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White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, ME

White Barn Inn

4.9
4.9
2100 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, but not required. Shorts, sportswear, and flip-flops are forbidden in the dining room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, European
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (207) 967-2321
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Executive chef
    Mathew Woolf
  • Private party facilities
    Private parties are offered in the White Barn Inn Wine Cellar and The Little Barn. The Wine Cellar seats up to 14 guests, and The Little Barn seats up to 40. Offered year round.
  • Private party contact
    Hugo Aguirre: (207) 361-8458
  • Neighborhood
    Kennebunkport
  • Cross street
    Route 9
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet service as well as self parking available in our private lot.
  • Entertainment
    Talented Jazz Pianist plays every evening.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Afternoon Tea

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Our Afternoon Tea ritual gets a festive surprise with the appearance of the Easter Bunny. Sip on soul-warming, specialty teas while celebrating Easter and the arrival of Spring
  • Beaujolais Wines with Joe Beef's Somm Laura Piasek

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 4, 2024 only
    Join us in Little Barn for an immersive and intimate wine tasting experience with the sommelier from Joe Beef, Laura Piasek. Learn about the wines of Beaujolais – the history, the crus, the grapes and why we love them.
  • Conversations with Joe Beef's Fred Morin

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 4, 2024 only
    Meet with the Joe Beef’s co-founder and learn about the history of the long-celebrated restaurant, Fred’s culinary journey and neurogastronomy, the pleasure of eating on a biological level.

What 2,100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maine

    Best Overall

  • Maine

    Best Service

  • Maine

    Best Ambiance

  • Maine

    Great for fine wines

  • Maine

    Romantic

  • Maine

    Good for special occasions

  • Maine

    American

  • Southern Coast

    Best Overall

  • Southern Coast

    Best Food

  • Southern Coast

    Best Service

  • Southern Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Coast

    Innovative

  • Southern Coast

    Healthy

  • Southern Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • Southern Coast

    Romantic

  • Southern Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • Southern Coast

    Most Booked

2,100 Reviews
  1. PaulR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was exceptional. Great food, great service, every detail was thought of. From the time we drove up to the entrance to the time we received our coast when leaving we were treated like royalty. Highly recommend for special occasions you will not be disappointed.

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  2. GQuick

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food wonderful service. Can’t wait to go back!

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  3. GenaS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful night out at the white barn inn. The service was top-notch, very attentive, professional, and knowledgeable. We will go back for sure.

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  4. NYCCT

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over the top food and service. It was an incredible experience.

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  5. Miles

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For me, this was a once in a lifetime experience. The room is lovely. The service was impeccable. The menu was so interesting it was extremely difficult to choose from. We had a wonderful experience. My only critique is that of my 4 courses, 2 were interesting but not really "wow" - conception and presentation all stellar, but just not as tasty as I'd expect. The beef tenderloin was truly fabulous. I dined with 3 others who felt similarly about a course or two.

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  6. ChrisG

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You’ll be hard pressed to beat the total experience at the WB. The food and the service are incredible.

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  7. JessicaH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service. The raspberry soufflé is to die for

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  8. SusanL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience from table setting to ambiance to incredible food. And Hugo is amazing!!

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  9. Elliott

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely fabulous dining experience! It was my wife’s birthday and we were both extremely impressed and pleased! It was a wonderful evening!

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  10. Bartnk

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous. Well worth the trip, every bite spectacular

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful dining experience! Waitstaff were very responsive and professional the food was incredible!

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  12. Sande

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wonderful experience. We love the WBI! It was my husband’s birthday and they seated us at the best table. The menu selections were so creative- plus some classics, of course. Emma, our server was perfectly attentive but not hovering.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. The service was above and beyond. So nice, informative and a pleasure to be around

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  14. Darrell

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The White Barn Inn is an amazing experience and I highly recommend. The service is impeccable and the ambiance is rustic but refined. At this price point however, it's held to the highest standards. It's difficult for me to say the value is good at this price point, but you know going in that it's going to cost a lot. A couple of the dishes weren't quite perfect, but were still delicious (again, holding it to the highest standards). I would highly recommend it here for a one-of-a-kind dining experience and excellent food!

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  15. JohnC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous food experience. The staff here are unbelievable.

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  16. JamesG

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is incredible. Chef is extraordinary. 5 star experience!

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  17. SEANC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again they didn’t fail! Absolutely wonderful.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Great staff, great food! One of the best in Maine.

