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On The Marsh Bistro
On The Marsh Bistro

On The Marsh Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.onthemarsh.com
  • Email: onthemarshdining@aol.com
  • Phone: (207) 967-2299
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Jeffrey A. Savage
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: On the Marsh Bistro offers private areas both downstairs and upstairs in the converted Barn circa 1800 for Private Events, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Off Site Meetings, Wine Dinners, Bridal Showers etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Sharon M. Allie (207) 967-2299
  • Entertainment: Live Piano on Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Special Events & Promotions:
    Weds. Prix Fixe Menu

    Thurs. Sushi at the Bar
    Sat. Piano.
    Gift Certificates Available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 9
  • Public Transit: On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On the Marsh Bistro has private parking on its three acre grounds for 200 cars, guests only. Valet Service is offered upon request three weeks prior to the event.
A word from On The Marsh Bistro
On the Marsh Bistro resides in a converted barn and farmhouse circa 1800 on 3 acres of plantings alongside a tidal salt marsh. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, James Beard Presenter 2011, NECN Platinum Plate, Voted Most Romantic and one of the top ten restaurants in Maine. Great for European style Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and Corporate Meetings. For the Adventuresome, try the table in the kitchen: bright lights, dirty dishes passing by and a peek behind the scenes of culinary skills at its best. Or try The Owner's Table where Exec. Chef Jeffrey A. Savage will create a menu especially for you paired with Wine. Requires one month notice. For our most romantic settin, request Table #16 and be tucked away with your loved one. You are invited to dine in a captivating interior with Antiques, Collectibles and Art, all available for purchase. Menu changes weekly. "It is around the table that friends and family best understand the warmth of being together..." Denise Rubin, ProprietressContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Worth the effort to find if you're in the area. Peaceful grounds located on the salt marsh that should be explored. Very welcoming staff and delightfully playful which was unexpected and made us feel right at home. We were invited to enjoy a cocktail at the cozy bar while our table was made ready. From start to finish the drinks and food were served with little wait and all were done to perfection. We now make it a point to visit when travelling to Kennebunkport."
    Dined on 7/21/2013
  • "We celebrated New Year's Eve at On the Marsh and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent. I had the Beef Wellington and it was out of this world. service was excellent and the second floor where we ate was beautiful."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Portion size is ridiculous...I had a tenderloin that was a good size for an appetizer"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "the entire experience was great. Loved the piano player and stuck around after dinner to hear him."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "What a great place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Could enjoy the Christmas Prelude fireworks from our table in a lovely warm environment through their beautifully clean windows. The short ribs were to die for!!!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The food and the service were very good, but the menu was very limited (5 appetizers and 5 entrees) and the portions were very small considering the cost of the meals."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This is the restaurant that we go to when we want our friends and family to feel special and it is especially magical at Christmas."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Always nice ro rerurn to The Marsh when we go back to Kennwbunk, food is always great, service super as always, do recommend....."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "7 of us dined here last Fri evening and we all had a terrific dinner and loved everything about this restaurant. It is lovely and the entire staff was wonderful. The food was excellent. We will definitely return! Thank you, On The Marsh, for starting our Prelude weekend with such a lovely experience!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "This is the second year we've taken our small company here for a holiday dinner. The festive decorations give the restaurant a wonderful holiday feel. The food was wonderful and the service exceptional. We will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I was worried about going out for a non-traditional Thanksgiving feast. It was fabulous! It felt like coming home. Thanks for a great experience!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Fabulous thanksgiving dinner! A wonderful family memory was made!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "First, we were surprised that we were put in a corner off from all the other diners especially when there were open tables for two still available. The table was good size, but we felt banished... We ordered bloody marys - they came in a small glass ( juice size glasses). My husband had a shrimp with his and the shrimp almost was the size of the glass. I sent mine back to be served in a more acceptable glass for a bloody... no celery either. My husband did not change his...Our soup/salds were wonderful and the turkey meal was great... could have had a green veg for color. The cranberry sauce was served in a very very small dish... there should have been two served (one for each)... Bread/butter were very good..Service was very good."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant very much! Warm, welcoming and beautifully decorated with a rustic yet elegant blend of contemporary and antique furnishings. The food is nicely done and presented. Menu changes due to local offerings. We appreciated that we were allowed to dine rather than be pushed through on a schedule. Fantastic venue for private celebrations and weddings as well without that corporate feel."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "My wife & I had a great overall experience on our first visit to On the Marsh in April, so when we and another couple were visiting Kennebunkport in Nov., we decided to try it again. All four of us were very impressed by the service, ambiance and, of course, the food. We each had different appetizers and entrees and no one was disappointed in any way. Alejandra, our server who hails from Chile and now lives permanently in ME, was fantastic. Her service was impeccable, friendly and attentive, all without being overbearing in any way. While there are many other fine dining choices in Kennebunkport, another visit to On the Marsh on our next trip to Kennebunkport will be hard to pass up. Highly recommended!!!!!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Amazing. Everything was perfect. Menu, food, ambiance, service. It is an old barn that has been beautufuly restored and decorated (in fact, everythig in the restaurant is for sale). I highly recommend this restaurant if you like fine dining."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "First off the interior is beautiful. Lots of lights & accessories.The food was good but not outstanding.The wedge salad was very good.The Haddock was nice, but rather down home style, nothing special Richard had the veal flank, which though nice was overdone. The waitress never asked how Richard wanted it cooked. The main spice seemed to be salt, as everything(outside of the salad)seemed a bit too salty. Not extreme, just a little over salty.The dessert was quite nice, kind of a "trio".The waitress was a little "unseasoned" but she was very nice overall, just needs a bit more experience.Overall nice, but I certainly didn't feel it warrants the extremly high scores as shown."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Great food, wonderful service, comfortable surroundings. Very interesting small plates and appetizers. Halibut and tenderloin prepared just as asked. Potato side was to die for.. Tantalizing dessert menu. 41/2 out of 5."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary dinner at On the Marsh and the experience was so fabulous we tried to make reservations for the next night. Sadly they were booked for a wedding. The food was exquisite, the wine list was robust and the staff was polite, professional and knowledgeable. This will be our go to dining choice when we visit Kennebunkport again."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Wonderful atmosphere, quiet, romantic, a great place to celebrate our 32nd anniversary. Our waiter was a perfect blend of humor, well-informed and not too intrusive. The food was good, but if you're looking for a wide variety of selections or large portions, you may not be satisfied, however we were content. The blueberry kuchen for desert was out of this world - never had anything better!! This is a wonderful place for a small wedding or special family occasions. Dinner is pricey, but the atmosphere and wonderful service make it worth that special occasion treat."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "This was a treat. A great ambience. The food was stellar. They have a great wine list plus superb desserts. I would be happy to return anytime. Easy walking distance from Kennebunkport or the beach area"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We were very impressed with the setting, interior and exterior. The food was excellent! Waitstaff were very attentive and knowledgeable. Just a great place. We will add it to our list of yearly visits."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "The food is excellent, well prepared. Service outstanding, and the ambiance is by far the best of any of our local restaurants with a vibrant bar and wonder wine list. Congratualtions!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "I had forgotten how absolutely terrific OTM is. The food was terrific and the service is impeccable. We all got different choices and sampled many entrees and each was great."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Food was superlative in a lovely setting. Will definately make this a regular stop on our visits to the Kennebunk area."
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "My wife and I vacation in Ogunquit every year. This restaurant gets better every year. There are several good restaurants in the area and this is one of the best. The waiter was excellent, the maitre'd friendly and welcoming and the food was excellent. So good in fact that when we returned to our hotel we booked another reservation."
    Dined on 7/21/2013