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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 5
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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
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This restaurant was amazing. We started with mussels and a poached pear, pickled beet, goat cheese salad. Both were excellent. The salmon entree, halibut, lobster gnocchi and scallops were all great. Portion sizes were adequate, but not too much. The staff was very friendly and accommodating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Karen K
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was amazing. We started with mussels and a poached pear, pickled beet, goat cheese salad. Both were excellent. The salmon entree, halibut, lobster gnocchi and scallops were all great. Portion sizes were adequate, but not too much. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It is a bit expensive, but worth it. I would recommend getting reservations as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is a little hard to find this restaurant, which is on the corner of Bridge Street and Cottage Street, but whose sign faces on Bridge Street, which is a rather

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to Fathom for the final night of our honeymoon and couldn't be happier with our decision. From the tuna tartar to the lobster gnocchi, everything was fresh and delicious. Prices were on the higher side, but we felt the quality of the food merited the cost.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My husband and I went to dinner at Fathom to celebrate my birthday. From drinks to dessert everything was fabulous! The menu changes so they might not have the dishes we tried when you go. We started with an ahi tuna appetizer that was wonderful. I has the seared duck breast and my husband had the filet, both were excellent.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Off the beaten track sits this quaint and lovely restaurant. Although the menu was quite small, the choices were quite unusual. My husband enjoyed his halibut. My pear salad was delicious. I tried the crab cakes which were way too salty and inedible. The mussels were quite good. The bread was also delicious.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed excellent meals on multiple visits in July of 2014. The cocktails and entrees are creative and delicious!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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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?