White Barn Inn

4.9
1703 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

  • Traditional Maine Lobster Bake

    $95.00 per person

    Jul 1, 2021 only

    Join us for a traditional Maine Lobster Bake. As you're enjoying a cocktail, Executive Chef Matthew Padilla will lead you through the traditional unveiling process of our custom-made lobster cages. After the unveiling, journey poolside where Chef Matt will cook an array of mussels and clams as a starter dish for you to enjoy. For the remainder of the evening, indulge in our family-style dinner with all the essentials of a traditional lobster bake, including corn, salad, potatoes, the freshest local lobster, as well as a blueberry crumble for dessert. In the spirit of giving back to the Kennebunk community, the White Barn Inn Family will donate a blueberry crumble pie to one of our local community groups following every lobster bake.
  • Traditional Maine Lobster Bake

    $95.00 per person

    Aug 5, 2021 only

    Join us for a traditional Maine Lobster Bake. As you're enjoying a cocktail, Executive Chef Matthew Padilla will lead you through the traditional unveiling process of our custom-made lobster cages. After the unveiling, journey poolside where Chef Matt will cook an array of mussels and clams as a starter dish for you to enjoy. For the remainder of the evening, indulge in our family-style dinner with all the essentials of a traditional lobster bake, including corn, salad, potatoes, the freshest local lobster, as well as a blueberry crumble for dessert. In the spirit of giving back to the Kennebunk community, the White Barn Inn Family will donate a blueberry crumble pie to one of our local community groups following every lobster bake.
  • Traditional Maine Lobster Experience

    $95.00 per person

    Sep 2, 2021 only

    Join us for a traditional Maine Lobster Bake. As you're enjoying a cocktail, Executive Chef Matthew Padilla will lead you through the traditional unveiling process of our custom-made lobster cages. After the unveiling, journey poolside where Chef Matt will cook an array of mussels and clams as a starter dish for you to enjoy. For the remainder of the evening, indulge in our family-style dinner with all the essentials of a traditional lobster bake, including corn, salad, potatoes, the freshest local lobster, as well as a blueberry crumble for dessert. In the spirit of giving back to the Kennebunk community, the White Barn Inn Family will donate a blueberry crumble pie to one of our local community groups following every lobster bake.

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 1703 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal and fantastic service from start to end.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This was our second trip to the Barn. All inclusive meal had many interesting options. Of all the courses the lobster bisque was the best. Other courses were just ok. I had rack of lamb which was fatty with too much salt. Wife had lobster and it was not flavorful, dry and too salty. Blueberry cheese cake was over powered by coconut. Service was very attentive but to the extent that they rushed us along a bit. Overall not as nice as last time, which was a few years ago.

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hallieb
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To say the Lobster Tasting Menu was outstanding is an understatement. Highlights were the truffle caviar lobster roll and the lobster tagliatelle. An absolutely unforgettable meal and experience. Thank you WBI for such a perfect night.

MP
MelissaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

RW
RogerW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - much less stuffy than it used to be

JF
vipJeffreyF
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Outstanding - from the Food, Ambience and Service (Gary get's 6 stars).

Nothing more needs to be said.

GF
vipGreerF
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around! The food, atmosphere + entire experience couldn't have been better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down exceptional in every single way

AH
vipAndreaH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster tasting menu was excellent. Expensive, but worth it. Very creative and tasty. Wonderful service and setting, too.

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vipFoodgirl
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and service. What a special place!

TM
TerenceM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing experience! From the minute you arrive, the staff bends over backwards to take care of your every need. Cocktails, appetizers, intermezzo, main course, and dessert were all spectacular! Everyone addresses you my name, and all wished us a happy 37th wedding anniversary. Thanks again for a truly remarkable evening. We look forward to spending our 38th anniversary with you!

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vipDissappointed
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious elegant meal with meticulous service. The wine pairing was perfect. Well done in every way.

