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“Blaze” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blaze

Blaze
Ranked #15 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bangor, Maine
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Blaze”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

"Excellent Concept, wonderful food and friendly service"

We live in Bangor and when we heard BLAZE was going to open in downtown Bangor we decided we needed to get down to Bar Harbor and try the newly opened Bar Harbor BLAZE. Well.....it was WONDERFUL, we've been back 4 times for lunch twice and dinner twice as well. We cannot wait to have BLAZE in downtown Bangor. The food is excellent, the service always friendly and for what you get the prices seem to be spot on. I was reading what a couple others wrote about the pricing and to be honest I just do not agree. You pay for what you get....and we have always been very satisfied with what we have gotten at BLAZE. Ate there last week as a matter of fact and my braised Rabbit and my husbands wood fired pizza were just wonderful and well worth the price. Cheers, PLEASE OPEN IN BANGOR SOON!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Expensive for an average dining experience. Staff was almost irrespectful / arrogant, portions small and food good but not exceptional.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pierre F
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very expensive, nothing special.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

This restaurant pitches itself as an alternative to the many (very good !!) lobster and seafood places in Maine in that they "wood grill" the seafood. This is true, but to be honest the reason everyone else steams/boils it, is because fresh seafood tastes better that way!!.
We decided to try it for a change, it was okay ... but nothing special. Most things on the menu had no price,but market value. We accept that we should have checked the price, but having already eaten a similar menu in nearby restaurants we did not expect a great variation in price. We were shocked by the final check, even more so by the automatic 20% service charge (for 2 people). Something we have almost never seen anywhere in the USA. Unless you desperately want grilled seafood - AVOID.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BobandHannah
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Average food - Great beer selection”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

I liked this restaurant for the bar, happy bartenders and great beer selection. Although not on tap I was able to get Lobster Ale (one of my favorites and hard to find when they push the local Bar Harbor Ales). Lobster Ale is from a Portland brewery.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Capn_C
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great beer selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

We didn't have a full meal here, we had drinks and an appetizer. The appetizer was really good and some of the other food that came out while we were there looked amazing. We sat at the bar and they had a wide variety of beer to choose from, which was great. Good time!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank goddessathenamh
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