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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 - 8:00 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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 152
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Sunday Funday!

Great French Restaurant....such a surprise in the little town of Cambridge! The Sunday Tapas menu is so much fun! Its a wonderful way to try lots of things without filling up on any one of them! The menu changes seasonally and the wine list is awesome! A local couple, born and raised on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Robsy1965
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Cambridge, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great French Restaurant....such a surprise in the little town of Cambridge! The Sunday Tapas menu is so much fun! Its a wonderful way to try lots of things without filling up on any one of them! The menu changes seasonally and the wine list is awesome! A local couple, born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, own the... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great place in Cambridge, MD. It takes us an hour to get there but we have never had a bad meal or a bad experience. It is small and friendly. You can certainly keep to yourself and have your private conversation and enjoy your meal, but our experience there has always been enhanced by determining if the... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I'm serious. I've been to all of them. Sleepy Cambridge has the jewel of the Eastern Shore. The food is fresh, always delicious. Appetizers are exceptional-don't bypass them. The oysters are superb, so are the salads and boar pate...seriously-nothing dull about this restaurant. The cocktails are excellent. They have a great wine list and you can trust their recommendations. The... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Sunday evening for the tapas menu and enjoyed a great meal. Everything from the wine to cappuccino was fantastic. The staff was helpful with recommendations and amount to order. The Brussel sprouts, scallops, and pork cubano were delicious. Our only minor disappointment was the crostini bread served with wild boar was too salty.

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VA Beach
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

After reading other Trip Advisor reviews decided to make a night of Bistro Poplar. The menu offered a wide variety which made it pleasingly difficult to choose an entree or dessert. The atmosphere is more casual than dressy. Therefore, we were overdressed a tidbit. Back to the menu my meal came with Brussels Sprouts I missed that fact when ordering... More 

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Cambridge, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went for dinner and shared the fried oysters with buerre blanc. There were six or seven lightly fried plump oysters. Very tasty. Two entrees were lamb loin with Brussels sprouts and grilled salmon with curried potatoes and palak paneer. The lamb was tender and cooked as ordered. The salmon was wonderfully complimented by the curry and a lovely red Bordeaux... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have stayed at the nearby Hyatt resort for Thanksgiving (and Friday) for several years and this year we finally ventured off property for an evening meal. Bistro Poplar was a nice upgrade to the restaurants available on site at the Hyatt property. We enjoyed a wide range of appetizers, entrees, desserts, and lots of wine as well as friendly... More 

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Maryland - USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Not only the best restaurant in Cambridge but one of the best in the state. Wonderful seasonal menu delivered by attentive, well trained staff. Oysters with burre blanc are simply amazing! Be sure to make a reservation and enjoy.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went to this restaurant for a special occasion and was not disappointed. First class all the way. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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Cambridge, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Terrific country french with a modern flare. Everything from the appetizers to desert are tasty and beautifully presented. They have some standards but the changing list of specials should be tried. One down side is the tin ceiling which when the restaurant is full can make it a little loud, but it isn't enough to detract from the wonderful ambiance... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?