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Mache Bistro

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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, 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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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 4
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  • 6
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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
Excellent dinner

Excellent swordfish and dessert. Salad was somewhat uninspired. Service was very good. Would definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Leslie0015
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Westport, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Westport, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent swordfish and dessert. Salad was somewhat uninspired. Service was very good. Would definitely return.

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Atlanta, GA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Every dish brought to our table was very good. The asparagus and crab appetizer was superb, the beet and goat cheese salad very creamy and tasty and the mussels were excellent. We all had hanger steak or filet ..the meats were cooked to our specifications and were tender and good definitely recommend and would go back

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This restaurant was quite good with a wide selection of entrees and appetizers. The olive tapenade appetizer was excellent and ha des real different types of olives as well as the tapenade. We also had the halibut and polenta, scallops and polenta and the portobello mushroom. Portions were just right. Staff was friendly and efficient. They also had a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

To start with, the hospitality is wonderful. This is finer dining, so dressing up a little bit isn't a bad idea. (Something my wife and I weren't prepared for....) Still we were warmly received, every ones demeanor was pleasant and the service was impeccable. Our server knew the menu very well and was able to recommend/describe the wines to us.... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have been to Mache twice, both times for our anniversary. In October 2013 at its old Cottage St location which was in a small cottage the place was packed with diners, yet intimate and cozy. It felt very special to dine there. We watched a lot of people being turned away so reservations are a MUST! On our second... More 

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TICONDEROGA
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167 reviews 167 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

While the restaurant moved almost a year ago to its current location on Main Street, the telephone directory still has the address on Cottage Street. The food and ambience are distinctly

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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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 to $25
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Mediterranean, Eclectic

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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 to $25
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Mediterranean, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?