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Reading Room

7 Newport Drive, Bar Harbor Inn, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
800-248-3351
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Ranked #17 of 120 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $37
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Refined pleasures await you in the Reading Room Restaurant. You will enjoy a dining experience where the delicious cuisine and attentive service are surpassed only by the breathtaking ocean view. Our menu includes fresh seafood, choice cuts of meat, daily specials and memorable desserts. Please note that we are unable to guarantee window tables You can request a window and we will do our very best! Come join us and the nightly live entertainment of grand piano music which provides the perfect ambiance to the fine dining experience. Dinner is served nightly and the dress code is informal.
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Carmichael
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is the restaurant in the hotel and we had breakfast two mornings and the food had freshly made flavor and was served piping hot. The dinner was multi course and they serve a sorbet before the main course. Everything we ordered was excellent!

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Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Disappointing as we were told it was excellent and were very much looking forward to it. When we arrived our request for a window was met with vague apologies and half hearted apology. We were also told that this restaurant had a dress code -we wasted our time dressing to see a couple in frayed jeans and t-shirts seated not... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We ate at the Reading Room as a part of the getaway package we booked through the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel. We don't eat in fancy restaurants like this very much. They seated us next to the kitchen even though there were other tables available; next time we will know to request another table. The food was very nice and... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I ate several meals here very recently. I was part of a tour group, and I had two breakfasts and one dinner. All of the food was excellent, but if I had not already paid for these meals as part of my tour, I probably would have looked for cheaper alternatives. The omelettes were wonderful, and I had the salmon... More

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Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Service and food was great! I had the vegetable wellington and it was awesome. My mother had the lamb chops and she said they were very moist and tender.

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Fountain Valley
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170 reviews 170 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We ate lunch in the Reading Room while visiting Bar Harbor on a cruise. The views of the harbor are quite nice. My husband had a hamburger and I had a Ceasar Salad. The salad was buried in salad dressing making it hard to eat, so ask for any dressing on the side. We shared a piece of Blueberry pie... More

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Monroe Twp. NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Excellent dinning experience. The food, service, wine, piano and view all make it a wonderful dinning experience.

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Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My experience shows that restaurants with beautiful view do not invest efforts in the food. The Reading Room is an exception. Beautiful view of the harbor at sunset, piano music and and top service, created a perfect setting for a great meal. The food was excellent as well. Advanced booking for a window table (which is usually kept for hotel... More

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Part of the Autumn Retreat package offered by Bar Harbor Inn and Spa was dinner on two nights. I dressed the part each night and was rewarded with compliments from the maitre d' to the busser. Both nights, the service was impeccable, the cocktails perfect, the food and wine pairing excellent and the ambiance exactly what I had hoped for,... More

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Manchester, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

As usual or trip wouldn't be complete with out a dinner at the Reading Room in the Bar Harbor Inn. The food is always good and well prepared and the views of the ships, Margaret Todd, and the sound are lovely. The piano player, Bob Bahr, is excellent!!!

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Additional Information about Reading Room

Address: 7 Newport Drive, Bar Harbor Inn, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 800-248-3351
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 37
Cuisine: Seafood

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