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Mache Bistro

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321 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1641
+1 207-288-0447
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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bar harbor
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for my Birthday and could not believe we hadn't been there before . It had to be one of the best meals Ive ever had . Thank you Mache Bistro

Thank tweedie44
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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203 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had a fantastic dinner at this restaurant! We had lobster and steak and every bite was delicious. Our server was professional and friendly. She made great wine suggestions and helped us pair it with our entrees. The atmosphere was romantic and cozy.

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Natick, MA
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Right on main Street. One of the best restaurants in Bar Harbor. We enjoyed our meal. We had lamb and duck that were both excellent. You can make reservations. Mindy was our server and she was quite good.

Thank momskier
Danby, Vermont
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We ate here on our last night in Bar Harbor, which was coincidentally this restaurant's last night of the season. We were kind of relieved to find a restaurant that didn't have lobster on the menu, and it ended up being the nicest place we ate in our entire trip. We ordered two small plates to share (mussels and smoked... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had dined at Mache Bistro on four occasions over the past few years, but this was our first visit to this location. We appreciated the additional space (in what was once a great vegan restaurant); MB's previous location in town was cramped. We enjoyed our dinner: a lovely and delicious arugula salad with lemon dressing, plump mussels with fennel... More 

Thank MartsoSwan
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a delicious meal here last night. I started with the shrimp small plate with chorizo, reminded me of tapas in Barcelona. I followed with a main dish of local ( Portland) shiitake and oyster mushrooms that was outstanding . my husband had scallops flavored with cilantro, arugula , lemon and fennel over small potatoes.

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was our third time in Bar Harbor, and after exhausting a bunch of lobster places, we finally decided to try something this different: this small Bistro place. Far from any regret: coming from NYC, well, coming originally from southern France and having been raised as a foodie with insatiable passion for flavors and multicultural cooking, I could not be... More 

Thank Nicmezgo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were there for a wedding anniversary celebration and we were very disappointed by the venue. It was cold inside and the tables all look bare with no table cloth or anything else on them. The food was fine, but nothing special. We would expect more by paying $180 for a dinner for two people. All in all, it was... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I give this 5 based on food and service at the restaurant. However we were totally irritated by the difficulty is making a reservation. We called at 4:00 and no answer but a message saying no one available until 5:00 so please go the web site. We did this to be told no space at 6:45, only 6:00or 7:45 and... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We booked here based on reviews and were expecting a fantastic meal and service based on the stated ethos of the owners and reviews. We found that there was little atmosphere in the restaurant and service was OK but not memorable. We found the food disappointing for the price. As we were disappointed we decided to not leave a tip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$25
American, Fusion
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1641
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-0447
Mache is a casual neighborhood bistro in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine. We offer an ever-changing menu:our appetizers, salads, entrees, small plates, and house-made desserts are prepared with the finest produce, freshest seafood, and organic & natural meats available. Full bar and eclectic wine list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?