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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
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We had a long weekend in Maine to attend the wedding of a friend. How lucky we were to sneak in a romantic dinner! The ambience, service, and food were exactly as we had hoped. The local halibut and wine paring were particularly superb.

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Surry, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to Arborvine several times, either as a couple, as a family, or in larger groups. Every time it is a pleasure and the food is always excellent. Our most recent visit was just my wife and me for our anniversary. perhaps it was the occasion that made it special, or perhaps the choice of dishes, but there... More

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Have dined her countless time over many years. Food is always good. Staff is very friendly. Can get a bit crowded occasionally. The filet over goat cheese is one of my favorites. Many local foods are used in the preparation of the meal.

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Blue Hill Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I have lived in the Blue Hill area for years and have been going to Arborvine whenever the evening calls for something special. This is the restaurant I tell my cottage guests to go to if they want a truly lovely dinner in a wonderful classic atmosphere. I always take my parents and in-laws here. The biggest surprise for me... More

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Brooksville, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have dined at this restaurant many times over many years. It is always delicious, and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. There are always new and exciting choices. We have so many happy memories of meals enjoyed here. Prices are very reasonable. Many local foods are used in meal preparation. Thank you to the owners and chefs!

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Blue Hill, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Elegant surroundings, relaxed atmosphere, great food. Pricey, but a special treat. A wonderful place for a 'special' dinner to celebrate a special occasion.

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Saint Louis
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We reviewed this restaurant when we visited Blue Hill in 2011. We are pleased to say that nothing has changed. These restauranteurs clearly know what they are doing and have gotten the dining experience down to an art. Fresh and extremely well prepared food that's full of flavor, artfully presented and served by a respectful and responsive staff. On this... More

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

You will not be disappointed! The food is absolutely decadent without being soaked in buttery sauces, starches, salt. Each meal at The Arborvine is delicately prepared with detailed attention to the entire dining experience. The visual presentation and taste of each dinner is only heightened by the elegant ambiance and flawless service, from the delightful hostess to our attentive, but... More

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Arborvine is a great gem of a restaurant in the picturesque town of Blue Hill, Maine. While the portions are small, the use of primarily local ingredients assures the freshest possible preparations and usually consistent and delicious entrees. The service can be variable, and though there is occasionally a slight arrogance in the servers, a case could be made that... More

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MaineUSA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Last week we were on our annual sailing trip up to Penobscot Bay and stopped in Bucks Harbor. My brother and his wife picked us up and took us into Blue Hill. When we saw the number of cars in the parking lot we were concerned about getting a table as we didn't have a reservation. Fortunately we got the... More

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