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About Earth at Hidden Pond

Earth promises an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you yearning for more. Nestled amongst balsam trees and birch forest, Earth is the result of a vision—one that embraces community and supports relationships between the world of outstanding cuisine and the farmers and foragers who provide the tools with which we compose incredible fare. Simple yet innovative, Earth's menu focuses on "farm to fork" freshness. In addition to local meats and seafood, ingredients are used from one of two onsite organic gardens—picked daily and incorporated into each dish to enhance the many flavors and provide a taste that only fresh ingredients deliver.

JOE SCHAFER, Executive Chef

354 Goose Rocks Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Hidden Pond Lane

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 967-6550

Website:
http://www.earthathiddenpond.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesday evenings at Farm Bar, from 7-9pm, in July and August

Parking Details:
Valet offered on weekends

Executive Chef:
Joe Schafer

Private Party Contact:
Kristen Caouette: (207) 967-6550

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Earth at Hidden Pond Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Scenic View (8)
Authentic (7)
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Tucked away gem with fabulous food, cozy atmosphere and attentive service! Loved it!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Cozy, comfortable venue with great service. Fresh local ingredients in their creative menus.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Outstanding meal and fabulous ambience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I highly recommend the Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Lobster and Green Onion dish. Sublime flavor. Thank you.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The visit here ended our New England Fall trip. WE LOVED IT! We could have gone to Mable's or any number of other famous restaurants in Kennebunkport, Portland or anywhere. We chose this and are so glad we did.

The atmosphere is amazing. A huge fireplace was the focal point of the room. The restaurant is in a barn-like structure. The outdoor area has a bar and is comfortable, centered around a pool. The inside is very well decorated with a perfect ambience for the area.

I had pizza and my wife had rice noodles and lobster. I also had wonderful oysters and she had a kale salad.

Try this place. It's amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

While we loved the venue and the food, our server was very unfriendly, and didn't take time to pay attention to our needs. We sat with dirty dishes for 20 minutes on the table and then waited another 20 minutes to get a dessert menu. We love Earth, but the service was lacking, as was the personality of the server. Too bad because he did not fit the caliber of the restaurant at all.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As awakes a great meal followed by some whisky by a bon fire outside sitting in a chair enjoying the night air. Beautiful location and food is great.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My wife and I got engaged here a year ago. We went back for our anniversary and it is just such an awesome place.
We were seated in the porch area and it was a little cold but other than that the food was amazing as always. Cocktails were good too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Organic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We visited the restaurant twice during our stay at the outstanding Hidden Pond resort.

The food was very good. The ambience excellent. The service was generally good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Five stars! Outstanding all around!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food was absolutely first rate. The only thing that was better than the food was the ambiance. The outdoor dining was closed the night we went but we went early and had a cocktail outside by the fire pit and enjoyed our cocktail and swapped stories with a nice couple we met. Without hesitation we would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The ambiance and small details made the whole experience! Great staff and the food was spectacular. We had the chicken and it was delicious and creative flavors. The only thing that I would recommend is that is was HUGE!!! Way too much food for even 2 people. I would recommend doing a half portion so that people can still eat that, but that isn't the only thing to enjoy for the whole meal. The lobster with rice noodles and the donut dessert were incredible! Splendid job!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The very expensive paella was good, but very small and mostly rice, with a few mussels and clams and a small one inch piece of chorizo and the tiniest sliver of lobster.
It has a great atmosphere and I have had pizza and apps here in the past that were very good.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food, wonderful service and magnificent decor. Only problem is that it's extremely dark. I had to use the flashlight of my phone ti look at menu and even the food in my plate. This is my only negative critique

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of the best atmospheres in Maine. Really lively, fun and unique. Food was good (great desserts!). Only negative was that we were served 6 dishes at once-- 2 snacks, 2 salads, 1 appetizer and 1 pasta-- even though we had ordered in 2 stages. Impossible to enjoy every dish! Luckily we then had a 20-minute break before entrees.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

What a special place! Little bit off the beaten track but worth the effort to find it. Only thing that could have been a better ... the new age house music playing was a little bit too loud.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2017

There is a new chef at Earth. The menu has not changed much, but the meals are less inspired that under the previous kitchen team. The subtlety is gone from our favorite dishes, such as the salads, which are now overdressed and too garlicky (in one case-and we like garlic). Same is true for the mains, which look like the old dishes, but do not taste the same. We realize that a new team takes time to get going, but if you are expecting the same fair as before, you will be disappointed. Sad...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Restaurant came highly recommended.
Most overrated dining experience in years.
All the new hot spots are all hype recently.
Choices were extremely limited. Found none of the appetizers appealing so started with a snack. Main course of duck, again choices limited, average. Dessert was excellent.
If you need to be "Hip", this is your place.
Sad world we live live in. We just follow
the culinary nouveaux gurus.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Seasonal, Organic, Hot Spot
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Mussels with Thai curry and coconut milk were the best mussels I have ever had, the fresh herbs top it off perfectly. I had the Salmon and my husband the monkfish both were great. Make sure you save room for the rootbeerfloat and doughnuts

