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Fresh

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French, American, Bar, Pub, Bistro
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1 Bay View Landing, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-7005
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Description: A relative newcomer to Camden's waterfront dining scene, Fresh serves...
A relative newcomer to Camden's waterfront dining scene, Fresh serves innovative interpretations of classic coastal New England dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of the Mediterranean region. Self-described as one part neighborhood cafe, one part elegant bistro & bar, Fresh is designed around an open kitchen, where Head Chef Steve Steeves, and his Sous Chef Kyle Ruger, can be seen busily toiling over open flames preparing mouth watering and deeply satisfying dishes.Fresh works with local farmers, growers and purveyors to source products with integrity, flavor and soul, and incorporate seasonal offerings into their menus nightly. The result is food that is honest, straightforward and pays homage to the bounty of the local region of Maine we are so privileged to call home. Using ingredients in their peak and preparing them minimally and with respect allows Fresh to capture the essence of the season and bring it straight to your table.The Fresh experience is about more that just the food. A sincere effort to educate our staff on all aspects of food and wine culture is the basis for our service philosophy. The welcoming staff at Fresh goes to great lengths to make diners feel at ease, comfortable and well taken care of. Warm hues, soft lighting and an unexpected quirkiness encourage guests to settle in, get comfortable, and have a great time.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent salads

We went here one night for a change of pace and were very pleased. Had a japanese ceasar salad and a tabboleh salad and both were excellent as was the calamari appetizer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went here one night for a change of pace and were very pleased. Had a japanese ceasar salad and a tabboleh salad and both were excellent as was the calamari appetizer.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here twice this week - the first time was so delicious we had no hesitation going back. It's a very simple, no reservation spot close to the waterfront. There are tables both outside and in. Service is prompt and friendly. The food is terrific. The first time we had their take on a BLT, with crabmeat, and... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great server and very good food. Mussels delicious and salads good too. Was quite noisy though and tables were very close together.

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Cincinnati
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Delicious, creative, organic, local food. Eat inside or out. Good service. Fun and casual. Not directly on the water but close to it.

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

New owners, or at least new menu. Went for lunch because Atlantica was closed that day. Two versions of hamburgers. My husband had the all-American one and I had the fancy one. We loved our choices. Took a bread pudding home to have for breakfast the next day (best time to eat dessert). It was one of the best I've... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best lobster dish the whole vacation - lobster ravioli stuffed with lobster & large chunks of lobster in the sauce.

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Ohio
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went in for dinner with a mid-sized group. Server was good and atmosphere lovely. Nice wine and draft beer options. Salads were okay but underdressed. Chicken pot pie presentation sounded inventive but was only ok (maybe shame on us for ordering chicken next to the sea!), as were the wonton appetizers. Lobster ravioli was very good. Wish I could give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We came with our son and had a wonderful dinner. We each had a special of the day with each one being more tasty than the other. My husband had a halibut dinner and I had a fish stew. The appetizers, wine and desserts were great too. We also enjoyed the live music. It gets busy so make a reservation!... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I and our dog Charlie ate lunch here while visiting downtown Camden,We sat on a lovely shaded patio with views of the water.Service was great and they even bought our dog out a bowl of water.I had the classic burger and it was one of the best burgers I ever had, Aioli carmalized onion on a beautiful... More 

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Germantown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Small restaurant, with a nice bar and open kitchen. Menu features local, seasonal ingredients, and really hits the mark with it's flavors. We had the buttermilk calamari and grilled gem lettuce salad to start. Calamari was very tender, well seasoned, and came with a dipping sauce of pineapple and sriracha, a little sweet, but in the right way. The gem... More 

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Additional Information about Fresh

Address: 1 Bay View Landing, Camden, ME 04843
Phone Number: +1 207-236-7005
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
Cuisine: French, American, Bar, Pub, Bistro

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bay View Landing, Camden, ME 04843
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-236-7005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
  • Cuisine: French, American, Bar, Pub, Bistro

Description

A relative newcomer to Camden's waterfront dining scene, Fresh serves innovative interpretations of classic coastal New England dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of the Mediterranean region. Self-described as one part neighborhood cafe, one part elegant bistro & bar, Fresh is designed around an open kitchen, where Head Chef Steve Steeves, and his Sous Chef Kyle Ruger, can be seen busily toiling over open flames preparing mouth watering and deeply satisfying dishes.Fresh works with local farmers, growers and purveyors to source products with integrity, flavor and soul, and incorporate seasonal offerings into their menus nightly. The result is food that is honest, straightforward and pays homage to the bounty of the local region of Maine we are so privileged to call home. Using ingredients in their peak and preparing them minimally and with respect allows Fresh to capture the essence of the season and bring it straight to your table.The Fresh experience is about more that just the food. A sincere effort to educate our staff on all aspects of food and wine culture is the basis for our service philosophy. The welcoming staff at Fresh goes to great lengths to make diners feel at ease, comfortable and well taken care of. Warm hues, soft lighting and an unexpected quirkiness encourage guests to settle in, get comfortable, and have a great time.

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