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Arborvine

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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    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
Birthday Dinner

What a wonderful way to celebrate a friends 70th birthday. Six of us enjoyed outstanding meals. A bit of a different twist on the Caesar salad with the mushrooms and tomatoes, (loved the white anchovies). I don't think the croutons were home made which would have elevated the salad even more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sorrento, Maine
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Sorrento, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful way to celebrate a friends 70th birthday. Six of us enjoyed outstanding meals. A bit of a different twist on the Caesar salad with the mushrooms and tomatoes, (loved the white anchovies). I don't think the croutons were home made which would have elevated the salad even more. The duck, the scallops, the lamb and the beef... More 

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Blue Hill, Maine
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate this holiday season than with dinner at the Arborvine. The wine list is excellent, the atmosphere is magical. My husband had great swordfish, I tried venison, perfectly prepared. The caring, friendly service makes this a great restaurant.

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Thank Diana P
Blue Hill, Maine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The food is the best, chef John is a wonderful chef and the food is great. From seafood, to steaks everything is cooked to perfection.

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Thank lynnes646
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Caring reception, comfortable surroundings, perfect kitchen, and it's there all year! This restaurant is well established yet isn't resting on its laurels. They really work to be the best in the region.

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Thank georgebland
Blue Hill, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We make a point of going to the Arborvine at least five times a year. This is a wonderful family owned and run restaurant. When you are there you become family as well. Choosing from the varied menu can be a fascinating challenge. It is impossible to recommend the food, the atmosphere and the staff enough.

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1 Thank Dr R Jaye N
Maine
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great atmosphere, very nice inside and gourmet menu. Lots to choose from, everything was excellent. Service was great.

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Thank Maineahsue
Thomaston, Maine
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is the restaurant we reserve for our anniversaries. The lamb is amazing. The wines are varied and delicious. The service is great. Save this one for something special...or if you really need to say you're sorry...to make it to the next anniversary.

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Thank Brian P
Deer Isle, Maine
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Nice building, candles in fireplace a nice touch. Quite dark but "romantic?" Excellent duck liver pate appetizer. I had crispy duck, my husband had rack of lamb. They were cooked well, sauce for lamb hard to find, duck skin not very crispy. This is a restaurant that emphasizes large portions of meat, vegetables are at most a garnish. Excellent service.... More 

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Thank Suzanne c
Washington,Dc
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Charming! Creative! Well prepared! Well Presented! Great service & staff! Beautifully restored farmhouse. If you are anywhere within a 2-3 hour drive its well worth the effort to experience a delightful dinner. Timothy and Andrew prepare outstanding and elegant meals. My wife and I enjoyed one of the best meals that we have ever had in New England in this... More 

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Thank mrdesign
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Great atmosphere with delicious food. Lovely staff. A wonderful menu. Great wine list. The most upscale venue to dine in the area.

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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, Romantic, Business meetings
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?