Earth at Hidden Pond
#1 in my book! ALWAYS!This hidden gem is simply amazing!
Danielle and her staff are above and beyond! Ken Oringer and his chefs tickle your fancy with dining extraordinaire!
The incredible "Earthy" decor whisks you away to a place of peaceful comfort embraced by a deja vue experience of times gone by..an exquisite mix of "Camp Mess Hall Chic" to "Back Porch memories"!
There is a feeling of excitement with calm, fun with wonder and being in the woods charm with finest dining atmosphere all beautifully melded together.
A visit to Earth is truly an extraordinary experience! The dining is beyond exquisite, it is amazing and out of this world fantastic! Each and ever taste, bite & morsel sends your senses into oblivion! Try it...let yourself embrace the experience!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMStellar service and foodDined twice this week at Earth. I could not have been more pleased. The service was excellent, and the Chef's selections superb. The ambience was warm and romantic. The views from the screened in porch were beautiful and complemented the warmth of the main dining room with a roaring fire on this rather chilly week in June. Locally sourced organic ingredients were used , and the presentation of the food was outstanding. A culinary delight, which I will savor6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCasual EleganceWhat a beautiful spot. Wonderful warm atmosphere. Exciting food combinations and flavors that were absolutely delicious. A very special evening!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Eats!We had a fabulous dinner. It was a perfect way to end a long season of work. We were able to unwind, relax, and enjoy the wonderful tastes from Earth.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMup to dateEarth takes a very up-to-date view of food with brilliant, creative combinations and techniques. We had the most amazing fried potatoes with ancho ketchup, "pillows of happiness" ricotta puffs, and other vegetarian masterpieces. The central chandelier is a preserved apple tree. Lots of lovely small touches make this the perfect place for an enchanting evening.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique, beautiful dining experienceUnique, beautiful dining experience. The food selections are very interesting and varied. The waitstaff was very attentive. I look forward to returning.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!Everything about my evening at Earth was perfect. The remote yet accessible location set the stage, away from the frenetic summer scene. Rustic, relaxed elegance was the stage from the beautiful grounds and interior to the staff attending to every wish. And finally was elevated even further by the incredible, innovative food. Danielle and Justin orchestrated the evening flawlessly, bravo! Earth is a "whole new cool" in dining.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEarth at Hidden Pond is a special pAlthough tucked away near Kennebunkport, this is a unique spot. Beautiful location and spectacular food.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of the way & out of this world5 friends who are requiring of food and restaraunts came for dinner on the holiday weekend.
The staff was welcoming & friendly and answered all of our detailed questions about the spot, the chef, the gardens etc.
From the moment our drinks were delivered poolside to the last taste of the incredibly delicious dinner, the experience was fantastic.
Worth the trip to Kennebunk and the woods.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticEverything was amazing - food, service, ambience...everything!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticEarth exceeded our expectations. We loved it all. Can't wait to bring our friends back.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Pond Is A Hidden Gem.Earth is nestled amongst quaint Maine cottages deep inside the Hidden Pond grounds. The waiter was aware it was our anniversary and for dessert, he set an intimate place for us on the leather couch in front of the huge fireplace where I sipped on a Port and we shared a wonderfully prepared warm dessert pastry. There were also small stone fireplaces outside surrounded by inviting chairs; we visited.
This was our first visit and truly one of our best restaurant “experiences”. Take note that I didn’t say just “food”. While the food was very good, fun and not boring, the entire experience (food, service, fireplaces and well-kept grounds) was absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend Earth to anyone looking for that “special evening”.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNothing like it!This was our third time back to "Earth" We plan on many more. It is like no other we have been to. Aptly named,From the drive in, to the ambiance & décor, it is just beautiful. The appetizers, dinners and desserts like works of art. Every component has a good reason for being there. They all work together to make these dishes especially delicious. Service was excellent. Arrive early and enjoy a drink at the beautiful bar, by the indoor fireplace on the leather sofa or outside by the pool in cozy cabana like couches. Heck you could even enjoy a drink by the bonfire in the Adirondack chairs made from the wood on the property while listening to the peepers in the forest. Bring your GPS. This is not well marked, but it added to the experience.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Spot in Southern MaineJustin Walker's addition as executive chef took an excellent restaurant to superb. Local, creative and wonderful combinations of food--who ever thought of a sauce with stinging nettles and black trumpet mushrooms--distinguish the cuisine. Everyone, including the kids, fussy Uncle Ralph and Grandma, can find interesting menu options that include pizza, pasta and burgers. Reservations are tough in the summer, but you can eat at the ample bar (if you can find a seat). Try the small bites, especially the Shishito peppers as a snack, don't miss the fried oyster with smoked pepper relish starter and the scallops are a must for the entree. Pair with a Londer Pinot Noir. There's a new gelato machine that produces divine ice creams for dessert.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasions onlyFood and drinks -- too creative, sometimes tasty, WAY too pricey!!
Service, decor, ambiance -- priceless!!
Love after dinner drinks by the fire pit, but next time we go, we'll sit outside and order beer and appetizers so we can enjoy the place without spending a fortune!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM