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) #15 of 22 Restaurants in Southwest Harbor €€€€, American
Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
+1 207-244-5036
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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Reviewed 2 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 26 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 27 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 25 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 20 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 4 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
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The service was decent, the atmosphere very nice, but the food was very disappointing. My swordfish was a thin slice, overcooked, covered with some kind of awful seeded crust which simply made it worse. The tomato mozzarella salad was not what one expects at all....More

Thank SkipperDad
Reviewed 31 August 2015

So incredibly pleased with the service, food, selection, view. Everything was top notch! Coming from Nantucket, we were pleasantly surprised by the very reasonable prices too! Our dinner was incredibly romantic, I believe the staff could tell how happy we were and they respectfully allowed...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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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.