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“Very disappointed”
Review of 57 Bayview Bar & Bistro - CLOSED

57 Bayview Bar & Bistro
Price range: $8 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 12, 2013

I was looking forward to dinner at 57 but it was disappointing from beginning to end. We have been there a number of times. it used to be one of the better places to eat in Camden. No longer. The restaurant was not overly busy but service was very slow and the food was poor. It was capped off by the waitress bringing out a main saying "sorry this is not quite what you wanted" and basically assumed we would take it anyway so started to put it down. But the reason it was wrong was they had turned a vegetarian meal into a non-vegetarian one. So my son had to wait whilst we ate and his was re-cooked. The other meals were not hot, had obviously been held under heat lamps but not very effectively, and we all 3 agreed that the food was poor. It took an hour for the mains to come out (and we were not drinking).It even took 15 mins to bring back the check. A waste of money. Won't be rushing back.

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2  Thank GIDAYE
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Great experience; great food. We read several reviews (including the negative). The food, the drinks and the staff were terrific. We had the pleasure of meeting the "co" owner. Thanks for a wonderful evening & conversation. Don't believe the negative posts.

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1  Thank Five05
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is a good example of what happens when a restaurant tries to overreach itself. There is an attempt to serve "gourmet" dishes that falls completely flat. Heavy on the cheese and salt -- telltale signs of mediocrity. They would be better off sticking to honest bar food and doing it well.

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2  Thank maimonChicago
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Arrived into town after a touring Freeport/shopping and venture out to grab dinner with my wife and another couple friends. We looked at various venues and saw that 57 Bayview was highly rated and thought we would try. I am not sure why 57 Bayview was highly recommended, all four of us found the place very rude and unfriendly. Even after giving them a chance with drink orders, they continued to be very rude to the point we cancelled our drink order and left. Please please please do not go!!!!

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1  Thank CleeCharlotteNC
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

I knew we were in trouble when from the moment we sat down the was insulting. She acted like we were doing her a favor by dining there. Menu was very limited and should have had more than 3 seafood dishes seeing as though it is two blocks from the water. Overall a VERY disappointing experience.

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2  Thank NDIrishSteeler
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