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Can't miss restaurants in BH

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Can't miss restaurants in BH

DH and I are spending 3 days/nights in BH at the end of June, any recommendations for can't miss restaurants? We'd like at least 1 restaurant that is more upscale.

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1. Re: Can't miss restaurants in BH

Havana (upscale). Blueberry pancakes at Jordan's Restaurant. The Jordan Pond House - popovers, great views, lobster stew. Be sure to sit in the dining room if you would like wine, etc. Venture over to the 'quietside' of Mount Desert to Thurston's Lobster Pound on Bass Harbor in Bernard (Tremont). Lots of options in June and planning is such fun.

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I can't attest to any of the upscale restaurants in BH (although I have read there are some excellent ones) but I can give you some recommendations for some 'middle-tier' restaurants:

Galyn's -- Very good food at a reasonable price. Around $15-17 an entree. I see you are in DC, if you have eaten at any of the 'Great American Restaurants' in the area (i.e. Carlisle Grand Cafe, Artie's, Sweet Water Tavern), Galyn's food is comparable IMO but the restaurant is on a smaller scale.

Testa's-- The food was good but a little pricey. I think its a little overrated but maybe its just me.

Poor Boys Gourmet -- When you just want good food without any bells and whistles, this is the place. This place is popular so make a reservation.

Trenton Bridge Lobster -- If you want to get your hands a little dirty and "work" for your lobster, this place is worth the drive.

Rosalie's Pizza -- When you just feel like having pizza, Rosalie's pizza is delicious.

I seem to remember some older threads about BH restaurants....

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Red Sky in Southwest Harbor, Mache Bistro in BH. The two restaurants perhaps considered by most to be "upscale" would be The Rose Garden and MIchele's Fine Dining Bistro.

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I can second the recommendation for Havana, although I wouldn't call it "upscale"....not a linen table type of cloth atmosphere. More on the fun side. The food is fabulous! They take local ingedients and prepare them with a Cuban twist. I had the most amazing scallops there.

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5. Re: Can't miss restaurants in BH

For upscale dining in BH, I would suggest the Rose Garden (located at the Bluenose Inn) & Reading Room (located at the Bar Harbor Inn). Another restaurant you might want to try is my favorite, McKay's Public House.

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6. Re: Can't miss restaurants in BH

For a great breakfast, try Jeannie's on Cottage St.

I can attest to Mache Bistro in Bar Harbor and Red Sky in Southwest Harbor. Both are excellent. I love the seafood stew at Mache.

I'd consider Burning Tree upscale but I was not impressed.

You've got to try the lobster crepes at Maggie's in Bar Harbor.

If you are willing to experiment a bit and like vegetarian fare, consider Eden also in Bar Harbor.


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