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Burning Tree

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69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
+1 207-288-9331
Tuesday
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
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Bloomington
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On October 12, 2016, I and a companion had dinner at Burning Tree. (Throughout the evening, hopeful diners were turned away at the door for lack of a reservation, so be advised.) Service was prompt and friendly, but even more important was the excellence of the food: imaginative, fresh-tasting, well prepared and well presented. For those who like specifics, I... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I found this place by reading reviews on tripadvisor. You did not let me down! It's not in town but not that far outside of the main downtown area. Well worth the short drive. Doesn't look like much on the outside but the inside is beautiful and the menu extensive. Very high quality food!

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband found the Burning Tree restaurant while on a bicycle ride around Acadia National Park and the surrounding area.  He stopped in before they were open for the day and liked what he saw and decided to make a reservation for dinner for us that night.  I will admit I am a bit more Plain Jane with food and... More 

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New jersey
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

First, you need to make reservations to this restaurant as high quality is in demand. Food, cocktails were inspiring, full of flavor to enjoy, and made out of high quality ingriedients. Service was attentive, professional, and fast. Glad this restaurant was there for us to enjoy after a day of hiking.

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Thank Inessa V
USA
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90 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped by for Lunch after the morning at Acadia NP & we are glad we did. The Lobster Stew was fantastic & the views at the back were gorgeous.

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Bowie, Maryland
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

During this year's vacation in MDI we visited The Burning Tree twice. Both times the service was excellent, the drinks inventive and honest, and the food was superb. Ingredients are still sourced from their garden and local purveyors, combined thoughtfully and served attractively. Far and away one of the best restaurants in the area. As stated elsewhere you have to... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was last to join a party of 4. I was disappointed the waiter didn't ask if I would like a drink. I had planned on wine but didn't bother to ask. The meal was excellent although a bit unusual. It was a generous Cod filet over a mashed potato mixture. The presentation of everything was lovely.

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Thank Jennifer F
Columbia, South Carolina
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116 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I found the menu on the internet but no date...the prices are higher so apparently it was an old menu. This is an interesting, quaint house type restaurant out in the country. I didn't know it but they close for the season tomorrow, so we were lucky to get here for a first visit. The staff was very attentive and... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I convinced my family to take a break from the lobster rolls and try the burning tree based on great reviews. Not only was the cost of the meal 3x what we spent everywhere else in bar harbor, the service was average and the food was worse. Scallops were so overdone they had the texture of chicken and fish was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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312 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A group of four of us had an early dinner here recently. Outside of Bar Harbor about 10 minutes. Nice atmosphere. Good service. Food was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?