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“Vegan friendly!”
Review of Fresh & Co.

Fresh & Co.
Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A relative newcomer to Camden's waterfront dining scene, Fresh serves innovative interpretations of classic coastal New England dishes inspired by the rich culinary traditions of the Mediterranean region. Self-described as one part neighborhood cafe, one part elegant bistro & bar, Fresh is designed around an open kitchen, where Head Chef Steve Steeves, and his Sous Chef Kyle Ruger, can be seen busily toiling over open flames preparing mouth watering and deeply satisfying dishes.Fresh works with local farmers, growers and purveyors to source products with integrity, flavor and soul, and incorporate seasonal offerings into their menus nightly. The result is food that is honest, straightforward and pays homage to the bounty of the local region of Maine we are so privileged to call home. Using ingredients in their peak and preparing them minimally and with respect allows Fresh to capture the essence of the season and bring it straight to your table.The Fresh experience is about more that just the food. A sincere effort to educate our staff on all aspects of food and wine culture is the basis for our service philosophy. The welcoming staff at Fresh goes to great lengths to make diners feel at ease, comfortable and well taken care of. Warm hues, soft lighting and an unexpected quirkiness encourage guests to settle in, get comfortable, and have a great time.
Falls Church, Virginia
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“Vegan friendly!”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

I am vegan and was able to put together a lovely meal at Fresh. We got a falafel appetizer (I just had to forego the sauces), a risotto which they veganized for me (the grated lemon peel on top was a fantastic addition to the dish!), and some blueberry sorbet (I ended up eating the whole thing because it was so yummy that I couldn't stop myself!). It's a cute little place - I'd definitely go back if we were ever in Camden again.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Nice place and very good food”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Went for dinner with a couple of colleagues after a long day. Found the restaurant to be a warm and comfortable place offering very good food.
The restaurant staff were warm and welcoming when we arrived and quickly found us a booth. The decor is simple but comfortable and it is nice to see the open kitchen at the end of the dining area. This is a restaurant where you quickly feel comfortable and relaxed.
The food was very good. I had the special Rib eye with red wine sauce, which was both huge and delicious. It was cooked well, tender and had very tasty side dishes as well as a good sauce.
The service was very good - friendly and informal - just what fits this place.
I would be very willing to eat there again.

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Cape Cod MA
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“Simple supper”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

All we wanted were a couple of appetizers for dinner but we ordered the soup of the day, Minestrone, and it was a meal in itself. The rocket salad was a delicious complement to it and we went away satisfied and full.

  • Visited October 2012
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Chichester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Wish we had stayed for dinner”
Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

We checked out Fresh midday and were impressed by the selection of light fare and gorgeous desserts, plus yummy-sounding and interesting soup choices. The "coffee shop" is delightful for lunch or mid-afternoon treats. When we walked by later (after choosing another restaurant) we realized that dinner was being served next door in a lovely setting and wished we had another night. The attempt to source locally is important to me; everything we tried and saw was fresh, delightful and very creative, plus locally sourced. Do try this waterfront gem!

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Jonesport, Maine
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“Just Right!”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

On a recent chilly fall evening while staying in Camden, we opted to eat at Fresh. Being early diners, we were seated immediately. Our waitress was attentive and charming and brought our drinks promptly. We enjoyed an appetizer of a dozen delicious, fresh, raw Damariscotta oysters. For our main courses we chose the lobster risotto (me) and the halibut (my husband). Both were perfectly prepared using the freshest of ingredients. Dessert of chocolate bread pudding was shared and we ended with coffee. As we finished, the restaurant was nearly full and that on a Tuesday evening. All in all a delightful experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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