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“Haute Cuisine in Bar Harbor”
Review of Mache Bistro

Mache Bistro
Ranked #29 of 148 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Haute Cuisine in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Our party of six enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at Mâché Bistro. The service was attentive and polite. We enjoyed 3 appetizers and 5 different entrees among us. All five were exceptional! The duck was succulent with a crispy skin and a delicious sauce. The steak was cooked perfectly topped with Roquefort butter and a delicious wine sauce. The fish entrees, one salmon and the other an Atlantic Char were cooked to perfection. Our one vegetarian dish, mushroom confit, was also excellent. We had a nice Rose wine that was recommended by our waitress which was dry and crisp. Finally we ended our meal with yummy desserts. Everyone at the table raved about their meal. We would recommend this restaurant highly and wished we were closer to Bar Harbor so we could come often. This was a wonderful end to our week-long visit.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Georgetown, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“OK. Different for Bar Harbor”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We've been trying out different places in Bar Harbor since we go every year. Was attracted to this place because of the high rating and French theme. It's casual which I like and wasn't crowded tho we go early and leave the car at the motel. I've seen complaints about parking but it's Main St. in July and some say get a reservation. It is a small place. There is some outside seating tho we sat inside. Food was fine, steak which I welcomed as a change from seafood. Service was good. It's hard to explain why but I found myself a smidge disappointed given that the place is among the highest rated in town. OK but we'll keep looking at different places. I have heard people say this place was better at the old location.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Louetta
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Duluth, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A different twist in Bar Harbor”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We were attracted here by the French bistro theme and menu, since it offered a different dinning experience than other restaurants in the area. It has a very small and intimate dining room, so it is nice for couples. They change their menu nightly, so don't get set on something too early. All of our food was excellent, as were the wine offerings. If you are tired of seafood & steak then there are other great options as well.

Visited July 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food but felt rushed. ”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Had heard terrific reviews. Place had a contemporary, chic feeling to it. Our table was upstairs, seemed more lively downstairs. Food was very good but not memorable. Portions were small but tasty. The pace was very quick. Felt rushed but not because they wanted our table, just how quickly the food arrived. It was a good dinner but with all the other options, wouldn't go back.

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Los Angeles
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Enjoyable if not spectacular dinner”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Mache and thought the ingredients were fresh and flavorful, and the service was friendly. The venue is not all that large indoors, so it does feel somewhat cramped but not really a problem. We had the steak, which was tender and well flavored. All told, a very solid dinner but it's hard for us to term it as spectacular.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ReillyPas
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