The dining room is particularly
The dining room is particularly romantic for an anniversary. It boasts a wonderful sunset view over Boothbay Harbor. The staff pays particular attention to their guests.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an outstanding dinner with a beautiful ocean view. Everyone was particularly attentive and helpful. We were given the seat we had requested. We received a complimentary glass of champagne which was particularly meaningful since we were celebrating an anniversary. We were still talking about how wonderful the experience was the next morning. The fact that they sent uf off with a breakfast muffin didn't hurt! We are looking forward to returning.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice dining experience...
I read the recent blog on Maine Magazine Online --- Eat Maine Section. It was a stellar article so we put 88 on our list. We were not dissappointed. Fantastic views. Creative menu. Thoughtful wine list. Service is attentive but not over the top. Ambiance is really beautiful. You will not be dissappointed. We'll be back to stay overnight at Spruce Point on our next visit to Boothbay Harbor.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Anniversary Choice
This is a magnificent location with the open Atlantic framed wonderfully from your table. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed and made to feel like special guests. The service was professional, attentive and engaging, making appropriate suggestions and accurate descriptions of the meals. We started with the Glidden Point oysters which are local, plump and deliciously briny. My wife had the tenderloin which was prepared perfectly and was as tender as could be. I had the steamed lobster which was perfectly done and cracked before plating to make what sometimes can be a messy experience into a most enjoyable and satisfying one. At the end, we were presented with Inn- packaged bran muffins as a late night snack or morning treat.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant surroundings and superb
Elegant surroundings and superb service in an upscale environment. Entrees reasonably priced with nice presentation. Much appreciated were Sorrvery good wines at modest prices.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
High-class Boothbay dining
We chose Spruce Point for our only fancy meal during our one-night July 4 stay in Boothbay largely because it was out of town and thus parking would be easy. Eating at 7pm meant we got a table overlooking the harbor and could watch all the preparations for the festivities.
By the way, the food and service were very good, too! Started us off with a complimentary glass of bubbly which my wife stayed with through the dinner, followed by a single scallop 'amuse-bouche'. We each had excellent seafood appetizers and entrees, with no need for dessert. The server was attentive but not hovering and the wine list is varied and well-organized. Only negative is that the Maine 'Cellardoor' wines are overpriced relative to the other offerings.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A "Wow" Dining Experience
A dinner that exceeded our already high expectations. A rare find on Maine's mid-coast. Highly recommended!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining and incomparable view
"88" is Spruce Point Inn's "fine dining" restaurant, and it lives up to that description. We celebrated an anniversary there last weekend and could not have been more pleased. The service was perfect and the food was gorgeous -- wish I could post pictures! After a complimentary glass of champagne, an amuse bouche of gazpacho set the tone -- it was delicious! The Damariscotta oysters are (according to my husband) the best in the world. The signature salad, with its nasturtiums and goat cheese, is almost too pretty to eat, but I'm glad I did! We each had the lobster, beautifully presented and served with corn-off-the-cob, fingerling potatoes, and drawn butter. The hot fudge brownie was deliciously decadent. A perfect anniversary spot!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice dinner at 88 at Spruce Poin Inn. Food was great, service was good, great atmosphere.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family summers in Maine and I come periodically. Have been to Inn two-three times. Great food, great service. Perfect for mature kids and for grown ups.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
88 is a magnificent gem in Boothbay Harbor. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The menu was diverse with a combination of local cuisine and traditional entrees. We traveled with 2 children (10 & 6) who are well behaved. The chef prepared special entrees for them. The staff was excellent - they made the entire experience very special. I highly recommend and will definitely visit 88 the next time we are in Maine.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining experience.
The 88 restaurant was great for our 30th wedding anniversary and the service was exceptional. Great water view and great music.
