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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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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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Cumberland Center, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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188 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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201 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

Thank lindasL3244LC
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The menu options at this restaurant are limited to either a prix fixe offering of 5 courses or a selection of 4 appetizers , 4 entrees, and 4 desserts. If you have specific dislikes, that will limit your choice even further. The beverage list is much more extensive, but if it's wine by the glass you wish, there are 4... More 

Thank stevauer
Bowral, Australia
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508 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Inn and decided to eat in the restaurant on our last night as the reputation is pretty impressive. And it was very good. But not amazing. Firstly we waited 10 minutes before someone came to take us to the table. Just waited in the foyer before any sign of anyone. That is a bit unsettling especially... More 

Thank Joanne P
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93 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We used to go much more often, but still find it amazing when we get there. The service is among the best in the area (if not the best), and the attention to detail the best.

Thank HereAtLast
Concord, MA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Excellent food. Lovely presentation. We were staying at the Inn so very convenient. The chef was on holiday, but did not affect the food.

Thank Shelagh L
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The atmosphere and food was wonderful. We enjoyed our dinner and will go again when we travel there next time.

Thank StaceyPurcell

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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
US$9 - US$48
American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?