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 winter Menu

(Items & Prices subject to change daily)

Jerusalem artichoke soup, crab, herb pesto  12  

TENDER LETTUCES, FINES HERBES, LEMON DRESSING  8  

Chicken liver bruschetta, lemony mushrooms, parmesan  9

Endive salad, gorgonzola dolce, bacon, dates, citrus vinaigrette 12        

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

fresh shucked wiley's point oysters, agua chile, smoked haddock crema  18

crispy duck confit, cauliflower two ways, sauce "au poivre"  18

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

Duck breast "au poivre", daikon gratin, COGNAC cream, green peppercorns  27

Local scallops, pumpernickel waffle, smoked salmon butter, leeks, cauliflower "cream cheese", spiced honey 29

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

crispy rhode island black sea bass, potato curry, tomato caper  26

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

Sides:

seared swiss chard, pesto bianco  7

local BRUSSELS sprouts, shallots, fermented bean paste  8

Grlicky herb frites   7

 

Photos by Morgan Lee Ward

Photos by Morgan Lee Ward