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Bistro Poplar

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535 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We come every year to Cambridge and the culinary highlight is always Sunday Tapas. Their crab cakes are out of this world and the corn pudding is fabulous. Their French onion soup is classically prepared and their goat cheese salad was delicious. We are already looking forward to next year.

Thank Christine R
Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here was excellent, exceptionally good. My wife and I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting Cambridge and looking for a great meal!!

Thank hungry152
Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best choice in Cambridge! Casual with very attentive service and an excellent menu. In the land of all things "crab", they of course feature options which are also prepared and presented extremely well. Good reasonably priced wine options as well. Highly recommended for couples & small groups looking for a fine dining experience

Thank WRon
St. Michaels, Maryland
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114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been here several times for both lunch and dinner, but never for the Sun night tapas. Highly recommemd bringing at least a foursome, so as to be able to sample as many tapas as possible. We started w/the goat cheese and mixed green salad- dressing was fabulous. We then shared crab thai salad, crabcake, scallops (mmm!), haricot verts... More 

Thank TheTravelingFoodies
Westfield, New Jersey
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464 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a few times before, but this was our first time experiencing the Sunday tapas menu. The experience convinced me that I do not like tapas inv restaurants, because restaurants are interested in maximizing the revenue rather than provide the customer with recommendations for a good balanced dinner. Aside from the salad, which was ordinary, the other... More 

Thank Dennis D
Cambridge, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When this restaurant opened over 10 years ago, I was very skeptical that a gourmet restaurant would succeed. WAS I WRONG ! We now make it a point to visit here at least monthly, because BISTRO POPLAR IS THAT GOOD. The Parisien ambiance, the attentive service, and the variety of superb cuisine which is prepared by the owner/chef, trained at... More 

Thank Gene P
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming French restaurant met our expectations of a high-quality dinner in a quaint atmosphere which their French background music enhanced. My wife enjoyed Roasted Pork Tenderloin Au Poivre with Sauteed Asparagus. I savored Pan-Roasted Salmon with Lyonnaise Potatoes and Dill-Butter. I had a creamy asparagus bisque before my main course. We both enjoyed a glass of a pinot noir... More 

Thank Thomas K
Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Sunday Tapas dinner. We had sautéed sow peas, seared tuna, escargot, lamb and delicious hot bread. All washed down with a lovely sparkling wine. Dessert was a strawberry pastry. Excellent service. Small, informal restaurant. Definitely be back next time we are in Cambridge.

Thank Frederick S
Falls Church, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I did not expect to find a restaurant of this caliber in Cambridge. We had a wonderful dining experience in Bistro Poplar. The atmosphere is intimate, the service attentive and the cuisine well prepared. The tuna was delicious and the salmon well prepared as well. The lamb was also prepared excellent and just right. Appetizers included the pate' with toast... More 

Thank Duane F
Los Angeles
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Have to say I was a bit disappointed with Bistro Poplar after reading all the excellent reviews. Went there for first time recently and expected a high level of cuisine based on their high prices. All the wines were good and definitely the stand out along with the pate appetizer but my fried oysters at $16 bucks weren't quite as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 410.228.4884

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?