Received confirmation of our reservations, went to the Shelburne at the right time, and the place was closed. Was very disappointed. Obviously, making reservations on line is not reliable.
The restaurant was not open. It had been closed all winter. What a waste of time.
We went on New Years Eve and chose this restaurant based on their menu - looked fabulous. Upon arriving, they had a very limited menu of 4 entrees, a couple salads and soups, a few desserts and no appetizers!!! When ordering wine by the glass, they were out of several and left only a few to choose from - I can understand them being out closer to midnight, but this was at 6:30 pm... The entrees were steak, seafood fettuccini, crab cakes and a vegetarian meal. No fresh grill or baked fish, oysters, clams at all. My wife had a Caesar salad. She could not finish it due to the overloaded anchovies they used in the dressing. I had the fettuccini which was under seasoned, but the seafood in it was cooked just right. The crab cakes were good. We did not want dessert since nothing sounded good. Overall, it was a pricey disappointment of a meal. Maybe on a typical evening it would have been fabulous.
Excellent décor places you at the time that the Peninsula was first being developed. The food meets modern standards while showcasing the local, sustainable resources which have been unchanged during the history of the Inn. It's like using a time machine-but without the accumulated dust and cobwebs. Desserts are always outstanding so leave room to indulge.
Service was impeccable. Made us feel special with greeting and attention by owner throughout dinner on Christmas. Food was delicious, right size, and healthy. Superb wine list. Still the best dining experience on peninsula for us. Happy New Year.
We love this place. David is a culinary genius. The bar is always great with great bartenders. Breakfasts come with the hotel stays with lots of options. The first breakfast I had was biscuits and gravy. This was different than any biscuits and gravy I've ever had and they were spectacular. The second breakfast I had was the hang town fry. Oysters I love em. For dinner I had a double order of pan fried oysters...wonderful. My wife had the crab ravioli she loved em.
This is a wonderful place to dine. So friendly and awesome food.
It was our wedding night dinner and the Shelburne was perfect and very special. A cozy romantic atmosphere and delicious food. A perfect night.
Way to expensive for the dishes that were offered. I think they are taking advantage of being the only "nice" restaurant in the area. Waiter dropped the ball a couple of times. Also, made a reservation on Open Table and noted it was my husbands birthday, and told the waiter also, and received no free birthday dessert or just candle on the dessert we did order and pay for.
A authentic gem of early 1900's ambience. Attentive service, prompt fulfillment, good local sourcing.