Xanthus Restaurant and Bar at the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor features contemporary American fine dining, genuine welcoming hospitality and unparalleled views of Somes Sound, the islands and mountains of Acadia.

Xanthus has been consistently at the forefront of the locally sourced product movement, using local suppliers whenever possible as well as new and intriguing ingredients from world cuisines.

The kitchen prepares an ever-changing menu focusing on fresh ingredients, bold flavors and careful presentation focused through the lens of French technique. Our staff strives to prepare selections in-house, and prides itself on freshness and variety. Our chef, Daniel Sweimler, forages locally and has traveled the world for inspiration, bringing you almost 30 years of experience to the table.

Our wine list offers interesting new and classic varietals from around the world by the bottle or by the glass. Xanthus bar is the perfect place for a quiet cocktail, or walk down to the shore and enjoy a beverage at the Boathouse (open from 5-9 PM in July and August) on the water’s edge.

Engaging, unique and trend-averse, Xanthus strives to bring you a memorable Mt. Desert dining experience in the Maine Tradition.