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Burning Tree

69 Otter Creek Dr, Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04660
207 288 9331
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Ranked #20 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
New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Burning Tree is by far my favorite restaurant on Mount Desert Island. It is just south of Bar Harbor and well worth the trek. I hadn't been in a few years, and I realized again as always what I was missing by not dining there more often. Burning Tree is small and requires reservations in adavance especially during the height... More

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Maine
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

When we come to Mt. Desert, we always look forward to dining at the Burning Tree. We are wondering what has happened. When we ate there a couple of days ago the service was poor and our food so salty as that it was mostly inedible. So very sad. We hope it was just a bad night, but we are... More

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New York City, New York
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189 reviews 189 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
99 helpful votes 99 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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Additional Information about Burning Tree

Address: 69 Otter Creek Dr, Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04660
Phone Number: 207 288 9331
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor

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