Earth at Hidden Pond
Earth at Hidden Pond

Earth at Hidden Pond

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.earthathiddenpond.com/
  • Phone: 2079676550x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Walker
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle Johnson Walker 2079676550x
  • Entertainment: Wednesday evenings at Farm Bar, from 7-9pm, in July and August

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hidden Pond Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet offered on weekends
A word from Earth at Hidden Pond
A collaboration with James Beard Award-winner and Boston restaurateur Ken Oringer, Earth promises an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you yearning for more. Nestled amongst balsam trees and birch forest, Earth is the result of a vision—one that embraces community and supports relationships between the world of outstanding cuisine and the farmers and foragers who provide the tools with which we compose incredible fare. Simple yet innovative, Earth"s menu focuses on "farm to fork" freshness. In addition to local meats and seafood, ingredients are used from one of two onsite organic gardens—picked daily and incorporated into each dish to enhance the many flavors and provide a taste that only fresh ingredients deliver.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Earth at Hidden Pond reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (150)special occasion (131)romantic (124)scenic view (85)great for outdoor dining (81)notable wine list (68)hot spot (48)vibrant bar scene (32)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (27)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Earth lives up to the hype
    winegeek
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fabulous experience. The food was sensational. The lovely setting and fabulous service made it a memorable night. Only let down was the hostess who lacked warmth. Everything else apart from that first impression was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Earth
    Foodandwine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was very good. That being said, the service was absolutely horrible. The hostess was very rude and kept forgetting our name. She acted like she was doing is a favor by seating us. Not a great first impression. Then the drinks took longer than the appetizers despite asking numerous times. The appetizers came in normal time and then the entrees took an hour. Again, we tried to order more drinks and they took abnormally long. The poor service overshadowed the food and we would not recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing!
    riverdwellers
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Amazing place, ambiance, food and service........and will come back. Am wanting to give Gift Cert. to friends and relatives too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dinner
    OARM
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great farm to table food and ambiance. Great place in the fall and winter with big fireplace. Bar is great for drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner at Earth last week. I had a pasta dish that was truly the best pasta dish ever. Squid ink and trumpet mushrooms cut up finely so that every bite had the taste of each ingredient. I am describing this badly but trust me!! My husband had the Paella. He makes it at home and thinks his is the best. This was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So amazing must go
    Opentablereviewer
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Best dining experience, every flavor on point. Thoughtful wine list great local beer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dinner
    Boubou
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Once again, Earth "overmet" our expectations ! It was our 5th time at Earth ... we never miss it when we go down in the Kennebunks, each year. A bit pricy on the wine list, but we found our affordable wine : Petit Cochon Rouge. The food was out of this world, the service as well ... everybody in the house came to check if we were fine ... very very very nice place ! See you next year Earth !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David22H
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It was a lovely evening. The price was a little stiff so plan on paying up, but worth it. The outdoor environment was beautiful. The indoor room was fantastic! the lighting was spectacular. Over all a win for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Klroy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Amazing food and service at a reasonable price. Local food and local beer on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Earth bound
    Farmfresh
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We LOVE this place. Have been there 2x now and have nothing negative to say at all. The food is phenomenal, fresh and delicious. The combination of flavors is like heaven in your mouth. The specialty drinks are yum and the wine list superb. The knowledge of the wait staff is second to none. Ask a question about ANYTHING on the menu or the restaurant itself and the answer is immediate. Highly recommend this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hidden gem at Hidden Pond Resort
    PattyH
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    a hip restaurant in the middle of a lush wooded resort. service was accommodating and friendly without being intrusive. atmosphere was rustic and comfortable at the same time. loved the roaring fireplace. food was delicious - started with fried oysters with a pepper and bacon relish - excellent. the swordfish was the best i've ever had in a restaurant. the smokey pork loin was succulent and savory. worth making an evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went with a group of six and it was amazing loved the food, the wood fired lobster amazing!!! Enjoyed the experience and the service was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Thanks so much to Justin, our server and everyone else for giving us a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favs!
