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Michelle's Fine Dining

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194 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you're looking for a nice Italian meal a little bit removed from the hubbub of Bar Harbor, this is the spot. It's just a few steps from the Village Green, but the dining room and the tree-shaded rear deck are isolated from the traffic and crowds. The menu includes some traditional favorites "like Mama taught me to make", plus... More 

Thank unpacked
Bar Harbor, Maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We ate there last night. We came early, so we had our choice of tables. The menu was much as we had seen on the web site. I had the calamari and the linguini pescatore with marinara. While waiting for that, we overheard another couple (she was a chef) extol the lobster thermidore and he, the paella. My wife had... More 

Thank cwvoigt
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Nice fine dining; white tableclothes and candles. We had two different pastas and salad, which were family recipes from the owner's family. Good wine selection and desert. Friendly service and delicious food!

1 Thank pholidota
Skowhegan, Maine
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

If you want fine dining for breakfast this is the place to go. It is definitely worth the experience at least once. My husband and I have "splurged" a couple times for breakfast. The food is amazing and it's special. They offer things like eggs benedict and specialty French toast. There is a deck with seating and it's just as... More 

Thank Michelle C
Bangor, Maine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Food, atmosphere and the hosting are all top notch!!! Don't miss this place when in Bar Harbor. The dining room was particularly creative and warm.

1 Thank Michael R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

First night in town we are here and loved everything about it. The food was amazing...service terrific!! My first time trying lobster and I was impressed with it

Thank Mary D
Rome, Italy
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

my girlfriend and I visited this restaurant on August 4, full of expectations, as it had come highly recommended by the hotel where we stayed. When we arrived, the place was almost empty, despite the fact that all restaurants nearby were packed. But the menu was intriguing, we are foodies and wanted to have a fine dining experience, and thought... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We went to Michelle's 3 nights ago for dinner and we must say it was disappointing . The reason I write this review is so you are aware the restaurant is not the quality it once was. It appears as if there has been a change in management. Different staff, different menu and difference in the quality of food. We... More 

6 Thank Jauncy
Ivy M, Owner at Michelle's Fine Dining, responded to this review

We thank everyone for there comments but this is very disappointing to read. We strive to provide the best service and food to every guest we serve. As you read the other comments on our restaurant they show a glowing reviews. We are a farm to table concept restaurant and we will continue to provide our guests with great food... More 

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197 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Almost Everything was superb, the starter lobster cakes and prosciutto wrapped scallops were divine as was my husbands swordfish, and the wine delicious, I however asked for salmon seared and sent it back only to get a second piece even more overlooked, very disappointed in our waitress Dominique as clearly twice explained I wanted my salmon virtually raw

4 Thank Tania d
Peterborough, NH
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

This was a very good meal. Small portions but one of the better meals that we had here in a week. I would go back.

2 Thank 232val

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$40
American, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12072882138
Truly amazing inn, restaurant, location and service. Ivy Manor Inn and Pascone's Ristorante examplifies the flavor of Italy. The homemade meatballs and speghetti meat sauce from generations handed down to the most flavorfull marinara. A must try is one of Pascone's appetizer specialities "Italian Latkes"! The freshest of salad's particularly, the Arugular Insalate with fresh figs. The sauces are flagrant with fresh herbs and the aroma's throughout the restaurant are mouth watering. Not just pasta's, they have thought of everything. Their traditional 2 lb Maine Lobster Thermidor, "unbelievable" and the finest of Prime with the Chateau Briand For Two! Many fresh fish items along with all of the chicken entree's such as Chicken Parmiginao and Chicken Piccata! Be sure to order one of their sensational desserts, the Chocolate Bag For Two! It alone, is an experience in and by itself. Yes, Pascone's at the Ivy Manor Inn has carved it's name in Bar Harbor as "the place to dine".

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