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Hartstone Inn

41 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843
800-788-4823; 207-236-4259
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Ranked #1 of 46 restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

An absolutely delightful little place with fantastic food! Loved every bite. Their set 5 course special offers a little taste of several items and a fantastic entrée.

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed a couple of nights at this Inn. We had 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner. The food is truly excellent. The presentation is artsy. The flavors are spectacular and the service is superb. Prices are really not that bad....you would pay a lot more money for such fine dining in a city like Boston or New York.

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West Springfield, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Chef's Tasting menu at The Hartstone was the finest culinary experience my wife and I have had in a year or more.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beware the dinner package, prices are NOT for two people.The food is amazing, but for over 100$ a person on the tasting menu, it is too rich for my blood.I and my fiance thought the price of the dine and stay package was for two people only to be stunned when we got the large bill.The rooms are very small.The... More

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catguy1000, Owner at Hartstone Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dinner! I would like to add some additional information regarding our rates. Our 5 Course tasting menu is $55 per person (our Ala Carte menu pricing ranges from $8-$26). Our room rates and dinner packages are ALL for double... More

Weston, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a charming place to spend some time. This was our 2nd visit to the Hartstone. Every attention to detail has been thought of. Each room is different and though our first stay we liked the room better, this was more economical and just as wonderful. The staff through the afternoon were polite and friendly. Enjoyed cocktail hour in the... More

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Readington, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Reviewed this favorably a year ago, and wanted to say that it is still a great dining destination. It is also a cut above for the money. The attention to detail (why more restaurants don't use a wine aerator for a newly-opened bottle of wine is a mystery) and the quality of the food made it our favorite stop all... More

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Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a very amazing birthday dinner with great 5 course tasters menu. We had reserved for 4 people originally but needed to increase to include 5. The phone contact assured us that they could easily handle that. When we arrived we had a great all around experience. The food ordered was so well presented with the best of every... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The last time we ate here it was a prix fixe menu, and was a little too much for me. I enjoyed it better this time, as we were able to share an appetizer and desert if we desired. The meal was plenty, so just one desert was perfect. The food was amazing, and the service perfect.

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Perth-Andover, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We took the package deal which included a night at the Inn and the chef's tasting menu for dinner. The room was very nice and the atmosphere of the whole inn was lovely. Liked meeting new people during the happy hours and the staff were all gracious and helpful. The meal we had was cooked to perfection. My only complaint... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had great gourmet meal there in the middle of a very cold snowy winters night. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere was very romantic.

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