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“Very pleasant evening!”
Review of Fromviandoux - CLOSED

Fromviandoux
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Maine, USA
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very pleasant evening!”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is my home town turf and, to tell the truth, I've spent more... and enjoyed it less in many of the restaurants in the area (except for the wonderful as always Primo in Rockland!)
so what a delight it was to be within two miles of home at this very lovely restaurant. The decor is understated but elegant with white tablecloths and fresh flowers at the tables. Interesting, WARM breads were brought out after we had put in our drink order and the menu choices were both intriguing and reasonably priced. We split an excellent but ample salad of roasted beets, cauliflower, kale, frisee and the most delicious anchovy dressing; then we both had a beautifully presented and prepared grilled hanger beef steak (a perfect medium rare) with white beans, piave and red wine. We ended with coffee freshly done in a French press.
The restaurant also has an extensive charcuterie and cheese selection... but, for us, we'll save that for another time.
BTW the service was attentive and excellent!
What a nice addition to the Camden area!

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank leaderoftheband
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English first
Maine
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Enchanting”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Just had my first meal here with a few friends. Beautiful small plates, each bite more exquisite than the next. Everything we had was excellent, though I was especially partial to the blood orange vinaigrette in the salad, the roasted escargot, and the salted caramel ice cream. Service was just right -- understated but so professional. I live an hour away but will gladly make the drive for such amazing food. Loved the decor too. Truly a distinctive, homey, and exceptional place.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank MaineBiztraveler
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Portland, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We are In Camden on a weekend get away and dined here tonight. Amazing, had wonderful conversations with our wait staff and the bartender. The food was outstanding. If we lived here we would dine frequently! We will be back to Camden and rest assured this is where we will eat. A lovely atmosphere, classy food and staff? Nothing else in town comes close.
I wish we found it earlier in our visit to take advantage of their afternoon tea that sounds delightful!
Our favorite place in Portland Davids's 388, in Camden Fromviendoux!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank JCCPortland_Maine
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Camden, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great restaurant and relaxing atmosphere”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stopped by after the movie on Sunday afternoon and had a delightful lunch. The pear salad and the salted cod fish cakes along with the pommes frittes were excellent. The service was outstanding and friendly. To top it all off we ordered the homemade salted caramel ice cream and my mouth is still watering. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Dave R
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Maine
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rivals the best of Portland”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was our first time at Fromviandoux, and it was unanimous....this is our new favorite place to dine! Everything was just perfect: the ambience, the wait staff (including the wonderfully patient and informative Jillian), the bartender, and the food. There was not even one mis-step the entire evening. We sampled sweet breads (well, some of us did), salt cod croquettes, pork pate with pistachios, house ricotta gnudi, pommes frites,and beet and cauliflower salad. Raves around the table. We also were delighted with the honey roasted duck and the hazelnut stuffed quail. We finished with a date and pear tart and a brule rice pudding. The drink menu is fun, with combinations that surely will require many more trips to sample. This is a perfect place for a celebration(in our case, birthdays), or just a special night out. Their extensive cheese menu invites an evening at the bar, sampling cheese and wine. You can't go wrong here. We'll be back!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank bluesboys
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