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The Looking Glass Restaurant

) #53 of 84 Restaurants in Bar Harbor $$$$ Seafood, American,
20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
+1 207-288-5663
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (18 reviews)
“oatmeal” (5 reviews)
“caesar salad” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 10:30All hours
Seafood, American, Gastropub, Italian, Pub, Gluten Free Options
20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the moment of our arrival when Tom Maffucci said a heartfelt "Welcome to the Looking Glass", we felt like we were having a truly wonderful dining experience! The view of Frenchman's Bay from our table was truly breathtaking! And then Stoyan (originally from Bulgaria)...More

Thank ellencrocker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some friends recommend this and we were certainly lured in by the view. I ordered the seafood chowder and it was good. The others in my party thought the food was just OK. My husband did not care for his lobster roll at all.

Thank JulieCirlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Started with the risotto cheese balls. Nice and crisp, but little flavor. Then, Caesar salad. Actually liked the dressing; nice and tart. Then, I had the Lobster Mac and Cheese with Truffle oil. The lobster was slightly over cooked, the pasta al dente, but couldn't...More

Thank 797eileen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the Bluenose Inn late on a Saturday evening. We went to the Looking Glass for dinner with a reservation. We were seated very quickly. The view of the harbor is breathtaking. However the service was terrible. There was a party of seven...More

1  Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place! Try the Nachos. They also have a outdoor fire pit. It is located at the top of the Wonderview Motel.

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter very friendly. The dish was poor and late. Prices lead to high expectations. View beautiful.

Thank sadikuartan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a grate view and is close to our hotel. But it's way over priced with a limited menu. I would not recommend going here. Nice staff though.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We ate dinner here on a Thursday evening a little before the "season" started. Our view was absolutely beautiful, they have floor to ceiling windows around the entire restaurant. We could see the whole harbor, mountains and trees during dinner. The food was wonderful, we...More

2  Thank J J
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I loved the friendly greeting as we entered the restaurant and the view is the best! I ordered the Chicken Piccata , which came with raosted cauliflower and tiny potatoes. it was to die for. Yum! My husband had the steak tips and cleaned his...More

Thank ekhart
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Worst food ever, very over priced. The scenery is beautiful, the setting is amazing, the prices are high end. Everything seemed to add up to being a great meal. But, nope. The meal was horrible. Scallops were under cooked, like really under cooked. I thought...More

2  Thank Fernando M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Highbrook Rd, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1119
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-5663
  • E-mail
The Looking Glass highlights the best of Maine Cuisine by using locally grown meat and produce from our own garden and around the island.
A consecutive winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, the Looking Glass highlights the best of Maine cuisine expertly prepared by our talented and award-winning culinary team.
The Looking Glass was a previous winner of the “Best Breakfast with a View,” for all of Maine, by the editors at Yankee Magazine.  Join us and find out why.
We offer convenient and abundant parking. We hope you’ll visit us and enjoy our gorgeous view, deck and fire pit! Be prepared for a truly exceptional dining experience.
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