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White Barn Inn
White Barn Inn

White Barn Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.Whitebarninn.com
  • Email: restaurant@whitebarninn.com
  • Phone: (207) 967-2321
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm -9:30pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:30pm -9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, European
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Cartwright
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties are offered in the White Barn Inn Wine Cellar. The Cellar seats 10-15 guests. Offered year round, seating at 7:30pm.
  • Entertainment: Talented Jazz Pianist entertains evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 9
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet and self parking in private lot.
A word from White Barn Inn
Fine American cuisine served in a fabulously converted barn. The White Barn Inn Restaurant is a AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star and Relais Gourmand property with four course Prix Fixe Menu at $109 per person, and subject to availability, a nine course Prix Fixe menu at $165 per person, both featuring the finest fresh local ingredients.

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Diner Reviews
  • "If you have not been to the White Barn Inn, then make it a point to go at some point in your dining lifetime."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food and service were great, but for the money, I expected better. I'm not sure the White Barn in would get a Michelin star if New England was rated. The the price point it is charging, everything needs to be almost perfect and while it was very good, other places in New England are a little better. I can think of Menton or Oishii in Boston and a step above."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service was attentive without being overbearing and the food was exquisite. It is very expensive, especially with some cocktails, but it was worth every penny."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Once again we were treated to delectable food in a peaceful atmosphere and exceptional service. Well done."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Ambiance is phenomenal. Service was top-notch. The dining room is beautiful. I had beef tenderloin and it's the best steak I have ever had and I eat a lot of steak at finer restaurants because I am a picky eater and not as foodie. I also love the seasonal bistro they do."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Absolutely outstanding in every single respect. The service was warm, helpful, quintessentially professional. From the gentleman who opened our car door and walked us into the building to the maitre 'd to each person who assisted at our table throughout dinner. The prix fixe was wonderful--each dish was unique, delicious, and a complete work of visual and culinary art. The ambience was wonderful--lovely, quiet (how great to be able to dine AND talk!!!). Loved the sparkling lights in the trees and bushes outside the window. Magical. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the evening. We'll be back. (After we sell our children, ha, ha.)"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "As the brother of a chef and the boyfriend of a chef in training, it's safe to say that I'm a restaurant fanatic. However, this unbelievably fantastic dinner was quite possibly the greatest dining experience I've ever had. Everything, from the attire of the servers and staff, to the gorgeously crafted sculptures on each of the tables, to the upper rafters of the dining room being decorated with such charm, captured our attention and captivated it all throughout the meal. Meanwhile, the courses were exceptional at pleasing our eyes with such beauty and craftsmanship in the arrangement, as well as enchanting our appetites with such balanced flavors and distinct tastes, that this was truly a once in a lifetime dinner. Excellence achieved here."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Two Menu choices, 9 course or 3 course tasting menu. Impeccable service. Décor relaxing and intimate, yet a shared experience. Friendly, not stuffy. I went with my 18 year old daughter for a birthday dinner. We chose the 3 course menu, which was one of the more memorable dining experiences I have had. $$$$$ but worth it. Complex flavors, yet well balanced with beautiful presentation and service. I would definitely go back. I live in NYC and have had many notable dining experiences and the White Barn would definitely be on a must go to list, if in Kennebunkport. Reserve early, I am sure it would be a hard table to acquire "in season"."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The White Barn Inn is absolutely exceptional! Everything from start to finish truly adds to the experience. The staff was warm and welcoming and each one wished us a Happy Anniversary! (They clearly paid attention to the "additional notes" section.) The dinner and service was impeccable. But remember it is all tasting menu (and Pre-Fixe prices), so go hungry. It is absolutely worth the money for such a dining experience. The White Barn Inn is sure to impress all foodies and lovers!