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The Maine Harvest @ The Harraseeket Inn
162 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032
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The Maine Harvest @ The Harraseeket Inn Details
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Private Party Facilities:
The Cumberland Room is located just to the rear of the dining room and can accomodate up to 20 people. It"s a lovely setting with windows looking over the gardens.
Private Party Contact:
Melissa Brady (207) 865-9377
A word from The Maine Harvest @ The Harraseeket Inn
The Maine Harvest @ The Harraseeket Inn features American cuisine with a Continental flair in a casual yet elegant setting. Our Chef’s utilize the freshest in locally purveyed organic and all-natural cuisine. The Maine Harvest features tableside preparations and tableside desserts. A house
specialty is the Chateaubriand for Two, flamed and carved tableside. We are pleased to be recipients of the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. Our knowledgeable staff are there to assist you in pairing the perfect wine with your meal. For another special treat, join us for our celebrated Sunday Brunch. We were recently voted "Best Brunch" by the Down east Magazine's 2010 readers poll.
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While we had friendly service, we
wouldn't return because the food was poorly prepared. This was especially surprising because we were there on a Sunday night and there were only six other tables, so there was no pressure at all on the kitchen. I think our entrees must have sat under a heat lamp or something because we took our time with the appetizers. My filet, which I ordered medium rare, was served medium well, and the kale and potatoes were cold. My partner's gnocchi was overwhelmed with pine nuts and burned on the bottom. The waitperson was very apologetic and accommodating, replacing my overcooked filet with a properly cooked one and comping us a dessert and espressos, but there really should be no mistakes given the prices."
Dined on 6/29/2014
My wife and I came to the Maine
Harvest to celebrate our anniversary. We had a wonderful meal and our wait person, Carlos, was outstanding and full of information. He helped us choose a bottle of wine and he recommended Treana red wine from Paso Robles. We had never heard of it before but true to his word, it was excellent. We started by sharing a Caesar Salad that was cold and crisp with excellent dressing. My wife ordered the simple steamed lobster and I ordered the fillet mignon, medium rare. The meat was done to perfection and her lobster was excellent. The garlic infused mashed potatoes were very tasty. For desert we had strawberry rhubarb pie with ice cream. The crust was like a pastry. Service was unhurried. Highly recommended!"
Dined on 6/22/2014
Our visit to The Maine Harvest was
very good. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was just what we hoped for. The staff was very attentive to the reason for our visit, which was to celebrate my wife's birthday. Very enjoyable and looking forward to another visit."
Dined on 5/24/2014
We had not been to Maine Harvest
in a while. We were very pleased with the choices and the food was very, very good. We shared shrimp coctails and then had the Filet special. Everythng is very fresh and locally sourced and you can taste it. They accomodated dietary requests easily. Our waiter could have been more attentive and a tad friendlier but otherwise a nice dinner in a nice location. "
Dined on 5/17/2014
The best kitchen and and most
romantic dining room in the Portland area. Simply a must go."
Dined on 5/10/2014
We (2 couples) had a lovely,
leisurely, meal at a table by the fire on a quiet Sunday evening. Service was superb. Food was very good. We all enjoyed our entrees and the bananas foster prepared table side. Love the fact that they use local meats and produce."
Dined on 4/13/2014
We had a gathering of family and
friends at the Harraseeket's Maine Harvest Dining Room this past weekend and couldn't have been more pleased. Our waiter, Carlos, was excellent and very knowledgeable about both wine and food. He was attentive but not intrusive and made several excellent menu suggestions. Try the Spiced Lamb Surf and Turf with lamb tenderloin and jumbo Maine scallops, it was fabulous. Bananas Foster for dessert...prepared tableside...just the perfect ending to a perfect meal!"
Dined on 3/29/2014
This restaurant is the perfect
place for a special event dinner. Was celebrating our 30th anniversary. The food is delicious, service without fault, atmosphere perfect. We were there early as we like to eat early so cannot speak for later in the evening."
