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Fathom

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American, Seafood, Eclectic
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6 Summer St, Corner of Cottage & Bridge Streets, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
+1 207-288-9664
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fathom is a casual, yet fine-dining restaurant located on the corner of...
Fathom is a casual, yet fine-dining restaurant located on the corner of Cottage, Bridge & Summer Streets in Bar Harbor, Maine. We source the freshest, highest quality produce, fish, meats and other products available from specialty purveyors, local farms and fisherman. Our bar is stocked with wine, spirits, and beer, and we offer specialty house cocktails. Chef Bobby Will combines classic techniques and modern technology to create layers of flavor and texture.
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food.

We got a strange table next to the door so didn’t get to enjoy the atmosphere, but the food was very good. I had the filet which was cooked perfectly. The beets were excellent too. Each dish had very strong flavors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Kipp7272
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
371 reviews 371 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We got a strange table next to the door so didn’t get to enjoy the atmosphere, but the food was very good. I had the filet which was cooked perfectly. The beets were excellent too. Each dish had very strong flavors.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We ate here on our first night to enjoy a fancy meal. Within walking distance of our hotel and very good food! Would definitely eat here again

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Late evening we enjoyed a wonderful meal with great service! The menu is diverse and can't wait to return to try it all!!! Fathom has depth well worth wading through!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Actually it should be 4 1/4. Our first time here, used to be Maggie's Cafe. Nice place. Our server was wonderful, pleasant and informative. She let us eat at our own pace which we loved. My wife had a beet and pear salad which she loved. She ordered the crab cakes which were delicious, very little filler. I had the... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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77 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Although I only live about twenty minutes from Bar Harbor I thought this restaurant was a little hard to find. You must turn left on Cottage Street and then make another left to find Summer Street. The restaurant is blue on the outside with a very nice interior. As you walk in there is a bar and the seating area... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's season end and the traffic is down. So you'd think they could put together a better main course. One of my friends and my wife and I all had the lamb dish. Very disappointed. There was so much cous cous and kale it was hard to find the lamb. They had brought steak knives so we thought a decent... More 

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fathom1, Owner at Fathom, responded to this review

Richard, I’m sorry that you were disappointed with your meal last Friday evening. For the life of me I cannot explain why your server would bring you a steak knife knowing that lamb is braised and served tagine style - producing a very tender lamb stew. As for the quantity of lamb: I assure you we did not run out... More 

Rossendale, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was great find (thanks Tripadvisor) on our stay in Bar Harbor. The restaurant is small so make sure to book. The food was lovely, fresh - crabcakes were ok, my wife's sweet potato and coconut soup was much better. The duck and the local fish mains were both delicious. Well worth a visit.

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New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In general we found restaurants in Bar Harbor to be unimpressive. We booked a table here to celebrate our engagement and it did not disappoint, providing an excellent meal to celebrate a once in a lifetime event. Should we find ourselves in Bar Harbor again, we will definitely be back here!

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Thornton, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I am a trained chef, with a background in a variety of ethnic cuisines in both a la carte and full-service lodging properties. Our meal at Fathom last week was one of the best in years on every level: culinary preparation and presentation and service that was professional and knowledgeable without being pretentious or overly formal. I look forward to... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My husband and I had a great dinner here. The mussels appetizer was delicious. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the wait staff was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Summer St, Corner of Cottage & Bridge Streets, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9664

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Eclectic

Description

Fathom is a casual, yet fine-dining restaurant located on the corner of Cottage, Bridge & Summer Streets in Bar Harbor, Maine. We source the freshest, highest quality produce, fish, meats and other products available from specialty purveyors, local farms and fisherman. Our bar is stocked with wine, spirits, and beer, and we offer specialty house cocktails. Chef Bobby Will combines classic techniques and modern technology to create layers of flavor and texture.
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?