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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 good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (8 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
All hours
Seafood, American, Gastropub, Italian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
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1 - 10 of 390 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our 6 year old for dinner during a recent family vacation. Since it was a little outside the main touristy Bar Harbor area it was not overly crowded and we had no issues getting a reservation. My husband had the surf/turf and I...More

Thank TrailMomma
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every dinner entree was enough to feed two people. The flavor was wonderful and the staff very attentive.

Thank KraftsAlot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast with our Blue Nose Inn stay: cold or empty platters in which the servers were not interested in refilling; lukewarm bitter coffee. Stood outside freezing until the servers felt like opening the door.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is review is not based on food. My wife and I wanted to have some drinks and enjoy the view. This was at 6:30 PM and more than half of the restaurant was empty. The staff didn't allow us to sit by the window...More

Thank Maulin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had the Chefs special and I had a surf and turf kind of entree. Honestly the food was decent but not remarkable. The view was incredible!

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by to get dinner because we were staying at the Hampton which is really close by. We asked to sit outdoors and since the staff was so slow in waiting on us, we went inside and sat at the bar. We decided to have...More

Thank Debbie I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived late just before closing, but staff very attentive and diligent.. Had a superb meal recommended by our waiter.

Thank bhillranger
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner there as we were staying next door at the Hampton Inn. While the price points were high, the food was very good. My son and I had the surf and turf and my wife had a lobster roll. We sat next to...More

2  Thank Allen D
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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

1  Thank Joe B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 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

1  Thank M M
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16 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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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