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The Looking Glass

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20 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
(207) 288-5663
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7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Romantic Sunset Dinner

As soon as we stepped into the Looking Glass dining room, I knew we'd made a good choice. We were met by clean hardwood floors, a cheerful chandelier, and a 360 degree view of nature. We had timed our reservation to enjoy the sun setting over Frenchman Bay, and it was beautiful. Not to mention... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
FoodieOnTheSide
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

As soon as we stepped into the Looking Glass dining room, I knew we'd made a good choice. We were met by clean hardwood floors, a cheerful chandelier, and a 360 degree view of nature. We had timed our reservation to enjoy the sun setting over Frenchman Bay, and it was beautiful. Not to mention romantic! To top it off... More 

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Thank FoodieOnTheSide
Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Beautiful view for breakfast. Everything was delicious- especially the salmon bagel. YUM. I wouldn't suggest it for dinner, as there are many other place in the area with a better ambiance. But, as I said, perfect for breakfast!

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Thank Nicole H
Orange Park, Florida
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Not much to chose from, but I had been seeing Lobster Mac and Cheese at several places and, not being from NE hadn't had it, so decided to try. It was OK, but only served with bread and no other sides. After I had ordered I heard the waitress tell another table about a special of steak and shrimp which... More 

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Thank Marge W
bar harbor
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

There breakfast is very good and very pricey. The view is great and service is good. They are just a little to high on there prices.

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Thank crptman952
Davis, California
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291 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My husband ordered the steak, and I had the scallops. Both meals were nicely prepared. The service was good. We ate inside, but the patio looked pleasant. Located at the top of a hill, there is a good view of the harbor.

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Thank USAwalkers
Omaha
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My husband and I were staying at the Hampton Inn next to the Looking Glass and decided to dine there our first night. I had the crab cake appetizer which was good, not great and the Caesar salad which was tasteless! My husband had the clam chowder which was very good and the house salad which he thought was very... More 

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Thank cjhusker
Groton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Nice restaurant, the food was very good. We were there late in the evening so we didn't get a look at the view. Very nice waitress.

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Thank Janice D
Banchory, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Unfortunately by night the surroundings are cold and stark, lacking in any atmosphere or style to match what sounds like a very attractive menu. By day there are wonderful views which might compensate. The food was reasonably well cooked but lacked seasoning and we were generally disappointed. The halibut was the best feature. We had been led to believe it... More 

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Thank JOAN M
Maine
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174 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

The Looking Glass has great views. We watched the Queen Mary 2 leave last night. Fortunately we were in no hurry as the drinks and dinner were slow to appear. When they did we were very pleased. The steak was prepared perfectly and the squash and potato presentations were outstanding. Right now, this is one of our favorites in the... More 

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Thank KaseyME
Yadkinville
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We ate one breakfast at the Looking Glass and one dinner. The food was very good, but I thought dinner was a little too pricey. We ate lazy lobster which was good, but the portion was smaller than we expected. The restaurant has a fantastic view of Frenchman Bay and the service was good. If you want a relaxing meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 288-5663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?