Staff was very attentive. View fantastic. Food good. Reasonably priced. Definitely will be back.
We loved our 8:30 dinner at The Reading Room. This is a beautifully designed and constructed old fashioned dining room, with terrific food and service. Our teenagers loved the ambiance and we all enjoyed our dinner and dessert choices. It feels special and it’s the kind of place where your eyes wander over the rooms details with delight. Highly recommend! Lovely to be seated near the windows at sunset. More...
Celebrating a birthday... Wonderful service, great food, mixed drink was made well. They even made sure we had a table with an awesome view!We had a shrimp app, chowder and bisque, Lazy Lobster and Lobste Pie---it all tasted great!Perfect evening! More...
The quality and flavor of the food was superb. There was a shrimp starter that night that my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed and when we return hope to be able to order it. The ambience cannot be beat with the view of the bay, the organization of the room, and to top it off wonderful live piano music. I would absolutely recommend it and we look forward to a time we can return. More...
Wonderful service with delicious food. The atmosphere is iconic, with sweeping views of the harbor.
The maitre Dee was extremely pompous and curt! No one deserved a smile or kindness. The view is OUTSTANDING. MUST ASK FOR WINDOW TABLE. The waitress seemed foreign and was very impersonal. The food including the lobster bisque was FABULOUS. More...
Amazing setting overlooking Bar Harbor, great service and the Halibut was excellent. Had the blueberry pie for desert and it was fabulous. Would definitely recommend, some folks didnt really pay attention to the dress code, but they were not turned away. More...
Wonderful experience. View and ambiance were exceptional. Service was superb. Meals were great - especially the Maine Blueberry Pie!
The restaurant was very noisy and the piano player did not add to the ambiance just the overall noise. Our waitress was wonderful until we were finished eating and couldn’t find anyone for the check for about 8 minutes. Overall the food was good with a good amount. Dessert was chocolateynamd delicious. More...
This is just a wonderful place to enjoy a meal with friends or family. Despite the incredibly foggy day we had a great view of the harbor, lawn & fire-pit area. Service was very good, attentive. The menu is not long but there is likely something for everyone. Our party of four had caprese salads, rack of lamb, chicken Florentine, salmon and vegetable quinoa. All of these dishes were excellent. Fantastic & extensive wine list.Desserts were also very, very good. We enjoyed the chocolate torte immensely. The piano music was wonderful as he played an impressive catalog of classic tunes, primarily from musicals. We would definitely return. More...
Scallop appetizer was amazing! The scallops were cooked to perfection with a delicious balsamic glaze. The spinach salad was delectable. The chocolate mousse desert special was to die for. More...
This is a very nice place to eat, a little over priced but the food, service and view/ambience are all very good.
Very Classy. Chairs and tables quite comfortable, tables are spaced far enough apart so that you are experiencing a great dining experience. Menu has plenty to offer as well as the drinks. I would highly recommend the Reading Room. Million dollar views from anywhere. Best Restaurant in Bar Harbor. More...
Even though the view was hampered by fog rolling in the food and service made up for the lack of a stunning view. Party of five and we all loved appetizers, mains course and deserts. Food was presented beautifully, The baked lobster in the sherry cream was amazing!While expensive the combination of the ambiance, service and food made this a memorable visit and we will surely return again More...
Amy McFarland Bewley
Beautiful hotel, we were there for two nights in early August 2019 for a wedding, but had an amazing vacation. It was a stunning location and we can not wait to return.
I came into the Reading Room with 6 relatives to celebrate my brother-in-law and his wife on their first anniversary. We had a great experience! Horace provided excellent service and all the food was delicious. We would absolutely recommend the Reading Room to celebrate a special occasion! More...
Wonderful service. Great ambience. Fantastic food.
A nice dinner--not perfect, but nice. Setting was superb and service was good, though we lost the attention of our server as our meal drew to a close and the busiest part of the dinner rush began. Food for the most part was excellent-- especially the burrata caprese and the blueberry ginger soup. We had also indicated on our Open Table reservation that the occasion was my husband's birthday, but that was never acknowledged. All in all, though, we enjoyed ourselves. More...
Kind of antique fancy, but good food and very nice service
Beautiful hotel, awesome service! Phenomenal view!
Beautiful view, delicious food, prompt and attentive service! Well done.
Wonderful food! Wonderful service! Beautiful view.
Fabulous food! Who knew fried clams or cloverleaf rolls could be so amazing! Great service and fun atmosphere as well.
We had lunch on the Terrace. It was perfect and delicious.
Just was not as good as I remembered from a previous visit. Food quality and preparation was below average.
Loved this restaurant! I greatly appreciate the vegetarian entree option that is something besides salad or a veggie burger! My family members all wanted seafood and they were happy as well. All of the food was amazing and the service was great! More...
Must see upscale dining experience in Bar Harbor when it's time to leave the tourist spots, t-shirts, and straw hats at home. Fine dining with exceptional service -- water glass level never below 1 inch! Menu was traditional and beautifully prepared, however, would have appreciated a more contemporary approach with creative pairings. Lazy Lobster was equally as good at more moderate prices. Lemon ginger cheesecake divine and the view alone is worth the trip. A nice dinner for us to celebrate a 60th birthday. More...
Loved this restaurant! I greatly appreciate the vegetarian entree option that is something besides salad or a veggie burger! My family members all wanted seafood and they were happy as well. All of the food was amazing and the service was great! More...
Great table with ocean views. Very attentive and professional service. The food was very good and nicely presented.
