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“Great place for a dinner out with friends or family”
Review of Francine Bistro

Francine Bistro
Ranked #11 of 48 Restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$29
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Union, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great place for a dinner out with friends or family”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We live in the area and love going to Francine's. Every time we have been there the service has been excellent and the food very good. There are a lot of restaraunts in the area and this is one of our favorites.

  • Visited March 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Classy quality”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

I was only in Camden for three days, but after going here the second night I was disappointed with myself for not going on the first night as well so I could have it all for all three dinners. The food and the drinks were both delicious and original -- a foody's dream. I sat at the bar and received excellent, friendly service. This was one of my favorite parts of my Camden experience.

  • Visited March 2012
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Camden, Maine
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79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Sensual, Imaginative entrees plus traditional favorites”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Francine's pomegranate-tangerine sorbet turned me into a sorbet maker--Francine's produces the kind of meals you want to go on forever, never live without, and try to duplicate at home. However, if you are a steak and fries devotee, it's always available. Service is very friendly, and they stay open later than most Camden restaurants. You can eat at the bar, the bartender is easy-going (Chip) and it's another place well patronized by locals.

Visited January 2012
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Thank LuxuryExplorer2016
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Weare
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food, could use better service”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Came here with the family on a weekend trip and had a blast. Our last night we had dinner here and it was great. Out waiter, however, could have been less rude.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank Kiki C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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160 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Gourmet dining in Midcoast Maine”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

In beautiful Camden, there is an unassuming little place called Francine Bistro. It is absolutely not be missed! Gourmet dining at its finest! The menu changes seasonally, and the chef pairs fresh ingredients in a non-traditional way. Recently, we enjoyed a salad of brussel sprouts with walnuts, and a potato soup with shrimp and jalapeno for starters. We chose a number of small plates for the main course..........a sizzling shrimp dish, and the rock crab risotto along with sides of carrot, spinach, and potato all expertly prepared in creative and innovative ways. The atmosphere is warm and intimate. Great martinis at the bar.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank circe64
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