“Let Me Call You Sweetheart” Valentine’s Day Package

Hartstone Inn Valentine's Day PackageSurprise your Valentine anytime during the month of February!

Your romantic two night getaway will start off with a romantic bottle of bubbly and our decadent chocolate caramels sprinkled with Maine Sea Salt.  Our award winning dining room will spoil you with memorable multi-course breakfasts each morning and our five course dinner for two one evening. 

There are so many options for your day of fun – skiing, wine tasting, tobogganing or massages.  When you are ready to wind down in the late afternoon, we’ll be ready with two signature martini’s and delicious hors d’ oeuvres.

Package start at $327 per couple.

Hartstone Inn New Years Eve 10 Course Dinner Menu

For all of you who have reservations and have been anxiously awaiting the publication of our New Years Eve dinner menu, the wait is over!!  Chef Michael has completed the menu and it is posted below.

For those of you who don’t have reservations, we are sorry to say that it is currently sold out.  It is never too early however to plan for next year!

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 7pm

  • Crab Gougère with Gruyere Cheese and Radish Sprouts
  • House-Smoked Salmon Lasagna with Goat Cheese, Cucumber and a Cool Lemon Soubise
  • White Bean Cassoulet with Duck Confit
  • Halibut and Udon in Kombu-Dashi with Shiitakes and Baby Bok Choy
  • Cod, Scallop and Mussel Bouillabaisse En Papillote
  • Pomegranate-Pineapple Sorbet with Champagne
  • Bourbon-Braised Pork Belly with a Smoked-Molasses Gastrique with a Sweet Potato Custard
  • Filet Mignon with Foie Gras and Alaskan King Crab meat
  • Candied Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Ganache “Napoleon”
  • Hartstone Chocolates

Have Your Holiday Luncheon, Dinner or Office Party at the Hartstone Inn

It’s the time of year to start thinking about holiday parties!  Celebrate in our festive surroundings while you treat your staff, friends or family to s special holiday meal with us.

Sample menus:


Hot Soup: Carrot, Butternut Squash, Lobster Chowder, Shrimp Bisque, Celeriac, Tomato-Basil

Italian Antipasto Plate

Seasonal House Salad


Maine Crab Cakes with a Lemongrass Beurre Blanc and Baby Greens

Grilled Bistro Steak with Béarnaise Sauce and Crisped New Potatoes

Chicken Saltimbocca stuffed with Prosciutto and Provolone Cheese

Duck Leg Confit with a Sweet Potato Risotto

Haddock “Oscar” with Maine Crabmeat and Grilled Asparagus

Pan-Seared Cod Fillet with an Arugula Pesto and Garlic-Smashed Potatoes

Grilled Salmon Fillet with Poached Maine Lobster and Sauce Américaine

Cavatappi Pasta with Grilled Chicken, Sweet Peas, Roasted Peppers and a Roquefort Cream

Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Crêpe with Roasted Duckling and a Dry Sherry Cream

Grilled Pork Chop “Caprese” with Ripe Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil

Pan-Seared Cod Fillet with an Arugula Pesto and Garlic-Smashed Potatoes


Rustic Pear and Raspberry Galette with Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Lemon Meringue Tartlet with Candied Lemon Peel

Apple Tarte Tatin with Pecans and Vanilla Ice Cream

Crème Brûlée: Raspberry-Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Blueberry-Hazelnut or Ginger

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream and Raspberry Coulis

Design your own 1, 2 or 3-course menu.  We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and special requests.  Come early and enjoy cocktails or exchange gifts by the fire in our parlor.  Call us today to schedule your perfect holiday get-together!

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Hartstone Inn Christmas Dinner Menus

Christmas is a magical time of year here at the Hartstone Inn.  The Inn is fully decorated and full of Christmas cheer.  Come spend your holiday with us!  To check room availability, click here.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Monday. December 24, 2012

  • Lobster Cannelloni with Smoked Tomatoes
  • Maine Shrimp Bisque with a Cognac Cream
  • Tangerine Sorbet with a Splash of Champagne
  • Braised Veal Osso Bucco with Herb-Smashed Potatoes
  • Gingerbread Soufflé with a Spiced Crème Anglaise

Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

  • Rosemary- Seared Lamb Chops with a Hubbard Squash Custard
  • Lobster and Sweet Potato Chowder
  • Tangerine Sorbet with a Splash of Champagne
  • Hartstone Inn Surf & Turf – Seafood Stuffed Lobster Tail with Mushroom-Seared Tenderloin of Beef
  • Eggnog Soufflé with a Vanilla-Rum Crème Anglaise

Hartstone Inn Dinner Menu

Let us tempt you with this week’s dinner menu.  Our world-class cuisine infuses New England fare with an international flair, featuring the freshest seafood and local ingredients.

