We had dinner at the Reading Room to celebrate a special birthday during our vacation in Bar Harbor, and it was a highlight of the trip! The dining room itself is elegant and beautiful, but the real aesthetic treat is the stunning view of the ocean. Live piano music is another lovely touch, and our son age 7 was made to feel like a valued guest. The food was very good although the restaurant might be a bit overpriced just for the food alone, but when you consider the whole experience of view, ambience and service it is a very good value.
Like many restaurants in Bar Harbor, the staff and kitchen are accustomed to large groups, and our party of seven received flawless service. Valorie our main waitress seemed to anticipate our every need, the staff helped make the birthday cake a surprise, and the pianist burst into "Happy Birthday to You" just as the lighted cake came out. Thank you, Reading Room, for making someone's day!
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