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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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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (51 reviews)
“popovers” (101 reviews)
“lobster stew” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
15 Peabody Drive, Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME 04662
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are first time visitors to MDI and Asticou Inn was recommended by a friend for dinner. We started with the popovers and they were perfect and served with four different jams. Next we had the spinach and artichoke dip, which was wonderful. I ordered...More

Thank Donna S
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! We really appreciate your business, as well as you taking a moment to express your thoughts about the experience! We hope to have back soon! We do provide recipes. If...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wanted to take my son and his wife here for dinner because it is such a lovely place with great views and the best popovers. My son had steak and said it was good but his mashed potatoes had uncooked chunks in them. His...More

1  Thank Lindavisitingbiloxi
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate your candid review and I am sorry that your experience was not excellent. We strive to offer high quality food with high quality service, but it sounds like in this case, we failed you. While I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for lunch. Bowl of chowder and 2 popovers is my standby. Has a great view and the staff is greatMore

Thank Les H
Will M, Owner at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Les, We appreciate your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your meal. The chowder is a classic. So glad you still enjoy it! Thanks for the shout out to the staff. It makes all the difference for them to know their...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I hadn't been here for years but stopped in for lunch recently. After a short wait we were seated outside. Our servers were very attentive. In particular, Leonardo was exceptional. I had the spinach and sun-dried tomato quiche, which was very tasty...More

Thank Ken_Blanchard
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback and for taking the time to leave a review. Honest guest feedback is an incredibly important part of maintaining our quality and consistency. We are always trying to improve and we are grateful that you were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for son’s birthday dinner after a very full day of sightseeing. We did not stay overnight. The Inn is beautiful and full of history. Son loved his bistro steak. I had lobster risotto which was ok. Popovers were excellent! Wait staff were very pleasant....More

Thank Ruth B
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your feedback as we are always working to improve our operations. I am so glad that you enjoyed your meal and that we were able to help celebrate your son's birthday! I know...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had learned that the Jordan Pond House corporation had merged to run Asticou so stopped in. Popovers were fabulous, just like Jordan Pond House. More toppings available, still traditional strawberry jam but also blueberry and other “premium” choices. We opted for strawberry and blueberry. Loved...More

Thank Arkansas_Family
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! We take pride in our service and culinary traditions, and it is always so helpful to see that come...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Inn for four days & three nights. Each morning we enjoyed the complimentary breakfast buffet. The staff were friendly & professional and the buffet was different each morning. The dining room had options for sitting inside and out. The space was...More

Thank travel4thefood
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking a moment to leave us this review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Guest feedback is so important when it comes to maintaining our standards and perspective; I really appreciate your input!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must have gotten there at the wrong time between lunch and dinner. Waited a considerable time for service and food that was only OK. I was not impressed with either. Views were very good and staff was friendly, just slow.More

Thank Scott M
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to leave us your thoughts! Honest guest feedback is so important to our mission of maintaining high standards and excellent customer service. I am very sorry that you had this experience. It is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant here is run by the same people who run Jordan's in Acadia National Park. It has the same popovers with a soup or chowder and those are delicious. There are many offerings also, and they all look excellent. We sat out on a...More

Thank 2tired2drive
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Guest feedback is so important when it comes to holding ourselves to our own high standards and staying competitive in a busy market! Thanks again for you taking a moment...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice during our vacation this week, thoroughly enjoying our lunch one day (delicious salads & small-but-tasty crab cakes) and happy hour the next. The blueberry mojitos were fabulous, as were the popovers (rivaling Jordan Pondhouse’s)! We had fantastic service both days and a view...More

Thank lovelifegirl
Will M, General Manager at Asticou Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We really appreciate any guest feedback and I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself. I am glad you enjoyed the blueberry mojitos and the popovers! We are working hard to...More

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annieg2582
21 September 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Meals
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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