“A la Carte” Dinner — lighter fare available every evening at 6pm, except holidays — $24.50 per person

Each evening we offer a lighter fare menu featuring a fixed starter course and a choice of three entrees. Dessert is available also.

March 11-18, 2012


  • Hearty White Bean Soup with Pancetta


  • Seared Pork Chop with a Fig, Almond and Port Wine Cream. Herb-Scalloped Potatoes
  • Sauteed Beef Tenderloin with a Brandy-Cream and Mushroom Bread Pudding
  • Maine Lobster Tail stuffed with local Seafood over Parmesan Risotto ($5 supplement)

Desserts (additional $5)

  • Grand Marnier Crème Brûlée with Candied Orange Peel and Lemon Madeleines
  • Chocolate Ganache Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream and a Raspberry Coulis
  • Butterscotch Budino (Italian Pudding) with Salted Caramel and Almond Biscotti

Five-Course Gourmet Dinner — available every evening at 7:30pm — $48.50 per person

Our world-class cuisine infuses New England fare with an international flair, featuring the freshest seafood and local ingredients. Our five-course dinner menus change to reflect the seasons and our cellar list offers a variety of fine wines to complement your dinner selections.

Tuesday, Mar 13

  • Oyster Mushroom and Brie Crêpe with a Madeira Wine Cream
  • Lobster and Sweet Potato Chowder with Fresh Thyme and Crisp Bacon
  • Maine Blueberry Sorbet
  • Grilled Bistro Steak with Béarnaise Sauce and Crisped New Potatoes
  • Hazelnut Soufflé with a Frangelico Crème Anglaise

Wednesday, Mar 14

  • Mushroom Ravioli with Roasted Duckling, Parmesan Cheese and a Dry Sherry Cream
  • Green Apple and Cheddar Soup with Thyme Crisps
  • Maine Blueberry Sorbet
  • Rainbow Trout “Oscar” with Maine Crab, Hollandaise Sauce and Herb-Smashed Potatoes
  • Chocolate-Almond Soufflé with an Amaretto Crème Anglaise

Thursday, Mar 15

  • House Smoked Salmon Timbale with a Parsnip Butter and Roasted Pepper Cream
  • Cream of Butternut Squash Soup with Crisp Prosciutto and Green Onions
  • Maine Blueberry Sorbet
  • Braised Lamb Shank Stew with a Sweet Potato Puree
  • Lemon-Poppy Seed Soufflé with a Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise

Friday, Mar 16

  • Dill Gnocchi with Grilled Tiger Shrimp and a Roasted-Tomato Cream
  • Hearty White Bean Soup with Pancetta
  • Maine Blueberry Sorbet
  • Maine Lobster with Angel Hair Pasta and a Vanilla Beurre Blanc
  • Grand Marnier Soufflé with an Orange Crème Anglaise

Saturday, Mar 17

  • Seared Sea Scallops with Prosciutto and Soft Gruyere Polenta
  • Tomato-Basil Soup with Fresh Mozzarella “Croutons”
  • Maine Blueberry Sorbet
  • Pork Medallions with a Fig, Almond and Port Wine Cream. Herb-Scalloped Potatoes
  • Rum Raisin Soufflé with a Dark Rum Crème Anglaise

Sunday, Mar 18

  • Lobster and Capellini Torta with a Smoked-Tomato Pomodoro
  • Celeriac Soup with Local Apples, Roasted Duck and Chives
  • Maine Blueberry Sorbet
  • Seared Cod Fillet with a Parmesan Crust and Pesto. Shrimp-Smashed Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter Soufflé with a Bittersweet Chocolate Crème Anglaise

Call us at 207-236-4259 to reserve your table.  We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies.

The Dining Poet

Back in June we received a poem that was written by one of our dinner guests while dining at the Inn. It was so nice that we thought we would share it with everyone.

Kendall Merriam, Rockland’s Poet Laureate at Hartstone Inn 6/6/11 8:45 pm, listening to Diana Krall.

