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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 good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster” (42 reviews)
“surf and turf” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 Highbrook Rd, Corner of Highbrook & Cleftstone, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very good meal here at a reasonable price. Late in the season not very crowded.( Although they did serve a bus tour before we were seated.) Much more than steamed lobster and fries the chefshowed a deft hand withthe local fare.

Thank nickI632
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet, lovely, very relaxed atmosphere, great view of Frenchman Bay. Dinner starts at 5:30 we went then so it would still be light enough to enjoy the view. We both ordered Lazy lobster, baked potatoes, and the veggie of the day roasted cauliflower. Good wine...More

Thank bmays26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate in the Looking Glass during our stay at the Blue Nose Inn. We enjoyed our meal but it was nothing special. Service was good and friendly even though the restaurant was full.

Thank Jacaranda88
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We had s hard time finding this place due to work being done on the roads, but a phone call to the Wonder View Inn helped us find our way. It was certainly worth the effort!! Our meals were fantastic, and our waiter, Steve was...More

Thank dbernardin
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is near the Bluenose Inn. Our group of more than 50 enjoyed two dinners and two breakfasts there during our stay. The lobster dinner was delicious, and we were able to watch a beautiful sunset. Our second dinner (selected from a limited menu)...More

Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We were staying at the Hampton Inn nearby and decided to walk over to The Looking Glass restaurant. We sat outside, even though it was cooling off. The view is great, and we felt that sitting outside made for a relaxing time. We had great...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Road construction on Eden Street made this hard to find in the dark at night. We did not get the benefit of the circular view at night either. The service was lovely, as food the food: the salmon was just ok - although my husband...More

Thank J R
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Fantastic views, and mostly very good waitstaff. Do not order anything without a price unless you check first, or you may be in for a very sour-tasting surprise! We decided on a meal of small plates, having seen some interesting ones on the website. Hearty...More

Thank annedan439
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The Looking Glass restaurant is about three fourths glass in this octogen restaurant on the hill. There is a wonderful view from just about anywhere in the room. The lobster was excellent and the service was ok. It is clean with great food.

Thank A1657PMjamesf
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This was a restaurant within the Bluenose property - had a great view - almost 180 degrees- very nice food - my vegetarian wife enjoyed the vegan scallops and I loved the lazy lobster dish - good value for money - would go back anytime

Thank Alok S
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$42
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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