We have loved eating here for over 20 years. We returned , with family, with high hopes that the new owners would serve food in keeping with the quality that we had always experienced. Sadly, this was not the case. Our request to have a glass of wine on the lovely veranda ( half of which is now roped off) was met with "NO , we don't do that", (as we watched a threesome be served drinks on the veranda). "Well, I guess I can do it NOW as we are not busy "( not one person in the dining room)."But don't expect me to give you another glass , this is it."( If it had just been my husband and myself we would have left at this point.) The menu is VERY limited. I had the beef tenderloin, med rare which arrived well done. Also ordered was the chicken. What arrived were two,very small, grey -colored, unseasoned pieces of chicken. The side dish was "potato rounds". This turned out to be 5 or 6 slices of potato, half - dollar size , fried and burnt. Another member of our party had the scallops, which were "OK". I ordered dessert, lemon cake with blueberries. The waitress, " I am telling you , because I keep getting asked, that they are not Maine blueberries, as they are not in season yet". I had been buying them at Hannford's for a month, and Beth's and Fresh Off the Farm. My lemon cake was two quarter size pieces of "cake", with about 6 blueberries on the plate. While I do not expect the new owners to "copy" Tim, I would have expected at least a semblance of what people loved about eating here. Crab cakes,( not one crab item on the menu), potato encrusted halibut, maine shrimp, chicken in a lovely artichoke sauce, blueberry buckle with Maine blueberries. I am hoping this is growing pains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The East Wind Inn consists of two historical buildings, the main inn building, built in 1860 and the Meeting House building built in the late 1800s as a sea captain's mansion. The main inn building houses 8 suites, our reception area, living room, restaurant and tavern. The Inn is located on the waterfront in beautiful Tenants Harbor, an authentic rural Maine fishing harbor. The inn has a large lawn area available for group events or just sitting and enjoying the view or painting the landscape. ... more less