White Barn Inn

4.9
1737 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.

Our Fine Dining Menu is currently available 5:30pm - 9:00pm Thursday-Sunday.

Experiences

  • Oktoberfest Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Oct 7, 2021 only

    Come enjoy Oktoberfest at the White Barn Inn! We will feature a special Oktoberfest inspired three course menu for $95, with an optional beer pairing. Enjoy our live TubaFrau Hofbräu band during your dinner.
  • Afternoon Tea at The White Barn Inn

    $35.00 per person

    Oct 17, 2021 - May 8, 2022

    Please join us for afternoon tea at The White Barn Inn. Tea is offered every Sunday afternoon, between 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Reservations are required. $35 per person for tea service or $50 with a glass of sparkling wine. We can accommodate dietary restrictions with 48 hours notice prior to tea.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1737 people are saying
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BrennaJ
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. We've been coming here for 15 or so years annually, and while there were a couple of years that seemed off, the restaurant is right back to its glory. Come feel fancy without having to be stuffy. Worth the splurge! Everyone from the servers to bartenders to the valets have my appreciation and respect.

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PatriciaB
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff greeted us by name and wished us Happy Anniversary. Service was impeccable and the entire meal was delectable, delicious and delightful . Our server, Greg, was friendly and helpful. Each course was a taste sensation. We heartily recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding from the time we pulled into the property from the time we left. Courses were perfect portioned and the timing of them was perfect. Everyone was incredibly attentive. It was the best meal we’ve ever had, definitely a 5-star dining experience. Do not miss this when traveling to Kennebunkport!

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vipHappyEaters
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food fabulous. The rest just OK and a bit disappointing. The bartender climbed on top of the bar to reach the liquor. No umbrella assistance the the pouring rain. Had to wait 5 minutes once inside just to be acknowledged. So disappointing. Chef needs a new front of the house staff.

JP
vipJeffP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing meal and service. Live piano music was wonderful

JL
JL06
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This place is an iconic, high scale, and great place to eat. The service is impeccable, quality is a high focus, and a very quiet and romantic spot. Our only gripe is we felt very rushed between courses. Plan to spend $150 minimum per person.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a great experience! The decor and ambiance was elegant, every plate that came out of the kitchen was perfect, and the service was on point. The entire experience was outstanding!

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem - one of the best restaurant experiences ever! The food is spectacular and the service beyond perfect. Every need is anticipated, discretely, quietly but quickly. We could only get a reservation for our anniversary at 9pm (which is a bit late for us). I rang and they moved us to 8:30 but said show up around 8 and we will seat you as soon as we can. We were at the table by 8:15. The food is creative, inventive (like the mini lobster roll with truffle and caviar) but never weird or just for show. The oyster with the dry ice is wonderful theatre but also an amazing dish. For the non-lobster eaters, their steaks are fabulous. Their dessert soufflés are superb. I can't wait to go back.

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vipKelly
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional all around.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both exceptional. I would highly recommend the lobster tagliatelle - typically I am skeptical of a pasta dish, but it was beautifully done.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. Loud group next to us but it was fine. Front of house staff was AMAZING !

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vipNG111
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! The food is exceptionally prepared and the wine pairing are done very nicely. The service is amazing. After dinner, our car service abandoned us at the restaurant and the hotel staff was so kind to take us back to our hotel in one of their hotel vehicles. It was an extremely kind gesture! We cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We showed up at the restaurant at the designated time and requested to be pushed out by an hour which the restaurant agreed to do. When we showed up again, the host told us " I can't let you in because you are wearing shorts" in those very words. This guy is so used to sucking up to old rich white people that he needs to feel important and powerful when POC show up for dinner. Mind you this restaurant is located in a beach town where the temperature was well over 85 degrees. What era is this that he will let white people in blue jeans into the restaurant but not a POC wearing dressy Polo shorts? I have eaten at Sandy Lane and Blue Hill wearing shorts but not at White Barn! He let us sit at the bar at the entrance but that's as far in as we were allowed. Unless you are over 60, white and rich, don't bother with this White restaurant! Despicable!

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vipFoodlover59
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food
Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most memorable meal! Greg and the entire staff made the night very special for us. The chef’s lobster tasting menu was exquisite, especially the courses with the avocado mousse, pasta, and halibut. The piano playing was perfect. Thank you all!

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vipelisabethd
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Wonderful. Everything was spot on. Best wait staff anywhere! Our favorite foods: lobster bisque, ribeye, chocolate soufflé and beet agnolotti. This is an exquisite place to have an anniversary dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service and atmosphere. A very special experience all around.

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vipFunfoodie7
E. Tennessee
158 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word, spectacular! Everything was delicious, the service was outstanding and our only regret is that we don't live close by so we could return more often than our once a year visit. Thanks for another lovely experience!

