Enjoy your visit to our beautiful state with all of the amazing fine dining in Maine opportunities. From comfort food to traditional Indian cuisine, you are guaranteed to find a restaurant leaving you wanting more.
The 8 Top Restaurants for Fine Dining in Maine
- Dockside Restaurant
Savor a meal, sip a cocktail, and revel in the unparalleled water views at one of the best restaurants in Maine. From gourmet salads and sandwiches at lunchtime to drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the lounge and memorable dinners in the dining room, the Dockside is known to locals and visitors alike for offering exceptional food and the best views of the prettiest harbor in Maine. If you’re looking for one of the top restaurants in Maine, this is the place.
- M.C. Perkins Cove
Formerly known as Arrows, the James Beard Award Winning Chefs, Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier created M.C. Perkins Cove. The elegance and gourmet setting runs through these chef’s daily lives and is well produced throughout their restaurants. With items on the menu such as veal and pork meatloaf and duck confit, it is nearly guaranteed that you will have a top-notch dining experience at this restaurant.
The owners of this eatery, Chef W. Scott Lee and his wife Bridget, have made it their passion to produce only the best local and natural meals since 2004. Living and working in all areas of the country, both Scott and Bridget were thrilled to have the opportunity to open their restaurant. The menu is a compilation of local flavors they have acquired from their travels as well as classic dishes. You can find menu items ranging from charred heiwa tofu to Vermont cheddar and cavatappi (mac and cheese).
- The Black Birch
Built on the foundation of community in 2011, The Black Birch provides not only ambiance but also a community gathering place. This small, cozy restaurant supplies it’s visitors with 24 rotating draft lines, classically influenced cocktails and delicious comfort food. Their menu features many favorites such as grilled cheese and tomato soup and Black Birch fish and chips.
- Tulsi Indian Restaurant
If you’re searching for authentic Indian food, this is the restaurant for you. Janet Howe, Tulsi’s original owner, owned a catering company for ten years and began cooking in the kitchen with her Swedish grandmother. With her specialization in French country, Swedish cuisine, and American comfort food, the restaurant added Chef Rajesh Mandekar from India to give this restaurant the authentic touch it was craving.
- 50 Local
Located in downtown Kennebunk, ME, this restaurant’s menu changes daily based on the fresh local ingredients available. Due to the reliance on local farms and fisheries, the menu is constantly changing but never disappoints. Some of their menu items consist of well-known eats such as calamari and crab cakes but also features Maine gourmet dishes like boudin blanc and tagliatelle.
- Earth at Hidden Pond
Open seasonally, this is a restaurant you don’t want to miss if you have the chance. From fresh vegetables collected hours before they hit your plate to seafood caught fresh the same day, this eatery will offer you a delicious meal. They offer many different dishes from seafood to handmade pasta and wood oven pizza.
- Pier 77/The Ramp
This restaurant/bar and grill combo have a lot to offer all of their guests. Owned by Chef Peter Morency and his wife Kate, the menus feature delicious dishes such as seafood stew and traditional lobster rolls. If you’re looking for fine dining, head to Pier 77 Restaurant, and if you’re searching for a more casual experience, The Ramp Bar & Grill is the place to be.
From fancy restaurants in Maine to the best restaurants in Maine, this list has it all. Make your trip to Maine complete with a stay at Dockside Guest Quarters. With the convenience of our fine dining restaurant, you won’t have to go far to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal. We look forward to booking your stay with us and hearing all about your fine dining experiences in Maine.