seared, asparagus tips, black truffle risotto
pinkham's clams, house bacon, spi garden herbs
pea purée, burnt butter sauce, new carrots
Although friendly service staff was very slow and appeared to be overwhelmed. Long intervals between checking on table and refilling water. The lights were so bright I felt like I was in a cafeteria. Pretty view but only for a small area in the dining room. Noise level was moderate.Food was good but not a memorable meal. Trying to be kind understanding post covid staffing.
Beautiful set up for a sunset dinner, the food was amazing, but Norma our waitress was the show case for the night! She was absolutely professional, friendly, polite and attentive. Great job Norma!!!!
Don’t waste you time!
I was not going to post a bad review if the management had responded to my concerns. I spoke to someone who swore the GM would get back to me but he never did. So here’s the low down.
We wanted fine dining, this wasn’t even close.
First the overwhelming smell of mildew in the dining room was enough to almost make us leave. I was told they already about knew this!
The drink menus were conflicting and confusing. Two different menus with same drink names but all different ingredients. The waiter had no idea what we would get from the bar, he seemed very confused also. Asked for a basic lemon drop martini to keep it simple. After waiting far to long and still no drinks, I was as told they can’t make that. Vodka, lemon, sugar. Really! Got a whiskey sour instead, served in a rocks glass only half way full. Not correct at all.
Very overpriced appetizers finally arrived, set In the middle of the table, server left us with only silverware no plates to eat from.
Entrees arrived and they were good but when we asked for dinner rolls that all other tables had they arrived frozen in the middle.
These are just the highlights, so many other things that should not happen in a “fine dining” experience
All in all this was a very disappointing, and will not be on our list of places to visit again!
Really disappointed with Whiteclover. Perhaps it was post-Labor Day blues. Weak presentation, fish was pre-frozen, vegetables limp/tasteless, etc., both salads lame. Staff very spirited but could not make up for terrible seafood.
It was a decent but undistinguished meal particularly at that price point. One item that was bothersome was putting a $55 price tag on at $14 bottle of Albarino. 2 1/2 to 3 as markup is more than ample
We read some of the reviews but decided to give it a try. We realize many of the restaurants are struggling with staffing and chefs. Still we were disappointed, given we expected a somewhat upscale experience. The bartender did not know how to construct a gin martini properly so my husband had to instruct her. We found the Inn itself to be wonderfully old and charming but whatever they did to the White Clover decor did not live up to what we thought would be an exceptional fine dining experience. The ambiance was blah except for the views at our 2-top. Like other recent reviewers found it, it was more than half empty. The wait staff was cordial and pleasant but clearly lacked experience. Like another previous reviewer my husband's lobster came out not grilled but whole. If he had known that he would have asked for it to be prepared. He cracked into it and water squirted out all over his face and glasses. So it had not even been drained properly. (Yes, we understand that eating lobster can be messy, but this was a gusher.) The lobster bisque came out luke warm if that, but it was flavorful. His caesar was good but nothing special. My steak was prepared very well and was flavorful. The potatoes were just ok...the presentation was a bit sloppy. We have recently bought a condo here and really wanted to find a fine dining experience that would be dependable to take visitors to. At least for this year we will not try again. Maybe next year they will take some of these reviews to heart and make some changes to create more consistent service to live up to their own written hype and live up to the outside surroundings.
For our second to last evening on vacation we totally enjoyed our delicious meals, ambiance overlooking the water and polite, kind and attentive server. Iris was wonderful!
This was our second dinner at Whiteclover this week and both meals and experiences were lovely.
Our servers we kind, polite and efficient. The dining room was very comfortable for my mother, sisters and me to have nice conversations. Our meals were beautifully presented and delicious! The limoncello cake and flourless chocolate cake split between the four of us was wonderful. We were happy to spend our evening at the Whiteclover for a delicious enjoyable meal and experience.
The restaurant was beautiful and almost empty during peak season. We wondered why? Then we ate! The food was pretty bad from it's concept to it's preparation. Prices are high as one would expect from a summer restaurant resort. Service was very friendly and good.
Where to start? It’s Friday night, prime time and peak season and the restaurant is nearly empty. Certainly a bad omen. My wife and I had dinner menus with different descriptions of the offerings. Later we were told that the descriptions were incorrect so it didn’t matter. We ordered the roasted lobster only to find it was presented as a cooked whole lobster in its shell, uncracked and with no implements but a fork and knife to access the contents. Along with this was a buttered corn cob cut in half which, we were presumably to eat with our bare hands in a fine dining restaurant. After complaining, the lobster was presented outside of its shell with potatoes, a single green onion strand and the buttered corn cob halves. We asked to speak to the manager who seemed indignant that we were upset. On top of this there was no mention that the credit card reader wasn’t working so we were expected to pay for the meal in cash. To the manager’s credit we were comped for the meal. The waiter wasn’t to blame and did a good job but was given poor instruction. I’ll leave it to that. You decide if this experience is worth your time.
the food was very good, the service excellent. unfortunately, recent renovations have robbed the room of its former elegance.
Ambience and location were terrific. My wife and I went for our anniversary and we were extremely disspointed in the food. Our drinks were made incorrectly (we ordered martini's and they used flavored alcohol which was strange because we didnt order it), her soup came out cold, and my steak was burnt to crisp (ordered medium rare). The waiter was nice about it and offered free dessert, however, the dessert was also burnt so we couldnt eat it. As nice as the ambience is, the food was just as dissapointing.
