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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 309
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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Elegant! Perfect!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
skoobaru
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Buckingham, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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449 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Buckingham, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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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221 reviews 221 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?