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“A delightful French find in Annapolis MD”

Les Folies Brasserie
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Ranked #40 of 354 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Arris T Allen Blvd.
Transit: MTA bus stop
Boulder
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A delightful French find in Annapolis MD”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Les Folies Brasserie was a delightful find on a recent trip to Annapolis, MD. We arrived without a reservation and were seated immediately. This was a surprise as it was graduation weekend in the city. This doesn't mean the restaurant wasn't busy; there was a steady flow at all tables within sight. The service was very attentive and genuine, not intrusive. Food was very good, especially the bouillabaisse. I recommend the restaurant for its atmosphere, food and service when looking for an elegant setting at a reasonable price. Within walking distance to several hotels on Riva Road.

  • Visited May 2013
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Falls Church, Va
Level 6 Contributor
419 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Overpriced uninspired French cuisine”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Had very high expectations of this restaurant given the strong recommendation and positive reviews. There is nothing better than truly delicious French cuisine. Something amazing about how food turns to art when put in the hands of a trained chef. Les Folies disappointed me on multiple levels. Located in a somewhat off the traditional beaten path of Annapolis. I reserve judgement of Les Folies' location, exterior appearance, or hokey painted French flag, solely due to the kindness of the complimentary valet. The ambiance of this legendary restaurant is stuffy, nearly antiquated, and on the fringe of pretension. Our troll like server could be similarly characterized as the aforementioned ambiance. Service was accurate and generally expedient, but our primary server came across as angry and arrogant. Our food carried with it, again, the same attributes as Les Folies' ambiance. Understandably, French cuisine carries the refined deeply rooted tradition of a society and culture far older and richer than that of the US. That being said - the cuisine here, while daring to confirm to tradition, lacked the inspiration and grace of it's roots. There was no passion, little ambition, and spotty technique. I cleanse my hands of this overpriced, over hyped institution for the Annapolis bourgeois who really seem to be unaware of what they are missing in truly outstanding French cuisine.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Nads82
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Annapolis MD
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best French Food in Annapolis area”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Always attentive service, fabulous food with a choice of daily specials that feature what is freshest locally. What ever you order here, you can't go wrong. Our go to restaurant with friends, family and clients.

Visited May 2013
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Centreville, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fine French”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Best French restaurant in Annapolis. You will not go wrong here if you enjoy traditional French cuisine.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Ron S
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Charlottesville
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good french place”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Slightly pricey but worth it. Great ambiance and service.
Food was great. Coq au vin could have used some potatoes and veggies with the entree.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Marcel56
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