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Burning Tree

69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
+1 207-288-9331
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“monkfish” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“swiss chard” (15 reviews)
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just went with another couple .. great food it’s s small place with excellent food don’t go if you want a fancy place it is a small cozy place with excellent food. Make reservations well in advance because this is probably the best place to...More

Thank bfizzel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eventive and interesting menu that, unfortunately, didn't live up to its hype. Very cramped tables, slow inattentive service and average food

Thank smilenene23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here for our first time a couple weeks ago. The food is good and creative. The salads were fresh and delicious. We enjoyed a crab appetizer that could have been a touch bigger in portion, but it was delicious nonetheless. Our entrees were...More

Thank tonyaburch27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent farm to table dinner here with my wife last week. The menu was imaginative and the dishes were complex but not overly so. All of the ingredients were extremely fresh, many out of their garden in sure. Burning Tree is a few...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly unique menu that someone took much care to put together. Making a choice is tough because everything appeals. There are many flavors going on in most of the dishes but we all agreed were perfectly balanced. The lobster inari was mind blowing and the...More

Thank tabi_travels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first ate at The Burning Tree 25 years ago and when we recently went back, it was as good as we remembered. Not only is the food delicious, farm fresh, organic, and creatively prepared and the options awesome, but the restaurant does everything else...More

Thank virginiawriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to make it here every year, as it is one of our favorite restaurants on the island. Despite the the fact they only serve fish and vegetables, it is always has some of the more interesting dishes on the island. Every once and...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second or third trip to the Burning tree. We would visit all the time, but reservations don’t always work for us - and this is generally a place you need reservations...though in this case, I called and asked - and they had...More

2  Thank Shadowprints
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome experience. Off the beaten path in Otter Creek and not like anything you're going to run across in downtown Bar Harbor. Outstanding dinner with unique flavors and combinations. We were amazed at the creativity that went into the food. Blueberry lavender soup, an heirloom...More

1  Thank MKR7561SF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something is wrong with this restaurant. It seems to have everything going for it (great reputation, excellent ingredients, lovely setting, charming dining rooms)but the overall experience is lackluster at best.

Thank Sarah F
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Kathy C
September 17, 2017|
Response from weathermanbill | Reviewed this property |
No, it's very casual. You'll see others in anything from coat and tie to shorts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Otter Creek Dr, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04660-6705
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-9331
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