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Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
+1 207-244-5036
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  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

My wife and I were on Mt. Desert Island celebrating our honeymoon and we're looking for a place to have a "fancy" dinner date. When we found this place with a dress code, we figure this met our needs. We got all dressed up and...More

Thank Mick K
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Xanthus is about a 30 minute drive from Bar Harbor, where we spent a couple days. Thanks, to Tripadvisor, we found this place. The dining room is spacious and uncrowded. The service is attentive and responsive. The view from the dining room is magical --...More

Thank NBWFlorida
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Fine dining, ideal for special occasions! Excellent service and gorgeous setting. The food was delicious.

Thank jane a
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is a bit more of a refined place (it's vacation so you don't have to be fancy, but no jeans). The service is stellar and the wine list quite good. Beautifully presented appetizers, then we had excellent fish and pork, with nice sauces that...More

Thank Skeptika
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The dining room has the feel of a formal private club which, in our experience was sustained by the liveried staff and Frank Sinatra music selection. Luckily we had our pick of tables with a broad view of the harbor and islands beyond and a...More

Thank preville
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Da thus is a traditional dining experience at the Claremont. Excellent preparation of fine dining selections. Can't top the setting.

Thank ChestyPuller
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We stayed in one of their cabins for four nights in mid-September and enjoyed the experience totally. Hotel serves excellent breakfasts and dinners, at reasonable prices, and the staff is most friendly and helpful. Wine list was short but excellent.Grounds are on the water and...More

Thank Cos39
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We had been recommended by a local to dine here as the food was good. But it wasn't. Fairly tasteless and expensive. The service was OK but the receptionist is unfriendly - when we asked if we could book a window table she said "No"...More

2  Thank xxxasia
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We had dinner today - the only positive thing was the view Food was poor and some of it tasteless The hostess was not nice and gave uncomfortable feeling - without any attention All this for a very high price!!

1  Thank Aya_Tal
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We have dined at Claremont for several years and usually the food has been very good. The dining room is beautiful old time elegant with amazing view of the harbor. two nights ago we were very very disappointed to have lousy food in this beautiful...More

Thank RossDiny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Claremont Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-5036
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Each table in Xanthus boasts a view of Acadia's mountains, Somes Sound, and the outer islands of Frenchman's Bay. A buffet breakfast and dinner are served daily when the hotel is open. The new hotel bar, which features an atrium skylight and detailed woodwork, is a popular setting for pre- dinner cocktails. Evening dinner service includes candlelit tables, linen, fresh flowers and attentive service. The menu changes regularly and features thoughtful regional cuisine using the finest local ingredients, fresh seafood and organic produce. Our wine list is carefully selected and offers interesting wines from around the world, both by the bottle and the glass. In keeping with the setting, appropriate attire is requested in the evening, and while jackets are not required, they are suggested.
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