Answers from Our Experts (1)
Before you hop in the car and embark on your drive to The White Barn Inn Restaurant, here are five things you should know:
1. The menu changes frequently. Of the many accolades to bestow upon The White Barn Inn Restaurant, our favorite aspect of dining there is that chef Jonathan Cartwright is constantly changing the menu to reflect the season and what is available locally.
2. Prix fixe menu. The menus are also prix fixe, offering several courses in a steady rhythm, each building upon the other. All year round, the seafood options are pristine, given the inn’s proximity to arguably some of the world’s finest fish and shellfish.
3. Try the Maine lobster. Chef Cartwright’s signature dish is, no surprise, steamed Maine lobster nestled on a bed of homemade fettuccine with carrot, ginger, snow peas and cognac coral butter sauce. In the summer months, we’ve enjoyed local tomatoes served with local goat cheese with just a few herbs and olive oil to enhance their ripe perfection.
4. France and Italy dominate the wine list. The wine list offers a wide range of wines from around the world and digs deep into French and Italian varietals, including premier crus and many reserve bottles.
5. It’s romantic. The dining room is elegant, yet friendly, with plenty of space (a good four feet) between tables. We’ve enjoyed many celebratory dinners here with family and friends, but find the coddled service, beautiful menu, and intimate dining room a very romantic location.