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Fathom

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6 Summer St, Corner of Cottage & Bridge Streets, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
+1 207-288-9664
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fathom is a casually refined restaurant located on the corner of Cottage...
Fathom is a casually refined restaurant located on the corner of Cottage, Bridge & Summer Streets in Bar Harbor, Maine. We use only the highest quality produce, fish and meats - many sourced locally or from specialty purveyors. Our bar is stocked with fine wine, spirits, Maine made beer, and hand crafted cocktails. Chef Brandon Sanders' authentic cuisine is infused with tradition yet energized by craft and creativity. Please join us for a memorable dining experience away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
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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
Great evening. Fine dining.

My wife and I had a delicious meal of locally sourced seafood. The wine list is good and waitstaff was attentive, but not too attentive. My scallops were perfectly prepared. My wife enjoyed lobster and house-made gnocchi. Peekytoe crab cake as an appetizer and rhubarb/strawberry pie as desert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had a delicious meal of locally sourced seafood. The wine list is good and waitstaff was attentive, but not too attentive. My scallops were perfectly prepared. My wife enjoyed lobster and house-made gnocchi. Peekytoe crab cake as an appetizer and rhubarb/strawberry pie as desert rounded out a fine meal.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The menu has something for everyone. Grilled swordfish was prepare just right with sides to compliment. The pasta came out piping hot with fresh Parmesan cheese offered at the table. Service was friendly with a smile from Karen. Tracy took our reservation and was glad to do it. Try this place and you won't be disappointed.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great meal. The halibut with basil sauce was incredible. Pan roasted lobster was excellent as well. Everything was wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We have been going to fathom for the past 3 years and have not been disappointed yet! Service fantastic.. Food quality phenomenal ! Price appropriate for quality of food. It's located across from the grocery store in town. I would make reservations but quiet surer hey could accommodate a few walk ins. We started with the crab cakes and duck... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice quaint atmosphere, good service and food. Really enjoyed the Lobster with Gnocchi and the Seared Duck Breast. Service was efficient and our server recommended one of her favorite hikes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Best dinner in Bar Harbor. We went on a recommendation from our inn keeper and it was prefect. The halibut baked in parchment and the lobster gnocchi were delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Try to book so many times, always out of book. So we tried last time. Foods are so good, a romantic place for dine in

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Yarmouth, Maine, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was, hands down, one of the best meals I have had lately. Nice atmosphere (we say on the patio/porch area). The chateubriand was exceptional w/the fried kale on top. The lobster gnocchi was another winner. We had the crab cakes to start and though the flavor was good they were a bit cool in the center. They have creative... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I just had the most amazing anniversary dinner at Fathom! The food is super fresh, wonderfully creative menu, and gourmet. The white sangria special of the evening was fabulous! I would go back again just to enjoy another one of these. However, that is just one of a long list of reasons why we go back over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It is a year since we visited Fathom (last visit to Bar Harbor), this time we had friends join us and we all came away with nothing but positive words about our meal and the great service. I highly recommend you book, they do get busy, see you next year

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Additional Information about Fathom

Address: 6 Summer St, Corner of Cottage & Bridge Streets, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-288-9664
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Average Prices: USD $18 to $32
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $18 to $32
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International

Description

Fathom is a casually refined restaurant located on the corner of Cottage, Bridge & Summer Streets in Bar Harbor, Maine. We use only the highest quality produce, fish and meats - many sourced locally or from specialty purveyors. Our bar is stocked with fine wine, spirits, Maine made beer, and hand crafted cocktails. Chef Brandon Sanders' authentic cuisine is infused with tradition yet energized by craft and creativity. Please join us for a memorable dining experience away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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