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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 120 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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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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197 reviews 197 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were looking for an upscale restaurant and Mache was recommended by our hotel, but bad service, bad attitudes and a small menu led to us walking out. The restaurant looks quaint from the outside, however inside there is really nothing special, just plain tables sitting very close to each other with no charm. First we were shown to the... More 

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MacheBistro, Owner at Mache Bistro, responded to this review

We are very sorry you had such a negative experience at our restaurant—negative enough to write such a scathing review. However, we do think it is important to explain a little more fully. 1. You had an 8 30 reservation for 3 on Saturday night. You came in a little early for your reservation, around 8/8:15 and your table was... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Mache Bistro is a small restaurant in an older home, so dining tables are placed in several small rooms. The intimate setting creates a lovely ambience. Great menu and good service. Make a reservation!

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We didn't have a reservation and although the restaurant was full, we were offered a seat on the deck. It was a chilly night, but we bundled up and thank goodness we did! The chef chose to feature the seasonal offerings of the area, including a fabulous fall butternut squash bisque and pan roasted local clams with pork belly, tomato... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Hubby and I are on our honeymoon and this restaurant was good, but not our favorite. Portions were small for the price. We both enjoyed our meals thoroughly but the price was steep for what you get. Service was great.

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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 - 25
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Eclectic

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