The Brooklin Inn

22 Reach Road, Brooklin ME 04616
$$ American

The restaurant at the Brooklin Inn offers creative and casual fare featuring locally sourced ingredients, Maine craft beers and small production wines.

Indoor and outdoor dining.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 22 Reach Road, Brooklin ME 04616
  • Cross Street: Inn Lane
  • Cuisine: New American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (207) 359-2777
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Meet for a Drink, Trendy / Hip,

Photos

The Brooklin Inn - Dinner Table
The Brooklin Inn - Outdoor Dining The Brooklin Inn - Cheers

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Thursday
Dining Room - 2022 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Valid between: May 5, 2022 - Dec. 29, 2022
Friday
Dining Room - 2022 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Valid between: May 6, 2022 - Dec. 30, 2022
Saturday
Dining Room - 2022 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Valid between: May 7, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022
Sunday
Closed
False

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.8 out of 5 stars based on 1208 votes

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Nov 19, 2022
Kathleen W.
Never disappoints. Great local seasonal food with unique recipes and presentations. Welcoming and personal

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2022
fabiola z.
Spectacular as always! The food is consistently great, the atmosphere is magical, the service is impeccable. The Brussel sprouts are so good that they stand alone as a reason to dine at The Brooklin Inn. The only thing left to want is for it to be open more days of the week.

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Oct 08, 2022
Tonyia P.
Excellent dinner and service!! Thank you for making our birthday celebration special ❤

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2022
Rob L.
Superb food and service. Thank you!

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Sep 24, 2022
Lisa G.
The Brooklin in is a cozy, perfect experience at the end of a Maine day. We went two nights in a row because our first dinner was so good, and we couldn't try everything we wanted in one night. Fabulous service and ambience. The accoustics are also just right for being able to hear everyone at your table with ease.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2022
Ron S.
Intimate dining with an affable and welcoming staff and an ambience that exudes relaxed good will. They take obvious pleasure in providing a highly pleasurable experience to guests.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2022
Jeff W.
Always a great experience at the Brooklin Inn! Seafood or steak, wonderful ambiance, delicious fare!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 17, 2022
Melinda L.
I always love the dining experience at The Brooklin Inn. My only disappointment has been that the last few times the meals have been luke warm when delivered to the table.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Sep 16, 2022
Holly H.
What a delightful surprise and vast improvement over our last visit about 5 years ago! Lovely in every way. Cheers to the new owner, staff and vision.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
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Sep 16, 2022
Susan G.
Superb food and service. The oysters are superb, the best. It’s a bit noisy but absolutely wort it.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2022
Susan H.
It was just somewhat noisy. So that’s why score for ambience

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2022
Charles A.
Terrific experience! So glad to have such a quality restaurant back in Brooklin!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 05, 2022
Christopher C.
Had a fine dinner at your establishment, with excellent reception and table service. ONly complaint is the excessive noise - which could be remedied - or at least reduced - with area rugs, fabric panels, or fabric art on the walls - anything to absorb the loud chatter would help. Thank you - will visit again

