Spruce Point Inn - 88 Restaurant
Spruce Point Inn - 88 Restaurant

Spruce Point Inn - 88 Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sprucepointinn.com/88
  • Phone: 2076334152x606
  • Hours of Operation:
    6pm to 9pm, daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Stiles
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Located adjacent to Bogie"s, our casual pub-style bistro, the private dining room is perfect for an intimate meeting, cocktail party or private dining event. The room offers 600 square feet of meeting space and seats up to 40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Cindy Mastrella 2076334152x628
  • Entertainment: Enjoy the lively sounds from our restored player piano - a guest favorite for generations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Linekin Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary on site parking
A word from Spruce Point Inn - 88 Restaurant
88

Our well-known oceanfront dining room features Maine Coast cuisine. Dine in pleasant surroundings listening to the sounds of the ocean and enjoy the spectacular view of the entrance to Boothbay Harbor from the Atlantic Ocean -- dramatic sunsets filling the room. Maine coastal colors, local artwork, and soft lighting create a lovely, refined atmosphere. Featured dishes are prepared with the freshest seafood from local fishermen.

Attire in 88 is best described as “Smart Casual” --- collared shirts and dress trousers for gentlemen and equally appropriate attire for ladies. If worn, shorts should be walking length.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Spruce Point Inn - 88 Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (39)special occasion (32)romantic (30)fit for foodies (18)notable wine list (8)good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (4)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Special
    JannieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with great view in the right place in Maine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    excellent food, service and ambiance! The staff was amazing...friendly but professional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was disappointing as well as the menu selections.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Even better than I remembered
    300m
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Second visit in 15 years. Engaged to wife #2 here the first time. Wife # 3 was excited to try it and it is a wonderful, romantic, attentive and expensive restaurant. Ask for the Alcove for the view. I will come back again when in Maine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Start....Poor Finish
    MUAH
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our evening began in a beautiful setting, a welcoming champagne toast. Our dinners arrived, beautiful presentation, delicious. The problem is that we had a very distracted waiter. He actually told us he was distracted because of the other bigger table full of drinking diners.....more tip opportunity was our guess. We ordered our desserts, the Creme Brûlée trio and blueberry pie. The pie filling was very dry and the brûlée was liquid in the 1st cup. The waiter was shown and he whisked the plate away only to retrurn to say they were out of brûlée. We would have liked to try the other 2 of the trio but couldn't.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still the best
    LFBIV
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've been going here for 3 years and it is still the best spot in Boothbay Harbor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    DeeDeeVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were on vacation with two other couples and the restaurant and view of the harbor were beautiful, service superb, and the food was the best!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, again!
    1871FL
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We recently returned for dinner with friends and family visiting the harbor. Outstanding! One of the best restaurants in mid-coast Maine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food and super clean restaurant with beautiful view and outstanding customer service! We live local and can't believe we've missed this great restaurant! They made our 14th anniversary wonderful :)
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful and Spectacular
    livluveat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A gem hidden on the coast . Unfortunately it's not open year round.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food spectacular+service amazing
    Mccarthys
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fine dining at its best. Absolutely beautiful venue. From the moment you drive up you know you are somewhere incredible. Food was absolutely perfection! We had Scallops, lobster and steak. Everything was cooked and served perfectly. Thanks for special evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CHECK your bill before paying
    2timesayeargetaway
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The resturant is very nice & the view from only certain tables are beautiful. The food is great & it's truly fine dining $$$$$. Why Iam saying check your bill is becouse, we ordered two bottles of wine and was charged for ones that we had not even ordered and charged double!!!!! They are very sneaky about it bc they just want you to sighn the bill bc it's usualy charged to credit card unless you pay cash. They did not want to correct it at first. We had to explain the issue to two managers who was still reluctant and was only going to give 10% off bill which was not even close to what should of been taken off. Just beware & check bill before sighning or paying!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Place
    hopper
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was excellent, service very very friendly, Murray our server took the time to make sure everything was just right.Extensive wine list even though they didn't have my first choice , and my second choice was the last one. They need to get an expresso maker
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful in every way!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had such a lovely evening thanks in large part to our server Shauna who was delightful and attentive. The food and the view were spectacular and made us wish that we were staying with you at the SPI. Thanks for a wonderful anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kittyjoe
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My daughter & I had a wonderful dinner at 88 while staying at SPI. Once again we shared the crab cake for our appetizer which we had the night before at Bogie's. I was given a complimentary glass of champagne and we each were given a complimentary steamed dumpling stuffed with duck & spices. I ordered the seared scallops and my daughter ordered the 6 oz beef tenderloin. My scallops were cooked perfectly, nicely browned on the outside and served in a tasty citrus sauce. My daughter's steak was tender but lacking in flavor. Portion sizes were ample, perhaps a little to large but plated appealingly. We had several servers waiting on us through the evening and each was very personable and professional. T
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable experience
    Janibel1843
