The PineCrest Inn Restaurant (formally known as the PineCrest Club), has been open since January of 2006, and because of zoning restrictions has been operating as a private club. As a result, a one dollar membership fee is added to every bill and that fee is donated to a local charity every month. 

At the helm in the kitchen is Chef Maureen Terry, former owner of the award winning Cafe Always in Portland. She recently joined the PineCrest team as a partner.

Each month, the restaurant features intimate performances from musicians from Maine and across the US . You can see a complete concert calendar at the PineCrest concert series . The Restaurant is also brings in wine makers from all over the world to share their wine and experiences.

The wine list features 30 wines priced under $30 and a selection of premium wines from $30 to $110. The wine by the glass list changes each week but features wines from around the world priced from $6 to $10 a glass. On occasion you can take advantage of a premium pour of a high end wine being offered around $8 for a half glass. You can also find a few local brewery draft pours and bottled beer but the restaurant does not serve mixed drinks.

The menu changes frequently but the prices are generally in the same range. You will find salads from $5 to $8 and double for dinner portion. Appetizers range from $7 to $9 and entrees are $17 to $24. Every Thursday and Saturday the kitchen creates a unique three course offering for $17. Deserts range from $5 to $7.

Even with live music, the intimate dining room (it seats less than 25) is quiet enough to carry on a conversation without having resort to texting across the table to your dinner guest. Jazz Guitarist Ken Karby plays every Friday night and is usually joined later in the evening with owner, Innkeeper and pianist, Matt Mattingly.

Perhaps the biggest down side is the restaurant is only open three nights a week so you need to plan ahead. Reservations are highly encouraged due to such limited seating.