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White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, ME

White Barn Inn

4.8
4.8
1955 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Our contemporary New England cuisine has been rooted in the local and seasonal long before they were the mots du jour on menus across the country. At our AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star restaurant, we showcase incredible ingredients sourced through specially cultivated relationships with the farmers, fishermen and foragers of coastal Maine and just beyond for beautifully-presented, always inspired dishes that encapsulate the very essence of our spectacular setting.

We have a smart casual dress code; jackets are preferred for gentlemen, but not required, and we ask for no shorts, or sportswear in the dining room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, European

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (207) 967-2321

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Mathew Woolf

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties are offered in the White Barn Inn Wine Cellar and The Little Barn. The Wine Cellar seats up to 14 guests, and The Little Barn seats up to 40. Offered year round.

  • Private party contact

    Hugo Aguirre: (207) 361-8458

  • Neighborhood

    Kennebunkport

  • Cross street

    Route 9

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet service as well as self parking available in our private lot.

  • Entertainment

    Talented Jazz Pianist plays every evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,955 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Romantic

  • Maine

    Best Ambiance

  • Maine

    Hot spot

  • Maine

    Great for fine wines

  • Maine

    Romantic

  • Maine

    Good for special occasions

  • Maine

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was superb. The wait staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful and all their recommendations were excellent. Really lovely dining experience.
  2. A

    Avatar910

    Houston

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome — as always. Prix Fixe dinner heavy on fish (although I had pheasant, while my date had the Halibut). She had the Caviar supplement and the entire meal was accompanied by a 2018 Oliver Lafliave which was drinking quite well. Not an everyday meal, as it was certainly pricy, but the value and presentation made it an exceptional event - particularly after a magical snowstorm left the trees in Kennebunkport flocked.
  3. s

    sarahh

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1,000 out of 10 stars. My new favorite restaurant in the United States. Tragically romantic. Delightful, creative, delicious food. What are you doing with your life if you do not go to White Barn Inn Restaurant?
  4. J

    Jeff

    Dallas

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming for over a decade. While the dress code has been relaxed a bit… the attention and food is still top. New chef has been great. If the Tomatoe tartar is in the offering, go for it, maybe ask for seconds. The lobster tagliatelle is also excellent.
  5. BM

    BruceM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was literally some of the best food I’ve ever had. The main course fish was stunningly good, in particular. The service was similarly exceptional. Like the food, among the best ever. Our waiter knew every detail about the menu, and the rest of the staff was similarly well-informed. If you were to need anything I am sure a raised index finger would cause one of the staff to shimmer into existence next to your table within seconds. Although we didn’t test that theory, I have never seen such a profusion of staff. On top of that, a talented pianist added a perfect musical aspect, always present and enjoyable but never obtrusive. Know, though, that being treated like royalty comes at a substantial cost. Do ask about that aspect of the thing. We regard it as an exceptional, one-off experience. We’re glad we went, but if we return it will be several years from now. Ah, but such a memory to have. I would recommend it, but with a caveat about the price.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the nicest restaurant experiences we’ve had in New England.
  7. d

    deirdrec

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soup to nuts delicious and an amazing experience. You would have to go to nyc for food and service like this
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday gathering! Fabulous service and excellent meal!
  9. LF

    LindsayF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We went to white barn for Sunday brunch. Despite there being no one in the restaurant, we were sat against a wall that had noise coming from it like there was machinery behind it. The waitress did not bring us a beverage menu and then asked what food we were ordering. I had to ask if we could order drinks. She gave us a beverage menu that didn’t include tea. I asked her what yea they had and was asked what I like as opposed to getting a list. I know they also offer afternoon tea so I’m sure there’s an extensive menu but I was left guessing. We have dietary restrictions that I called about ahead of time. our restrictions seemed to be a surprise. We were provided two options and the warm vegetable salad was delicious. However we usually get accommodated with more than two menu item options at upscale restaurants if we call ahead. Our meals were good, not spectacular. We were mostly shocked by the poor service given its reputation, cost and its claims.

    White Barn InnResponded on January 4, 2023Hi LindsayF, Thank you for leaving your feedback from your visit to White Barn Inn Restaurant. I am sorry to hear that your visit this week did not meet your expectations. Our desire is to always exceed guest expectations and we regret that we did not achieve this with your visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon for a better meal! Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

  10. L

    Lynda

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ultimate special occasion destination, attentive but not formal. The White Barn is a true dining experience. Perfection from the moment you arrive!

    White Barn InnResponded on January 4, 2023Hi Lynda, Thank you for joining us at White Barn Inn Restaurant! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Daniel Braun, General Manager

  11. ZZ

    ZoeZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was lovely and everybody especially enjoyed the desserts. Staff was very accommodating and everybody in my party had an unforgettable experience.

    White Barn InnResponded on January 4, 2023Hi ZoeZ, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent meal at White Barn Inn Restaurant and we hope to welcome you back again soon for another great visit! Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

  12. ED

    ElaineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, world-class four-course meal in a charming setting. Our waiter couldn't have been sweeter. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

    White Barn InnResponded on January 4, 2023Hi ElaineD, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal at White Barn Inn Restaurant and we hope to welcome you back again soon for another great visit! Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience for a special date night with my boyfriend. Ryan was our waiter and was excellent. He explained every course and every food item. His passion helped our experience and we will definitely come back.
  14. BR

    BRose

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was disappointed. This was a very expensive 3 course meal and I expected excellent food. My lobster appetizer was very good. My main course of Beef Wellington was only fair and my dessert of chocolate moose log was too sugary. My friend thought her main course of lobster was very good and her ginger dessert was very good.

