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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
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17:30 - 20:30
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Mechanic Falls, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gym husband and I ate two breakfasts and one 5 course meal here during our stay. Dinner was the Chef meal and husband has the cod and I had the lobster pasta. Delicious. Their orcchietta pasta dish with duck was delicious and I could have eaten that all night.

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous meal at Hartstone Inn. The service was amazing and they were great about working with dietary issues. Everything was delicious! Highly recommend the soufflé for dessert.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Francine's Bistrot has been our favorite in Camden for 5-6 years. Because of the high ratings of the Hartstone, we decided to make a change this trip. We were eager as well to try Fresh, but it was not open. I made a reservation through leaving a phone message since no one answered, but heard nothing back. A couple of... More 

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Enfield CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third time staying at the Hartstone Inn in the winter. They offer a terrific 2 night package during the winter season and we love to visit Camden in the slow season. This time we stayed in "The Loft" room (in the main house, second floor) and it was a good choice- gas fireplace made it a terrific... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply put this place receives more accolades than Han it deserves. It's not awful, but it certainly is not great with its menu stuck in the 1990's. I've got to believe Chef Michael is capable of more than this. Stop resting on your laurels and show us what you can do ! Chris

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly, what more could you ask for? We've stayed here again and again and the Hartstone is as reliable as they come. Tonight's dinner was the best lobster I've ever had (and I've had a lot of lobster). Fantastic staff and a beautiful place. Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I posted a review on the Hearthstone Inn and Hideaway, so to sum up, if you're looking for a relaxing weekend and some delicious food this is the place to go. The breakfast included with your stay will blow your tastebuds away. That alone is worth a 5 star review but pair it with outstanding service, friendly owners who are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Spent the holiday at the Inn with a few friends. Friendly, accommodating staff. Delicious Thanksgiving dinner. The start of a new holiday tradition. Be back in 2017.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The Hartstone Inn is a sweet Inn in Camden Maine. The suites have fireplaces, jetted tubs, and separate entrances. The real treat is the chef's tasting menu. Chef Michael Salmon is a CIA graduate. We had an amazing meal. The wine list is good and the ambience is lovely.

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Harpswell, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The tasting menu, which changes monthly, was superb. Mushroom ravioli topped with duck slices, lobster bisque, and pan fried haddock, followed by cappuccino soufflé. Excellent wine by the glass. Located in the inn of the same name, the dining area is small and intimate, with very attentive service. Arrive early and enjoy a drink with wonderful small crostini-like bites before... 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
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 48
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 20:30
Monday
17:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 20:30
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: 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
Description
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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