Where to Dine
Pig + PoetBuzz-Worthy
Our onsite restaurant, anchored by acclaimed chef Sam Talbot, features true farm to fork American dining at its best. Working with Maine’s farmland, fisheries and game, Pig + Poet offers a raw bar, signature roast pork dishes, Sam’s fresh take on lobster rolls, chowder and blueberry-sweet corn cobbler just to name few items. A charcuterie bar offers locally sourced sausages and cheese selections. The “poet” in the name is a nod to the chef’s role in the creative process, as well as a subtle wink to Edna St. Vincent Millay, a Pulitzer-prize winning poet who was discovered at Whitehall in 1912.
In the words of James Beard award winning chef Melissa Kelley, Primo is a "full circle restaurant." What started with a garden and a few hens and pigs has become a true farm-to-table, Italian-inspired dining experience. Portions are hearty and the flavors are distinct and divine.
While Rockland is about as far as you can get from the Bay of Tokyo, you wouldn't know it from the fresh sushi and steamed dumplings offered at Suzuki. An expert team of female sushi chefs uses innovative techniques to transform the daily catch from the Gulf of Maine into tiny morsels of deliciousness.
Lipstick red chairs, fringed drum lights and white tablecloths. You'll step into Natalie's and think you've been transported to a chic European city. Romantic fine dining is on the menu here. Flavors are fresh - some familiar, some surprising - always locally sourced, and brought together with extraordinary results.
In the running for the best Asian food in Maine, Long Grain takes Thai and Vietnamese street food to another level. Tiny (30 seats) and always buzzing, it's a great spot for an early or late lunch. The best thing? Long Grain refuses to dumb down flavors for American palates. Try the Spicy Night Market Noodle Soup with Ground Pork & Peanuts.
Acclaimed chef Brian Hill leads the charge at this warm and welcoming bistro. A meal here is a full experience of the senses. Moody lighting with candles and twinkle lights, great wine (served in the best stems), terrific service and, of course, exceptional cuisine. The menu changes daily, but if you spy them, the rabbit ravioli, duck confit or slow smoked pork ribs are musts.