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2022
James S.
Terrific experience from start to finish. From the spare but welcoming decor, to the charming, knowledgeable waitstaff, to the ambitious, clean-flavored food, a delight. Portions were just right, allowing room for dessert. We’d heard that service could be slow in the current labor market, but we found it efficient and attentive—just right.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2022
John H.
Delicious food, gracious service, beautiful space. We felt perfectly taken care of but never intruded upon. Special thanks for accommodating us after our outdoor reservation got rained out!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Kevin B.
Wonderful meal… everything was delicious… the fries, the risotto, the chicken, & the Brussels sprouts! Thanks for a great meal!!! Keep up the great work chef!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2022
Brenda B.
Wonderful food, nice ambiance, lovely evening. We especially appreciated that it was possible to reserve an outdoor table. Dining al fresco is our preference, and the back garden at the Brooklin Inn is welcoming and fun!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2022
Meg T.
What a wonderful evening! Food and wine were perfect. Ambience and service, too.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2022
Bern E.
We hadn't been to the Brooklin Inn for dinner in several years. Covid and all. We went back this week. We ate indoors in the restaurant. It was a real pleaseure. The food, ambiance, service, waitstaff, everything was really great. We had a wonderful evening. Highly recommend it.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2022
John B.
The service was fun and exceptional, just like the food. We will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 31, 2022
James H.
Always outstanding, food, service, ambiance. The menu changes throughout the summer so that you always get the freshest local ingredients, love this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2022
Justin K.
The Brooklin Inn rocks! Favorite restaurant in the Blue Hill Peninsula. Super chill vibe, amazing food, excellent service. Highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2022
Martha G.
We had a fabulous experience last evening dining at the Brooklin Inn. The good was delicious! The presentation was creative! The service was friendly and efficient! The outdoor dining was ever so pleasant! Do try the Brooklin Inn for a lovely dinner!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2022
Betsy S.
Hadn’t been to the Brooklin Inn for dinner in quite awhile. Was pleasantly surprised!! Great food, attentive staff & nice ambience. Definitely coming back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2022
Alie G.
Beautiful setting, great service, delicious food. Thank you for a lovely meal!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2022
Jared M.
Best restaurant on the entire blue hill peninsula. They never miss! Every time is better than the last.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2022
Jocelyn k.
The most beautiful experience on the peninsula! This lovingly restored inn and restaurant is truly heavenly. Meals are beautifully presented by lovely wait staff, who are all very knowledgeable and offer great suggestions for delicious wine offerings.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2022
Karen H.
Wonderful food and great service. An overall excellent dining experience. Loved the atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2022
Stephen L.
It would be silly to try to think of a way to improve on any aspect of my recent experience at the Brooklin Inn. It gets all 10s across the board!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 07, 2022
Megan F.
Phenomenal food and lovely atmosphere. The wait staff is delightful as well. We wish summer lasted forever so we could eat outside all year!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 03, 2022
Thomas A.
Good food but pricy but would go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2022
Holly D.
Great food great place and wonderful staff!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2022
Patricia S.
We loved this perfect little inn. It provided a restful getaway for us in a setting of lush gardens and thoughtful touches. Our room was delightful and simple--no fussy "Laura Ashley" decor--just clean and light and restful with a wonderful bed and white duvet. The self-service breakfast was elegant--fresh and delicious with a variety of fresh and healthy choices including berries and homemade scones.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 5/10
Jun 23, 2022
James M.
Really great food. Maybe slightly expensive but our food was so good. Portions also quite good!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2022
George R.
As expected, a great meal, with great service, at an outdoor table in a lovely garden on a near solstice evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 17, 2022
Owen F.
We eat at the Brooklin Inn 3 or 4 times each year. This time we were in the dining room rather than outdoors. The dining room is airy and bright from the large windows and evening light. The lamb shoulder and the fresh fish stew were amazing, as was the orange polenta cake. Jenny and Pi run a great Inn and restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 17, 2022
Barbara S.
The menu was interesting and yummy.We liked the quiet ambience inside.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jun 17, 2022
Mary F.
Overall a memorable experience. Food was delicious, interesting and beautifully presented. The one exception was the ribeye steak. The meat was cooked perfectly but it was very tough. I took most of it back to the B & B in hopes of doing something to make it more tender. We’ll see how that goes. My husband’s lamb dish was outstanding. We’ll be back for sure.

Overall: 10/10
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May 31, 2022
Sandra W.
Fine dining, pub, and tapas spot rolled into one with luscious carefully crafted cocktails and a well-considered wine list. Lovely ambience indoors and beautifully landscaped outdoor seating, keeping things social yet socially distanced and safe. Always dependable and reliable, the inn has upped the quality of the cuisine considerably courtesy of a remarkable new chef. A gracious and comfortable and most enjoyable experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 28, 2022
Bill L.
So good! Great selections for vegetarians. Wonderful seasonal choices. Dishes were not overcooked and herbs and spices were perfect. Portion sizes were substantial.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 24, 2022
Carol S.
We enjoyed a great meal at the Brooklin Inn. We had the mussels and a burger. Both entrees were delicious. We started with the AMAZING brussel sprouts and oysters. Flourless chocolate cake followed. A great meal!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 21, 2022
Sam H.
Perfection!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 07, 2022
Ron S.
Lovely welcome with cozy fire and smiling staff....even in the kitchen which we passed through by accident on the way in. Other tables full or filling with thoughtful co-diners who appeared equally content the ambiance and maintained respectful noise levels of conversation and merriment. Fun, civilized and satisfying in discombobulated times and a great value!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2022
Hanna M H.
We love eating at The Brooklin Inn - both inside in the dining room and outside when the weather permits. There is always something delicious to eat and the staff are so welcoming! Can't wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2022
Annie B.
the brooklin inn is the best and i want to go there everyday.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2022
David P.
The Curried Carrot Soup was FABULOUS! Waitress was a joy! The rest of the food was great too.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2022
Della M.
We had an incredible experience. Warm and friendly staff in charming settings in the pub and then the dining room. The meals were creatively planned, marrying ingredients, flavors and seasonings expertly, and it was all absolutely delicious. What a delight!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 04, 2021
Juliet L.
We love The Brooklin Inn--not only the food which is "gourmet hearty" and uniformly excellent across our many meals there over at least 10 visits in all seasons, but also the accommodations which are 'just right,'comfortable, and restful.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2021
Woody P.
Excellent food and service. Met our expectations… which were high based on previous visits.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2021
Michele L.
As amazing as we hoped it would be. A perfect evening.