Bar Harbor is a gem! We visited on a Sunday evening which might be why it was nice and quiet. The ambiance of this place is very comfortable; nice views, beautiful wood and decor, Frank Sinatra in the background. Food was outstanding! I had the Filet Mignon with wonderful (not too cheesy) Au gratin potatoes, and my wife had the fabulous, tender, juicy Sweet Chili Salmon. Creme brulee for dessert was just right. We're from the Twin Cities and wish this restaurant were closer, though I'm sure we'll be back when we're in the neighborhood!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I don't think we have ever
I don't think we have ever been disappointed at Bar Harbor. We go there often, and never hesitate to take friends as we know it will always be a good experience. Food is great, portions, just right. Highly recommended.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat...
Celebrated a neighbor's retirement--well handled by Bar Harbor. Scott was an outstanding server.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
Had the beef with blue cheese entre and it was outstanding! I can't wait to have it again. Hubby had the walleye...also wonderful
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good, but a bit slow
We had a very nice dining experience at Bar Harbor. The recent renovation was wonderful. The outdoor patios and fire pits look outstanding. We did order an appetizer which came out in plenty of time ,but our main course came an hour and 15 minutes from our reservation. They were busy on this Saturday night. We were not in a rush, but it was a bit slow.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came all the way from Winnipeg to golf in the area, and never miss a chance to go to Bar Harbor.
Great food, great service and great wine.
Will be back again in July with my wife and can't wait to get back there for a great meal!!!
Keep it up....
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Detailed Reservations Required
Overall very good experience. Food was great, but we got off to a rough start. I made reservations for six the Tuesday before my scheduled Saturday night Father's Day dinner with my family. I assumed they would seat us in the dinning room....mistake. They originally wanted to seat us in the bar right by the main entrance. They assured me they had no other tables so I asked to speak with the manager. He was nice and found my family a nice table in the dinning room. Crisis averted....be specific when making reservations and don't assume!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great view
Found this restaurant on Open Table while looking for a spot for dinner. Had the prime rib and the pecan walleye, but were excellent. The food was a bit salty, so you may want to ask the server to have the chef limit the salt if at all possible. The wine selection is pretty good, and the prices are fair. All in all, this restaurant is a great spot in the Gull Lake/N. Brainerd area. We came from Breezy Point Resort, and it was only about 15-20 minutes away from there.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Visitors
Beautiful decor, solid food and outstanding service make the new Bar Harbor a must visit when guests are in town.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Bar Harbor for years and since the recent renovations, we could not be more pleased. Food quality has gotten back to what it was in years past.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time Back in 5 years.
Wonderful restaurant. John Allen has a wonderful job. We will be back!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The "new" and updated Bar
The "new" and updated Bar Harbor in wonderful! Had lunch on patio and dinner inside on the 4th. Staff friendly and attentive. Ambiance inside...simply classy. Food prepared to perfection. We will most definitely go back.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our meal was excellent and the service was top notch. Most at our table ordered steaks and they were all done perfectly. The prime rib special is always good. I rarely have a complaint and can appreciate the extensive remodeling they've done with both the restaurant and the menu.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bar Harbor is great
My girlfriend and I came there to dine during a little weekend get away to the lakes area and absolutely loved Bar Harbor! The waitress was very nice and accommodating for us, making sure we were taken care of. Even apologized for the appetizer "taking so long" to get to us, even though it didn't seem that long at all. The food was delicious and the environment = excellent! Loved the pianoman/singer - added to the atmosphere very nicely! Keep up the great works there and when we come that way again, we will be back to enjoy an evening again! (Hopefully sunny next time!)
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food was outstanding.
