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Burning Tree

69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
+1 207-288-9331
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (26 reviews)
“fritters” (9 reviews)
“swiss chard” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we found the Burning Tree restaurant, it looked like a hole in the way. We quickly realized that The Burning Tree was very much in demand. Fortunately, we made reservations because the host politely turned away at least a dozen people while we waited...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has charm. Beautiful landscapes and quaint. They don't separate checks for large groups, and that can be a problem. Stick to the basics and don't get the Swiss chard dish. Sometimes, it can be over done. The menu on line doesn't reflect current...More

Thank MajorAtlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Burning Tree is an eclectic restaurant with a surprisingly sophisticated menu. Fresh local ingredients are used (so fresh, you won't see blueberry pie on the menu until blueberries are actually in season).

Thank nyr38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant a bit out of town but well worth a short trip. Service was superb, but the fish we had was really really good. Need to book and a lot of local regulars, which I always think is a good sign

1  Thank handbagsbrockham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for creative, exquisitely prepared food, look no further. The dishes are unique and allow the full, delicate flavors of the fish to shine through. The chef uses Maine ingredients to their best. Wines were from around the world with heavy concentration from...More

1  Thank TravelingTaylor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All four fish entrees our group ordered were expertly prepared and beautifully presented. The Pan-sauteed Monkfish glazed with sweet chili sauce was the best fish I have ever tasted. It was paired with Thai style eggplant and coconut rice with a cucumber salad on the...More

1  Thank badgertravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delicious, creative dinner here. Our service was excellent. We had seafood critters, a savory donut appetizer that was really divine, and a monkfish special. WOW We had to drive here from Bar Harbor as it was about 5 miles out, but it...More

2  Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely dinner with another couple. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal of scallop mousse wrapped in Swiss Chard, Special of haddock and two others. The service was excellent-not too pushy, but there when you want it. The wines were excellent...More

1  Thank weathermanbill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last year, this restaurant was the highlight of our dining experience for the 2 weeks we were on the island. This year, it was horrible. That swing amplified our disappointment - and the highest priority at the end of the evening was to get out...More

5  Thank jimmyd_boston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really fun food presentation. Local crab cakes with a mini crab to decorate. More than just lobster.

Thank dianar04
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Jennifer B
12 February 2017|
Response from ShivUSA | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they are open in Winter Months. We went in the first week of October, 2016 & they were.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9331
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