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My second time experiencing the magnificence of this restaurant, the food and service was excellent as expected! Snow added to the ambience once again with lighted trees outside and snow flakes falling. An experience to be had for sure. The lobster over linguini did not disappoint, nor did the halibut. I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't enough time left between courses. Perhaps because it was a Wednesday night and there weren't as many people to serve, but I did feel there was no time to digest and savor one course when the next was there. Also, they overdo a bit on sweets after the meal. It's great to have freebies, but to add another dessert and a tier of sweets after dessert is a bit much. Overall, still the best ever!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My wife and I and another couple had been looking forward to our meal at the White Barn for about a month. The service was impeccable, caring for every possible need. The food was fantastic. Quality, presentation and portions were just right. We all tended to order different items from the menu, therefore we saw a good representation of what was available. There wasn't a bad dish to be had. Expensive, yes, but this isn't the type of place you're likely to go to more than a couple of times in your life - so well worth it!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I went here with my girlfriend for a Valentine's dinner while we were on vacation and we were blown away by the quality of the food and server. The server (blond woman with glasses, sorry I can't remember the name!) could tell we were a little out of our element and was more than happy to explain the menu and make solid recommendations, which made the night that much more special. The decor was beautiful, and we really wanted to take home the turkey centerpiece! We were extremely full by the end of the meal, so while it seems pricey, I think it was worth every cent."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "In spite of the ongoing snowfall, The White Barn Inn was running with its usual high standards and efficiency. We enjoyed our dinner especially the scallop appetizer, the lobster on linguine, and the desserts. The cheese and wine selections are always excellent. Love the sculptures on the tables too. The garden was beautifully lit and perfect in the snow. Lovely romantic evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Beyond the amazing dishes and relaxing ambiance the one thing I really love about Mr Cartwrights restaurants is the organization of the experience. From the moment you enter to the moment you leave the staff takes great care to exceed your expectations. They work as a team and it's quite evident that they are proud of their restaurant. As a patron this makes the experience that much better. We will be back for sure. If you like the white barn inn you have to try Muse in Newport."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "service was perfect. setting is perfect. food was creative & impeccably prepared. worth every penny."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at the White Barn Inn on a quiet snowy Thursday evening. Everything was wonderful from the bread to the dessert. Service was impeccable, the food delicious and the restaurant interior was rustic but elegant - it is truly a refurbished barn. If you can, request a table near the large picture window! If you are concerned about being able to enjoy a 4-5 course dinner - don't be. There is plenty of time between courses, so we never felt full until the decadent chocolate souffle arrived for dessert!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's 16th birthday at your restaurant this past weekend. The experience was one she will never forget from the valet parking to the friendly greeting at the door to the bar service to the waiters who served us at our table. Not only was the service the best in the world, it was friendly and tolerant as we took more than a few pictures to record the event. Each waiter wished her happy birthday and even decorated a dessert for her and brought her a candle. She was thrilled. And so were we."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellence,unbeatably the best tasting menu. Superior staff, professional, welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Dined here for our anniversary dinner while staying in Kennebunkport. A beautiful setting inside a stately dining room, five star food and service and five star prices. Definitely a perfect choice for a special meal on a special occasion."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Great wine selection to go with excellent food. Complements to the chef and the entire team!"
