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20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
+1 207-288-5663
07:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Gonzales, Louisiana
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Worst food ever, very over priced. The scenery is beautiful, the setting is amazing, the prices are high end. Everything seemed to add up to being a great meal. But, nope. The meal was horrible. Scallops were under cooked, like really under cooked. I thought maybe it was the way they served it in Maine so I tried it, it... More 

Thank Fernando M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

First, don't expect separate checks, even if their connected hotel tells you that they can do it. We were a party of 15, with reservations, and couldn't immediately tell the place was understaffed. Our one young server was overwhelmed. As we started ordering she was flustered which very quickly turned to rudeness. She seemed unwilling to take any dietary requests.... More 

Thank Sharon B
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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271 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I had dinner at the Looking Glass which was connected to our hotel, the Bluenose. We decided to eat there the day we arrived in Bar Harbor. We both had a salad ($10), I had Filet Mignon ($38) and my wife had NY Strip ($33). Both were good, but nothing special. We each had a glass of... More 

Thank c2h5oh_1
fernandina Beach, Florida, USA
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We really enjoyed dinner here. Lazy Day Lobster is the best. Someone else does all the hard work, and we just enjoyed it. It was nothing short of wonderful. The restaurant sits high above Bar Harbor. There was a full moon and two cruise ships in the harbor so the view as well as the food was superb. We also... More 

Thank fitza44
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Breakfast up on a hill with a lovely view of Frenchman Bay. Good, full breakfast menu. They also serve dinner, but we did not experience it.

Thank Debra B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had breakfast here one morning. The views are spectacular. I would definitely recommend eating here even through complimentary breakfast is available.

Thank rjfennell
Wimberley, Texas
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed at Blue Nose Inn so the restaurant's location was convenient. We loaded our group of 15 travelers into our luxury van and headed up the hill from the hotel. If you have a large group and you're not paying with one ticket, be sure to alert the restaurant in advance.

Thank texascinzia
Santa Barbara, California
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413 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

First, it is only open for breakfast and dinner. Yep, no lunch. Sits high up on a promontory that gives it a great sweeping view of the estuaries and bay; thus the name "looking glass." It is as if you're looking thru a looking glass. Prices are a bit high, but remember everything gets brought in. Blueberry pie is EXCELLENT.... More 

Thank EDD1967_83
Hudson, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Bar Harbor for our 15th anniversary. We ate breakfast each day at the Looking Glass and had 2 dinners there. We were never disappointed!! You won't be either. The lobster omelet and smoked salmon omelet were outstanding. The lazy lobster, filet mignon and salmon dinners were also outstanding. And to top it all off, the... More 

Thank Dolly S
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The view, the wine and the food were all excellent, just a bit expensive. The wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:30
17:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?