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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. 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
Kennebunkport, ME 04043
Contemporary European, Global, International, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Open Every Day
Late Night Menu 8:00pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, 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
The restaurant is decorated nicely however it feels very "stiff". The table next to us was empty and the staff rearranged the the seating at it twice while we were trying to eat which was very disruptive as the chairs are quite large. The food was mediocre although the presentation was nicely done.
Our food was perfect .... BUT we kinda lost our waitress when she started to wait on the bar customers... there were only 2 of them..she ignored
us after that .....we did get dessert....but her friendly attitude totally had changed. We will come back again but will probably sit at the bar. Not going to spend. $$$$$ if that's the service you get. Too bad😕
We were seated at the Van Gogh table which was fantastic complete with winged back chairs. Service was great and the food was even better. There was a wedding going on outside and upstairs but did not interfere with our experience at all. Strongly recommend, especially for special occasions.
Wow what a beautiful setting. We sat by the window with a beautiful view. The food, service, and wine list were all outstanding. Also a gorgeous bar. I had lobster with Angel hair pasta and garlic that was so good. My husband had steak also great. Deserts were amazing. A wonderful birthday setting to celebrate.
This is usually a great restaurant and we've left very positive reviews in the past.
I guess they had an off day in the kitchen on this visit. My haddock was just ok but not up to haddock I've eaten there in the past. My wife had the salmon and it was terrible. We eat a lot of salmon and the waitress said it had a flavorable rub and a sauce on the side. The salmon had no flavor at all and the sauce was the same.
Owner Rubin still has it with ambiance and decor BUT HUGE mistake to hold yourself out as a classy restaurant with great food and ''prices'' and to then let in patrons without colloared shirts and tolerate them having dinner with their 'yahoo'' baseball'' caps on for all of dinner.
THIS IS NO LONGER THE CLASSY RESTAURANT IT once was. The food is still good however the service we had did not enjoy her job!!! ex. had to poor our own wine and request bread etc.
Not the special evening we expected after many visits over the last 15 years.
Have the staff do their jobs and apply a reasonable dress code that fits with the ambiance and prices!!!!
We recently went to On the Marsh Bistro during our 51st wedding anniversary trip.
The ambiance was wonderful and very romantic. However, we found the menu to be quite limited and the food to be less than expected. Good, but far from memorable. We were hoping for more from this dining experience.
We have been to On the Marsh many times over the years. We were extremely disappointed this visit, most especially with our favorite mussels appetizer. It was fishy and the broth was tasteless. Both of us had the haddock special which was also disappointing. The waitress struggled to open our bottle of prosecco for over five minutes. Just not sure we will return in the future.
This place was great! My wife and I had dinner last Thursday evening and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our drinks were great and so was the food. I had the small Caesar salad with the 8 oz. Tenderloin. My wife had the lobster stew app with the haddock. I highly recommend this place.
This is our place, the special "local gem" where we celebrate special occasions, or just a romantic night out after a hard day. The food is tasty and mostly locally sourced and my wife really likes their Malbec wine selections.
If it's really a special night out, ask for the Van Gogh table in the corner. High-banked chairs and a great view of the winding river outside. It's not inexpensive but in my mind, dining here is a good value.
My fourth visit to On the Marsh, and certainly, not my last. Never disappointed...always a night to remember. From the moment you're met by the hostess, to being greeted by your waiter/waitress, to saying your "good nights"....an exceptional experience to savor with all your senses. Take the time to enjoy every moment - every taste.
This is just our favorite restaurant. We drove 6 hours to eat here for my birthday and were even surprised to be seated at our favorite corner table that we requested through Open Table. When we arrived we received complimentary glasses of champagne because we were celebrating a special occasion. I had the lavender honey glazed chicken with blueberry compote and mashed sweet potatoes. Delicious! My husband had the fish which was very flavorful. Can't wait to come next year.
On the marsh is a beautiful building in a great location. Great views from the upstairs dining room make it special. Drink , wine and the fresh oyster and lobster soup (not bisk) appetizers were great. The Lobster Roma was unspectacular. The tomatoes and sauce too acidic and those flavors overpower the lobster. The roast duck was delicious. The apple dumpling and kuluha ice cream were great. Our waitress was fantastic. She should teach a course on fine dinning service! Her attentiveness and pleasant personality made our experience that much more the better.
We had a lovely anniversary dinner here. They offered complimentary Prosecco to celebrate and sat us at an intimate table with a view of the marsh (it is nicer than it sounds). Our server was prompt and attentive and all the customer service was very pleasant.
wonderful location, easy parking, beautiful house
warm & cozy but classic & you can dress up!
service almost too nice but I prefer that to ignorance
bring a sweater, the Americans love their air conditioning....
wine list has no year written on bottle description ?! big mistake!
lobster stew was AMAZING! so creamy & tasty! would go back just for that
so nice it's open at lunch now!
The ambiance of this restaurant was lovely and looked promising, as well as, the fact they have been in business for, I think, 14+ years. The food was fine, but nothing special and for some dishes seemed incongruent. My chicken which I was told by the waitress was "outstanding" was dry, flavorless and served, at best, lukewarm.
Our waitress was overwhelmed with the amount of tables she was managing and never apologized for her absence. We were on vacation and relaxed and let it side. I actually felt badly for her for I could see she was overwhelmed.
The other notation is that the wine list did not have much range of selection or various price points. I don't remember exactly but I believe the least expensive bottle of wine was $65.
This was our first visit and we both really enjoyed our dinner. The scenery outside is beautiful with the gardening, flowers and lights. Abundant parking. Nice ambiance and perfect place upstairs for large group events. I had the salmon for dinner and cannot wait to go back and try both the chicken and the vegetable pasta dishes. Topped off with dessert and a cappuccino. Nice evening. Thank you!
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