Dined on 3/22/2014
We always try to go to the Maine
Dining Room in February when they offer their special "game menu" but had not been for a few years. Delighted to say that it was as good, if not better, than ever. Our party tried the Elk Osso Bucco; Cornish Game Hen; and Pheasant Pot Pie - all delicious. Fantastic desserts as well. Highly recommend."
Dined on 2/15/2014
The service and atmosphere was
very nice. The soup was excellent but the main dinner was a disappointment. We had a much better meal at the Jameson Tavern the next evening for much less."
Dined on 12/30/2013
This is the best restaurant in all
of Maine - food and ambience is over the top"
Dined on 10/21/2013
Food was good. Service was good.
Dined on 10/7/2013
What a wonderful dining
experience! We first had drinks in the charming Drawing Room and then we're shown to our table by the fireplace. We had excellent service and an outstanding meal. I LOVE scallops and have never had larger, sweeter, more perfectly prepared than this evening! Wish we lived closer......"
Dined on 9/28/2013
As a FL/ME resident, I've been
meaning to go there for years...we should have gone sooner, because we really enjoyed it. We'll definitely return!"
Dined on 9/5/2013
The Maine Dining Room at the
Harraseeket Inn once again surpassed our expectations. Having been there a few times, we decided to try something new. Wow, the Chateaubriand melted in our mouths! Can't wait to go again!"
Dined on 8/23/2013
Simply outstanding. In a Inn so
not a stand alone restaurant, but absolutely New England elegant interior with excellent food and service. Went to it twice in a two night visit of Freeport. Well worth it. Not inexpensive, but a great experience for the price."
Dined on 8/18/2013
We found this restarant on Open
Table are was pleasantly surprised. The food was outstanding , I had the duck in blackberry sauce. The service was friendly and professional. Dinner was a high point of our trip to Freeport."
Dined on 8/10/2013
Very consistant...Quiet ..Your
able to talk without shouting..."
Dined on 7/8/2013
We enjoy The Maine Dining Room for
special occasions, and have been going here for twenty years with consistently exceptional results."
Dined on 6/27/2013
Except for a failed soup and
somewhat slow service the food and ambience were excellent"
Dined on 4/6/2013
It was old fashioed festive for a
Christmas gathering! Food was great and service was too! We would definitely go there again....."
Dined on 12/24/2012
Great restaurant if you're old!
Salads were lame. The special salad had two cranberries on it, three pieces of butternut squash and a curl of parsnip. The house salad was very plain. Overall, the food was not a good experience. I was very disappointed 'cuz I planned this for my daughter's birthday, and the food was under-whelming!"
Dined on 10/20/2012
The tableside preparations of
salad & dessert were outstanding. Service was great. The presentations were lovely. The scallops were execellent. The pork dish was fine, but undercooked. Okay for other meats, but not pork."
Dined on 9/18/2012
Not on their game the night we
went. Usually a 5 star for a special occasion like our anniversary. Might have to do with being a Monday,and being understaffed but had a long list of disappointments: no menus on arrival, cocktail had less vodka in the glass than I usually spill. Asked server if the lobster/chorizo/spinach special was served in a sauce- answer was yes, butter. Starters eventually arrived and were tasty. My wife ordered the rib eye steak with bernaise medium rare and it arrived well short of rare. Oops no problem. A fresh plate arrived 15 minutes later with the beef done medium well. We often visit just for dessert. A chocolate souffle was more a diluted soggy bread pudding. Having to ask for change (oops)sealed the night"
Dined on 8/6/2012
Haven't been there for many years.
No longer an elegant dining experience. Room has become frayed and musty and badly in need of a facelift. Gigantic portions requiring a doggy bag. Fresh ingredients but uninspired menu. Won't be coming back."
Dined on 8/3/2012
food is always great...love the
blueberry pie!!! a favorite of ours."
Dined on 7/28/2012
Service was warm an friendly. Food
was outstanding. We had a wonderful meal."