Would have ranked as 5 stars across the board but the server we had was a little pushy as my wife and I wanted to take our time ordering appetizers, soup, salads, wine, and then dinner. Wasn't terrible just a little annoyed at that. Great view, food, and atmosphere! More...
7/26/19Lovely dinner with a gorgeous view. Our server Phelecia was a joy.
The food was amazing but the staff was the best staff I've encountered in years. Not to mention the breath taking views.
Food was great and location is great. The more casual bar area crowd was pretty loud. The noise carried into the fine dining area a little too much.
Excellent location, menu and service. Food quality was very good. I had petite filet with lobster tail. My husband had the special stuffed Atlantic sole which he said was excellent. Window seating enhanced the experience. Sit by the fire pit with a cocktail post dinner. It’s an excellent way to spend the evening. More...
Wonderful meal with a beautiful view of the harbor.
By far our best dining experience while in Bar Harbor. The view is lovely and the staff and service were highly professional. The food was delicious. Highly recommend. More...
The ambiance was wonderful. The wait staff did an outstanding job. Food was excellent as was the wine list. Would not hesitate to recommend We would certainly return when back in Bar Harbor
The setting is really lovely and the service was polished. The break basket had a real nice mix of breads. The other "freebies" were also a nice touch. We were less impressed with the steaks we got - they were really nothing special. However, the were done (medium-well) as we requested which doesn't always happen. Anyway, it was a nice place to get dressed up and go out to dinner but it was not the best food I had while in Maine (or even Bar Harbor). More...
We enjoyed our meals of local fish, duck, and veggies. Very pretty view over the water. Live piano music added to the evening. Food came at a good pace, service was not rushed. I believe they technically have a collared shirt dress code, but there were a handful of people wearing T-shirts. C’mon people! At least pack a golf shirt in your suitcase! More...
Beautiful setting and view. Delicious food. Impeccable service.
Very nice atmosphere. Good good and wine for a fair price.
Everything was perfect as usual
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Wonderful food and drinks with gorgeous views! Can’t wait to return!
We have been there in the past and always had an outstanding time. This night was no different except that it was my husband's birthday! He was delighted to spend the evening there and so was I. More...
Great food, outstanding service, wonderful views.
I was there around 5 years ago with my wife, now deceased. Meal and service most outstanding. This time I brought my family here and they were most pleased with everthing.
Beautiful room with a magnificent view out over the harbor. The food was very good and the service exceptional. Our waitress, Suzy, was very professional and efficient. All in all, a very nice experience. More...
This is an excellent spot to celebrate a special occasion. I recommend making a reservation at sunset!
Dinner was good but our service for a fine dining establishment wasn’t quite up to par.
The food was outstanding, the views breathtaking & the service impeccable.
Delicious food and a beautiful view! Highly recommend
Wonderful food, great ambiance, excellent service, lovely setting on the water.
Food was great and the view was beautiful. Service was very good. If we return to Bar Harbor we will certainly come back to the Reading Room.
Food was Delicious, Service was Great, and the Beer was Cold. Highly Recommended.
Anniversary dinner, and the food was outstanding. The setting is wonderful but the meal was Bette.
Beautiful location and ambience. Piano music was an extra special touch.
We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Reading Room along with a gorgeous view of Frenchman Bay. The service was excellent and the meal was well-paced.
I made a reservation to eat here for a special meal 2 weeks before coming. The staff were excellent in accommodating us and gave us an excellent view for sunset had it not gotten foggy once we sat down. We went to the bar upon arrival as our table was not quite ready. The bartender mixed up great drinks.Once we were seated we had excellent service from the waiter. I got the seafood chowder for an appetizer and the steak and lobster for my entree. The presentation was outstanding and I wish I had a picture of it, but they have a sign requesting no phone usage inside the restaurant which I must say was very nice to not about or look at for 2 hours. Everything had great flavor and was very fresh. We got the blueberry pie for desert and I absolutely loved it. The blueberry ice cream with it made it even better. It is a bit pricy, but the atmosphere and view compensate for it along with the service. More...
Great food! Perfect sunset view of harbor! So happy with experience!
Superb views and eats and drinks. That’s all that’s required!
The attention from Horace and Robert was tremendous. They went out of their way for us to ensure a special last minute dessert request (some of BHI's chocolate chip cookies from the front desk) capped off a wonderful night. They are an asset to BHI and will live in our memories long after we can recall the meal itself. Thank you. More...
Vacation with friends & a birthday celebration
A beautiful place in a scenic location, obviously the premier spot in Bar Harbor for a restaurant. Atmosphere was classy yet somewhat casual given the summer trade. The food was top notch and service superior. Parking was a bit confusing but we figured it out. The dinner was pricey but worth it given the location and ambiance. Well worth a visit for a special dinner. More...
Waiter was lovely They moved us to a beautiful table we soon as we sat down and another become available They sent us a dessert w a candleTo celebrate our anniversary The ambiance was upscale old fashioned class
Excellent food and service, beautiful views of Frenchman bay. We have always come here each time we visit bar harbor
Lazy Lobster for me, Angus fillet for him, everything was perfect. Service was amazing all the way around. Couldn't have made a better choice for our special night.
Con Patrick Sweeney
Always a great time! Enjoy the Reading Room’s menu especially. Terrific views!
The dining experience was exceptional! Five star service and our waitress Tanya was so attentive and professional! We are definitely going back later this week!
My favorite place in bar harbor by far
We did not stay at the inn but my wife and I had a great dinner in the Reading Room Restaurant. Wonderful views, great food, fair prices and a wonderful staff. Ohhh please, don't forget the blueberry pie, you won't be sorry More...
