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About White Barn Inn
Fine American cuisine served in a fabulously converted barn. The White Barn Inn Restaurant is a Forbes Five Star & AAA Five Diamond property with a four course Prix Fixe Menu at $125 per person, and subject to availability, a Chef's Tasting Menu at $150 per person, both featuring the finest fresh local ingredients.
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Hours of Operation:
Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Talented Jazz Pianist plays every evening.
Complimentary Valet service as well as self parking available in our private lot.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
White Barn Inn Ratings and Reviews
What a disappointment. Had heard great things about this restaurant for years. What we found out is that the ownership has changed and with that came a decline in the quality. Everything was okay -- not what you expect for the price. It seemed the they were going through the motions of being a fine dining fixed price establishment -- beware, it is not the same White Barn Inn of it's past.
We went to the White Barn Inn Restaurant to celebrate a special occasion (birthday). Everyone that we know who has eaten there has raved about the food, so naturally we went in with high expectations. Unfortunately, we did not have a memorable meal and were not "wowed' by the food at all. This restaurant, in our opinion, is more about presentation of dishes then flavor and smart combinations. There were also some issues with our meal - cold soup, overcooked duck, lack of inventory for wine bottles, too much salt and butter on food, etc). We're bummed that the food and "stuffy" vibe couldn't be avoided. However, the romantic and cozy ambiance (decor, lighting, piano music) and great service from our waiter gets five stars. Great place to celebrate an occasion, but expect to drop several hundred dollars to dine here and leave disappointed.
NOT FOR FOODIES
Bad sign number one - valet parking. Bad sign number two - poor bread. Bad signs 3 and so on - Tasting menu, the black garlic fritter (explained as black truffle when served) could have been anything, as the melted Parmesan overwhelmed everything else. The beef consommé was insipid. The beef was cooked past submission and the vegetable was flavorless. The sweetbreads were overcooked and underseasoned. The rhubarb flower pot featured an inedible garnish, but was a change of pace, as it accomplished its purpose of refreshing the palate. The lamb was unevenly cooked, some at perfect temp, others overdone, and inconsistently crusted. The cheeses were all high quality, and the cart was handled appropriately. The soufflé was adequate but the apricot flavor was lost in the chocolate sauce. The petit fours were numerous, but did not make an impression, the gelee was the best of the lot.
Service was good, but not up to premier restaurant standards. When a tasting menu lacks flavor, it fails. Very bad value for money on the food side.
Our annual visit to White Barn In was outstanding as always. As the menu changes weekly, it doesn't make sense to address individual dishes. The portions are small, but they are packed with complexity and layers of flavor. The extra tastes throughout the meal always leave me satisfied. Service is impeccable. There is an extensive wine list and a good selection of craft beers, including several from Maine Beer Company. Ask for the bar menu for some interesting signature cocktails.
Great for special occasions! Prefix menu is reasonable. Wines are expensive, but there are several options at a lower price point. Peter was an excellent server and the full staff truly made dinner a memorable experience. Several staff made sure to congratulate us on our anniversary and there were special surprises throughout our meal.
The ambiance was second to none. Upon arriving, we were greeted by multiple staff who were very welcoming. There were many choices for each course. I ordered the halibut. It was much too salty for my taste and I did not like the pairing with pork. The flavors did not mesh. My husband had the beef tenderloin, which he said was delicious. We both finished with a soufflé for dessert. I had apricot with chocolate sauce- it was fabulous. My husband had strawberry shortcake. You truly feel special at the White Barn Inn. It is worth the cost for the experience.
We took our son to this beautiful place, on the occasion of his deployment. It was his wish to dine at The White Barn, as we have celebrated several anniversaries and graduations here. As always, the management, staff and chef treated us like kings. Alex made sure we had the finest table, and from the champagne to the port, it was a superb evening. Magical! The special touches (my son received many congratulations from fellow diners and management, for example) made this another unforgettable evening at The White Barn.
Two years ago my husband and I went to the White Barn Inn for a special occasion. We had
Such a great experience and had been wanting to return. Recently we went there to celebrate a special occasion again and left very disapointed. Despite the hefty price (the final bill being $450) they have cut back on portions and complimentary services. The once complimentary sorbet in-between courses to freshen your palate is now one of the selections you make off the menu, the carrot cake desert is not carrot cake, but a 4 inch circle confection of mousse and a wafer thin layer of carrot cake on the bottom. My husband ordered beef tenderloin and was served two thin medallions of beef with 3 small carrot pieces. Throughout we felt we being rushed because of the next table seating coming in after us. We will not return and will not recommend this restaurant. A rip-off and huge disappointment!
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