Grouper-Fisch war vorzüglich. Das Haus ist zu empfehlen

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i
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and the food selection for the Sunday brunch buffet was fantastic!

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We used to come here once a week until we moved. Sadly, the food has not kept up with its past reputation. Host and waiter were great! Decor is okay. I think they need to replace the red , old rug. The popovers were way over cooked on outside , eggy on inside. My salad was drenched in dressing. French onion soup was okay . Out of 4 meals served, only 1 person enjoyed theirs. Very disappointed with short ribs and chicken piccata.

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f
Washington DC
183 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The sea scallops were great, moist and just right. The vegetables that came with them were also fresh and varied. We were there for lunch on a weekday. It wasn't crowded at all.

Didn't like the servers, however; all men, it looked like. They were a bit on the condescending side. Could learn to be friendlier and nicer.

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MH
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother brought us to Normandie Farm Restaurant when I was a child for birthdays and othe special events.
Now as a Medicare recipient, I have continued, over the years, to enjoy it’s quiet ambience, fine dining and their famous Golden, hot Popovers.
I would dine here once a week it I lived closer.

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VP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner took me there for my Birthday Lunch so I am writing the review.

We went walking at Great Falls Park in the morning and then went to the Sunday buffet for a fine lunch.
All the food was excellently presented and beautifully prepared. I sampled dish after dish and to pay them the highest complement, ever thing reminded my of my mothers gourmet cooking.

The service was excellent and the people were all super nice. One will definitely find many many things that they like and the cost is minimal for the quality of the food served. True Five Star Dining!!

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b
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Three of us had a terrible experience at Normandie Farms. Our waiter took our order: one salad, a second salad to be split for two people, and three entrees. Our wine and popovers were served. Then one salad was brought. Thinking the other two were on the way, we patiently waited, but nothing else came. So we called over the waiter to ask where they were. He and the asst. manager discussed this and told us we only ordered one salad appetizer, one dinner salad, and two entrees. We were really surprised at this because the waiter had repeated our order. After restating what we actually ordered, we were told that the other salads would be right out. Twenty minutes later, no salads had appeared. I told the asst. manager that if they didn't show up immediately, we were leaving. They didn't, so we got up from the table. Suddenly, someone was there with one salad, not two as requested. We left. I called and spoke to the manager, Kay Hussein, the next day. Turns out the waiter and asst. manager took no responsibility for their mistake and instead told him we changed our order. He apologized and said he would call me the next day and arrange for the three of us to have dinner on him whenever we wanted. Still waiting for the call. I don't expect to hear from him. The incident was handled very badly and I would definitely not recommend dining at this restaurant when there are so many other choices.

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O
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 16th anniversary here by enjoying an amazing brunch!

Outstanding food!

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B
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to take friends here. Food is consistant and great quality. Service is wonderful and specials change often enough. Will return soon.

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NM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been going here for 30 plus years....a reliable place. Chef Cary 👍

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S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was very helpful in explaining menu items and making changes we needed to accommodate a gluten-free diet. The pop-overs, as usual, were a real treat (except of our gluten-free guest, of course.)

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SL
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The restaurant failed below expectations. Food on the buffet sat a long time and was not replaced or refreshed. It lacked creativity and execution. Veal Marsala and Beef Stroganoff tasted identically. Deserts were soggy and clearly recently defrosted. We celebrated b-day and they brought the cake before the birthday lady came to sit at table.

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AL
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Normandy Farms is a lovely restaurant. Our food was very good though the beef tips did not have much flavor. The haddock and the salmon were very good. The oysters and the calamari were also very good! We were celebrating a Birthday. After dinner the waiter surprised us with a ‘happy’ dessert with a lit candle which was delightful. When we arrived the dinningroom was freezing cold so they did adjust the temperature. There was an extremely noisy table of about 10 people which made it hard to hear. The table sang happy birthday 4 times to one person! We were hoping to go into the bar afterwards to hear the music but unfortunately the wheelchair lift was broken.

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OT
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The brunch buffet was extremely good and varied. It contained a number of items not usually found on such buffets, like veal pate as a starter and English trifle for dessert. We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch experience and will return.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us were celebrating a birthday. I had booked well in advance, since that day was also Bastille Day and I expected it to be crowded. As it was, at 1:00 on a Saturday, the main dining room was nearly empty, which was great for us, as it meant we could converse easily. My friends and I loved the pop-overs and thoroughly enjoyed our meals (two orders of scallops, a duck, and a quiche Lorraine). I had mentioned the birthday in the reservation, not asking for or expecting anything special, but without a word from any of us on the day, the birthday girl was presented with a special piece of chocolate cake with a single candle, all very low key and gracefully done. It put the icing (so to speak) on a lovely meal. She has been coming to Normandie Farm since the 1940s, and it's lovely to be able to continue the tradition with her.

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d
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Went with spouse for brunch buffet. Decent selection of breakfast and lunch items, but mostly bland, and definitely not worth $36/person. Large ceiling fans over buffet/dining room rapidly turn hot foods cold. Tables too close together. Despite website stating coffee is included, we were charged for coffee. Popovers are bland, dry, and overbaked. Not sure what all the hype is about.

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RW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Margerie's Lounge has great dancing music many nights. And full restaurant menu.
We go regularly!

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t
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING was wonderful. A very good experience.

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RU
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Overpriced for what you get. I've been to far better Sunday brunch buffets. Overall, I was a bit disappointed with the selection. My server was great though!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been here many times for the Sunday brunch because i like the food and the services so I booked the restaurant a month before Father's Day for a Sunday brunch buffet. However i didnt get any notice that the buffet will be $59/adult on father's day until i arrived on that day. Compared to the regular $36/adult, i didn't see any additional foods or services that can make up the $23 difference except the crowds. I am so disappointed!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fathers Day buffet was great!

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j
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They have a huge capacity, and the buffet line still doesn't get backed up. Some of the items are absolutely delicious while some aren't that great. I can assure you though that you won't leave without being very full. The price has gone up to a place that isn't pleasant, especially since they charge extra for orange juice. Also, considering how many people are there the noise level isn't bad.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Father’s day

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my father’s birthday and Fathers’ Day.
We had an enjoyable time together

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s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

When I reserved I was sure to mention that this was a birthday celebration but they never acknowledged that even after I mentioned it to our waiter.
It felt very rushed and hectic...

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My family and I went to Normadie Farms for an early Father's Day celebration. It is clear that the restaurant is riding on the coattails of its past reputation. The food choices for the brunch were plentiful but not cooked well. Many of the meats were very dry and seasoned beyond edible, the "salad bar" was mayonnaise based vegetable or pastas and their "famous" popovers were burnt lead balls dropped to the table . Service was slow, it took 20 minutes to get a cup of coffee at the table and to make matters worse there were ants crawling all over the pancake sign and on my daughters plate. I think for the amount of money Normadie Farms charges for a brunch that the quality of food, and selection represents 2018 and not 1940. I would not go back, I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend and I can't be the only one in the DMV that feels this way.

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F
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The Normandie Farm offers a very pretty decor, very good food, a quiet atmosphere propitious to group conversations. The service, however, is not always as attentive as it should be.

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and our server (Kristin) was a joy. We were celebrating my wife's birthday along with our son and daughter-in-law. All of us had a wonderful time.

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