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Dine at White Barn Inn

A Culinary Legacy. An Unforgettable Setting.

Unforgettable Dining

Our contemporary New England cuisine has been rooted in the local and seasonal long before they were the mots du jour on menus across the country. At our AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star restaurant, we showcase incredible ingredients sourced through specially cultivated relationships with the farmers, fishermen and foragers of coastal Maine and just beyond for beautifully-presented, always inspired dishes that encapsulate the very essence of our spectacular setting.

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Our Ever-Evolving Cocktail Menu Awaits
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Our Executive Head Chef
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Our beautiful restored barn fine dining room
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White Barn Inn Restaurant

Celebrating our 48th year, White Barn Inn Restaurant joins a select few fine dining establishments that share the rare accolade of being awarded both AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star endorsement. Come here to savor a taste of New England in each inspired dish, all beautifully presented in an atmospheric dining room that epitomizes rustic elegance.
  • Mood is elegant and romantic

  • Overlooking the seasonal picture window

  • Hours: 5:30pm – 9:00pm | Wednesday – Sunday

  • Sunday Afternoon Tea is available, seatings from 2pm – 3pm

  • Smart casual dress code: Sportswear and shorts are not permitted in White Barn Inn Restaurant. Jackets are preferred for gentlemen, but not required

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Cheese platter at White Barn Inn, Maine
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Little Barn

Simply executed, yet expertly prepared, the flavorful and approachable dishes at the Little Barn bring the local Maine farmstead and fisheries to the table. It is a fantastic way to experience the amazing food and service for which the White Barn Restaurant is known. Enjoy our Provisions menu along with Chef Matt's daily menu board, featuring ever changing local favorites. Our Chef comes to work at White Barn Inn Restaurant and he comes to play in the Little Barn.
  • Mood is relaxed and casual

  • Dinner | 5:30pm to 9pm, 7-days a week


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Share a bottle of chardonnay in the wine cellar

Private Dining

When you crave a night unlike any other, our dining team can set up an intimate private dining experience in our spectacular wine cellar surrounded by 7,000 wine bottles. It will unfold in an atmosphere of understated romance—created for you two and for one unforgettable moment in time.

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Stories from White Barn Inn

Chef Padilla

Eat A Seat at the Table with Executive Chef Matthew Padilla

After almost four years at the helm of the fine dining experience provided at White Barn Inn Restaurant and more recently at Little Barn, a casual dining destination offering fresh New England fare, Chef Matthew Padilla continues to push the boundaries of coastal excellence. 

Matthew Padilla
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Executive Chef
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Drink Mixing on the Coast with Head Bartender Jess Aicholtz

Go behind-the-scenes with White Barn Inn, Auberge Resorts Collection’s Head Bartender Jess Aicholtz to learn about the creation of the delicious Barn Libations program on the coast. “White Barn Inn is such a magical place; I just love that my ‘office’ behind the bar gives me the opportunity to be so creative and do what I love to do: create delicious cocktails.”

Jess Aicholtz
Staff
Head Bartender
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lobster

Celebrate Schedule Your Wedding Around Lobster Season

While couples tend to select their wedding date based on the weather, I always joke that they should be factoring in the types of seafood that will be in season during their special day in Kennebunk. Historically a fishing village, Kennebunkport’s location along the Kennebunk River affords locals and visitors first pick of the freshest fare. Sea bass is best savored in the summer months, lobster is absolutely divine in the winter, and shrimp, oysters, and other types of shellfish are a must in the fall. A luxury that White Barn’s Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamonds restaurant delights in often— with a menu refreshed every week to incorporate the freshest fruits of the sea— make sure to ask the concierge to share the area’s boat schedules so that you can take full advantage of Maine’s ocean offerings, fresh out of the water.

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Do Get Your Hands Dirty

My husband and I are happy to get our hands dirty for the sake of renewing the farming culture of Southern Maine. On our four-acre property, Frinklepod Farm, you can spend the day with us to explore our acreage and three greenhouses—we’ll get you out of the city and into the soil.

Flora Brown
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Owner of Frinklepod Farm
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American Whoopie pie dessert and coffee on the table. horizontal view from above

Eat Debate Over Whoopie Pie Like A Local

You might be surprised to learn that the origin story of whoopie pie, a beloved treat in New England, has been a source of great controversy between Maine and Pennsylvania for nearly a century. If you’re wondering how a dessert could cause such debate, let me stop you right there. Whoopie pie isn’t just any dessert.

Local Who Knows Their Dessert
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