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“Fine Dining in Bar Harbor”
Review of Michelle's Fine Dining - CLOSED

Michelle's Fine Dining
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Truly amazing inn, restaurant, location and service. Ivy Manor Inn and Pascone's Ristorante examplifies the flavor of Italy. The homemade meatballs and speghetti meat sauce from generations handed down to the most flavorfull marinara. A must try is one of Pascone's appetizer specialities "Italian Latkes"! The freshest of salad's particularly, the Arugular Insalate with fresh figs. The sauces are flagrant with fresh herbs and the aroma's throughout the restaurant are mouth watering. Not just pasta's, they have thought of everything. Their traditional 2 lb Maine Lobster Thermidor, "unbelievable" and the finest of Prime with the Chateau Briand For Two! Many fresh fish items along with all of the chicken entree's such as Chicken Parmiginao and Chicken Piccata! Be sure to order one of their sensational desserts, the Chocolate Bag For Two! It alone, is an experience in and by itself. Yes, Pascone's at the Ivy Manor Inn has carved it's name in Bar Harbor as "the place to dine".
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
501 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Meandered into Michelle's for lunch and returned for dinner. Young Chef Kyle knows his ingredients and enjoys creative meat and fish presentations. Owners John and Christine have a gem here. Good service staff. Quality outdoor dining. Pet friendly, too.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank jrjojo
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“Farm to table done right”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I returned to this restaurant for our anniversary. We were surprised to see that it was under new ownership, but we were soon delighted. With a more casual atmosphere and wonderful service we were instantly happy to return. We are foodies, major foodies. What I love about this place (which I am not sure is well known to most) is that they utilize the farm to table concept. I love knowing where my food comes from as well as supporting local farmers.

The preparation was superb and I do have to acknowledge how perfectly the homemade pasta was prepared....perfectly al dente! The drinks were wonderful and all made with fresh ingredients, no mixes. I highly recommend this place if you live good food. It is worth every bite.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Therese S
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ok but not a must”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Save yur fine dining $ for a different city. Nice but nothing noteworthy. Id rather sit outside & dine casually as that is one of Bar Harbors delights. Not available at this spot.

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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Memorable Experience”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I've been here several times, all great experiences. The food is amazing, great atmosphere and the staff, host and owners are welcoming and really care about their customers. My parents just went back to celebrate their anniversary and had a blast. On a special occasion, this place really is perfect. I highly recommended a visit to this lovely restaurant. Great wine selection, fresh delicious food!

  • Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
1 review
“Excellent Dining in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had a wonderful time eating at Michell's at the Ivy Manor in Bar Harbor. The sea food was perfectly prepared and totally delicious. The service was excellent. The only reason we do not give it an overall excellent rating is that it is a little pricey compared to other eateries in the Bar Harbor area.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Robert N
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Ivy M, Owner at Michelle's Fine Dining, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us and our service. We pride ourselves on creating an experience and we hope that the value equals in quality of food, service and expectation.

Christine
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