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The White Barn Inn Restaurant

37 Beach Ave. (Forest Hill Ln.) Send to Phone
207-967-2321 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Elegance and European hospitality combine to make one of New England's most treasured culinary experiences.
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Dining room at The White Barn Inn Restaurant, Kennebunk, ME

The White Barn Inn Restaurant Restaurant Review

: The elegant New England décor is unfussy, almost rustic, changing each season with an array of local flora seen through windows and on each table in the restaurant's luxurious dining rooms. You are somewhere special. Quirky sculptures top the white-linen-covered tables at which you’ll encounter classic European service that yields a sense of consummate hospitality. Chef Jonathan Cartwright's four-course prix-fixe menu ($109) changes each week --- and there are plenty of choices within each course --- but it always showcases his classical skills and contemporary sensibilities. A nine-course tasting menu ($165) is also available. Maine is soundly represented in dishes like a duo of Maine smoked salmon, which may be followed with a clam chowder "bon bon," foie gras crème brulée with blueberries and candied almonds, and a duo of local beef (horseradish glazed tenderloin, Merlot braised short rib and soft polenta). For an additional cost, well-chosen wine pairings from the 7,000-bottle-strong cellar can accompany your meal. The Seasonal Bistro, open nightly Sunday through Thursday and limited Friday evenings, offers a casually elegant alternative to The White Barn Inn Restaurant. Guests can choose from an à la carte menu or prix-fixe offerings. Reservations are not required and the dress code is more relaxed. (Jackets are not required for gentlemen.)

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