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“Comfort food, harbor view,pleasant surroundings,fair prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Watermark Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

Watermark Restaurant & Lounge
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Famed Chef Emily Damon of 151 Main Street, returns with her talent at her new restaurant WATERMARK. Focusing on comfort foods, there is an influence of Italian & Asian ingredients in her food. The dining room is very comfortable with a view to the harbor in every seat. A private dining room can accommodate up to 40 guests for your special event. Be sure to call for reservations, as WATERMARK is very popular!
Owings Mills, Maryland
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Comfort food, harbor view,pleasant surroundings,fair prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

For those who crave a skillfully prepared dinner, which is moderately priced, and tending toward "comfort" dishes, Watermark is your answer. "Comfort" is used in a complimentary sense, as Watermark does not hold itself out as providing a "haute cuisine menu".

The menu lists three soups, about a dozen appetizers, and at least ten entrees,. The latter includes several fresh seafood dishes. The wine list is moderate.
Five separate dining spaces including three with a direct view of the Harbor itself. Dress warmly if you choose to eat outside on the deck, since August evenings can become chilly when the sun goes down.

Service is excellent.

Reservations are suggested. Last Tuesday night was virtually filled, as both the summer community and the year-round residents have discovered Watermarks, and patronize regularly.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Peripatetic58
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Syracuse, New York
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Did not disappoint!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Beautiful view of Northeast Harbor! Visited this restaurant last year and we were so pleased that our excellent dining experience last year was no fluke! This year, we had lunch and enjoyed dining on the porch. We all had the crabmeat sandwiches ... Plenty of tasty, local crabmeat. Friendly service. We plan on returning and highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank KarenGrc78
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NH
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A terrific surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

A woman at the Acadia Information Center recommended the Watermark for lunch. She said it was unassuming from the outside, but the view of the harbor was delightful, and the food was very good. She was right on all counts. The food, from the iced tea we had to start, through to dessert, was excellent. Two of us had lobster rolls (with plenty of fresh lobster meat), and one had a lunch sandwich special of smoked salmon and boursin cheese that she said was delicious - we had to take her word for it, because she wouldn't share! Two of us are on gluten-free diets, and we were pleased to see gluten-free dishes starred on the menu, and to find out that they had delicious gluten-free bread that they could use for our sandwiches. For dessert, two of us shared the "Hot Lava" flourless chocolate cake (recommended by our waiter), and the other had creme brulee. The cake was unusual and full of flavor, and the creme brulee was also quite good. Our waiter was a student over from Serbia for the summer, and he was attentive, helpful, and had a great sense of humor. We weren't in a particular hurry, with the great view to enjoy from the deck, so we didn't really notice if the service was slow or not. The prices, especially considering the quality of the food we were served, were very reasonable. This was a great find, and we will definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank GoingWay
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Portland, Maine
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice find in Northeast Harbor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I did not know about the Watermark as it it tucked behind the main street in town and not directly in front of the beautiful harbor, but does have a wonderful water view. Luckily, I went with a friend who lives on the island and was very pleasantly surprised. The menu is not extensive, but what they have is quite good. And there are very good daily specials. If it had not been for the heat wave, my friend and I would have sat out on the deck. Lunch overlooking the view of the harbor from our window seat could not have been better. Service was quicker at lunch for us than for previous reviewers, and the wait staff could not have been nicer. If you are looking for a very ice meal in Northeast Harbor, this is the place. I would go back again...and again.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Folkwriter
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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We originally read some old critical reviews and were going to dine elsewhere, but were convinced by a shopowner in town that this had fine dining since a new chef took over. Are we ever glad we tried Watermark! Excellent dinner (roasted cauliflower and crab cakes for starters, drunk duck for two entree, fabulous ginger cake--the Chef's great-grandmother's recipe) and attentive service plus a lovely harbor view led us to return for lunch. The meatloaf sandwich was outstanding (pork and veal, no beef, with tomato and flavorful aioli). I wish I had time to return and try more dishes. It was an unexpected treat to find such an excellent restaurant during a vacation month in Maine.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Gail N
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