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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Earth

Earth
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Good for: Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hidden Pond Lane
Description: Simple yet innovative, Executive Che Justin Walker's menu at Earth focuses on "farm to fork" freshness. In addition to local meats and seafood, ingredients are used from one of two onsite organic gardens-picked daily and incorporated into each dish to enhance the many flavors and provide a taste that only fresh ingredients deliver. Hand-made pastas, house-made charcuterie and wood oven fired pizzas are thoughtfully prepared and sure to impress your palate. Our wine program features selections from countries such as Argentina, Chile, and Lebanon, while inspired, signature libations are concocted with freshly muddled fruits and fresh herbs from the garden.
Kennebunk, Maine
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“Great Experiences again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

I visited Earth twice in the last week and both times exceeded my expectations. The first evening we did not have a reservation so we sat in their first come/first serve area around the pool. Mariah was our server and she was excellent, she knew the menu inside and out and made some wonderful recommendations. It was the first time I had the wings and they were amazing! The dessert was noteworthy as well and was a treat to the palate. The second evening we had a reservation inside the restaurant and Laura was our server, who was also excellent. The tree line cocktail was a favorite as was the pasta dish. Again, she was very well informed and made some great recommendations. Earth has never disappointed us and we will continue to enjoy this gem in Southern Maine as often as possible!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank cyndi s
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Danielle W, General Manager at Earth, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Cyndi s,
Thank you for taking time to write a review for us! It is always delightful to hear that we have some guests (whether local or vacationing) that come and dine at Earth twice in a week. We love to hear this and take it as a real compliment that guests enjoyed their first experience with us enough to come back and visit us again so quickly!
We have a wonderful team here at Earth, and we couldn't do what we do without them. We are lucky to have returning staff like Mariah (2 years) and new faces like Laura (4 months) both take our menu and what we try to create here at Earth seriously…and do their best to translate that to our guests. Thank you for giving them a “shout out”, I know they read our TA reviews…and will be happy to find this one here!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Delicious Food/ High Price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

We visited Earth this week to celebrate a birthday. Our server was very attentive and was helpful as we were deciding what to eat for entrees. She had a firm grasp on the menu and checked in regularly to make sure we loved everything.

The decor was very interesting, and provided a nice atmosphere and something to look at and enjoy while dining. It was a little loud, but not so much that I found it distracting or uncomfortable at all.

We enjoyed the foie gras and crab toast as appetizers, the haddock and scallop entrees, and a blueberry sorbet dessert. Everything tasted great and the presentation was beautiful with fresh vegetables and flowers.

Earth was an interesting and delicious dining experience, but I felt that the prices were a bit steep. The food was great and the preparation/presentation skillful for sure, but I felt I was also paying a premium for dining within the bounds of a swanky resort. Which is understandable to some extent, but I also think it is worth noting for those thinking about trying it out.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank dustpan_dan
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Danielle W, General Manager at Earth, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Dustpan_dan,
It is nice to read a review that is written like a review! We thank you for sharing your experience with us and giving thoughtful advice to other diners. Hearing that your overall experience was very good is all we can ask for!
We have mentioned before in responses that we do acknowledge that we have slightly higher prices than some others in the area. We feel strongly that the best possible ingredients should be used at Earth and we believe in using organic, free-range product from our farmers, diver select scallops and line caught fish; and support a way of life and hope we translate that through our food. We hope you understand our decision to do so, and will also support this effort too...it is not an easy task. That said, should you visit us again I am confident we can give you an amazing experience again and help you navigate our menu so that you are able to try many things and not worry about budget.
Thank you for spending your birthday celebration with us this year and hope you will join us again next year!
PS-What a great user-name! Maybe you’ll share the story with us next time!
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“Great Special Occasion Meal ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Ambience was unique and beautiful - service was friendly - complimentary dessert for our anniversary (get the donuts - delicious) - food was very good tried a bunch of snacks apps and one entree and split everything. Bar service was lacking - don't waste time w the cocktails - no alcohol in them and it took awhile the get our drinks at first ... Maître 'd was extremely friendly and accommodating... Definitely recommend

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Thank Mcola823
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Danielle W, General Manager at Earth, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Mfounds,
Thank you for deciding to spend your anniversary with us at Earth. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and tried several dishes. The “snacks” portion of our menu is a fun way to try different dishes, and are happy you made your way through the menu sharing a few things.

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your cocktail, and that you felt the wait time was long. I assure you there is plenty of alcohol in our cocktails, but am sorry to hear it didn’t make you happy. I am hopeful that you alerted your server and were able to remove it from your bill. Should you return to Earth please do try our cocktails again; we really do have some wonderfully thoughtful concoctions! Please let me know if you are joining us, I would love to send the first round on us.
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“Amazing (renewed) experience at Earth !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Great service, outstanding menu with so many flavours and options to pick from ! Pizzas are great for kids. Make sure you try their cocktails - the Pimm's is a favorite of ours.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Kimbo991
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Danielle W, General Manager at Earth, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Kimbo991,
Thank you for your review! Pizza in the garden is a great way to get kids to eat and be entertained (while parents enjoy a good cocktail). My family loves good food too, but a “kid friendly” restaurant is not always one where you can have a “food experience”. Earth tries to have both, and we appreciate you taking notice. Please come back and see us again!
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New York City, New York
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“Foodie place in the Woods”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

The GPS was set which took us right to the front door but we still had difficulty finding the entrance to the grounds of the hotel and restaurant. It was worth it. A beautiful dining room with a fire place as well as a great bar (you can eat at the bar also). The place is certainly for foodies who like the best and unusual offerings. check out the menu out prior to the trip to get a sense of the offerings. On the grounds is a vegetable garden which should be at it best in the end of August. Go, you will enjoy.

Visited August 2014
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Thank marty l
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Danielle W, General Manager at Earth, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Marty 1,
Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write. So often TA is used in a less than helpful way, but the way you wrote your review is truly helpful to not only those reading TA, but to Team Earth as well. I sincerely thank you for your review; I will touch base on the things you nicely pointed out might need a bit of clarification.
Hidden Pond is off the beaten trail: Yes, navigation will get you to Hidden Pond, but there are no street lights once you leave the main road so drive slowly when you get to our property. Earth is down the first road on your right once you enter, and yes, it is a dirt road…welcome to Maine! (Please don’t hesitate to call Earth if you feel you are a bit lost, we are always happy to talk you though).
If you are curious about our menu, please look at our website; we try to keep our most current menu there. We do love unique flavors, and are not offended by being called a “foodie place in the woods”, but don’t forget to try the meatballs, we’re pretty “down-to-earth” too!
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