Natalie's at Camden Harbour Inn

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674 reviews
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A refined dining experience featuring Modern New England cuisine, influenced by international cuisines and inspired by the seasons.

Executive Chef Chris Long create modern dishes with subtle and unexpected flavor combinations. Awarded best overall restaurant in New England, Natalie's uniquely blends a current sense of place and time with modern techniques and the bounty of Maine.

The restaurant offers outside dining in season, with breathtaking views over the harbor and hills. Natalie's is fully air conditioned and has a full bar and lounge for cocktails and lighter fare.
Natalie's soffers a 4-course Prix Fixe, and a 5-course Grand Cru Lobster Menu.

Member of Relais & Chateaux

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J
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! Everything was fantastic from the food and wine to the service. I loved it!

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SD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Perhaps it was just an off nite for Natalie’s or for us. Service was confusing as we never knew who was waiting on us for what ... the food was very disappointing except for the rib eye and cheese plate. The scallops were thin slivers of something drowned in grapefruit. We are used to dining at fine restaurants including ones with multiple small courses so that was not an issue. We just felt like we were guessing all the way through dinner ... maybe user error but not an experience we will repeat. Example - bread was brought to the table, then the butter, with choices for salt. Our guest was mortified to find out she had just made the choices for the table without consulting us. (We didn’t care, it was just an example of lack of communication). People rave about Natalie’s but it wasn’t the right fit for us.

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U
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was really second rate for the amount of money we spent. We loved the look of the restaurant but not the food. Would go back for drinks, maybe. They need to change the menu.

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t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exquisite, the service impeccable and the experience one to remember

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NG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Une Saint-Valentin 2019 vraiment exceptionnelle !

Tout d'abord, il a fallu braver pendant quelques centaines de milles la tempête de neige qui s'est abattue sur l'Est américain.

Mais il faut ce qu'il faut si l'on veut atteindre la table de Natalie's pour une occasion aussi exceptionnelle.

Un accueil chaleureux tout comme si faisions partie de la famille et puis toute une déclinaison de plats qui a ravi tous les sens pendant quatre heures.

Une expérience à répéter non seulement pour les occasions spéciales, mais aussi juste pour se faire plaisir.

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WC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive, yes, but...the ambiance and pace allow for conversation and enjoyment of the food.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dining experience!!! Well worth the money, the prix fixe menu allowed choice while the wine pairing was overseen to maximize the pleasure of those differing choices.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish everything you would hope for and a few surprises. A truly memorable “taste” experience!

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NG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Natalie's n'a rien à envier aux meilleures cuisines internationales et particulièrement françaises.

La réussite tient sans doute en cette capacité d'anoblir plusieurs produits locaux et de les amener au niveau des grands classiques internationaux.

Nous avons eu droit pour Thanksgiving, tout comme pour les autres occasions, à un accueil démontrant que notre présence était attendue et appréciée.

Un maître d'hôtel d'une classe et d'une distinction impeccables et un sommelier au goût sûr et aux conseils à point nommé appuyés d'une brigade aussi exceptionnelle que discrète nous on fait passer une divine soirée.

La fatigue engendrée par les nombreuses heures de route qu'il nous faut affronter pour nous rendre chez Natalie's est suspendue au vestiaire en même temps que nos manteaux.

Tout le reste n'est que du bonheur !

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MT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Wonderful food. Kind but busy waiters so we had a long long wait for service. It was a lovely meal though and and the waiters were clearly working very hard - just maybe not enough staff for all the guests.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a delightful meal! Each course was amazing. We were especially impressed with the soup and the brussel sprouts. Also, who knew thickly-cut turkey would be so heavenly. In fact, there wasn't a single dish that didn't impress us. We'll be back for more holiday meals.

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SK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I would had the ring it woulda been the best time to ask the question. It was a snowy day and night. The restaurant was empty besides us and the staff. Woulda been perfect... but there will be a next time!

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We are from out of State. We were visiting Camden for a getaway long weekend for our anniversary. Natalie’s was recommended by Trip Advisor for special occasions. The service was beyond excellent. The staff were very attentive, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We opted to eat the set menu. Although the dishes were delicious and very well presented, we felt it was way over-priced for what we had.
I think you need to be a real foodie and have a lot of money to truly apprecite the experience. We had fun because it was so new to us and it was a special occasion.

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v
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

While the service was great, the food left a lot to be desired. One should expect unusual food pairings from restaurants like these but in this case, the combinations of food hid their true flavours rather than reinforced them. The price was outrageous for a not so great meal.

