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About Hartstone Inn

Butter poached Maine lobster over angel hair, Pistachio Crusted Lamb chops, and grilled Salmon Niçoise are just a sample of what diners might experience at the Hartstone Inn. Steps from Camden harbor, Fodor's considers the Hartstone Inn "An elegant and sophisticated retreat and culinary destination offering a unique experience in pampered luxury." Our cellar list offers a selection of 150 bottles, starting at $24, and lauded by Wine Spectator.

Proud recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and the American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence award.

41 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
5:30pm-8:30pm every night

Cross Street:
Between Washington St. and Free St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 236-4259

Website:
http://www.hartstoneinn.com/dining/

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

Hartstone Inn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
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Romantic (12)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
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Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Authentic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Our 40th Anniversary. Lovely Dinner. The menu is small but fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Lovely small restaurant. While it wasn't crowded that evening, service was pleasant but quite slow. Entrees were very good. Salad was average. Pumpkin soufflé dessert very nice.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our halibut entrees were delicious. The fall salad was creative and had a medley of ingredients.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I took my wife and son here and we loved it. The restaurant was quiet and beautiful, and every bite of the chef's tasting menu was perfect. Be advised: it's not cheap, but it's worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delightful atmosphere and beautifully presented and delicious food at reasonable prices. One caution - the gratuity was added automatically by the restaurant, so pay attention to your bill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent dinner! Was the last dinner of a weeklong vacation in Bar Harbor and Camden, and was by far the most enjoyable. Great venue and food. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food and great value....wine not overly marked up, dishes reasonable, service very solid. Enjoyed the experience immensely. Recommend to anyone visiting Camden as a must do for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Elegant Inn in beautiful Camden Maine on Main Street. Chef /owner Michael salmon creates monthly menus w 4-5 starters , entrees & dessert choices . Huge wine list
Everything was just delicious. We went two nights in a row. Plan to spend $100+ for 2 if drinking. Gratuity is included in bill. We loved it. Recommend reserving seat w open table. Only had a short wait in lovely Inn Living room. Check out the chefs cookbook,cooking classes & Tuscan Food Tour!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lovely and cozy Inn atmosphere with delicious food at reasonable prices. Great service . Presentation was special - glassware, dishes, table settings. And of course the food. A special birthday celebration and evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

You cannot go wrong with a meal at the Hartstone Inn!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary. We had never been to the Hartstone Inn before. The food was delicious. We both had the Chef's tasting menu and we enjoyed all the courses. It was a wonderful meal and we will definitely go back again and recommend it to our customers here at Breakwater Vineyards.

Jeanne Johnson

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was great (filet, soup, pork chop). Service was slow.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very personalized, attentive service with visit from chef.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary at the Hartstone Inn and had a memorable dining experience. The chef's tasting menu was exceptional from appetizer to dessert with the Grand Marnier soufflé providing a delicious and unique finish to our meal. The staff was outstanding and the pace of the meal was just right. Beautiful presentation at a very reasonable price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went there in a date without ever having been. Parking is challenging unless you are lucky enough to find something on the street or own a smaller car. We were seated right away. Service was excellent, though felt like we were being rushed out at the end. The good was spectacular, and there was great ambiance. The bar area is quaint. The drinks were very good. A bit expensive but well worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent presentation and taste. first rate restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2017

WOW - our party of four on vacation thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
There is a limited menu but what they offer is done to perfection.
I had the chicken breast stuffed w spinach and Brie and it just melted in my mouth. Everyone expressed similar comment on their choices. The presentation was inspiring. The wine choices were superb & the pricing was appreciated since they were not aimed at gouging the "tourists". We all shared the apple crisp and soufflé - delish
When we visit Camden again, the Hartstone will definitely be on our list.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The peach tomatoe salad was divine. Food the best we had in Camden during our 2 week stay. And we had a lot of good food at other restaurants!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Good pretty good. Very rich. Service ok, but no interaction or rapport.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Limited menu was offered. Small portions. Wonderful chocolate souffle.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

