White Barn Inn

4.8
1758 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.

Join us throughout Fall Festival - October 7th to October 11th, 2021 for exciting autumn inspired menus.

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

  • 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 1758 people are saying
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Tonya
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at White Barn Inn. It started at the moment we walked in the door. Everyone was courteous and friendly. We enjoyed two cocktails at the bar. The bartender (and I can’t remember her name) talked us through the gins and made two perfect gin martinis from local distilleries. The restaurant is in a lovely setting - an old barn! Very elegant. They had a live pianist and he played classic hits and was nice background music. From the moment we sat down to eat, our waiter, Greg was superb. He was funny and extremely knowledgeable about food. He really made the evening special. And the food! Creative, clean and tasty. And the pairings went well with everything. Needless to say we didn’t walk away hungry. Would I go back? Yes! Would I recommend? Indeed!

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vipManoogs
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was seasonal and local. The soups were light and yet vibrant. The tartare with bone marrow and Kennebunk Lobster dishes were the stand outs, however you can’t go wrong with any choices on the fall menu.

The setting in a barn brought a rustic elegance to our special dinner with the amazing 1900 lbs real pumpkin bring a lovely shock and awe.

Our server Greg was excellent and Anna the hostess provided us with our table early in front of the pumpkin in the center of the dining room for an extra special experience given our excitement.

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vipKaren
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We celebrated my birthday at White Barn Inn, and the evening was a complete treat from start to finish. Service was professional but friendly, the setting was lovely, and the food was the cuisine we all dream about. Thank you, White Barn Inn, for a wonderful night out!

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BirthdayGirl
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special occasion? Definitely. Pricing is not for the faint of heart, but you will walk away from the meal completely satisfied and planning your next visit. The wait staff is amazing - well versed, polite, efficient. Although it is price fixe, there are enough choices for everyone to find something that appeals. They also bring a lot of little extras to the table that are delightful and delicious. You only live once, try it.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Great service and food.

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KirkS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and a giant pumpkin as Halloween decoration

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RaymondK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can only think of one word to describe our experience: fabulous!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and experience! We love White Barn and make plans to eat there anytime we are visiting the area!

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ShannonJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful setting, wonderful staff and good food! We had a wonderful time!

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vipFunDater
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an exceptional experience. Every dish was perfect, the service was perfection, wine pairings were on point. This was a perfect cap to our anniversary weekend—could not have been any better. Special thanks to our server and the sommelier, Chris, for a great evening.

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vipMichaelF
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Oktoberfest ! Delicious!

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JanetB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would highly recommend. All prix fixe courses were delicious. However, the final complimentary small treats tower (petit fours, etc) was inedible. A disappointing ending to an otherwise perfect meal.

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vipbigdaddy
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was ok overall, dessert was an incredible failure. Spending those $’s, the expectation is the finish is great. It was so bad we didn’t even eat dessert. Service was fine, but not to the level we expected from all the hype. I would not return to this restaurant nor recommend it unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around experience. The White Barn Inn is a special place and they have thought of every detail to make a dining experience there incomparable!

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vipfoodie
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very expensive especially for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful! Everything was impeccable and deliberate. Worth every penny.

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vipFrankW
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good restaurant, excelling in ambiance and the experience. Not sure if we felt that we’d gotten a great value for the cost. This was an anniversary dinner, so expense wasn’t a concern. But considering we have had meals in many highly rated restaurants in the past, I don’t think the food was twice as good as that enjoyed elsewhere. This may be a result of COVID issues, or possibly more a result of the typical clientele from the area willing to pay the going rate. Clearly, my thoughts are not in line with the local clientele considering how busy the restaurant was on this evening. Otherwise, we enjoyed our visit greatly.

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vipRobertF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative chef! Graham cracker ice cream a first. Gazpacho outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Wedding Anniversary celebration. It was a fabulous meal, the wait staff was excellent and as always the ambience was wonderful!

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JamesL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a phenomenal dining experience! A beautiful setting, incredible service, and absolutely divine food. The best meal I’ve had all year!

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MaribethS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the MOST amazing dinners we have ever had!~ We have eaten in some fabulous restaurants in NYC and Chicago, but this stands out! The food was absolutely perfect and the staff was nothing short of amazing!~

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Customer
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal, service, ambiance and flawless presentation made a special occasion special.

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CindiC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were truly outstanding. The restaurant is gorgeous, lovely lighting, stunning windows and pretty tables. We enjoyed the soft piano.
The beet agnolotti was the star of the evening and should not be missed.

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CathyD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing and memorable. Very impressed. While I did really enjoy a few of the courses, the entree and desserts on the cool candelabra were a bit underwhelming. But overall, I really enjoyed the experience.

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vipPackard40
New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan thank you for a memorable dining experience. Thank you Chef for your dinner selections. Not only different and blending tastes I never thought possible but delicious as well. Yes expensive but worth every penny. A true dining experience.

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Denny
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I went for dinner to celebrate my birthday. It was our first visit and it was wonderful. The service was impeccable from the time we entered until the time we left. The food was outstanding and we could not wait for the next course to be served. I would recommend for anyone who would like to have an incredible experience in dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good, as well as the wine pairing.
The staff is attentive. Overall a lovely experience!

White Barn Inn
Responded on September 27, 2021

We are so glad you could join us in White Barn Inn Restaurant. Our staff, cuisine and beverage program truly make for a wonderful pair and we so appreciate the kind words. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

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vipGreatVibe
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & service! Stunning environment & every detail perfection. Thank you.

White Barn Inn
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear GreatVibe, We are so glad you could join us in White Barn Inn Restaurant. Our reimagined barn is a wonderful environment for classic New England fare with a twist and we so appreciate your kind words regarding our level of service. We hope to welcome you back to the coast in the future. Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

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BrennaJ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
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.

White Barn Inn
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear BrennaJ, We are so honored to have you as a repeat guest. Our staff and culinary team are truly one-of-a-kind and make our picturesque fine-dining room come to life. We hope to continue welcoming you back for years to come. Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

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PatriciaB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
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.

White Barn Inn
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Patricia, We are so honored that you selected White Barn Inn Restaurant for your anniversary celebrations. We will share your kind words with our team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

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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!

White Barn Inn
Responded on September 22, 2021

We are so delighted to hear that your visit to White Barn Inn Restaurant was truly exceptional. It is so rewarding to know that our level of service is truly compassing of a 5-star dining experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

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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.

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

Amazing meal and service. Live piano music was wonderful

White Barn Inn
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Mr. Poland, We are so glad you could join us for a delicious meal at White Barn Inn Restaurant. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Daniel Braun, General Manager

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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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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top place in New England for fine dining. Period. The. End,

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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