New American Restaurants

The Veranda

Address: 21 Albert Meadow, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
The Veranda
$$$$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick View
Since 1986 The Balance Rock Inn has been offering luxury accommodations for the summer season in Bar Harbor. The original restaurant began in 1998 serving prix fixe dinner in our breakfast room. Although popular, we wanted to offer a service to complement the hotel. The Veranda Bar now offers innovative cocktails and food with an unparalleled view of Frenchman’s Bay. We present a seasonal cocktail menu with only fresh made mixers, syrups, and infusions. Product local to New England is the main inspiration in the kitchen. Our menu changes weekly depending on the ingredients local farmers have to offer. Check …

The Brooklin Inn

Address: 22 Reach Road, Brooklin, ME 04616
The Brooklin Inn
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The restaurant at the Brooklin Inn offers creative and casual fare featuring locally sourced ingredients, Maine craft beers and small production wines. Indoor and outdoor dining.

The Thurston Co.

Address: 66 Main St, Blue Hill, ME 04614
The Thurston Co.
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room Outdoor Seating
The Penobscot Bay Press wrote: The menu shows a creative and unique take on classic Maine ingredients, such as peekytoe crab soup with lemongrass and coconut, tostadas with halibut ceviche, and a lazy lobster with brandy cream sauce. Lamb shank with preserved lemon and smoked carrots, and ricotta gnudi with trumpet mushrooms are offered alongside fried chicken and burgers. “We want it to be both accessible and exciting, with an emphasis on service,” said Thurston. Restaurant goers will be happy to know that sticky toffee pudding is in the house.