Francine Bistro

 

Chef-owner, Brian Hill, uses the freshest local organic produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood of coastal Maine to create original and delicious menus that change daily. Artisanal breads, desserts, and even the ice cream, are created on site. An outstanding, hand-picked selections of wine and beers from all over the world complement each meal. This truly unique dining experience is set near Camden’s famous harbor.

 

 

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 5:30PM to Close

Reservations are Recommended and are accepted by calling 207-230-0083. (Reservations are not accepted by email, as we must speak to a live person to create the booking.) 

Photo by Lindsey Jurkowski

Photo by Lindsey Jurkowski

 

Sample Spring Menu

(Items & Prices subject to change daily)

Red bean soup, gulf shrimp, black chili, scallion  12  

TENDER LETTUCES, FINES HERBES, LEMON DRESSING  8  

Chicken liver bruschetta, lemony mushrooms, parmesan  9

Endive salad, gorgonzola dolce, bacon, dates, citrus vinaigrette, blood orange mollasses 14  

steamed rope grown bang's island mussels, chardonnay, shallots, thyme, aioli liaison 16

fresh shucked pemaquid point oysters, agua chile, smoked trout crema  18

organic beef carpaccio, gin creme, fraiche, juniper oil, crispy potato  18

Slow smoked pork ribs, salted caramel, peanuts, red miso  19

crispy spring dug parsnip "tostones", baby swiss chard, spicy calamari braise 16

Local Scallops, leeks, porcini puree, charred cauliflower, spiced honey  29

skillet roast local chicken, ricotta toast, mushrooms, red wine braise 25

nova scotia halibut roast in corn husk, salsa veracruz 29

STEAK FRITES: PAN ROAST OF HANGER STEAK, HORSERADISH, GARLICKY FRITES, TOMATO MOSTARDA 29                                                                                         

Sides:

local BRUSSELS sprouts, shallots, fermented bean paste  8

Grlicky herb frites   7

 

Photos by Morgan Lee Ward

Photos by Morgan Lee Ward