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321 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1409
+1 207-288-0447
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Mache is a casual neighborhood bistro in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine. We...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Dinner.....

Had wanted to try this place the last time I was in Bar Harbor a few years back, but did not have the chance. Finally made it there tonight. The restaurant space has a nice ambiance, minimal with French inspired decorations throughout the restaurant. The lighting might have been a tad too dim, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Marc D
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Had wanted to try this place the last time I was in Bar Harbor a few years back, but did not have the chance. Finally made it there tonight. The restaurant space has a nice ambiance, minimal with French inspired decorations throughout the restaurant. The lighting might have been a tad too dim, but otherwise everything else was great. Service... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Mâché Bistro has been a staple for a fine meal for a number of years. Local ingredients and French flair to preparation. It's small space make for an intimate dinner experience. Definitely make a reservation a week ahead for a weekend evening.

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Buckingham, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The person who complained about service must be someone who likes to complain. We were there September 23, 2014. Mache was recommended to us by the owner of the Inn at Bay Leaf where we were staying. We wanted a nice place to eat on our 25th anniversary. We were greeted as soon as we went in and even though... More 

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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Meh food. Decent service. Annoying check in. If you call and tell me my reservation is at 7:30, don't tell me it's at 8 when I arrive. Had the skirt steak and goat cheese/lobster peppers. Felt sick to my stomach before I got home and I personally make a better tasting steak. Mom had the Arctic char and liked it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Actually 4 1/4. This was our first time here. The chef has a long history in Bar Harbor. He does not cook traditional French but French technique and flair. The place is small and could use a lighter color on the wall to brighten it up. We shared the pan roasted mussels with herbs. The mussels were fresh and tasty.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great, unique food. Excellent artistically appetizing presentation. Lovely desserts and wines. Very romantic dinner setting for Bar Harbor. Excellent service. Pricey but worth it. Small inside with limited tables so call ahead!

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New Brunswick Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We ate here for dinner for an anniversary weekend trip in September. The food was fresh, local, flavourful and expertly prepared. It felt very "special" which was what we wanted. Highly recommend!

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Miami, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was an excellent experience. The food was elegantly prepared / served with a great selection of wines to expertly match the meal. Small and quaint type restaurant, but don't let the size fool you, this was a great find in Bar Harbor!

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Norwich, Connecticut
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241 reviews 241 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stopped here on the recommendation of a local and because while being in Bar Harbor many times over the years, we had never tried it. We were happy with our choice. We did not have a reservation, which is recommended, but the hostess said she could seat us at the bar immediately, which was fine with us. The bar... More 

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Hunterdon County
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-0447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Mediterranean, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?