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“Best restaurant on Mt. Desert Island”
Review of Burning Tree

Burning Tree
Ranked #44 of 152 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great food; lots of organic options. The flatbread is a must as well as the clam pasta. And the fritters are also a great appetizer option. Never miss a year without eating here. I always get a reservation because it gets busy during the summer!

2  Thank Mary L
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Burning Tree is a long established restaurant in Otter Cliffs, that serves fresh and delicious food just steps from Acadia National Park not far from the resort town of Bar Harbor Maine.

While small in size, the restaurant benefits from an organic garden and an engaging, helpful young wait staff eager to please and make sure that guests enjoy the local fish, seafood and vegetables in creative recipes.

The late and lamented Gourmet Magazine once cited this establishment for its fresh and tasty food and Gourmet was certainly right about this place.

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Thank N S
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

The restaurant is about 10 minutes outside of the downtown district. It is well worth the short drive and a peaceful setting. The gardens onsite provide a glimpse into the fresh ingredients that are artfully woven into the unique menu options. Our party ordered the sole special which was outstanding, and regular menu items: Monk fish, crab cakes, Chicken & Clam Bake, and the Bouillabaisse, all of which were delicious as well. The garden salad, a special appetizer, included a variety of beets and was truly amazing. The service was attentive, the atmosphere was cozy and unpretentious. The only caution is that if you have picky eaters, they may have a tough time finding something on the menu.Drop the picky eaters off at a local seafood joint and venture out without them for a meal here. You won't be disappointed!

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2  Thank Partyoffive_10
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

A thoroughly delightful dining experience. Huge menu. The highlight was the fresh vegetables from their own garden out back

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1  Thank Dutch4455
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We travel to Bar Harbor every year and always make a point to eat at Burning Tree at least once. They have gardens where they grow many varieties of vegetables that they use in the restaurant so you know things are fresh. The stuffed squash blossoms (when they have them) are amazing! We have never had a bad meal or service here and would highly recommend that you give them a try. Definitely call for a reservation!

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Thank SZandSZ
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