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Francine Bistro

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55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
+1 207-230-0083
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat at the bar and really enjoyed watching the chefs at work! Particular enjoyed the cocktails and the sweet corn soup was out of this world. The bartender (chip) was friendly and relaxed- not rushing us or leaving us without an empty drink. It was a very busy Friday night but service was not slow. Make reservations if possible-... More 

Thank kesimm
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Francine's has become a landmark in Camden. We recommend this charming, innovative restaurant to everyone, our friends, our renters, our business colleagues. We always have, right from the beginning. We had a lovely evening. Our waiter was wonderful, very sweet, very attentive...The food was up to its usual standard and atmosphere is very French Bistro,,,all good....However, we had a 7:30... More 

Thank Mary M
Lindsey J, Front Office Manager at Francine Bistro, responded to this review

First, I do wish to thank you for your business as well as for recommending us to your friends. I would also like to apologize for the frustrations you faced during your visit. The birthday should absolutely have been recognized, as we printed of specific menus for your party with a happy birthday note, and I cannot explain why they... More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Francine Bistro is a wonderful, tasty find in Camden. Tasty menu, nice wine selection, great service Francine Bistro has it all. Reservations are a must.

Thank Sprilly
Camden, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Headbanger music ranged from tolerable to often painful. Perfect for the kitchen but dismissive of dinner guests. We couldn't hear our server or converse with one another. We were seated at 6 pm in a nearly empty restaurant between a table of two and one of three - so close to both that we could have eaten off their plates.... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We indulged ourselves on the entire trip, but nowhere provided food as satisfying and enjoyable as Francine Bistro! We ordered four entrees and two appetizers and ate every scrumptious bite! Francine's food is creative, tasty, and unpretentious--you can bet we'll go back!

Thank Mary M
Innsbruck, Austria
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243 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our accidental dinner here (finally found a parking place just in front of the bistro and took it as a sign. The atmosphere is rather noisy and you could register every time, the waitress passed by the shaking of the chair; luckily, we got a table in an area away from the (open) door The prices are rather... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy, compact, and warm, not much space for a private conversation, but we found ourselves discussing our meals with neighboring tables, lots of fun. We started out with the muscles, which I can't recommend, they were dry and not very exciting. The bread is just OK. Now that I've got that over with, I can't say enough GOOD about our... More 

Thank jeannette e
Greenwich, Connecticut
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh boy if you are in Camden you've got to try Francine. We arrived a little late & it was chilly outside. All the tables were taken, so we decided to sit at the bar. It's a very cozy little restaurant. You can see the chef & sous chef in the kitchen behind the bar churning out these lucious meals.... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited again and as a previous visits it was a wonderful experience. The service was great, the food delicious and we really enjoyed our visit. We visit each time we are in the area and the people at FRANCINE's never disappoint.

Thank hah999
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

A little noisy but folks were having fun! Great menu variety and superb entrees. One of the best meals during an 8 day stay in Maine. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Very close to downtown.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $29
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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Warwick, Rhode Island
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?