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Burning Tree

69 Otter Creek Dr, Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04660
207 288 9331
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Ranked #15 of 120 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Fresh, inventive, beautiful presentation - this restaurant is all that. The location seems to be in the middle of nowhere,. Doesn't mater. Drive there. Make a reservation first. We had the muscles, salads and Bouillabaisse. Literally the best fish anything I have ever had. The ambiance is sweet summer in Maine and the staff is warm and friendly. A gem.

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WESTMINSTER
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was our second time dining at The Burning Tree. Both experiences were the same. Although the food is good, we will not return. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant - 10 minutes early for our reservation - we were treated with arrogance. Although we saw several empty and cleaned tables, we were told that we could not... More

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Midland, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Little out of the way but absolutely fantastic food and presentation. Did not expect to find that quality and freshness of food. Amazing. One of the best meals we had in Maine. Funky atmosphere but superb food.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In late June a friend and I had spent a day on Mt. Desert Island, and our final destination of the day had been Hunter Beach near Otter Point. We left that beautiful spot near supper time and headed through Otter Creek on our way back to the mainland. We were hungry so stopped at the first place we saw... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great food; lots of organic options. The flatbread is a must as well as the clam pasta. And the fritters are also a great appetizer option. Never miss a year without eating here. I always get a reservation because it gets busy during the summer!

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Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Burning Tree is a long established restaurant in Otter Cliffs, that serves fresh and delicious food just steps from Acadia National Park not far from the resort town of Bar Harbor Maine. While small in size, the restaurant benefits from an organic garden and an engaging, helpful young wait staff eager to please and make sure that guests enjoy... More

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The restaurant is about 10 minutes outside of the downtown district. It is well worth the short drive and a peaceful setting. The gardens onsite provide a glimpse into the fresh ingredients that are artfully woven into the unique menu options. Our party ordered the sole special which was outstanding, and regular menu items: Monk fish, crab cakes, Chicken &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

A thoroughly delightful dining experience. Huge menu. The highlight was the fresh vegetables from their own garden out back

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North Berwick, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We travel to Bar Harbor every year and always make a point to eat at Burning Tree at least once. They have gardens where they grow many varieties of vegetables that they use in the restaurant so you know things are fresh. The stuffed squash blossoms (when they have them) are amazing! We have never had a bad meal or... More

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Bar Harbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I go to the Burning Tree every year and they never dissapoint. The fish is ALWAYS cooked perfectly. The flavors, service, wine and ambience is absolutely exquisite without being pretentious.

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