Bar Harbor

4.5
678 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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NN
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Annual anniversary dinner celebration at BH

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s
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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H
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite when in town

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HJ
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

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

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

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L
Minneapolis
47 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.

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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.

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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

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

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Delightful dining experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great views of the Lake and some of the nicest staff I’ve experienced anywhere. Try the Prime Rib sandwich. Delicious!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a nice meal and atmosphere. Will be back.

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d
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Anniversary

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BH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

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RS
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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LR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.
Thank You

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RD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great prime rib sandwich, nicely remodeled and a very good dining experience.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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GE
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Bar Harbor needs to introduce a new summer menu.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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L
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated in a very nice window booth. Our waitress was friendly & accommodating.
Our meals were exceptionally good.

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MR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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TF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue - excellent food! Beautiful location on Gull Lake. Gorgeous fire pit for an after dinner aperitif.

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DH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

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HC
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around as always.

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic anniversary dinner! Shrimp and coconut rice was to die for!

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

Wonderful way to celebrate a Birthday!

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R
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were great!

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, drinks and service. BH is one of our favorite spots in the Nisswa area!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CD
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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BH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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