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The Looking Glass Restaurant

20 Highbrook Rd, Corner of Highbrook & Cleftstone, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
+1 207-288-5663
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, American, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
20 Highbrook Rd, Corner of Highbrook & Cleftstone, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting building with fabulous views of Bar Harbor. The food is a little pricey but everything was excellent. Steak cooked to order and the jalepeno cornbread was incredible. Nice choice of local craft beer and wine. We would definitely go back, especially if staying...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to this location after arriving at our hotel after a long drive by car (came from the White Mountains). We had a nice table near the window and relaxed whilst looking at the sea. They forgot to bring my starter (it did appear...More

Thank Nicolas W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for lunch to find they don't serve lunch, which was slightly disappointing. The view was great from the restaurant's outside

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set atop a hill with windows all around. Stark ambience. Bare tables, floor and walls. This was a AAA bus tour. Service was great. Food was even greater. The filet mignon was REAL filet mignon. Good presentation and the beginning of a good evening. Highly...More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to try this place as my room was literally 20 yards from the patio ... but would recommend to anyone even if not staying at the Wonder View Inn. We had breakfast on the patio with a great view to Frenchman’s Bay. The morning...More

Thank MeanJoeG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely Restaurant is located on the Bluenose Hotel property. The building is round and has windows most of the way around for great views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands (fog permitting). We sat outside and saw the full blood moon rise --...More

Thank Sunapee17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Bluenose Inn just down a path from the Looking Glass and decided to walk up the trail to breakfast. We were not disappointed as we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had a lovely view of the harbor and watched the tour...More

Thank BKauff81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I recently ate at the Looking Glass Restaurant as we wanted a nice restaurant with water views that was outside of Bar Harbor downtown. We settled on this place and were very pleased. Even with a great deal of fog in the...More

Thank Jess N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Depending on the tide, you may see a bird's eye view of sand bar you can walk to nearby island. All of the food was excellent. Appetizers were wonderful. Fair wait service.

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meals were good but the service seemed a bit over the top...trying to be too fancy. We didn't have a reservation and were able to be seated but not at the tables by the window. Probably wouldn't go back simply because of the price.

Thank nancymU5454ZY
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$42
Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Highbrook Rd, Corner of Highbrook & Cleftstone, 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
  • E-mail
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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