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“Hidden gem in Southwest Harbor”
Review of Xanthus

Xanthus
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Each table in Xanthus boasts a view of Acadia's mountains, Somes Sound, and the outer islands of Frenchman's Bay. A buffet breakfast and dinner are served daily when the hotel is open. The new hotel bar, which features an atrium skylight and detailed woodwork, is a popular setting for pre- dinner cocktails. Evening dinner service includes candlelit tables, linen, fresh flowers and attentive service. The menu changes regularly and features thoughtful regional cuisine using the finest local ingredients, fresh seafood and organic produce. Our wine list is carefully selected and offers interesting wines from around the world, both by the bottle and the glass. In keeping with the setting, appropriate attire is requested in the evening, and while jackets are not required, they are suggested.
Arlington, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hidden gem in Southwest Harbor”
Reviewed June 24, 2011

The restaurant has enormous windows looking out on the harbor. It is tastefully decorated with beautiful fresh flowers everywhere. The wait staff were welcoming, warm, and very professional. The food was delicious. Our party enjoyed the squash soup, skirt steak, swordfish and chicken dishes. Chocolate souffle was divine. Nice linen tablecloths and an atmosphere from yesteryear, updated with style. We have already recommended it to friends.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spectacular setting, very good food, but wait staff not properly trained”
Reviewed August 11, 2010

Keep dining party small. Get there early, enjoy drinks at dockside bar overlooking the harbor. Have a Mainetini. Play a little croquet. The dining room is well appointed with very nice views. The hostess was pleasant and accommodating. The problem was that the table was not completely set when we were seated. The staff was unsure of how to properly set.

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