The view alone would be enough to overlook any flaws in the service, as it is truly lovely. However there were no flaws to overlook. The food was all spectacular, and the service was timed out appropriately so that you didn't feel rushed but weren't waiting an awkwardly long time between courses. The waitstaff was delightful to our children, aged 11 and 9 and treated them as though they were patrons, not burdens. (They know how to behave properly in a restaurant and are still sometimes treated as an afterthought.)We had a reservation, and were on time, so there was no issue getting a table. Would recommend to any one, just wonderful! More...
Best surf and turf! Excellent clam chowder. Breakfast frittata and omelette were heavenly.
Great restaurant. Wish hostess had been more accommodating with our seat. We were given a poor seat which was not acceptable given our early dining hour, other open options, and us making the reservation in advance and not yet being peak season. We were in peak last year and our hotel booked for us closer to the date and we had better seat. Maybe shaft OpenTable bookings More...
Somewhat mixed review. The ambiance and service at the Reading Room were really top notch but the quality of the food left much to be desired. While we still had a nice evening out, the experience was limited due to this. More...
We had a great dinner! Nice staff & great food. The view was beautiful as well!
Great views out at Bar Harbor while we ate! The food was very good but a bit on the pricey side. Lots of people and the noise level was noticeable.
We enjoyed this experience. It was for vacation and a Birthday. The food was amazing. I had a lobster. I also had a whiskey sampler, that was amazing as well. We will be back. The live piano played happy b-day for us. More...
it is an absolutely gorgeous place next to the ocean! I love watching the sun come up over the ocean at 4am, usually with a cruise ship just sitting there. the food and staff are incredible! plenty of shops nearby and plenty to see and do! we love it! and...they have the best blueberry pie! More...
Fantastic harbor and sunset panoramic views. Slightly pricey but the quality of food and service was outstanding. Lobster pie was loaded and excellent. Cioppino was slightly overcooked. Dessert was fantastic-lemon cheesecake or chocolate cake good choices. More...
Everyone else wishes they made chowder as good as the Reading Room's. I've never had any better and I doubt I ever will. My husband and I both had the salmon entree which was also excellent. The room is beautiful and the view outstanding. There was also a live piano player. The service was efficient but not rushed, although I wouldn't describe it as friendly. Overall, while it's on the expensive side, it was a wonderful experience. More...
Nice, clean ambiance. We were seated promptly. Our server was attentive and the food was good. Potion sizes were fairly large for fine dining. We were full after the main course but shared a dessert and could not finish it. The palate cleansers in between were amazing. More...
Excellent food and top notch service.
Very pleasant experience. Food was good. Wait staff was friendly and professional. First class all the way.
Great birthday spot with a great view!
Absolutely one of the most beautiful places we have ever been ❤️
Delicious food, superb service and a fabulous view of the sunset. A wonderful night out.
Over the top good. Best view in Bar Harbor. We had halibut and lobster pie. Both were to die for.
Great service and location. Enjoyed the ambiance of the live pianist. The appetizer scallops were delicious with a great sear. Salmon cooked perfectly. The steak was ordered medium but cooked well without any pink. The lobster was great flavor but a bit tough. Blueberry pie and special s'mores dessert were tasty. More...
This was classic "white tablecloth" dining. The food was excellent, the service was spot on, and the piano player topped off a lovely evening. In particular, in my search for the perfect bisque, this is a front runner. While the price was a little high, the experience was worth the price. More...
The service was great! The food was AmaZing! We had such a lovely dinner. We decided to have a drink afterwards at the bar & listen to live piano music. So classy & just wonderful!
The surroundings are a delight. Our particular table next the piano resulted in a sound level that made regular conversation difficult. The filet steak was ordered at "medium", but was overcooked. The lobster pie did not skip on the amount of lobster. Overall, still a delight. More...
Beautiful location! Very clean.
Wonderful views of the harbor. Piano player in the center of the dining room. Lamb chop dinner was very good as was the tuna special dinner. Both were served hot and perfectly cooked. We received an amuse bouche of smoked salmon with fresh cherry tomotoes and a cleansing blueberry sorbet in between courses. The dining room was full but service was attentive and timely. Would highly recommend. More...
A wonderful place to have dinner in Bar harbor. Lazy lobsters and lobster pies are signature dishes. My daughter ordered a cheese burger which was over cooked, but the restaurant promptly made another one. The lobster and wine list were excellent. The service was over the top. Our waiter has been w the restaurant for 10 years and knows the menu. The assistant manager, Jeana, was thoughtful and attentive. Even Colin, the pianist, did a terrific job. Highly recommended. More...
Celebrating my husband’s birthday. Was not disappointed. Everything was delicious and service was outstanding. The piano music in the background plus the views of the bay made it a wonderful evening.
We always dine at the Reading Room when we visit Bar Harbor. It always delights. Perfect views of the bay with an elegant, but comfortable ambiance. Loved the crabcake appetizer and my all time favorite, the lobster pie. Service was great, with friendly and engaging staff. More...
Excellent restaurant; can’t beat the view; get a tableBy the window; Joseph was a super server; fun and knowledgeable. The food was great though the crap cake appetizer might have been warmer. Will go again when back in the area. More...
As a bride here and guest absolutely amazing experience!Cannot wait to come back!
Sebrina was an awesome server. We had a party of 21 people. Food and service was amazing and the view over the harbor is spectacular.
