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“Great, fresh seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Bluefish - CLOSED

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Cafe Bluefish
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bar Harbor, Maine
1 review
“Great, fresh seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

Took my family who was visiting from the west, Everyone had a diferent dish and we all enjoyed the meal. Nice small place, so on a busy night, reservation is a must. Wait staff went out of the way to be helpful, even made a special dish for one in our party who had food alergy

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank YAYA04609
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English first
New York
1 review
“Pleasant dining experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

The atmosphere was homey and welcoming. The pecan crusted salmon was delicious and hit the spot. The accompaniments of mashed sweet potato and cole slaw perfectly balanced the dish. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank blackcat917
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cary
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Needs improvements in many ways”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

1. receive menus wait 15 minutes
2. near empty restaurant and finally waitress brings water and takes drink order
(is she too busy we wonder? to be a little more prompt...again near empty restaurant!)
3. we get drinks and wait an hour to get our meal
4. the meal comes...we get salads and pita with the meal. the waitress is clueless that she should bring something in the hour gap...we have 3 children with us that would love to have a morsel of something
5. the meal comes...5 luke warm scallops ($24) watery salad ($6) blueberry/lemon martini with next to no vodka...and I really could use a strong drink by now ($8) rice: cold
6. after meal 15 minutes and waitress comes to ask us if we would like dessert..we say no, gotta go. 10 more minutes to get our check.

We wonder...is this a bad waitress or a bad restaurant. A good waitress can tell the kitchen to get the food out and get it out hot. If the restaurant attitude is too laid back to care then it was reflected by our server. Don't waste your money here...Martha Stewart obviously got some attention but I wouldn't bet on you getting any.

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank miloCary
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Westchester, NY
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Not what we expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

We visited Cafe Bluefish because we were curious about their claim of being mentioned on the Food Network for their lobster streudal. We ordered the lobster streudal and a salmon dish. The salmon was tasty, but the lobster streudal was not so impressive. It is just lobster salad baked inside some sheets of phyllo dough. It claimed to have carmelize onions but we could not find any. The dish was edible, but really not that good.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank Letsg0m0m
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2011

Fresh fresh fish, cooked perfectly. We had salmon, both the poached and the pecan encrusted and they were expertly sauced, giving just the right piquant flavor and tangy taste to the poached and the pecan encrusted was wonderful- understated, yet the flavor and freshness of the fish was enhanced by the crunchy crust. Accompanying the fish, the other "super foods": mashed sweet potatoes and cole slaw tasted great and made me feel very healthy! The fresh fresh berry crumble was delicious topped with just the right amount of sweet ice cream. Fast service, pleasant server, excellent experience.

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank musiclover48
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