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The Looking Glass Restaurant

) #49 of 79 Restaurants in Bar Harbor $$$$ Seafood, American,
20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
+1 207-288-5663
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (20 reviews)
“omelet” (10 reviews)
“oatmeal” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 10:30All hours
Seafood, American, Gastropub, Italian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I had dinner here twice, because the service, view and food was phenomenal! Their lobster bisque is the best lobster bisque we had ever had! A must try! Our first night we weren't that hungry, so we each ordered a bowl of...More

Thank julesg0925
Reviewed 3 days ago

Decided I'd had enough free continental breakfastso and opted for breakfast at Looking Glass. Not cheap but very good! Loved bringing my 100# dog with us out on the deck. Wait staff brought our coffees and a bowl of water for my dog. Homemade blueberry...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had read many reviews on Trip Advisor and saw many not so great reviews. The view is always rated highly but the food not so much. Our experience was very good. My wife enjoyed the lazy lobster and I had the Cesar salad topped with...More

Thank TJcruiser007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was okay , asparagus was cold for both entree's. The waiter was very professional . One downside was that the owner was laying in a recliner with her bare feet on an ottoman less than 10 feet from the dining area.

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was average. When asked how my food was and I answered that the lobster was tough and difficult to cut, the waiter repeated what I said, but did nothing about it.

Thank nitenurz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate breakfast and dinner here, and both were very good, at seemingly below market value prices. The view from the deck and the dining room is spectacular. Walk up the hill or take the bus- it's not very far from downtown, and definitely worth...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time we have dined at this fine restaurant. Our waiter Steve was knowledgeable, helpful & humourous. And the meal was delicious.. We'll be be back for sure.

Thank Eric o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This year we discovered a new restaurant in Bar Harbor that is our new absolute favorite and a must-visit. It is just outside of town and about 150 feet above Frenchman Bay with an absolutely spectacular panoramic view. The food and menu are superb --...More

1  Thank ComfortSeeker595
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my daughter's for a late lunch. One daughter's inhaled the ravioli, the other enjoyed her caeser salad and I liked the Sobe noodles. All in all a nice experience. Restaurant could use an upgrade.

Thank Chandler P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for breakfast and had a delicious meal. We picked the omelet and you choose your ingredients from a formidible list. It was fresh and tasty. The location is high upon a hill overlooking the ocean and it is so pleasant. The service...More

Thank Thorster01
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Highbrook Rd, 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
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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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