Beautiful View over the Harbor & excellent food. Tonya was our server & she was very good, respecting our quiet time to celebrate our 40th Anniversary plus giving us some tips of the island. The lobster & the chocolate mousse were some of the very best my wife & I have ever had. We did have a great conversation with Joe, who welcomed us when we first arrived at the wonderful restaurant. We did speak with Joe on our way out of the restaurant, who was very helpful and gave us a fantastic history of this historic restaurant. Highly recommend this restaurant as we found it to be the very best on the island, which is saying a lot as there are many very good restaurants on the island! More...
Excellent meal. Worth every penny. The lobster and desert was delicious.
The best thing about the restaurant was the views and atmosphere. Lovely place to dine in the evening by the window overlooking the water. We didn’t rate the service that highly, seemed distracted and not bothered. Food was good, but not spectacular so all in all a nice dinner, made better by the view. More...
For that very special occasion it's the best! Above a average pricing for way better than average experience.
Wonderful harborside restaurant. Great for special occasions and a romantic dinner with special someone .
The service and the ambiance make the Reading Room special. The food is incredible as well. Worth every dollar when considering the time and energy that goes into each dish.
Went for Mother's day brunch. Excellent food, service, view of Bar Harbor/Frenchman' Bay and adult beverages. Great bartender.
Barbara Baron Gifford
As a town local I don't get the opportunity to stay at the Inn but will never pass up the chance to have dinner at the Reading Room. In my opinion it is without a doubt the best place to dine in Bar Harbor and surrounding towns. The service is first class and the food is so excellent I can hardly wait to return (year after year) Dinner tonight was most excellent and I'm already planning to return - soon!! Thanks Reading Room staff for an all around great evening and love the new decor and comfy chairs. More...
Great restraunt. Had Appetizer, entree and desert and great blue berry martini. Portions were perfect tops my 5 best places for fine dining.
The BEST lobster bisque in Bar Harbor. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a cosmo and tequila zing- the sechuan buttons were a first for us and definitely an experience. Ryan and Lee were very attentive and friendly. We will be back for that bisque! More...
Our meal at the Reading Room was exquisite, as was the service. We both had the Lazy Lobster and we were thrilled with the meal. The portion was significant (pricey...but it's lobster!) and the experience was only heightened by the heavenly backdrop of the blue water! We would highly recommend. More...
Terrific food and amazing staff. Stunning views of Bar Harbor
Beautiful hotel, amazing views and great location!
Great views from the rooms and porches.
Love Bar Harbor Inn. Everyone is so helpful there. The food is so good. We keep coming back and enjoy every minute of our stay.
i am still dreaming about the lobster stew! wait staff was so friendly and the food was delicious.
We were there in May 2018 we had a wonderful very good portioned meals leftovers never made it back to the table however we mentioned it and got 2 whole exact meals to go better service you could not ask for and the second meals were with there blessing
Mohsen Ben Cheikh
Variety of food and very nice view
Kaitlin Madeira Monreal
Got married here 08/18! Can’t rave enough about how perfect it was despite the rain they did a wonderful job ! Wish I stayed longer is my only regret ...
Wonderful hotel! The manager greeted us and was so personable and helpful. We felt very welcomed!
loved it here we will be back this coming fall this resort in right in the heart of all the best down town attractions
A very beautiful and tranquil place To just sit and take in the beautiful view of the Harbor. If you're there for breakfast the lobster omelet is to die for. The staff is pleasant friendly and always smiling More...
Great place, great food, make a reservation or wait for an hour.They had live Jazz piano music, it was nice.They have a bar/ lounge and an outdoor terrace restaurant also, great ocean view too.
great views, best burger I have had in bar harbor.
Love the food and staff!
Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food. My husband LOVED his Maine lobster.
Gorgeous views and excellent service. Food was decent not spectacular.
Great service great food. It’s not cheap but one of if not the nicest place to eat. Must go.
Went to this restaurant for a romantic evening dinner and were very impressed! Would reccomend making a reservation due to how busy it is. We ordered the filet mignon and couldnt get enough. Food and service were always on point and couldnt have asked for a better meal. More...
Excellent for brunch with a beautiful view
Theresa Davis Strawser
Beautiful room. Great staff.
Marge and I have stayed here before! Personnel are all amazing and qualified. The food is exceptional! The view is amazing! You have to stay here when you are in Bar Harbor. More...
Great rooms delicious food nice staff
I recommend this place to anyone and everyone. Clean immaculate rooms. The bathrooms are huge and wonderful. The ocean facing balcony in our room is awesome. I cannot think of a single negative. More...
Yes everything at Bar Harbor is beautiful, and the Inn is wonderful, I could live there and be VERY happy
Karen Close- Stodolski
Great view of the harbor ,beautiful patio and hotel. Food was awesome!! Staff also very friendly and Jimbo liked it too!
Beautiful views! The Lobster Bake is a good deal...clam chowder, steamed mussels/clams, whole lobster and blueberry pie for $39.
good experience. food was fast. kind of had to eat fast due to the weather being a bit windy but waitress was attentive. food was good.
Portions a bit small, otherwise everything great. Reservations ahead a definite.
M J Scarpelli
Perfect location in Bar Harbor. Lovely upscale restaurant with a great menu. Ordered a bottle of wine. Waitress should have done a short pour and come back to refill as needed. The pour was too full! Also the cost of the phone rib was $380!!! Obviously a mistake, but our waitress did not catch it before handing the bill to us. Some tweaks needed More...
Excellent service, great view, fantastic food
You do not have enough stars. Wonderful evening.
Fine dining at it's best. Excellent presentation of food. Everything we tried here tasted good, from the lobster to steak to chicken. The staff is friendly and polite. If you want to make the best out of this place, go during the day or just before sunset to enjoy spectacular views. Best if you can get a table by the window, however you get good views from literally anywhere inside the restaurant. More...
