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 Summer Menu

(Items & Prices subject to change daily)

green garlic soup, rock crab, black chili, scallion  12  

TENDER LETTUCES, FINES HERBES, LEMON DRESSING  8  

Chicken liver bruschetta, lemony mushrooms, parmesan  9

shaved asparagus salad, roast vidalia, crispy smoked prosciutto, tea egg 14  

sizzling rope grown mussels, pine, lime, sea salt, black butter  16

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

crispy spring dug parsnip "tostones", lovage, whipped goat cheese  15

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

buttermilk fried calamari, purple olive mayonnaise, nasturtium, spicy cucumber pickle 17

seared scallops, spelt, oyster mushrooms, leeks, basil sauce  32

skillet roast local chicken, ricotta toast, mushrooms, artichoke braise 26

vinalhaven halibut roast in corn husk, salsa veracruz 29

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

Sides:

cool poached local asparagus, tonnato sauce, dried bonito  10

Grlicky herb frites   7

slow cooked local collards and kale, rib ends, spicy broth  9

Photos by Morgan Lee Ward

Photos by Morgan Lee Ward