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Arborvine

33 Tenney Hill, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
207.374.2119
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Blue Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Parker, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A special place for a special occasion. Comfy understated elegance. Local catch, local produce, local bakery...our kind of place. Attentive professional service. Warm atmosphere, good variety on menu, care and pride shows in preparation and presentation. Blue Hill has a place to be proud of with the Arborvine. It's not cheap, nor should it be. If you are looking for... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Not only is Arborvine #1 in Blue Hill but we consider it #1 of any restaurants we have gone to worldwide. Arborvine deserves at least one Michelin star if not two. The ambience is wonderful, food is gourmet and outstanding and service is the best. The owners, Beth and John with their sons, have a wonderful restaurant. Make sure you... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I am so sorry that I live so far away from this restaurant. The food is so good it almost makes me consider moving to Maine. I'm not kidding. I started with a medley of smoked fish as an appetizer. Two different kinds of smoked salmon, smoked shrimp, smoked mussels and ... the best of all ... smoked trout. All... More

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We own a home in the area and have been waiting a long time to try out this highly-recommended restaurant. And, it didn't disappoint. The wait staff was very attentive. The food was delicious, although my lamb arrived medium-well when requested medium rare to medium. The waitress was very kind but the advise for me was to consider ordering a... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went to Arborvine the other night with some friends, and it was truly fantastic. The setting and location were wonderful as was the decor. The menu was varied and clearly well thought out. The flavor combinations looked really interesting without being "out there". Around the table we had one of the salads, the oysters, the Brie, pork, halibut, and... More

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Brooksville, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you want to celebrate a special evening this restaurant is the one. The food is impeccably prepared and the service friendly and helpful. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are visiting someone in their home.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a fussy spoiled European i am often critical of US restaurants outside the primary metropolis and one becomes inured to disappointment. Too often food masquerading as 'Italian' or Mediterranean is nothing more than an over abundant mish mash of flavours. A few days before I had checked out Arborvine with a brunch in their courtyard and a trial of... More

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boston,ma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Arborvine is in short a very elegant restaurant that serves outstanding meals. The restaurant is in a beautiful old house that has been renovated by the former owner of the Fire Pond in Blue Hill. The meal was uniformly superb and the service was some of the finest I have had for years. The "crispy duck" was exactly that with... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had two excellent dinners at Arborvine while on vacation in Maine. The restaurant has a beautiful garden which greets you as you enter a lovely, candlelit dining room. The cuisine was fresh and sophisticated, the service superb. We cannot wait to go back.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Yachtsmen can come to the town float two hours before or after high tide only and walk up to the restaurant. The service is friendly and accommodating (ask for what you want and you probably will get it) I had a crispy roast 1/2 duck with sauce which was as good as it gets. 5 *****

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