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“SUBLIME, enough said!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fresh & Co.

Fresh & Co.
Ranked #1 of 47 Restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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.
Avondale, Pennsylvania, United States
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“SUBLIME, enough said!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

If you are trying to choose a place to eat in Camden, eat at Fresh. You will be disappointed if you don't. We ate there twice during our 3 day stay. I truly wish we had eaten there all 3 nights! Haddock stuffed with crab meat was the special we had on night #1. Perfect. Mussel appetizer was exactly like it should be . . . Great broth, tender mussels with no grit, nice size portion. Night #2, we were "seafooded out" so we ordered the grass fed burger. OMG, it was sooo good. It was on a brioche bun with fries worth eating. I never eat ice berg lettuce but the salad with bacon, green goddess dressing and tomatoes changed my thinking. Fresh also has an extensive wine list with really good wine in the $20-$30 range and many good wines by the glass. I just wish there was a restaurant near us with a chef and staff like this! Great job!

Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“My new favorite restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

I am a self professed foodie. This place is great. I am impressed by the non-stop action in the visible kitchen. We six had a variety of dishes we shared at least a taste of each. My pork with Andalusian sauce was perfect. My husband had the hake and potatoes, a few had steak and there was one order of a lobster dish. We also shared a few desserts. The coconut sorbet was wonderful, served in a small coconut shell that was innovative, but did not balance well on the plate for eating. The Myersp Lemon Almond tart was also good, along with the creme brûlée . Even the coffee fit the bill perfectly. This menu is Camden priced-and not much different than other upper scale local places. This is not a fried food tourist stop- but rather a dinner sensation. Our party were from NYC, Fla., and Va along with ourselves who are locals. Nobody was disappointed.

  • Visited August 2014
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Miami, Florida, United States
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“Crab Cakes & Chicken Pot Pie - Eclectic BUT WOW!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had just gotten to town with BIG appetites but NO reservations and all the restaurants at this charming seaside village were packed to overflowing. Everywhere we checked the wait time was 45 minute or more. When we presented ourselves to the hostess at Fresh asked if we had reservations and frowned when we said no. Her frown quickly turned into a grin and she said "Give me a few minutes and let me see what I can do." Within 20 minutes we were seated.

The waiter, a very pleasant young man gave us a run down on the menu including signature items and specials. Crab Cakes was the special that night and he told us the Chicken Pot Pie was one of the house favorites. We had no problem buying into the Crab Cakes story but Chicken Pot Pie at a seaside restaurant. BUT we decided to give both a try. What a great choice. My wife and I agreed that both entrees were the best of each we had ever eaten.

The service was also terrific and we loved the casual atmosphere.

This was our first visit to Maine and to Camden but we hope to return and will certainly put FRESH on our itinerary when we do. FIVE STARS FOR SURE.

  • Visited August 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great, unique choice in Camden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place if you're not looking for a fried fish experience or something catering to the older tourist crowd. Excellent dishes, reasonable prices, nice surroundings. Best place I've found in Camden.

  • Visited July 2014
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Ashburnham, Massachusetts
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“Unique and Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

We highly recommend eating here. It was one of the shortest waits on a Saturday night. Great presentations on the food and everything we had tasted fantastic. The hostess and wait staff were very polite and friendly.

Visited August 2014
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