White Barn Inn

4.8
1504 reviews
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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.

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White Barn's Happy Hour

Come in and cool down at The White Barn Inn's bar. Enjoy any wine by the glass, any cocktail from our menu, or any beer at half price. Every day from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. No reservations needed.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 12, 2019

Ends: July 13, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:30PM-5:30PM

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New England
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding across the board! The restaurant is beautiful, food is delicious, and service is excellent! We can not wait to go back! We both loved everything we ordered....burrata salad, agnolotti, lobster bisque, and rack of lamb.

TT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was sat late for our reservation and while we were seating I had to find the wait staff after no one came to our table after 15 minutes of waiting.

The service was pretty good but other tables around us seemed to be receiving much more attention.

The food was excellent but in my opinion not worth the prices. Have been to many high end restaurants that can compete for half the cost

JK
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a spectacular evening. Each course was terrific, as was the service.

TD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lived up to expectations as a Forbes 5 Star and AAA 4 Diamonds property and resturant. All staff was customer centric. Chef Padilla was at his creative best with courses that pleased both eyes and palate! The wine list is extensive offerring many varietals in 1/2 bottles to allow per course pairing for two. Worthy; a must visit!

FF
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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OC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We love visiting the White Barn Inn each Summer. It’s a place we really enjoy dining without our 3 young children. A real treat!
We each ordered the Lobster Menu which was $195 per person. Each course was extremely over salted. The lobster very over done. The dessert was not enjoyable. Just a real bummer to not have a pleasant meal at a place we love. Perhaps the Chef has changed in the past 10 months or so, or possibly just an off night. Would love to give benefit of doubt as we have had many incredible dinners here. With cocktails and wine our bill came to $550. Didn’t feel we got our money’s worth.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely dining experience. Ode to a long gone era.

BR
New England
129 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding Anniversary dinner at WBI! Food quality, presentation and service are second to none. So many layers of flavor! Pate two ways appetizer paired with a Reisling absolutely rocked!

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another exceptional dining experience at the White Barn Inn restaurant. I have dined there many times and it has always been outstanding. Our waiter Chris was knowledgeable and friendly and our hostess Robin was delightful! Thank you to Mark the piano player for the wonderful music.

B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we have ever had. Service, incredible food, and decor. A must-do for a special occasion in Maine

KH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! One memorable and incredible experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience in every way.

H
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service, phenomenal staff, phenomenal food!!! Remember you get what you pay for!!

s
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Highly recommend.
Could have gone with 5 stars, but the price puts them in a higher category of standards. No sommelier, “pairing” was just “I would do this or that.”

MC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection. We were fortunate enough to have Peter as our server. Nice to see live piano at the start of the dining room. We have been frequenting the best restaurants in Maine for 15+ years, and this topped all experiences. We cannot wait to plan a trip back as soon as possible.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply superb. More than we expected. So beautiful, elegant, service impeccable, and food was paced and perfect. Will be a go to every time we are here.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance all were exceptional. A wonderful dining experience. Highly recommend

A
Portland
42 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service were excellent. However, the bar was taken over by loud, rude people in jeans, t shirts and FLIP FLOPS and a SMALL CHILD. It was so disturbing to be run out by this group in the fine dining area and then watch the 5 year old child sit at the bar for 2 hours that it really affected the enjoyment of our expensive dinner. Isn’t this ILLEGAL in Maine? Why did bartenders allow this???? The manager?????

TB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The White Barn in was a lovely experience. From the moment we entered we were treated with 5 star service. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about wine, food and the White Barn Inns history. The service during the meal was nothing short of fantastic, one courses utensils disappeared and more appeared effortlessly. The foods character, progression, overall look, taste and originality was incredibly well done. The chef offered just the right amount of food in each course, feeling very satisfied at the end of our meal. The amuse bouche was an incredible bite to begin our journey and the petit fours were a delightful touch at the end. We were very impressed with the White Barn Inn and the whole experience they provided and hope to return, perhaps for a stay, in the future.

JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite part of every trip to Maine. Fabulous food and service is second to none. Beautiful and romantic place to dine. I highly recommend it.

E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff. Delicious meal. Plenty of food. Was full and had a wonderful dining experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, great service, best restaurant in Maine.

F
Nashville
108 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the unique experience of dining @ WBI. Consistently wonderful in all aspects. Thank you!

KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service. Our waiter Nils went above and beyond as did others. Food fabulous. Very inventive dishes. Can't wait to return.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. The restaurant has such an exciting menu variety, deliciously prepared dishes, wonderful ambiance, and just impeccable service. Upon our arrival from the young lads who politely opened our car doors at the valet to the lovely hostess, to our extremely knowledgeable and personable waiter and to each and every one of the very professional servers, we were completely delighted. Some of the other formerly fine restaurants in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport have either gone to a disappointing more modern and far worse menu or have disappeared altogether. It is always nice to look forward to going out and then being dazzled by a splendid evening which is becoming rarer and rarer these days. We cannot wait to return next summer.

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences EVER. A must if in the area.

HF
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We’ve dined several times at White Barn. The service seems to be “wanting”. Food is very good, reasonable value but service needs improvement.
We had to ask for bread service, one of of diners steak was well done not medium rare. This is because they brought the dinners before clearing prior course. The plates went back and were delayed.
Our desert order was mistaken with not a response of we will get what you ordered but rather the excuse that it was a busy holiday week.
For what you pay, service needs to improve.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maybe the best meal I've ever had. Truly exceptional

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful evening! Lovely setting, wonderful food, attentive service! The atmosphere was elegant but not stuffy...we had fun. Looking forward to our next visit!

SW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely love the food, service and ambiance. It's not cheap, but it is worth every penny

OT
New England
121 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING!!! We had another spectacular experience at the White Barn Inn! The 4 course dinner was exceptional! From the minute we sat down to the end we f the meal both the service and food were exceptional! The lobster bisque, lobster entree, cheese course and blueberry pie soufflé in particularly memorable! We have dined here for years and have NEVER been disappointed!!!

I
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect ! Very pricey. Coffee was never offered with dessert ??

JD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the White Barn and have gone each year. Accordingly, I hold it to a very high standard and this last time we went it did not quite measure up to what I expected. It was largely the small things that disappointed, not bringing bread to the table until we asked three times, bringing us other people's food first and then realizing the mistake only after the food was in front of us, etc. Overall, the food was still amazing and location is still wonderful. I would just urge the team to always bring their 5 Star effort to their 5 Star Restaurant.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful

LO
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

White Barn Inn is one of our favorites when we visit Maine every year. The service is excellent, the food is incredibly delicious, it's a perfect experience.

a
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

While undoubtedly lovely, and served by an impeccable staff, who are absolutely first rate, the chef is the problem. The food is not up to the level it should be; it is misguided in its approach, sloppy in its execution. We were expecting a transporting experience, and had a challenging, not very wonderful experience. One of the diners in our party sent back two of the dishes served for improvements (missing elements, excess salt) , and the third dish was just drastically misconceived (it was advertised as a certain type of soup which is a clear soup, and came out as a thick cream soup). I respect that the chef might feel entitled to transform certain things into his or her own versions of that dish, but it needs to be an improvement over the basic version. The food was overall somewhat disappointing.

C
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After returning here for many years we are never disappointed and savor every bit of the food and wine experience. Service is always outstanding.

O
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and overall experience was outstanding.

PT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, delicious food, overall spectacular evening

L
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting friends from Florida

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