Cafe Normandie

4.7
1838 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 33 years.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MNvisitor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service (friendly and professional) and wonderful food. Save room for a dessert (crêpe !)

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BillC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like going back to an old friend- warm and gracious! Food was great and the early dinner selection was great

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vipNeal
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were elated to visit after reading about how this restaurant had been thriving for decades. The staff were friendly, food was delicious, and our overall experience was satisfying. Food was delicious and presented wonderfully.
Only part we thought was an issue was the ladies restroom odor being strong enough to ruin appetite.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the past year as I have missed dining in France, this has been my escape! The meals are quite authentic and the outdoor seating is amazing. Every meal I have gotten is well prepared, generous in size, and there is a great wine selection. Keep it up!! This is my number one go-to spot in Annapolis. Enjoy a nice walk around the water after your meal ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Maria
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Our server was very knowledgeable and the food was amazing. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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MicheleY
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and craft cocktails as well as a good wine list. Calamari and escargot were delicious! Service was slow and at times frustrating, but I believe they are short staffed due to COVID.... We would go back!

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food served by a friendly and cheerful staff that knows their business. The perfect mix of gourmet French cuisine with enough "tame" options to satisfy even the most finicky person in the party. Very highly recommended.

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Tracey
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the wine. The service was outstanding. Great ambience. We will go back again when we’re back in Annapolis. Highly recommend you check this place out when you are in Annapolis.

Tracey

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WilliamL
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful. We will visit again when in the area!!! Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Great food, fun time. Easier than flying to France.

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vipEsteroDiner
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fabulous French cuisine. Raspberry duck & seafood pasta entrees were the best ever. Would definitely return to this restaurant in Annapolis, MD

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vipbernardk
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we took out of town friends to Cafe Normandie and, as always, our friends loved everything about the restaurant, the food, the staff and the environment. Our server, Jissel, is a gem, friendly and personable and made the meal even more enjoyable. Cafe Normandie is our favorite restaurant in downtown Annapolis and we'll be back again soon.

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Cindy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the french onion soup and shrimp Provençal. Delicious

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vipSydney0602
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Should have read the reviews as the service was absolutely horrible the restaurant maybe had 10 people in it and waitress never came around ..Water Glasses sat empty old plates stacked up and brought out entrees then salads which made no sense....Not good experience never returning!

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Marnie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Always love their crepes and the nicoise salad for lunch. Just had one of the specials...a sea bass on focaccia sandwich and it was a bit bland. Always outstanding service and ambiance.

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vipPatriciaS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place! Great menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - great atmosphere!

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KathyG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always except for the very loud group by the front window:)

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vipmdmusketeer
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One our favorites for quiet and high quality dinner. We found it while searching for a house in Annapolis 15 years ago and have been dining there ever since.

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JulesS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, unhurried setting with best French entrees in the area. Twice as good but half the price of the "Premium" steak house I visited three days before in Annapolis. The veal chop and sauce was fantastic, rack of lamb perfect and appetizer of escargot was generous and as good as any I've had in Normandy.

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WilliamW
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Normandie is a “must stop” when visiting Annapolis. The entire experience was excellent.

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vipSpunlace
Richmond
72 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, look no further. My first visit to Cafe Normandie was 30 years ago and it is still excellent these many years later. The food was delicious - endive salad, baked mussels and duck.

Go on Monday night and you'll pay half price for their fabulous wines, including our favorite, Sancerre.

We usually celebrate my birthday in Paris but, since we couldn't go due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic, this wonderful restaurant in Annapolis made us feel as though we were only blocks away from the Champs.

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vipHarryB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The escargot, steak au poivre, and bouillabaisse was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

I had a horrible experience. The meal I ordered was cooked with wine (this was not listed on the menu as being cooked with wine) and I can't eat anything cooked with any kind of alcohol. I find out when the food came out. When I explained to the waitress that I needed something else, she told me they don't take back meals there and that if I wanted something else, I would have to pay for both. I couldn't afford that as we had saved a long time to eat at this restaurant for our anniversary. So, my night was spent watching my wife eat dinner while mine sat in a to go box in the hopes that my wife might eat it later (she hasn't). As a side note, I am aware that a lot of French restaurants cook with wine. I have never, however, been anywhere where they cook a meal with wine and that it's not listed on the menu. It's a shame, right up until that point I was having a really good time there. Feel free to go. Just make sure that you 100% will like whatever you order.

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vipCarolS
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We thoroughly love the food and service. I felt concerned about the number of guests eating in the restaurant. Wasn’t there a limit? Every table was filled

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Jess
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service was excellent! Will definitely go again.

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MattPNVPA
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant seemed a bit understaffed and that affected service to a degree. But the food was enjoyable.

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vipDeltalee
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service; great wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Several trucks and construction vehicles were located near our table in the outside space which was a little intimidating. There were only a few tables occupied but our server was hard to track down to place our order and pay our check. But I’ll always come back to Cafe Normandie. Our favorite spot in Annapolis.

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vipmdmusketeer
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite Annapolis restaurants. The food is always well done, following a menu that the restaurant does well. Excellent wine list at reasonable prices. And the service is friendly and professional. Very timely delivery of wine, appetizer and entrees. We've enjoyed Cafe Normandie for 15 years and will continue to visit frequently.

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DeniseC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and everyone was very friendly.

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SueC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food.. lovely wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great bouillabaisse!

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vipNeverAgain
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I would normally give Cafe Normandiea good review because I've eaten here many times. However, on this particular day, the server brought us cold calamari, when I told him that it was cold he placed his entire hand on of it, literally touching to see if it was cold. He took it back in the kitchen and pop it in the microwave and brought it back to us saying he reheated it. I had to remind him that he touched it and he said oh I forgot. Then the chef comes to the table to see why we had a problem with the calamari, when I explained it was cold he told me it was hot.. I said after the server reheated it, he then said why didn't you want it then, I said because the server touched it to see if it was cold.... the chef apologize and gave us a new dish. That was not good..

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vipMRE21
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went for restaurant week; phenomenal as always even when ordering from the prix fixe menu.

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4800West
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Anna was great and attentive.
It was our first and we’ll be re-visiting more often....

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TravellingGourmand
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb deal for Annapolis restaurant week, I'll definitely be back. Everything was good but the baked brie with honey and almonds was extraordinary.

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Burtan
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a lovely time getting together with friends during Annapolis restaurant week. Great value, great meals and a wonderful experience.

FAQs

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

Cafe Normandie is rated 4.7 stars by 1838 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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