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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 2013
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
Cambridge, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Cambridge, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

One our favorite places to enjoy a great meal in a relaxed manner. The service is professional, the food always well prepared and there is no pressure too rush through your meal.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Bistro Poplar is fast becoming our favorite Eastern shore restaurant. The food is inventive, exciting and tasty. And the service reflected an E. Shore hometown pride. The restaurant is tiny, so I hope the word doesn't get out too much. Love it!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Bistro Poplar was recommend by friends and it was wonderful. Staff was attentive and friendly and delivered efficient service. The food was delicious. I started with the flavorful beet and arugula salad and had seared scallops with spaetzel and mushrooms for dinner. Both exceeded my expectations. For a wonderful meal with a French twist, visit Bistro Poplar. You'll" be glad... More

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Howard County, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Bistro Poplar is one of the best restaurants in Maryland. We have been many times, and our most recent visit confirmed everything that we love about this place -- outstanding food, great ambiance, and warm service. Our favorite dishes from the winter menu: onion soup (sublime), warm goat cheese salad, short rib risotto, seared lamb loin, and of course, creme... More

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Hagerstown
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A reservation is definitely recommended. Once in and seated you will be taken on a nice tour of Parisian flavor. They have an extensive wine list that should satisfy any palate. I had the Scallop Quenelles and the Boeuf Bourguignon. Both were excellent. For dessert I had the Crepe Suzette. It melted in my mouth. Not to sweet, light and... More

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Cambridge, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We consistently enjoy the service, food, wine, desserts, and bistro atmosphere at Bistro Poplar in downtown Cambridge, MD. The menu is diversified between nouveau and traditional dishes, always allowing you a choice. Cocktails are very carefully prepared and delivered. It is clear that the chef and staff go out of their way to get good sources for fresh, quality produce... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We knew from prior reviews that this was an excellent French restaurant, but were surprised to learn that the entire staff is from Cambridge, Md., and not a Frenchman in the lot. It was New Year's Eve and, thankfully, they were serving their regular menu at regular prices. The onion soup gratinée was among the best I've ever had, not... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This truly was a great meal. My salmon was mouth watering. My other half loved the onion soup and the pork/pear dish was delicious. The dessert was outstanding. It truly reminds me of a Parisian bistro--small, intimate setting. Make reservations! Well worth the visit-- great value for money as well….. not too expensive

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Cambridge, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I have been a patron of the establishment since its opening. I have enjoyed every bite. Their seared seafood dishes paired with an ever changing selection of sauces and reductions are outstanding. The seasonal vegetables are always delicately sauced or seasoned to bring out the natural flavor. Creative twists on classic desserts ( last night I enjoyed pear upside cake... More

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