Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://barharborsupperclub.com/
  • Phone: 2189632568
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: P.J. Severson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bar Harbor
The classic Supper Club on beautiful Gull Lake. Steaks,Chops, Pasta and Seafood served in a casual atmosphere
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bar Harbor reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (36)special occasion (28)great for outdoor dining (27)romantic (22)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (15)notable wine list (15)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • great find!
    Bobio
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We went for a birthday dinner - the place has ben remodeled and is beautifully done. Food portions were a bit too light, but delicious. Also. a nice piano bar and player capped off the evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobb
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A great spot on the water, with a great ambiance and food. A must in the Brainerd Lakes Area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Queen
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The prime rib special is always good and a very large portion is served. One of my favorites is the scallops with risotto, it's hard to beat. The walleye is also good. We had a very good server, Alyssa. The atmosphere is lovely with a nautical theme and history of all the old resorts .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North Woods Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Beautiful renovation of a classic restaurant. Food, service and setting are spectacular. Short rib melted in mouth. Chopped salad was beautifully presented and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining up north
    DinesouttalotVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Bar Harbor, now remodeled is a welcome addition to the Brainerd dining scene. True fine dining, great wine list and the live piano player was really fun. We finished the Porterhouse for Two, then bellied up "piano side" to the piano bar and really enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have been coming to this restaurant for many years usually stopping by for a drink and an appetizer while on the boat. This restaurant is beautiful outside and gorgeous inside. It always amazes me walking inside at how perfectly done it is. The food has always seemed inconsistent from good to bad, bad to great. The current menu is dramatically overpriced and the chef over butters everything. While the food was still good, it was lost in butter. The service was great though! It's hard to find great places to eat on the lake these days. For my money, I'd rather go to Grand View or take the car over to Ivens.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChristaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love going to Bar Harbor which is why we picked it to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful food wonderful setting
    HappyFLsnowbird
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food here is unique with a wide variety of entree & appetizer menu items. We had a friend from out of state celebrate his birthday. He said it made his birthday very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff, good food & atmosphere
    rocky0518
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Have enjoyed lots of weekends in the lakes area, but never tried Bar Harbor until last weekend. Friends recommended it highly. Our group of four had a mix of fish, steak, ribs and they were all excellent. Wine selection was very good, but then I spilled my glass of wine and the staff changed out the table cloth, got some club soda to soak some spots on clothes, then replaced my glass of wine gratis. Above and beyond the call of duty, and helped offset my embarrassment a little. We will be back and I promise to be more careful.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar Harbor Nisswa, Mn
    augratins
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    They were very busy but maintained good service. The au gratin potatoes were dry and not cheesy. Otherwise very good but expensive!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Room temperature
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The room temperature was VERY cool and a vent directly above us blew very cold air on us all during our stay. We asked the waitress several times if the temperature could be lowered but she said that she couldn't because there were too many people there ( the restaurant was less than 1/4 full and it was 8:30 PM with the group thinning. We finally went to our car ant put on jackets to eat our meal. It was very unpleasant surroundings and took away some of the joy of our celebration. The food was great but the atmosphere was chilly!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced American Fare
    Unfortunate
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Waiter seemed to be rushing us so he could get another table turned. The kitchen was slow. Poorly cooked rare steak - it came medium well done on an ice cold plate. I sent it back. Another ice cold plate with a properly cooked steak followed 7 minutes later. Portions of other's meals were diminutive. Serving hash browns with steak that costs 38.00 a plate is a travesty. Vegetables were over cooked. Salad was undersized and some of the lettuce was going bad. It was slimy and brown in places.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    saugie
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We had encrusted walleye, sobu Ahi Tuna, and shrimp scampi and all were excellent. We eat out often in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and this compares to any of our better dining experiences. Would definitely recommend. Our Waitress, Grace, was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Familiar Favorite
    Austinite
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    An excellent restaurant with great food. It has a combination of old favorites, as well as new dishes to make sure there is something to explore. They are always deliciously executed and served with a friendly smile. There is also an outdoor area for those who prefer more traditional bar food. I would recommend it to anyone who is in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kathi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious!! My sirloin steak melted in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Nite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The experience at Bar Harbor was very good. The atmosphere was vibrant the view was excellent and the food was good. The decore fit the location and looked like it had been updated very recently. A nice outdoor patio on a channel from Gull Lake. A very nice scene. Would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Surprise
    JoAnnVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We recently dined at the renewed Bar Harbor Restaurant in Lake Shore. Great surprise - the place is awesome. Service and food superb. We all ate something different and shared bites - without failure each entree was really, really good. We will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar Harbor
    jimmy
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The view of the lake is nice. This is clearly a fine dining restaurant. The service and the food was top of the line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must see!
    Susan
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The famous restaurant has been beautifully rebuilt with a classic boating theme. 1920's gatsby night club meets bar harbor Maine..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sleepy
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Everything was wonderful, except the booth we sat at was very cold.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Unfortunately the food that was served was nothing special. The salmon was cold, the prime rib was well done, and the Tuna was not flavorful. However the scallops were very good. The atmosphere is always very nice at Bar Harbor. But we were disappointed in the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food, Busy Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We made reservations for our Anniversary. We were placed in the bar side--which is ok because we are younger and can handle the loud energetic crowd. Beautiful scenic view of the lake/boats. Food was superb! It did take a really long time but our waitress was very clear about that. Fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Nine
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Had a wonderful time. Outdoor water and people watching pre dinner was great. Piano music hit the spot and set the mood for dining. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 139 reviews are from the Bar Harbor reviews archive.
