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Mache Bistro

321 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1409
+1 207-288-0447
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Ranked #6 of 122 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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San Anselmo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The apps were excellent as always. Upstairs is less noisy, but the stairs are a bit difficult for some. The kitchen has particular success with fish. Of course, the hanger steak--cooked to perfection--was delicious. I usually don't order this since I can do it almost as well. Looking forward to going back again. This year it was three times in... More

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Tallahassee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful service and menu. Very innovative meals, menu changes with what is available. Reservations a must. We didn't, but were lucky enough to sit at the bar. Good wine list.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A new space on Main St. but food is as awesome as ever. Service just as exceptional too. We sat on the enclosed porch which was lovely - the paint colors throughout are soothing and very becoming to the older house. Didn't get to the upstairs which, I understand, has seating. The bar area is smaller and separate from the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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143 reviews 143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The food scene in Bar Harbor is not a scene at all. It's more like a holdover from a 1980s college town where most every restaurant has quesadillas, nachos and french fries as premier offerings. Mache attempts to be a step up from all of that, and at times they succeed. But service was clunky and odd (we were never... More

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EHT, NJ
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89 reviews 89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

After being somewhat 'disappointed' in the bar food vibe of Bar Harbor dining, it was with great pleasure that a recommendation for 'Mache Bistro' proved more than successful. From start to finish, service, pace and most importantly the food was outstanding. From the appetizers and entrees, all DeJour nothing missed the mark. Highly recommended.

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lancaster, pa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Staff was helpful, restaurant was a very pleasant atmosphere, food was outstanding - really nice place to go for dinner.

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Portland, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

When it comes to dinner in Bar Harbor, Mache Bistro is second to none. The staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the food. Really impressed with the chef's ability to combine flavors in a challenging yet accessible way. Wish we'd discovered this gem our first night in Bar Harbor!

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Wonderful experience. Friendly waitstaff. Best dinner we had in 3 nights in Bar Harbor - I ordered a stuffed mushroom on a bed of lentils and my girlfriend ordered the duck confit. Both incredible. The decor was a bit lacking but we went for the food.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our first trip to Mâché Bistro and I have to say the food quality and the way in which the flavors are brought together is very well thought out, sophistication without all the formality of a high end restaurant. We sat on the second floor and the tables were nicely spaced, not too crowded. Our server was very attentive, she... More

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new york
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We have been to Mache several times in the past at their old location so we were looking forward to checking them out in their new home. While the food is as delicious as ever, I have to say I prefer the warmth and coziness of the old place, which felt like a true French bistro. Also, while we did... More

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