About Les Folies Brasserie

2552 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Les Folies Brasserie is ideally located in the Parole area, minutes away from downtown Historic Annapolis. Diners enjoy an atmosphere that is both warm and inviting with the soft tones of Art nouveau decor and Etched glass dividers and Parisian street lights. Above all you will enjoy our exquisite french regional cuisine.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Basque

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Arris T Allen Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 573-0970

Website:
http://www.lesfoliesbrasserie.com/

Entertainment:
Les Folies presents special events such as Bastille Day celebration, Beaujolais nouveau event, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras, Jazz night or Broadway shows. Please check website online for updated schedules.

Catering:
Les Folies offers on-site banquet facilities, business meetings and off site catering.

Parking Details:
Valet service on weekend and special events.

Public Transit:
MTA bus stop

Executive Chef:
Jean Claude Galan

Private Party Facilities:
The award winning cuisine of Chef Jean Claude GALAN is also available for private parties.

Private Party Contact:
Alain Matrat: 410 573 0970

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5

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4.5

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4.3

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Our private bistro

Dined on April 24, 2016

Les Folies is our private bistro, where they always greet us like family, feed us like food critics and talk to us like friends! The food is excellent, often brilliant. The service manages to be impeccable while keeping a warm informality. We eat there several times a month and it is a welcoming refuge from the stresses of life.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Les Folies is a very good local restaura ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

Les Folies is a very good local restaurant that is a great spot for special occasions.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delightful

Dined on April 22, 2016

Excellent service and food. Just as I expected. My three associates too enjoyed the lunch. Restaurant is well-liked by my family as well. My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at dinner on Dec. 19, 2015 (one day ahead of the official day). It was a wonderful occasion with superb food.

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Reliable good food, superb service, and good wine

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

We went to the brasserie for a another get-together / special occasion and it does not disappoint. Among its obvious positives, it has a very low noise level and no TVs to distract or interrupt good conversation. We go back regularly precisely because it is a place where you can talk to your dinner companions over a meal without straining to hear! Everything about this restaurant is satisfying and un-rushed. Hope it stays around forever.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasions, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Parisian Cuisine in Annapolis,MD

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

We were meeting "old friends" for dinner in the Annapolis and I ask one of our guest what would be her favorite dinning location and she said .."Les Folies Brasserie at 2552 Riva Road.We got there first and met one of the owners..Alain Matrat who we immediately recognized him from one of our old favorite Washington,DC restaurant . We then met the Maitre d' who was one of our dearest friends and owner of the famous Washington,DC - landmark restaurant -Jean-Pierre's on K Street ....two sets of friends getting to know each other. What a wonderful dinning experience...While some at our table had very beautiful salads we started with a tray of unique and delicious selection of 6 or 7 types of oysters from both east & west coast of the US and Canada provinces...I look forward to coming back for just this wonderful selection-it changes daily.Les Folies is know for many traditional French cuisine and we again selected Dover Sole and it was wonderful and brought back fine dinning memories in France. Everyone settled for a variety of classical desserts...including a Grand Marnier souffle with Creme sauce. This meal was accompanied by a bottle of Montrachet Wine. Thank you too everyone at Les Folies for a wonderful evening. We are looking forward to returning for another wonderful dinner....Soft Shell Crabs and more.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Daughter BDAY

Dined on April 13, 2016

No regrets from anyone. My 3rd time their and very satisfied. My grandkids loved it also. (ages 7-12). What a great waitress Carol is. Don't hesitate to go.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Quiet Monday

Dined on April 11, 2016

Local restaurants are often quieter on Mondays so go to time to eat out and have actual conversation with friends. Les Folies Brasserie is ideal for an intimate meal, wonderful food from a bounteous menu, amiable staff, and well-done but over-done surroundings. Les Folies Brasserie is always a good choice.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

les Folies

Dined on April 9, 2016

We had a lovely evening. Delicious meal and great service .

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

The daily specials were delicious: pike ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

The daily specials were delicious: pike soufflés, soft shell crab, stuffed quails and artichokes with vinaigrette. The oysters were fresh and the soufflés perfection. The wait staff was attentive. Had a great wine selection too. Great way to celebrate family birthdays. Can't wait to go back!