Great food, wonderful service, and incredible view.
Pretty great for a special occasion !
Great service, food, atmosphere and view!
Great Inn right on the harbor. Convenient to Acadia Park. Splurge on the ocean view, it’s worth it.
We had an AMAZING weekend getaway at the Bar-Harbor Inn...My husband and I celebrated our 5yr anniversary and chose to stay in the ocean front lodge..The room was beautiful and the views were spectacular!! The staff is very friendly and helpful..Thank you for a great stay! More...
Great views from the terrace. Good lunch menu, reasonably priced.
Great lunch shoreside! Service and food were great!
Ericka Richardson Hayward
The food was great and the Bartender Dave was phenomenal!
Sandra Hunter Austin
Love the Bar Harbor Inn Terrace! Great place for my Birthday lunch!
Julie Cole Budd
We love this special Inn. We have been coming here for many years. Thank you for the very nice Stonewall kitchen gift set! How nice. We love the view. You have to book way ahead to get the room you want! More...
Great location, great restaurant!
Very nice place to visit. This visit had amazing weather. Food was good Stewman Downtown restaurant. People were very friendly.
Fabulous rooms, wonderful service & great location
Susan Swan Lawton
Very classy place! Good service & good food! We loved it!
Decent place for dinner. Great views of the Bay, especially if it's nice. Service was fast and friendly. Food was good, but not outstanding, which is reasonable given the good prices. A great place for a reasonably priced dinner with a great view. More...
Really nice outdoor patio, great food, and good service.
Great eats at the lounge. Great service and can’t beat the view
Amazing food and atmosphere. Best dinner we had in Bar Harbor.
Delicious food, wonderful service, and a beautiful view. The blueberry pie is a must try. Best meal I've had in a while!
The food and ambiance was great! Tiny bit on the pricey side bit won't regret it!
Great food. Steak was cooked perfect. Great views of the harbor. Filled quickly around 6pm on a Monday night in the summer, so I recommend reservations. They are on Open Table.
Very nice restaurant with excellent food and great service.
If you want top of the line food in bar habor, there are other places to eat at. That being said, the views, ambiance, and staff made this restaurant a wonderful place to attend.
Awesome Sunday brunch!
The food and service were absolutely amazing. My wife I went for dinner the first night of our honeymoon and they were more than happy to move our table next to the window and gave us dessert on the house. The piano player made the dinner atmosphere romantic and fantastic. I could not have asked for a better experience. More...
Wonderful experience, service was spot on. Classic dishes which some may consider passe but classic dishes are classic for a reason and I'm glad they do things they way they do here.
It an amazing place to go. Such a beautiful place and so much to there. The whale watching was amazing. I highly recommend it.
Fantastic spot for our family. Clean rooms, great pool, complimentary breakfast and right in downtown Bar Harbor.
Alicia Marie Sastre
Virginia Finley Gallagher
Such a beautiful location! I only stayed one night, but will definitely return for a longer stay next time.
Great going back on Wednesday for the lobster special.
Mary Jordan Martel
EverythIng from the seating, view, hospitality, food and atmosphere was superb!!
Fancy, great view, great service, great food
Absolutely fantastic service- there was not an empty glass or a dirty plate on the table the entire night. Food was delicious and reasonably priced, and the view was spectacular.
I really enjoyed the outdoor meal are. Eating with the harbor in view is amazing.
The Maine Lobster Stew was one of the best things I've ever eaten. Service was great, and they accommodated my well behaved dog and brought him water. Beautiful view of ships coming in for the night, and then the fog rolling in. More...
Loved the crab and lobster rolls. Fantastic service!
Always a great memory!
Food is nicely prepared in a beautiful, romantic setting. Many of the ingredients used are from Maine locally, with a few tasting items between meal courses. Though its expensive, food still tastes exquisite and is convienient for a nearby hotel. More...
Great service, classy setting with views of the water, good variety of menu options. Delicious food.
Great place, nice views, great food, waiter needed more tableside manors.
Fantastic! Perfectly prepared, delicious, beautiful presentation!
Outstanding service and attention to detail. We had a very large group and the service was outstanding. The food was delicious. Thank you to all that helped make our stay with you such a memorable experience. More...
Actually ate at the Terrace Grille on the patio. Great food and service. Can't beat the view!
We celebrated my wife's birthdayView was breath-taking, food was outstanding. Our server, Sabrina was excellent. Food was perfect and overall meal was first rate
I got a ocean view room in Feb for 100 bucks. It was a good time! The sunrise was extremely pretty! Cold also at least on the porch.
Fine dining in a historical location with beautiful water views of Bar Harbor. The food did not disappoint, both in presentation and preparation. The scallops, lobster and vegetables were all cooked perfectly and the desserts were very very good. The chocolate torte dessert was my favorite! Also, our server, Shayna, was wonderful! She was very professional and friendly and even offered some suggestions on things to see and do during the next part of our trip. When you make a reservation (do it as early as possible), ask for a table near the windows and they try their best to accommodate those requests. However, most tables have wonderful views. Highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Bar Harbor. More...
We planned a beautiful outdoor wedding in Acadia National Park lady week, but Mother Nature had different plans. Within 24 hours of making a call to them, the staff at the Bar Harbor Inn opened their doors and welcomed us in. Our wedding was even more spectacular because of them! More...
Just had our wedding there yesterday. everything was perfect; from the weather to the scenery to the excellent staff and delicious food. We highly recommend the Bar Harbor Inn for a destination wedding. You will be well taken care of. More...
