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“Worth the trip!”
Review of Red Sky

Red Sky
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $33
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Portland, Maine
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worth the trip!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went to Red Sky for the first time last weekend, and we were very impressed. Food was creative, and beautifully presented. Service was outstanding! Wine list very good, it was a home run from beginning to end! We both had seafood and it was so good! I recommend this to anyone -- leave the hustle & bustle of Bar Harbor behind for an evening, and seek Red Sky out!

  • Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
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242 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Still the best in South West Harbor”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is always satisfying to return to a restaurant each year and find it still at the top of its game. We had the freshest salad, a polenta and vegetable appetizer, and baby back ribs. Nothing exceptional perhaps but everything most enjoyable. Service is friendly. The room is not overly noisy and there is no music. We will be back again next year.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank john w
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Disappointing food, overcharged”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our third visit to Red Sky, and by far the most disappointing. Our prior visits were a couple of years ago.
In a nutshell...the salmon mousse 'free appetizer' was tasteless. The beet soup was nice to look at but had no flavor. The salads were poorly dressed. The waiter had no knowledge of the wine list and had to keep going back to get answers to questions about various options. To be fair, the scallops were divine.
The kicker came with the bill. We were charged for two desserts when we had only ordered one. This error was fixed when we pointed it out. Then after we paid we noticed that two other items on the bill were charged at $1 more than the menu price. When we pointed this out to the owner she made a very weak apology and an even weaker offer to fix the error. At that point our card was already run and we didn't feel like hanging around to have them refund and re-charge it. But one wonders...how many other patrons were overcharged? Surely a restaurant that bills itself as fine dining can ensure the prices charged are as advertised.
So while many other visitors give this establishment high marks, and we were hoping for a 5-star experience, it just didn't happen.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Sweetman57
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delish-from a 'Foodie'”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

We love to eat local foods and Red Sky focuses on that. The ingredients were all fresh and attention was made to telling us where they are from. Every dish was light and different, and the flavors and ingredients were combined in a unique way. Service was excellent as well-very knowledgeable. Reservations needed

Visited July 2014
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Thank s e
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Latham, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Don't miss the delicious food and great service”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We loved the duck salad which was huge and fabulous. We shared one. My husband had the special that evening, a delicious sole preparation. It was one of the finest fish entrees he ever had. I enjoyed the lobster risotto with mushrooms and pencil thin asparagus enormously. The waitstaff was beautifully trained and attentive without being overbearing. The prices were very fair for the quality and quantity of the food, and our cocktail and wine were very fairly priced as well. We certainly will return to the Red Sky next time we stay in Southwest Harbor.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Ruth S
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