Cafe Normandie

4.7
1801 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
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vipDeltalee
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service; great wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and everyone was very friendly.

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SueC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food.. lovely wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Great bouillabaisse!

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vipNeverAgain
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 31 March 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
24 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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4800West
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 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
10 reviews
Dined on 27 March 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
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

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

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ArnieB
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic flavors and portions. Highly recommended. Consistent quality over more than 20-yrs I've enjoyed it

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vipscuffle
Baltimore
43 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Utterly charming interior, decorated as if one was in a rustic french inn (though I think they could cull some of the fake flowers). Service was very pleasant, but slow. It was restaurant week and they could have used one more server.

The french onion soup was marvelous. I'd go back just for that alone. Rich broth, a wealth of onions, the floating bread cut to the correct size and thickness, the gruyere melted down the sides of the ramekin. Lovely, just lovely.

My entree was the duck with berry coulis, roasted potatoes and some carrots and haricot vert. The duck was 2 legs and part of a breast. It was nicely cooked, but not a standout. Same for the veggies, which still had a bit of bite (which I like). The roasted potatoes were wonderful.

Dessert was creme caramel, which is very similar to a flan. Nice, but not terribly memorable.

Would I go back for the atmosphere, the soup and to try some other items? Yes, I would.

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Jean
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Good social distancing, one waiter was wearing his mask around his neck. Excellent value during restaurant week. Food, as always was outstanding. Our waiter was new and not trained. (All businesses are having trouble getting employees. It pays more to stay home.) I had to ask 4 times for cream while my coffee got cold. He brought the coffee in a chipped cup. We had a good time and a wonderful meal.,

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LuLess
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

One of my favorite places! Pate, cheeses, crepes, desserts... wonderful!!

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vipKimW
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Cafe Normandie and have never been unhappy about a meal there, and the Restaurant Week lunch was no exception. We feel like many restaurants try to "phone it in" for Restaurant Week, but Normandie's service and portions were outstanding. This is one of our go-to dinner spots already, but now we have become lunch menu converts as well. Support this unique local spot!

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HeyYou
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very delicious, presentation fabulous! Highly recommend!

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AnneS
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very good we sat outside so as far as noise level it's on a street/sidewalk Great service - had escargots and salmon with blueberries and it was delicious

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Lionheart
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Been going to the cafe for years; it never fails to please.

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vipKurtS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love the atmosphere of this restaurant. The food was amazing. The service was good, but not great. Will definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Safe for my daughter with celiac!
French Onion soup and Brie with honey and almonds are the family favorite starters. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the quality of service and the food. Half-price bottles of wine on Wednesdays was a really nice gift. We had a lovely bottle of Bordeaux. The escargots were impeccable

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vipEliza
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The best home fries there are! Also the best omelet I’ve ever had. Absolutely outstanding, will come here every time we’re in Annapolis

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TaraP
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing. Staff delightful. We ordered escargot app and Scallops & Duck entrees- everything cooked to perfection. If this isn't on your favorite list, it's because you haven't tried it!

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vincentc
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Cafe Normandy. The food is great & the service is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Service was outstanding. We had an enjoyable experience at the restaurant. We are definitely going back soon and taking friends and family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service was fantastic. Will be back!

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Lime
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The server whose name I can’t remember was forgetful had to ask about a drink twice. And gave us a container and then told us that it was on the floor? So why did she give it to us? It was strange. The risotto was ok the scallops were a little salty. My husbands ribeye was great though

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GettyS
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of dishes, wine, and the ambiance! Unbeatable! Go for Wine Wednesdays!

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vipDeltalee
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Cafe Nornamdie is like coming home. It’s warm, cozy and relaxing. The food is terrific and the service makes you feel right at home.

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vipfoodfan
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to Cafe Normandie for the delicious and succulent escargot, but always find another wonderful dish and that night it was the Roasted Corn Risotto with Scallops. The risotto was perfectly prepared and the scallops were plump and beautiful.
(We loved our waiter too.)
We feel so lucky to be able to drive downtown and have such a fantastic meal.
Very lucky and appreciative!

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WendyI
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We lucked out and got a last minute reservation d/t the bad weather and cancellations. We were staying right around the corner so we’re able to walk. The ambiance was great, the service impeccable but the real star was the food. Both my husband and I agreed this was the best meal we have had outside of Paris and in our top 5 dinners ever. My husband had the Osso Bucco and I had the Veal Francais. We savored each bite as the food was so good. Would recommend without hesitation!

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Izzy
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service and food!
We love the atmosphere as well too. It was very romantic! We will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another delicious brunch. Everything perfectly cooked.

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vipJeanetteR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat to dine at Cafe Normandie! They did a great job of separating us from other diners and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and brunch. Worth the stop

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HeatherO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love going to Cafe Normandie. The service is always excellent and I like the cozy ambiance. Their French onion soup and chateau Briande are excellent!

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annapolis1
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service excellent and delicious food! Highly recommend!!

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viphappy
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally the best restaurant experience I've had in awhile. From the food to the ambiance, it was tres magnificent!

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vipEKZoo
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always enjoy Cafe Normandie. Food is delicious.

FAQs

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

Cafe Normandie is rated 4.7 stars by 1801 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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