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Francine Bistro

55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
+1 207-230-0083
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak frites” (31 reviews)
“chicken” (29 reviews)
17:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had high expectations from reviews and earlier visits a few years ago. We were visiting from Boston with another couple who love to eat good food. None of of us was disappointed. Funky interior and a wonderful server helped get us started. We shared ribs,...More

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

farm to table or sea to table. A very different menu with oysters, beef and fish. It is the combination of ingredients that make this so interesting. Seasoning is incredible try the tuna tartare and the beef carpaccio for starters and believe it or not...More

Thank CaptainMo1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second time eating here and we were a bit let down. Service was great. The atmosphere is great. But the food was not outstanding. I had the chicken with lemon ricotta - that was good. But they threw a whole bunch of...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Francine Bistro is a very comfortable restaurant, casual in appearance but with excellent service and memorable food. I ate an evening special, Poke, which was two kinds of rice under big chunks of lobster and the most delicious raw tuna I have ever had (usually...More

Thank lapaloma76
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has become our annual anniversary dinner when in town visiting family. I didn't realize you could elevate lobster; but they did! Love the intimate atmosphere. Friendly attentive staff, impeccable food!

Thank Leah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a bit cozy, but the food is very special...great service and great attention to any special requests

Thank boswo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic restaurant, needs reservations! It's a 'local' and he's been named a runner up (?) to a James Beard Award like the last four, five years?! He deserves more. Always doing something wonderful with scallops, and they have frites! Really good frites....More

Thank tleff2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner was so fabulous our first night, we went back the following! Both nights we were waited on by Margaret Rizzio, who also happens to be an accomplished artist. The decor was so comfortable and natural - floral picked from the side yard, I'd guess,...More

Thank Leigh P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the tripAdvisor reviews and background on the chef, I was primed for a great experience. I was sorely disappointed, especially after eating at a Beard-winning restaurant in Rockland. This was just lackluster. The restaurant is tiny, with tables crammed together, and all hard...More

Thank MissWanderlust4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was imaginative, very tasty with a spectacular presentation. The food was great value for the quality.

Thank William O
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Susan S
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Response from Leigh P | Reviewed this property |
Abolutely! no problem having a quiet conversation.
Paul M
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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