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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 - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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

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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

Harpswell
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I'm vegan and they had a good number of choices. The potato/cabbage/vegan cheese croquettes were OK — they should had made them pancakes instead, they were kind of runny. There were no vegan options for dessert. And the room has a very high ceiling, which makes the restaurant noisy and the lighting is not very flattering to people or food.... More

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

had a great breakfast. excellent Bloody Mary's and lobster with our eggs.very friendly. Awsome views in all directions located up on the hill just outside downtown Bar Harbor.

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Williamsburg, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good food. Confusing, strange serving discipline made the experience not so great. It is customary to ask or bring cream with coffee. We had FOUR different people attend to us during our brief breakfast, and there seemed to be ZERO communication among them. This is a small restaurant with perhaps 14 tables! The original waitress that seated us, #1, asked... More

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

I have to say that your description of the breakfast service you recieved is confusing to me as well. I do apologize for your experience. There is really no excuse for poor service so please know that I take your feedback very seriously and will follow through on my end to make sure that your concerns are addressed. I do... More

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