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vipGASteve
Richmond
79 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason why this restaurant has 5 stars from Forbes and 5 diamonds from AAA--the food is delicious and creative, the service is impeccable and the ambience is second to none. From beginning to end, the evening could not have been better. First of all, the service from Nils was professional, yet friendly; he would be as conversational as you wanted him to be. The maître d' from Jakarta, Indonesia was likewise extremely personable as well as professional, and we engaged in a wonderful discussion. The assistant server from Jamaica was also friendly and attentive. As for the food, there were the nice touches normally associated with a restaurant of this caliber, such as multiple types of butter, a candy "tree" after dessert and a gift to take home, but the courses themselves were amazing. The amuse bouche was a chilled soup made with pineapple, coconut, cantaloupe, honeydew melon and lime with trout roe on top--just wow; it was phenomenal. For my first course, I ordered the beef tartare atop roasted bone marrow with crispy shallots and mustard aioli served with 4 small slices of toasted brioche--just delicious. For my second course, I had the lobster bisque with expresso crème fraiche and olive oil; there were sizable chunks of lobster in the bisque. It was excellent. For my third course, I ate the beef tenderloin with a foie gras crust that was served with a potato puree, maitake mushrooms, baby carrots and summer truffles. The dish was fantastic. For my fourth course, I had the chocolate soufflé with the vanilla crème anglaise. It was great. If you are in search of the pinnacle of fine dining, this is it.

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vipFunfoodie7
E. Tennessee
159 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth visit and always the highlight of our dining experience in the area. Thank you for maintaining excellence in everything you do!

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Moore
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and better service.
On the recommendation of a friend I went here for my 5 year anniversary and it did not disappoint. The small plates were all glorious (lobster Bisque being my favorite). I only wish I went with the 6-course tasting, 4-course was great so you win either way :). But what made it particularly special was the level of service. In addition to getting constant attention I happened to wear shorts (don't do that) and the staff was nice enough to drive me to my hotel to grab a pair of pants and get right back to the dinner. If you're going to Kennybunkport for a special occasion this is a MUST visit!

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vipElizabethM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was spectacular- from the moment we walked in to the final bite. One person in our party is vegan and they were gracious and accommodating. The food was stellar. The ambiance was elegant yet relaxing. The service was attentive and coordinated. Our family agreed this was the best meal of the summer!

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Garry
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just WOW!

Best restaurant on the East coast by far!

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vipmnate
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was tremendous. Nathan and all severs were super pleasant and knowledgeable about each course. The pate was amazing and the lemon semifreddo for dessert was uniquely delicious. We loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant experience ever - and we eat in NYC and Miami to name a few places with great eating. Greg and the white barn team were Amazing at managing our dairy allergy. The wine pairings are not to be skipped. It was phenomenal.

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vipChrisM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant

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vipbLvL
Phoenix
133 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining here. What a treat everything is superb and the creativity outstanding it is a must to add to your bucket list of places to dine!!!

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! A memorable meal and experience!

MS
vipMikeS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting, ambiance and service were excellent. The staff were friendly and attentive. The menu was prix fixe with several choices for each course and an extensive wine list. We started with the octopus which was tasty but a bit tough to chew. Then we had the strawberry gazpacho with avocado sorbet. It sounds weird but was excellent. We both had the lobster for our entree. It came out of the shell and over rice and was nicely presented. Unfortunately, although the claws were tender and tasty, the tail was very chewy. The blueberry cheesecake had an unusual presentation and was excellent.
For a restaurant that many rate with 5 stars, we were somewhat disappointed that the food was not perfectly done.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special and delicious experience! Everything was perfect

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DoreenT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Kennebunkport and celebrating a birthday at White Barn. The food, service and overall experience was outstanding. We had the four course menu with wine pairing and there were many delicious choices. The birthday dessert was very special and unique. I would be remiss if I didn’t say that the wait staff was superior to any experience I have had. Chris was amazing!!!

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CaryB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal and service we have ever had. 5 stars!!!!

BC
BCTom
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful resturant for a special occasion. The Chef's lobster menu is a unique experience.

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JustinC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Fine as any great NYC restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just magical!

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ChristopherM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth or fifth visit over the years. We certainly would come here more if we didn’t live halfway across the country. Always an elegant setting with excellent service. The food this time was even better than before. An event. Very much worth the price

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect anniversary dinner. Gregory was our server and was incredible. How knowledge of the menu and just the right amount of attentiveness was the perfect touch to the perfect evening.


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TreyO
Memphis/West TN
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our twenties anniversary. Best meal we have ever had. The whole experience was spectacular. I did the 4 course and my husband did the lobster 6 course. Everything amazing. The chef, staff, servers valet and piano player were all amazing.

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RickC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had some apprehension about spending $195/person for the Chef’s Lobster Menu. It was 6 courses of variation on lobster with additional complimentary starters. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! The staff was cordial and very attentive. The chef was masterful - each course playing on the previous. It was truly the culinary experience of a lifetime!