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Mache Bistro

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321 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1641
+1 207-288-0447
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a delicious meal here last night. I started with the shrimp small plate with chorizo, reminded me of tapas in Barcelona. I followed with a main dish of local ( Portland) shiitake and oyster mushrooms that was outstanding . my husband had scallops flavored with cilantro, arugula , lemon and fennel over small potatoes.

Thank stephaniegould77
Guttenberg, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our third time in Bar Harbor, and after exhausting a bunch of lobster places, we finally decided to try something this different: this small Bistro place. Far from any regret: coming from NYC, well, coming originally from southern France and having been raised as a foodie with insatiable passion for flavors and multicultural cooking, I could not be... More 

Thank Nicmezgo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there for a wedding anniversary celebration and we were very disappointed by the venue. It was cold inside and the tables all look bare with no table cloth or anything else on them. The food was fine, but nothing special. We would expect more by paying $180 for a dinner for two people. All in all, it was... More 

Thank Ying C
Bowral, Australia
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495 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I give this 5 based on food and service at the restaurant. However we were totally irritated by the difficulty is making a reservation. We called at 4:00 and no answer but a message saying no one available until 5:00 so please go the web site. We did this to be told no space at 6:45, only 6:00or 7:45 and... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked here based on reviews and were expecting a fantastic meal and service based on the stated ethos of the owners and reviews. We found that there was little atmosphere in the restaurant and service was OK but not memorable. We found the food disappointing for the price. As we were disappointed we decided to not leave a tip... More 

Thank Jo T
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined there Friday, food was OK but not outstanding. We made a reservation on the phone and they violated our privacy by sharing with Yelp. We asked for food to be served family style and they interpreted this to bring all at once. We were clearly dissatisfied but they ignored our dissatisfaction. We spoke to the manager afterward and... More 

Thank Kurt R
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came into Bar Harbor without specific dinner plans on the Friday before Columbus day. I called Mache Bistro, and the telephone greeting said it would not open until 5:30 (it was about 3:00 PM). I left a message asking for a table for 4 for about 6:00 pm. I then logged onto the website to try to make reservations.... More 

Thank Jack M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu served in a pleasant environment. Explendid service. The tourtle was excellent as it was the wine list. We tried to book by internet and the system asked for a credit card!!!! Finally the place worths a donner. I would recommend even if it's an expensive place for our standards.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definately worth booking. The food is creative and delicious. Can highly recommend the Duck Leg served with Duck Ragout..

Thank Peter D
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat at Mache at least once a summer. This was a special occasion - a reunion of old friends. I had written previously that, in conjunction with the move from Cottage Street, Mache had upped their game. Now, I'm not so sure. Here are a couple of things I'd like to see when dropping $250 for dinner: 1. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $25
American, Fusion
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1641
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-0447
Mache is a casual neighborhood bistro in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine. We offer an ever-changing menu:our appetizers, salads, entrees, small plates, and house-made desserts are prepared with the finest produce, freshest seafood, and organic & natural meats available. Full bar and eclectic wine list.

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