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EG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent attentive and friendly service
food was perfect
A special occasion treat

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LL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were visiting Camden on a trip to Maine with friends. I found Natalies on Open Table and it looked really nice. I was looking for an authentic experience in a locally owned restaurant. When we got there, we were seated in the dining room which was more of a formal atmosphere and told there was a price fix menu only. None of our party wanted to eat that much and we asked if there was any other option. The waitress said she understood and maybe we could get the "bar" menu in the dining room, but she would have to "talk to the manager". Now mind you, the restaurant was small and in a old historical property. Hard to tell where the dining room was and the bar room. So, she returned with the verdict of "good news" that we would have to get up and move into the next room to sit and order off the "bar menu". Not sure what good news that was. The service and the whole experience did not measure up to the level of restaurant they were trying to be. Like a "wanna be" Thomas Keller that fell short. There was one kid working there with long hair and from Camden who had a really nice way about him and a fantastic attitude. It was a beautiful atmosphere. I just wouldn't ever go back. They actually seemed really unorganized.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The only negatives about our experience is that there was a larger group near us and on occasion they got loud with some fouled mouth comments. In addition to that, reservations we’re running about 30 minutes late.

The food and service were exceptional.

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LT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience! The atmosphere is mixture of quaint and contemporary. Food and wine pairing was exceptional.

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C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The food is more interesting than good. The setting itself tries way too hard and leaves a lot to be desired. The service was great.

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PB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular and beautifully presented. And the servers were totally professional. Never an imposition, always there when needed with great descriptions and explanations of this remarkably creative cuisine. Expensive but worth it!

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W
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding quality food. Amazing fresh seafood. The Tasting Menu is must. Creative presentation. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Very much worth a visit. Best food in Maine.

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P
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambient, nice people and great lobster tasting menu

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LW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I would have preferred an a la carte option with a menu that didn’t resemble a shopping list. While the food and ambiance were outstanding, the pretentious service, lack of choice, inability to understand the menu and stinginess with wine servings from opened bottles let the restaurant down. I have dined all over the world and write this to be helpful.

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing 5 course lobster dinner!! Each course was beautifully presented and had a unique and delicious blend of flavors. My husband did the 4 course menu along with a wine pairing--he was equally enthusiastic about everything.

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GD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Natalies made us feel special. Absolutely stunning presentation for the 4 course lobster tasting. Would definitely go there again. Well worth the price.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

High quality food with wonderful mixed flavors. Great taste, great presentation with outstanding fresh products.

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M
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience. Perfect for an anniversary or special occasion. The service was exceptional as was the food. It was a 4 hour event for a dinner for 2 and the price was in line with fine dining. Zero complaints. The Lobster tasting menu was amazing.

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B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special dining experience. Everything from start to finish was wonderful. The drinks perfect, food and service over the top. We were celebrating our anniversary and pleasantly surprised by 2 glasses of champagne. Sitting outside with the best view and atmosphere created an unforgettable memory.

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CM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. If you’re a foodie this is worth the trip.

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HS
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of out favorites in the entire world.
We travel internationally a lot and consider ourselves very discerning.
It's really nice for special occasions and great food.

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KG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, cocktails and service. We dined in the bar area and enjoyed the casual yet exceptional service

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WP
Orlando
41 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance is unmatched for the exquisite meal we had. The creativity in how the food was prepared was outstanding and all of it was delicious. This is not a place to go on a weekly basis as it is expensive, however for a special occasion it was excellent!

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B
Miami
77 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An unbelievable experience! A worthy memory! The wait staff made the evening wonderful. The lobster four course dinner was over the top!

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m
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We stayed at Camden Harbour Inn, and our first night we dined at Natalie's for my wife's birthday. We both experienced the lobster tasting menu, and it was excellent! Don't get me wrong, it is very expensive, and the portions are small. But overall, the ambiance, service, location, drinks and food were very good and worth the splurge.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience celebrating our anniversary! Everything about our evening was superb. The people, the atmosphere, the setting, and especially all the different flavors we experienced.
Thank you!
Laura and John

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s
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special treat if you love outstanding food, and a beautiful setting in Camden. Something truly special!

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h
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was unique and delicious, with many creative dishes on the Lobster menu. We will definitely go again when we have special guests in town! Great service too!

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Food causes explosions of flavor in a very good way. An absolute perfect experience in every way.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere is amazing! Service was exceptional.

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M
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First, the restaurant makes you guarantee the reservation with $100. Never had that happen with Open Table EVER!. Once you are there they give you two dinner options which was not advertised. It was a great meal but at over $800 I would have eaten somewhere else. I think the reservation guarantee is a very bad idea!

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