The White Barn Inn

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    Welcome to the White Barn Inn

    White Barn Inn Kennebunkport Maine
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    New England's Finest Dining Experience

    The White Barn Inn Restaurant in Kennebunkport, Maine, is one of only two Forbes 5-Star restaurants north of Manhattan, a AAA Five Diamond honoree for 22 consecutive years (1992-2014) and one of only a handful of U.S. restaurants under the direction of 21 Grand Chefs Relais & Chateaux. So, you don't need me to tell you that the food and the service are exquisite.

    Instead, I'll introduce you to Executive Chef Jonathan Cartwright, take you inside his kitchen for a behind-the-scenes look, and tell you the story of how I enjoyed the rare privilege—considering White Barn Inn only serves dinner—of savoring two meals at the restaurant on the same day—my birthday!

    I guarantee by the time you reach the final image in this photo gallery, you'll be hungry, as well as convinced that the the White Barn Inn dining experience is something you simply shouldn't miss. As of 2014, the restaurant offers two options: four courses (appetizer, intermezzo, main, dessert) for $109 per person or a nine-course tasting menu for $165. Reservations are a must: 207-967-2321.

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Chef Jonathan Cartwright

    White Barn Inn Executive Chef Jonathan Cartwright
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    White Barn Inn Cooking Class

    White Barn Inn Cooking Class with Executive Chef Jonathan Cartwright
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Lunch: Before

    Preparing Salmon in the Kitchen at the White Barn Inn in Maine
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    How to Fillet Salmon

    How to Fillet Salmon - Photo of Cooking Class at White Barn Inn Kennebunkport Maine
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Seasoning the Salmon

    Photo - Sous Chef Seasoning Salmon at the White Barn Inn Restaurant
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    The White Barn Inn Cookbook

    The White Barn Inn Cookbook
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Rustic Ambiance

    Dining Room at the White Barn Inn Keenebunkport Maine - Photo
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Sharing Pea Soup

    Spring Pea Soup with Seared Maine Scallop at the White Barn Inn Maine
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Lunch: After

    Photo of Salmon Dish at the White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Before-Dinner Drinks

    Bar at the White Barn Inn Restaurant Kennebunkport Maine
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Around the Piano

    Photo of Bar Stools Around the Piano at Maine's White Barn Inn
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    The Wine Cellar

    White Barn Inn Wine Cellar - Private Dining at the White Barn Inn Kennebunkport Maine
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Remarkable Centerpieces

    Antique Flatware Animal Sculptures by Artist Gerard Bouvier at the White Barn Inn
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Cabernet Sauvignon Sorbet

    Cabernet Sauvignon Sorbet Intermezzo at the White Barn Inn
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Lobster Spring Roll

    Photo - Lobster Spring Roll Appetizer at the White Barn Inn Restaurant
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Fresh Catch

    Picture of Pan Seared Day Boat Scallop Appetizer at White Barn Inn Kennebunkport ME
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    Who Could Resist?

    White Barn Inn Menu Changes Weekly - Photo of Steamed Maine Lobster on a Bed of Homemade Fettuccine
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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    A Memorable Occasion

    Birthday Dessert at the White Barn Inn Maine - Photo
    © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    The White Barn Inn consistently ranks as New England's top restaurant. Here's an inside look at this enchanting dining establishment in Kennebunkport, Maine.