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Mache Bistro

321 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1409
+1 207-288-0447
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Ranked #3 of 120 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, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Mache is a small, 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
Forest Ranch, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had read about Mache and made reservations. We came early and they accommodated us. We had a table upstairs. The restaurant seemed nice, but the air conditioner was blowing directly on us. We asked a waiter if it could be turned down, but he said he had to ask someone about it. We asked him again later (he had... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Superb dinner. Went back twice in three days. Note they have moved to Main St. now. Highly recommended.

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Columbus, OH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After seeing other diners reviews of this restaurant, my husband and I were very excited to dine here. Unfortunately our experience was less than noteworthy. The wine list was just ok. The food was fairly bland overall with the exception of the goat cheese stuffed portobello, which was absolutely overloaded with goat cheese, to the point I could not discern... More

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PA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

After researching on TA all the "Good restaurants" in Bar Harbor, Mache Bistro was near the top, so we booked it for our first meal. It certainly was nice, However I would not put it as great. The food was well presented and the service was fine, Somehow it was not memorable. In talking to some of the locals they... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My family and I have come to Maine to work during the summer season for 22 years. While we enjoy the atmosphere of Bar Harbor, for us it's not the easiest place to visit because it's not particularly wheelchair friendly. However, we enjoy visiting Acadia National Park annually and exploring the shops and restaurants in Bar Harbor. This year we... More

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Ellsworth,Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have had two great meals at Mache Bistro this summer at their new location. The atmosphere was fresh and relaxing but the food and drinks were excellent. Both times our party passed around the meals so we each were able to enjoy four appetizers, four entries, and four desserts. Everything was cooked to perfection. I would recommend Mache Bistro... More

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Endicott, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Read the reviews on-line. I was hoping for the best. I have to say that to that point in our trip we had not been impressed with the food in Maine - however in fairness we loved Maine and would go back. Mache changed that. Our dinner was amazing. The service was great. The only part that was a little... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

4 of us went and had a lovely meal with great service and lovely restaurant. Clearly the chef cares a lot and has a lot of integrity. Apps, mains and desserts were all super tasty with good presentation. Service was unobtrusive yet knowledgable. Restored our faith in Bar Harbor and restaurants in touristy areas after a really mediocre meal at... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate at Mâché twice during our eight nights in Bar Harbor. One meat eater and one vegetarian and we were both very pleased with our appetizers, entrees and desserts. The lamb sausage was wonderful as were the flatbreads. Reservations a must.

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Central Maine
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been going to Bar Harbor since the 1980's both with our parents separately and together. We are very familiar with lodging, restaurants, etc. Wanted to try a new place and this fit the bill. Service, atmosphere and food were all top notch, Super clean as well. Food was perfectly prepared and presented. Reservations recommended. We will definitely eat... More

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