The Wild Orchid Cafe

Cafe
200 Westgate Cir., Annapolis, MD 21401 200 Westgate Cir., Annapolis Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
83% of 711 customers recommended
Closed Merchant This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Contemporary, Seafood, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Cafe, American, Contemporary, Seafood, Traditional
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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319 Tips
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Report | a year ago
its closed
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Report | 3 years ago
This restaurant is closed.
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Report | 4 years ago
My only complaint is that early on there was talk of changing the menu with the seasons, but I haven't really noticed any great changes. I enjoy just about all of the dishes for the most part, the food is always excellent, but it would be nice to see a little branching out now and then.
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Report | 4 years ago
Food was good, but a little overpriced.
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Report | 4 years ago
the restaurant was apparently moving locations in two days and was out of most beers, which was disappointing. the bathrooms were disgusting and the decor didn't seem to match the theme. fortunately the food was pretty good.
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Report | 4 years ago
Our waitress was VERY sweet, BUT I'm not so sure she knows what deodorant is. It was pretty bad! Our party (of 4) all mentioned it. But once again, VERY sweet girl!! And we will all definitely be back again!
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Report | 4 years ago
We will definitely be back!
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Report | 4 years ago
There were not many filled tables filled at 8:30 on a Friday night and still the service was atrocious.
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Report | 4 years ago
I had scallops. The waiter is disorganized and seemed in a hurry and rushed. The scallops were over cooked. The prices were increased from the last time I was there. The last time - the food was excellent and the waiter at that time -John Micheal was incredably and very organized and so nice.
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Report | 4 years ago
We appreciate your fine culinary skills!
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From Our Editors

When chef Jim Wilder put out an ad seeking a front-of-house and catering manager for his restaurant, he had no idea that he'd also find a soul mate. A pastry chef by trade, Karen seemed the perfect business partner, and two years later she became his life partner as well.

Together, the Wilders opened The Wild Orchid Café in 1995 in a homey, cottage-like space. Their recipes and shared cooking style favored locally sourced produce and protein, long before "farm to table" became a foodie catchphrase. In 2010, the restaurant outgrew its original home, and the Wilders pulled up stakes to move to a larger, more modern headquarters with stone columns, generous windows, and lofty ceilings, plus an outdoor patio guarded by blossoming trees.

"We have always cooked like that," says Karen of the pair's propensity for seasonal fare. On any given day, Jim, as executive chef, can be found inspecting the newest produce and meat offerings at local farms.

Jim and Karen work together on recipe writing, and though the menu changes according to what's in season, a few hard-and-fast staples remain. Grilled oysters burst with flavor when smothered in bacon and beurre blanc. Sweet wine, bacon, and grapes enhance sautéed chicken livers, and grilled bison sates appetites with much leaner bites than beef from cows or beefcake calendars.

Private dining rooms accommodate large groups, and one comes with a stone fireplace to warm up hands before they dig in.

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