Experience the yellow umbrella ambiance- a beautiful area to have dinner, apps and drinks while watching a sun set down along the harbor
Great food and setting on Frenchman Bay
Great! From the hostess to the waitress (Becca) and the wait staff that cleared the tables... all were friendly and extremely efficient! We had the lobster bake, lobster bisque, and spinach pecan crunch salad. Everything was fresh and tasty! More...
Perfect wedding venue!
Perfect afternoon at the Terrace Grille, in every way. From the view to the food to the friendly service, we thoroughly enjoyed it. So happy we found it.
This is a great spot to relax a while and take in the views of the harbour. You can watch the boats go in and out while you enjoy your food and drinks. If your looking for a restaurant downtown with a view this would be my top choice. Their reading room restaurant sets above the Terrance grill. More...
Fine dining, incredible views of the harbor, and excellent service.
Une magnifique vue accompagnée dans excellent repas!
Adele Ross Herman
Magnificent The views the restaurant the terrace this is truly a first class spot
Great food. Great staff. Awesome views. Ate at sunset and view amazing. Enjoyed lobster and lemon cheesecake for dessert.
Beautiful. Little dated. Great staff. Overall is was great.
The food was very good.
Great view, and a wide variety of choices to choose from for lunch. The waitress was very polite. We were nervous when we only saw 3 cooks in the outside kitchen, but then realized they prepare food inside as well.
Jean Elise Aungst
Beautiful view and great food.
Food was very good. Server was exceptional. Fast, knowledgeable & courteous.
We enjoyed everything about this dining experience! The service was attentive, the presentation and taste of the food were outstanding, and the atmosphere was fantastic, with a beautiful view of the ocean. All-sound exceptional experience, and we will return on our next visit to Bar Harbor. More...
Great great food and staff
Best meal in Bar Harbor! LIVE PIANO, best restaurant views on the island, incredibly nice staff, and great food! This is a can’t miss spot!
Excellent service and quality, great setting as well
We stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn for our honeymoon. We had light dinner/drinks in the lounge twice during the week. We also made reservations for a dinner in the Reading Room, and had breakfast there one morning as well. Everything was absolutely top-notch! The atmosphere, food, presentation, and staff are just excellent! For dinner, the Reading Room is pricey, but everything is absolutely delicious and very gourmet. Since we were staying at the inn for a week, the desk staff presented us with coupons for one breakfast and one dinner, which was a great incentive! The live piano music was a nice touch! We had the chance to talk with the pianist and when he found out we were on our honeymoon, he asked what our wedding song was so that he could play it for us! If you want a great meal or if you're celebrating something, definitely go for dinner at the Reading Room or stop by the lounge for some wine and seafood chowder in a bread bowl. You won't be disappointed :-) More...
I'm baffled by the bad reviews. We are staying at the inn which houses the Reading Room and decided to make life easy last night. We started in the bar with two very friendly bartenders who were willing to offer suggestions on things to do. The actual restaurant was amazing. First, ask for Horace to be your server. He was amazing. All of our food was well cooked and hot when it came to us. Desert was also very good. I can't speak for how this place may have been in the past, but last night , 13 June 2017, it was exceptional. More...
Sat out on the patio and had a great view of the harbour. Good service.
High marks to all. Great service and food. Well related from 3 night stay. Views and weather was outstanding. We enjoyed our honeymoon here 27 years ago. We continue to come up annually for a wonderful and well deserved time. The new outside patio looks awesome. I hear New Spa and hotel improvements coming next year. Looking forward to next year. More...
Everything was great except the TV signal. The nice HDTV has a crappy analog feed signal. It was so bad it was hard watching the Red Sox game.
We were there for a week in July, 2017. Views/grounds breathtaking. Food/bar excellent. Book the harbor cruise & bring along wine & cheese. Book kayaks in advance; they sell out quickly. We enjoyed the yoga classes! The pool/hot tub is convenient. Spa is ok but I prefer other things to do here. The town is conveniently within walking distance. We walked the toe path every day. Book a bus tour thru Acadia then plan 2-3 hikes. Be sure to pick blueberries & have a popover w/tea in Acadia. This is now my favorite vacation spot. Piano players in dining, Reading Room; don't forget to tip! More...
When I miss Home, I spend a few days @ Harbor Inn and I feel like I am Home Great service, food and always smiling happy staff
We were so pleased that we chose Bar Harbour Inn - high quality accommodation, superb staff and services, a picturesque setting. Top marks from me!
We come every year and love it!! The packages they offer are the best!!
Alway a great stay! Only place I would stay in Bar Harbor!!
Fine dinning at its best recommend to all. I definitely recommend.
The ocean view with balcony facing east is spectacular for watching morning sunrise. Amazingly beautiful property.
Best place to stay in Bar Harbor. Wonderful service and rooms are always clean and updated with quality items and decor. The Inn food is always excellent and presented well. Breakfast is a great mixture as you can grab what you want and head out for an early morning hike. Been coming to Maine and Bar Harbor for over 30 years and the inn and people are like visiting a true friend. More...
We stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn for our Honeymoon what a beautiful place to stay and the view well just stunning.
Restaurant and Hotel not to be beat!!! The food was amazing and everyone we dealt with was friendly, and helpful! The spa was incredibly clean and wow did the people there do an incredible job! The view. There are no words for it. Maybe spectacular but truly that even doesn't do it justice. The same goes for all of my photos... they do no justice to the absolute breathtaking colors, relaxing atmosphere and special place that The Bar Harbor Inn truly is. Go there. NOW More...
