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Burning Tree

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69 Otter Creek Dr, Route 3, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660
207 288 9331
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good overall

We had a 5:00 reservation so we had this place to ourselves. It's quite nice inside with a homey feel. We felt the food was excellent and a little eclectic. The dessert was mixed. I had the coconut cake which was quite cold and hard but my wife had the homemade ice cream which was amazing. One... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Garden City, New York
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Garden City, New York
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a 5:00 reservation so we had this place to ourselves. It's quite nice inside with a homey feel. We felt the food was excellent and a little eclectic. The dessert was mixed. I had the coconut cake which was quite cold and hard but my wife had the homemade ice cream which was amazing. One was lavender and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place came highly recommended and I spoke with several folks in Bar Harbor that said this is one of their favorites. However, I found the dishes very complicated and often had at least one ingredient that I did not care for. Those with complex palates will likely enjoy.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We've been to Burning Tree four or five times over the past several years and it never disappoints! We recently had a fabulous dinner there to celebrate a special occasion. If you like fish/seafood and vegetables you will not find another place in the Acadia area that has such a wide selection and such interesting preparations. Usually when I look... More 

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My husband and I read about this place in one of our many guides. Even though it was a Saturday night in August, my husband was able to snag us a table because of a cancellation. The outside is nothing special and I almost mistook it for someone's house which I'm sure it used to be. The parking lot is... More 

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Nyack, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food was good, but the staff was extremely cool and patronizing, as if they were doing us a favor. They tried to sit us in the broiling front room, which had no air conditioning, even though the rest of the restaurant was empty. No one asked how our meal was, and the entire experience made us feel as if... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I and our three adult children and daughter-in-law ate here on a Saturday night in mid-August after a long day of hiking. I'd made the reservation two weeks in advance. We've stayed in the Mount Desert area before so I know what it's like to try to snag a table for a large party at the last... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate at a couple of other restaurants in Bar Harbor and this was our absolute favorite. The service, food and atmosphere was great. We loved the attention to detail that was given to the food as well as the restaurant itself. We highly recommend this restaurant if you are the type that appreciates beautiful meals.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is clearly where the carriage trade dines, decorously removed from the hoi polloi in Bar Harbor (which is a nightmare in the summer). We had a really good dinner here, good food thoughtfully prepared, but all felt there was something lacking about the experience (and this is an experience where you are shelling out north of $30 for an... More 

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Teaneck, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great Restaurant, fantastic food, sophisticated farm to table in Maine. Causal setting, mostly locals--which says alot! Recommend!

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The atmosphere is casual but the food is very upscale. If it doesn't have the best food on the island it is up there with the best. Their specialty is seafood. When we were there they had a couple of vegetarian options, but carnivores will find a very limited choice. The haddock with with Pernod sauce was simply heavenly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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