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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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boston,ma
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Arborvine is in short a very elegant restaurant that serves outstanding meals. The restaurant is in a beautiful old house that has been renovated by the former owner of the Fire Pond in Blue Hill. The meal was uniformly superb and the service was some of the finest I have had for years. The "crispy duck" was exactly that with... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had two excellent dinners at Arborvine while on vacation in Maine. The restaurant has a beautiful garden which greets you as you enter a lovely, candlelit dining room. The cuisine was fresh and sophisticated, the service superb. We cannot wait to go back.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Yachtsmen can come to the town float two hours before or after high tide only and walk up to the restaurant. The service is friendly and accommodating (ask for what you want and you probably will get it) I had a crispy roast 1/2 duck with sauce which was as good as it gets. 5 *****

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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