The White Barn Inn Restaurant

A New England classic
A New England classic, The White Barn Inn Restaurant — the charming candlelit space inside Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star White Barn Inn — is bedecked with fresh flowers and white linen-topped tables.

Chef Matthew Padilla creates delicious regional dishes accented with a European flair at this Five-Star eatery. The four-course prix fixe menu changes weekly, highlighting seafood from Maine’s waters as well as native game and poultry. The vast wine selection complements the cuisine, and a rolling cheese cart offers some of the best local artisans’ products.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Five-Star restaurant’s locale hugs the southern Maine coastline along a quiet stretch of the Kennebunk River within minutes of the village of Kennebunk and its year-round outdoor activities, shopping, art galleries, restaurants and museums.
  • Of the many accolades to bestow upon The White Barn Inn Restaurant, our favorite aspect of dining there is that chef Padilla is constantly changing the menu to reflect the season and what is available locally.
  • All year round, the seafood options are pristine, given the inn’s proximity to arguably some of the world’s finest fish and shellfish.
  • The wine list offers a wide range of vintages from around the world and digs deep into French and Italian varietals, including premier crus and many reserve bottles.
  • 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.
Things to Know
  • Located 1.5 hours north of Boston (30 minutes south of Portland, Maine), The White Barn Inn Restaurant can be found within White Barn Inn at 37 Beach Avenue.
  • There’s live piano music every night at The White Barn Inn Restaurant, and the pianist plays a mix of classical and contemporary music which enhances the ambience of the dining rooms, but never overwhelms, keeping the room at a perfect noise level.
The Food
  • The menus are prix fixe, offering several courses in a steady rhythm, each building upon the other.
  • The chef’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.
Jacket/tie required
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Valet parking
Getting There
37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine 04043
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