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“Dueling Chefs- It's a win-win for those of us dining!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fathom

Fathom
6 Summer St, Corner of Cottage & Bridge Streets, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-9664
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Ranked #8 of 116 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $18 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Lamoine, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dueling Chefs- It's a win-win for those of us dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Fathom has just started a Chef series! The first one, held January 24, offered a 6 course duo tasting menu created by chef/owner Josh Heikkinen and his mentor, chef Michael Anderson of August Moon Catering. It was a sell-out, understandably so with the meal they prepared. This week, Feb 27, will be #2 in the series where Fathom Chef Josh Heikkinen & Red Sky Chef James Lindquist have released a menu that promises to be an awesome 6-course meal (!!) at a very reasonable price of $50/head: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fathom/159420784121576?sk=app_160363220729661

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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playa del rey, ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Choice in Bar Harbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The owners of the B&B where we stayed recommended Fathom. We decided to go there to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was the PERFECT choice! The food was delicious, ambiance was lovely and service could not have been better. We particularly enjoyed the fact that dinner was perfectly paced - no one rushed you, but you also didn't wait too long for your food. I had an acorn apple soup as an appetizer. It was to die for! I have tried to immitate it at home but can't quite match the quality of Fathom's soup. Everything was delicious. We'd love to go back again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Killingworth, CT
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Far and away the best meal in Bar Harbor this winter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Just had a terrific meal at Fathom. Very good service, nice atmosphere and great food. The caesar salad and lobster and snapper spring rolls were very tasty appetizers. Scallops with brussel sprouts were tender, fresh, sweet and delicious. Zucchini gnocchi with lobster and brown butter contained 1 and 1/2 lbs of fresh Maine lobster meat and the Chateaubriand beef filet was gently rubbed with just a little bit of chili pepper and cumin which blended incredibly well with the wild mushroom bearnaise sauce, crispy kale and roasted red potatoes. The only dish that wasn't perfect was the pulled pork--it was succulent but the onions didn't pair so well with the flavor of the meat. Almost all of the food is locally sourced, well-chosen and extremely well-prepared. The wine list is not extensive but is very good. I think my only complaint is that they don't accept American Express.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Hampshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“very nice meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great apps. Good service. Nice bottle of wine. Entries were hot and well prepared. Nice decor. Relaxed atmosphere. Good espresso.

Visited January 2013
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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“Best fine dining in Bar Harbor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

First I live here and have for 20 years. Fathom is the finest dining experience I have had in years. It is expensive but if it is a special occasion it is worth it. If you want to save some bucks try McKays, excellent food and less expensive. If you voted for Obama you might want to try Havana's also excellent. If you have 3 nights and want to splurge each night do all 3. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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