About On The Marsh Bistro
On the Marsh Bistro resides in a converted barn and farmhouse circa 1800 on 3 acres of plantings alongside a tidal salt marsh. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, James Beard Presenter 2011, NECN Platinum Plate, Voted Most Romantic and one of the top ten restaurants in Maine. Great for European style Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and Corporate Meetings. For the Adventuresome, The Kitchen Table, (if you don't mind bright lights and dirty dishes passing by), you will have a peek behind the scenes of culinary skills at its finest. Try The Owner's Table or Our most Romantic Table #16, tucked away in a quiet corner. You will be dining in a captivating interior with Antiques, Collectibles and Art, all available for purchase. Menu changes weekly. "It is around the table that friends and family best understand the warmth of being together..." Denise Rubin, Proprietress
Contemporary European, Global, International, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Tues-Sunday 5pm-Close
$31 to $50
Live Piano on Friday and Saturday evenings.
On the Marsh Bistro has private parking on its three acre grounds for 200 cars, guests only. Valet Service is offered upon request three weeks prior to the event.
On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
Private Party Facilities:
On the Marsh Bistro offers private areas both downstairs and upstairs in the converted Barn circa 1800 for Private Events, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Off Site Meetings, Wine Dinners, Bridal Showers etc.
Private Party Contact:
Alexandra Hennedy: 2079672299x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Weds. Prix Fixe Menu
Fri. High Wine Dinner
Gift Certificates Available.
On The Marsh Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Keith was great again. He is a true plu ...
Keith was great again. He is a true plus for the On the Marsh team.
Waitress was very good, cannot recall her name but she is from Windham.
The other staff had difficulty in placing the correct meals to the correct people. Women aren't suppose to ear beef?? Seemed quire confused.
Food excellent again. a friend joined us and he gave his meal thumbs up too.
The Thanksgiving menu was limited but ha ...
The Thanksgiving menu was limited but had good choices and the meals were excellent. The hostess and waiter were very pleasant. The restaurant is beautifully decorated for the holidays. All this and piano music set for a lovely holiday dinner!
We had a very pleasant evening. Started ...
We had a very pleasant evening. Started having a martini made perfectly by Keith! Best one I have had in ages. We got a lovely table for two by the window and meal was delicious. We did have to ask for bread, if there had not been a bread and butter plate with butter knife we may not have noticed. We opted for dessert at the bar to visit with Keith but found friends sitting there so had a good visit with them. Very nice evening!
The food was wonderful and our waitress ...
The food was wonderful and our waitress (Eileen) was efficient, helpful, and friendly. The only drawback was the piano. The piano was so close to our table that it was impossible to have a romantic dinner. Loved the atmosphere and the staff.
This restaurant is outstanding. The sta ...
This restaurant is outstanding. The staff, the food and the ambiance, make it a real elegant
place to dine. Our reservation was handled very smoothly, and we had a wonderful table,
wonderful service and great piano music. This is a fabulous, spectacular restaurant.
It was our first dining experience and i ...
It was our first dining experience and it was exceptional from the moment we entered the beautifully decorated restaurant. The entire staff made us feel so special and the food was delicious.
And special thanks to Steve, his sister and Lillian.
Our favorite restaurant, hopefully will be yours as well!!
This was our first time to On the Marsh. ...
This was our first time to On the Marsh. The restaurant is beautiful. We were seated at an awesome table to celebrate our special occasion. We were warmly welcomed by the hostess and treated very special by the waiter and waitress. But the problem for us was the limited menu. I had looked at the menu beforehand but they change what they have often. We are simple eaters. What we ended up eating was good but not outstanding.
Whenever we are in Kennebunkport we enjo ...
Whenever we are in Kennebunkport we enjoy having dinner at this lovely inn. What is usually a nice quiet experience was interrupted by loud music coming from the speaker above our table. Our waitress offered to lower the sound but it was still much too loud for us. So we were relegated to a quiet empty room. The food and the service are very good but we would like to recommend that if they do play music (not a necessity in our view) it should be nice and soft as a background not a foreground.
Second visit this season and we were onc ...
Second visit this season and we were once again WOWED! The decor is cozy, intimate and "old world" charming. the service is superb and the meals were all prepared exceptionally, right down to the Chef's "tasting" offered to us before we started, which was delicious. The potato leek soup was equally delicious and I enjoyed the haddock dish and my husband, the duck with pomegranate sauce. We shared the dark chocolate ganache cake for dessert, which also was 4 stars! Cannot wait to go back!
On the Marsh never disappoints. From th ...
