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The Looking Glass Restaurant

20 Highbrook Rd, Corner of Highbrook & Cleftstone, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
+1 207-288-5663
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster” (40 reviews)
“surf and turf” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 Highbrook Rd, Corner of Highbrook & Cleftstone, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
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Reviewed today

Road construction on Eden Street made this hard to find in the dark at night. We did not get the benefit of the circular view at night either. The service was lovely, as food the food: the salmon was just ok - although my husband...More

Thank J R
Reviewed today

Fantastic views, and mostly very good waitstaff. Do not order anything without a price unless you check first, or you may be in for a very sour-tasting surprise! We decided on a meal of small plates, having seen some interesting ones on the website. Hearty...More

Thank annedan439
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Looking Glass restaurant is about three fourths glass in this octogen restaurant on the hill. There is a wonderful view from just about anywhere in the room. The lobster was excellent and the service was ok. It is clean with great food.

Thank A1657PMjamesf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a restaurant within the Bluenose property - had a great view - almost 180 degrees- very nice food - my vegetarian wife enjoyed the vegan scallops and I loved the lazy lobster dish - good value for money - would go back anytime

Thank Alok S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a recent visit in May 2018 my husband and I had dinner at the Looking Glass. The view was incredible. My husband had lobster and he said it was delicious. I had scallops and dinner was cooked to perfection.

Thank 378kareny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife had been given a gift certificate to the Looking Glass Restaurant and during a recent trip to Bar Harbor we finally had a chance to use it. We had looked on-line and saw that they had a somewhat limited menu, and as our...More

Thank rockwood13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One entre was the Lazy Lobster, a pound and a half of pre-shucked lobster in a clarified butter with seasonal veg. The other dinner Seared Scallions with Mushroom risotto. Added two salads. Two glasses of red wine and a beer for starters. The food was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for Breakfast. Very pricey for breakfast. Nothing great to say about it. Should have just had the Continental breakfast at the Hotel. Last time I eat here.

Thank Camper557542
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard all the hype and our group was excited to eat here. The view was priceless and we were ready for a great evening but things went south fast. The service was horrible, our orders were mixed up and food was cold. We had a...More

Thank michaelgH9274MK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVED the Chef's Table event at the Looking Glass! The food was amazing and the restaurant has AWESOME gluten free options - they are very knowledgeable about being gluten friendly. There were four courses and each came with a drink that paired beautifully with...More

Thank Redikern
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July 15, 2017|
Response from BHNative | Property representative |
Yes! a wide variety for children from Salmon on a Salad, Grilled Cheese, PB&Honey, Grilled Chicken with veggies & Baby Potatoes, Filet Tips, and Pasta any style (Cheese Sauce, Tomato Sauce, or Plain with Butter).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $42
Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Highbrook Rd, Corner of Highbrook & Cleftstone, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5663
  • E-mail
The Looking Glass highlights the best of Maine Cuisine by using locally grown meat and produce from our own garden and around the island. A consecutive winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, the Looking Glass highlights the best of Maine cuisine expertly prepared by our talented and award-winning culinary team. The Looking Glass was a previous winner of the “Best Breakfast with a View,” for all of Maine, by the editors at Yankee Magazine. Join us and find out why. We offer convenient and abundant parking. We hope you’ll visit us and enjoy our gorgeous view, deck and fire pit! Be prepared for a truly exceptional dining experience.
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