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“Good beer list that the staff doesn't know”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Blaze

Blaze
Ranked #14 of 143 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good beer list that the staff doesn't know”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place probably has the best beer list in Bar Harbor (though McKay's Public House is also a contender), but unfortunately the staff doesn't have the knowledge to go with it. The service is attentive, but the staff didn't seem to know much about different beer styles in general and certainly didn't have the basic facts (IBU, ABV) about the stuff they were pouring. If you know what you are doing, you could come across a real gem, but if you'd like some guidance navigating unfamiliar hyper-local craft brews (or even better known stuff from outside of Maine), you won't find it here.

  • Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Service was very good and the food was tasty, but my beer glass came with someone else's lipstick all over it, and there is no option for fries other than those which are cooked in duck fat... real shame as this makes them out of reach for the veggies.

Visited July 2013
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Etters, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

We went here on our recent trip to Bar Harbor. We were looking for a place to have a drink and when we went inside we took note of the numerous draft beer selections available and knew that they had the beer we were looking for covered. We did not eat there that evening, but after looking at the menu and smelling that wonderful woodfire grill we decided to come back. We had had lots of seafood while we were in Bar Harbor, so opted for the pizza instead. Crust was great, had a great woodfire taste and plenty of topping. We chose to build our own pizza. Got to pick the sauce and the toppings (there are many to choose from), so it was designed with our taste in mind.
Only negative thing I have to say is that it was a little pricey for pizza. $11 for the pizza and between $1 and $3 dollars for each topping including paying for cheese. Oh well, I guess you will have this with more of a gourmet pizza.

  • Visited June 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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539 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Outstanding Service and Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

My hubby and I had the Fruits de Mer (pile of seafood). It was amazing! It was all cooked on a wood grill which gave it a slightly smokey flavor. Our server (the bartender) was very friendly and very efficient. Great experience!

  • Visited June 2013
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Fredericton
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wow for draft selection!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Just popped in to get off our feet for a few minutes and have a cooling libation. Very friendly bartender helped us get just the right draft out of their massive selection. Wonderful experience.

Visited June 2013
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