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33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
+1 207-374-2119
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (13 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
33 Tenney Hl, Upper Main Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5948
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We dine at Arborvine on a fairly regular basis. The menu is interesting without being quirky and, while there are standard offerings, the menu changes enough to keep regular diners from becoming bored. Seasonal entrees and salads are our favorites. Many items are local, which...More

Thank karenlyons48
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Ok, maybe Arborvine is the best, really. John and Beth Hikade have been feeding hungry people for decades and they have a friendly, informal feel even with white tablecloths and elegant ambiance. Dress up or come as you are. The food is excellent and prepared...More

Thank Evanapevan
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a favorite destination for us locals, as well as summer visitors. It is a lovely space, the atmosphere matches the high caliber of the food. The menu offers a good range of choices & any one of them would be an excellent choice.

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Our visit started by a warm greeting by hostess Michelle! We were seated by the fire for this special occasion and our server, Jen, was very accommodating of the slow pace we requested. We enjoyed some champagne and Pate Maison with persimmon and pistachios before...More

Thank amyrofoho
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Our first night on the Blue Hill peninsula in Maine staying at the Blue Hill Inn, we asked Duncan, the innkeeper, for a suggestion for dinner. He recommended the Arborvine and offered to make a reservation for us. Dinner was awesome. The service was impeccable...More

Thank curveslady2014
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My husband and I have eaten here several times. The food is really lovely and so are the people who work there. We will always consider this as a favorite spot. On occasion, there are some glitches with reservations in the main dinning room, but...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

4 of us ate there last week in Sept. Both wives love to cook. So we expect a lot. Cesear salad disappointed 3 of us. Dressing not egg based, croutons square blocks of hard tiny bread, torn pieces would be much better to fork and...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit. Everything about the meal was wonderful. Kate, our server, steered us well, and the various appetizers and entrees were amazing. Everyone of us put our forks down after the first bite and just sighed. This is such a great experience...More

Thank GBC151
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Excellent, excellent meal. We first had a drink in their brewery....Excellent beer! We then went to the dining room for our meal. We had the Crispy duck, with rice, and beef medallions, which had a sour cream and onion compote for dipping, I believe that...More

Thank Maclebon M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Worth doing a few extra miles. The quality is unbelievable and the service extraordinary. We had the halibut and a steak and these were extremely well prepared and cooked perfectly. The sides were also right out of the garden and don't miss the clams casino...More

Thank george b
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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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
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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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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