The Revolution (for the Chef, Manager, Waitress on Almond Branch’s Birthday)

The best meal of a lifetime
on a sacred day
we were tempted to lick
the platters clean
but being urbane Rocklander’s
we resisted through politeness
We agreed on her natal day
that the meal was lovely, lovely
with the taste of old Europe
and the Caribbean
a combination we’ll remember
Life can be a journey
of goodness, flavored elegantly
to honor Phyllis’s
dedication to the lives of children
a celebration of life
that has meant so much to me
and hundreds of others
So thank you all
for your creation of taste!

Thank you Kendall!

Cellardoor Villa is Open!

Spring is here! I know because some of our favorite businesses that take a little break for winter are re-opening. The Cellardoor Villa is located at the intersection of Routes 90 and 1 and is a great place to taste several of their wines. With 19 varieties available you’re sure to discover a nice bottle to pair with your next meal or choose a bottle from our award winning Hartstone Inn wine list to sample with the Inn’s cuisine.

New Restaurant in Camden, Maine: 40 Paper Italian Bistro and Bar

We love to let our guests here at The Hartstone Inn know what is new in the Camden, Maine dinning scene.  Several new restaurants have opened in Camden in the last few months.  40 Paper Italian Bistro and Bar, located in downtown Camden in the historic mill building is one.   The information posted below is from their website which also has a neat virtual tour feature so you can get a feel of the interior. 

“40 Paper is both an intimate neighborhood bistro & a hip urban bar. Here you can have dinner in one of two dining rooms and enjoy modern Italian cuisine while choosing from our eclectic wine list. We have a large, constantly changing dinner menu that reflects both traditional Italian cuisine and borrows from Italy’s Mediterranean neighbors, too.

At 40 Paper you can have a seat in a leather backed stool at our large, butcher-block bar. Dinner is always available at the bar, but many choose to snack on antipasti, share a flatbread pizza or just have a drink. We have numerous wines by the glass, 6 artisan beers on tap, and an elaborate cocktail menu. Large and constantly evolving, it reflects both our sources for obscure liquors and our passion for interesting ingredients. And don’t worry if the bar’s full, there is an intimate lounge with leather sofas to relax in which, is really why you came here, right.”

View the Trip Advisor reviews of the restaurant here.  There are only a few as it has not been open for more than a month or two.   We are looking forward to hearing feedback from our guests on this and all the new restaurants in town!

Maine Restaurant Week

The 3rd Annual Maine Restaurant Week is almost here!!! In less than two week!  Between March 1 – 12 enjoy this menu at only $30.00.

First Course
Choice 1 Portabella Mushroom Soup with a Dry Sherry Cream
Choice 2 Lobster Ravioli with Maine Crabmeat and Pine Nuts
Choice 3 Tartlet of Duck Confit and Butternut Squash with a Parmesan Gratin
Second Course
Choice 1 Pork Saltimbocca with Prosciutto, Provolone and a Sage Cream
Choice 2 Herb Crusted Haddock with Maine Shrimp and a Citrus Butter Sauce
Choice 3 Grilled Bistro Steak with a Chimi Churri Sauce and Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Third Course
Choice 1 Pumpkin Creme Brulee with Gingersnap Crumble
Choice 2 Chocolate Ganache Tart with Homemade Coffee Ice Cream and Hazelnuts
Choice 3 Lemon Meringue Tartlet with Candied Citrus Peel

Please remember things happen; menus are subject to change. You might wish to call ahead ((207) 236-4259) if you have your heart set on an item listed above.

Hartstone Inn Specialty Dinner – "In the Greek Isles"

Sunday night was our five course Greek dinner here at The Hartstone Inn.   We thank our local guests for braving the extremely cold temperatures that night to dine with us.  The menu was as follows:

  • Cucumber, Roasted Tomato and Feta Salad
  • Greek Avgolemono Soup with Lobster
  • Fig and Orange Sorbet
  • Lamb and Eggplant Moussaka
  • Baklava with Pistachio-Vanilla Ice Cream

Join us for our Sushi and Japanese Beer Pairing “In the Kitchen” event on Wednesday, February 2nd.   Chef Michael Salmon will present an evening of mingling, beverage pairings and plenty of great food.  The price is $29.50 per person and includes several sushi and beer pairings and a large variety of other sushi.