Dined on 7/27/2012
Our waitress forgot our coffee &
lines were long for popovers/prime rib otherwise I would have given 5 stars for service/ambiance. This was our 2nd time. Celebrating my b'day weekend. We were here a year ago & absolutely loved it. The variety of food from lobsters, prime rib, eggs cooked in various ways, dansom plum champagne infused smoothie soup with creme with mint to the absolutely yummy chocolate decadence cake, blueberry pie & so many other desserts are only some of food served at this delicious Sunday brunch. We will definitely go there again next time we're in Freeport, Maine. It's in the Harraseeket Inn. I've had Sunday brunches at other 5 star hotels in USA including Hawaii, Europe, Japan & Canada but this brunch beats them all"
Dined on 7/22/2012
Food was excellent, service was
prompt but not intrusive or rushing, it was quiet and conversation was easy. The only thing that sticks in my head is the ambiance. Its nice, but a little stuffy for my taste. It is the kind of place you take family to. If you are looking for an upscale trendy gastronomical experience this isnt for you. But if you are looking to quietly dine in one of the most beloved dining rooms in the area, you'll enjoy it."
Dined on 12/10/2011
It was a special evening
celebrating our 3rd Anniversary. We like to go to the Maine dinning room frequently for special occasions. The food and service is amazing. We had the lobster stew for an appetizer and then our entree was the rib eye and filet mignon. Both cooked perfectly with the perfect seasoning and flavor. We ended the evening with their souffle. It was delicious...also they gave us a white rose for our Anniversary. :)"
Dined on 6/26/2012
Outstanding gem in Freeport, ME.
Worth a drive from Portland."
Dined on 3/31/2012
Our reservation was at 730. We did
not receive our appetizers until 820, and the rabbit confit was overcooked and dry and the porkbelly was so smaller than a piece of Bacon and also overcooked. The entrees were good and cooked well, however we did not receive them until 915. Dessert was ok, but the creme brulee was undercooked. All in all it wad not good quality for the pro e and the service was abysmally slow. We were a party of two and dinner took close to three hours."
Dined on 2/18/2012
We came here for the first time on
Valentines Day in 2012. I was concerned about being out on this busy holiday as we have been celebrating this one at home for years. The staff at the Maine Dining Room showed little strain from the crush. Our server was always available when we needed him but not hovering. We shared the Chateaubriand and the table-side preparation was very professionally handled. The meat was done perfectly and of an outstanding quality. We prefer to patronize establishments that serve local, organically raised meat and vegetables and this place fills the bill with class. We will be back!"
Dined on 2/14/2012
Exceptional food, wonderful
atmosphere, terrific service"
Dined on 2/4/2012
We were pleasantly surprised with
the food and atmosphere. It is not stuffy and pretentious like it used to be. The staff has always been great."
Dined on 12/16/2011
We have been coming to the
Harraseeket for many years and always a delicious and gourmet meal we have had. Atmosphere is beautiful and the service is excellent."
Dined on 11/11/2011
Best Sunday brunch ever! All you
can eat lobster PLUS other fine selections"
Dined on 10/18/2011
Fantastic!! We arrived late (9:30
PM) which was closing time. Instead of turning us away, they were very welcoming and seated us at a beautiful table. The waitress Christine was wonderful. She even suggested dessert when we were the only people left in the restaurant. Beautiful room, great food (best lobster bisque ever!) and wonderful service."
Dined on 10/7/2011
Food was excellent and the service
superb. Atmosphere was quiet and comfortable"
Dined on 9/30/2011
My husband and I loved the Sunday
brunch. We were both in heaven because we could eat lobster and prime rib. Of course, we had our veggies. And the apple crumb cake was yummy as was the lemon cheese cake. We had to take a stroll to help digest our brunch. It filled up soon so I was glad we made a reservation. We were so glad we went. We were debating whether to cancel because we had eaten a very rich meal the night before. But imagine we would have eaten more on Sunday if our stomachs weren't still busy digesting the night before's dinner. It was reasonably priced for a very nice Sunday brunch. It had a nice variety. Oh yes, we both tried the baked brie=delicious."
Dined on 9/18/2011
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