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33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
+1 207-374-2119
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Wed - Sat 17:30 - 20:30
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Blue Hill, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 they enjoyed the food. Even the professional photographers we hired for the occasion wrote commented... More 

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Boston, MA
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 prepared for our group was perfect. Waitstaff is polite, prompt, helpful, and friendly. The food... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Wonderful choice of salads and appetizers. Entrees were exciting and beautifully presented. Rich wood ambiance with fireplace and excellent service.

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Medfield, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner tonight at Arborvine for the first time. Just a wonderfully lovely experience from start to finish. Had two 14 year olds with us which isn't always welcomed at higher-end restaurants but they were welcomed here. The food was delicious- I had the lamb which was done to perfection. Others had the hen beautiful presentation and delicious. Others had... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

With reservation, table was ready on time. Server was knowledgeable and explain items on menu. Fresh local food well put together. Nice experience.

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Oklahoma City
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I'm fortunate enough to visit Arborvine each time I'm in Blue Hill. For years now I have never had a disappointing visit. I usually have the summer salad and what I call "the tower of power" seafood appetizer for my meal as I'm saving room for blueberry cobbler. One of my gluten free friends had the flan, I wish I'd... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We met friends who were at a camp nearby and I was extremely impressed. Food selection was great and everyone loved meals from seafood to meat. I had rack of lamb perfectly done and more than I often find at restaurants. Staff was extremely attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The only negative was that despite a very nice wine list they... More 

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Humacao, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

we were a table of 6, the food was very good, I had te chilled tomato lobster soup (could be more chilled), and the Rack of Lamb perfectly cooked ,my friend had the duck, other had the filet Mignon in a wred wine sauce, at the end we had several desserts and we finish with a glass of Calvados, being... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The delightful restaurant Arborvine is ensconced in a converted centuries old house, adjacent to a brewpub owned by the same family. It is very popular, and one should always make reservations. However, after a long work day, one of my colleagues and I thought we would give it a try--and the hostess at Arborvine was very accommodating, finding us a... More 

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Rhode Island
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We made our annual visit to Arborvine for my birthday . The ambience is delightful with the antique decor. The hospitality is top notch from the hostess to the wait staff. The food is superior but the only complaint was that in the room where we were seated the other tables were fairly close so my husband was hearing their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Wednesday
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
17:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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?