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Francine Bistro

55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
207-230-0083
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Ranked #11 of 42 Restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lincolnville, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is the place I want to go on my birthday for the food. The music used to be ungodly loud synthesizer tech, but seems to greatly toned down, so you can now actually converse at the table. The food has always been terrific. Try the chile relleno appetizer if it's on the menu. Also, the hazelnut semifreddo is fabulous... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We recently ate here while on a trip to Camden with another couple. My wife ordered eggplant parmesan which she described as dry, bland and tasteless plus to boot she burnt her hand on the cast iron skillet they served it in. My friend and I both ordered a pork chop and curiously his was boneless and mine had a... More

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Over many trips to Camden to visit family in recent years, we have avoided Francine's -- mostly because of its menu -- which is posted outside the restaurant. The descriptions all seem to have one too many ingredients listed and, combined with the somewhat quirky use of fonts and type size, create the impression that this is going to be... More

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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The chef is very creative. We enjoyed chicken liver bruschetta as an appetizer and a Stilton Pie (special of the day) as the entree. Nice wine list! This is a place to enjoy a meal and conversation. Get to know the folks at the next table, everyone is friendly here!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

YUM!!! We were so glad we made a reservation at Francine Bistro during our recent trip to Maine. The bistro is bustling and loud. Menu changes daily, and we had a hard time choosing. Herb roasted lobster was amazing. Desserts were equally amazing. We can't wait to return.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's hard for us to give 5 stars unless a place leaves us totally speechless, or at least the meal does. The meal bordered on the spectacular and the bistro's charm was quite appealing and there was certainly nothing to fault here. We called early on Tuesday morning and by the time our reservation was confirmed hours later, we were... More

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Pennington, NJ
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been to Francine's on our last trip to Maine a few years ago and it was one of our favorites. This time it was also excellent. There were so many intriguing choices that we ordered three appetizers and two entrees and shared. It was a good thing we could walk back to our inn!! For mains, we had... More

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Milan, Italy
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589 reviews 589 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

a wonderful meal, the best in camden,but we came out stinking of kitchen like crazy.also having booked for 830 we had to raise our voices and eventually got our table by 9pm .....

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

our 10th or so visit reminded us of why we come back. The food is always great, the servers attentive and the restaurant patrons friendly. We are only in Maine a few times each year and this is a must visit each time.

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Belfast, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our friends asked us to join them at Francine's to celebrate their first year in buisness. They have been to Francine's before but this was our first time. The restaurant is small but has a very comfortable feel and wonderful atmosphere. We had a couple specialty drinks (I had the Re-vivor) and they were excellent. We ordered two apps for... More

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Additional Information about Francine Bistro

Address: 55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
Phone Number: 207-230-0083
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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