Relocating from Middleburg Virginia in its third year of operation, Annie’s Bistro Francais opened its doors to its new home in Bethesda Maryland in September of 2010. Owned and operated by Carole Robert and her husband Mark Manly, Annie’s Bistro Francais is named for Carole’s late French mother.
Carole, the chef, found a love for cooking while growing up in Paris and spending weekends on a family farm outside the city. There she was immersed in farm life and learned everything from pickling vegetables to butchering chickens. Eating was always a big part of family events and in preparation for these gatherings, she learned recipes and techniques of French cooking.
At Annie’s Bistro, everything is fresh, using locally grown produce. With no pre-packaging, your food is made to order. You can dine in or take out and during the warm seasons there is outside seating. So come dine at Annie’s where you’ll always be greeted by one if not both the owners, can experience lively conversation or settle into a quiet nook, all while enjoying delectable food.