Awards and Accolades

We are gratified and honored by the awards and recognition we have received in the short time since we opened in the spring of 2007. These include the following:



2011 – AAA four diamonds award for both lodging and dining (the only lodging-and-dining establishment in Camden and one of only a few in Maine to receive this double distinction)

2010 – Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

2010 – People’s Choice Award,

2010 – Best French Restaurant New England,

2008 – Maine Lobster Chef People’s choice award 2008

2008 – Jewely Award

2007 – Best of the Best Award



2013 – Executive Chef Chris Long named Maine Lobster Chef of the Year

2011 – Nominated New Best Top Chef by Food and Wine Magazine

2011 – Executive Chef Geoffroy Deconinck was recognized by the James Beard Foundation

2010 – Named Best Restaurant in New England by Yankee Travel Magazine

2010 – Names Best Restaurant in New England by Boston Magazine

2008 – James Beard Foundation, invitation to prepare special dinner at the James Beard House, New York City, December 2008

2009 – Invited to cook at Ciel Blue 2 Michelin star restaurant in Amsterdam the Netherlands, January 2009

2009 – Invited to cook at Allegretti in New York City, nominated 10 best new restaurants of New York by New York Times, June 2009



2009 – The service at both the inn and restaurant goes beyond impeccable to almost clairvoyant and continues “his sumptuous dinner was the highlight of our stay” – Maine Sunday Telegram

2008 – Natalie’s Chef Lawrence Klang is a ‘Major Talent’ – Kathy Gunst, food writer and author (her work has appeared in New York Times, Food and Wine, Travel and Leisure, Bon Appetit, Better Homes and Gardens, O Magazine (Oprah Winfrey) and Downeast Magazine.

2008 – The Chef’ food, from the raw oysters to the four-course lobster tasting menu, has a depth and sophistication uncommon in Maine – Jonathan Levitt, food writer photographer (his work appeared in Gourmet Magazine, Saveur Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Yankee Magazine and Portcity Life)

2008 – “… ranks with the finest boutique hotels in New York.” – New York Daily News

2008 – I can’t imagine having a better dining experience anywhere in the Mid Coast – Nancy English food critic