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Francine Bistro

55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
+1 207-230-0083
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak frites” (33 reviews)
“corn soup” (13 reviews)
“chicken” (30 reviews)
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an outstanding dinner here last night. First the good stuff: the food was very well prepared. Of special note was the carpaccio which was exquisite. Our waiter was very friendly, quite knowledgeable and took very good care of us. I had a halibut...More

Thank Irvine A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Francines continues to impress. Small, charming and personable restaurant in Camden. Chef delivers innovative food reflective of seasons and farm and fish availability. Nice wines and cocktails to pair. Book well in advance and come hungry. Portions are on the large size!

Thank ReturntoWaiheke
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an unpretentious cafe, bistro. It is on the small side but with a bustling crowd. The food was the highlight, I had the Haddock and it was perfect. The other family members food was all equally as good. This is a restaurant that...More

Thank DonEwing
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A few summers ago I stopped by for a drink and had an amazing raspberry daiquiri (a special cocktail) and had been dying to try their food! Finally had the chance this fall and was very impressed by the service, the wine recommendations, and of...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such good food here! I had the best collard greens ever! The bread is made in house and is wonderful. The haddock, roast chicken, as well as the lobster dish were all top notch. The waiter (Logan) was extremely knowledgeable, polite, and patient w/ our...More

Thank LeighG441
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem of a bistro a few blocks off the harbor in an adjacent residential area. The staff is friendly, service is top notch, but the food is amazing. Excellent farm to table cuisine with succulent oysters, locally sourced produce and inventive recipes....More

Thank arowe53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent in every way! Brilliant bistro atmosphere, exceptional food and drinks. The pan roasted chicken was not only tender and moist, but truly the best my wife has ever had. For me, the crispy halibut was perfect, absolutely perfect; never had anything like it. Net:...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spontaneous reservations won't work so get there early, sit at the bar, and take all recommendations! Crowd is sophisticated local as is chef and all staff. Friendly and formal in one. Great location, a pretty walk from just about every downtown hotel. A find.

Thank MP R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I eat out often. The service we received here was awful . My husband specifically asked if they had Woodford Reserve and was told YES loud and clear. When his drink arrived 30 minutes later it was not the right color. I...More

1  Thank Kim F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great bistro with wonderfully prepared dishes obviously made with fresh and good ingredients. Very reasonable prices for food and wine. Hadn't been back for about 10 years but didn't disappoint.

Thank nancy w
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Response from Leigh P | Reviewed this property |
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2 April 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-230-0083
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