Bistro on Eden, located in the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel in Bar Harbor, serves sensational American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood in a friendly and beautiful setting. For appetizers, the cheesy lobster quesadilla and the hot, fresh-baked bread slathered with butter are ideal starts to your meal. Some of Bistro on Eden’s specialty entrees include the crispy fried haddock, the grilled bourbon shrimp, the classic fish and chips, and the creamy lobster mac and cheese, all of which are perfectly prepared and as fresh as it gets.
In addition to its fresh seafood options, Bistro on Eden has a variety of land fare you can enjoy. The smokehouse grilled chicken and juicy ribeye are a couple of popular options. Bistro on Eden is open 7 days a week for dinner. Be sure to enjoy your meal on the outdoor patio, overlooking the beautiful harbor as weather permits.
Bistro on Eden was about the only restaurant open on Valentine's Day in Bar Harbor, so we went there, more or less ready to accept whatever they offered. We were very pleased to find not the expected nondescript generic hotel restaurant, but a small, intimate space, with a large fire place. The special Valentine menu also surpassed our expectations, and was very reasonably priced. We locals usually only visit our few favorite restaurants in our tourist destination, but we would come again.