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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 - 9:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm.
$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.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
White Barn Inn Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.