The White Barn Bistro

4.7
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$31 to $50
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American
**The White Barn Bistro is currently closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding**

The White Barn Bistro offers New England classics in a casual setting, encompassing a restored barn dating from the 1820s. The Bistro features a high-end spin on a selection of casual regional favorites such as oysters on the half shell, duck confit cassoulet, or our beef tenderloin with raclette potatoes.

Specials

Winter Warmth 3-Course Menu

Enjoy an exceptional 3-course menu for $45 in the Bistro this winter.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2020

Ends: February 27, 2119

Availability: Mon-Tue 5:30PM-9:00PM

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1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are frequent diners at the While Barn. What was otherwise an excellent meal, service and experience...it was significantly diminished by a large table of women that thought they were at a rodeo bar...it destroyed the evening...burst of uncontrolled laugher at the volume of a jet taking off.

It seems there should be a test given before they are allowed to dine...table manners, restaurant voice level, respect for other diners, etc. I know there were other couples at the restaurant equally disturbed. No class.

I can only suggest that they give these unappreciative (they gobbled their food, without even bothering to taste it) clucks their own room or move other diners out to another room. The White Barn needs to respect the many, not the few.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We thought everything was perfect except our main course. Her Salmon was over cooked and my filet was not cooked right meaning I’m not sure how they cooked it. It was how I ordered it but I could not tell how tit was cooked..Did not seam grilled, flat topped cooked. And the Potatoes weren’t for me.

The White Barn Inn is one of the most beautiful restaurants we ever been to. And we have been to places all over this side of the world. And the service is second to none.

JH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was delicious and the staff were more than accommodating

TF
New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The main dining room and bistro was just beautiful. The staff was so professional and polite and accommodating. Wanted a bottle of a certain wine but didn’t originally see it on the wine list but the server talked to the wine manager and found what we were looking for.

PS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Great ambiance, delicious food and impeccable service. Highly recommend the cassoulet on a chilly night. A trio of sorbets was the perfect ending. Knowledgeable staff, unobtrusive yet attentive.
Particularly enjoyed pre dinner cocktails at the intimate lobby bar. Enjoyable exchanges with a charming bartender.

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

MX
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this restaurant! The service, the food, the ambiance....all excellent! The beef tenderloin is one of my all time favorite dishes from any restaurant! High quality ingredients and beautiful plating too! Stick around for breakfast...the Lobster Benedict is outstanding! #perfect10

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere , delicious food, terrific service. Will come again!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

as usual a great experience; highly recommended!

K
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, great food, fantastic staff and lovely ambience.

MD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we've ever eaten at. Service was perfect and food was awesome.

k
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food , staff and ambiance! I have no more to say

M
New England
97 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely give anything a 5 star review but the White Barn bistro earned it. From the moment we pulled up for dinner the valet was wonderful and we were then greeted at the door. We had a nice drink at the bar and the bartender was helpful and friendly. We were celebrating my nephews recent engagement and everyone remembered and congratulated he and his fiancée. Our meals were perfect - beef tenderloin, salmon, bolognese and lobster roll. Everyone was happy with their meal. There is also a wonderful wine list. Service was outstanding. Maybe our only criticism was dessert. My nephew and his fiancée shared the apple dessert (kitchen did write congratulations on their plate) and they loved that. We ordered the donuts and dip. The donut holes were dry and disappointing. But even that didn’t dampen our night. It is a beautiful spot and we highly recommend it.

I
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant for a special event. We have been to the White Barn Bistro many times to celebrate special events and have never been disappointed. The ambiance is particularly delightful.

A
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I had not been to this property for many years, it was a fresh face to eat in the “bistro” as opposed to the dining room. The ambiance was excellent as was the service from the bartender - we were seated promptly and enjoyed attentive but not overweening service - which was perfect.

The selection of dishes was appropriately priced and they were various enough to allow us to enjoy the dinner in the setting. I would recommend the White Barn Bistro without reservation.

P.S. I neglected to recover a cashmere scarf and the following day when I called they had secured it and promptly sent it to me in Texas.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a special meal.

