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Hartstone Inn

41 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843
800-788-4823; 207-236-4259
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Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Washington St. and Free St.
Description: Butter poached Maine lobster over angel hair, Pistachio Crusted Lamb chops, and grilled Salmon Nicoise are just a sample of what diners might experience at the Hartstone Inn. Steps from Camden harbor, Fodor's considers the Hartstone Inn "An elegant and sophisticated retreat and culinary destination offering a unique experience in pampered luxury." Choose from our 5-course prix-fixe menu at 7:30 ($48.50), which changes nighly to utilize the freshest local ingredients, or our lighter 2 course a la carte menu served at 6pm ($24.50). With advanced notice we are happy to accommodate allergies or dislikes and create a menu especially for you. Our cellar list offers a selection of 150 bottles, starting at $24, and lauded by Wine Specatator. Proud recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and the American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence award.
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English first
New Brunswick, Canada
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184 reviews 184 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Michael and Mary Jo run a first class B & B and restaurant. It is the best is Camden by far!!! Their included breakfasts are always different, interesting and delicious. Whether you are staying there or not you can come for dinner. It is worth every penny. This is true world class dining at a reasonable price for fine dining.... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

By any standard , this is a superb meal. My wife tried the 5 course tasters choice at a fixed price. The entree was pork cutlet prepared to virtually melt in your mouth.I ordered an entree of pasta with chicken and shrimp and could not finish because it was delicious but filling. Also I sampled each of her courses including... More

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Milan, Italy
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575 reviews 575 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

staying at the harbour inn, and having ha a mela there, we liked much more the meal at Hartstone inn. less attitude, a lovely meal amnd a grey amamnger who discussed with us, advised us on other restaurants and museums, bravo !!!

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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Both the setting and the food are top notch. The chef is incredibly talented. I love the fixed menu, but if you don't want to try that, they now offer other options. This is a definite destination if you like good food and a relaxed, peaceful setting.

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10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A very talented chef who creates tasty food served in a pleasant environment with friendly servers. You won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Eight adult family members stayed in this 5 bedroom colonial home. Lovely place. One major problem which was not mentioned to us when we booked...4 upstairs bedrooms were connected in a way that meant either going into another bedroom to get to yours or being in the bedroom that someone needed to pass thru to get in or out.

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

One of the places my husband always insists on going when we are in Camden. glad they changed from the fixed price menu as it allows one to enjoy a smaller meal!

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This place is great. Super atmosphere and service. Interesting menu. Food done to perfection. We will be back. Worth the price.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I'm a retired New Jerey Superior Court judge, spending my time searching for fine food and pleasurable experiences. Michael Salmon and Mary Jo made my first visit to Maine one of the best of both, with their warm hospitality and superb cuisine. From stuffed ravioli, to tender lobster, to the legendary desert souffle, the dinner at their Inn tops my... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a delightful treat! Four of us visited the Hartstone Inn in August for my birthday dinner. I had the chef's prix fixe tasting menu and the others ate a la carte. The food was superb, along with the very attentive service, which included a few courtesies related to the birthday, of which they were aware. Even the chef came... More

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