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 Jonathan Laurence
 

Sample winter Menu

(Items & Prices subject to change daily)

Spinach soup, porcini crema. steamed milk, parmesan  12  

TENDER LETTUCES, FINES HERBES, LEMON DRESSING  8  

Chicken liver bruschetta, lemony mushrooms, parmesan  9

Endive salad, dates, orange, watercress, smoked yoghurt, fried shiitake, citrus vinaigrette  12            

steamed rope grown mussels, shallots, thyme, chardonnay, egg yolk liaison, black pepper  14

fresh shucked pemaquid oysters, aqua chile, smoked haddock crema  18

Butternut squash tortelli, brown butter, sage  17

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

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

Seared Local scallops, crispy rice, chilies, tomatillo, seaweed, maple soy  28

Pan roast local chicken, herbed ricotta, smoked mushroom syrup, creamed SPINACH  25

Deviled line caught cod loin, crabby leeks, gingered tomato  28

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

Sides:

Steamed rainbow swiss chard, pesto bianco  7

local BRUSSELS sprouts, shallots, fermented bean paste  8

Grlicky herb frites   7