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Asticou Restaurant

15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
+1 207-276-3344
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (52 reviews)
“popovers” (108 reviews)
“lobster stew” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a local friend who insisted that we try Asticou as we finished our tour of the Acadia National Park. It is easy to miss, so be sure to put the address into your GPS or WAZE. The location is spectacular, the food is...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The grand dame of hotels offers the most amazing views for lunch from the deck. You overlook picturesque Northeast Harbor. If you remember the Jordan Pond House before the NPS changed the leasehold, you will recognize this Asticou menu. The food is wonderfully prepared, very...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I thought the menu for dinner is very limited. Lobster was very good. Breakfast buffet, food was cold.

Thank RCornejo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited with my family because I heard that the previous owners of Jordan Pond now had this restaurant. I visited with my family. We called ahead with 9 people, 4 of which were children. We could not have felt more uncomfortable. It took forever...More

Thank Rachel O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Based on research from Trip Advisor, my wife and I tried the Asticou Restaurant for dinner during our visit to Bar Harbor. The people running this restaurant used to run the Jordon Pond Restaurant in Acadia National Park up until five years ago. We always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a popover. Served warm with butter and strawberry jam. Perfect. Nice setting on the deck overlooking the harbor.

Thank 57russellb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love historic hotels. We somehow have expectations of good fine tasty dining in these places. While you inspired me as a cook you disappointed in your execution. One of our party had the ribeye.It was very dry. He had ordered medium rare. One had...More

Thank kgass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us hiked three miles to get here and even at 2pm the outside seating was nearly full. We didn’t have a reservation but got a perfect table overlooking the harbor with spectacular views. The server was a little too busy but came to...More

Thank JH928S4
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We appreciate your time and your feedback! I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed you experience with us, and hope to have you back again very soon! Best Regards, Will Matteson General...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our party had heard about the popovers being a specialty of this restaurant, so we made an effort to eat lunch here on our first day in the area. The Inn is lovely, with a nice harbor view and the hostess was very pleasant and...More

Thank 67JW67
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, I am sorry to hear that you had this experience. We strive to offer exemplary service at all times, and it sounds like, in this case, we failed you. We take seriously all complaints regarding our service, and try to learn from them...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely Saturday afternoon lunch at the Asticou Restaurant. The popovers are light and airy and every bit as delicious as Jordan Pond House's (we had both). We were seated right on the rail on the deck, so our view was amazing. The...More

Thank cbhicks
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! Candid guest feedback is really important to our ability to maintain standards and improve our quality. We appreciate you taking the time, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us....More

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Questions & Answers
21 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Will M | Property representative |
Anne, Thank you for your inquiry into dining options at the Asticou. We would very much like to work with you. August 12th and the 13th are a Friday and Saturday during the 2016 season. We are currently booked on the 13th... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Mount Desert  >  Northeast Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-276-3344
  • E-mail
The Acadia Corporation, the former operators of the Jordan Pond House and stewards of its traditions, is excited to be managing the Asticou Inn & Restaurant. The Asticou and the Jordan Pond House have a shared history originating in the 19th century of offering respite in the midst of the glacial beauty of Mount Desert Island.
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