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33 Tenney Hill, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
207.374.2119
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, priced accordingly

Hard to argue with locally sourced oysters, meaty and served perfectly cold and a large plate of lamb riblettes in a Cabernet reduction sauce. Nice house wine, superb chocolate cake. You won't be rushed at dinner here, either. However, the waitstaff could pay a bit more attention - at these prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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nwNJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Hard to argue with locally sourced oysters, meaty and served perfectly cold and a large plate of lamb riblettes in a Cabernet reduction sauce. Nice house wine, superb chocolate cake. You won't be rushed at dinner here, either. However, the waitstaff could pay a bit more attention - at these prices we shouldn't have to pour our own wine.

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Durham, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

One of the best meals we have ever had in the state of Maine. We have mentioned it to many others since our visit. Looking forward to returning in May.

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is by far the best restaurant I have ever visited. The service and ambiance are first class. We have since been back twice, brought parents and friends, and it is a hit every time. Thank you!

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Blue Hill Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Though Arborvine does not advertise a vegetarian entre, they put together the most delightful platter of sides with a special flare for flavor and detail. This is now our favorite restaurant in Maine.

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If an elegant and unpretentious dining experience is what you are seeking then this is the place to go. The atmosphere is wonderful, we especially enjoy the dining rooms towards the front of the restaurant as they are a bit more intimate but can easily accommodate groups of 4-6. The staff is lovely and go the extra mile to make... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We ate Christmas Eve dinner here and everything was perfect. We were greeted warmly by the hostess, brought to our table where our waitress thoughtfully took care of us. She was helpful in suggesting options for our teenaged daughter, she kept the bread basket full for our ravenous boys. We chose a variety of dishes and whether it was the... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

When we were planning a trip to tour New England to see the fall colours we wanted to include Arcadia National Park. In chasing down accommodation we ended up picking the Apartment at Arborvine in Blue Hill - which we had absolutely no regrets about. It meant a bit further to travel to get to the park, but only 20... More 

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Bangor, ME
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

So much has been written about the Arborvine that I don’t have much to add to all the positive reviews. However, I would mention for people just looking for a pub style casual and less pricey dinner the Deep Water Brew Pub (formerly The Vinery). It is located on the same premises as the Arborvine, on the left side of... More 

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Deer Isle, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant twice now and will go back. It's a little pricey so it will be for special occasions. But they truly were among the best meals I have eaten in a restaurant. The staff is also very friendly and the atmosphere is quaint. Make sure you make reservations as it's small and they fill up... More 

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Sedgwick, Maine
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a wonderful evening. I had the arctic char which was excellent but a bit too heavy on the say. The potatoes had been around for a while and the vegetables were not quite up to the fish but the dinner was excellent. My soup was very good but heavier than I expected. The salad was excellent and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Tenney Hill, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Blue Hill
  • Phone Number: 207.374.2119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?