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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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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
Excellent food perfectly prepared.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Karen J
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Bucksport, Maine
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Bucksport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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nwNJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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?