Maine’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Provender | Kitchen + Bar

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Provender | Kitchen + Bar is a 2019 award winner in Maine!

If you have a craving for a fresh, artisan meal, there’s no better restaurant to turn to in Ellsworth than Provender | Kitchen + Bar.

Provender | Kitchen + Bar has received hundreds of reviews on six verified sites with an average rating of 4.69 stars, earning them a fabulous Rating Score™ of 96.90 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 100 businesses in all of Maine!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We had a great meal at Provender. They have excellent service and a knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff and bartender. Kudos to the chef. Our meals were great. The Steak Frites was fabulous and easily the equivalent of the best in Boston or New York. The fish was done perfectly and married with a chorizo ragu. They complimented each other so well. We’ll be back!” – B.F.

Not Your Average Restaurant

Daron, the owner of Provender | Kitchen + Bar, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Provender | Kitchen + Bar apart from their competition in Maine. Here’s Daron’s response:

“We are not doing something that everyone else is doing. People come in here because they know they’re going to get great hospitality and great food. They are a guest in the house, and we treat them accordingly.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Provender | Kitchen + Bar and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Daron had to say:

“My vision was to keep the restaurant and work hard to do the best we can and serve the people the best we can. We want them to be able to enjoy the simple pleasure of dining out.”

Building Success Through Consistency and a Great Product Line

When we asked Daron about Provender | Kitchen + Bar’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“We focus on being consistent, being better than we were yesterday and putting out a great product every time.”

Daron went on to tell us a little bit about how Provender | Kitchen + Bar has gotten its name out there:

“Marketing has changed so much now with online and social media. The real marketing comes from customers and how they talk about us.”

Clearly, Daron knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Set your core values, and stick to them. Keep your systems and structures in place, and just follow them.”


Congratulations to the team at Provender | Kitchen + Bar for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Daron, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Provender | Kitchen + Bar in Ellsworth. Visit their website today!

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