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Francine Bistro

55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
+1 207-230-0083
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak frites” (31 reviews)
“chicken” (29 reviews)
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55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Over the years, I've been to Francine Bistro a number of times, on my occasional visits to Maine. I had remembered it fondly, but last night's dinner was extraordinary - reminding me of just how talented the chef-owner is. Many restaurants that have been around...More

1  Thank BobRosenNY
Reviewed 5 days ago

No views, reservations a must, and great food. Eclectic menu, but excellent preparation, taste and presentation. A bit on the expensive side, but well worth it.

Thank wjmmedipro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had high expectations from reviews and earlier visits a few years ago. We were visiting from Boston with another couple who love to eat good food. None of of us was disappointed. Funky interior and a wonderful server helped get us started. We shared ribs,...More

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

farm to table or sea to table. A very different menu with oysters, beef and fish. It is the combination of ingredients that make this so interesting. Seasoning is incredible try the tuna tartare and the beef carpaccio for starters and believe it or not...More

Thank CaptainMo1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time eating here and we were a bit let down. Service was great. The atmosphere is great. But the food was not outstanding. I had the chicken with lemon ricotta - that was good. But they threw a whole bunch of...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Francine Bistro is a very comfortable restaurant, casual in appearance but with excellent service and memorable food. I ate an evening special, Poke, which was two kinds of rice under big chunks of lobster and the most delicious raw tuna I have ever had (usually...More

Thank lapaloma76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has become our annual anniversary dinner when in town visiting family. I didn't realize you could elevate lobster; but they did! Love the intimate atmosphere. Friendly attentive staff, impeccable food!

Thank Leah W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is a bit cozy, but the food is very special...great service and great attention to any special requests

Thank boswo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic restaurant, needs reservations! It's a 'local' and he's been named a runner up (?) to a James Beard Award like the last four, five years?! He deserves more. Always doing something wonderful with scallops, and they have frites! Really good frites....More

Thank tleff2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner was so fabulous our first night, we went back the following! Both nights we were waited on by Margaret Rizzio, who also happens to be an accomplished artist. The decor was so comfortable and natural - floral picked from the side yard, I'd guess,...More

Thank Leigh P
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Response from Leigh P | Reviewed this property |
Abolutely! no problem having a quiet conversation.
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3 April 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-230-0083
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