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Bistro Poplar

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535 Poplar St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1833
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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New York
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Solicitous service, delicious food - carefully prepared with excellent ingredients, and decor to bring you to a corner of France on the Eastern Shore. What more could you ask for?

Thank tywo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, awesome little restaurant in Cambridge with a good wine selection. Had a very nice Valentine's Day dinner with my wife.

Thank Jesse H
Cambridge, Maryland, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

THE BEST RESTAURANT in Cambridge, hands down!! The food, service and atmosphere are all outstanding!!! Would give this restaurant TEN stars if possible!! Cannot say enough good things about Ian and his whole staff!!

Thank Julie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor rankings, we gave Bistro Poplar a try. Wow! I was expecting small plate, artisan portions but was impressed with both the incredible quality and portion sizes. Very fulfilling! Bibb salad was layered succulent leaves, lightly dressed, with surprising amount of lump crab and flavorful, tender heirloom grape tomatoes from the pastry chef's garden. Oyster appetizer was equally... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Easton, Maryland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet atmosphere, wonderful service and the best restaurant meal I can remember. It was a nice sized portion of salmon. Not so much I had to take some home but left room for dessert. (I actually used my bread to clean the sauce from the plate.) I had Creme Brûlée for dessert, also a nice sized portion. It is a... More 

Thank Margaret K
Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming little restaurant which I read about on Trip Advisor before going on our trip to Cambridge. I am certainly glad I did. I even made a reservation before leaving home to make sure we could get in. The food was excellent and our server De'Vonte was so efficient. We chose the special that night which was... More 

Thank Lou O
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner with another couple and everyone loved their food! We were a little hesitant to order the escargot but are happy we did. It was delicious. We also ordered the scallop special and were literally licking our plates clean. Finally, we ordered the blueberry corn cake and sweet corn ice cream at the suggestion of our... More 

Thank Alyssa E
Taylors Island, Maryland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We've visited this restaurant about 40 times over the last eight years and it continues to amaze me with the quality, care, and originality of the dishes. Most recently, we visited on "tapas" night. The menu consists of about thirty small dishes, many of which are smaller versions from the main menu so it's an ideal way to sample something... More 

Thank Dennis P
Phoenix, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Went for Father's Day and it was delicious - as usual. Good food, good service. We go here for special occasions or when friends are in town.

Thank Ann B
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Service was slow to start out but got better. Food was amazing! We had the onion soup - Bibb salad - shrimp creole q d steak frites. Bad neighborhood but worth the trip.

Thank JLL44

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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 St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1833
  • 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?