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33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
+1 207-374-2119
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (6 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 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
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...More

Tim H, Owner at Arborvine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

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...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Arborvine is the premier restaurant on the Downeast coast of Maine for all family and special occasions and holidays. For example, our daughter's wedding dinner was at Arborvine, and all our guests -- coming from all corners of the world -- told us how much...More

1  Thank DowneastRox
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I dined her one night as a guest for a business dinner, and wondered why we were eating almost an hour outside of Bangor. Then I ate there. And I quickly stopped wondering about why, and more about when I could come back. Every dish...More

1  Thank DieselDad
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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

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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