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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
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Easton, Maryland
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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6 reviews 6 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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Cambridge, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bistro Poplar is not only the best restaurant in Cambridge MD, but it has become a destination for the area. The ambiance is nothing special and seating is limited, but the food is the reason you are there. Not the usual Shore fare that depends on seafood and burgers, although Bistro does seafood very well, just in a much more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The best. Everything about our recent dinner was great. Four Diners, four different meals, all terrific. Exceptional service. One of the best meals that I have had out in quite awhile.

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Additional Information about Bistro Poplar

Address: 535 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone Number: 410.228.4884
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: French

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