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Bistro Poplar

535 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
410.228.4884
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

My wife and I invited three other couples to join us for dinner after a day of Golf at the Chesapeake Hyatt. We had eaten here before - the others came on our recommendation. Bistro Poplar did not disappoint. Our cheerful server Natalie seated us at our reserved table and immediately took our beverage orders. After I ordered a glass... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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100 reviews 100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This quaint little restaurant delivered on every aspect we look for in a local place. We did not have a reservation and sat at the bar. The bartender Natalie had a great sense of humor and looked after us. We went with her recommendations for a pate starter (authentic and delicious) as well as the quail with a more-savory-than-sweet pomegranate... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Such great fresh food prepared perfectly. Excellent selections on a diverse menu. Service can not be beat! Whether you visit the bar or are seated at a table, the serving staff are attentive, professional and friendly. Will return again and again!

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Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Seldom does one come across a restaurant with both great food an service. Moreover, at Bistro Poplar, it seems to be always so, as my family, friends and I have witnessed in at least four visits this last summer. Fresh ingredients, wonderfully prepared, served with care and attention, always hot and simultaneously brought to all at the table by extra... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stopped in here with friends on Saturday evening for drinks and appetizers. Everyone got different appetizers and we shared them all. They were all fantastic. Drinks were good, service was awesome. This place is a hidden gem right on the main street in Cambridge. The chef here is awesome! I would recommend this restaurant and will plan to eat dinner... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Arrived at 9PM on a Sat eve after spending the day at BNWR nearby, were promptly seated. Very nice selection of specialty drinks, well prepared, tasty. Hot fresh rolls. Steak was done to perfection, medium rare. Frittes were some of the best outside France. Crab cakes were memorable, no filler, very little binder, fried gently to perfection, served with cherry... More

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Tallahassee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This lovely bistro is a gem in Cambridge, serving a limited menu of well - prepared dishes of fresh ingredients. The fish was very fresh and simply but expertly prepared. The duck confit was tender and authentic. One disappointment: the accompanying fried eggplant bites served to us were dried out and hard. Tip: try the French fries--they're crispy, tender, and... More

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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

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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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