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Hartstone Inn

41 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843-1910
+1 207-236-4259
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“souffle” (49 reviews)
“jasmine rice” (6 reviews)
“tenderloin” (9 reviews)
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41 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843-1910
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Michael Simon, the chef-owner of the Hartstone Inn, provides the most exquisite dining experience we have encountered in all of Maine! Your first impression is of the beautifully- lit, intimate, tastefully decorated for the holidays dining rooms, where you are greeted by staff who are...More

Thank ffudlikre
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This might be a result of my reading the reviews before I went and having elevated expectations, but the experience didn't meet our expectations. Don't get me wrong, it was good, and I could tell that they took pride in their food and presentation. However,...More

Thank RoamingAround
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Hartstone has the best food in Camden. (in our opinion) The service is great.There is a chef's five course, tasting menu and a small a la carte menu. You can't go wrong either way. But please try the souffle for dessert. Flavor doesn't matter,...More

Thank JWO55
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dined with our daughter and her fiancé. Our daughter can be a picky eater and Deidre helped her find something on the menu that was perfect. She hasn’t stopped raving about it since! My wife and I got the Chef’s Tasting...More

Thank mfb77024
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Perfectly cooked beef tenderloin & lobster tail. They made everything gluten & dairy free for me by request.

Thank HNJVacations
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Atmosphere was ok with primary dining on the enclosed porch area. Believe that they could have made better use of the fireplace area. Went on a Saturday and understand busy time, but...."ready yet?" .."done yet"?" takes away from any dinner enjoyment.. No one server is...More

Thank mark h
Reviewed 28 October 2017

What a wonderful inn! We actually found the Hartstone Inn on Groupon and are so happy we tried it! We had a beautiful room, "Lemon Verbena", which was in the Hideaway across the street. Dinner for two was incredible, they even took the time to...More

Thank Vivian E
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The food was fabulous and the staff is friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back. We went to two other restaurants for dinner and wished we had ate here again twice. Loved it.

Thank electriclab
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great setting in an historic inn with soothing ambiance. Good wine list at reasonable prices. Mains of grilled pork chop and scallops were delicious, beautifully presented and fully consumed. Unfortunately the salmon was returned as the soy glaze was medicinally tasting and not to our...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

First the good stuff. Great food! Our meal was beautifully presented and delicious. Subtle flavours. I had the seared scallops with apple quinoa followed by the pork chops with mash and wilted kale. The chop was so tender. My wife had the Fall salad followed...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 48
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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