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“A wonderful bar selection & great service”
Review of Guinness and Porcelli's - CLOSED

Guinness and Porcelli's
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mt. Desert Street
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a wonderful Italian eatery located along the upper side of Main Street. I went there several times during the summer to eat and the food was really good. I had a pasta dish and the desert selection is really good and delicious. They are open throughout the winter, so I tend to go there a lot for drinks or coffee. The bartender very nice and makes great conversations to the fellow customers. They have a wonderful cocktail selection such as the "Maple Leaf" or "Mango, Mango". Some of the cocktails they're trying out for their summer selection.

Sometimes the bartender and cooks are nice enough to bring out free samples of food to the bar. This has happened twice in the last few weeks. The first sample was like a blue cheese fondu dish that came with some small bread rolls, tasted delicious and the second was a tiny onion dipped in a sweet and vinegar sauce.

The atmosphere is very nice and does look like an upscale restaurant, but the prices are reasonable. The sound of jazz and standards can be heard through the speakers. If you're quiet, you can sit back with a cocktail and listen to the musical stylings of Ella Fitzgerald or Bobby Darin. There are some nice black and white pictures of Italy hanging along the walls that are very breathtaking.

I recommend spending a cold evening here for a nice drink or just a cup of coffee. Living in Bar Harbor, I know how hard it is to find a restaurant opened during the winter and I'm very glad they are. I look forward to many more journeys I will take to "Guinness & Procelli's".

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Thank Brendan W
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We have been coming to Bar Harbor since 1972! We have tried many restaurants. Guinness and Porcelli's is fantastic. The wait help was superb. The wine list was extraordinaire and the food was absolutely delicious. The wine list was to die for. We are so happy we checked Trip Advisor and found the reviews.

Thank Maureen P
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Called to make a reservation and received an answering machine to leave a detailed message and time for dinner. NEVER RETURNED PHONE CALL!!!

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Wanting a break from lobstars and chowder we went to the G&P restaurant. Food, service & atmosphere were excellent. 4 different entrees were ordered all were perfect and the server from Angela was great. You might try the individual pizza.

Thank Capn_C
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Another excellent dining option in Main. Service was terrific, food superb, wine selection vast, what else you could ask for a nice dinner out? Love the place and we were lucky to find a table without reservation, we were very pleased at the end..

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Thank landscapechaser
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