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Another excellent dinner for four. Thank you Spruce Point.
40th wedding anniversary meal, a little more formal, good food but not big quantity, attentive staff with some complimentary touches. Unfortunately very few people as end of the season
We ate at 88 twice while staying at Spruce Point Inn. The dining room is elegant and the service is impeccable. Dining starts with a cocktail aperitif and a small appetizer. The first night was cerviche and the next was a lobster Rangoon. Our first night entree was halibut with corn and leeks and polenta. The dish was good but just a tad lacking in flavor. The roasted corn & leek helped flavor it up but the halibut was bland. The 2nd night my husband had the filet mignon which he devoured (also served with polenta and roasted brussel sprouts) and I had the duck breast with grapes which was wonderful and I practically wiped the plate clean. For starters, my husband had the clam chowder one night and fish chowder the 2nd night. He said the fish chowder was better than the clam. For my starters I had a Caesar salad which could have used a bit more lemon or garlic and a fall salad with greens, feta, poached pears & candied pecans which was wonderful.
88 is a dining experience spot and not a place to go if you just want to eat and go. Service is leisurely - attentive but not rushed. If you want to eat at 8pm, make a reservation for 7. It all takes a while. A special touch you can't get elsewhere at the Inn is you are given Morning Glory muffins at the end of your meal. They were our breakfast the next day and are just wonderful. Like a healthy carrot cake. Their regular breakfast muffins are good but not as good as these!
The dining room is lovely and they have a player piano, playing American songbook songs. The dining room does overlook the harbor but the sun had set by the time we ate (mid-October) so there was no view. It would be beautiful in the summer. They ask that you dress up a bit (collared shirts for men, dressy casual for women, no flip flops) and the setting does deserve that. We ate at the sister restaurant, Bogie's, which was also nice and is more casual but we dressed up for the 3rd night as I liked the menu at 88 better. A lovely spot.
Exceeded my expectations! Staff was most attentive, and the food was delicious. The view at sunset is superb. The player piano with the American songbook standards was a perfect touch.
SPI is a rare combination of great food and great service. It is located on a secluded ocean point away from the touristy areas of Boothbay Harbor. My wife and I were celebrating our 52nd wedding anniversary and hope to make dining at SPI an annual event.
Truly outstanding. The food, service, attention to detail. Thoroughly enjoyed everything about our night at 88. Find out if the bartender is Chantelle - if so, order a cosmopolitan!! Best ever!
Service in 88 great. In Bogie’s, poor service
The restaurant and view are beautiful.
The food is very good.
The service was poor. We have eaten here before and had excellent service which kept us coming back. We had a different waitress on this visit who was very nice but not the best waitress. This really put a damper on the meal for us. We don't plan on going back.
The Spruce Point Inn is renown for its elegant dining in a semi-formal setting with a gorgeous view of the outer harbor's light house. Their attention to detail and their level of service is top notch and consistent. My wife and I celebrated our thirty-second anniversary with dinner at the 88 Restaurant.
When you visit Boothbay Harbor to sail, to golf, to shop, or to lounge absorb the beauty of the shoreline you can do no finer than dining or staying the Spruce Point Inn.
The restaurant is very pleasant, nice view of the water. Food is always excellent.