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

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  • 74
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
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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
Best in Blue Hill

Although it is certainly not cheap, I wouldn't expect anything less from the #1 restaurant in Blue Hill who definitely lived up to that during my experience. Food was excellent, and servers were polite and patient with us. I wish they had more parking space, the walking was a little much for my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
mainevacationer12
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Although it is certainly not cheap, I wouldn't expect anything less from the #1 restaurant in Blue Hill who definitely lived up to that during my experience. Food was excellent, and servers were polite and patient with us. I wish they had more parking space, the walking was a little much for my grandmother. I highly recommend this visit on... More 

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Andover MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Old dining rooms in old building, with adjacent beer brewery and pub, offered excellent standards including, of course, fresh fish prepared by a modern-thinking cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our meal was a bit pricey and this place seems to attract an older crowd, but the food was wonderful. I had the Halibut and my partner ordered the char and they were both cooked to perfection. we will definitely return

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Every time we visit the Blue Hill Peninsula, we make sure that dining at Arborvine is included at some point during our stay. Arborvine is one of our very favorite restaurants in all of New England and is definitely the very best on the peninsula. The food is impeccable, the ambience is charming, elegant, and comfortable, and the service is... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Arborvine is, simply stated, the finest restaurant in the area. Every aspect, from the friendliness which is characteristically Maine, combined with the impeccable and stellar service you'd find at Michelin star rated restaurants around the globe, to the food prepared to perfection, to the ambience and decor, is unparalleled anywhere I have seen in Maine. Foods are sourced locally; my... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Arbor vine is a treasure and Beth always makes us feel at home. Atmosphere elegant and charming, food carefully prepared and service usually good. Would go more often if they changed the menu more often, but we are so lucky to have a restaurant of this quality in Blue Hill.

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Bucksport, Maine
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Crispy roasted duckling was the crispiest ever. Cedar plank grilled Artic char was cooked to perfection. Warm salad of organic 4 Seasons Farm spinach and argula and Arborvine summer salad were fresh and delicious. Décor is charming with white linen on the tables and fresh flowers. Ambiance is perfect for a conversation. Service is top notch. Must go back soon.

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We are locals and we were in search of a little something different close by- so we decided to try Arborvine. On a busy Friday night- the personable hostess made sure there was a table to our liking and then was ok with us having a drink at the bar next door- coming to get us a short while later.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Arborvine is the finest restaurant in Maine, run by the wonderful Hikade family for almost 2 decades. The food is extraordinarily good and changes constantly with the freshest ingredients available. Excellent wine list and full bar. Don't miss it!

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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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Additional Information about Arborvine

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

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?