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“Great Breakfast!”
Review of Testa's Restaurant

Testa's Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 153 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 1 December 2017

While we were perusing the shops on Main Street in Bar Harbor we took note of place that were serving breakfast and decided to have ours at Testa's Restaurant. The place looked cozy and inviting and when we entered it, the decor was warm and comfortable looking. We were seated upstairs, the place was rather crowded, and this area had many windows providing a view of the activities on Main Street. There was a variety of satisfying items presented on the menu for breakfast and we chose some fairly typical ones involving eggs and sides. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable and very attentive, considering the busyness of the dining room. We would definitely stop here again.

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Thank sradmd
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Testas was our first stop in Bar Harbor and we are glad we did. The lobster roll was delicious and we'll prepared.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

If you are looking for nice and tasty lobster rolls, this is the restaurant. We arrived via cruise ship, and were ready for Maine lobsters, and found Testa's Restaurant. We came at the very end of the season, and were not expecting the kind of service and sandwich that they served us. The lobster roll was outstanding and the clam chowder was perfect.

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Thank Rick G
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The food was very good. Our waitress was terrific. The hostess needs a different job- not in the service industry!

One of the members of our group has mobility issues. If you see her take 5 steps you recognize this without a doubt. Shattered leg and hip as a child meant mobility issues and arthritis as an adult. The hostess never asked if stairs would be an issue for us, she just grabbed menus and said 'this way'. The stairs were steep and plentiful, so this was a painful challenge for our friend. She doesn't complain and doesn't want to cause a scene, so she kept quiet and struggled along doing the best she could do. The hostess plopped the menus down and walked away. I don't think the hostess is a 'people person' at all, in fact I would describe her as rude, inconsiderate and oblivious to others.
I saw the hostess again as I was returning from the ladies room. She didn't even acknowledge my existence, but I intentionally got her attention and asked if there was an elevator for guests as one individual in our group has trouble navigating stairs. She actually rolled her eyes at me, then said "Yes, let someone know when you are ready to leave" and walked away.
Our waitress was very upbeat and friendly and she ensured everyone had drinks refilled as needed.
The issues with the food was the side dishes were room temp, not even warm, but the main entree item was warm. The kitchen staff did mess up on the side dishes, but the waitress ensured the issue was addressed promptly. The flavors of the food were good. The food is a bit pricey, but it is Bar Harbor after all.

When leaving I had to ask 4 different members of the staff before someone would direct us to the elevator, but finally a busboy was kind enough to show us where it was. The elevator is not in the restaurant. It is outside and around a corner from the restaurant, but there is one! Granted, it stunk. Not sure if it is used as a urinal after hours, but the stench says there have been a lot of people spilling beer, throwing up and urinating in that elevator without it being cleaned up very often at all.

Not sure I will return to Testa's, but if I do I will insist on being seated on the first floor of the restaurant, for sure.

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Thank LadyDivaBoone
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

After a long drive to Bar Harbor, we found Testa's and got a table easily enough, upstairs. There was a good view over the bay, and our meal, nothing fancy, was well cooked, tasty, and good and hot. A range of local beers added to the experience.

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Thank Chris D
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