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33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
+1 207-374-2119
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of four, all vegans - not something I suspect Arborvine is known for, so I was especially surprised when I phoned for a reservation and asked if they could prepare vegan cuisine to hear - (and without missing a beat) -...More

1  Thank PJSomerville
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Based on a recommendation from the proprietors of The Farmhouse Inn, we ate at the Arborvine this week. A memorable meal indeed. The food was remarkable. Everything was delicious. And the service was great as well.

1  Thank William P
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Cozy intimate setting with over the top food. Mushroom appetizer was exquisite. Fresh fish was expertly prepared and presented. Not cheap but worth the price. Delicious

1  Thank catherinebnorberg
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

In the last couple of years, we have noticed that while Aborvine is still lovingly maintained, and the staff is still great, the food has gone from consistently excellent to inconsistent and not nearly as good as it used to be. Sometimes the food which...More

1  Thank D M
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We wished to treat our hosts from the Bar Harbour area of Maine, as a thank you for their hospitality to us on our visit from UK to see the 'fall clours'.They had heard of this restaurant but had never been there. 'One of the...More

1  Thank Peter B
Tim H, Owner at Arborvine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Hi Peter, thank you for your kind words. Best, all of us at Arborvine

Reviewed 6 October 2018

We stopped at the Arborvine at opening at 5:30. We finished our dinner about 6:30. Not bad for a good meal. But we were trying to get somewhere before dark and had to wait a long time for meals and check. The meals were very...More

Thank Careermanzz
Tim H, Owner at Arborvine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Arborvine is not a fast food restaurant! The menu items are prepared and cooked to order from the freshest and most delectable local foods available. As such we try to make your time at Arborvine an enjoyable and lingering sensual dining experience rather than a...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

We spend the summers near Blue Hill and think that this the best restaurant in the area. It is definitely fine dining and reservations are necessary. There is also a brew pub with quite good bar food and a few outdoor tables

2  Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Our annual dinner in Maine could not have been better. Called for reservations and arrived 10 minutes ahead a schedule. We were promptly shown to our table with water awaiting. Our waitress came within minutes asking if we’d like drink which we received within a...More

1  Thank Raymond F
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local who insisted that we had to come here. She did not steer us wrong. Beautifully quaint place, very good wine list. Our server was knowledgeable and very attentive even though the place was packed. The Stonington...More

1  Thank tabi_travels
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The food is lovely here. Service is great as well. However the dining room is so dark I have a hard time seeing my food when it arrives. Let along seeing the menu.More

1  Thank Tad T
Tim H, Manager at Arborvine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Sorry about the lighting in the dining room Tad, we will redouble our efforts to make sure the lights go up as the sun goes down. I am glad you enjoyed your dinner in spite of the low light. We try very hard to make...More

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Questions & Answers
29 August 2018|
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Response from gilliganncphd | Reviewed this property |
It is a white table cloth restaurant so business casual is appropriate. Would not show up in t-shirt and shorts. Enjoy it is one of my very favorite restaurants.
1 September 2016|
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Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Arborvine is open full time until November at which point we take our fall break for a few weeks and reopen after Thanksgiving on a more limited schedule for the winter months.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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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House in a fully renovated 1823 Cape in Blue Hill, Maine, Arborvine opened its doors in July of 2000. Family owned, Arborvine has consistently been offering fresh, locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared fare for nearly two decades.
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