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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
Spectacular food expertly prepared

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
NJPat
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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New Jersey
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23 reviews
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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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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Carmel, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Really great french bistro experience. Food was excellent and I loved that the servings were small so we could try all kinds of things on the menu. Loved it.

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Eating here forced My wife and I to have a conversation midway through our entrees about the best restaurants we have ever eaten at. Mache is very high on the list. A lot of the flavor combinations were things that we have never tried before and everything worked together flawlessly. Great meal!

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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, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine

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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