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Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn
Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn

Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://barharborrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (207) 288-5663
  • Hours of Operation:

    Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am

    Private Luncheons Only (minimum 10 people)


    Daily: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Arturo Montes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining for meetings and functions during mid day. We also offer private dining in a restaurant at the adjacent Bluenose Inn
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Ash (561) 472-4748
  • Entertainment: While entertainment is not offered in the restaurant itself, Bill Trowell, a noted pianist plays nightly in the Great Room of the adjacent Bluenose Inn from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt. 3
  • Public Transit: The free Island Explorer bus has a stop adjacent to the Looking Glass on a seasonal basis (late June to mid October)
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking on site.
A word from Looking Glass Restaurant at the Bluenose Inn
A Wine Spectator 2012 Award of Excellence Winner, the Looking Glass's menu highlights the best of Maine cuisine expertly prepared by our talented and award winning culinary team. We offer both indoor as well as outdoor dining serving breakfast and dinner with spectacular views overlooking the harbor. The outside deck is also pet friendly.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Restaurant (formerly Rhinehardts Dining Pavillion) has seen some changes over the years. It is THE best place for breakfast with a view overlooking the Bar of Bar Harbor that is unrivaled. New a few years ago, is the outdoor bar featuring a raised fire pit. One may sit out around the fire and enjoy a drink and the spectacular view. The kitchen is competent but Very Slow, so bring friends and your patience."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The food was average. Nothing outstanding. Aug 9th- The air conditioner and blowers were turned on too high and was blowing cold air on guests and the food even though the weather and night air was comfortable and didn't require much a/c."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The view from this restaurant is outstanding. The food was delicious however, the staff, waiter, was so inexperienced he did not even know the name for a decanter. He certainly did not know how to decant wine. His inexperience made the otherwise pleasant evening painful to watch him serve food. We declined dessert because we did not want to spend another hour waiting on it. Try it and maybe a new waiter will be there."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great meal & experience.Would go there again if ever in Bar Harbor"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything was just ......:)))) If it was not too far we would be there at least once a week :)"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Requested a special event table when booking and when confirming but when we arrived we were told it was requested by someone else. They were rather rude about it, then the manager brought the discussion to the table. Very embarrassing. They should know better. After that the food was good. Need a better wine list. There are a lot of good value US wines out there they could carry if they looked into it."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "This restaurant has potential as at it has a nice menu listing and a good selection of wines, a fantastic vista, and a GM/Co-owner who is very visible and appears to care. If you are staying on the property or near by, the location is very convenient as it saves you a trip into Bar Harbor. What we found to be lacking was with respect to execution and delivery of the final food product especially given the menu prices. Simply put and in our opinion, the food was underwhelming."
    Dined on 7/26/2013