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Hartstone Inn

41 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843
800-788-4823; 207-236-4259
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Ranked #2 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Dinner at the Hartstone Inn was amazing. We enjoyed our appetizers and entrees, which left no room for desert. The duck confit and butternut squash appetizers were delicious and the baked stuffed lobster dish was amazing. Seafood was very fresh and cooked perfectly. The blends of flavors and presentation were indications of an excellent chef! On the other hand, we... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The food was excellent, but the service made this visit for us. The staff was attentive without being overbearing. They patiently described the menu items for us, and one can tell that they are passionate about the food that they serve. I would definitely return.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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183 reviews 183 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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583 reviews 583 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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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Additional Information about Hartstone Inn

Address: 41 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843
Phone Number: 800-788-4823; 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 31 - 50

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