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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Maine

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Maine? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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5.0
5 (874)
$50 and over
Bistro
Bangor
About the restaurant
Novio’s is an inspired bistro offering a small and selective menu that includes items that are representative of the education, training, travels and experiences of our team.  We feature meats & seafood and produce from local farms, fisherman and other purveyors. The menu offers vegetarian and gluten free options, beautiful soups and salads, and fresh pasta. Novio’s offers a full service bar that showcases an elegant yet approachable wine list, craft beers, and signature cocktails and an extensive scotch & bourbon list. Items on the menu change often as our team becomes inspired by the stories of experiences had by our guests. While guests seated at tables and booths order from the four course menu with an optional wine pairing guests that book reservations at the bar have an option of ordering à la carte.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Really best food in Bangor no doubt. Relaxed atmosphere and pleasant service every time.
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4.9
4.9 (2038)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
Discover Ocean's exquisite dining experience with our prix fixe menus, offering three courses for $105 or four courses for $125. Enhance your culinary journey with Chef Joe Schafer's wine pairing, priced at $68 for four courses and $60 for three. Start your evening with drinks on the terrace or at the bar, enjoying breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views from every dining table. Our seasonal menu showcases the finest Maine seafood and locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a memorable dining experience. Join us at Ocean for an unforgettable meal that highlights the best of coastal Maine cuisine.
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BillHvip
Dined 7 days ago
Beautiful setting and food to match. If you’re in Kennebunkport it’s a must fine venue
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4.9
4.9 (2198)
$50 and over
American
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
Our contemporary New England cuisine has been rooted in the local and seasonal long before they were the mots du jour on menus across the country. At our AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star restaurant, we showcase incredible ingredients sourced through specially cultivated relationships with the farmers, fishermen and foragers of coastal Maine and just beyond for beautifully-presented, always inspired dishes that encapsulate the very essence of our spectacular setting.

We have a smart casual dress code; jackets are preferred, but not required. Shorts, sportswear, and flip-flops are forbidden in the dining room.
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Elliottvip
Dined 1 day ago
A wonderful dining experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Fantastic food thank you!
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4.9
4.9 (3113)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
Indulge in an unforgettable dining adventure at Earth, one of Maine's top restaurants. Nestled among balsam and birch trees, Earth embodies community, connecting exceptional cuisine with dedicated farmers and foragers.

Our farm-to-table menu celebrates locally-sourced ingredients, including meats, seafood, and vegetables from our organic gardens. Crafted by Chef Justin Owen, each dish boasts distinct, handcrafted flavors.

For intimate gatherings, reserve the Potting Shed for up to six guests or the Painting Shed for up to 12 (food & beverage minimum required, call to reserve).

Note: Table reservation durations: 2 hours for parties of two, 2.5 hours for parties of four or more. Walk-ins currently unavailable. Check for new openings regularly.
Top review
JenniferTvip
Dined 1 day ago
This was our 2nd time here and we loved it again! Fantastic menu options and every dish was delicious. This really is a hidden gem for dining and the property and restaurant is beautiful & well kept.
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4.7
4.7 (110)
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish
Bethel
About the restaurant
Fine dining Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine in a charming Victorian Inn on Main Street in Bethel
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Nice place, good food, good drinks, interesting menu, & great service. Just the kind of place to go for a leisurely dinner. I would definitely recommend it and will certainly be returning.
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4.7
4.7 (1731)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bar Harbor
About the restaurant
The Reading Room offers guests of the Bar Harbor Inn, visitors to Bar Harbor, and our dearly loved regulars a distinguished fine dining experience overlooking Frenchman Bay.

Serving breakfast and dinner daily, the Reading Room is a one of a kind dining experience. Delectable local Maine cuisine and attentive service are surpassed only by the magnificent panoramic ocean views.

Start your evening with locally farmed oysters while deciding between our signature Beef Short Ribs or Filet and Lobster Tail fresh from the boats on the Harbor. Linger over a slice of Maine Blueberry Pie while you enjoy a crafted cocktail and soft piano music.

Smart casual attire is preferred, but not required. We do not accept parties exceeding 6 people. Please note that we are not able to guarantee tables by the window.

We look forward to seeing you!


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Jimmyvip
Dined 2 days ago
An excellent restaurant with great views too. Everything was delicious. Highly recommended..
A photo of The Tiller Restaurant at Cliff House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1019)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Ogunquit
About the restaurant
Rediscover Maine dining. Native ingredients honor Maine’s indelible heritage. By partnering with local fisherman, farmers, distillers, and ranchers, The Tiller Restaurant combines the region’s distinctive culture and tradition with culinary innovation and sustainable practices for authentic and nuanced dining experiences.
Upscale contemporary design meets with charming rustic elements, combined with a bright and inviting dining destination surrounded by ocean views suspended over the cliffs. Seasonal breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are prepared with farm-fresh local produce, line-caught fish, hand cut meats, and homemade recipes passed down from generation to generation.
*Please note*
At this time, due to the large demand with in-house reservations and limited accommodations at the restaurant, during the months of July and August the restaurant will have limited availability for non-resort guests.
Apologies for this.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Everything was delicious! Filet mignon, salmon, scallops, and blueberry dessert were our selections and we highly reccomend!
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4.8
4.8 (560)
$50 and over
Argentinean
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
The Lost Fire Grill and Bar is a true Patagonian wood fired steakhouse. We feature the finest cuts of meat, cooked on our custom wood grills by Chef German Lucarelli.
Top review
LaureenC
Dined on Jun 17, 2024
This was an amazing culinary experience, we sat outside at Luna, and then enjoyed a glass of wine by the fire. Everything we ate was exceptional and perfectly cooked. Wait staff was amazing and very accommodating. Will definitely be back
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4.8
4.8 (260)
$50 and over
Seafood
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
For centuries, European sailors sought their fortunes by crossing oceans to exotic destinations that promised to bring them riches. "Ultramar" was the name given to that mythical place that existed on the other side of the New World.
Chefs Germán Lucarelli and Nano Crespo also crossed the oceans in search of adventures, experiencing new cuisines and flavors. Their journeys eventually brought them to the southern coast of Maine where they combined the freshest local seafood with Mediterranean flavors and the beauty of authentic wood-fired cooking.
Top review
ChuckK
Dined 4 days ago
Awesome server, fabulous food. We will definitely go back again!
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4.8
4.8 (1138)
$31 to $50
American
Fryeburg
About the restaurant
The Oxford House Inn & Restaurant, a Western Maine Bed and Breakfast and Full Service Inn, offers visitors to the Mt. Washington Valley and Maine's Western Lakes Region four beautifully appointed guest rooms, a sixty seat gourmet restaurant, and granite-walled pub. Built in 1913 by renowned architect John Calvin Stevens, the stately Mission style architecture, stunning sunset mountain views, exceptional food and warm New England hospitality have established The Oxford House Inn as a dining and lodging destination.
Top review
KurtW
Dined 3 days ago
Our food was wonderful as was the service. The staff was wonderful, I want to appoligize for all of mankind for the loud, full of him self jerk at the large table behind us. He was so loud my wife and I couldn't talk to each other but now I know that as long as you make 7.5 million every month you should be fine, all about some drug bust on Nantucket, how it takes 10 hours to drive from Milan to the south of France and that his wife is a "F****** Redneck" pretty sure the downstairs diners heard that one. Anyway we are local and come a couple times a year and will continue to do so, hopefully that guy left a big tip, because you all deserve one. Thanks
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