100 Very Best Restaurants: #60 – Flamant

About Flamant

cuisines
French
Location(s)
17 Washington Dr
Annapolis, MD 21401

There are so many Insta-worthy moments here: the crackling outdoor fire pit that’s perfect for cocktails or dessert, the Scandinavian-cool dining rooms—all white walls and fuzzy accents—and the Flemish-inspired food that’s at once rustic and modern. Frederick De Pue’s kitchen embraces creativity but not at the expense of flavor. Pale-green leek velouté is cleverly amped up with butter-poached prawns and chervil. Cigar-shaped crab rolls are all the better with an Old Bay dip spiked with gin. And romesco sauce kicks up a beautifully grilled dorade. Expensive.

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