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“The Looking Glass Restaurant-More Than Just A View”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass
Ranked #57 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Columbus, New Jersey
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Looking Glass Restaurant-More Than Just A View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

For breakfast on our last day(September 8th) in Bar Harbor, Maine we chose The Looking Glass Restaurant, atop the hill, and received much more than just a view. This mountain/modern cabin décor eatery with a semi circle panoramic window wall offers a variety of good old fashion American style breakfast menu choices which were both ample and delicious. And, should you choose to add a Bar Harbor flair to your breakfast, this menu certainly provides you with the choices. So, if you are looking to enjoy something more than just a view, look no further than The Looking Glass for good food and a friendly, accommodating wait staff.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank LEDR
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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank you for your excellent comments regarding your recent visit to our restaurant. We truly appreciate the remarks regarding the view, the food and especially the staff. When your travel plans bring you back to Maine, please come see us again.
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
G.M./Co-Owner
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“great food while enjoying the view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Ate several breakfasts and dinners here and all were amazing. For dinner I ate the coconut curry vegetable stew with quinoa which was awesome and gets a good slow (heat) burn going by the time you're done! Very filling and a meal by itself. For breakfast the hot quinoa cereal with dried apricots, craisins, almonds, and almond milk is not to be missed! Light but filling and very tasty! Wonderful alternative to gelatinous oatmeal. My friend had eggs, sausage, hash browns and enjoyed it. Perhaps the server was having a bad day on the last day as I had to ask for coffee, wait for the food, ask for the check and wait to pay...what a shock after the exceptional service from the previous days!? And I do mean exceptional, efficient, friendly service.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Amy S
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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the Looking Glass restaurant. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the quinoa cereal as well as the coconut curry vegetable stew with quinoa. These dishes have proven to be very popular this season. Also glad your friend enjoyed the traditional eggs, sausage and hash brown breakfast. Regarding the service, while I am happy that it was exceptional and efficient for the most part, I deeply apologize for the problems you encountered on the last day. No excuses are offered. This is very disturbing particularly in light of your previous experiences. We hope that when you are back in the area you will once again visit us.
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
G.M./Co-Owner
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Don't miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Excellent food at reasonable prices (for Bar Harbor), Beautiful view. We ate diner and breakfast, and enjoyed both meals. Will go back again.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Robert L
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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent dining experiences at the Looking Glass restaurant. It appears that you had a positive experience for both breakfast and dinner and your comment that you will come again, really says it all. We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the near future.
Jim Ash
G.M./Co-Owner
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Selden, New York, United States
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The VIEW”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I will admit that the main appeal was and is the view, the food was good, our waitress was great. I thought I was able to eat on the deck but no tables were there, while eating I noticed why, the deck had dropping of all kinds on it. The restaurant itself was very clean and inviting. The side bar deck was also great.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Anthony S
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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the Looking Glass. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed the food, the view and that the service was great. Regarding the outside front deck area, we have never used it for dining but as you pointed out have a side deck that does not block the view of the diners inside and affords the patrons a magnificent view of the harbor. The area you alluded to is subject to the birds but do clean it on a regular basis. When your travel brings you back to Maine, we hope you will visit us again.
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
G.M./Co-Owner
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, better staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are locals and we love going to looking glass for birthdays! The view of course is amazing but it's not just that. The food is always amazing, pricey yes, but worth it for a special night. What is better is the staff! Antony the bartender ( who makes the best sangria we have ever had) is great! Have him make you a Bar Harbor Bliss. The servers are the perfect mix of there when you need them, but not pushy. All in all this is my favorite place In town for a fine dining meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank KWBH
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hospitality04609, General Manager at The Looking Glass, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding the Looking Glass restaurant. The fact that you are locals and state that "all in all this is my favorite place in town for a fine dining meal" is especially rewarding. I will certainly pass along your comments to the staff and Anthony in particular for his bartending skills and sangria. Please keep coming!
Sincerely,
Jim Ash
G.M./Co-Owner
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