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The Looking Glass

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20 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
(207) 288-5663
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to relax. Food, atmosphere, staff, and view were top notch! I definitely recommend stopping in while in the area.

Thank CJ C
Northern Virginia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views, excellent service. The deck has a fire pit going. Easy parking. Pet friendly deck was fantastic

Thank Orca1111
Framingham, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While up in Bar Harbor we made a reservation at The Looking Glass. We sat out on the deck which had a spectacular view of the harbor! The dishes are expensive and the portions are small and not big on tastet!! We got a bad vibe from the staff, however. It seemed as though there was some animosity between the... More 

Thank rporciello
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a great view of Bar Harbor; unfortunately, the service was unacceptably slow (approx. 50 minutes to get food) and once the food came out, it was just average. It appears that there were delays in the kitchen, which I understand can happen, but the waiter should have offered us more bread/snacks if he was aware of the... More 

Thank Ana P
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for breakfast on our last day in bar harbor and really glad we did. Our waitress Abbie was really good and nice and friendly (very informative) . We asked to look at the dinner menu because we plan on coming back in September and I saw something called pork belly which I have never had and asked her... More 

Thank wendy h
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was terrible, no seasoning, cold, and overall DO NOT RECOMMEND. We ordered the crab dip appetizer with artichokes. It had huge pieces of artichokes very overwhelming. Then the crab cake which I order had so much corn meal in it, no seasoning and barely any crab. My wife ordered steak tips with gnocchi which was cold and seemed... More 

Thank candjgregory
Godalming, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

You are in one of the most beautiful settings in America, you are overlooking Bar Habor from your table. You have good service from pleasant people. What else do you want? Decent food, unfortunately this restaurant failed to deliver. First the olive oil and bread was wrong. The bread was dry and tasteless. The olive oil was cheap and full... More 

Thank Mike B
Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I have to say the view is fabulous, the food was very good but the service was so slow. We were a party of six and beside our party there was maybe three other couples in the restaurant. So it really wasn't overcrowded not sure if it was early in the season and just getting started which may have been... More 

Thank Dorothy040205
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This restaurant has delicious food and a courteous staff. We were planning on just trying few things as we were not that hungry, so we ordered the ode to the BLT cheeseboard, which was new on the menu and it was very good. The lemon aioli was especially good. Additionally, the clam chowder was good as well. The meal came... More 

Thank Tricia S
Long Valley, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We enjoyed the looking Glass for both Breakfast and Dinner during our recent stay at the Bluenose Hotel. The view from both within the restaurant and on its attached deck is one of the best on the island. The new chef this season is outstanding. At breakfast, we enjoyed his creative, well prepared, and generously-stuffed Lobster Omelette and impressive, likewise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Highbrook Road, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 288-5663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?