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“1st Anniversary Dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of On The Marsh

On The Marsh
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Ranked #7 of 67 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Stoughton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“1st Anniversary Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I chose this place for our 1st Anniversary dinner. It was SO romantic. The sailboat outside with the white lights and the decor inside plus the piano music was just perfect. We are so happy we decided to go here!
The host greeted us warmly and after seating us and hearing it was our anniversary returned to the table with 2 complimentary glasses of champagne. He wanted to thank us for choosing On the Marsh among all the other places in town and were just so touched.
Our server was great and the food was delicious. We had the steak and scallops and I had the corn chowder to start - yummy!
Definitely recommend on the marsh to anyone that wants to venture away from the hustle and bustle of downtown KPT. Sidenote - it IS within walking distance from downtown. It's a bit longer of a walk, maybe 15-20 minutes from downtown but it was a beautiful night so why not? Sidewalks all the way to the restaurant. Dress code is a bit fancier than the other downtown places. No flip flops. Thank you On the Marsh for a memorable anniversary!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oldsmar, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Wedding Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Most gorgeous place for a wedding. The building was amazing. Best wedding I've ever been too. Everything from getting ready to the ceremony to the reception was just perfect.

Visited June 2014
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Kennebunkport, Maine
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wine Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Elaine and I visited on 6/6/14. We were pleased to see John at the door. He's always made us feel special when he's served us before. He seated us at a wonderful table introduced us to Kimberly who explained the High Wine Dinner menu. It was awesome! Proper dining. Three small plates, entree and dessert perfectly matched with three glasses of wine (that are available on the wine list). I intentionally haven't said what was served because it varies from Friday to Friday, but we left comfortably full. It reminded us of the way Europeans eat. Small, interesting servings eaten slowly to savor. Great fun. The High Wine Dinner is only available on Fridays and each guest in your party can choose the High Wine or order off the menu.

Elaine and I will be Friday regulars this summer. So, when you make your reservations (definitely suggested), mention this review and ask John or Kimberly to introduce us.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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“Perfect service, Perfect meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

This was our first stay in Kennebunkport and I had been told by a friend to try On the March. His praise for this restaurant was absolutely accurate.

As we drove down the driveway we first saw how beautiful and tranquil the grounds were. We were not more than a quarter mile from the busy Kennebunkport downtown area. It was so nice to be at this oasis

John, was the host who met us as we came into this beautiful restaurant. He was very personable and it set the tone for the rest of the evening. We were seated next to the window which had view of the area behind the restaurant. Magnificent!

Our server was so nice. She took our drink orders and brought us the artisan cheese and meat appetizer. The homemade meats and the cheeses were tremendous. We spent 20 - 30 minutes just enjoying this with a great glass of wine. My wife ordered the butter poached Lobster and I had the lamb and both were terrific. The sides with both were also great. For dessert my wife had the duo chocolate and I had the trio of sorbet with a cappuccino. Another great course. As the check was brought to us the chef sent out a small dessert of whip cream with Amarretto. What a finish. We found the cost of the dinner to be less than we would pay for the same food in Boston and this dinner was so much better.

As good as the food was what I will remember is how beautiful the grounds were and how wonderful the service was. If you add that to a perfect meal, it was a night to remember. We can't wait to go back!

Visited June 2014
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Kennebunk, Maine
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Dining Ambiance in area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Yes it is romantic but the food and service is very good also. Comfortable is a good description. Wine selection and cocktails are very good

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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