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“Yummy, fresh, local food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden
335 Village Rd, Steuben, ME 04680
(207) 546-4269
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Steuben
Price range: $24 - $30
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Organic
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Yummy, fresh, local food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I have had several meals here, most recently on Mother's Day, and I am continually impressed with the delicious flavors and with the owners' commitment to using local, sustainable, & organic ingredients. In addition, it just feels like there is so much love put into the food. During my most recent meal I ate fiddlehead soup as an appetizer and sauteed scallops as my main dish. The soup was a delicate balance between the raw green-ness of the fiddleheads and a wonderful mix of seasonings. It really worked. Also, the scallops were perfectly cooked (not overdone) and came with a side of rice and beans that presented a surprisingly complex flavor profile for such a seemingly simple side. Basically, the food is always great. Not only that but you eat in the owners' home and it provides a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere where you can really enjoy the meal, without any of the pretentiousness that sometimes accompanies eating out.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Jonesport, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Kitchen Garden's Full of Weeds”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The food wasn't good. It was hot inside, an oddity for Maine at night, the service was slow and the prices too high.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Gracious dining.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We were welcomed by Jessie and Alva into a comfortable home atmosphere where much of the dinning expierance occurs. The room included many of the art created by Alva the multi talented male half of this talented couple. Reservation are required because you pre order your meal.
My wife's Halibut steak and my spinach souffle were wonderfully prepared. We began with Sautéed Shrimp and Tomato Basil Soup and ended with scrumptious Blueberry pie ala mode. Put this wonderful Eatery on your list.....you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Bay, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Kitchen Garden - tastebud's delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

My husband and I visited Maine for the first time and made a point of driving 1 hour to have dinner not once but 3 times during our visit. While getting closer to the location we could not miss this place simply by its beautiful presence. The wild flowers flanked by vegetable gardens in the front yard. This was simply the teaser to what awaited us. We delighted at the entire atmosphere. The kitchen with it's rafter adorned with baskets and well crafted work areas. We were most impressed with the personality of our hosts (Alva and Jessie) projected in the details of their home: Alva's artwork decorates the home and his craftiness is evident in/about the home. Venturing to the backyard garden areas left us awed by the many organically grown food including fresh eggs from their chickens.

Now the meals -seafood stew (loaded with lobster/halibut/shrimp/scallops) and proceeded by a beautiful presentation of cheeses and crackers appetizer. Salad from the gardens was so delicious. If you have never had lobster quesadia (excuse the spelling error) you have to get some here. Our last meal was steamed whole lobsters with the sweetest yellow potatoes we have ever eaten in our lives. We asked for wine and had four to choose from. No matter the request our host accommodated them and the presentations of the meals were impressive in line with the desire to please guests. They say the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the little extra and it is notable that these hosts do not fall short of superb.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Trenton, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“jamacian food in maine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

WE visit the kitchen garden every summer. It is by far the best Jamacian/carabbean fare in the state. I am assuming from the reaction of the other dinners all the food is great but frankly i always order the jerk chicken as it is over the top fantastic! The soups are fresh with a hint of coconut and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. The service is great and I plan to visit again as soon as I can

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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