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Burning Tree

69 Otter Creek Dr, Route 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04660
207 288 9331
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Ranked #22 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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Pennington, NJ
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Definitely in an out of the way location, this restaurant is outside Bar Harbor in a village called Otter Creek. If you blink you night miss it except for the many cars parked outside. It is absolutely original and creative. Be warned there is very little meat on the menu. It is a seafood restaurant mostly. Since that is what... More

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Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Get out of town now and drive five miles to Burning Tree. A bit eclectic in décor, this restaurant is in a quiet country setting (a challenging parking lot in the dark of night) and has a more relaxed feeling than some of the other nicer BH establishments. Excellent drinks, experienced and attentive service that is not too formal. The... More

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Princeton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When going to a restaurant that you have not been to before one hopes the experience will be a good one. The Burning Tree primarily offers fish, wonderfully prepared, typically with organic vegetables grown in their own garden - this place is truly terrific. Interesting sauces, fresh organic vegetables, and salads make your meal a wonderful experience. A great wine... More

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Coastal Maine, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Based on our research we chose Burning Tree for our annual Fall MDI week end. More restaurants are showcasing locally sourced ingredients prepared to highlight flavors, textures and visual appeal. Burning Tree seems to enjoy this direction. The hostess and servers were engaging, helpful and well versed in the menu and drinks. The shrimp,crab,scallop fritter appetizers were as good as... More

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New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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202 reviews 202 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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