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“Breakfast with a view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass
Ranked #60 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Pompey, New York
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Breakfast with a view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

This restaurant has an open floor plan (not much on privacy). The staff is friendly and pleasant. The food is pretty good. The best part is the view...it was excellent.

  • Visited August 2012
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TheBluenoseInn, Marketing at The Looking Glass, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about The Looking Glass on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you enjoyed our panoramic views of Frenchman Bay, Cadillac, Dorr & Champlain Mountains & Bar Harbor-they are truly spectacular and there isn't a bad table in the house! I hope you'll have the opportunity to visit us again.
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Dover, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great View, Bland overpriced food for dinner, poor service for breakfast.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We went to the resaurant out of convenience (we stayed at the Wonderview Inn and could walk right up to the restaurant). I wasn't very impressed with the food at dinner... items that looked good on the menu were bland. The tables were a bit flimsy and atmostphere uncomfortable, but the waitstaff seemed friendly, and we went back for breakfast again out of convenience (we wanted to get to the park ASAP).

Breakfast was a major disappointment. Though it wasn't extremely busy, we sat at our table fifteen minutes before we even got a glass of water. When our drink order was finally taken, they only provided enough hot water for half a mug of tea (at only half a standard diner-sized mug, this beverage cost me $2.50). The food was okay, but definately not worth the poor service.

Take the money you would have spent on a medocre/bad experience and go to Acadia National Park... because the only thing your paying for at this restaurant is the view.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank M B
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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you for your comments regarding your dining experiences at the Looking Glass. I deeply apologize that it was not up to par. We pride ourselves in the quality of our food and service but obviously did not meet your expectations. I would like to offer you a complimentary dinner for two certificate to use during your next trip to our area to hopefully make amends. Please contact me directly and again we are sorry.
Jim Ash
General Manager & Co-Owner
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great food, great view, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I'm,not sure which we loved more. Our jaws dropped when we looked out of the 270 degree view through the floor to ceiling windows. The service was impeccable and they made great dinner recommendations. But the food was outstanding. This chef has been at Looking Glass for a long time. He is very creative.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Doug L
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TheBluenoseInn, Marketing at The Looking Glass, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
The view is amazing, I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. It's so nice to be able to see Acadian mountains, Frenchman Bay, islands, Egg Rock Light and experience Chef Montes' exceptional food, all at the same time! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor and please visit us again soon.
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Warwickshire
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124 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“All round excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

The very personable staff and a great view here would be of no use if the food did not match those standards. Better than that it excelled them. High quality ingredients and an imaginative menu well prepared.

Visited September 2012
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Thank abcoldgit
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TheBluenoseInn, Marketing at The Looking Glass, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Thank you for your kind words, food as good as The Looking Glass view is excellence indeed! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us and appreciate you sharing on TripAdvisor. Please come see us again soon.
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Marietta, Georgia
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Don't Bother”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

A much over-rated restaurant, probably trading on days gone by. Average menu with very high prices for such dowdy fare. Do yourself, and your pocketbook, a favor and don"t bother with this tired place.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Sara J
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