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33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
+1 207-374-2119
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
“fine dining” (9 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Always delicious! Fresh local produce. Lovely ambiance. The restaurant is very charming in an old New England farm house beautifully furnished and well laid out. You usually see someone you know! Great for special occasions. And very nice owners and staff.

Thank fuzzy37
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a welcoming, extraordinarily civilized restaurant started years ago, and still run, by John and Beth Hikade, for whom perfection is the only standard. Dress is classy casual, in a several-hundred-year-old building brought back to life by John. The food is simply outstanding, and...More

1  Thank Leatherstocking88
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My son and his 4-year-old daughter were visiting Blue Hill this past weekend, and I took them to my favorite restaurant, Arborvine. Although it just happened to be during a snow storm (!), the service was as faultless as usual. When 4-yr-old Abigail remarked on...More

Thank moscowmarilyn
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Kathy and I have dined here many times and never had a challenging experience. The dishes, whether meat, fish, or foul are always very well prepared and exactly to the requested level of doneness. It has been a delight to see the cooking duties transferred...More

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Although we didn't eat at Arborvine, we did eat at their in property brewery. The beer is phenomenal! As I am writing this my mouth is starting water... PHENOMENAL! The pub fare is great and the staff is super friendly. I think the pairing of...More

Thank NittanyLionFan97
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is outstanding in service, ambience and quality of food. A delightful experience. It is definitely recommended highly.

Thank atraveler006
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fantastic everything. Best food I have had in many a year. I had the duck and my wife had the beef. Service and atmosphere was exceptional.

Thank Pross10651
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The food and service at Arborvine are outstanding! Even mistakes by the customer (I ordered the wrong wine), are overlooked with grace and good manners. The food is the best we've experienced on our trip through Maine and we would highly recommend Arborvine to all...More

Thank bassn386
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We enjoyed dinner here one evening while staying near Deer Isle. The food was delicious, especially the duck, and the wine selection paired very well with the food. The atmosphere was romantic, and most people were dressed in business casual attire. We arrived earlier than...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My fiancee proposed to me while hiking on blue hill mountain and had made reservations before our trip at Arborvine for the same night to celebrate. Not only is it a very cute and intimate restaurant but the food was to die for. I had...More

Thank gmikey1
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Do they close for the winter? If so, when? I'm planning an October trip.
31 August 2016|
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Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Arborvine is open full time until November at which point we take our fall break for a few weeks and reopen after Thanksgiving on a more limited schedule for the winter months.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Blue Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 207-374-2119
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House in a fully renovated 1823 Cape in Blue Hill, Maine, Arborvine opened its doors in July of 2000. Family owned, Arborvine has consistently been offering fresh, locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared fare for nearly two decades.
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