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a lovely meal and evening at 88s. I requested a table with a view; we were seated in the alcove with windows overlooking the water. The dining room was well appointed and tables widely spaced. Our servers were very pleasant and helpful. Our ordered dishes were supplemented by complimentary bubbly before, a strawberry/prosciutto bite, carrot cake cupcakes to take home. The food, with the exception of my oyster appetizer which was not a good value at $20 for 5 little ones, was amply proportioned and delicious. We also ordered the PEI mussel appetizer, the salmon and broiled haddock. While a bit pricey, the wine list was surprisingly moderate. Overall, a quality experience; we will plan to go there again when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service & a Great View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We very much enjoyed our dinner here--especially th3e complimentary sparkling wine and muffin to take home for breakfast! Food was excellent and the service was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and location.
    Coachne
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Not a fine diner in general, but if I can find a couplle of great entrees it's all I need. They have it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorely disappointed
    Travelingfoodies
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Spruce Point 88 is a beautifully appointed dining room with scenic ocean views. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to a lovely table. Service was attentive and friendly. The food was, at best, mediocre- far below our expectation for such a highly regarded restaurant- over- cooked haddock, nearly raw pan- seared scallops. There are many restaurants in the Boothbay Harbor area where you can enjoy better food for less money.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful, but food disappointing
    Addielee
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The Spruce Point Inn is a wonderful place in a picturesque, perfectly Maine location. You couldn't ask for a better view. The service was great and they brought out complimentary champagne and an 'amuse-bouche,' but for the reputation I would say the food leaves something to be desired. It was okay but nothing worth writing home about, which is what we were expecting to do based on what we had heard.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    1871FL
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We love SPI. Great service. Great food. Elegant and classy ambiance. Always friendly and warm. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    SprucePoint
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food and views make for a pleasant and relaxing dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable
    Have2return
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Spruce point is a FIVE star resort. Service, dining, lodging, cleanliness are all superb. Have stayed at spruce point three times, all using Sunset B. Very romantic and ristic with a beautiful view. Pretty good for a guy and lady , 73 and 80. We look forward to visiting again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at 88
    cah4food
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Wonderful experience, we had a group of 11 and the staff was very accommodating and attentive. The food was outstanding and nicely presented. We were given complimentary champagne and mouse for starters and a wonderful muffin at the end to take home with us. All in all a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular view, service and food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We went to 88 at the Spruce Point Inn to celebrate our 20th anniversary, since we got married here 20 years ago. It was fabulous then and is even more amazing now. The food was spectacularly presented, delicious and the staff was marvelous. It has a very classy and upscale ambience, without any pretentiousness. We went every night that we stayed at the Inn and it was fabulous every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    PFD43
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We went for our anniversary and had a very enjoyable experience. Our server Domingo was superb and we had a great time. Was a rainy night but still had great views from our table of the harbor. We would definetly go back another time. Great location and great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Spruce Point Inn - 88 Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Bellisimo!
    Joan
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in Boothbay Harbor
    MMS1979
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best sunset view in Boothbay!
    PGates
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Enjoyed a very romantic dinner overlooking the water at sunset. Dinner was very good. Great place for ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in the mid-coast...
    1871FL
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The duck was excellent.
    MarkD
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spruce Point 88 excels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    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). Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic dining room
    Francois
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    In this very classy place, the food and the wine that has been recommended were deceiving. The chef lacks experience, formation, so the food is imprecise. I had a filet of sole that tastes nothing but capers. The wine - well I prefer not to say. The resort Spruce Point Inn is still charming, and a good place that we would recommend, my wife and I.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service, what service?
    SilverFoxVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    A lovely venue, good food but man oh man do they need a Training Manager! There were so many issues that my wife and I made up a game of guessing what the poor souls were going to screw up next. Just a few: describing a palate cleanser as watermelon and it was sushimi, reaching across us to serve, setting down wrong entrees, not asking if we wanted another glass of wine, etc. I like coffee, just about had to shoot off a flare to get more AND the poor untrained waiter was nice enough to finally leave the silver pot and it was empty! Oh yea, I almost forgot, the staff were "whisperers", you know, told that they need to talk softly to fit the decorum. Well, that's OK for church but not OK for dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do not go
    Customer
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    Poor service and average food for 4 star prices. Waited an hour for our dinner when did come out our fish was not cooked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in Boothbay Harbor Maine
    oysterlover
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only Getting Better
    rfmiller
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Always a well-regarded dining experience, the Spruce Point Inn has established a new level of excellence and sophistication.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dinning but??
    Happyinmaine
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Alright, this restaurant is considered the fine dining experience at the spruce point inn. You must remember you are dining in Maine. A fine dinning experience in Maine will not compare to NYC, London, Marina del ray. I was completely happy with the quality of food and service because it was what I expected. For example. Service time is a slower, servers are seasonal workers who are working really hard but everything is forced. They aren't like the professional severs at some fine dinning restaurants. I would go back because the food was good and the views are to spectacular.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Serving up Memories
    saltpeter
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary3
    anniversary3
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.