Best restaurant in the Brainerd Lakes area!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect spot for a special occasion. A true classic up north dinner club!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome "NEW" Bar Harbor
Wow! Hadn't dined their in several years. What a pleasant surprise as we stepped into the NEW Bar Harbor Supper Club. From the moment we entered, we felt like welcomed guests. We enjoyed being able to sit in one of your comfortable booths along the windows. Lovely scenery, scrumptious food as well as delightful service. Filet Mignon, Sirloin & New York Strip were all done to perfection. Very relaxing, didn't feel like we were being rushed along. Also, it was great to cross paths once again with a familiar face, a former delightful waitress of OLD Bar Harbor, and now a Host, delightful as ever. Even though a distance to drive, it was worth every mile and then some. The convenience of making reservations on line was appreciated.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great. The
Everything was great. The server was friendly and the food was outstanding.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent! Their new york strip steak was the juiciest and most flavorful piece of meat I've ever had. The service was okay because our waitress was very busy but the manager would visit tables and help out where needed which is great to see.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time. our waitress
We had a great time. our waitress was wonderful and the food divine! Our only tiny disappointment was we did not get a table by the windows. We were told that we had not requested this when we made our reservation,so we will make sure we do for next time as we will definitely will return.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Busy night, but we weren't in a hurry so the two hour dinner was perfect for celebrating birthday and visiting with friends!! Highly recommend the Cajun Ribeye and Black/Blue Bistro, along with the Signature House Salad!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
All food items were made with
All food items were made with cery high quality ingredients. Hummus was rich and in a sizeable portion. Surloin was perfectly cooked. Chutney on pork chop was delightfully different and the chop itself was moist and thick.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good solid midwest food. Not
Good solid midwest food. Not the most creative but consistent quality in a beautiful setting. If you are looking for a steak, a piece of walleye, an excellent roast chicken for dinner in side or a walleye sandwich or burger on the patio overlooking the parade of boats thofugh the channel, this is the place.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience!
Always a great experience! Waterfront setting is fantastic! Great menu and meals SO well prepared
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
BDay & Anniv Celebration
We had friends visiting from Maryland & were out celebrating a Birthday & Anniversary. I had heard Bar Harbor was a great choice for a special night out dinner. Having never been here before & watching the remodeling finally finish, I was excited for our reservation. I was impressed with the ease of making the reservation on Table One.
Our server was prompt, courteous, informative & attentive.
All 4 of our meals were cooked as ordered, very tasty & generous portions. Hats off to the cook staff.
We had a window booth looking out into the harbor. Their patio looked very enticing, however it was a little too humid for this night.
We would love to come back some evening to enjoy the outdoor patio fireplace.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary hot spot!
We celebrated our 25th and of course had to share the Porterhouse for two - delicious and cooked perfectly to order. Whoever thought up Brussels sprouts and buffalo sauce? Outstanding!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
When making a reservation, I specifically requested seating near the live entertainment. I was surprised to see the staff make every effort to ensure we could see and hear after this request was made. Our reservation was on a very busy Friday night and the special request was still honored. The service and food were excellent and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for an upscale place on the water.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
Great food and service. House Salad was delicious, Walleye excellent and tasty Roasted Potatoes. We will be back!!! Drinks were not that great. Way too much ice in the martini. It was like drinking a glass of water.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed bar harbor. Excellent prime rib, great wine selection and excellent service !
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service and ambience were all top drawer. Can't wait to go back.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite spot ...
The new ownership has done wonders with the décor and general ambience. Classy, but still reasonably priced. This is a true "supper club" with an exceptionally creative menu, marvelous presentation and nice variety. Each entrée is handled with care and the nightly specials are both inventive and enticing. Bar Harbor was very busy that night and service just a bit slow, but we weren't in any hurry. Staff was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We're locals and so haven't tried all the spots where the lake crowd gathers, but Bar Harbor surely is among the top two or three dining spots in the Lake Country.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar Harbor hits its stride!
We have eaten at Bar Harbor several times this summer. It was remodeled last year and they have turned it into a warm and inviting restaurant with a great outdoor eating area that overlooks Gull Lake. They get an A+ for a job well done.
I have to say that I was not happy with the food or wine list at the beginning of the summer, which was very disappointing. We went back last weekend for one more try and were very impressed! Everything that we ordered was delicious and they have greatly improved the wine list! We ordered their house salad, wedge salad, Hamburger, black and blue steak, risotto, and pasta carbonara and all were delicious. We will definatly go back and would recommend it to our friends.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating our son's and his wife's birthdays (in September) and the announcement that they are expecting their first child. We had a fabulous time; food was fantastic; service was extraordinary. Kitchen sent out cupcakes for the celebrations. Very, very nice. We have a place on Gull Lake so love going to Bar Harbour.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Husband and sisters went here
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.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time to Bar Harbor since they remodeled. Ambience certainly updated - could have been a little brighter dining at night. Food was very good, service prompt an d attentive. Felt like prices were a little high so would look to go here more on special ocassions instead of regular basis.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful location, good food.
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love eating at Bar Harbor.
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.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a birthday dinner,
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
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM