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“Charming place, very good food”
Review of Michelle's Fine Dining - CLOSED

Michelle's Fine Dining
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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".
Prescott, Arizona
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Charming place, very good food”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

We enjoyed both the ambience and the food at Michelle's. My husband had a seafood pasta that he thought was wonderful, while I had halibut that was fresh and delicious. It was a pricier restaurant than several we went to, but it was nice to have a leisurely meal in a lovely room. Service was very attentive and unobtrusive.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Los Altos, California
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246 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good food with end-of-season service”
Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Michelle's serves good food in a nice, casual environment but we found that the service was slow and more importantly, the server's knowledge of the food was fair at best. For a supposedly fine dining experience and price, little details were not done well. For example, rather than provide us with clean utensils after our appetizer, our server placed the dirty ones back on the table cloth in front of us. The good food was offset by end-of-the-season service.

Visited August 2014
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Thank wwalleigh
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New York
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The best dinner in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife & I stumbled upon this incredible restaurant. My wife is a chef, & my entire family of 5 (3 teenagers with different palates) are "foodies." We were initially drawn in by the fire pit in the courtyard + menu so we gave it a try. We met the very energetic & friendly owner who made it his business to assure every guest's needs were addressed. The quality & creativity of everything we ordered, from appetizers to desserts were top rate & truly the best we experienced in our 4 day stay. Realize, we sought out the best digs in this popular sea side town, and this venue was by far #1.

  • Visited August 2014
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Fredericton, Canada
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“Lobster Ravioli to die for”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

Although it wasn't technically on the menu these fine folks hooked me up with a surf & turf style meal (lobster ravioli in home-made pasta and an amazingly tender Filet).
Broad menu, good wine selection and attentive staff and servers.

Visited August 2014
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Thank KCKCKCCCMC
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“Great food/atmosphere”
Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We were on vacation and made a same day reservation (on Sunday) for 10 people. We spoke to John, one of the owners, who was incredibly helpful. At first, he wasn't sure if he'd have enough space for us, but quickly called me back and had reserved us a private room for our party. The food was excellent and guests in our party got all different dishes: seafood, steak and pasta. We also got salads and the homemade blueberry pie which was delicious. The service was a bit slow at times, but was only due to the size of our party. There was no paper towel in the restroom either, but again, not a huge deal. All in all, the food was great and the atmosphere was equally as good - great mood lighting, music at the right volume and comfortable temperature. Definitely recommend!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Coleman W
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