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Bistro Poplar

535 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
410.228.4884
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Ranked #1 of 46 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Carmel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Nothing better than a very well trained staff serving delicious food. Last nights experience exceeded our expectations. Cambridge MD did not seem like the place where this jewel would be found, but there it was. A must for any traveler...outstanding!

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Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went during a thuderstorm - we were dead set on going for my husband's birthday. Very good again. The portions are still amazingly large for a Bistro. The duck confit is now coming with eggplant "fries" - small squares of fried eggplant. And i thought i liked the fingerling potatoes but these were really good - pretty light. They... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

amazing crab cakes... loved dessert- chocolate brownies my partner loved the bacon/leek tart great beer selection from Belgium.

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Solon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We loved this place. We went on Sunday, which is Tapas night. Would highly recommend the bibb salad, the mixed greens with buttermilk dressing, the scallops, the frites, and the mashed potatoes. The ambience was truly that of a French bistro, and the service was warm and attentive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I suspect this restaurant can be excellent. Our meal was good but not exceptional. We had a shrimp salad with pea shoots-prepared with asian flavors. the presentation was excellent but too salty for our taste. We tried a duck confit-again disappointing-duck was moist-maybe too wet and the skin didn't have a good crackle. The sauce was rich but not that... More

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Pasadena, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had the oyster and pheasant apps. We should have split one, they were so large. Steak frites delish. So glad that it's still great every time we visit Cambridge.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went here 2/15/14 for valentines day. We've been before and I was glad they didn't have a special valentines menu. The portions are quite large. I had the duck confit w chorizo as an appetizer and the scallops with miatake mushrooms. Dessert was a "cream puff"...Note..it's not just one cream puff!!! They're amazing!! The service is also wonderful.

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maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We just returned from mother's day brunch…It was fantastic--in the same class or maybe better than the Hay Adams in DC…Service impeccable…knowledgable staff…a party of 12 and timing, presentation and quality of food…Perfection…. If you have not been here before…GO…It never disappoints!!! Thank you Ian and Natalie!!!!

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Waldorf, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a small and quiant establishment. The service is very good and the food is outstanding. They also have a decent wine list that will compliment any of the great food they serve and their desserts are absolutely scrumptious.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Bistro Poplar would hold its own with New York City Bistros. The steak frits, Sweet breads and other French Bistro food are well prepared and served. The sea Food is fresh and good. On Sundays the menu is small plates which gives the opportunity to sample food that you may not know at little cost. Dress is casual to coat... More

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