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Fathom

6 Summer St, Corner of Cottage & Bridge Streets, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-9664
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Ranked #8 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $18 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

By far the best dinner my wide and I had over 10 days through Boston, Boothbay Harbor and Bar Harbor. I uttered a verbal "mmmm" after every bit of that lobster gnocchi. Service was fantastic, atmosphere wonderful, but oh that food! Make a reservation and GO!

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We ate here in late June 2013. I recall that we had a 730pm reservation but faced a 12 or 13 hr drive to Bar Harbor that day and I was worried that we wouldn't make it on time. As we sat down, I told the waitress half- jokingly "This better be good, we drove 13 hrs from Niagara Falls... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My wife and I ate here while on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it!! The restaurant has a small intimate setting and a diverse menu. We started with the lobster and red snapper rolls, followed by the salmon and seared duck breast, and dessert. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu and wine pairings. We will definitely... More

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Los Angeles, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Lovely tiny restaurant with only about 13 tables, but they have a long bar where you can also eat. On Cottage Street, the street behind West Street almost at the end. We were seated promptly and the server was friendly and knowledgable about their small but elegantly prepared menu. We started off with their speciality "Lobster and snappah fried vegetable... More

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Fathom is set back from Cottage Street with a pleasant atmosphere and sophistication. The menu is Italian influenced with significant inclusion of local ingredients. We enjoyed some creative specialty cocktails before dinner and some nice appetizers. We both enjoyed lobster with gnocchi as entrees. Fathoms is one of Bar Harbor's finest restaurants.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

. Since it was my birthday I picked Fathom’s for dinner, the lodge made reservations for us at 6 PM. The server was welcoming and helpful’ I had a seafood stew; my wife decided on Halibut the food was excellent. I had read reviews about the blueberry pie, which is one of the few pies I will eat. The pie... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were looking forward to dining here after reading recommendations on Tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. Our server was welcoming and knowledgeable of the menu. My husband had a special of Cioppino, a seafood stew and I had the Halibut Oscar. Both dishes were delicious. We did not have any appetizers because we wanted room for desert. We shared a... More

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was one of those dining experiences where you almost forget your civility and want to just lick everything clean like a dog! During a two-week trip through New England, this was positively our best dining experience - and it wasn't terribly expensive! Everything was great, the cocktails, the food and the service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was my second time at Fathom and it is really the best restaurant in Bar Harbor. Seasonal menu, great wine list, excellent service yet relaxed atmosphere.

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Northern VA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Best place in town for dinner. Cocktails and menu were amazing. Our favorite restaurant within 60 miles. Diner One - beet (some firm and some softer) and cheese salad, Chateaubriand and fried kale (crisp and flavorful), apple pie ala mode, Henrietta(mixed drink), bottle of Rose Diner Two - sesame crusted tuna (flavorful), lobster gnocchi with zucchini (best entrée in the... More

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