Cafe Normandie

4.6
1857 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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RogerL
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience, great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Great breakfast! Pretty awful dinner. Overcooked filet mignon is criminal, accompanied by equally ruined foie Gras, and I've had better vegetables on airplanes. Wait Staff are wonderful and hardworking. Shame their chef let them down.

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vipEricA
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service…definitely coming back!

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vipYSIHWEIL
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the service great

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Brie appetizer, spinach and mushroom crepe were outstanding. Scallops and risotto as good as any we’ve had. Service was perfect. A nice place to go and not rush!

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JesseR
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a place with a relatively calm atmosphere that has friendly service and great-tasting food, then Cafe Normandie is an ideal pick. There are also nice wine offerings and neatly presented dishes.

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2fallschurchfoodies
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great value. Great menu. Will be going there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday and 4th of July

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vipJMPA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the exception of 2020, I have traveled domestically and internationally much of my life. Last night I returned to Cafe Normandy for the second time after a three year hiatus. It was all that I remembered it to be. Without qualification this is one of the best French bistros I ever encountered either in the US or France. The 1/2 roasted chicken is exceptionally. Like every other restaurant, I'm sure staffing is an issue, which made service a little bit slower. However, it is certainly worth a five or ten minute wait.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellently prepared, delicious to taste, and nicely served. Restaurant ambiance was very warm, even cozy, and staff was attentive and easy to deal with. Excellent choice for any occasion.

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vipChristopherJ
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have enjoyed this place many times which is why we chose to visit for our anniversary. But Cafe Normandie has fallen down a bit. The room is cozy as ever. The waiter forgot our appetizers and there was some confusion about when to serve the salad which i suspect led to the chicken being put in a warming oven, it was very dry, a shame, it has always been a favorite. The apple tarte tatin was good but chocolate sauce with profiteroles was nearly tasteless. The dinner plates were not cleared until the desserts arrived and had to ask for water, all early on a relatively quiet evening. So whoever supervises the front of house needs to up their game and the food needs to get back to where they were. It may have been an off night, covid has taken a toll on restaurants, and we have enjoyed enough meals there to try again.

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MeganB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great service! Steak cooked just the perfect medium, wine was delicious and dessert chocolate bar was a great way to end the dinner.

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PeterD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Truly extraordinary food. I have ordered duck for forty years all over the world and would put last night's preparation among the top ten. Chateaubriand was very good as well. We found it a surprisingly good restaurant.

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BriK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was my family's first time at this restaurant. I made the reservations as a way for us to do something different together. It was the best (restaurant-related) decision I've made in a while. The food was absolutely fantastic! The duck I ordered, which I tend to be wary of, was surprisingly tender and scrumptious. The escargot, which I initially didn't want to try, was marinated and dressed in this exquisite garlic butter sauce! It was marvelous for the first time!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Annapolis. Excellent food.

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vipMRE21
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening this time celebrating a late Mother’s Day and early Father’s Day. The food was excellent and though understaffed due to a last minute schedule change the servers were attentive and friendly.

One guest and her family tried to ruin things for everyone else but failed miserably so be mindful if you see a negative review around the time of this one.

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vipDangerous
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two couples for Sunday brunch. The food is consistently excellent at this restaurant. One of us had the mushroom and spinach omelet with Bechamel sauce and others had the veggie omelet. I mentioned to our waitress that after eating the omelet I’m going to stop making them at home and just come to Cafe Normandie for my omelet fix. I sincerely meant that. Service was outstanding— friendly and helpful but not intrusive. This is one of our favorite Annapolis restaurants, especially for Sunday brunch.

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MNvisitor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BillC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
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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Neal
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
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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vipsusanj
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 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
49 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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vipCWC1
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. Service was wonderful and the food and wine delicious. We were able to enjoy being out with friends again without feeling rushed at all. The gazpacho soup and roast chicken stood out as favorites. Nice wine list.

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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:)

FAQs

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

Cafe Normandie is rated 4.6 stars by 1857 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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