If you're interested in imaginative and always delicious food in a quiet atmosphere where good conversations can occur and where the chef and his staff care that you leave having had a wonderful dining experience, then get a reservation at the Hartstone. It's not possible to be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Excellent meal. The tasting menu was well worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Beautiful facility with nice designer touches and artwork. Well-known chef who once served Julia Child here (with high praise from her.)
They seemed confused about our dinner reservation which we made through Open Table and questioned us twice in front of other guests which we thought was rude.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great attentive service. Beautiful old house converted to an inn. great food. Probably the best meal I had in Camden hands down. Definitely worth the visit

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Fit for foodies and lovely service - seems we are making this a traditional dining spot on our annual visit to Maine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Fabulous food, impeccable service - felt like a steal for the quality of food and service, highly recommended!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

it is hard to duplicate a great meal I had here earlier in the week but I eagerly anticipated a return visit. Don't get me wrong, this is a very good restaurant, but I found that my entree (flank steak) was a bit over done and cool on delivery. The service was at times rushed and at times hard to communicate with the server who seemed to be new on the job. A far cry from the tremendous meal and service I had the other night. It might be fair to say...hit or miss. I will be back

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Service and food were first rate! Presentation was brilliant every course of the meal, a nice departure from the in town pub scene

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

i have eaten at the Hartstone several times in the past 4 years and have never been disappointed. This week I was pleased to be able to get in last minute and was delighted from start to finish. The wait staff was attentive and unobtrusive. I got the Chef's choice and was pleased with every course. A fine pinot noir and a delicious peach martini in the cozy bar afterwards. My go to place in Camden

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Dining room is pleasant and food is tasty but service is robotic and not fine dining
For our party of two a gratuity was automatically added at 18% which I thought presumptuous
Overall a decent meal in a decent setting but not exceptionsl

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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

This was an absolutely fantastic meal. DELICIOUS food, great staff and good atmosphere. One of the best meals I've had in Maine. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Celebrated my birthday here. When walking thru town and looking for the restaurant, we asked locals if we were heading in the right direction, they commented "oh lucky you, enjoy, you won't be disappointed"....they were RIGHT!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Disappointed. Food was ok, nothing special. Service was chaotic. Lobster corn stew was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My husband and I will definitely be back. The food was amaaaazing. I had the beef dish and he had the chefs tasting. A+++

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2017

After a mediocre meal at Hartstone several years ago, my wife and I stopped coming, but on the strength of recent positive reviews on OpenTable we decided to give it another try. What a mistake! This a restaurant simply going through the motions. The menu was unimaginative, the preparation uninspired, the service perfunctory, and the communication between server and chef nonexistent (our salmon was supposed to be prepared without bell peppers but came out with them). With the exception of 2 blueberries and a few slivered almonds on top, the Blueberry-Almond soufflé lacked both blueberries and almonds, as well as taste, and my wife's Limoncello cheesecake lacked Limoncello and any kind of lemon flavor. There was, however a meaningless slice of lemon. Perhaps business is good enough for them to continue coasting, but we won't be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent in all respects. Every dish is very well done

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We come up to the Camden area every year now for the past 15 years for several days of vacationing each year. We discovered the Harthstone for Dining about 8 years ago and we make sure we dine here each year. This is my favorite restaurant the food is excellent , great preparation, nice wine list and the service is always top notch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The restaurant is set in a classic old New England inn. But it's really all about the food. Everything from first course to desert was excellent. Don't miss the chef's menu!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I would go here again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 5, 2017

I was a guest at the Hartstone Inn and Hideaway and one of the reasons I picked it was the wonderful reviews of the restaurant. It did not disappoint. Very elegant service, lovely dishes beautifully presented. In fact, it was SUCH a nice experience that I ate there again the second night of my stay. I saw no reason to leave the hotel and go elsewhere when the Hartstone Inn is so very special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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