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The White Barn Inn Restaurant

37 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7614
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Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $50
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Route 9
Description: Fine American cuisine served in a fabulously converted barn. The White Barn Inn Restaurant is a AAA Five Diamond, Forbes 5 Star and Relais Gourmand property with four course Prix Fixe Menu at $106 per person, and subject to availability, a nine course Prix Fixe menu at $160 per person, both featuring the finest fresh local ingredients.
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Simply one of the best restaurants in Maine. Food: we selected their 3-course degustation, which turns out to be 5-6 course menu once you factor in all the additional dishes they offer e.g., 2 additional servings of desserts such as cookies and a platter of smaller cakes!. We're glad we did not select the 6 course degustation menu! The mise-en-bouche... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The service is great..quite a few staff waiting on you..food different but unique...it was raining hard..they pulled our car around to the front of resturant while holding an umbrella over our heads

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Wading River, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The food was lovely but it was a pre- fix four course meal. The cost was $109 per person. The portions are small but elegantly done. However, it wasn't fabulous. The entree was a lazy lobster sitting on a bed of linguini which was superb! The dessert was a coconut cheese cake which wasn't the greatest. Honestly, we had lunch... More

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Timbuktu, Mali
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

PRO: Romantic, amazing service, onion soup, white asparagus lobster soup, black pepper sorbet, tenderloin with wine sauce CON: High priced but worth it Our July 2014 visit to the beautiful, rustic, White Barn Inn restaurant was outstanding. The restaurant is housed in a rustic, but beautifully decorated old farm house with well-tailored grounds. Service is amazing. Mention a member of... More

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Montreal, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were on vacation in Kennebunkport during our 20th anniversary and decided to splurge on a special night out. The White Barn Inn seemed to fit the bill. We took the 9 course tasting menu, with wine service and expected to be wowed. The setting was romantic and pretty, and service was very nice, although the couple next to us... More

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Huntington, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

For the past 13 years my husband I have been visiting Maine during our wedding anniversary month and each time we treat ourselves to a spectacular seasonal meal the the White Barn Inn Restaurant. Pricey, yes. Worth it, absolutely! We're going again 9/13/14. Can't wait!

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new York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been lucky enough to eat at some of the most famous restaurants in the world but I have never had any dish as delectable as the lobster fettucini at the White Barn Inn. Jonathan Cartwright makes every meal at the White Barn dining room a tour of the tastes of Maine. Taking local ingredients he makes magic by... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our hotel personnel recommended that we have dinner at the White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, during our recent vacation stay in Ogunquit, Maine. A credit card is required for a reservation and if not cancelled within a certain timeframe, a penalty fee is charged. We usually choose fine dining restaurants and had never encountered this before. The restaurant has little ambience... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have been fortunate in my life to dine in many wonderful restaurants around the world. I am happy to say that I can add The White Barn Inn to the list. It really is a special and extraordinary place. When you enter the restaurant you feel like you have just entered a high end restaurant in New York, Chicago,... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great food. Great service. Very Classy high end place. We enjoyed it immensely. Would definitely come back. Often

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