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Loved the atmosphere at Earth. The menu was interesting and with wonderful choices. My paella was just average. The kale salad was tasty and one of my favorites. The donuts for dessert amazing. All in all a good experience. I would go back!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Fantastic experience at Earth. My friend and I shared a few different dishes, everything was incredible and the service was great. Atmosphere is so cozy and inviting. Love that it's in a bit of a secluded area, perfect setting for a farm-to-table style restaurant. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Wonderful flavors, everything was super fresh! Love the farm to table aspect! Also the ambiance was unbeatable!!!! Highly recommended!

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food and great ambiance. The smell of the wood fire oven is something I will never forget. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Outstanding in every category!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing food and ambiance! Love this place

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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food , good service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

If you can find this restaurant in Hidden Pond (!) near Kennebunkport ME, it's really worth it! Great food, beautiful ambiance, excellent service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food and ambiance was amazing. Get there early so you have some time to walk around the area and the gardens.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Over rated food and over priced, while in a lovely setting. Stick to the pizza my seafood entree was terrible.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Absolutely incredible as expected from years of dining here!!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great evening with Mom and daughter. Salad was amazing as were oysters and the pizza. Everything is so fresh and tasty. Then it was salmon, homemade pasta and the chicken - best check one ever !! I never order chicken in restaurants because I think I make a mean chicken myself but this one was out of this world !!! Great cocktails and wine list. Sad we couldn't make it to dessert !! Service was fabulous. The lady who served us was great and very helpful.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had an excellent dining experience. We ate at all the recommended restaurants in the area and Earth was by far our favorite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Seasonal, Healthy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Our expectation for a "farm to table restaurant" would include not only locally sourced meats, seafood and poultry, but an abundance of local farm fresh fruits and vegetables. My panzanella salad was not fresh and did not contain basil or other herbs. The lemon sabayon that I expected with fresh berries came as a molded gelatin lemon dessert with about four berries. I also felt that the description of my entree was not accurate. The waiter encouraged me to get the chicken entree that was supposed to be for two. It was described as being steamed and then briefly fried, with a meyer lemon, honey mustard glaze. The chicken was tender but with only the slightest lemon flavor. The "glaze" was the reason I ordered it. The small panzanella salad and corn would not have served two. My husband chose a beef appetizer because it was supposed to be spicy, but it was not. He really enjoyed his paella which he said was excellent. While we loved the environment and our waiter was wonderful, we hoped for a better dining experience.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We have dined at Earth several times over the past few years. Unfortunately this meal was not one of the memorable experiences. The low lights included undercooked (but flavorful) gnocchi, duck preparation that lacked flavor and was tough and a so so paella. The monkfish was excellent as were the desserts (donuts and sundae).

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Earth this week! The restaurant is off the beaten path, but well worth the trip down the back roads of Kennebunk/Arundel.

The minute you enter the restaurant, you'll notice the attention to detail in the way the dining room is designed. Dim lights, lots of natural woods, and friendly wait staff ready to welcome you for dinner.

We started with the stuffed squash blossoms - perfectly fried in a light batter and stuffed with goat cheese. I had the poached lobster served atop a succotash of corn and chorizo - it was delicious. My dining partner enjoyed her fried rice noodle dish as well.

Overall, a very memorable dinner. Hope to return again before they close for the season.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

This restaurant is a hidden gem and we felt like we were tucked in the woods in a cozy Colorado lodge, or better yet a cozy Maine lodge. The food was awesome and our waiter a delight. It was a special occasion so the prices were easier to absorb. Happy to highly recommend Earth!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

A little too dark, but everithing else was wow! Super pizza! Delicious pasta, good job!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

My husband and I love this restaurant. The atmosphere, service and food were outstanding. We look forward to coming here every time we visit Kennebunkport.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vegan, Romantic, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Love the ambiance & beautiful setting. 2 dinners very salty & took quite a while to get main course.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

While the food and location was good, the service is non-existent and a compete joke. Seated 45 minutes after our reservation and had to wait anothera30 minutes on top of that just to get water. Had to go to the bar to order a glass of wine since our waitor only came around twice in 3 hrs. Looking at the reviews, you'll notice all of the most recent​ reviews reflect this same experience. Too many other restaurants in the area to go than wasting your money on this one.

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