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Francine Bistro

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55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-230-0083
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for our celebration!

Flawless execution of service for our birthday celebration. Loved the personalized menu and special dessert. Very warm and professional staff.... Thanks for making our dinner memorable!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
M Wells
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Abaco, Bahmas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Abaco, Bahmas
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Flawless execution of service for our birthday celebration. Loved the personalized menu and special dessert. Very warm and professional staff.... Thanks for making our dinner memorable!

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Worth going, off the main road on side street, but well worth it. Great atmosphere, excellent food, attention to details on food prep, even a full house on a cold March night with plenty of locals tells you something. Would definitely go again.

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Enfield CT
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything was delicious. We started with an appetizer made with chicken livers (which is not my favorite!) and it was outstanding. The beet salad was exquisite; A special of smoked pork ribs melted in your mouth and the standard, steak frites did not disappoint. A side of Brussel sprouts was yummy. Waitstaff was attentive.

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Medford, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Make a reservation. But if you don't sit at the bar and watch them cook your meal! Drinks were delicious, as was the bread before dinner. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is great albeit a tad loud sometimes but worth it. Everything tastes great and is presented beautifully. If you like dates try Devils on horseback. You'll thank me... More 

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

When a menu invites you to enjoy pork ribs with salted caramel and peanuts, there is only one correct answer. "Yes, please!" From cocktails to dessert, our meal at Francine was a delight. Wonderful service, beautiful food served course after course without fussy foodiness but with a real respect for the craft, the pace and the patron. Just a top... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Service very good and food was delicious. The waitress went out of her way to be friendly and accommodating. The only negative was that it is a little crowded, but certainly not enough to deter me from returning.

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Angouleme, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you happen to drive through Camden or stay a few days in this very pretty harbor of the coast of Maine, Francine is a must. For the ones who would like to enjoy a relaxed evening with good food, Francine is the place. Tucked away from the buzz of the tourist sea front, Francine will give you the feeling... More 

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New England
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I ate here once in January and will definitely return. Since it was my first visit I yielded to the server's suggestions. Everything was fine, although the duck was tougher than I expected. Service was good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you're looking for a terrific New Year's Eve venue next year, consider Francines. We've dined there two of the last three New Year's Eve at the set-priced menu. Every one of the five courses was remarkable, with two options per course. Our party of four devoured every option and they were plated so remarkably that we took photos beforehand.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good Menu, Nice portions and perfect drinks, the staff is great and the enviroment is amazing. Much Muhc btter to oxome here than the tourist traps of main street.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-230-0083

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?