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33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
+1 207-374-2119
17:30 - 20:30
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the service is warm and impeccable. The regulars here are local summer people and retirees... More 

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Blue Hill, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 how delicious the bay scallops were, she was invited into the kitchen to meet the... More 

Thank moscowmarilyn
Sedgwick, Maine
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 from father to sons and they have risen to the task. The service is always... More 

Thank Dennis D
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 (what appeared to be) a very fine dining spot - Aborvine - with a laid... More 

Thank NittanyLionFan97
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Canton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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192 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 who enjoy great food, excellent presentation and service.

Thank bassn386
Somerville, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 our reservation so we stopped into the brewery beforehand and had a beer, which was... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the pecan crusted tenderloin and couldn't stop eating it, my fiancee finished every bite of... More 

Thank gmikey1
Ellsworth, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Arborvine with two other couples on my recommendation for a special evening out. Had dinner there last year and was impressed but this time not so much. My husband ordered the beet salad for an appetizer and none of us could believe the size of it… beets must be very expensive in Blue Hill because he got two or... More 

Tim H, Owner at Arborvine, responded to this review

I am not exactly sure what set you off to have such an unhappy time at Arborvine, Winifred, but as you can see from the almost one hundred and fifty other reviews, by any measure your experience was exceptional. Many of the foods we serve here are local, organic, and fresh. As such, we do pay a premium for these... 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
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?