White Barn Inn

4.9
1676 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

  • High Tea at The White Barn Inn

    $30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    High Tea is back at The White Barn Inn. Every Sunday afternoon. Reservations are required. 30 dollars per person or 45 with a glass of Champagne
  • Traditional Maine Lobster Bake

    $95.00 per person

    Jun 3, 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

    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 1676 people are saying
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vipOBone
Raleigh
10 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!

JG
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.

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vipfood2di4
New England
61 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service from Peter and the rest of the staff. Amazing food and customer service!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
40 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef’s Lobster tasting menu was outstanding. The dishes were well constructed. The tagliatelle with chile and cracklings was a standout. Each course was a winner. Excellent fine dining service. Very friendly not stuffy. Older wine vintages and staff’s knowledge of wine would be the only improvement opportunity. Publishing the wine list online would be most helpful too.

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NHDinner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superior service, fine food, deep wine selection in a wonderful setting. Serving sizes generous and an above average fine dining experience for special occassions.

NB
vipNBro
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star service and food. Great place to celebrate an important event, or just celebrate life.

CD
vipColleenD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had high tea for my birthday and it was lovely!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience from beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way as always.

MM
MichaelM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special high end experience.
Fine French cuisine.

DK
vipDanaKaren
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of those meals you will remember for a lifetime.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a real hidden gem, very romantic! Piano player was a real nice touch. And of course the food is beyond this world! Thank you! We’ll definitely be back!

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vipCortneyS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had afternoon tea. It was lovely! I would highly recommend.

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HeatherT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Kennebunkport for a weekend getaway to celebrate our 23rd Anniversary and my birthday. The 7 courses were all amazing and they even had some special unexpected additions in between and some treats at the end. Our server was fantastic and very attentive.

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WalterJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything, my wife sad she would go back in a minute!

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heygeorgiegal
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just right for a Sunday afternoon.

JR
JamesR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food served with unimpeachable service in a delightful ambience. Best lobster dishes I've ever had. Bravo!

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vipLighthouse
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back at White Barn in at least 10 years, and what a remarkable difference. The new management found a way to make a great experience even better! The food is on an entirely new level, and so is the service. What made it ever more special was the fact that while we were dining with this group of consummate professionals, we almost felt like the world was alright again. Please try Chef Matt's food and the entire team's amazing hospitality. Best experience north of NYC!

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Stephen
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at Sunday Afternoon Tea here. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining experience ! Phenomenal meal! Can’t wait to return

JM
vipJMGR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time. The service was impeccable

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a celebration with attentive service from start to finish. It was our 45th anniversary. The prix fixe menu offered interesting and tasty choices and, on top of that, special treats kept coming. My Giggle Water cocktail was delightful and my husband says the bartender makes a great martini. The wine list is pricy but extensive including thankfully half bottle offerings. One of Maine’s best.

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KennethF
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at the White Barn Inn on Saturday 1/16/2021. We had been many years ago and remembered what a great experience it was. The setting is a beautiful old barn that is adorned with antiques. The black tie waitstaff did an impeccable job seeing to every minor detail of the dining experience. The food was magnificent! I had the octopus starter and could have made a meal of it, it was so good. My wife had the rib-eye and I had the duck entree. Everything from the moment we sat down until we finished was absolutely wonderful. I should also mention that we took the mixology class with head bartender Jessica Aicholtz the previous afternoon. Jess is a true professional and blew us away with her knowledge and the science behind making a good cocktail!

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Gianna
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely tea. Food very good, scones could be a bit fluffier & portion of salmon a bit larger. Service excellent, tea choice good. Decor neat, clean, tidy, but getting old (barn theme needs a re-do).

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vipGianaA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and excellent service

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Erik
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic. The White Barn Inn is truly the paragon of excellence. Every dish we tried was amazing, and our server was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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vipKateC
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful night. Some of the best food I've eaten in New England. The service was perfection. Almost felt like normal pre-covid evening (but with generously spaced tables and every safety procedure followed.) Can't wait to return

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vipMichaelT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and cuisine. Really made the night special. Thank you to everyone there from the piano player, to the wait-staff, and bartender.

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vipdave
London
51 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful

FAQs

White Barn Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1676 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.