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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Maine

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Maine? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of White Barn Inn restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2169)
$50 and over
American
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
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, but not required. Shorts, sportswear, and flip-flops are forbidden in the dining room.

Top review
ReviewsGPCvip
Dined 3 days ago
If Michelin rated restaurants in Maine, White Barn would surely have 2 stars
A photo of Havana restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2606)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Bar Harbor
About the restaurant
Havana has been committed to serving local and organic meats, produce and seafood since it opened 25 years ago. All of our meats are “naturally raised” meaning no steroids, antibiotics or hormones and “humanely raised” meaning room to roam, proper shelter and gentle handling. We make every effort to buy only sustainably harvested seafood, primarily from the Gulf of Maine. We have consistently searched out New England farmers and fisherfolk to purchase product that is not only great tasting but great for the environment and local economy as well.
Top review
Loveyvip
Dined on May 13, 2024
We were pleasantly surprised when we walked into the restaurant because the outside of the building was not attractive. The dining room is beautiful; elegant with white tablecloths. Our waiter, Leo, was also excellent and took very good care of us. The dinner was pricey but worth every dollar. The spring rolls that were ordered for an appetizer were very good. We had rack of lamb for our main course and they were cooked to our liking, medium rare. Everything about our experience was excellent.
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4.9
4.9 (2009)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
Discover Ocean's exquisite dining experience with our prix fixe menus, offering three courses for $105 or a four-course meal for $125. Enhance your culinary journey with the chef's wine pairing, priced at $68 for four courses and $60 for three. Begin your evening with terrace or bar drinks, soaking in breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views from every dining table. Our seasonal menu showcases the finest Maine seafood and locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a memorable dining experience.
Top review
tracieh
Dined 7 days ago
This is a Hidden Gem overlooking the Magnificent ocean with each plate coming out of the kitchen as a work of art. Hard to imagine how the Michelin guide has not discovered this Jewel of a restaurant which on the one hand you wish for them on the other hand you dread because it will mean the place will be overrun with Foodies. It's a magnificent culinary experience
A photo of Earth at Hidden Pond restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3059)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
Experience an unforgettable dining adventure at Earth, where every meal leaves you craving more. Nestled among balsam and birch trees, Earth is built on a philosophy of community, connecting exceptional cuisine with the farmers and foragers who supply our ingredients.

Our menu celebrates farm-to-fork freshness, featuring local meats, seafood, and vegetables from our two organic gardens, harvested daily to enhance each dish with distinct, handcrafted flavors. Earth promises a unique and delightful culinary experience every time you visit, and the menu changes daily to reflect the freshest ingredients.

Reserve the Potting Shed for up to six guests or the Painting Shed for up to 12. Perfect for intimate gatherings. (food & beverage minimum, call to reserve)

PLEASE NOTE: A table reserved for a party of two is 2 hours, and 2.5 hours for parties of four and larger. Walk-ins are currently unavailable. Check often for new positions.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Food was perfect, waitstaff was great, setting was peaceful. We are looking forward to aour next meal at Earth!!
A photo of Chez Rosa restaurant
4.9
4.9 (133)
$31 to $50
French
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
Chef Kyle Robinson inspired by our local seafood, farms, and pastures creates a unique take on French comfort food classics. Located in a romantic New England Barn, right in the center of town. Tucked in a corner of bustling Kennebunkport Dock Square, let yourself be transported to the laid back French country side.
Our menu is ever changing with what the season have to offer. Our signature dishes are the Pollock Wellington and our house made rotating charcuterie program.
Always offering some French staples such as cheese fondue, onion soup and steak frites. French Chic bar offering seasonal craft cocktails.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and atmosphere. Every staff member was very attentive and helpful. Would absolutely go back!
A photo of Reading Room Restaurant at The Bar Harbor Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1669)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bar Harbor
About the restaurant
The Reading Room offers guests of the Bar Harbor Inn, visitors to Bar Harbor, and our dearly loved regulars a distinguished fine dining experience overlooking Frenchman Bay.

Serving breakfast and dinner daily, the Reading Room is a one of a kind dining experience. Delectable local Maine cuisine and attentive service are surpassed only by the magnificent panoramic ocean views.

Start your evening with locally farmed oysters while deciding between our signature Beef Short Ribs or Filet and Lobster Tail fresh from the boats on the Harbor. Linger over a slice of Maine Blueberry Pie while you enjoy a crafted cocktail and soft piano music.

Smart casual attire is preferred, but not required. We do not accept parties exceeding 6 people. Please note that we are not able to guarantee tables by the window.

We look forward to seeing you!



Top review
Efor
Dined 3 days ago
We had a fabulous meal, all in a beautiful space with live piano music. Our appetizers were ok, but our mains were outstanding! Thanks for a great experience.
A photo of Ultramar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (235)
$50 and over
Seafood
Kennebunkport
About the restaurant
For centuries, European sailors sought their fortunes by crossing oceans to exotic destinations that promised to bring them riches. "Ultramar" was the name given to that mythical place that existed on the other side of the New World.
Chefs Germán Lucarelli and Nano Crespo also crossed the oceans in search of adventures, experiencing new cuisines and flavors. Their journeys eventually brought them to the southern coast of Maine where they combined the freshest local seafood with Mediterranean flavors and the beauty of authentic wood-fired cooking.

Top review
Lala
Dined on May 13, 2024
From the moment we walked in we were very pleased. We received a warm greeting, the decor was lovely, food outstanding, service excellent and overall wonderful evening. The only thing we noticed was that the music was a little loud but we were the first ones there so when other diners came it toned down a bit. We will definitely be back.
A photo of The Tarratine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (552)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bangor
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Tarratine. We focus on providing an elegant yet approachable experience for our community. Created with skill and passion, the menu features an exciting array of seafood, streak, brunch foods, and signature items from our Executive Chef and his culinary team. This is within our historic gentlemen's social club, built-in 1907. Our spacious venue allows for individual experiences in various spaces, including our rooftop terrace. The Tarratine provides a variety of spirits, cocktails, local brews on tap, and an approachable wine list.

Parties of 12 - 19 guests will be offered a reduced restaurant menu.
Parties with 20+ guests, please call us at 207-992-4090, and someone will love to talk to you about your special night.
We allow you to bring in a cake from state-licensed bakeries; a $5 per person cutting fee will be added to the final bill.

Due to the historic nature of the building, our upper levels are not handicap accessible.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
Outstanding restaurant; authentic vintage style ambiance, food, cocktails and service. A fantastic addition to the Bangor food scene, we definitely will be back!
A photo of The Elizabeth Guest House and Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (107)
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish
Bethel
About the restaurant
Fine dining Latin American and Mediterranean cuisine in a charming Victorian Inn on Main Street in Bethel
Top review
KristinVvip
Dined on Apr 20, 2024
Lovely meal. Simply outstanding food!!
A photo of Clay Hill Farm restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2431)
$31 to $50
American
Ogunquit
About the restaurant
Originally built in 1780 as a working farm, Clay Hill Farm is now a 200-seat restaurant and special occasion venue nestled amidst 10 private acres of rolling lawns, protected woodlands, and colorful gardens. The first restaurant in the country to be certified as a wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary, Clay Hill Farm is passionate about locally-sourced food and the natural beauty of Maine. Live music nightly. Award-winning food & service.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food is always delicious! This is our favorite restaurant.
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