  • Fabulous food great atmosphere!
    Eattime
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Friendly staff, exceptional food, great view. Had our anniversary dinner, great drinks, lobster was fabulous, volcano brownie sundae was luscious to top the whole meal off. Will be back. Hopefully when it is not raining to sit out on the patio! Would love to go when the fire pit is going would be a beautiful view over the lake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We have gone to many fine dinning establishments but this was the first to put sheets of paper over their liens' pretty tacky! Our waiter was a wonderful guy but brought an "awe shucks" kind of service. They also have pull tabs...... Not a fine dinning experience! Maybe it's just a great bar?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • quite upsettung
    foodiefun13
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food took almost 2 hours to cook. Nice waitress but overall horrible service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was excellent and service was very good. We had a minor mixup on side dish choice but the server promptly corrected it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • girls' night out
    lakediner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Went to Bar Harbor for a Saturday evening meal with my sisters, mom and aunt. We had a fabulous time. The staff and food were excellent. The decor is classy but comfortable. Would highly recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter's Eve
    SueA
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our family - adults and 92 year old Dad - had an early dinner in a booth overlooking the lake with cocktails and wine. Each of us ordered something different - prime rib, stuffed shrimp, harbor surf (shrimp) and turf, and walleye. Everyone loved the meal. The shrimp, steaks, prime rib and the walleye were perfectly prepared and tasty. The house salad was crisp with a good mixture of vegetables and a light dressing. We had two different Cabernet's -both excellent at below $50. Our server was attentive and conversed especially with our dad - who was delighted. A perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My 92 year old Dad and I had
    SueA
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My 92 year old Dad and I had cocktails, dinner, and wine on Friday evening. We both had the Prime Rib - delicious and done as we ordered - medium and medium rare. The cheese hasbrowns were tasty and a good accomopaniment - as were the beans and salad. I had not heard of the cabernet and was given a taste prior to ordering a bottle. It was reasonably priced and delicious - paired well with the Prime Rib. Service was excellent and we had a window booth the looked out onto the ice - prompting wishes for spring coming soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I made a 7 pm reservation for my birthday dinner and was not seated until 720. The front end looked disorganized and employees looked stressed. Once we sat down, it was several minutes before anyone came by the table. The waiter did a good job trying to make up for it, but it made for a tough night. The food was just ok. Not worth the price in my opinion.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines day
    Bobberbob
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We normally give this place a ten on everything but for valentines day they squashed in extra tables for people so that you are almost sitting in someone's lap. No privacy and not vey romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Lisa
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We went to Bar Harbor to celebrate our 17th Anniversary. It was a wonderful evening! Food was amazing and our server brought us an assortment off truffles as a special Anniversary treat. Service was awesome and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We had great customer service!! We really enjoyed the atmosphere and liked our server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    Kevgames
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Bar Harbor is often at its best when it is not jammed; such was the case when we last visited. Service was just great, with Chandra doing all that was needed. Food was very good, as is usually the case. We'll be back, but more infrequently, as BH is operating it's winter schedule for the next few months.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not ready for prime-rib
    Clem
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Waitperson took our drink order, mentioned the prime rib special. It was over 20 to place our order. I wasn’t that busy. Orders came in another 20 minutes. 2 got the prime on a bed of Au Gratin, a side of very limp, unrecognizable greens. It was extremely salty, into the body of the meat. My slice was very fatty, gristly. We were asked if we wanted a different slice, both declined. This was supposed to be a ‘special’ that we both like and know well. At $29, it was way over-priced; a similar dish at another local restaurant is less expensive and far more satisfying. The entire menu is over-priced for the types of food offered. I should have requested a different entrée. I doubt if this group will be returning for a dinner of this size again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a birthday dinner,
    Terry
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    This was a birthday dinner, and we go to Bar Harbor for all of our special dinners because of the service, food and ambiance. Lisa was very experienced, friendly and most accomodating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love eating at Bar Harbor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We love eating at Bar Harbor. We alwasy see someone we know from the community. The food is great. The atmosphere is perfect. They have a person playing panio and singing and he is good. It sets a really nice feel. We have not had a bad experience when eating there. My husband loves that they have pull tabs there too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful location, good food.
    Karen
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Bar Harbor. It has that grest supper club ambience with good food and great service. We had a variety of entrees at our table and everyone enjoyed what they had. This restaurant pays attention to the important details like a well made house salad on a chilled salad plate and good rolls in the bread basket. When we're in the area again we'll certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husband and sisters went here
    4Mama
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Husband and sisters went here for a nice dinner. Service was slow. Lost appetizer order but offered to bring late and gave 3 free desserts. Entrees and salads were superb. Left over steak was wonderful the next day. Creme brulee did not have a crusty crunchy sugar top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.