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The Looking Glass Restaurant

20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
+1 207-288-5663
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, American, Gastropub, Italian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a Slovenian Pinot Gris which was excellent. We each had lobster rolls (I know - boring, but that's what we were up for and we weren't hungry enough for a heavier fare) and they were really good, some of the best we've had...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came into town without reservations and could only find an opening for 3 nights at the Wonder View Inn which was much more expensive than what you should pay for a hotel like this. We opted for a $50 a night upgrade to have...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had wonderful breakfast here. The service was very good, food served promptly and food quality was also very good. The view was best in Bar Harbor! The atmosphere was not elegant, but comfortable and clean.

Thank dick32225
Reviewed 1 week ago

the looking Glass Restaurant I believe is the highest point on Bar Harbor - the food is great and the drinks are wonderful - even if you go up for just a drink - they have a fire pit which adds to the beauty and...More

Thank dab596
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast and dinner Breakfast was excellent great view Dinner was average the gnocchi was excellent chicken was ok Good blue berry pie Lobster rangoons had more cream cheese than lobster

Thank Kamathc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views. food was not that great, very bland. wine was good and waitress was friendly. Had a reservation and was able to walk in and sit down.

Thank Ashley W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view over Bar Harbor from this hidden gem is fantastic! We enjoyed watching as the land bridge out to Bar island was uncovered by the receding tide, and the lights twinkle on down below as the sun set. I had a Flirtini Martini that...More

1  Thank SeeSmellTasteTouch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had apps and dessert. The apps were ok the blueberry pie was really good. We stayed at the wonderview inn which is just steps away from the restaurant so that was nice to have a late night snack and drink. Staff was friendly!

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast during a recent visit to Acadia. It's inside off Hwy 3 and not in Bar Harbor downtown, so it's not the most crowded place. They're situation on a hilltop, offering indoor and outdoor seating and great overlooks of the shore....More

1  Thank Neeraj A
BHNative, Manager at The Looking Glass Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Neeraj A- Thank you for the review! Our 'out-of-town' location means less pedestrian traffic, but almost keeps us a hidden gem in Bar Harbor! We appreciate the feedback and happy to know you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on others reviews, we chose this restaurant for the one meal we eat out on vacation. We were seated inside away from the window so we didn't have that great of a view but it was nice. The food was good, I would not...More

1  Thank Tom V
BHNative, Manager at The Looking Glass Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tom V- Thank you for taking time to write a review of your visit here. We appreciate that you chose to have dinner at our restaurant, but your disappointment means that we did not do our job as well as we should have. We hope...More

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15 July 2017|
Response from BHNative | Property representative |
Yes! a wide variety for children from Salmon on a Salad, Grilled Cheese, PB&Honey, Grilled Chicken with veggies & Baby Potatoes, Filet Tips, and Pasta any style (Cheese Sauce, Tomato Sauce, or Plain with Butter).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 21:00
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16:00 - 21:00
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16:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5663
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The Looking Glass highlights the best of Maine Cuisine by using locally grown meat and produce from our own garden and around the island.
A consecutive winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, the Looking Glass highlights the best of Maine cuisine expertly prepared by our talented and award-winning culinary team.
The Looking Glass was a previous winner of the “Best Breakfast with a View,” for all of Maine, by the editors at Yankee Magazine.  Join us and find out why.
We offer convenient and abundant parking. We hope you’ll visit us and enjoy our gorgeous view, deck and fire pit! Be prepared for a truly exceptional dining experience.
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