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“Great recommendation” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fathom

Fathom
6 Summer St, Corner of Cottage & Bridge Streets, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
+1 207-288-9664
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Ranked #10 of 119 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $18 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great recommendation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were recommended Fathom both by our b'n'b host and by the web and were very happy with the choice.
I had gnocchi with lobster tail - best lobster I've had in my days in Maine. The other main courses were also very tempting. Excellent Oregon riesling. I was also impressed by the girlfriend's main, a simple yet rich, fresh and tasty salad, a welcome break from heavier fare I've had in the US.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Unique and Delectable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Fathom is charming, and its servers are as well. The food was incomparable; we had the duck and the halibut on our visit. Both were divine. For dessert, the lavender-infused creme brulee was beyond compare. Make sure you include Fathom in your Bar Harbor vacation.

Visited September 2012
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Sharon, Connecticut
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114 reviews 114 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good but not Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The lobster that I had was not really fresh, unfortunately. The rest of the meal was excellent, nice ambiance, and service was quite good.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A good replacement for Maggie's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We missed Maggie's lobster crepes, but we had a very tasty scallop dish and a very pleasant time. The service was good and the atmosphere at least as good as we remembered at Maggie's the restaurant that used to be in the same location.

Visited September 2012
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Very fine restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I debated giving Fathom's a 5, and it might deserve it. My wife had the chateaubriand, while I had a venison chop. Both were topnotch with broiled blueberries on the chop and both plates with crispy vegetables. The bread and banana butter wre excellent as was the service. Too full for dessert.

Visited September 2012
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