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great food - Great service

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

The escargot was delightful. The seafood linguine was better than Italian restaurants where I have dined and the seafood was so fresh and cooked to perfection. Even with the Easter crowd we were seated right away and the service was great.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was fabulous from the bread t ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Everything was fabulous from the bread to the soufflé

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Wife's Birthday

Dined on March 25, 2016

We had not been to this restaurant for at least 15 years. I was looking for a special place for my wife's birthday and I remembered this restaurant. We ate on a Friday evening and the place had a good crowd and the conversation level was moderate. My wife ordered the Dover Sole and it was wonderful as was my Filet Mignon. We had the Gran Marnier souffle for desert and it was spectacular. The waitress was quiet and efficient as well as friendly. The overall experience was terrific except for one thing. This restaurant has a large parking lot but they have someone providing valet parking. Totally uncalled for, in my opinion, when there is a parking lot at the door. When I informed the attendant I wanted to park my car myself he became somewhat agitated. This is a feature the restaurant can do without. Otherwise we had a wonderful special evening and will return again.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding

Dined on March 14, 2016

I LOVE Les Folies Brasserie..it is such a special place. The food is always wonderful and it is the only restaurant where I have them put the leftover bread in a take home container. My husband has passed, but was very particular about where he ate and your restaurant was one of his favorite places.

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch
food2
ambience3
service2
value1

Not a good experience

Dined on March 12, 2016

If you are looking for overpriced and ordinary French cuisine, this may be for you. The service was awkward. We went with the steak frites, not a very refined choice but even with something as simple, the result was disappointing. the meat quality was poor, the fries were greasy and soggy. Before that, I tried the pate de campagne; tasted like industrial food. We had the souffles (one chocolate and one Grand Marnier) to finish and they were ordinary. All this for $200 (for 2 people).

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

French Cuisine

Dined on March 12, 2016

The food was very good (French countryside). Service was excellent. Wine list was really nice and the wine was fabulous).

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

VERY NICE

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

HAD EARLY RESERVATION ON FRIDAY NIGHT...EXCELLENT SERVICE. AND VERY GOOD FOOD SERVED BEAUTIFULLY AT FAIR PRICES(NOT CHEAP) WOULD GO AGAIN IF IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Very french m, great value, full menu

vip
Dined on March 3, 2016

Lovely restaurant in awkward to get to destination Great menu options. Super staff. Authentic french options. Good value. French size portions. Think about ordering your souflees when you sir down for dessert. Need to go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food2
ambience2
service4
value2

Avoid. Other, better places to eat.

Dined on February 27, 2016

Stuck in time. Place needs a major update. Food is overcooked and not served fresh.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Wish we had made the trip sooner!

Dined on February 27, 2016

We have lived in Annapolis for almost five years, yet we visited Les Folies for the first time last week. Our waitress, Carol, was superb. We started with the escargot, and the Les Crevettes a l’Antiboise (Shrimp Sautéed with Tomatoes, Black Olives & Anchovy). I chose the venison as my entrée, while my wife chose the sole. Both were excellent. Carol deftly deboned the sole tableside and the venison was served medium rare with a lingberry sauce. We enjoyed the house wines by the glass, which were entirely satisfactory. We finished diner with the apple "tart". While tasteful, I would not choose this desert again, but this should be considered a personal preference. I look forward to our next visit and wish we discovered this jewel sooner.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service1
value2

Mixed food quality

Dined on February 17, 2016

Given the Yelp comments we had high hopes -- they were only somewhat met. My wife had a very good Onion Soup and a reasonably good Chicken Sandwich -- the fries were quite good when they came out but became limp because they needed another minute in the fryer. My soup au Pistou was good, but had few beans and many potatoes (not mentioned in the discription and a problem for a diabetic). Ah well. My main dish was Salade Nicoise was poor. The dressing was bland and oily, the tomatoes were mush (I get good ones in the supermarket, they can't?), the fresh tuna was OK but doesn't go in the salad as well as a good canned one, the three potato slices were crisp (cooked cubes are called for), there was one little pile of timy green beans and only 3 olives, there were no fresh herbs, no pepper, no onion, and there were no anchovies (they should at least ask and have salt-packed if they are desired). I cooked professionally while in college and the salad was a good test. Seldom have I had a test flunked so badly. The chef had no idea of what the dish should have been. Still, it was only four dishes, with mixed result. The real issue was the service. The waitress was constantly whizzing by fast enough to leave a wake, She asked my wife if she could pour the tail-end of her beer into may glass as to beer was mid-air, asked if everything was alright and was ten steps away before anyone could possibly have said anything. She placed the beer glasses on the table by holding the rim from the top. And this was a late lunch starting at 1:30 with the floor under a quarter full. The young lady doing the busing, by contrast, was hard-working and pleasant.

food4
ambience3
service3
value2

Skip Valentine's Day

Dined on February 14, 2016

While it seemed like a perfect choice for this occasion, souffle's were not available and our server was called in for the occaision and was not engaging to our needs. Opened at 5:30 Pm on Sunday with valet parking along with coat check to make things go smoothly for guests on a very cold evening. The specials were OK but only one was of interest. The Bronzini is always good. This was our first experience that was not up to par in year's of patronizing the place.

