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41 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843
+1 207-236-4259
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Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $48
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, Seared Diver Scallops 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 ala carte menu which rotates weekly or our 5-course tasting menu ($48.50). 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
Brookline, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you want world class food without the stuffy feel of fancy restaurants, this is your place! Elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere combined with excellent food and wonderful service left us not wanting the meal to end!

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We enjoyed Date Night at The Hartstone Inn and the food was absolutely wonderful. The service was good, but not great. A few awkward moments at the beginning as we hoped to have a cocktail before dinner but there was no place to sit. Hostess made our drinks but didn't invite us to sit down in the bar room (which... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Of all of the things we looked forward to for our weekend away in Camden it was Chef Michael's cuisine. The 5 course chef's tasting menu was as delicious as during our last visit. Chef Michael brings his well traveled experience to the plate and puts a tasty twist to traditional favorites. The piece that is obvious is that the... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was a cold clear weekend and we decided to pick a well reviewed place in Camden. Chose the Hartstone Inn. Like most of Camden the Hartstone was decorated for the holidays. Only one other couple were there when we arrived at 6:30 but the room filled as the evening went on. The service and ambiance were were great. The... More 

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Rocky Point, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We had been to the Hartstone Inn before and decided it would be the ideal place to celebrate our anniversary. We were so right. Everything about the setting and meal was perfection. I loved having cocktails in the parlor while our table was readied. Our servers (I think there were three) were efficient without being intrusive. Each course was equally... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We found our stay on November 14th - 16th at the Hartstone inn in Camden Maine delightful. The food was fabulous, the room was excellent, and the staff were warm and caring. This was a birthday gift, one that I will never forget. We also signed up for the Chef of the Day and found Michael Salmon personable, knowledgeable, and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This restaurant was another gem we stumbled on in town and glad we did. Superb meal and it is housed in an Inn with a friendly staff. Wish we had stayed here instead.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A visit to Camden, Maine must include dinner at the Hartstone Inn because this means a new culinary adventure with Michael Salmon. Michael consistently challenges himself in the kitchen to replicate European flavours from their recent travels and Foodie Adventures in Tuscany, Loire, and Spain with Maine's freshest fare. He always adds new additions on his menu to make course... More 

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Camden, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Recently had dinner there with two other couples, both of whom are world class foodies. The lack of conversation was a testimonial to Michael's presentation, creativity and an uncanny ability to blend favors to perfection.The ambiance was serene and the service an appropriate compliment to the food. My next reservation is this weekend. I can not wait!!!

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Westchester County, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Hartstone Inn's culinary ensemble is certain to tantalize your palate. A warm welcome is their Segway to a memorable meal. Whether it's a breakfast plate of Banana Custard French Toast or a dinner plate of Haddock Oscar with Maine crabmeat, Chef Michael's entourage has mastered marrying fine-dining preparation with the comfort of in keeping charm. A refreshing lemon basil... More 

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Additional Information about Hartstone Inn

Address: 41 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843
Phone Number: +1 207-236-4259
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 48
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian

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