Best Restaurants for Quiet Dining

Lively, loud restaurants are fine for big groups and celebratory occasions. But when you want to enjoy your meal along with quiet conversation, some places are better options than others.

76 Pleasant Street | Norway

Housed in a historic mansion, this quaint restaurant offers a small menu of globally influenced comfort foods, comfortable seating, and four fireplaces.

Academe | Kennebunk

Located in the Kennebunk Inn, this brasserie- style restaurant is laid-back and inviting. The extensive wine list and signature lobster potpie can be enjoyed outdoors in the summer or by the fireside in the winter.

Back Bay Grill | Portland

This sophisticated yet welcoming East Bayside restaurant is the perfect place to connect over wine from the award-winning list and a diverse menu of French, Asian, and Italian offerings.

The Fiddlehead Restaurant | Bangor

Locally sourced ingredients make the comfort food at this downtown establishment especially noteworthy, while the rustic wooden furniture and exposed brick walls create a homey environment.

Frontier | Brunswick

With its tall windows and rustic mill features, Frontier is the perfect spot for quiet conversation over hearty food and beautiful views of the Androscoggin River.

Joshua’s | Wells

In a restored 1774 colonial home slightly off the beaten path, Joshua’s offers upscale dishes that are farm fresh and made from scratch. A reasonably priced wine list is icing on the cake.

Natalie’s | Camden

Dining at Natalie’s within the Camden Harbour Inn offers a top-notch experience with unparalleled hospitality and chic European- style design. The menu features New England ingredients with worldly techniques and flavors.

Red Sky | Southwest Harbor

After taking in the sights of Acadia National Park, head over to Red Sky for elegant seafood dishes without an ounce of stuffiness. The restaurant provides a warm, inviting welcome year-round.

The Thistle Inn | Boothbay Harbor

Perfect for warming up in the winter or relaxing on a summer night, the Thistle Inn’s cozy dining rooms and tree-shaded patio offer a rustic, coastal ambiance in which patrons can enjoy classic American fare.

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