Bar Harbor

4.6
709 reviews
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Steakhouse
The classic Supper Club on beautiful Gull Lake. Steaks,Chops, Pasta and
Seafood served in a casual atmosphere
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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the piano

d
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday!!! Everything was perfect 😎

J
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Cons: Very pricey especially when you consider the average quality of the food. Bills itself as “ white tablecloth”, but it’s under a sheet of paper. Prime rib was over cooked- ordered medium rare; wife’s scallops were under cooked; strawberry shortcake was stale; vodka tonic was weak. One of our guests barely ate her food without comment. Total bill for four with tip was $250.

Pros: nice setting on Gull Lake channel; clean; very good server.

JA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous, environmental was very nice , staff was excellent, we had a wonderful Anniversary.

SA
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Harbor is such a lovely, classic destination for the area - wonderful service, fabulous food & presentation, and ambiance that is unsurpassed..

JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Here's the thing about Bar Harbor...it's a lovely space with beautiful views where lots of people go to be seen and eat expensive, average supper club food. You go for the ambience, view and piano bar, but if you want anything interesting or excellent I'd say it's a hard pass. Again, nothing awful, but nothing especially great. My prime rib was ok, but the aus ju was salty to the point of being briny, as were the mashed potatoes, which seemed to be an odd mix of instant and real (is that possible?). The vegetables, while attractive and fresh, were seriously undercooked. The house salad was ok, although flopped with dressing. The rolls were good.

My wife's pistachio coated walleye was, again, edible, but lacked pizzazz or any real flavor, and the side of wild rice pilaf was, again, over salted.

Frankly, I've had both dishes served as specials at local bars that were better and much less expensive. But I didn't have the view.

Bill, $120 with tip. Prime Rib, Broiled walleye w/ pistachio, 2 cocktails and one glass of Sauvignon blanc. Rating...a solid meh.

R
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Halibut was wonderfully moist. Caesar salad is always good. And Tom Hunter’s music is the perfect vibe for an old-style supper club. The place was packed so we had to wait 25 minutes to be seated but the music was good and so were the cocktails. A weekend at Gull requires at least one night at the Harbor.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience!

s
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

35 Anniversary

MF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Habor is a must for us several times a year. This particular visit included out-of-state families, both from the wine country of California. All were impressed with the view of the Upper Gull Lake channel from our window booth. The before-dinner drinks were perfectly prepared. Our server was attentive to each (5) of us, yet we never felt rushed at any time during our dining experience. The food, as always, was excellent. Three opted for the Surf I find that the broccolini has a milder flavor, with a mix of textures; the crunchy stems and the softer florets are excellent at soaking up any sauce.
All in all another great experience for our visitors. They are not unfamiliar to good food and ambiance; they were very impressed with their experience at Bar Harbor Supper Club.

d
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as well as the service, best scallops I've ever had. Top notch

KD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lee was our server and was outstanding - everyone is so service
oriented and kind. Get the Ribeye - its fabulous. Very good
wine list.

CD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Bar Harbor is fabulous! It is our go to place up at the cabin.
We we’re seated in the bar area, it is a lively, fun place to sit, but it was very apparent our server was more focused on he large groups in our area, than our party of 2. Our service was rushed and somethings were overlooked. Nonetheless, we will be back.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We showed up 45 minutes early for our reservation and got expensive cocktails in plastic cups while we waited. I’ve never had an old fashioned in a plastic cup before - first and last time! The table we were waiting for was lingering and staff did not clear them out in time. We were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time and 90 after we arrived. Service after that was inattentive and nothing was done to help make it up to us. Overall - the food was good, but I’ve had better hostess and service at TGI Friday’s. Save your cash and get some pizza and have fun at Zorbaz

Bar Harbor
Responded on August 3, 2019

Dear Sir- It is our policy for the safety of our guests not to allow glassware on the patio. Our manager communicated with you multiple times during your wait offering you two alternative tables. You declined both and chose to wait. It is not our practice to ask our guests to leave at any point while they are enjoying their time with us. I'm sure you would agree that you would not be pleased if you were asked to leave in the middle of your post dinner cocktail.

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l
Minneapolis
111 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We we’re in Nisswa for a long weekend and wouldn’t miss Bar Harbor, it’s our favorite. Great walleye and lakeside views. Supper club atmosphere. Love it!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is as great as usual.
Tamra was exceptional!