HT
HunterT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World-class in every way - the service was top-notch, the setting was sublime, and the food was nothing short of extraordinary.

MG
MG35
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say, there was not one thing to complain about - perfection at its best! The White Barn Inn stands up to their reputation. A wonderful dinner and evening.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Every course was so good! Even had some things I had never tried before. Will be back to do it again!

DH
DerekH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best atmosphere of any restaurant in the area! Exquisite attention to detail made this meal one that will be remembered. Over our 2 hours, we were treated to great courses and a most enjoyable evening. My lobster Kennebunkport and my wife’s ribeye were outstanding, as was the soufflé to finish things off! A splurge that lived up to our expectations!

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there last night with friends. It was wonderful! Nils (sp?) was our server and he was delightful and so knowledgeable about the food AND wine. My husband had the Lobster Tasting menu and at every course was blown away. The rest of us had the regular Price Fixe that we selected our own 4 courses. While every choice was awesome- some of our stand outs were the Lobster Tagliatelle, the Lobster and caviar roll, the Lobster bisque (sensing a theme here), and the blueberry “cheesecake”. My friend also loved her lobster risotto- SO MUCH lobster. Our wine selections with help from Nils, we’re spot on. We had a great time and are so happy we celebrated with White Barn. Only negative was when we arrived our table wasn’t ready (totally fine, we were early), they put us in their “living room”, which was so quiet it was awkward. Literally we were whispering and it was uncomfortable. No one ever came to take our drink orders, even though they gave us the drink menus and said someone would come. So we just sort of sat there in silence for 15-20 minutes or so. The Barn was beautiful once we were ushered to our table and the entire experience did not disappoint

AL
vipAliceL
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at nice places a lot... and travel a lot... this is a Top 5 experience of our dining adventures. Simply perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both exquisite.

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pmoo
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful dining experience. We had a fabulous meal and were attentively cared for by all servers and wait staff. From seating to complete of our meal we enjoyed everything. It was a 25th anniversary celebration for us and was most memorable! Thank you!

TS
vipTamaraS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The White Barn was exceptional. The setting inside an old barn with large windows overlooking the garden is beautiful. Dinner was perfect. My husband enjoyed the lobster bisque to start and the lobster main course.

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CL57
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an out-of-this-world dining experience at the White Barn Inn restaurant last night. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming -- which was a pleasant surprise as sometimes restaurants of this caliber can be a bit stuffy. The dining room is rustic with a huge window looking out at a spectacular terrace-style display of purple and white pansies. I splurged on the Chef's 6-course lobster dinner -- every dish has at least some lobster and each is unique in its taste and presentation. The meal started with avocado sorbet and pickled blueberries, yummy little bursts of flavor, with bits of lobster meat. The next dish was a mini lobster roll with a wonderful spoonful of Siberian black caviar -- and possibly some truffle oil -- all on a mini grilled buttered brioche bun. Next came a smooth and tasty white asparagus soup with lobster, followed by a slightly spicy lobster tagliatelle that literally melted in my mouth. By this point, I was getting full but how could I resist the perfectly cooked rack of lamb (2 chops) topped with a lobster reduction sauce with bits of lobster? The finale consisted of a delicious petite French toast that was almost custard-like on the inside and topped with lobster meat and a buttery sweet sauce. If you are a lobster junkie like me, it just doesn't get any better! I thoroughly enjoyed the interesting combinations of flavors and textures of this exceptional meal. My husband had the regular prix-fix dinner. The octopus with peanut sauce was tender and created a novel taste sensation that worked well together. The lobster bisque was smooth but not overly rich. His ribeye and sauce were rich and flavorful and again, perfectly cooked. He ended it with a chocolate souffle that was perfection and surprisingly light compared to others we have tasted. The service was just right -- no interruptions, just friendly service when needed. Many thanks to the White Barn Inn for giving us this incredible food experience!

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vipAbbyC
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was top-notch. Such attention to detail in every course and with each dish. Highly recommend for a celebration!!

