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“A real treat.”
Review of Blaze

Blaze
Ranked #16 of 144 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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“A real treat.”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

A little hesitant based on the mixed reviews here, we were blown away by the quality of the meal and experience at Blaze. Everything was done just right. We were there on a Tues. night, 2nd week of Oct. It is a small place so every table is going to be near a window, the bar or with a view of the open kitchen. It was only a third full upon arriving but packed by the time we finished. The service was just right at all times. We started with an unusual, but great, bloody mary and after sampling 2 of the locally crafted beers, my wife chose one that she enjoyed. Remarkable Caesar salad (always my litmus test) followed by perfectly seasoned and wood fire grilled rib-eye and whole lobster. My wife who has enjoyed many boiled and steamed lobsters was delighted with the grilled version. The veggies were well prepared and French fries done in duck fat (with a choice of several very flavorful dipping sauces) were an incredible treat. Even ice cold at the end of the meal they were outstanding. Dinner entrees are from $14-30 which, at this level of quality, are an excellent value. I just wish we could have stayed in the area for another night so we could go back.

  • Visited October 2012
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colorado
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“bad service”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were excited to try out a new place, we visit Bar Harbor every year. Got off to a poor start, late in the season, maybe staff over people. Asked to sit by an empty table by the window, a 4 topper, we were only a party of two. Restaurant was only 1/4 full, told us he had to save the table if a party of 4 showed up, and said we could only sit at 2 topper or the bar. Sat down at a two topper and were given no greeting for at least 5 minutes. We ordered 2 beers, I asked for a taste of one, didn't care for it, but was not offered any other suggestions. Decided not to stay for dinner, due to service and indifference.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Excellent Pizza!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We ate at Blaze two nights during our five night stay in Bar Harbor. The pizza was great and everything is very reasonably priced. Mussels were also great and they have an extensive beer list.

Visited October 2012
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Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Blaze”
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
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Overpriced”
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
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