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Red Sky


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Lobster Chowder with Halibut Stock, Lobster Meat, Red Potatoes and Bacon
Wild Mushroom with Crispy Shallots
Roast Quail with A Raspberry Balsamic Glaze with Wild Rice
House-Made Duck and Pork Sausage with A Cranberry Pear Relish and Spicy Whole Grain Beer Mustard
Chicken Liver Pate with Lemon Zest and Apple Brandy, with Sweet Red Onion Jam
Crispy Polenta Layered with Shiitake and Crimini Mushrooms and Sauteed Beet Greens Finished with A Balsamic Reduction and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Mussels Steamed in White Wine with Dijon, Fresh Fennel, Garlic and Shallot
Maine Shrimp Sauteed with Tamari, Orange, Balsamic and Aleppo Pepper, Over A House-Made Puff Pastry Shell
Salmon Smoked Over Applewood, Served with Goat and Cream Cheese Caper Spread, Red Onion and House-Made Sesame Wheat Crackers
Apple Smoked Duck Breast with Sun Dried Cherries and Tomatoes, Parmigianoreggiano and Fresh Picked Micro Greens
Fresh Crabmeat in A Citrus Riesling Dressing with Grapefruit Supremes and Local Bibb Lettuce
Micro Greens From Deer Meadow with A Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette
Deer Meadow Mixed Greens with Maytag Blue, Caramelized Pears and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Lobster and Risotto, with the Meat of A Whole Lobster Sauteed with Sherry, Mushrooms and Local Asparagus
Grilled Scallops with A Mild Chile Molasses Glaze, Black Beans and Rice and Red Cabbage Slaw
Fresh Local Halibut Pan Browned, Finished in The Oven and Served with Spanish Salad of Cherry Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion in A Red Wine Vinaigrette
Crab Cakes Made with Fresh Local Peekytoe Crabmeat, Pan Browned and Served with A Roasted Garlic and Caper Aioli
New York Strip Sirloin Grilled and Topped with An Olive Oil Bearnaise, Served Over Red Wine Caramelized Onions
Pan-Roasted Breast of Duck with A Port Wine Demi-Glace and Rhubarb Raspberry Compote
Roasted Half Chicken From Sunset Acres Farm, Basmati Rice with Bacon, Almonds and Cranberry Sauce, Over Greens
Baby Back Ribs Slowly Braised, Then Finished on The Grill with A Maple Glaze
House-Made Tagliatelle Pasta with Roasted Squash and Radish, Sauteed Mushrooms and A Maple Almond Cream Sauce
$22 - $33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
American, Seafood
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

The food and service were outstanding at Red Sky. The seafood dishes were cooked to perfection and the recommendation for wine was spot on.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DoranAR
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We had not eaten at Red Sky for a couple of years, and were delighted to find it as good as we remembered. The room is cheery and bedecked with wonderful local artwork. The menu is varied, with something for even the fussiest eaters. Our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bea0101
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We had heard very positive things about Red Skye, so were looking forward to our meal there. Both the service and atmosphere were excellent. But the food, while certainly acceptable, was less than we had hoped for.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MBA60302
Reviewed October 31, 2018

For about 5 or 6 years now we have been going to Red Sky when we go to Southwest Harbor on our annual trip. It is warm and welcoming and the food is always top notch. The sole I had this trip melted in my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pzyme
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Great to have a small fine dining restaurant in the small village of Southwest Harbor.Dined there recently solo and was treated very well. Service was good and the place is always busy. Do not go without reservations you may wait a long time.I had the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank catskillperson
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Accidentlally stumbled on Red Sky while looking online for a place for dinner. Would could not have found a better restaurant. The Food, service and ambiance was perfect. There was nothing we would have changed about the experience we had at Red Sky. We only...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

We made a last minute reservation for dinner at THE RED SKY and had a terrific dinner. Luckily there was room for us at a table near the bar. The food was delicious and the next time I'm in town I'll make a reservation in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Diane R
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Friendly but disorganized, the kitchen scores more misses than hits. If you choose wisely you may end up with a mildly palatable meal, but chances are slim. Tasteless salad drowned in an overly sweet balsamic preceded a waterlogged sole ruined by a fussy sauce, blandly...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Widelytraveled
Elizabeth L, Owner at Red Sky, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

So sorry you didn't enjoy you experience with us. I wish I had known while you were in the restaurant so we could have done something to make you happy. We are very shorthanded hence 'disorganized'. We are not short of staff by choice. There...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Tried the risotto, cooked to perfection, with a medium size lobster at a reasonable price. Bartender an expert in fixing drinks and recommending local beer. Make reservation early, otherwise you may be eating at the bar. Owner cooks, wife at reception. Few tables, but then...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Letsgoblues1
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Comfortable atmosphere appealing mostly to adults, many of which were older. The owners clearly are mindful of high standards, excellent meals, and proper servicing at the table. What a refreshing experience. We ate on a Thursday night and found the restaurant full. Several interesting choices...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from Jaclyn W | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask most restaurants allow it but charge a cork fee that can vary so best to ask ahead of time.
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Check their web site redskyrestaurant
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