Food was exceptional! Would recommend the 88 to everyone staying at the Spruce Point Inn!!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Atmosphere, Good Cuisine
Great place, but they need a sommelier. We ordered a bottle of champagne and they brought it out, opened it, and served us warm champagne. Why even open a warm bottle? As for the food, it was very good. Scallops appetizer had three large scallops, which were perfectly cooked; the pink peppercorn sauce was delicious, but needed more. Raw oysters from Glidden Point were clean and cold. 88 gets big points for the thoughtful, nice touches - a free glass of champagne to start; an amuse bouche; warm cheddar biscuits; and a parting gift. Chicken breast stuffed with arugula cranberry stuffing and a side of risotto was high quality chicken and super flavorful, served sliced. We also enjoyed the sliced, rare tuna, maple glazed. Try it!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent. Started with complementary champagne snd ended with muffins to bring home for breskfast.
The grilled scallop appetizer and crab stuffed haddock were delicious. The view at sunset was absolutely beautiful! Will go back again.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly the finest dining I
Truly the finest dining I have experienced here in Maine.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 3rd visit to 88 at the Spruce Point Inn. 88 was where we celebrated our wedding day and we make a special visit each year to enjoy a romantic evening. The service and cuisine is excellent, the view of the water beautiful. We hope to come back each year and celebrate at our special restaurant.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Serving up Memories
This place is all class. Classy setting. Classy room. Classy staff. Great chef. Great food. And, the price was reasonable. One of the most memorable evenings at dinner.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only Getting Better
Always a well-regarded dining experience, the Spruce Point Inn has established a new level of excellence and sophistication.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in Boothbay Harbor Maine
We spent a week in the Boothbay Harbor area and dined out once a day. Not surprisingly, there are many restaurants to choose from. We enjoyed all our meals. Our Spruce Point Inn experience was at another level. Our table was located in a glassed extension of the main restaurant. We had a beautiful view of the water and the sunset. Our waiter engaged us in the level of conversation we wanted (friendly but not chatting us up), and was fully conversant with the menu choices and the way they are prepared. The service was outstanding and our food was delicious!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spruce Point 88 excels
We were in Maine for a week and ate at 88 three evenings.
The dining room is beautifully decorated but doesn't detract from the spectacular view. The sunsets are gorgeous.
Between us we tried a variety of starters, salads, entrees and desserts and each one was excellent. Entrees include seafood, duck, lamb and beef. The blueberry pie tasted like homemade. The service is very attentive and well-paced but not intrusive. The wait staff is knowledgable and the kitchen accommodates individual preferences.
Nice touches including a welcoming glass of champagne and a take-home muffin at the end of the meal.
Makes a very nice change from the touristy lobster/burger/fries places (which we also frequent).
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The duck was excellent.
My wife and I each ordered the duck, which we often do at a nice, upscale restaurant. I would rate it in the top 2 duck meals that I have ever had. We both really enjoyed it.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in the mid-coast...
I've tried many if not all there is in the mid-coast. You would need to go to Belfast to the north and Portland to the south to "dine" out. These folks pay attention to details. The service is attentive, but not over the top. Staff are well trained. Ambiance is really terrific. Chef's know what they are doing. Wine list could use some depth, but the hotel is closing soon for the winter season (unfortunately), so they get a pass.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best sunset view in Boothbay!
Enjoyed a very romantic dinner overlooking the water at sunset. Dinner was very good. Great place for ambiance.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining in Boothbay Harbor
I stumbled across this restaurant while looking in the Boothbay Harbor commerce book. I had been looking for a fine dining restaurant while staying in Boothbay Harbor and was excited to try 88. It did not disappoint. The food was savory and presented well. And our waiter Domingo was really good. My only complaint was that there was no second waiter to help him. He had six tables to cover and no one to help him clear plates, fill water glasses or offer pepper. I will also say that the entrees came out slow - for only 6 tables taken in the restaurant I wouldn't want to be here on a busy night. The ambience was great and we had a beautiful view of the harbor. Would definitely return to 88.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at 88 at Spruce Point Inn is exceptional. Every dish is a work of art to look at, and the taste does not disappoint. Your first bite will make your taste budscome alive with satisfaction. The service is also warm and friendly, somewhat formal, but if you engage with the staff they are receptive as well. This may be the consistently finest restaurant we have ever visited.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM