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The Looking Glass

20 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5663
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Ranked #57 of 120 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Charlotte, NC
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had breakfast here both mornings of our stay in Bar Harbor. Between it being off-season and a major winter storm, there weren't many options for breakfast, but it worked out great since The Looking Glass was so tasty. Over the two days, we had the granola, Bar Harbor breakfast, blueberry pancakes, and Maine coast omelet. They were all fantastic.... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast time in the Looking Glass. The view is unbeatable and it sounds like you did a great job making your way through our menu too! Thank you for taking the time to review our special restaurant. I hope that you will be able to come back some time... More 

St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

On top of a high hill, this restaurant overlooks the local harbour and bays. Windows all around, with a spectacular view. We have only had breakfast there two or three times, but will definitely return next year. The breakfast menu is quite large, with something for everybody.The food was very good, and cooked to perfection. Prices are very reasonable. Staff... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear from a satisfied regular customer! You did a great job of describing the facility and I am pleased too that you enjoyed your food so much. We look forward to having you back next year! Thank you, Jim Ash General Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We enjoyed our breakfast courtesy of The Bluenose hotel. Splurged and had the lobster omelet. Yum! Fantastic view.

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed your lobster omelet. We get many comments about this particular dish! Jim Ash General Manager More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The view is phenomenal!!!! Plus, the food and the service. It's cozy and casual. It is awesome! I had a very good experience. It's a shame they don't have wild blueberry pie served at breakfast.

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review of the Looking Glass. I personally can't thank of any reason you could not order pie for breakfast so please be sure to let me know if you are able to come back and I will make arrangements for you personally. I am glad that you enjoyed the restaurant and your service. We... More 

Somers Point, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The restaurant was beautiful and had great views. After dinner we enjoyed sitting on the deck around the fire pit having a cocktail!

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear that you had a great experience with us for dinner at the Looking Glass. I have to agree that the fire pit is a very special spot. I hope you will be able to come back again next season and would love to meet you in person. Thank you, Jim Ash General Manager More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Really disappointing breakfast experience in a restaurant located in a very nice hotel. The service was very slow, the waitress was totally inattentive (did not refill coffee/water, had to ask for cream 3 times, and took a long time to take order), and omelets and potatoes were very under cooked. The view from the windows was gorgeous, but don’t go... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your disappointing experience in the Looking Glass. I assure you that this is not the standard we strive for. I do hope that you will consider giving us another chance if you are in Bar Harbor again and hope that you will ask for me personally so that I can make sure you... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This restaurant is so cool, high point on mountain (hidden behind a hotel, had to drive around awhile before I found it lol) all the walls are Windows, I bet the outside seating is so cool when it's warm out- Huge chandelier which really makes the room fancy. Food: very fancy and interesting combinations! Tofu and fig, eggplant stuffed with... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your fun review of the Looking Glass. I am glad you enjoyed the dining room so much and also the special fixtures in the ladies room. Our facility is truly unique and the view is breathtaking. I am also happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. It sounds like you may have tried a few of... More 

Winder, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We ate at the restaurant right at the time they opened for dinner. We were not offered any specials, though we heard them being offered to other diners. The server reached across my husband to serve my child instead of moving around the table. She was also very slow, was not attentive to refilling our drinks and was chewing gum... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Looking Glass. I am very sorry that you were so disappointed with your service. I don't know where you live or whether you have plans to return to Bar Harbor but I certainly hope that if you do you will give me the opportunity to... More 

Summerland Key, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Without any doubt this restaurant has the most outstanding view of Bar Harbor... and they take full advantage of it with floor to ceiling window panes that stretch out on 2 walls. But that's not all, they have a bar where you can take an "aperitif", their food is excellent, and they have a very decent wine list... we were... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of the Looking Glass. I am very happy to hear that you fully appreciated our fabulous view and enjoyed our great food. I certainly hope that you will be able to come back and and look forward to spending some time with you when you do! Sincerely, Jim Ash General Manager More 

Sherbrooke, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband had lamb and asked for it medium rare, it was blue to rare on the outside. The lamb was COVERED with a sauce that had crushed nuts in it - we had asked if it was crusted prior to ordering and the waitress said yes, NOT. The lamb plate came with vegetable as did mine and both were... More 

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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Looking Glass on tripadvisor. I am very sorry to hear that you did not care for the style of our dining room or the meals you and your husband had. I assure you that this is not a common complaint and hope that you will consider visiting us... More 

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Additional Information about The Looking Glass

Address: 20 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: (207) 288-5663
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:30 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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