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Hartstone Inn

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41 Elm st, Camden, ME 04843-1910 (Between Washington St. and Free St.)
+1 207-236-4259
17:30 - 20:30
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Freeport, Maine
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Inn and took a cooking class, so ate here four times. While everything was good, the highlight was the chef's tasting dinner. Everything was delicious, very fresh flavors, beautifully presented, and the service was excellent. We will definitely return when in the area.

Thank MangiaMuse
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Chef's Tasting Menu. It started with mushroom ravoli in white sauce that melted in your mouth. This was followed by a creamy Lobster Bisque. We are from the area and have had lobster bisque in numerous restaurants but by far this one is the BEST. The next course was a blueberry sorbet. Its taste was so light,... More 

Thank Carol Daigle W
Hampstead, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stay here twice now with my good friend. We stay in the main inn the first time and in a suite the second time. Both were comfortable spacious and clean. Love the cocktails they serve in the evening and the breakfasts and five course meal are wonderful! Am hoping to go back this winter for another two night... More 

Thank Cheryl D
Auburn, ME
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early and enjoyed drink specials in the parlor, which included a delicious hors d oeuvres. After we were seated, we enjoyed a culinary delight of the Chef's Tasting from beginning to end, which included the Lobster Stew, Pork Chop with Mash Potatoes, Gingerbread soufflé.

Thank Jim J
Kennebunk, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Complimentary breakfast were the most wonderful breakfasts we've ever had anywhere! And the chef was even willing to give away tips on how he created them, to boot. Definitely a pleasure to learn them.We also had one dinner there and it was also wonderful, and we didn't even bother the chef that night. Wait staff and others were most gracious... More 

Thank pjwf
Cumberland Center, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time returning to the Hartstone Inn. It is our favorite close by getaway which never disappoints. The staff is wonderful, rooms are beautiful with the most comfortable beds. We had an exquisite dinner which is never rushed. I highly recommend this beautiful Inn and there are many activities to do in any season.

Thank elizabethjwarnock
Camden, Maine
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Hartstone Inn is one of our favorite places for an elegant, unrushed, special dinner. The service and quality of food can not be beat. It is clear that the owners have taken pride in their food, the presentation, the taste and the quality. Our favorite, of course, is the soufflé desserts which vary each day, but be forewarned.....they ARE... More 

Thank jblafleur
Richmond, Virginia
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190 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A pleasant surprise, in the heart of downtown Camden. Located in a historic B&B, the restaurant offers fine dining with some creative flourishes. My wife ordered a ubiquitous lobster risotto (remember, it's Maine, right?) and I decided to take the road less traveled and ordered a Thai marinated flank steak. The risotto was excellent and my steak was just okay.... More 

Thank Freddyt64
Houston, Texas
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232 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with high quality of drinks and food. Our martinis scored big time. Our starters of seared scallops were the tastiest we have eaten in years. For our main dish we both ordered salmon and it was perfect on a small bed of rice with carrots. The pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust and fresh whipped cream was to-die-for. The... More 

Thank marko18745
Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Outstanding in every way!! I had read the reviews while planning this trip and those reviews were "spot on." There were five of us and we each had a different entree----each beautifully and artfully plated and served and each delicious in its own way. The lobster/crab bisque a "must try!" Simply scrumptious. Our waitress was very helpful, friendly,l and accommodating.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 48
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Elm st, Camden, ME 04843-1910
    (Between Washington St. and Free St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: +1 207-236-4259
Butter poached Maine lobster over angel hair, Pistachio Crusted Lamb chops, Seared Diver Scallops and Grilled Salmon Nicoise are just a sample of what diners might experience at the Hartstone Inn. Steps from Camden harbor, Fodor's considers the Hartstone Inn "An elegant and sophisticated retreat and culinary destination offering a unique experience in pampered luxury." Choose from our ala carte menu which rotates weekly or our 5-course tasting menu ($48.50). With advanced notice we are happy to accommodate allergies or dislikes and create a menu especially for you. Our cellar list offers a selection of 150 bottles, starting at $24, and lauded by Wine Specatator. Proud recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and the American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence award.

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