The Bistro

The Bistro offers something for everyone. Experience casual fine dining and a full bar in a relaxed atmosphere, with local and international cuisine. Enjoy the views of Frenchman Bay near one of our floor-to-ceiling windows or take in the fresh salt air on our deck or patio. We’re open daily for dinner with seating for 25 plus balcony seating in season.

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Cheese & Meat Board
Selection of hard and soft cheeses, fruits, cured meats, jam, crisp crackers

Lobster Cakes
Hand crafted Maine lobster cake, lemon garlic aioli, sweetie drop red pepper relish

Garlic White Wine Mussels
Served with garlic bread

Crispy Chicken Wings
6 wings fried to perfection served with Blue Cheese or Chipotle Ranch dressing, choice of preparation: plain, honey buffalo or blueberry BBQ

Haddock Bites
Lightly breaded and served with house made Tartar or Sriracha Tartar sauce

Lobster Dip
Served with house made tortilla chips

Spinach Dip
Served with house made tortilla chips


Classic Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, house made Caesar dressing, Parmesan crisp, croûtons

Bistro Salad
Blended lettuce, blueberry croûtons, carrots, dried cranberries, apple vinaigrette

Tuscan Quinoa Salad
Romaine lettuce, quinoa, crispy edamame, red onions, oven roasted tomatoes, English cucumber, herbed vinaigrette

Roasted Beet Salad
Roasted beets, baby kale, arugula, walnuts, orange supreme, goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette

New England Style Clam Chowder

Chef John’s Lobster Stew

Tomato Bisque


The Ironbound
Grilled marinated flank steak, Gorgonzola, caramelized onions, applewood smoked bacon, aged balsamic reduction

Sieur de Monts
Caramelized pears, brie, arugula, chopped walnuts, honey drizzle

Frenchman Bay
Shrimp, scallops, peppers, onions, garlic, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses

The Shore Path
Basil pesto, roasted tomatoes, spinach and mozzarella cheese

Guacamole, chicken, bacon, bell peppers, provolone, chipotle ranch drizzle


Mussels, shrimp, haddock, scallops, lobster, in a Provençal fish broth served with garlic bread

Sirloin Strip Steak
10oz hand cut steak, maple bourbon glaze, garlic mashed potatoes, chef’s vegetable

Maine Lobster
1 ¼lb steamed lobster, garlic mashed potatoes,
corn on the cob

Glazed Pork Chop
12oz bone in pork chop, garlic mashed potatoes, chef’s vegetable, choice of blueberry BBQ or maple bourbon glaze

Baked Stuffed Haddock
Seafood stuffed haddock, sherry cream sauce, wild rice, chef’s vegetable

Filet Mignon
8oz hand cut tenderloin with red wine, rosemary, shallot butter served with garlic mashed potatoes, chef’s vegetable

Pan Seared or Blackened Salmon
Choice of maple bourbon glaze, lemon butter, or capers and roasted tomatoes served with wild rice, chef’s vegetable

Fresh Maine Lobster Roll
With 8oz fresh Maine lobster meat this jumbo lobster roll is twice the normal size, hand cut fries, coleslaw, served traditional Maine style chilled and lightly dressed with mayonnaise or hot with butter

Asian Tofu Scallops
Pan seared tofu scallops with house made Asian glaze, crisp vegetables, wild rice

Captain Gary’s Fish & Chips
12oz Atlantic haddock, hand cut fries, coleslaw, house made tartar sauce or Sriracha tarta

Sweet Pea and Caramelized Onion Ravioli
Roasted pepper cream sauce, Parmesan

Statler Breast of Chicken
10oz statler breast of chicken, wild rice or garlic mashed potato, chef’s vegetable served with choice of dry rubbed Caribbean jerk, lemon pepper with capers and roasted tomatoes or blueberry BBQ


Bistro Burger
Brown Family Farm all-natural ground beef served with lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced red onion, hand cut fries, coleslaw

Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Served with lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced red onion, hand cut fries, coleslaw

North Atlantic Haddock Sandwich
Served with lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced red onion, hand cut fries, coleslaw

House-Made Veggie Burger
Served with lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced red onion, hand cut fries, coleslaw

Available Additions for Burger & Sandwich
Bacon, Gorgonzola, guacamole, caramelized onions, sautéed mushroom, jalapeños, cheddar, Swiss, American, Gouda


(Children 10 and under)

Mini Burger & Fries
Chicken Tenders & Fries
Three Cheese Flatbread with Marinara


Wild Maine Blueberry & Lemon Cheesecake
Wild Maine blueberries swirled in lemon cream
cheese custard

Coconut Cream Panna Cotta
Velvet smooth coconut cream topped with raspberry sauce and toasted coconut flakes

Chocolate Mousse Parfait
Smooth chocolate topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Wild Maine Blueberry Pie
Maine blueberries with a pastry crust, warm with
whipped cream

Chef’s Choice Cheesecake
Chef’s special cheesecake selection

Bistro Classic Rum Cake
Sebago Lake Original Rum, pecans, whipped cream

Downeast Crème Brûlée
Coffee liqueur custard

Brownie Supreme
Rich fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, whipped cream with chocolate shavings, a generous portion

Vanilla Ice Cream
Two scoops of rich vanilla ice cream

Make any desserts a la mode


Beer, Wine, Champagne, Ports & Soft Drinks

Consumer Advisory: Consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

**Menu is subject to change**