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All 48 Cambridge Restaurants

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
Bowie, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner in a pleasant atmosphere with fine service. The seafood we both chose was done perfectly for our tastes in excellent combination with well-chosen vegetables and refined sauces. The duck confit with eggplant was superb. The only part of the meal that was only 4 star was the peach tart. The puff pastry... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were staying in Cambridge for Ironman Maryland (Cambridge) and found Bistro Poplar on Tripadvisor. Booked a table for four and enjoyed a 5-star dinner! Being in a small town, I was a bit suspect of the higly-rated reviews, but this place actually is great in any competitive setting. Service was excellent, menu was diverse, and setting was delightful. The... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 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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