    White Barn InnResponded on January 4, 2023Hi BRose, We are saddened to hear that your recent visit to White Barn Inn Restaurant did not meet your expectations. Our desire is to always exceed guest expectations and we regret that we did not achieve this with your meal. We hope to welcome you back again soon for a better experience! Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

  15. JS

    JenniferS

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Despite making my Christmas Day reservations the first day they opened, we were seated in the Little Barn; when I inquired, the hostess said the seat assignments were “random.” I would. or have made the reservation had i known- i can sit in the Little Barn anytime.
  16. f

    frequentdiner

    New England

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner at the White Barn is always a special experience. The staff is excellent and welcoming and the food is exceptional. Particular kudos to the treacle tart!
  17. P

    Patti

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Too little food for too much money
  18. JB

    JasonB

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    White Barn is always a wonderful experience and truly a place we are always welcomed and feel at home. Food is second to none. Staff is attentive and remembers likes and special memories created here.
  19. P

    Pointless

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    62 birthday
  20. s

    scottp

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely magnificent. Service presentation and taste were all perfection. Worth every penny
  21. C

    Celeste

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After 3 years not seeing each other, there were six friends gathered and we had a magical time! The staff was excellent from the responsiveness in reserving our table to the warm greeting and attentiveness as we enjoyed our adult beverages and the delightful courses! Care goes into every step and we had time to enjoy each and every morsel of the brilliantly crafted flavor explosions in each and every dish! We are thrilled with our experience that created many memories we will enjoy for years to come!

    White Barn InnResponded on January 4, 2023Hi Celeste, Thank you for leaving your feedback from your visit to White Barn Inn Restaurant! We are so thrilled to hear you and your friends had a lovely experience and we hope to welcome you all back again soon. Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

  22. JW

    JamesW

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine, service. Great piano music and decorations. The valet brought up our car after dinner with the seat heater and heat on full. Nice touch. The hotel manager gave us a little tour while waiting for our car.
  23. TR

    TonyR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional in every aspect. Our waiter was even standing at the door holding our coats when we were leaving
  24. CR

    CharlotteR

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, beginning to end. That is it in a nutshell.
  25. E

    Emjay

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is just perfect for a very romantic dinner -- great ambience, wonderful chef and the food is as yummy in the mouth as it looks on the plate. The SERVICE -- ALWAYS outstanding! Be prepared for the cost, though -- $1000 for 4 (with one non-drinker, the other three had 5 drinks among them). Although one of our favorite experiences in our hometown, we may have to forego future visits due to the cost. Strongly recommend with that single caveat. Thanks to the entire White Barn staff -- from valet to hostess, to pianist, servers, kitchen staff and Chef for an always unforgettable experience! Happiest of Holidays, Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Bonne Natale!
  26. WA

    WilliamA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    White Barn didn't disappoint, everything was perfect
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every category
  28. d

    dave

    London

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service level and experience is paramount. Holiday atmosphere is special. Food as always excellent
  29. BS

    BillS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals of my life. The service was formal but personal. Our waiter was knowledgeable and perfectly present without being intrusive. The food was outstanding. Great experience
  30. DY

    Dad584You

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    White Barn is over expectation! Professionnal staff and sublime plates with great recommandation for wine! We will come back!
  31. LM

    LMez

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday supper. Love the pianist and dark candlelit ambience. Great staff who work very hard to take care of you. Great wine selection too.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at The White Barn. We have been going every November for our anniversary. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is one of a kind and the staff is outstanding. If you ever book dinner at the White Barn, request Peter as your waiter. He is knowledgeable and a true professional. Peter has been our waiter for at least the last three years and has become a major part of the experience for us. Thanks to Peter and the White Barn staff for another great anniversary dinner. See you next year.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal as usual. My favorite restaurant in Maine. I always go when I visit the state. Our server was very knowledgeable and personable. Food was amazing. Highly recommend.
  34. CH

    ChrisH

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Great and very special
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic dinner. Great ambiance and environment. Wood fireplace was great contribution to environment. Food was excellent.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute best cannot wait to return
  37. MJ

    MJBjr

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife's favorite dining venue anywhere on the easy coast and I thinks it's great also.
  38. m

    marionr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mouth watering sandwiches and deserts. Delicious tea! Better than tea at The Ritz Hotel in London. Highly recommend ! This experience won’t disappoint. Try the sparkling wine. Great chef great waiter and great ambience. Can’t wait to go back for dinner.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service immaculate except we waited quite a while at the bar, even just to be acknowledged by the very busy bartender. A loud and drunken party detracted a bit from the experience of other diners. Otherwise, an exquisite experience! Our server was beautifully versed in high-end dining while also being approachable and friendly, and helped the non-foodie members of our party to feel confident about making well-informed selections from the menu.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very professional in every way. Service attentive, food excellent, ambiance soothing. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. Highly recommended. David Celio. Seattle, Washington

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

White Barn Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1955 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for White Barn Inn

37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, ME 4046

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 9

  • Neighborhood

    Kennebunkport

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet service as well as self parking available in our private lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mathew Woolf

  • Entertainment

    Talented Jazz Pianist plays every evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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