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

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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575 reviews 575 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Loved this place! The food is perfectly cooked, the menu is fun and interesting without being pretentious, and the waitstaff couldn't be nicer or more helpful.

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Camden, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

As locals we've been having dinner at Francine's Bistro for many years. The food is consistently outstanding. The menu is fresh and creative. Unfortunately the level of service has been in decline over the last couple of years. The staff has been friendly and knowledgable, but they don't seem to have your basic dining experience needs in mind. They just... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Dinner at Francine's was delicious; mussels,smokey ribs and a awesome pork chop (my wife and I shared our meal). Really High grades for the food. The service was good, efficient and timely and the staff was helpful. Desserts were fine, but the cappuccino was far from good.

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