Restaurant Closing After 6 Years In West Annapolis


Flamant, pictured above, will permanently close after dinner on Dec. 31. The Belgian restaurant is pictured above in West Annapolis in September 2022. (Google Maps)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Flamant is closing after more than six years in West Annapolis. The upscale Belgian eatery will serve its last meal this New Year's Eve.

An undisclosed new restaurant is scheduled to move in during 2024.

Owner Frederik De Pue⁠ announced Flamant's upcoming closure last Thursday.

"Since our doors opened, operating Flamant has been an incredible journey filled with joy, challenges, and countless cherished memories," De Pue said on Instagram. "We are immensely grateful for the support and patronage you have shown us. Your loyalty has been the backbone of our establishment, and we are truly thankful for every moment shared within these walls."

Flamant opened on June 15, 2017 at 17 Annapolis Street.

The restaurant's residential appearance made it feel tucked away in the quaint neighborhood. A small dining room added to the exclusive vibe of the upscale establishment. There was also an herb garden and a wine cellar on site.

The menu rotated seasonally and reflected De Pue's classical training in Belgium. Current offerings include everything from grilled tuna to duck eggs. The dishes were known for their plating and presentation.

Patrons shared their memories after the closure announcement. They also promised to visit De Pue's other restaurant, The Henri, in the District of Columbia.

"You helped raise the bar for Annapolis dining," Laura Washburn replied on Instagram. "Thank you for the delicious memories."

Giles Kyser has been a customer since Flamant first opened. Kyser said there "is going to be a big hole in the Annapolis culinary repertoire."

"It was always our 'go to' place whenever guests came to town and we wanted to treat them to the 'best of Annapolis!'" Kyser commented. "Your resilience during COVID, the professionalism of your staff and the warm embrace of the venue will never be forgotten and certainly reflects in Henri where we've joined you and your staff as well."

De Pue called this "undoubtedly a bittersweet moment." He thanked his team and customers for their support through the years.

The chef also hinted at what's replacing Flamant, but he didn't offer many specifics.

"The new owners of the space have a rich culinary background and plan to continue operations shortly after the new year with an exciting new menu; more details to come in the New Year!⁠" De Pue said.

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