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“Delicious dinner at Academe”

Academe at The Kennebunk Inn
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Ranked #18 of 73 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Grove St.
Reviewed 28 August 2017

After enjoying drinks and friendship at the bar, and smelling the dishes coming out of the kitchen, we decided to have dinner..........great idea!!! The Mediterranean stew as a starter had a delicious broth and was full of shrimp, scallop and lobster....it was wonderful! For entrees we had the crab ravioli and spinach ravioli with a side of their roasted cauliflower.......each of the dishes was very good. So our decision to stay put at the Inn was a wise choice.......we look forward to next summer when we will try it all again!

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Thank EdofMaineSoCarolina
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Just went for dinner. Have to agree with everything the previous reviewer, Patricia E, said. Started with a bisque that wasn't bad. The lobster pot pie was a let down. Very similar to the bisque in consistency but not as hot as I would have expected. My wife's crab cake appetizer was the best part of the meal. Nice atmosphere though, good wine list.

Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Receptionist was pretty brusque and seemed in a great hurry to get us dealt with. We reserved for dinner and generally were disappointed. Service was lacking and the lobster pot pie which had been so well reviewed was not at all great. The pastry was fabulous, no doubt, but the contents were sparse on the lobster and the sauce very thin and runny and the portion small, we all thought. We left it at that and retired early.

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Thank Patricia E
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Don't you hate it when chefs produce something worthwhile all to have it ruined by inattentive service? My wife and I visited Academe after meeting the chefs at last year's Epcot Wine and Food Festival. Our selections, the Crab Ravioli and the Lobster Pot pie, were delicious and certainly worth the trip. Too bad our waitress never checked in on us at all throughout the meal after dropping off the food. We would have requested a larger spoon to better enjoy the crab ravioli's sauce and we would have asked for a drink refill. I imagine Academe's desserts are great but I was too frustrated to find out. Food was a 5. Service was a 1. Average score =3.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Nice patio
Drinks are very expensive
$11 for house wine !!
$8.50 for a draft beer
Cauliflower app was really good.
But they have Boston prices

Thank David M
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