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  19. DawnC

    Greater Boston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nils took amazing care of us for our anniversary dinner. The food was spectacular and the barn couldn’t be more beautiful. We had the pick 4 and every dish was 🤌🏻!!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Nathan was our server. He was knowledgeable and kind. Highly recommend.

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  21. DavidM

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service, as usual, were non pariel. We especially enjoyed the live piano music. Peter, our waiter, was informative, conversational, and nonintrusive. We also enjoyed speaking with Florence. The sweets at the end of the meal are always worth making room for.

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  22. SheilaD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the service, ambiance and food were excellent.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Christmas dinner and were not disappointed. The service is impeccable, the food was amazing and the ambiance couldn’t have been any better. I highly recommend the White Barn Inn for any special occasion.

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  24. vrexx

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely over priced (had the Xmas prix fixe). Everyone was lovely and nice and the food was delicious (expect the dessert was a bit lame - maybe just uninspired) but bang-per-buck, not worth it. For the same price, we had a seven course meal with the vintners offering at Menton in Boston. We won't return. Then again, it was one of the only places open for dinner on Xmas day. They had us by the short ones.

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  25. RuggedElegantJen

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was divine. The service - by Peter - sublime. Best experience at The White Barn Inn in years!

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  26. michaels

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food, service, and ambience was amazing.

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  27. Nancy

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In general, food was good. However, my pear salad was over dressed . The bread wasn’t anything special. The entrees were good but were very small potions. The service was excellent as was the noise level

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  28. JoyceB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second year of family gathering at the White Barn on Christmas and can honestly say it was very, very wonderful. We enjoyed the table, the service was excellent and the food was enjoyed by all. We could not have asked for more and each family member had nothing but praise. Thank you White Barn. See you next year.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a marvelous experience from start to finish. Very attentive and professional and the food was excellent and so properly seasoned. I would just suggest a little more pizazz to the cheese selection plating

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  30. frequentdiner

    Greater Boston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas Day dinner at the White Barn is always a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday. The staff is great, food excellent and lots of holiday decorations.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The White Barn Inn continues to deliver on its reputation for excellence in food, service and atmosphere. It was the perfect choice for our small family Christmas dinner. The venison, lobster, and beef Wellington were all perfectly crafted, and the combinations of flavors delightful. The prix fixe menu had something for everyone to enjoy!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas Eve at the White Barn did not disappoint! It’s fancy and friendly at the same time. Just lovely .

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our best dining experience and dinner here in years! Beautifully done all around!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an incredible dining experience. It was high-end without being stuffy. The staff were professional and accommodating. I am gluten free and they were able to create a fantastic menu for me, including Lobster Tagliatelle. The piano player was fantastic, and provided the nicest hum to the environment. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a special night out.

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  35. Kelly

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, and I loved the ambience and decorations, but there was nothing special about the food. So for that reason, I think it's crazy to have a place like that so overpriced. And it's a bummer that you have to commit to a prix fixe menu when that's the case. I would come back for a drink at the bar or something, but not for dinner!

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  36. beckyL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot. Some slight misses on food. Service amazing.

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  37. JospehE

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The White Barn Inn Restaurant was a great choice for a special occasion and refined dining, excellent service, and a romantic atmosphere. The menu features upscale, seasonal dishes with fresh, local ingredients. The converted barn setting is rustic yet elegant, providing a charming and intimate ambiance. While certainly not cheap, the food, service, and ambiance justify the high price tag, especially for a celebratory dinner.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a friends anniversary and the staff helped me make it so special for them. Highly recommend for a very special occasion!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and celiac safe! They go out of there way if you are a hotel guest as well!

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  40. OpenTableDiner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our first visit in a few years, and we were surprised to find that the menu was a fixed-price deal with 4 courses. We would not have made the reservation had we realized that because it was so expensive! Also they've gone over the top with the "fine dining" experience - all 4 of us served simultaneously by individual servers, who then described what was on our plate. Try understanding what your server is saying when 3 other servers are describing their dishes at the same time. They are probably trying to justify the exhorbitant prices. It used to be just a good meal in a beautiful setting, and worth paying a little more. Now it's over the top and not worth it.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

White Barn Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 2100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for White Barn Inn

37 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Route 9
  • Neighborhood
    Kennebunkport
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Preferred
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet service as well as self parking available in our private lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mathew Woolf
  • Entertainment
    Talented Jazz Pianist plays every evening.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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