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About White Barn Inn
Fine American cuisine served in a fabulously converted barn. The White Barn Inn Restaurant is a AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star and Relais Gourmand property with four course Prix Fixe Menu at $125 per person, and subject to availability, a nine course Prix Fixe menu at $165 per person, both featuring the finest fresh local ingredients.
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Talented Jazz Pianist plays every evening.
Complimentary Valet service as well as self parking available in our private lot.
Private Party Facilities:
Private parties are offered in the White Barn Inn Wine Cellar and The White Barn Bistro.
The Wine Cellar seats up to 15 guests, and The White Barn Bistro seats up to 40. Offered year round.
Private Party Contact:
Hugo Aguirre: (207) 361-8458
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
White Barn Inn Ratings and Reviews
We were overwhelmed with the beauty, the welcome, the service, the view from our special table [which I requested when reserving online], the food, the presentation the speed of which things were served or rather the pace.
The extra little touches put a smile on our faces.
It was clear from the moment we walked in and were told that they did in fact put us at the most beautiful table in the house until the moment that we left when we were wished a happy anniversary, that they read the notes we left when reserving and took them seriously
It gets no better than the White Barn Inn! We recently dined for Mother's Day Brunch. I would highly recommend going to the WBI for any occasion; even a Tuesday Night dinner. We'll certainly be back soon. Everything was incredible! Thank you for making my wife's 1st Mother's Day a very special one.
The food is typically outstanding but this time it was disappointing. The carrot ginger soup and the chocolate sorbet were to die for. The rest was somewhat blah. The halibut was dry and not flavorful. The foi gras was also lacking. My husband had the fettuccine with lobster. The pasta was all clumped together. The tuna appetizer also had no flavor. This is definitely not of the caliber that would be expected at this type of fine dining establishment. The service and atmosphere were exceptional as usual. The chef needs some feedback and an opportunity for improvement.
I made a reservation here for my father's 70th birthday dinner and was not disappointed. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The food is top notch and the ambiance makes for a truly wonderful experience. I can't recommend it enough. I just wish it was closer to NJ.
The restaurant's design and service are absolutely top-notch. The minute you walk into this place you have to marvel at the decore. The open rafters of the barn, well-placed artifacts, the ornate table ornaments made of old cutlery are fantastic. No detail is missed. The service is also outstanding. Could easily get a Michelin star.
Having said that the food was disappointing. I had such high hopes's given the experience of walking in, sitting down and being so well taken care of but it wasn't meant to be. We were there for Sunday brunch and there is nothing good I can say here.
The eggs were flat, lacking texture and savoriness. The lobster eggs Benedict bland, pancakes lacking fluffiness and flavor. We ordered four different dishes and all four failed to stimulate any taste buds. It kills me to write this because I love the feel of this place. I would equate it to sitting behind the wheel of a perfect 1960 Mercedes 220 S only to find out there's no engine.
Mind you this was brunch so I can't equate it to how their dinners are but regardless, if you're going to serve a meal, and charge $55 a person, do it right. It breaks my heart to write this but I want them to do better. I really do!
We celebrated our anniversary here. Service was excellent. All the servers were very attentive. and food was very creative and inventive. I had the 9 course tasting menu and it was plenty of food. My husband had the regular prixe fix menu and was very satisfied. They were very generous with the desserts and gave us a box of treats for our anniversary. It was definitely very memorable.
My wife and I were celebrating her 70th birthday, and our visit to the White Barn Inn was our fourth and regrettably will be our last. We were there on a Wednesday during off season. Service was excellent but the food was disappointing. My scallop appetizer was over-cooked, as was my wife's venison entrée, and her appetizer of oysters had an odd flavor. With only three tables occupied, there was certainly no burden on the kitchen staff. We fully understood that our bill would be substantial. However, given the cost and quality, the value simply wasn't there. A cocktail of Lagavulin scotch at $25 is just a bit much when you can buy a bottle for $69.
Rarely does a restaurant live up to its billing on a second visit, but the White Barn Inn certainly did! We had a memorable dinner last February and couldn't wait to go back - and it was even better this time!!! The food is to die-for, the service is impeccable, and, overall, it's what a fine dining experience should be. Kudos, White Barn Inn!!!!
Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Hugo made it possible for me to actually "propose" to my wife publicly...to give her a new diamond ring and to ask her to be by my side for at least another 25 years. The pianist played my selected song and my wife and I danced to the applause of all of the patrons. This is an example of the exemplary service that you will find at the White Barn Inn...in addition to the outstanding food and wine. We had the tasting menu which was incredible
2nd time here. Unlike the 1st time years ago, this time extremely disappointed. Food quality and service has gone downhill. Lobster spring roll appetizer excellent but lobster main course with fettuccine and cognac sauce undercooked and temp was not hot. Service was not good as our waiter basically ignored us after a party of ten arrived and all his attention went to them. We were celebrating our anniversary and at these exhorbitant prices we deserved better and one would expect to be wowed. We were underwhelmed and left highly disappointed. Will not be back.
The White Barn Inn never disappoints. Fabulous atmosphere, food, service in the most intimate barn setting. We were there for Kennebunkport Prelude weekend and there were carolers and holiday music playing on the grand piano. The food is authentic and changes weekly according to what is available to the chef and the season.
Definitely a special occasion restaurant - the bistro menu is more suited to a fabulous more casual dining experience.
While the setting was beautiful and the music and ambience festive for the holiday - the dining experience was not what I expected at this restaurant caliber. The lobster appetizer was greasy; bread service was scant & the main course of pasta with lobster was served luke-warm and the sauce was cold. Despite this, the lobster portion was impressive! Dinner service was leisurely - 2 1/2 hours - perhaps a tad too long for even nicely paced dining. I would love to say I'll return; however, dinner at this price point should be a "WOW!!" in my book before doing it twice. So sad...I waited a long time to go to White Barn Inn.
This was my second Thanksgiving dinner at the White Barn Inn and the quality of the food was good but not great. The starter portion of the oysters trio was very small yet imaginative. It is unlikely that I would visit again specifically for the food. I enjoy the extra space between tables which makes it a good place for a romantic dinner or when a private conversation is preferred.
We visited the restaurant fourteen years ago and had a truly wonderful experience but left very disappointed after this visit. The waiter was pleasant but often inattentive and obviously had too many tables. The bus staff seemed very inexperienced and even piled dirty dishes on top of the remaining meal we had asked to take home. We were seated next to a very noisy table even though there were many empty tables in other parts of the restaurant. The menu selection was fine as was the wine list but the portions were much smaller than we remember and not particularly memorable. Desert was very good though and they did bring additional samples of sweets at the end of the meal.
We were celebrating a milestone birthday and our wedding anniversary and were so looking forward to our dinner but all in all it was a very disappointing experience and we will not be returning.
After a slight dip from our most recent visit, the WBI has rebounded from that unfortunate and unexpected disappointment. The service was fantastic (thank you Peter!); the food was very good (the bread offerings were slightly dry and hard). The unexpected rise in price to $125/pp was something to be questioned. I'm not sure if the new price pp was needed; one can understand the argument if it was said that it's not worth it. Nonetheless, we had a very nice wedding anniversary dinner and would go back.
Given the high end menu - we expected near perfection...and were very disappointed. My wife ordered her salmon rare and it was completely overcooked to the point of nearly uneatable, most was left on the plate. Most of the plates were served warm but not hot. Given the total was $$$$, and having eaten at some amazing restaurants - we would not return. The ambiance was very nice - it was a quiet room and most people were dressed (men wearing ties and jackets, women nicely dressed), this is definitely a special occasion place but again, there are better.
Mu husband and I had our 25th wedding anniversary dinner here, with our 11-year-old son. It was a virtually perfect evening. Attentive, friendly staff, immaculate service, outstanding cuisine and wine. I spoke personally to the pastry chef about a week before the dinner and she produced a delicious and beautiful chocolate/raspberry cake which was presented at the end of yhe meal. I'm glad we also ordered desserts from the menu, though; my husband said that one of the items in his "Textures of Chocolate" plate was, "probably the best thing I have ever eaten." And my passionfruit souffle with coconut ice cream was so light and fragrant it almost made me dizzy. My son loved the whole experience and I appreciated the staff's friendly and welcoming attitude towards him. The whole experience couldn't have been improved upon! Thank you!
The food is superb, the service flawless, the ambiance beautiful. Whenever we are in Maine we make it a point to dine here. I have never had anything short of an outstanding experience. It is expensive to be sure but from first course through dessert you will experience a truly outstanding meal.
WE picked the White Barn INN to celebrate our 50 years of Marriage,we were not disappointed .The service, food, and atmosphere were outstanding. Our table for four was situated in front of the DI-Rama in the main dinning room. From the valet parking, to the luscious dessert it was a memorable evening.
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