The Maine Harvest @ The Harraseeket Inn

The Maine Harvest @ The Harraseeket Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harraseeketinn.com/
  • Phone: 2078659377x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Theda Lyden
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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 2078659377x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mallet Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
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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The Maine Harvest @ The Harraseeket Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (8)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (5)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Enjoyed our evening at The Maine Harvest. Service was outstanding, both the hostess and waitress. Beautiful space. Food was excellent. I had the mushroom quartet - very nice, the corn chowder and the scallops. All well-prepared. Reasonable wine list. Yummy blueberry pie for dessert!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrazerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had the asparagus salad and my husband had corn bisque to start. We both enjoyed them. We split the chateaubriand and it was very good. Nice table side presentation and plenty of food . A bit pricey but unpretentious. We save this place for special occasions but always go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    funtoeatVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second time at Maine Harvest and we enjoyed it as much the second time as the first. We come up to Freeport for the outdoor concerts but like to have a nice meal before hand, and Maine Harvest fits the bill. Would definitely return.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maine Dining Room
    2Live
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had a recent dinner reservation on a Friday night in the Maine Dining room. We were seated in the far dining room with about 3 other tables. Server came over and was ready to take our dinner order, without offering drinks. Food was good but server had absolutely no personality whatsoever. Maybe she was new and just not properly trained. The restaurant was not particularly busy and there were 3 servers on. The other servers were much more friendly and engaging, not just there to drop off the dishes on the table. The morning buffet breakfast was good, but very noisy with much loud ordering about of the staff by the hostess....Just our impression.
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  • Highly Underwhelming
    HDPB
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
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    romantic
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  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    CRogerTill
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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!
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 50 reviews are from the The Maine Harvest @ The Harraseeket Inn reviews archive.
  • Enjoyable experience
    Ronaldo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday dinner
    GrazerVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NYlobster
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The best kitchen and and most romantic dining room in the Portland area. Simply a must go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice classic restaurant
    Kimo
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food, great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special event
    maineshirl
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the game menu!
    NoRain
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pricey
    John
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    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.
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  • Committed to excellence
    oceanviewVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    This is the best restaurant in all of Maine - food and ambience is over the top
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Food was good. Service was good. Nothing exceptional
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  • Perfect!
    SanDiegogal
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    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......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As a FL/ME resident, I've
    FLMEVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely the best!
    PnBS
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maine Dining Room
    Henry
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    Twig
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    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.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very consistant...Quiet ..Your
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    Very consistant...Quiet ..Your able to talk without shouting...
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Excellent as always
    MaureenVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    We enjoy The Maine Dining Room for special occasions, and have been going here for twenty years with consistently exceptional results.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Except for a failed soup and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Except for a failed soup and somewhat slow service the food and ambience were excellent
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • It was old fashioed festive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    It was old fashioed festive for a Christmas gathering! Food was great and service was too! We would definitely go there again.....
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Great restaurant if you're
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    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!
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  • The tableside preparations
    HHIdining
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Not on their game the night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    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
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Haven't been there for many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    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.
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  • food is always great...love
    hjd12VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    food is always great...love the blueberry pie!!! a favorite of ours.
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  • Service was warm an friendly.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    Service was warm an friendly. Food was outstanding. We had a wonderful meal.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • The Best Brunch Anywhere!!!
    JoKo
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2012
    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. :)
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Outstanding gem in Freeport,
    JimB
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Outstanding gem in Freeport, ME. Worth a drive from Portland.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Our reservation was at 730.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    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.
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  • We came here for the first
    MaineManVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    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!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Exceptional food, wonderful
    Lambda
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Exceptional food, wonderful atmosphere, terrific service
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • We were pleasantly surprised
    GrazerVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    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.
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    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was excellent, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We have been coming to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    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.
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    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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