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Drs2
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter graduation from NYU. The entire staff from our warm greeting by the Maitre D’ to our very friendly waiter made the evening very special. The food was excellent and each course was better than the next. If you are celebrating that special event in your family .. this is the place to make the toast! Excellent experience. Highly recommend.

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vipPackard40
New England
32 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is not only FINE dining but a true eating experience. The chef and his staff very creative. Delicious ❤️🍷

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vipPackard40
New England
32 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true dining experience. The chef and staff are artisans of food. Service class A. The piano such a nice touch. All the little touches made the night. Exceptional

JM
vipJonM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary and from the moment we pulled in through the last delicious dessert bite off our anniversary-decorated plate, this was a first-class / world-class experience.

The venue is gorgeous - we were seated directly in front of the beautiful window that displays the spring flower scene - maybe because of our late reservation time or maybe because it was our anniversary, they put us at the best table in the house.

The service is as professional as it gets - everyone takes pride in their role and orchestrates a "dance" that you barely notice, yet you are never left with an empty glass or plate in front of you.

And, of course, the food - amazing dishes, skillfully prepared, celebration of flavors - unique examples of what can be achieved with imagination, creativity, and flawless execution.

Thanks to the entire White Barn team for a memorable evening that we are still reliving several days later!

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Foodie157
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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OBone
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night. The White Barn is our New England "go-to" for special occasions
and they always come through. We've found over several years of dining at The White Barn we can always count on superior service and an excellent wine list, with a beautiful room. The food at times has been hit and miss. This time, it was superb. Every course was a hit.

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vipjanaluvart
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I was disappointed in Mother's Day Brunch. Here is why

The reservation was for 7 people and they sat us at a table for 6, my 90 year old mother had to be jammed into a corner.
The table was not ready when we arrived.
Staff was very friendly but not very attentive ( I understand it was very busy).
No one checked on our meal and we did not get the bill until we stood up to leave
Dessert silver was set before our entree was delivered and then had to be reset
1 entree was dumped on the table
Drinks took a long time to order and deliver
Ice cream on the brownie was way too salty
$65 was a lot for brunch, though Food was very good, it was not worthy of that price considering the menu choices

GD
GregoryD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We have celebrated special occasions several times in the past few years and the experience was magicacle, however this visit was a little disappointing. I had the lamb and my wife had the lobster dish. My lamb was gamey and the lobster was blah. I think we will wait to see if they change their menu before we return. Everything else was outstanding.

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vipRoya
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and service was very good. But very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, wine! Valet was a nice touch. Never would’ve thought I could get such a great experience like that in Kennebunkport! Beautiful!!

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vipSean55
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Top notch service, meal was delicious though a bit too $$$ even for the level of quality.

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KathyE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were perfect. It is expensive, but worth every penny. The wait staff were friendly and very attentive. I highly recommend The White Barn Inn. It is an incredible dining experience.

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vipNinni
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, we like to have dinners at some of the Star Chef , but this was not only for the occasion, one of the best we never had dinner, the food is right on time and the recipe are perfect, the service was epic even if at the beginning there was a misunderstanding everyone got involved to solve , we will come back and I will suggest to anyone that really wants to have a real food experience needs to come over here...you almost have a better experience that in Italy!

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JohnG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word it was fantastic. The dining room was beautiful. The food was cooked perfectly. The service was exceptional. It was the best dining experience I have had in a long time.

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Marie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at WBI. The setting is elegant but not stuffy. Well stocked bar and friendly bartender for pre-dinner cocktails. Excellent wine list. Live piano music was a nice feature.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at the white barn in. The service is nothing sort of exemplary. The waiter also had a fantastic pairing with my selections for dinner and could not have been happier. We will absolutely be coming again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is the second time we’ve eaten at the White Barn. It’s a beautiful and romantic experience. It was a set menu for dinner but my husband was able to make an entree selection from another set menu which was great. Well worth a visit for a special occasion.

FAQs

White Barn Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1703 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.