Super dining experience from drinks to service to the food!
I honestly can’t comment on the food as we left w
Honestly just very bland expensive food. It had a nice view and great service but the food was bad and so was the atmosphere
limited wine & beer list, our sole entree was average, crab cakes & Caesar salad were great!
Unfortunately, Whiteclover is not as good as it’s predecessor 88.
Mediocre wine list
Chef should watch YouTube on how to sauté scallops
Disappointing would be a true statement concerning the overall experience.
We dined there on 6/23/2021 and had a bad experience. I ordered the “grilled lobster” which was actually boiled. The plate was so full of water that the potatoes and corn were in eatable. For $53 in a white table cloth restaurant this was totally unacceptable. On a price for value this should get zero stars
The food was delicious, but on the pricey side. The dining room is a lovely old fashioned wood paneled room.
The restaurant is very nice. We had a corner window table. The view of the bay and sunset were spectacular. The service was mediocre. We had to ask to be offered a cocktail and once we ordered they didn't come until after our meal. They did comp the cocktails because of the delay. The food was good, probably not as good as it should have been for the price.
We had a terrific dinner at White Clover celebrating my mothers 80th birthday. Service was wonderful....very attentive and all of our food was excellent....we had scallops over truffle risotto, flat iron steak with sweet potato puree and sole with asparagus! In the morning we all had the avocado toast with eggs and it was unique and superb.
Amazing view, excellent service and food. Wonderful evening.
My wife and I decided to go to SPI on our anniversary. This was the second time we went since it’s change in kitchen. My wife had the halibut entree which was cooked perfectly and was pleased to find that she could substitute vegetable s from another entree. I had the chicken entree which could have used additional vegetables and less potatoes. All in all, the meal was very good but not exceptional.
Our food was forgotten, then one entree was stone cold and had to be remade. We ended up missing our show at the Opera House. The server apologized but didn’t offer any compensation or service recovery. My husband had to ask for his meal to be compensated, which they did. Upon checkout we shared our experience and that we missed our show because of it and the check out person apologized for the inconvenience and gave us our room balance all in the same breath. We were disappointed.
We chose this restaurant during our vacation to Boothbay Harbor. This was a suggestion for a high end restaurant for the area. The atmosphere and view were impeccable. The service was great with our waiter being very attentive. The two major problems we had were the food was just so so. The drinks though flavorful and tasty after 2 premium cosmopolitans I didn’t even feel a buzz on an empty stomach. It was like there was no alcohol in the drinks. I’m not sure if it’s a storage issue or something else but being on vacation we were hoping for a relaxing feel good time. Didn’t go for a third drink there, headed back to the resort for a real drink.
We had the WORST server ever. She never brought our wine, water, bread, dessert.
We had to keep asking another server for everything, even though we clearly explained to her that we needed her to stop by our table.
The restaurant was half full. She ruined our experience
We have gone to the Spruce Point Inn for several years for our anniversary. We’ve always thought it was top-shelf, but this year was a huge disappointment. We won’t go back. We had to return both of our entrees because they were barely at room temperature. They replaced them, but with no apologies extended. Our server had an attitude. And our entrees were far smaller than previous years. All in all, not a good experience. Maybe it was the result of new ownership, but whatever the case, it was unfortunate. Oh, well...
What a wonderful dining experience with a new sunrise and view over Boothbay Hatbor! We enjoyed a delightful dinner that we will always remember.
Food was very good. Swordfish was terrific. Beautiful setting, with water views. Quiet.
We ate at this restaurant on our arrival night at the hotel. We had a wonderful window seat and watched the sunset. The food was delicious, and it was a great way to end our travel day and start our vacation at the Inn.
Very special place! Excellent value!
I would not recommend this restaurant.....Food was not good......but it will close after this
season so you don't have to worry about it
A beautiful site, fabulous view, great service. Unfortunately the food was poor by any reasonable standard. The mussels were the best part of the meal as the appetizer, I would rate them three on a scale of ten. Both entrees had to be sent back, inedible! The staff agreed as they must have been salted two or three times. Staff apologised and did not charge us. It was too late to order something else as our reservation was for eight thirty. For a drink and the sunset this place is great! Just don't expect a good meal.
My wife and I went to SPI for my birthday. The restaurant has changed hands since our last visit. Gone are the complimentary cocktail and appetizer but the price of dinner remained about the same thus reducing the overall value of the meal. My wife had a shrimp and pasta entree in which the pasta was undercooked and the shrimp over cooked. The kitchen should have realized this before the plate was served. My halibut entree was excellent and beautifully plated. Wait staff was cordial and attentive .
Great food and view!
The room was quite nice great view over the bay. Food was excellent and the service was good the waitress was new and a bit unsure of things but asked someone when she did not have answers which will help her in the future.
Such a wonderful place to spend for your special occasion aka 30th Wedding Anniversary. Had asked in advance for table to see the sunset. They set it up with no other set by us. Food was delicious from the clam chowder, main course and the homemade blueberry pie. A most place of you are in Boothbay Harbor area.
We are returning diners at 88 (from Virginia) and big fans of the entire Spruce Point Inn experience. As always, we truly enjoyed. Food is fresh, well seasoned, and properly served. The servers are attentive and well informed. But it's the view and ambiance that set the place apart... extraordinary. Would highly recommend.
For the price, the food and service was below expectations.
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