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Bistro Poplar

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535 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
410.228.4884
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very lovely dinner on our anniversary

Bistro Poplar feels like a very nice bistro In Paris or some other major French city. The food is excellent -- truly the French Onion soup was the best I have ever had (in a long lifetime of loving it!). A memorable evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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alexandria, va
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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alexandria, va
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Bistro Poplar feels like a very nice bistro In Paris or some other major French city. The food is excellent -- truly the French Onion soup was the best I have ever had (in a long lifetime of loving it!). A memorable evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful meal here while visiting the Eastern Shore. The decor is simple, unpretentious. The servers were friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. The menu offered a mix of traditional elegance and creative items. The arctic char was served in a light broth that complemented the delicate flavor of the fish. Companions said the crabcake and shrimp creole were delicious as... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The decor, warm atmosphere, attentive staff and delicious food and drinks made it a perfect day! The oyster appetizers make me wish I lived closer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a great evening here for a business dinner. Everyone loved their food, very attentive service and relaxed atmosphere. We even made room for dessert and weren't disappointed. Hoping for a reason to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary on Sunday with tapas at one of our favorite spots in Cambridge. The servers were friendly and efficient as always, the food was outstanding. We always love the food any day of the week but we really love the Sunday tapas menu. The food always meets our high expectations and even exceeds them. Keep... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were referred by our Innkeeper and glad that he did. My husband is usually wary about “French” restaurants but we had a fabulous experience. We ordered cocktails and my Jameson and the Giant Peach was one of the best cocktails I have had. He had the onion soup and I had escargots to start. Mine was terrific and lots... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A group of seven went for a business dinner on a Monday evening. The wait staff looked young, but could not have been more attentive or efficient. The food was praised by everyone at the table. The beer list had numerous craft beers, local and international. The restaurant was almost full, but not so loud that we couldn't have a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We are staying in Easton and made the 20 minute drive over to Cambridge. The restaurant is lovely and the food even better. We started with the best French onion soup I have ever had. One of our party ordered the smoked chicken thighs....said they were phenomenal. I had the shrimp creole....presented deconstructed and seasoned to perfection. Lastly someone had... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have been to Bistro Poplar about five times and the food has always been very good. On my last visit 7/6//2015 I had the roasted salmon with curried fingerling potatoes and palak paneer (an Indian dish made with spinach and cheese.) It was exceptional. I don't say this lightly but it was one of the best entrees I have... More 

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Cambridge, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Each of the two times I had dinner at the Bistro the food and service was excellent. I recommend this restaurant often to m guests at the B&B.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 535 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 410.228.4884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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