MW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested a table in the bar next to the window and it was honored. We enjoy the views of the lake. We also like the energy/ music in the Bar. We started with the crab cake; best in town. Fresh and not imitation or deep fried. The pork chop special was delicious; cooked perfect with fresh sweet potato mash and vegetable medley. Came with a fresh mixed green salad with a wonderful blue cheese dressing. The prime rib was not as good as usual. We had up Martini's but miss the fresh blue cheese stuffed olives. The House Chardonnay is a good pic, not too sweet. Too full for desert!

BJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would prefer less piano playing to keep the atmosphere pleasant for diners.

b
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious! My husband said the filet was the best he's every had. The short ribs were wonderful! The service was a little slow and unattentive.

J
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and our service was impeccable… Pretty disappointed that neither the men’s or the women’s restroom had a baby diaper changing station

TK
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional al fresco dinning. Good food at a reasonable value. Excellent service at the bar from Matt.

GJ
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service were excellent - price is above average.

CW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed in NY Strip, as this is my Favorite Steak

NN
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and beautiful setting

TJ
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great meal, service and lakeside environment!

L
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted warmly at the door. Seating was what we requested but don’t always get. Service & food outstanding!

KO
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely request a window view to watch the boats! Excellent steak dinner!

BM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, but some of the dishes were not hot when served. Over-priced for the region.

H
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Really delicious entree and we enjoyed the atmosphere and service. Our waiter was solicitous and friendly but just the right respect. Great birthday for my 82-year-old husband! Thank you!

CM
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Celebrated at Bar Harbor for the past 25 years!

OT
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our food was good this evening except for the carrots which were raw and not cooked. Our waitress however left our experience lacking. She took over 15 minutes to greet us and bring us water. She then took our drink orders and stated she would be back right away with bread. We had finished the poured waters and extra bottle by the time she came back to check on us. We still did not have our initial drink order or bread. We tried to order an appetizer, but were told after we ordered it they were sold out. She then took our dinner order. We had to waive down another server to ask for water. The next time we saw her was when she asked us as our food was being served if we needed another drink. After this she disappeared until she brought our checks, dropping them on the table, and again disappeared after we had our credit card in the check waiting for it to be rang. We used to have excellent service here, I hope this was just a fluke as we havent been to Gull in the past 3 years. However if this poor service continued we will not dine here again.

Review from a very unimpressed party of 4 Moms.

NN
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Annual anniversary dinner celebration at BH

s
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Smoked salmon dip and scallops were awesome! Drinks delicious and fun names!

H
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite when in town

HJ
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us had the perfect evening we were hoping for! The experience and food were as good as the friend’s recommendation. We especially liked the table location and view! The service was also top notch! We also commented that we thought the noise level was so much better than what we usually experience, so the four of us could enjoy our food and each other. Thank your for a special evening which was a very important part of our vacation!

J
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, always great food! One of my favorites!

L
Minneapolis
51 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The halibut was excellent as was the short rib burger. The New York was terrible, very fatty with lots of grisle we sent it back to the kitchen. They did credit the steak dinner on our bill. Service was good very friendly.

JM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I visited the restaurant over memorial weekend and was blown away by the food and the service. My family and I enjoyed it immensely and it was top notch in the dining room. We decided to make reservations over the Fourth of July because we had such a great experience and it was terrible. I made reservations over a month earlier and they placed us in a round table in the back of the bar. I should’ve known better but it was absolutely terrible and for $500 for dinner it was not worth it. If you go there and want a great experience go in the dining room I do not suggest going in the bar at all. I brought my family there for a relaxing dinner and all we got was loud noise poor service poor food. I asked a different server than we had about sitting there compared to the dining room and they told me it was completely different. So from now on if I ever make a reservation I will never ask to sit in the bar and pay $500 for what we got. The server was busy didn’t take her time in explaining the menu it took her forever to get back and it was just a very terrible experience. It was definitely reflected in her tip which is sad because if we are going out for dinner we truly want to have a great experience and will tip well.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wagu beef was exceptional and their cocktails are perfect. Service was very attentive and fast too

NB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Harbor is one of our favorite go-to's! Everything is always great!

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