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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, Late Night, 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
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Courteous and helpful service. Interesting wine list (Pinotage from South Africa which had an interesting (pleasant) after-taste and was delicious) with great food. I had duck comfit, husband had pork belly and a tomato-fennel salad. Really good. Lovely dinner and reasonable (total bill 133.00... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
June_Beth
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Boston
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Boston
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Courteous and helpful service. Interesting wine list (Pinotage from South Africa which had an interesting (pleasant) after-taste and was delicious) with great food. I had duck comfit, husband had pork belly and a tomato-fennel salad. Really good. Lovely dinner and reasonable (total bill 133.00 including wine and tip) (which is reasonable for a top notch restaurant in Bar Harbor with... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I usually research the heck out of where we will eat when on vacation, but we stumbled upon Mache and couldn't have been happier! The restaurant is a beautiful old home converted into a restaurant. Everything we ordered was fresh and had a nice twist. I recommend the quail....so juicy!!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Bar Harbour for the first time on Tuesday and selected Mâché Bistro to go for dinner. Both the service and food were fabulous! The pork belly dish was outstanding! We will be back!

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, ambiance was great, service was good. Our meal was reasonably priced. We shared a bunch of appetizers and an entree.

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Essex Junction, VT
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We are big fans of this establishment and have visited in the old and newer locations. We had a great meal but the atmosphere of the dining room was very difficult. Several tables near us had people talking and laughing very loudly and the acoustics of the room seemed to amp this up to a very high level of background... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The dinner and wine was fantastic. My husband and I sat at the bar, as we enjoy dining that way and chatting. The service was wonderful and we were thrilled with this splurge.

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Love the food here. Service was great except tables were too close so bus help was pushing our water glasses while helping next table. But the food is great - love the duck confit. Good wine by the glass choices.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lovely interior, good service, great food. We shared the asparagus and the quail for appetizers and then had salmon and also the portobello mushroom entrees. All of these were expertly prepared with interesting flavors throughout. We split the pain perdu dessert - outstanding. All together excellent.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After reading reviews, we made a reservation and knew we could walk and have a great meal and experience. We had both, Emily our server was attentive and the meal was wonderful ! I don't think you could have a bad meal.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to Mache for our Anniversary and it was absolutely wonderful from beginning to end. The food is the BEST we've had in a long time. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. If you want a special treat go to Mache and enjoy!

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?