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Mache Bistro

321 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1409
+1 207-288-0447
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Ranked #8 of 120 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Mache is a casual neighborhood bistro in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine. We serve rustic French food cooked with the finest produce, freshest seafood, and organic & natural meats available.

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Hunterdon County
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was our last night in the area and we came here because it was recommended by a long time visiter. We shared a wondrous clam appetizer prepared with pork belly in a tomato broth - out of sight! Then we had a tasty spinach and goat cheese salad with a light dressing. My husband and I both ordered the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We were looking for an upscale restaurant and Mache was recommended by our hotel, but bad service, bad attitudes and a small menu led to us walking out. The restaurant looks quaint from the outside, however inside there is really nothing special, just plain tables sitting very close to each other with no charm. First we were shown to the... More

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MacheBistro, Owner at Mache Bistro, responded to this review

We are very sorry you had such a negative experience at our restaurant—negative enough to write such a scathing review. However, we do think it is important to explain a little more fully. 1. You had an 8 30 reservation for 3 on Saturday night. You came in a little early for your reservation, around 8/8:15 and your table was... More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Mache Bistro is a small restaurant in an older home, so dining tables are placed in several small rooms. The intimate setting creates a lovely ambience. Great menu and good service. Make a reservation!

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We didn't have a reservation and although the restaurant was full, we were offered a seat on the deck. It was a chilly night, but we bundled up and thank goodness we did! The chef chose to feature the seasonal offerings of the area, including a fabulous fall butternut squash bisque and pan roasted local clams with pork belly, tomato... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Hubby and I are on our honeymoon and this restaurant was good, but not our favorite. Portions were small for the price. We both enjoyed our meals thoroughly but the price was steep for what you get. Service was great.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We went to this place without reservation and we were lucky. We could sit at the bar. Consequence....the best bar-meal we have ever had! They had a menu with very surprising dishes and good wines (my boyfriend was in shock to see the people next to us changing from beer to a very decent Italian Barolo, sitting at a bar.....).... More

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had been to this place before and found it just outstanding. So, we have done it again... First of all, they moved. Trip Advisor gives you the new address, but on their map still shows it at the old one (?). We discovered it at the last minute. The new place is in a house, as... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Our meal tonight was just outstanding -- not sure I can say more than that. It may have been the best meal I have ever eaten. Everything was perfect -- the service, the wine, the appetizer, the entree, the dessert. The waitress was very friendly and helpful -- really knew the menu. Just wonderful! Yes, it is a small restaurant,... More

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New England
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245 reviews 245 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Mache Bistro is a French-style restaurant in Bar Harbor. It is small/intimate - but comfortable. It can be busy - even mid-week and off season - so reservations are recommended. The food variety and quality are excellent, but can be a little on the creamy, French style. The service is attentive.

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Halifax, Canada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We chose Mâché Bistro based trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. We did not have reservations and were offered seats at the bar which was fine, although unlike other reviews, the service was definitely not attentive! I had a course duck 'pate' with cherries and sweet potato and was extremely good. A lovely combination of flavours. My partner had... More

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Additional Information about Mache Bistro

Address: 321 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1409
Phone Number: +1 207-288-0447
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
Open Hours:
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 17 - 25
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Eclectic

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