Mary Ellen O'Carroll
Best porch view over the Harbor.... great place to watch the sunset
Dave de Nagy
Outstanding Inn in Bar Harbor, Maine. Acadia and all of Mt. Desert Island in the backyard. Enjoy the company of guests visiting Maine, the Staff and tasty food. Leave your cell phone and IPad home, the view and sea air will more than compensate. More...
Fantastic meal and service. If I could give more stars I would.
A beautiful place to stay. The view & landscaping is wonderful and the food is 5 star. Highly recommend it.
Karen Freeman Mackenzie
It is absolutely gorgeous here! We haven't been here for years. Our view is amazing. We are having dinner here tonight! I can't wait! We can't wait to come back next year!! More...
Beautiful view and the food was incredible, the service was lacking a bit but overall it was a wonderful experience.
Awesome place to enjoy great dishes with amazing views - just breathtaking
Shawn D. Newell
Jessica, our wedding planner, perfect. Food, staff, hotel and grounds, amazing. Five stars hands down and not a single complaint from us or our guests.
Amy Scarlett Rosvally
The staff were friendly, the food was delicious, and we had an amazing time. We were married here back a few years and loved the experience then too. Coming back now and having a meal in the Reading Room really reminded us how special the Bar Harbor Inn is. More...
One of the most spectacular and elegant places you will ever stay, the location could not have been any better Grand rooms. This place was impeccable. And very clean ,spotless. Every maroon could pass a white glove test. Every day you were getting the Royal Treatment I truly cannot wait to come back to this beautiful place More...
Nancy Haugen Cowen
Booked 4 rooms here for myself and friends. Garden/pool view/double queens in the Inn. As a travel agent, I book this grand dame of Bar Harbor with confidence. Never a complaint about staff/rooms/service/food. Location is the best. Trust me on this. I've returned 9 times over the years. Thanks for another wonderful visit. More...
Our first time staying here after visiting for the last 20+ years. Very pleased with everything!
Marie Leavy Kay
A favorite spot for us when visiting Bar Harbor. Love watching all the boats in the harbor and always a great lobster stop-off!
Quaint and quite!!..loved it. ..had an awesome time.
Perfect location for my daughter's wedding. The staff went out of their way to make her feel special. They did a fabulous job. Food was great and location breath taking More...
The Bar Harbor Inn is an incredible place to stay. My Boyfriend Tony brought me to Bar Harbor for My Birthday and we stayed from July 1 to July 7, 2017 and we couldn't be happier. Our ocean view was breathtaking, the room was beautiful and very clean, the grounds we very well manicured, the food at The Terrace Grille was amazing, the fireworks were incredible and the staff were warm, friendly, so nice and outstanding. One gentleman in particular was Walter. He was an older man with an Amazing Smile. When we first arrived at the Inn Walter greeted us with a warm smile and a "Good Afternoon, Have A Good Day." Every time we would leave the hotel Walter was always outside working and would always engage in a small conversation with Us. The room and the view was gorgeous but I think that it was The staff that made Our stay that much more amazing. Walter and all the staff are a testament to GREAT Hospitality. We would recommend Everyone to stay here when you visit Bar Harbor. More...
Wonderful staff! So professional and attentive! Absolutely beautiful surroundings.
The view is spectacular! Service was great and food was delicious!
Keith W. Stillwagon
The food is always top notch. The drinks are great. The service is fast. And the setting is excellent!
Fabulous venue! Breath-taking views, brilliant sunrises and sets, everything you could want in a luxurious resort. Don't miss: the plush BHI bathrobes in your closet!
We were here 10 years ago for our honeymoon and came for our 10th anniversary this year. Both times were exceptional and this place is very special to us.
Great dinner. Awesome waitress Suzy. Perfect view.
Well we stayed at the Atlantic in BarHarbor Maine . Love it This is our first time staying here we been here since Wednesday.. I like tis one better because where near everything. I take my scooter. This makes it better for me to be close to all the shops and restaurants. More...
Beautiful place! Having breakfast by the water my favorite part of the hotel...�
Wow! What a view and what an amazing experience. We were seated at a table overlooking the harbor and were hungry for lunch. We ordered the lobster special and split it along with a cup of lobster bisque. The soups came out first and were …MoreWow! What a view and what an amazing experience. We were seated at a table overlooking the harbor and were hungry for lunch. We ordered the lobster special and split it along with a cup of lobster bisque. The soups came out first and were very good. The lobster bisque was creamy and had few, but good lobster pieces. The clam chowder was loaded and had a nice ratio of clams to potatoes. Up next was a delicious blueberry corn muffin (the waitress was super awesome and brought us an extra muffin). Following the muffins came out an ample amount of clams and muscles with butter and clam juice for dipping! The main course came next, the lobster. It was served in a pre cracked shell, making the work you needed to do much easier. It was well cooked and came out easily. Lastly, we had our dessert. It was a blueberry pie served with a sliced strawberry and a dollop of cream. The pie had a buttery crust and disappeared quickly. This is an excellent choice and we hope to come back here again! More...
The view is beautiful, the food is absolutely delicious, & the service is very attentive. The lobster dinner is a yearly tradition.
Amazing views if you're seated by the water. We showed up early to our reservation and were able to get in and sat with a water view. I had the filet and lobster tail which was cooked to perfection. My wife had the lobster pie which she absolutely loved. After telling the server it was her birthday that had someone play happy bday to her on the grand piano. It is a must if you're looking for fine dining in bar harbor. Our only complaint was the server. She was very courteous but not as attentive as we would have liked (refills and checking in). I read many reviews and was surprised at the different criticisms of this venue, especially after our great meal. That being said, you won't be disappointed with this dinner choice. More...
