"Perfect, almost otherworldly!"Maine Sunday Telegram The White Barn Inn Restaurant has been honored with numerous awards and is the only restaurant north of Manhattan to be awarded both the Mobil Five Star Award and the AAA Five-Diamond Award. In addition, it was also named to the Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation's Restaurant News and remains one of only two Maine establishments named into Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRONA).
The White Barn Inn Restaurant has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler in their annual Gold List of Worlds Best Restaurants and by Travel and Leisure Magazine top 500 Worlds Best.
Built in two restored barns dating from 1860's, the restaurant's rustic decor, candle lit white linen tables, and beautiful views from its floor to ceiling picture window create the perfect stage for a romantic retreat or special celebration . The cocktail bar is a magnificent sweep of hammered steel behind which a wall of sleek mirror complete the " art moderne " design. Proprietor Laurence Bongiorno has masterfully transformed the 140 year old New England barn into an internationally recognized fine dining restaurant seating 120. Exemplary service creates an elegant yet relaxing dining experience.
Chef Jonathan Cartwright,continuing the restaurant's tradition of serving the finest contemporary New England cuisine with a European flair, changes the restaurant's menu weekly, highlighting seafood from the icy waters off Kennebunkport as well as native game and poultry.
Dinner at The White Barn Inn restaurant is a four-course prix fixe meal priced at $91 per person (not including tax, gratuity, wine or liquor). The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday 6 pm to 9:30 pm Friday through Sunday evenings, dinner is served from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Reservations are required and gentlemen are required to wear jackets, ties are optional. A credit card is requested to secure your reservation; there is a 24 hour cancellation policy.
Private Reserve: The Wine Room at The White Barn Inn
The Wine Room offers an elegant and unique atmosphere in which to entertain and can accommodate ten to fourteen guests for private dining events.
Located in our expanded wine cellar which showcases up to 7,000 bottles of hand-picked wines,
The Wine Room has been created with an attentive eye to every detail. With a discrete separate entrance found at the end of an inlaid stone walkway, the room evokes a decidedly rustic, yet warm and rich ambiance.
The custom dining table of imported Indian granite surrounds a wrap around black leather banquette. The mahogany and red cedar wine casements are enhanced by a specially commissioned mural by local artist Judith Hardenbrook depicting the lush countryside of Tuscany. An antiqued Italian chiaro marble floor and soft lighting complete the private dining experience that is a perfect setting for a romantic dinner, special occasion or small dinner party.
"Just a word of thanks for all of your help with our 25th Celebration dinner this past Saturday. It was a wonderful evening, and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the White Barn Inn. The Wine Room was perfect for our occasion. The staff was so attentive and helpful. The food was magnificent! Thanks again for making the planning of this event so easy. It was a great evening, and a terrific memory."
Of the more than 7,000 bottles of wine that are housed in the room, numerous vintages are exclusive to The White Barn Inn and the region.
The wine list is balanced and moderately priced.
A ten dollar per person supplement above the normal prix fixe applies for private dining at the White Barn Inn. Each course is paired with the appropriate wine.
The Wine Room is available nightly by reservation only.
PICNICS AND LUNCHES
Enhance your stay at The White Barn Inn with a memorable Picnic. Enhance your stay at The White Barn Inn with a memorable Picnic. Prepared for you to order and packed in a fitted wicker picnic hamper. Departing? Enjoy your picnic packed in a quaint maine Picnic basket that is your to keep. Click here to view picnic menu.
Staying with us soon? Enjoy a fabulous luncheon by our stunning outdoor pool, available to in house guests only, luncheon at The White Barn Inn is served form 12 - 2 p.m. daily through the summer months.