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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 122 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $25
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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English first
Jupiter, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Was my 2nd favorite dinner in Bar Harbor (Havana was better IMO). Very good food however and I would definitley go back again. Service was a little robotic and leaned towards being more formal than it should be. We had the pork belly fig dish for appetizer (excellent) and the Portabella mushroom entre (also very good). I would rate 4.5... More

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Bedford, England
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297 reviews 297 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We wanted our last meal in Bar Harbor to be special and chose Mache Bistro from the reviews and recommendation from our B&B. We had an evening meal on a Friday night. Reservations are definitely advised as the place is very popular. We were seated immediately by pleasant and helpful serving staff. The décor is somewhat understated but did not... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at Mache Bistro. The lobster and brie was amazing and I want to recreate it at home. We also had the 3 goats cheese plate which was so yummy. I don't remember what we ate for dinner, it wasn't memorable. Although I really enjoyed my meal, I don't think I'll go back when... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fresh and fantastic. A great menu, interesting combinations, delicious and light sauces, and a nice wine list. One of our top two meals during two weeks of great restaurants in Maine.

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our party of six enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Mâché Bistro. The service was attentive and polite. We enjoyed 3 appetizers and 5 different entrees among us. All five were exceptional! The duck was succulent with a crispy skin and a delicious sauce. The steak was cooked perfectly topped with Roquefort butter and a delicious wine sauce. The fish... More

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've been trying out different places in Bar Harbor since we go every year. Was attracted to this place because of the high rating and French theme. It's casual which I like and wasn't crowded tho we go early and leave the car at the motel. I've seen complaints about parking but it's Main St. in July and some say... More

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Duluth, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were attracted here by the French bistro theme and menu, since it offered a different dinning experience than other restaurants in the area. It has a very small and intimate dining room, so it is nice for couples. They change their menu nightly, so don't get set on something too early. All of our food was excellent, as were... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had heard terrific reviews. Place had a contemporary, chic feeling to it. Our table was upstairs, seemed more lively downstairs. Food was very good but not memorable. Portions were small but tasty. The pace was very quick. Felt rushed but not because they wanted our table, just how quickly the food arrived. It was a good dinner but with all... More

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Los Angeles
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Mache and thought the ingredients were fresh and flavorful, and the service was friendly. The venue is not all that large indoors, so it does feel somewhat cramped but not really a problem. We had the steak, which was tender and well flavored. All told, a very solid dinner but it's hard for us to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visited this restaurant twice in its previous location. So was anxious to try new digs. Started with $50 pp cancelation fee threat if we didn't show up. PS lots of empty tables and this is height of season. Salads were skimpy. Seafood items were very good. Lamb Chops were terrible. Tough and tougher. Tried to cut off bone and eat.... More

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MacheBistro, Owner at Mache Bistro, responded to this review

We remember you very clearly. 1. You had a reservation for 5 people—for which we require a credit card to reserve a spot. It’s not a threat: it’s a policy. It’s on our website for guests to read. Lots of restaurants in Bar Harbor and elsewhere require a credit card for tables of 4 or more people—we are no different.... More

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