    Osteodoc02
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This place is a terrific gem. My wife and I love it and come here on special occasions. Every time we come the menu is different but the food is always fantastic. The wine and drink choices are great and we asked our waitress to pain our food with wines and she did an excellent job. Service is always good and the scenery is spectacular. I would come here everyday if I could!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Psquared
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Easily one of the best dining experiences of my life! the most interesting items was easily the meatballs. Beyond anything I've had before. Service was truly top notch. We made the trip to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and it was memorable beyond expectations (and the expectations were high!) Thank you for making a very special night for my wife and I. (I just wish you were a little bit closer to home! We live in Pennsylvania... it was well worth the trip!) thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant Dining Expereince
    Halbert
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Superb restaurant with impeccable service and unique dishes Wine List is great. If your in Kennebunkport, Earth restaurant is a Must Go To !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Special
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    ...This is a truly special restaurant - would be a choice spot in any city. The food is inventive and delicious, the service is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful!
    LoveToCook
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Fantastic dinner! We had a group of five, and showed up a bit early. They were not yet ready to seat us, but suggested that we go outside, and sit in the outdoor bar area or at a poolside table, until our table was ready. It was a beautiful evening and the cocktails were delicious, so the extra minutes outside set the tone for a great dinner. Our waitress was outstanding; offering great appetizer, food, and wine suggestions. The menu was varied, delicious, and contained imaginative dishes comprised of local, seasonal, sustainable fare. The atmosphere reflected a refined rustic environment, which produced a serene effect on our party. Had a great time, and hope to someday, somehow, get back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go before it closes for the season
    fmnbos
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I have been to Earth several times with my partner so I decided to take the executive team from my company there for dinner after our meetings. There were 6 of us and they all came away saying what an amazing exerience they had not only with the ambiance but mostly about the food. We will continue to return as Earth never disapoints.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magic hidden place
    HeandWe
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It is our second time at Earth within a year. This second time seemed even nicer than last year. A great concept and the fact that we see no kids around gives a break where adults can wine and dine in a magical ambiance. I would not see kids overthere, seems to me that it wouldn't fit. Food a bit expensive, but when you know a bit about it its understandable as everything is and taste so fresh, the mix of flavours needs mastering, the staff is great also, bar quite impressive. I would like to spread the word about it ... but, then, I would lose my little secret. Hope it won't change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical
    hkwdesign
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It was my hubby's birthday, but that's not really why we were going - it was the only night we could get a reservation. Our time here at Earth was simply magical, we both enjoyed every bit of our experience, the food was artfully displayed and each dish had many layers of textures and tastes...yes you will pay a bit more, but will leave with not one bit of regret. We cannot wait to return, and hope to be able to stay at Hidden Pond next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to find but worth the effort
    Marty
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food here is shockingly exceptional for country restaurant on a dirt road in what reminded me of a "hippie compound" in the best sense. My perfectly blended cocktail was followed by a good wine and the best, most creative lobster dish I've ever had. Desserts excellent. All food is locally sourced or grown on the compound. The restaurant has a sophisticated yet rustic feel, and diners dressed very casually. We had read that finding your way out of the compound is difficult, so we paid special attention when going in. Ha--we got lost anyway! We live in a major city and eat at best restaurants--Earth ranks with the best! Enclosed porch seating would be quietest area to sit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Splendid dining experience
    Joseph
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    One of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever had the pleasure of dining at. Delicious entrees, kind & attentive waitstaff, really just an overall 5-star experience. You'll be instantly enamored by the coziness of this place, I promise you. I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday, but really you don't need a special occassion to use as an excuse to go to Earth. Fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    Foodie80
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My family and I celebrated my parents' 40th anniversary at Earth. The experience was unforgettable. This restaurant is definitely a Maine gem and the food was equally as great at the ambiance. The service was wonderful and very kind. We loved their chicken wings; the best we ever had and we are foodies. It was an overall fantastic night and I am so grateful we celebrated at Earth. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reminds me of Atlanta hotspots!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wow. Excellent. Unexpected for our trip to Kennebunport. We ate here two night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food, bad service
    DinerfromWA
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our party of 6 had a reservation, were seated promptly when we arrived and was offered water right away. Then we waited for at least 10 minutes for our server to return to ask us for our drink order and then another 10-15 minutes for the drinks. Our server was not prepared for most of the menu/specialty drink questions we asked her. We also observed her bussing and setting tables when there should be someone else doing those tasks so she could concentrate on her table service. When you are trying to compete in the high-end restaurant space and charging these prices, your server should know the specialty drinks and menu items offered cold and service should be prompt and impeccable. The food, however, was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reluctant reviewer
    reluctantreviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    1. Arrived at 7:37 for a 7:30 reservation (construction prevented being early for a drink at the bar.) Our table on the porch was being set - it'd be a few minutes. We waited. 2. A party of 6, which arrived later, was seated. We waited. 3. Hustle and bustle at our table. We waited. 4. The party of 6 moved to "our" table, now joined to another to form a 6-top. I spoke to a hostess. We waited. 5. Spoke again to a hostess. We waited and were eventually sat at half the abandoned table and... waited. 6. 8:30: we got water. It was 8:45 before we were served $16.00 versions of a Cosmopolitan which we'd confirmed was served "straight up", but came mounded with ice that rose above the liquid. 7. Food & service couldn't atone for the sloppy start.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding service
    mmerriman
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had the opportunity to visit Earth last week while sailing. The grounds were beautiful. The décor was really interesting and cozy. Our party of 3 arrived on time and were promptly seated. The service throughout the evening was top notch. Wine pairing recommendations were on point. The menu posted on the website was out of date (bummer - I was looking forward to the Halibut). Apps were wonderful - ribs, tuna poke, meatballs, heirloom tomato salad. Nicely prepared, presented and all large servings. The mains were great - Paella was the perfect size and cooked perfectly. The swordfish was delicious, but plated oddly - the gooseberry smear was hardened and the plate looked empty. The wood grilled lobster was great, but simple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    RoadRunner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This restaurant exceeded our expectations in every category !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible service, great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Probably the best service at a restaurant in 5 years. Our waiter knew the menu and wine list inside and out and was a perfect gentleman with impeccable timing. The food was excellent, and very very fresh. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get away for a night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Unique Experience
    cjohnston
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Finding Earth Can be an experience in itself - down a dirt road in the middle of a maine forest , but it's worth the adventure. A very unique atmosphere, excellent service and food combined for a very Special experience. The restaurant is within a very upscale cabin resort and certainly good value given the unique experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A local have us the heads up!
    Deelishash45
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    And sooo glad she did! We would never have stumbled across it. Very remote which only adds to it's desirability! All offerings were prepared with an interest in culinary adventure. Some better than others- crab toast Devine. Service very attentive and friendly. Ambience comfortable with a bubbly vibe happening. Will certainly try to get back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Fabulous meal with wonderful attentive and unobtrusive service. A gem!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rustic Elegance
    Megmiller
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Lovely upmarket rustic style restaurant with a touch of elegance. Beautiful fireplace with a casual seating area as well as a candlelit screened in dining area. Fun bar atmosphere for a pre dinner drink. The food is excellent. Interesting flavours and great presentation. Portions are on the smaller side and prices are steepish with most entrees in the $39.-$40 range. There are some pasta items in the $20. to $25. range. Service is excellent and the wine list balanced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From New Orleans and love to eat.
    lovetwoeat
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    From the moment we drove down the dirt road we were so excited to start our adventure at Earth for dinner. I can't describe in words how beautiful it was inside and outside of the restaurant. The food was delicious, the waitress was so sweet and informative. We can't wait to come back to Maine and dine again at Earth at Hidden Pond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoughtful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Delicious, fresh food abounds. Our wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Appreciated the complimentary sparkling glass of bubbly to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Earth should be named Heaven
    AskerWilde
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We loved Earth! The food was incredible, excellent service, and a beautiful environment. They were even able to seat us early for our reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Of road dining
    Nigel5
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    If driving through the dark woods and up a mile long dirt trail doesn't intimidate you Earth is your kind of restaurant. The ambience is rustic exotic and in some ways so is the farm to table, organic menu. But don't let this put you off for Earth is an Experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait for a bad table!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Once we arrived at the restaurant we had to wait 25 minutes after our reservation time for a table. We were not offered any form of compensation for our inconvenience. Considering there is a $30 per head no show fee, I find this outrageous!!! Our table was in the center of the room directly under a cooling vent making everyone in our party uncomfortably cold. The staff had to bring a blanket for my wife. We had a late reservation so it would have been easy to move us to another table even before the appetizers arrived but that option was not offered. The food was very creative but not as tasty as in past visits. My halibut dish was overwhelmed by the lime in the dish, that is all I could taste.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Magical !
    Floridafoodies
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I felt like my soul danced as the chef shared himself in every morsel. Freshly foraged mushrooms from the surrounding woods, hand made pastas, wood smoked nectarines with yogurt and basil, a heartfelt composed salad and made to order doughnuts. . . All sound so simple but were executed in such a perfect manner that I will fly from Florida yearly to just eat here. The best meal I have had in the past 5 years !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.