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Xanthus

Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
+1 207-244-5036
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
18:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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11 - 20 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is a bit more of a refined place (it's vacation so you don't have to be fancy, but no jeans). The service is stellar and the wine list quite good. Beautifully presented appetizers, then we had excellent fish and pork, with nice sauces that...More

Thank Skeptika
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The dining room has the feel of a formal private club which, in our experience was sustained by the liveried staff and Frank Sinatra music selection. Luckily we had our pick of tables with a broad view of the harbor and islands beyond and a...More

Thank preville
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Da thus is a traditional dining experience at the Claremont. Excellent preparation of fine dining selections. Can't top the setting.

Thank ChestyPuller
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We stayed in one of their cabins for four nights in mid-September and enjoyed the experience totally. Hotel serves excellent breakfasts and dinners, at reasonable prices, and the staff is most friendly and helpful. Wine list was short but excellent.Grounds are on the water and...More

Thank Cos39
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We had been recommended by a local to dine here as the food was good. But it wasn't. Fairly tasteless and expensive. The service was OK but the receptionist is unfriendly - when we asked if we could book a window table she said "No"...More

2  Thank xxxasia
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had dinner today - the only positive thing was the view Food was poor and some of it tasteless The hostess was not nice and gave uncomfortable feeling - without any attention All this for a very high price!!

1  Thank Aya_Tal
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We have dined at Claremont for several years and usually the food has been very good. The dining room is beautiful old time elegant with amazing view of the harbor. two nights ago we were very very disappointed to have lousy food in this beautiful...More

Thank RossDiny
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Went there for dinner and we are glad we did. The food is great with good ingredients prepared simply to respect their taste. Was not as busy as the other places In town which was nice. It was a peaceful experience and the view of...More

Thank ZYX032
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday we started our evening with a drink at the Bar which was mixed perfectly then we were seated at a very nice window table the view there is amazing we had oysters and panzanella to start and...More

1  Thank deniseemorgan
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The location and view were exceptional. If looking for a classic Maine old fashioned hotel, this is for you. Room small in main lodge but bed very comfortable and private bath nice. No air conditioning but provided with large fan, as it was very hot....More

Thank MaineBabs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-5036
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Description
Each table in Xanthus boasts a view of Acadia's mountains, Somes Sound, and the outer islands of Frenchman's Bay. A buffet breakfast and dinner are served daily when the hotel is open. The new hotel bar, which features an atrium skylight and detailed woodwork, is a popular setting for pre- dinner cocktails. Evening dinner service includes candlelit tables, linen, fresh flowers and attentive service. The menu changes regularly and features thoughtful regional cuisine using the finest local ingredients, fresh seafood and organic produce. Our wine list is carefully selected and offers interesting wines from around the world, both by the bottle and the glass. In keeping with the setting, appropriate attire is requested in the evening, and while jackets are not required, they are suggested.
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