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“Very charming” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Terrace Grille

Terrace Grille
Ranked #31 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$23
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy the fresh air and relaxation of our outdoor cafe overlooking Frenchman Bay. The Terrace Grille serves Lunch and Dinner daily from 11:30am. Open to the public and no reservations necessary.
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very charming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

I love the location and the place itself. It charms you from the second you drive up. I highly recommend it for a romantic meal.

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1 Thank Happycamper88888
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  • English first
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English first
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The perfect outdoor dining spot in warm weather!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

We were in BH in August and one of the highlights was our lunch and late afternoon apps at Terrace Grill overlooking the bay. The setting is absolutely gorgeous, just off the Shore Path, and we found the service and food to be wonderful. This is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, delicious eats, and soak in the atmosphere.

Visited August 2011
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1 Thank unclawyer
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Borrego Springs, California
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257 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“There's no place else like this in Bar Harbor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

There's no place else like this in Bar Harbor (or anywhere along the Maine coast, that I'm aware of). It feels almost as if you live in one of the luxurious "cottages" along the oceanfront and have moved some tables and chairs out onto the lawn near the water, fired up the lobster pot, and invited freinds for a spontaneous lunch. It's more casual than the elegant Reading Room Restaurant upstairs at the Inn (which isn't open for lunch anyway, so that's not an option), and the menu consists mostly of lighter fare (except for the Downeast Lobster Bake, which is definitely not light!). In good weather--which we've enjoyed during every summer visit for over ten years--it is the perfect place to linger over lunch or dinner while watching the goings-on at the Town Pier, the boats scurrying around Frenchman's Bay, or the people walking along the shore path. I wish they served french fries instead of kettle chips with the sandwiches, but don't miss the fresh blueberry pie a la mode for dessert!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Wahzah
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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great view, better food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

Had an afternoon lunch here on an unseasonably warm and sunny Bar Harbor September day with my sister. Started our meal with some drinks - the blueberry lemonade is exceptional, and the blueberry sangria is quite serviceable as well. Also was a comprehensive beer list available. She had a cheese plate with local cheeses which she raved about, and I had mussels with andouille sausage, which were fantastic.

For the main course, she had chicken teriyaki with zucchini and rice which she swears was among the best she's ever had. I had a lobster stew in a bread bowl which rivals the best meals I've had in Michelin-starred restaurants. You can't beat Maine lobster for its quality, and their stew and the pastry bowl only accentuate that special flavor.

The view here is directly on the harbor of all the ships, and there's often still fog on the water at lunchtime. The service is attentive without being overbearing. And the prices are quite fair - we managed two drinks each, appetizers, and main courses, and still came in just over 90 dollars.

One of the best meals in recent memory. They deserve to be recognized for their efforts, and I'd recommend this to anyone.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TFUltimate
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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“All about the location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

We stopped in for a late lunch on Labor Day weekend. The staff was helpful and the food pretty good, but this is all about watching the water. On a nice day, the views are spectacular. Get a table further from the entrance and you will be able to see even more

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1 Thank BostonAreaFamily
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