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "White Barn was always a favorite. This evening was such a disappointment. Poor service, food just ok. What's happen here?"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Christmas dinner for two! The White Barn Inn is a great place for a romantic dinner on a special occasion. The service is fantastic - our waitress was friendly and knowledgable about the menu and the wines, I had the venison which was delicious. My wife had the goose which was equally delicious. The ambience is very nice and festive for the occasion with live piano. Magical!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Christmas dinner was excellent overall. Chestnut soup, risotto with shaved Alba truffles, and lobster were all outstanding. Goose dish was overcooked but the situation was handled with grace. Desserts were less contemporary than usual but still outstanding. Won't hesitate to return in the near future."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The always-excellent food at the White Barn is enhanced by flawless service and the rustic-elegant décor. Dinner was particularly special on Christmas Day, when the staff was very welcoming and made you feel that you were all part of a holiday celebration (when you knew that they might not be happy working on Christmas Day!) We also enjoyed the art in our dining room (supplied by a local gallery.)"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "After all our hectic holiday family get togethers we decided to treat ourselves to a quiet dinner at the White Barn on Christmas Day. We could not have been more delighted with the food and the service. As always, the staff went above and beyond and made sure that our Christmas Dinner was absolutely perfect. We loved it so much we make have to make it a new Christmas tradition!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This is by far my favorite restaurant to have a romantic dinner with my husband. The food is amazing. Each course and the special gifts from the chef is delicious. The staff is outstanding. They are very friendly and skilled. Every time we go it is excellent."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The restaurant was absolutely beautul and very nicely decorated for the holidays. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. I do think it was very pricey but if you don't mind paying a lot for a meal it would be worth it."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Maine's own 5-star dining. Seriously expensive! Seriously, very good. Their wine list is (also) very expensive, but their staff are very helpful and more than capable in recommendations. Possibly the best time of year to get there is winter, they dress up beautifully. It's just do darned expensive. All their plates, appes dinner and desert, are well thought out and the presentation is part of the fun. Table of six? Six waiters will serve each course simultaneously to your table. Fun to see. Save up, but go."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "This was our third trip to The White Barn Inn and it was just as lovely and memorable as the first two times. I always make it a point to order something outside my comfort zone, trusting the chefs to deliver. They haven't let me down once. This is a dining experience you should take if you can swing it."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We ate in the Seasonal Bistro. The bowl of clam chowder had only a few clams and potatoes. The broth looked like the clams weren't washed properly. The burger was overcooked and dry. The white chocolate bread pudding was dry with no sauce. I have eaten at the White Barn Inn from time to time since 1993 before the main dinning room was price fixed. The food quality and quantity has consistently gone down hill and the price remained high. The decorations were very nice, but I went to enjoy the food."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "This was our second time at the White Barn Inn for dinner and it was more amazing than the first time. They made a special point of remembering us, our names, our preferences, and all the little details that only a restaurant like this could do. Angela our wait staff from the first visit remembered us. We were lucky enough to get a tour of the kitchen, and met Gabby, the dessert chef who remembered that I am diabetic and that she made me a special fruit dessert in October. The food is absolutely incredible, the service amazing and the ambiance superb. We are not famous or really big tippers so there is no reason for them to remember us. Kudos to the entire team!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "They rushed you through each course which took away from an otherwise great experience."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "After a postponement I had the opportunity to enjoy The White Barn Inn tasting menu with four dear friends. It was a perfect evening of conversation and outstanding food, service and wine."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This is a whole dining experience, not just dinner. My wife and I went on our honeymoon. Fabulous meal and wine - fantastic service. Cannot to return for our first anniversary!!"
    Dined on 9/16/2013
  • "Service , quality, ambience and prices fit for a king and queen. Exceptional dining experience for special occasions. Plus somewhat less stuffy than last visit. The carolers were charming, the waitstaff ultra attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the synchronized placing of each course on the table! Great but overpriced wine list. We will come back!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Meal was spot on and incentive, but at this level the service should match. Bartender was not up to snuff and waited 20 minutes at the table before things took off. Once it did get going it was as U have experienced in the past.. But next time the take off needs to be as good as the ride and the landing."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Dined many times at the White Barn Inn. Reservations for two on Thanksgiving. My meal (Turkey) was very good. Companion had the pork. Way too much fat. Some trimming should have been done prior to being served. Rolls (bread) were served (usual nice selection), no offer to select a second piece. In the past, selections from the chef were brought to the table between courses. None that night. All in all, not a bad meal. However, not up to the past. Five Diamond - no way. I don't mind paying for the experience but I truly feel we did not get what we paid for. Bill Kane/Mary Lou Mottola"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Simply decadent. A beautiful way to celebrate the holiday."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This restaurant continues to be a wonderful treat. The ambiance, the food and the service are just about perfect. Well worth a visit!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Always a treat to have superb food and service. In such a romantic setting."
    Dined on 11/28/2013