Seafood served in a casual atmosphere
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.
Annual anniversary dinner celebration at BH
Smoked salmon dip and scallops were awesome! Drinks delicious and fun names!
Always a favorite when in town
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!
Love this place, always great food! One of my favorites!
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.
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.
The wagu beef was exceptional and their cocktails are perfect. Service was very attentive and fast too
Bar Harbor is one of our favorite go-to's! Everything is always great!
Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Delightful dining experience
Awesome food, great views of the Lake and some of the nicest staff I’ve experienced anywhere. Try the Prime Rib sandwich. Delicious!
Excellent food and service. Our server Alex, went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. She was great! We will be back!
Always a nice meal and atmosphere. Will be back.
We had a great meal and service at Bar Harbor. The four of us all enjoyed our entrees and had some to take home. Fun watching the boats parade by as well. We will come back.
Food too expensive and not worth the price. Figured my filet was 8 dollars a bite. Beautiful location and decor. Great service but the food just too expensive.
Great as always!
Angie, our server was excellent!
Our food was perfect: NY strip, Salmon, and Walleye😃
It was a perfect spot for my husband’s surprise 70th birthday gathering.
Great prime rib sandwich, nicely remodeled and a very good dining experience.
Food was very good and displayed very nicely. We all had a different menu item and everyone was pleased. This is a great restaurant for special occasions.
Bar Harbor needs to introduce a new summer menu.
This is a spendy place, but very nice and elegant. Not a place to take the kids for a burger because 1, they don't have burgers and 2, if they did, it would probably cost you $25! I felt like we were very under dressed for this place, but everyone in the place was in jeans or shorts. Lots of people pull up in their boats in swimsuits. Beautiful outdoor seating area! Food was ok, but I didn't think worth the price we paid for the meals.
We were seated in a very nice window booth. Our waitress was friendly & accommodating.
Our meals were exceptionally good.
We went to celebrate our anniversary. We made reservations. It was quite busy and we had to park at the very back end of the parking lot, but they sat us down almost right away even though we arrived almost 10 minutes before our reservation time. They had a live singer/pianist near the bar. The waiter was quick and attentive, keeping our drinks full and bringing our food at just the right tempo. We had the calamari for an appetizer; we ordered the walleye (one beer battered and the other pistachio crusted) and our teen got the burger. It was all delicious and perfectly cooked. It may have been the best walleye I have ever had. Dessert was the brownie sundae. It was also amazing—a slight crust on the outside of the brownie and gooey inside, served with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. I would definitely highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal in a casual but upscale atmosphere.
Great venue - excellent food! Beautiful location on Gull Lake. Gorgeous fire pit for an after dinner aperitif.
Not sure. The food was okay at best. The prices were quite high. Not sure the experience was worth what we had to pay. This was our Anniversary dinner, and I know we will not go back to the indoor dining room. Perhaps, sit out on the patio.
As always, this is our favorite Lakes Area restaurant while we're here in the summer. Drinks are always perfect, the best in the area. The food is also far above average and would hold its own against any big-city place. To top it off, the views of Gull Lake and the parade of boats can't be beat. Plenty of dock space if you boat to the restaurant.
Great all around as always.
Such a beautiful lake dining option. Lots of great wine and signature cocktails. Our server was sweet and took care of everything we needed. We specifically like the dock boys, fun, professional and fast! They are always running to get things done. #professional urgency
Fantastic anniversary dinner! Shrimp and coconut rice was to die for!
Wonderful way to celebrate a Birthday!
The rib-eye was perfect medium rare and the au gratin potatoes were delicious, as usual. Did I mention the martini? Being back at “the Harbor” signals the start of another summer of great food. The service staff is exceptional, experienced, knowledgeable and efficient. And did I mention the martinis? If and when summer comes, it’s always nothing beats taking the water route and docking the boat at Bar Harbor’s wonderful pier.
Food and atmosphere were great!
It was our first time there. Great service and food. The prime rib was cooked to perfection. As an added bonus we were seated at a table with a nice view of the lake.
Piano player was excellent. Played great songs and sang very good stuff. Just they have his speakers turned up so loud you can’t converse when he’s playing.
Fantastic food, drinks and service. BH is one of our favorite spots in the Nisswa area!
We were up to the area again for a conference, and this is our favorite restaurant. There are other good ones in the area for other purposes, but for view of the lake, great menu and service, this one is it.
Our service was great, my Walleye was the best preparation I have found in in Brainerd Lakes area, loved it! The noise level wasn't loud, it was a great dining experience! Love beautiful Bar Harbor!
Bar Harbor has been a part of our cabin life for over 50 years. Our recent visit was very disappointing. They were out of two of our wine selections. Servers over worked. Our prime rib was tough and of low quality. The salad was bagged lettuce with bagged cheese and bagged croutons. For what they are charging we expect much more.