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All 121 Bar Harbor Restaurants

Burning Tree

69 Otter Creek Dr, Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04660
207 288 9331
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Ranked #17 of 121 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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English first
New York City, New York
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188 reviews 188 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Twas a great meal. My wife had the cod and it was excellent. I had a chicken and chorizo dish -- mmmmm. Service was also very good and the server -- young man - had good knowledge and explained the menu very eloquently. Drink were the proper size and the atmosphere was quite appealing

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EHT, NJ
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89 reviews 89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had a little trouble finding the Burning Tree, but it was worth it. This is the kind of place that you seem to find out about, after you've left the area. We were visiting the Bar Harbor area and did some research and discovered The Burning Tree. Lucky us. Original dishes with the emphasis on freshness. We stayed with... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went here for dinner with another couple and it was wonderful. I wasn't excpecting the quality of a Primo (Rockland), because the restaurant is off the beaten tourist path, it was after Labor Day and raining cats and dogs. The food was absolutely fantastic! The squash blossom and salmon appetizers were excellent. My sole (one of the day's specials)... More

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Upton, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I love food. I eat out all the time and currently live in Massachusetts. I am quite upset that the vegetarian restaurant in Bar Harbor closed as that was one of the best restaurants I have eaten at and Im not even a vegetarian but I am consoled in the fact that the Burning Tree is still around. Im not... More

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charleston, sc
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Burning tree is a wonderful farm to table restaurant we have been to several times. We love the food here but be forewarned - there are very limited options for non- seafood eaters. The platings are beautiful and the combinations are inventive. There are several bottles of wine in the 30's that are quite good. We started with the stuffed... More

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fabulous salads, fish, bread. We were too full to try dessert. Great service. Lovely dining room in an old house.

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New York, New York, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was very excited to try out this restaurant and unfortunately ended up having a horrible experience. I ordered the swiss chard leaves and it was terrible (I just noticed other reviewers didn't care for either). I politely asked if I could exchange it for something else and the waiter said I could order another meal and they would only... More

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Burlington, Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I have eaten here twice and out of the four meals we've had one was excellent, two were good, and one was awful (skip the swiss chard stuffed with scallop mousse - it sounds like a better idea than it is once executed on the plate.) On our most recent visit, the description of one main dish... More

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Newbury, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a wonderful meal. With an early reservation, the restaurant was quiet, something we appreciate when we eat out. We had eaten here quite a few years ago and were glad the quality and service has remained high. We each had a seafood main course and along side was an amazing broccoli salad. We will return in the future.

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Scarsdale, NY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. The food was incredible. I wish I could remember the dishes we ate! I think the menu changes frequently, anyway. I definitely had halibut and it was among the best I've ever had. Our server was incredibly sweet and the rest of the staff was super nice. Absolutely worth a small splurge... More

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