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On The Marsh

46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7356
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Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 9
Transit: On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
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138 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful dinner at On the Marsh to celebrate our anniversary. This restaurant is in a beautiful setting amongst manicured gardens. The interior is quiet and intimate. The staff was attentive and service was excellent. The food is amazing. From the complimentary glass of champagne (Happy Anniversary) to the Blueberry dessert, we couldn't fault anything. Really nice way... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We love this restaurant, the food is delicious, the staff is kind and professional. We at there twice during out recent Maine holiday. The first evening we had a lobster, with a tomato mozzarella started, the dessert was excellent The second evening was a wine pairing, with prime rib as the last course.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Patrick has the finest sangria hands down. And though I'm a scotch or gin drinker I can't help but savor Patrick's sangria. One can not sip it...the taste is perfection. We dine at the bar because not only does Patrick know how to run a bar, but he also knows how to take care of his patrons. I highly recommend... More

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

If you're ever in the Kennebunkport area looking for a nice upscale restaurant head straight for On the Marsh.The decor, lighting, and music create a very intimate and romantic setting. The outstanding dish for us was the mussels in cream sauce. The beef tenderloin was also perfectly cooked and the roast beef hash side dish was exceptional. Service was friendly... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The minute you sit down, already you know you can't wait to go back! Atmosphere is welcoming and beautiful - doesn't matter which room you sit in. The staff - amazing friendly & efficient. The food - of course, forgot why we were there --- one delicious bite after another. 2 people had the scallops - cooked to their requests.... More

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Long Island City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Tasty food, great ambiance and attentive service. Highly recommend for a romantic dinner or taking the family (not kids).

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Hong Kong, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Beautiful setting and extremely quaint rooms. Service great however with all reviews was disappointed with main entrees. The appetizers were great - goat cheese and beet salad, fresh caprese salad and bread all delicious! Wine list extensive:) the sides for main entree were so good- roasted tomato, sweetpotato tart (amazing) however fish was average. Very little flavors and overcooked. The... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Totally enjoyed our dinner at On The Marsh. We both ordered the swordfish and agreed that it may have been the best swordfish dinner we ever had. Liked the setting, service, drinks....everything! Will definitely return.

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Kennebunks, Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Very nice location, attractively decorated, charming waitress. Food did not live up to other reviews. Nothing special. No interest in returning.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What an enchanting evening! The service was splendid. The atmosphere is divine. Our meals were extraordinary! I had the beef tenderloin. It was cooked to perfection. My wife had the lazy lobster in a light buttery wine sauce with fresh wilted spinach. It was delightful. Make certain to get a reservation well in advance because this treasure has been discovered... More

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