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The Great Room

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90 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1123
+1 800-445-4077
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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited the Great Room in the Bluenose Inn several times in the evening after dinner for a night cap. We both had a Baileys (~$12 each). We sat in the comfortable lounge chairs, once in front of the fire and listened to piano music by their house musician, Bill Trowell. Bill is a local pianist who learned to play... More 

Thank c2h5oh_1
Scarborough, Maine
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a very comfortable bar with a friendly staff. Listen to the piano music and make your own requests.

Thank Norm F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I used the Great Room for a quick afternoon business meeting. It was quiet and comfortable and staff were very accommodating.

Thank rjfennell
United States
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I did not come for drinks or music in the evening but found it a comfortable place to gather my papers together and was pleased to find a book I had been wanting to read.

Thank Aen W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Great Room is inside the Hotel I was staying at, The Bluenose Inn. The piano player is amazing and the best thing in The Great Room. I don't understand this part of the hotel, it's gorgeous with a great view of Frenchman 's Bay. The problem is you can't go in the room until it opens from 6pm until... More 

Thank paulabc2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

A really nice place to spend a relaxing evening listening to a fine pianist, Bill Trowell. Our group did on our first night in the area and it set the tone for the rest of our vacation at the Bluenose Inn and other things we did as well in Bar Harbor and surrounding areas.

Thank BobOrleck
Carmel, ME
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We did not eat here but enjoyed drinks while listening to piano player,Bill Trowel. Very enjoyable and he knows so many standards. If it's from a musical or written before this century (2000), he most likely knows it!

Thank Jim P
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

The Great Room has lite fare for food. The cheese tray is great to take to your room for a happy hour or lite dinner. MUST have the BLUEBERRY PIE. Piano entertainment each night is also a great way to unwind with a drink.

Thank Susan U
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

The room is beautifully decorated in a typical New England colonial theme. Lots of couches and chairs. Very clean. Nice bar and the piano man adds nice background music. Caters more to an older crowd.

Thank PinkLadyBug58
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The BBQ wings, pork, and ribs are excellent. We make a point to eat here each time we visit MDI. We cleaned our plates and left very full and happy.

Thank Rowena H

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Restaurant Details

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 90 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1123
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 800-445-4077

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