G
New England
270 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to come to the Bistro at Christmas- love the decorations and the food and service are second to none!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Great ambiance, and service from start to finish, however, not enough to save the meal. Filet was over cooked and so salty it was barely edible. Wife ordered the same and also experienced a salty and overcooked meal. Bread served cold and without butter or oils. This is a basic staple meal so hard to imagine how they could get it so wrong. For a restaurant/inn of this level it was a very disappointing experience and we’ll not likely return. Shame as we’re also locals and would have loved to make it a regular in the rotation given the atmosphere and service. Cannot recommend.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing — apart from the baked Brie which was on the cold side. Lovely romantic atmosphere and very peaceful until the end when a very large, noisy group came in.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing experience, high quality service, beautiful restaurant

A
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I mistakenly booked dinner in the bistro. I wanted the restaurant for a special night out. The food was very good however it was very casual and noisy. This was my mistake but I would not go to the bistro again. It just wasn’t for me. My next visit will be in the restaurant.

c
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary. Prior experiences in the restaurant have been disappointing but the Bistro exceeded our expectations. The staff were cordial and knowledgeable. They anticipated our needs with style and grace. The food was flavorful, served at appropriate temperature and visually appealing. All in all a nice experience and value.

JA
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were passing through town and made a reservation in the Bistro. Due to an event, Robin was kind enough to sit us in the dining room, which was beautiful. What a room! Service and food was outstanding. Beet salad and lamb were unique and excellent. Robin was lovely and so kind to spend a few minutes with us sharing color on her home country. Highlight of our trip. Thank you

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our meal at The White Barn Bistro! The food was absolutely delicious and the staff was very attentive.

KM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was Great, fall decorations were amazing, food was yummy. Only comment - they do need to up their game on the mignonette for the oysters. It was very basic.

G
New England
270 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious and the service was fantastic! Nico was great!

MN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere is incredible and very special. The menu is a bit boring, but food is well-executed.

JC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I was really looking forward to dining at the White Barn Bistro, but sadly it was the single worst dining experience I have ever had. We were seated promptly and had water filled. Our waiter came by to see if we would like a cocktail, I ordered a glass of wine, the waiter poured a sip for me to try and I found it to be lukewarm. He seemed miffed but left to get another bottle. After receiving the wine at the right temperature, we sat and sat, nobody came back to take our order. Finally I noticed the manager in the dining room and he took our order. Two Caesar salads and two pan roasted salmon. The salads came out and after the first bite, I could not eat it. I have never had such a salty salad. I flagged down the manager and he brought two new Caesar salads, these were saltier. He took the salads away and came back to tell us that he tried both salads and we were right, the salt level was totally inappropriate. The fish was not seasoned, the couscous served under the hot fish was cold and very over salted. Finally the waiter came to tell us the manager asked him not present us with a bill. I tipped for the service and we left. So disappointing!

G
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rare burger was harder than a hockey puck! Burnt!!!! Had to ask for desert for our guests whose daughter’s wedding proposal happened there. All foreign wait people with MAJOR language challenges.

Ate there over 100 times in the past. Dreadful now! RIP!!

G
New England
270 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christina was wonderful and we loved the prix fix menu selections!

RJ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The service, food and ambiance were first rate. Our waitress was appropriately attentive, responsive and knowledgeable. Berkshire pork tenderloin with farrow salad and prunes were delicious, as was the salmon. Ambiance was comfortable with a suitable noise level.

MU
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delightful!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Service was the primary problem. Our server was inattentive

LS
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had! Everything had a fabulous twist. Even the Cosmopolitan was more delicious -they used St. Germain rather than Cointreau and white Cranberry). Sat in the bistro rather than the more formal dining room.

BW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks at the piano bar followed by a perfect dining experience. Outstanding service. Took advantage of the Summer Sizzler menu which did not disappoint. Wonderful salmon and a scrumptious not too sweet chocolate bread pudding. Looking forward to our next visit to Maine so that we can go back!

K
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening to celebrate our engagement. The blackberry mocktail was delicious and by far one of the best clam chowder soups I’ve had the privilege of consuming!

e
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Hugo at the bar to Kristin our server, we had a lovely evening. This was our first time at the Barn Bistro, but we will return. Can’t say enough about the service and delicious food, all served to perfection by everyone. Thank you for making a special evening even more special. Cheers to you!

K
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my daughter’s family spending time with us in Maine. They also loved the White Barn!

KP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary. Clam chowder is out of this world.

MX
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of 4 loved it and will be back again in the future. We enjoyed the truffle fries, the burger, filet, and caesar salad. We didn't like the flavor of the bolognese, but we loved everything else. Service was excellent!