Excellent location atop a hill overlooking the harbor. Stunning views of the Porcupine islands from Adirondack chairs on a well manicured lawn. Good restaurant and must have blueberry Mojito. Quaint, charming and historic Inn which offers great service and cozy accommodations. More...
Great place and good food.
We had a wonderful stay there several years back. Agree that it's lovely and the location is perfect.
We came to the Bar Harbor Inn to have dinner and celebrate our anniversary and Mothers Day. We were not disappointed! Our server was terrific, the ambience wonderful, and the meal was fantastic! We will definitely return!!!
We have been repeat guests to the Bar Harbor Inn for several years now. We stay in the Oceanfront Lodge. We always thoroughly enjoy our stay. This year, we were pleasantly surprised with the upgrades to the room and balcony. The balcony rungs were replaced with glass for a more unobstructed view, new outside seating and table, inside new carpeting and drapes, and new lamps with USB PORTS, and extra charging stations behind the TV. I also noticed a new hook outside of the bathroom area. Kudos! You seemed to know exactly what would make our stay that much more enjoyable.... and the "welcome back" bag with water bottles and goodies was a nice touch. Impressive. The only thing that would make our stay even better would be improved internet service to share our experiences with family and friends. Otherwise, spot on! We will see you in November! More...
Brenda Bowen McCarthy
We just returned from our first stay at this hotel. We loved everything about it. The staff go out of their way to make sure you are having a great experience. Beautiful clean rooms with comfortable beds, and an amazing view. We had dinner in The Reading Room and our meals were fantastic. We had a wonderful waitress, Shayna, who was very attentive and personable. We can't wait to go back again! More...
Absolutely breathtaking. The food is amazing and the view is even better. Great staff!!!
Very accommodating staffs. The place was clean and so good.
The best of all ever, keep it up the good work guys.
Absolutely the best place to stay in Bar Harbor - our room was 60 yards from the water and the town pier. And, the Reading Room Restaurant is simply superb.
We stayed one night in a second floor, ocean view room, excellent view, fantastic room, will definitely stay there again!
We stayed there this past August and loved it! Looking forward to going back.
My husband and I absolutely love Bar Harbor. We only stay at the Bar Harbor Inn. It is so relaxing to sit and listen to to water. The staff at the Inn are wonderful and have always treated us so well. I highly recommend Bar Harbor More...
Darcel Swekel Demyanovich
Definitely will stay here again ! Beautiful spot. The Acadia National Park is a must see!
Wonderful property. Beautiful views. Amazing history. A big THANK YOU to the excellent staff, who made us feel like Queens.
Kasia Hardin Hasch
We had a two floor suite with Harbor view. Absolutely fantastic. Two full bathrooms, one on each floor. Living room on first with sleeper sofa. Upstairs loft with king bed and patio overlooking the bay. Gorgeous view. Comfortable room. Great personnel at hotel. Delicious meals at The Terrace and Reading Room. Only place we ever stay. More...
3rd time staying here and it is my favorite place! Love the location, restaurant and staff!
Marie Ligi Demyan
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon 2 weeks ago. It is in a perfect location and absolutely beautiful. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. On our 1st night there we went into town for dinner and were greatly disappointed. We went to the front desk and spoke with Laura who gave us a map and numerous recommendations for places to eat and she was right on all of them. The view from the Reading Room was so pretty and the food was great. Definitely have the lobster eggs benedict, the clam chowder and the lobster bake. My husband loved the cinnamon roll french toast. I can't wait to go back for future anniversaries. It was perfect for our honeymoon. Oh and make sure you're in the lobby area around 2:30 for the homemade cookies everyday. Sooo good! More...
Beautiful property, with stunning views of Bar Harbour. Staff were friendly and gracious. Food was delicious.
This was our first time to Bar Harbor. I must say our choice to stay at the Bar Harbor Inn was the BEST choice we made....Everything was beyond our expectations. Thanks! More...
Just a wonderful place. Love walking along the ocean path from one end of town to the other, the scenery is breath taken and you can take so many beautiful pictures. I want to be able to go back again soon while my old legs can still move. You will never see such beauty and the feeling of tranquility as Bar Harbor gives you. More...
Rose Dunham Washak
We just got home from our most recent visit to Bar Harbor. We have stayed in the Main Inn in the past however this year we stayed in the Oceanfront Lodge and couldn't have been happier. I was a little nervous when we found our room was located above the breakfast dining area however I didn't need to worry at all; noise was not a problem. The staff was friendly and helpful. They are located right downtown - I can park my car after a day of hiking in Acadia and then walk all over town to dine and shop. We stay here every time we visit Bar Harbor and it's fantastic! More...
My husband and I were married here last year. Honestly, the entire place could not have done a better job. I planned the entire wedding from afar, and they worked with me so well. The location is beautiful and the facilities are so nice and centrally located. We can't wait to come back for our second anniversary :) More...
The view was great the staff was very courteous rooms were clean all was good with stay there again
Exquisite hotel!! Loved everything! The service,food,rooms, location, the most amazing view and the kindest people! Shayna served us at happy hour each night on the porch & Erica on the patio at lunch! Don't miss out on this place! It's fabulous!!! More...
Our favorite place! We always stay here. Right in a great location and the good is delicious!
The grounds and hotel were understated elegance , the rooms were impeccable, in cleanliness and decor , but what truly blew me away, was how sincerely helpful, kind, and engaged ALL the staff were !! Thank you Bar Harbor Inn, for going above and beyond to ensure my daughters wedding and reception were perfect in every way! Your attention to every detail, and the outstanding effort by all of you has given us beautiful memories❤️ More...