The Black Birch opened in 2011, and from its inception we have sought to provide ambiance, service and cuisine that communicates who we are. The Black Birch is built on community; it is a small, cozy restaurant. At times the room becomes noisy and raucous as friends, neighbors, and strangers meet and gather to share a conversation and dinner. We are shaped by our community; the neighbors and partnerships we build along the way.
Simplicity never goes away, never gets old, never seems tired. Simplicity is what makes the Black Birch so inviting. The reclaimed wood bar and tables, the 24 rotating draft lines, the classically influenced cocktails, and the superb comfort food are all equally made with care. We take time choosing our ingredients; we take pride in how we treat them and in the final results. The menu is crafted by the kitchen, and changes to reflect the seasons and the availability of products from both Maine farms and the seacoast. Care is taken in each plate and each glass that reaches our tables, we think this care matters; we think it is what crafts the experiences of our guests.
The food is great; the drinks are great. The atmosphere is warm and convivial. But the experience is greater than the sum of the parts; it is the connection to the community, the connection to Kittery.
There is a consistency throughout the experience. It is that simple.