Tags: special occasion
food1
ambience2
service3
value1

BAD FOOD --FAIR SERVICE

Dined on February 12, 2016

I had the bouillabaisse and it was terrible. The liquid both looked and tasted like dishwater. Because It was our Valentines day dinner (we did not want to go out on the actual day because of crowds.) I did not want to make a scene and quietly suffered the meal. Also, the waiter had too many tables to serve and service was a bit slow. This will have been the last time I will ever frequent this place!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding

Dined on February 12, 2016

My BFF said we were getting into a rut in terms of restaurant selections. Problem solved!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

What nice people! And fabulous food!

Dined on February 7, 2016

Incredible service. So friendly. The menu is great - perfect french brasserie with a lot of depth. The specials were tasty - split pea soup (yum yum) and I had the white anchovy salad - my mouth waters thinking about it. My mussels were good but not fantastic but a huge portion. My husband's dover sole was out of this world. The bones removed by the table by the waiter. Obviously very experienced. I highly recommend this restaurant for locals and visitors to Annapolis and the Naval Academy.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

A quiet February evening

Dined on February 6, 2016

It was a quiet evening at the restaurant. In the beginning we thought our server was a little "curt", but the server quickly warmed up. Our food choices were excellent. I resisted ordering the Dover Sole that I love & selected Salmon that was very good. We did have to request another round of drinks.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great experience for a big birthday dinner!

Dined on February 6, 2016

We have been coming here for years and the service and food are always top notch. The branzino was excellent and the wine was perfectly paired. another great meal at Les Folies!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

luxurious

Dined on February 6, 2016

French classic atmosphere, very attentive servers, meet the owner who does radio commercials on WNAV 1430 good drink & desert & food but expensive. Good for special occasions.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience4
service3

So so. Food ok, service condicending .

vip
Dined on February 5, 2016

So so. Food ok, service condicending .

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Les Follies Brasserie

Dined on February 3, 2016

We picked a good night (Wednesday) when the place was not busy so it was delightfully quiet. Food was excellent as was the service. Do not be put off by the low wattage signage and arguably drab exterior. The interior is well decorated and has the ambience you would expect of an upscale brassiere (linens on the tables). Would expect to return if we are in the area but would be careful about weekend nights. No reason to expect it is crowded but no reason not to expect so. There are quite a few tables. Owned by a French company which probably helps the menu and the cooking. Try the bouillabaisse.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great restaurant and sevice. Could not h ...

Dined on January 30, 2016

Great restaurant and sevice. Could not have asked for a better Birthday gift. Even sighed on their email list for specials.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

We had a wonderful dinner. Duck confit ...

vip
Dined on January 26, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner. Duck confit appetizer, stuffed quail with four gras dinner, and a soufflé for dessert. Delicious! We will be back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Enjoyable meal.

Dined on January 17, 2016

My husband and I have been there twice and both times our experience was excellent. Just to go eat the escargot and drink a nice glass of wine, is worth it. Of course, we ate more than that. Looking forward to our next time.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Slow dining

Dined on January 17, 2016

Service was incredibly slow and plates were not brought out as requested.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Another Great Dinner

Dined on January 16, 2016

The food and service are excellent. You are made to feel welcome and appreciate you being there. It is definitely a favorite dining place for our entire family.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Superb French Restaurant in West Annapolis.

Dined on January 14, 2016

Les Folies is the only good French restaurant in the area. Always consistent food and service. Well managed. Can't go wrong.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great for Special Occassion

Dined on January 12, 2016

Something a little different with subtle tastes of France.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service1
value1

Shocker

vip
Dined on December 30, 2015

Started off well and then the waiter became less attentive.Drink refills took forever while the table next to us would order theirs after us and get their refills before us.One of my favorite desserts which I had eaten there in the past was poorly cooked.Was then given dessert menu again and waiter never returned to see what we wanted.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a pleasure!

Dined on December 24, 2015

Just had another delicious meal in this wonderful restaurant. A tasty piece of fish cooked perfectly. Every dish I have ever ordered here has reflected thoughtful preparation. Even just their crunchy bread is one of my favorite things. Go...you will not be disappointed.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Great food. Decor and plates could use s ...

vip
Dined on December 20, 2015

Great food. Decor and plates could use some updating.

food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Disappointed

Dined on December 19, 2015

I have to say I was pretty disappointed. Service ( waitress forgot my salad and just brought my entree) and the food were just ok. The French onion soup was bland, the sirloin steak with mushroom sauce was grisly and tough. I liked the mussels in white wine which were cooked perfectly and the portobello mushroom appetizer was good. I did see extremely large escargot come out of kitchen but did not try them. The wine by the glass was a very limited selection. Their signature dessert was a watery soufflé. It was a mess. The ambience is cute and the owner did stop by our table but I didn't have the heart to tell him what I really thought. It's not on the top of my list of nice restaurants to frequent in Annapolis. If I do ever go there again it won't be anytime soon. There are many better places for the money.

Tags: romantic

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