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My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at The Reading Room. It's a cozy, beautiful restaurant with very friendly staff. It was pretty busy and the service was on the slower side, but we enjoyed nonetheless. We received a small appetizer on the house when we sat down and enjoyed the cleanser sorbet between courses. My lemon drop martini was also perfect! We plan to come back for sure and try their breakfast.
Excellent food and excellent service!
Had to wait too long for service. Food was mediocre.
My wife and I dined here while vacationing in Bar Harbor. The overall experience was excellent and the cost was low for the quality of the food and the excellent level of service. Although the wine list is not extensive, there are good selections and the prices are quite reasonable.
It really was an excellent experience for my wife and myself, wonderful view of the water, delicious Angus filet and Maine tail. Server was tremendous also, very helpful and kind. To add to that, a piano was playing romantic music in the background which only added to the great and memorable experience
Outstanding restaurant with very high attention to detail. Service is superb, friendly, and not forced. Food is consistently outstanding , although not cheap. If not for the view, I think the prices might be a bit optimistic, but they clearly can justify them based on the attendance, and I've paid more for less.
The view and service were very good. However, the food and food quality were extremely subpar. We went for a very special occasion and ordered the filet and lobster, the filet was tasteless and dry, the mashed potatoes bland. The meal was unremarkable and for the $250 tab was definitely not worth the money charged. I suggest finding a good chef. Huge disappointment!
Would definitely not recommend for the food but would recommend for a cocktail and sunset view.
Made a reservation for my parent's 39th wedding anniversary. They had nothing but praise towards the entire experience.
Food was great! My pan seared halibut was awesome. Worth the money!
Squashed in a corner . When I asked to be moved, hostess refused. Haughty attitude. Restaurant needs to value its customers and remember it is a service industry.
The food was delicious! We shared the baked brie, each had filets and I also had some lobster. The warm blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream was the perfect way to end the meal.
Great lobster, unbelievable views, attentive staff
This is an elegant restaurant with very good food. The ambiance is wonderful and the service is very good.
This was our second visit to the Reading Room at Bar Harbor. Truly, it is a favorite! Food is wonderful. Views are spectacular. Service is excellent. And..to top it all off..the live piano music was terrific. Thank you for a truly special evening in Bar Harbor
My boyfriend picked this place for my birthday and we loved it. The dessert was amazing. They brought us lemon sorbet to "cleanse our pallet," which has never happened before at any restaurant. The food tasted great and was in great portions. Waitress had the piano man play happy birthday for me after asking what the occasion was. All in all, amazing. I would come back to this place.
Very good food and service - not outrageously over priced. Great view!
Excellent food - seared scallops, lobster bisque, and ciopinno. Shana was great server - charming and very helpful. Upscale “resort” setting but casual feel with live piano music and view of harbor lights!
The meal was wonderful. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and the ambiance and food were perfect. Although I made the reservation 1+ month earlier I was surprised that they put us in a corner near a wait station. We asked for more appropriate table to celebrate such a milestone, and they accommodated us without a hassle. Highly recommend The Reading Room.
Good but not special. We stayed at the Bar Harbor Inn so dinner at their restaurant was convenient and the dining room is elegant. It’s a safe choice with a fairly predictable menu. There are better restaurants and better values in Bar Harbor.