On the Marsh never disappoints. From the amuse bouche that begins the meal with a charming surprise from the chef to the just-right almond liqueur/whipped cream after-dinner drink, everything is perfect. The service is outstanding; waitstaff are knowledgeable, friendly, yet all are consummate professionals. The tables are placed far enough apart so that dinner table conversation is comfortably heard by all in the party.
My husband and I went up to Kennebunkpor ...
My husband and I went up to Kennebunkport for a weekend getaway. We at first were hesitant to choose On the Marsh due to the modest selection on their menu, but we are so glad we went! The ambiance is unbeatable if you are looking for a relaxing romantic night out. The bar was fantastic, the service was top notch, and the live piano music was beautiful. We had the mussels for an appetizer which were DELICIOUS. I had the scallops for dinner and they were also absolutely delicious. My husband had the swordfish and unfortunately it was pretty dry with not much flavor to it (especially compared to the scallops). All in all, I gave it an A- and my husband gave it a B+ (due to his meal). But we both left saying we would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice night out in Kennebunk and we both would go back!
my wife and I frequent the restaurant fr ...
my wife and I frequent the restaurant from May to November
Today I was disappointed....my appetizer of stuffed clams.....they were miniature clams loaded with stuffing....my main dish was chicken....it was actually a ton of capers with a small piece of chicken....wife wife had scallops and they were tiny....we love your restaurant but tonight we were disappointed....service was great
This is really more of a wedding venue. ...
This is really more of a wedding venue. The servers were extremely friendly & eager to serve, but the setting felt staged, and the food was overpriced & just.... average. Three scallops for $36?!?
Maybe we're spoiled with Portsmouth & Portland's offerings, but here we are $180 lighter & we're tempted to order delivery now that we're home.... :o/
The food was wonderful and the setting, ...
The food was wonderful and the setting, inside and out, were beautiful. We travel to Maine every 2 years and this was our first visit to On The Marsh Bistro. Bill had the Scallops and I had the Haddock. Both were delicious and we are already talking about returning on our next trip.
What a wonderful place. Such friendly, l ...
What a wonderful place. Such friendly, low-key staff... the food was exquisite. Nice menu with wonderful flavor combinations what make sense. Comprehensive entree and main course selections but not overwhelming. Classic. Classy. Pricey but not outrageous (that's just the kind of restaurant it is -- i.e., not McDonald's). Menu printed daily.
My wife and I went to the restaurant to ...
My wife and I went to the restaurant to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The experience from beginning to end was exceptional. Everyone there made our night something to remember. The staff and the food were fantastic and I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Bucket list vacation to Maine. Went on r ...
Bucket list vacation to Maine. Went on recommendation of a travel guide. Lovely venue Inan old home, beautifully appointmented but casual at the same time. Our waitress was kind, helpful and made us feel relaxed. I had lobster with polenta cake and sauté greens. My husband had a coulotte steak with a puree and vegetables. Dessert was a blueberry yummy something. We would go back in a heartbeat.
We were spending a long weekend in Kenne ...
We were spending a long weekend in Kennebunkport. We had eaten at On the Marsh on a previous trip and had a lovely experience. Based on that i booked a reservation a good month before our trip. We arrived a few minutes early and were immediately ushered upstairs to an "overflow" room. From our table, we had a view of the parking lot, and none of the ambiance we remembered from our first trip. If i had not had a reservation i could see being offered the ability to dine upstairs, but i did not appreciate it when i had booked so far ahead. The food is wonderful, the upstairs service a bit slow (as i am thinking the kitchen is elsewhere). There are other good restaurants in Kennebunkport that we will try in the future before returning here.
Haven't been Ina couple of years, it was ...
Haven't been Ina couple of years, it was such a magical experience
Service under new manager Steven has changed the tone in the room. Julie was perfection while serving
Lovely landscaping as one approached the front door
My husband and I went to On the Marsh to ...
My husband and I went to On the Marsh to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The manager of the restaurant really made our experience special and memorable; from the complimentary prosecco to the house made truffles.
Great menu and delicious starter and ent ...
Great menu and delicious starter and entree choices. We got a nice cozy table in a quiet corner. Very welcoming staff. Server was very friendly, professional and attentive. We were on Vacation and couldn't have chosen a better restaurant.
On the Marsh never disappoints. Their c ...
On the Marsh never disappoints. Their cuisine is outstanding, with new options and new menus printed nightly. The tables are set far enough apart so that conversation can easily be heard by all at your party, without interruption from others. The nearby salt marsh and charming gardens create a delightful setting. Best of all, the service is impeccable, visit after visit. The waitstaff are unfailingly courteous, knowledgeable, and always seem interested in making sure their parties have an unforgettable and thoroughly enjoyable evening.
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