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The Blue Door

135 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1409
+1 207-801-9045
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good7%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“strudel” (11 reviews)
“crab bisque” (6 reviews)
“stew” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
135 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1409
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to Bar Harbor on a regular basis and have our favourite haunts, our list has now another one. We had a nothing short of a wonderful evening at the blue door. I had the Swordfish with a brown butter sauce which absolutely to...More

Thank foodster70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into this hole in wall with intentions for a cocktail and starters but ended up staying for a delicious dinner. I enjoyed the super smooth ginger cranberry Cosmo and ordered the Mexican black bean soup. The soup was nicely presented: a creamy purée...More

Thank Lily N
Reviewed October 23, 2017

My wife and I ate at the Blue Door on an anniversary trip to Maine, very friendly staff, very good food and a nice quaint atmosphere. And a little out of busy the Bar Harbor downtown area which is definitely a plus. I would recommend...More

Thank arkitkt
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Hands down the "BEST" smoked salmon pate' I've ever tasted. Then a terrific lobster strudel in a great filo pastry. My wife had the Cafe salad, very nice! Then she had the mushroom bean stroganoff with sherried sour creme sauce. Topped it off with the...More

Thank BCouch5056
Reviewed October 14, 2017

I love the Asian hints in the dishes! I had the Korean BBQ on Salmon and my wife had Filipino Adobo chicken. The Malbec was excellent and we really enjoyed the background music. We will be back !!

Thank Leighawillia
Reviewed September 27, 2017

We decided to give the new place in town a try. Unfortunately, it's still suffering growing pains. To put it short - excellent food but service nonexistent. Good idea on their part to put trivia cards on the table - it will give you something...More

Thank NickyD0500
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Lobster and Boursin strudel was offered as the restaurant speciality but both items were hard to find within the pastry. My wife's Mediterranean stew was satisfactory without being exceptional. One overworked waiter for the whole restaurant and very pricey for what was presented. Not impressed.

Thank robroy18
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We went to this place for dinner. Not very busy..which is usually a bad sign. Yet, this place was an exception. Not enough advertising is more likely the answer. Menu was very eclectic. Very interesting combination of seafood and Korean or Philippine twist. The menu...More

2  Thank ETC363
Reviewed August 15, 2017

My family had dinner here a few nights ago and had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The cuisine was a nice change from the ubiquitous lobster dishes which dominate Bar Harbor. The service was perfect, attentive, friendly, and not obtrusive....More

1  Thank jill l
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Visited this eccentric, cute little place on our recent trip to Maine. Good service and very good food! Interesting and charming atmosphere, lots of books and kitchy cool stuff everywhere, warm and inviting. We had the house specialty “cafe salad”, very nice salad and VERY...More

Thank Lisa_McGovern
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$15 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-801-9045
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Small, charming, eclectic ethnic and authentic local flavors, robust flavors, seafood, poultry, steak and great vegan options
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