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Francine Bistro - CLOSED

55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
+1 207-230-0083
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak frites” (29 reviews)
“corn soup” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
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1 - 10 of 481 reviews

Reviewed October 28, 2017

Most tables are using a bankette, resulting in seating very close to others. But was forwarded of this, so it was expected. Server was great and did not rush. Chicken entree was covered in a sauce and would not order again. The halibut was outstanding!

Thank mark h
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Corn soup very good. Halibut was too complicated:fish itself was perfectly cooked but all the extras on the fish was quite distracting. Fries had been ravved about by others were overcooked, somewhat dry and a bit burned tasting. Peppers were extremely spicy hot and couldn't...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed October 19, 2017

We had an outstanding dinner here last night. First the good stuff: the food was very well prepared. Of special note was the carpaccio which was exquisite. Our waiter was very friendly, quite knowledgeable and took very good care of us. I had a halibut...More

Thank Irvine A
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Francines continues to impress. Small, charming and personable restaurant in Camden. Chef delivers innovative food reflective of seasons and farm and fish availability. Nice wines and cocktails to pair. Book well in advance and come hungry. Portions are on the large size!

Thank ReturntoWaiheke
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

This is an unpretentious cafe, bistro. It is on the small side but with a bustling crowd. The food was the highlight, I had the Haddock and it was perfect. The other family members food was all equally as good. This is a restaurant that...More

Thank DonEwing
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

A few summers ago I stopped by for a drink and had an amazing raspberry daiquiri (a special cocktail) and had been dying to try their food! Finally had the chance this fall and was very impressed by the service, the wine recommendations, and of...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Such good food here! I had the best collard greens ever! The bread is made in house and is wonderful. The haddock, roast chicken, as well as the lobster dish were all top notch. The waiter (Logan) was extremely knowledgeable, polite, and patient w/ our...More

Thank LeighG441
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a bistro a few blocks off the harbor in an adjacent residential area. The staff is friendly, service is top notch, but the food is amazing. Excellent farm to table cuisine with succulent oysters, locally sourced produce and inventive recipes....More

Thank arowe53
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Excellent in every way! Brilliant bistro atmosphere, exceptional food and drinks. The pan roasted chicken was not only tender and moist, but truly the best my wife has ever had. For me, the crispy halibut was perfect, absolutely perfect; never had anything like it. Net:...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Spontaneous reservations won't work so get there early, sit at the bar, and take all recommendations! Crowd is sophisticated local as is chef and all staff. Friendly and formal in one. Great location, a pretty walk from just about every downtown hotel. A find.

Thank MP R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $29
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-230-0083
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