Acadia House Provisions
Delicious and outstanding service - a memorable last night in Stonington, was glad we were able to get reservations!
We enjoyed a superb meal with excellent service. The smoked fish was flavorful and amazingly moist and the lobster pot pie with its rich bisque is a memory maker.
Thank you one and all for an excellent evening.
I was really excited about eating at Acadia House and the food absolutely met expectations. The service however did negatively affect our experience. A lot of it seemed to boil down to communication but also made me question how much the waitstaff was trained. It was not busy while we there but there was still a wait for water and rather than starting with a drink order we were asked “Do you know what you want?” They were out of the beer my husband ordered and the waitress did not seem knowledgeable about the beers to recommend an alternative. Our order of oysters arrived after the main course for which there was a good explanation but we were not informed there would be a delay until we asked. There were many ways we were made to feel unwelcome and it ultimately affected how much we ordered. We were prepared to have coffee and dessert but did not want to spend any more time in the restaurant. I would still recommend people go but I would inform them that they should lower their service expectations and I certainly would not go again.
Nice addition to the region
The potato chips served as small bites were $5 and were from a bag - not hand sliced and fresh.
We sat on the outdoor deck, which was nice but could use a little TLC
Open only a week, Acadia House Provisions promises to be a favorite spot for Stonington dining. I am a business neighbor of Acadia House and my husband and I spent last evening dining on Halibut and Duck prepared with a culinary artist’s touch at a very acceptable price. Our servers were excellent, the ambiance relaxing, others diners were friendly and fun, and the harbor view from the dining room and the deck is gorgeous. We are so glad Chef Ryan McCaskey loves and respects Stonington as we do, and we wish him and his staff much success.
What a special treat . . . Incredible setting in Stonington looking out over the water!! The food was most impressive . . . Complex but straight forward & of course delicious. It’s obvious that he loves Maine and interprets it well in his food. We dream of not only returning to Stonington, but also of enjoying another wonderful meal at Acadia House Provisions.
Ryan has brought a taste of his Chicago success to Maine. He is just getting started here. Expect great things to happen.
The food was excellent. The service was a bit uneven which is somewhat expected for a new opening. The food more than made up for it.
Very creative menu. The food was fantastic and the view can’t be beat. However, the portions were exceedingly small and we all left hungry. I think the they could raise the prices a bit, add to the portion size, and still be well within range of absently priced place.
Family dinner, great experience to be repeated
Refined food in a beautiful dining room with spectacular views. Even in Maine and New Hampshire seafood doesnt come this fresh. The short rib wasn't Craft Steaks, but no ones is.
It was delicious, tender, and flavorful. Vegetables were fresh & buttery. Creative dishes seasoned perfectly and packed with flavor. This level of food would fetch north of $100 per cover in any city, get it in Stonington for under $30. With a lively waterfront deck, this restaurant will be a hit once servers get comfortable, and the community finds out what they've been missing.
I had high expectations and they were all exceeded. You would never know that AHP had been open less than a week. Every dish was delicious, balanced and executed perfectly. We love Stonington but Acadia House Provisions is a destination onto itself and worth the trip from anywhere.
It needs to be taken into account that Acadia House Provisions had just opened two nights before we had reservations. We traveled 2 1/2 hours to visit this new restaurant in Stonington. The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely and it has a great water view.
Upon entering, it took someone about 5 minutes to acknowledge us and seat us. She was very pleasant, took our drinks order and then forgot about them. After sitting on the bar for awhile, I asked a waiter to get them for us.
We ordered their potato chips and mussels as appetizers and short rib and a mushroom pasta dish as mains. Everything was delicious but the pasta was a bit over salted. Nothing on the dessert menu appealed to us.
The only complaint I would have is that the staff needs to be a bit more attentive. All of the staff seems to do everything which leaves the eater a bit lost. Water glasses were not refilled, utensils not supplied with my appetizer until asked. With all the exceptional restaurants in Maine, it takes a big effort to measure up.
Hopefully, with more time, Acadia will meet those expectations.
Some large comfort food sandwich classics (lobster grilled cheese), entrees smaller than sandwiches but are instaworthy in their presentation and taste.
Amazing lunch on the water! Lobster “pot pie” was incredible and best burger by a mile.
We made a detour stop here just to try the new restaurant and it was well worth it.
The chef at Acadia House Provisions is also the chef at a two star Michelin restaurant in Chicago. The food, however, is appropriate to Stonington. Maine, as are the the prices. We had an excellent meal with fine service from a young staff. The dining room. which is not large, has an excellent view of Stonington' fishing harbor. We very much enjoyed our meal and can highly recommend Acadia House Provisions for a fine dining dinner in a beautiful small Maine lobster fishing village.
Just the absolute best
Without a doubt, top notch excellent food; presentation, preparation, and taste at a reasonable price!
Without a doubt the most disorganized, chaotic, and leaderless service I have seen in a long time! The
staff was very nice and we nurtured them the best we could as they tried hard to serve us not knowing
what they were doing. I am certain this is just 2nd opening night disorganization and will correct itself
The one thing I can't forgive is the bar. I relish one drink when I dine out - a finely made martini. After
reading the vaunted description of the bar maestro and all his qualifications I was shocked: no Gray
Goose OR Tito's (GF); NO martini glasses - I got it in a water glass; 'we DON'T HAVE olives' (!?); and
it sat for 15 to 20 minutes while they tried to figure out our seating so it was warm. I had asked that it
be remade if it had been sitting since we ordered it. They never remade it and gave me a warm slug of
some vodka in a water glass.
Just opened this week, we went for lunch. Happy to find the lunch and dinner menus are the same for now.
Saw the wedge salad and lobster roll delivered to other patrons and both looked great. The wedge had lobster included and the lobster roll was lightly mayonnaise’s with drawn butter on the side.
We had the lobster grilled cheese and a hamburger with a side of chips and diet coke(s). It was delish, and served promptly. We had a lovely table for two along the wall that faced the harbor. The restaurant was also accommodating to my service dog in training. Wait staff was good as well.
Our opening day dinner was lots of fun. The dining room is lovely and it was interesting to watch the staff manage "first day" issues, such as table spacing and table setting, which one normally does not even notice! It seems unkind to focus on deficits when we knew that early days might mean less-than-perfect food or service. We know that things will smooth out as the summer progresses and we look forward to a return visit.