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41655 Fenwick Street, Leonardtown, MD  20650

After 17 years, we are

TThe measure of a business should not just be about how they opened and operated, but must distinguish themselves also by their closing. So many restaurants typically close with little or no warning to employees or customers. This has been the most incredible three-month sendoff we could have ever anticipated or asked for. A true labor of love that has gone full circle. And one of our greatest attributes is the staff - of whom 100% stayed on thru the close of business on Sunday, March 6, 2016.  We only have so many good years left and by the grace of God, we can now enjoy them with each other and care for our family. With outstretched arms and kisses on both cheeks we welcome Chef Brian Wilson and Le Gabian to Leonardtown – we know our customers will be well-pleased!  For a little information about the new restaurant please click above left 'NEWSLETTER - The Tradition Continues'.

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Chef Owned & Operated  -  Loic Francois Jaffres

  Café des Artistes, located on the square in historic Leonardtown, is a Classic Upscale Bistro where you can escape the culinary mundane and take a journey to the French
countryside!  The promise of a true elegant country French meal -  moderately priced, a well-selected  wine list  with offerings from France to Leonardtown, the original Chef/Owner and staff still in tact after 11 years - is what makes Cafe des Artistes one of a kind.

   Outside, a quaint cobblestone patio sidewalk perfect for open-air dining - extremely popular during the summer 'First Friday' events and Sunday Brunch.   Inside, classic crisp earth tone tablecloths, in a softly lit dining room resembling a Country Inn, with piano every Friday & Saturday (Jazz Cabaret twice a month with a special Saturday for Late Night Jazz & Dancing).
   The  regular menu delights any palate with an array of culinary French offerings (as does the Prix-Fixe 3-course menu available until 6:00 pm for only $24.95).
Chef Loïc Jaffres,  Académie Culinaire de France & Commanderie des Cordons Bleus de France, has brought his dedication to the profession and commitment to culinary excellence to this historic town square, providing a stable foundation in the revitalization of Leonardtown!

Romantic, quiet, selective.   Discover This little ‘Taste of France’ in Southern Maryland today   ….. 
 True French neighborhood dining just outside your doorstep!  

 Open Tuesday through Sunday

Lunch:     Tuesday - Friday       11 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner:    Tuesday - Saturday     5 pm - 9:00 pm
               Sunday (all day)     11 am - 8:00 pm
              (Featuring Brunch/Lunch & Dinner)

                                            BEST  -  Restaurant
                                            BEST  -  Fine Dining Restaurant
                                            BEST  -  Desserts

   Karleen and Loic Jaffres
41655 Fenwick Street - Leonardtown MD  20650

Reservations Highly Recommended 

(If possible, always call ahead,
as we may be closed for private functions)


   Both the staff and management of Cafe des Artistes love to welcome you into our 'home' every time you walk in the door!  It is our desire to make your visit with us a pleasant and memorable one.    In consideration of all guest reservations on the nights that we are typically booked to capacity (weekends & holidays), we schedule all table dining times for two hours.  This time designation is done in order to honor guests that are reserved for later dining.  If you would like to stay longer on any night please relay this when making your reservation and we will surely accommodate you!  We do this to ensure the level of satisfaction, comfort and quality you have come to know and deserve when dining at Cafe des Artistes!