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“The BEST food and service I've had in a long time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass
20 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5663
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Ranked #55 of 122 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Maine
1 review
“The BEST food and service I've had in a long time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

This was one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. When we arrived we were greeted at the door by two hostesses. We requested to sit outside because it was a beautiful evening. The restaurant was in the process of setting up a tent for a special event the following day. They asked if we would like to sit there and promptly brought out a clothe tablecloth and place settings. It was like having our own private dining area. The view was spectacular and the service and food were equally fabulous. We had appetizers, entrees and desserts. The lobster bisque was probably the best we've ever had. Although the pricing is more expensive than pub fare, if you want fine dining it is definitely worth it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver
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“Poor food, even worse service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

If you have read the earlier review about the mixed drinks then you need not read any further about the food. Overpriced and poorly prepared and served is putting it lightly.

We have rarely been as patronized by food service workers. We were made to feel as though they were doing us a favor by waiting on and serving us.

This establishment may have had a good reputation at one time. They are now riding on their reputation.

A waste of time, effort and money. It does have a nice view.

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Atlanta
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“A disappointing experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

My friends and I visited the restaurant for drinks. The martinis we ordered were brown, so we sent them back. Next, we got what tasted like pure vermouth. We didn't send the drinks back a second time, but we did ask why we were charged $11. The manager said that was how much they cost. When I got home, I called to inquire about the cost of a martini and was told it is $7. Not only did they charge us nearly double, they also lied to us. Shame. If you go here, don't order a mixed drink. As for me, I'll never go back.

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