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Mache Bistro

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French, Seafood, International, Mediterranean
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321 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1409
+1 207-288-0447
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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
Unexceptional

We were nicely greeted then told that despite our reservation, our table was not ready, and there would be a wait. We would be most welcome to wait in the bar. Thankfully, it was a short wait. There was nothing memorable about the service. We were quite surprised by the menu. A great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Reader17
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White Mountains, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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White Mountains, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were nicely greeted then told that despite our reservation, our table was not ready, and there would be a wait. We would be most welcome to wait in the bar. Thankfully, it was a short wait. There was nothing memorable about the service. We were quite surprised by the menu. A great percentage of the entrees were served with... More 

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Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

delicious! loved the option to have small plates or entrees. We shared the pork belly app, lobster roll with brie app, hanger steak (excellent), and NY strip. All courses were very good and service was attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend for those looking for a "foodie" experience in bar harbor.

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New Jersey
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

On an island with more than a few excellent dining options (like Red Sky in Southwest Harbor), Mache Bistro really distinguished itself on a recent visit. Every dish -- steak, vegetarian, seafood, fowl, salads, desserts -- was a marriage of perfectly balanced flavors. Reasonable portions (this ain't no Cheesecake Factory, so go elsewhere if you're looking to get overstuffed on... More 

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

As with other advertised fine dining restaurants in Bar Harbor, we were disappointed. Their attempt to be be "cool" comes off as somewhat pretentious. Minimalist decor, no tablecloths, noisy, stuffy mgmt and just mediocre food. Gave it four stars because its just about as good as it gets in the culinary wasteland of M.D.I. Liver pate' was quite good. Appetizer... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was our first time at Mache since they relocated from Cottage Street to larger quarters on Main Street in Bar Harbor. We like Mache, although in the past there have been some hit-or-miss evenings. On our recent visit, though, it seems like they have upped their game considerably, not only in terms of service but also food. The four... More 

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Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a superb dinner at Mache Bistro. The food was interesting and well-prepared and presented. The service was terrific. The noise level was a bit above average, but not overly. The prices were reasonable for relatively high end restaurant

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you are in Bar Harbor do not miss the opportunity to enjoy dinner at Mache Bistro. We ordered three appetizers and two small plates to share. Favorites were the poached pear, lobster piquillo peppers and the chicken small plate. Oh and the vanilla pot de creme for desert was beyond delicious. The staff was friendly, approachable and knowledgable. Will... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very good dinner with a nice atmosphere. We ordered tapas style, with 2 appetizers and 3 small plates for the two of us (the entrees didn't excite us). Everything we had was very good. Roasted clams, grilled quail, and grilled lamb lollipops made for a nice dinner

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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were thrilled to get a table on a Friday night in July after reading reviews of this restaurant online. The experience did not disappoint from the ambience (small and quaint), to the service (everyone was friendly, but our waitress Emily, a Bar Harbor native, was a gem!), to the highlight, of course...the food! The menu, which changes, was nicely... More 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went here for the flour less chocolate tort with coffee ice cream for my birthday. It was absolutely delicious. This is fine dining on MDI.

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Additional Information about Mache Bistro

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 to 25
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic

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?