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Bistro 233

French, Bistro
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233 US Rt 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096
207-846-3633
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food good - service needs polishing

First time here since ownership change. With another couple who had been once since 233 Grill, and suggested we join them. The crispy duck appetizer with plum sauce was very tasty and a good value. The crispy risotto cakes with shrimp & mushrooms was the most interesting dish on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
BillSandreuter
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North Yarmouth, ME
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chattanooga, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My wife and I look forward to dining at Bistro 233. The food is always delicious, the portions generous, and the service excellent. The management and staff are friendly and attentive, ensuring a positive experience every time!

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Topsham, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have enjoyed excellent Cobb salads at a number of places in California, but until today, we had not found a top-notch one in Maine. It was beautifully presented, and the ingredients were fresh and appealing. Service was very attentive in a very nice atmosphere.

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Brunswick, ME
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have dinner here about once a month, and really enjoy 233. There's good variety, and there is a healthy jambalaya dish my husband always gets (he has a restricted diet). I find the place cozy -- not too fancy but not too simple. Nice range of drinks at the bar, good service, great location. Had brunch here for Easter... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Perhaps the other reviewers who had bad service were here on an off night: came to Bistro 233 for Brunch today and service was flawless. Waitress was both polite and knowledgeable, and we were incredibly happy with the quality of the food. For brunch, they spun up a traditional homefries dish by adding sweet potato and red pepper, which was... More 

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Greater Portland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

first visit since the ownership change-this place has actually gotten worse... we were seated in the middle of the dining room even though there were plenty of booth seats available, table rocked back and forth and was uncomfortable to sit at... Butcher block special was Flat Iron Steak with something called Carrot Hash that the server could not quite explain...yikes...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I went in for one drink, but Sam made me the best Manhattan I've ever tasted, the second one was a must. Thanks for the great drink!

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North Yarmouth, ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

First time here since ownership change. With another couple who had been once since 233 Grill, and suggested we join them. The crispy duck appetizer with <spicy!> plum sauce was very tasty and a good value. The crispy risotto cakes with shrimp & mushrooms was the most interesting dish on the menu, and didn't disappoint - would order it again... More 

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brunswick, maine
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I stopped in, had a very nice "wedge" at the bar, but the place now seems just plain grubby. The new owners seem to think that a coat of garish blue paint behind the bar transforms the place into a bistro. Not so. The staff is nice, but the place just looks old and tired, chipped paint here and there,... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were hungry and wanted a good meal. This was a pleasant enough looking place, and the mussels were tasty and Italian fries very good, but the main dishes were less. Short Rib was more like a pot roast and jumbalya was huge, but not as tasty as it should have been. Waitress was as nice as could be, other... More 

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maine usa
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We are local and frequently ate here in the past when it was 233 Grill. Our most recent meal will be our last. The Dark and Stormy tasted like , well it had no taste. Sent it back. Heard waitress ask table next to us about their drinks, explaining the usual bartender was not there. Ok. Tenderloin tips were so... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro 233

Address: 233 US Rt 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096
Phone Number: 207-846-3633
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Yarmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 US Rt 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: 207-846-3633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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